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“A sore knee?” the doctor said. “Have you tried icing it?”
Keeping up with America
Texas chemical company issues shelter-in-place order after toxic gas leak: Altivia Chemical said it was working to contain leak of phosgene, and lifted the order about an hour after putting it in place.
Former U.S. ambassador arrested on charges of being an agent for Cuba since 1981: Attorney General Merrick Garland said the arrest of Victor Manuel Rocha, a onetime U.S. envoy to Bolivia, “exposes one of the highest-reaching and longest-lasting infiltrations of the United States government by a foreign agent.”
Ballistic missiles fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels struck three commercial ships in the Red Sea, while a U.S. warship shot down three drones in self-defense during the hourslong assault, the U.S. military said.
Man who posed as agent and offered gifts to Secret Service sentenced to nearly 3 years: A man accused of pretending to be a federal agent and offering gifts and free apartments to Secret Service officers has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison.
Florida woman charged with sex crimes after posing as student on Snapchat: A Florida woman faces several sex crime charges after police say she started a relationship with a minor after posing as a student online.
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Around the World
Israeli warplanes heavily bombarded an area around Khan Younis in southern Gaza on Monday as the military ordered mass evacuations from the town in the face of a widening ground offensive that is pushing Palestinians into a progressively shrinking portion of the besieged territory.
Small plane makes emergency landing in Paris suburb: A small twin-engine plane has been forced to make an emergency landing in a southern Paris suburb.
Lets Talk Business and Tech
37 Rental Business Ideas: If you’re keen to start a business in the rental industry, these rental business ideas will inspire you to take the next step.
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Richer, Wiser, Happier
The best personal finance apps in 2023 for iPhone and Android: When managing personal finances, there are many tasks to remember — from budgeting and tracking expenses to saving money and investing for the future.
The psychology of money and emotion | Jeannine Mancini, Chuck Riley, Vanguard. Have you ever gotten emotional about money? Even the most successful, rational investors sometimes experience feelings of anxiety or euphoria when their money is involved. Why? You’re human.
Five key steps to help you build a financial safety net: Find out how to navigate stressful times with greater ease and ensure that you stay on track to meet long-term financial goals.
NBA Power Rankings: Hawks Fall Further After Another Tough Week | NFL likely will take action after Eagles director of security involved himself in a player altercation
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