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Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 15, the 349th day of 2023. There are 16 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, went into effect following ratification by ...

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Editorial

The holiday season is known for being merry and bright, but it is also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to drunk driving. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is teaming up with the law enforcement community ...

A frighteningly dangerous precedent

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BERKELEY — America’s prestigious universities play a big role in determining who gets into America’s wealthy elite. A degree from Harvard, Penn or MIT, to take three examples, is a meal ticket to a lucrative job on Wall Street or a corporate law firm and to the richest and most ...

Attention voters – Polls say Haley beats Biden by 17 points

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WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump has a big lead over other Republicans fighting for the nomination, but he finishes a distant second to former South Carolina Governor and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in a theoretical head-to-head matchup against President Joe Biden. The liberal ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2023. There are 17 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 14, 2020, the largest vaccination campaign in U.S. history began with health workers getting shots on the same day the ...

The tide that lifts all boats

Editorial

A historic $11 billion in federal funds, allocated for Michigan through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed in November 2021, is going to pay for projects aimed at expanding access to high-speed internet, rebuilding the state’s roads and bridges, and improving water and sewer systems, ...