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Football fans reveled in the exciting matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium — but the game's ending in overtime left some feeling unsatisfied. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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Playoff thriller between Bills and Chiefs puts NFL on defense over its overtime rules

Kansas City's 42-36 win was an instant classic, but fans have been calling foul in response to league rules that denied Buffalo any chance at victory in overtime.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, left, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma sign health care waivers at the state Capitol in Atlanta, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Jeff Amy/AP hide caption

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After promising in 2020 to expand Medicaid in Georgia, nothing's changed

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Georgia is one of 12 states that has not expanded Medicaid. Now, with the 2022 campaign and a new legislative session underway, Georgia Democrats and Republicans are all jockeying to frame exactly why.

Rapid tests can help you figure out if you have been infected with the coronavirus. But how accurate are they? Scientists trying to find out whether they are less sensitive to omicron and why. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Why rapid COVID tests aren't more accurate and how scientists hope to improve them

Recent research and anecdotes suggest people are testing negative on rapid tests even after they have symptoms, then later testing positive. Here's what researchers think is going on.

The start of in-person learning at Bell Multicultural School in Washington D.C. Assistant principal Oliver Jones greets students arriving at the school on the first day of in-person learning since last March. Columbia Heights Educational Campus, schools, covid, coronavirus Tyrone Turner/DCist hide caption

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7 Virginia school boards sue Gov. Youngkin to keep mask mandates in place

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School boards say the governor overstepped his authority when he decreed that school masking is optional.

The Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council is looking for the next landlord of Piel Island, about half a mile off England's northwestern coast. One of their main responsibilities will be running a centuries-old pub called The Ship Inn. Simon Cotterill/Flickr hide caption

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So you want to be the landlord-king of a remote English island

Piel Island is a 50-acre landmass half a mile off England's northwestern coast, home to wildlife, castle ruins and a centuries-old pub. It's looking for a new landlord, who will also be crowned king.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Jan. 20 in New York City. Stocks continued to slump on Monday as the Federal Reserve gears up to raise interest rates in a bid to bring down inflation from 40-year highs. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Stocks are in the midst of a wild ride as the U.S. gets ready to fight inflation

The Federal Reserve is gearing up to raise interest rates after inflation hit a 40-year high, sparking fears in Wall Street about what these steps will mean for the economy.

This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota shows, from left, former Minneapolis police officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Hennepin County Sheriff's Office/AP hide caption

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The federal trial begins for 3 other officers at the scene of George Floyd's murder

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Former Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng are charged with failing to provide medical care to George Floyd as Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck.

Soldiers of Poland, Britain, US and Romania take part in military exercises at the military training ground in Bemowo Piskie, Poland on Nov. 18, 2021. Janek Skarzynski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. weighs sending 5,000 troops to Eastern Europe to counter Russia

Biden is considering sending up to 5,000 troops to Eastern European countries, including Romania and Poland, a U.S. official told NPR. Russia has stationed 100,000 troops near Ukraine.

This year's tax filing season will begin on Monday. Most people have until April 18 this year to submit their returns. Patrick Sison/AP hide caption

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The IRS faces backlogs from last year as a new tax filing season begins

The IRS is "in the roughest shape it's been in in 50 years," says former commissioner Mark Everson. The agency, he says, is understaffed, has more work than it can handle and is underfunded.

The IRS faces backlogs from last year as a new tax filing season begins

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Special Representative for Afghanistan Nigel Casey, right, shakes hands with Taliban representative Amir Khan Muttaqi, center, ahead of a meeting in Oslo, Norway, Monday. Stian Lysberg Solum/AP hide caption

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Afghanistan's Taliban have started their first talks in Europe since takeover

Taliban representatives will be certain to press their demand that nearly $10 billion frozen by the United States be released as Afghanistan faces a precarious humanitarian situation.

Georgian activists hold posters as they gather in support of Ukraine in front of the Ukrainian Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday, Jan. 23. The British government on Saturday accused Russia of seeking to replace Ukraine's government with a pro-Moscow administration. Shakh Aivazov/AP hide caption

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Who is Yevheniy Murayev, the man the U.K. says Russia wants to install in Ukraine?

The British government named Murayev as one of Russia's top picks to lead Ukraine were it to invade the country. Murayev, a critic of Ukraine's pro-Western government, has dismissed the claim.

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