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Customers at SolDias ice cream shops in Texas are encouraged to pay with cash instead of credit cards. Owner Victor Garcia is backing a legislative effort that aims to lower credit card processing fees through increased competition.
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A government shutdown is looming even though House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and President Biden made an agreement earlier this year that was supposed to prevent this exact outcome.
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Kamila Valieva, then 15, of the Russian Olympic Committee, competed at the 2022 Beijing Olympics despite testing positive for a banned substance. Her case goes before an international sports tribunal this week.
This grab taken from video distributed by Siranush Sargsyan's Twitter account on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, shows smoke rising after a fuel depot explosion near Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.
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Rosalind Pichardo, who founded Operation Save Our City in Philadelphia, sprays a container of Narcan during a demonstration Sept. 8 at the Health and Human Services Humphrey Building in Washington, DC. Health officials held the event to mark the availability, without a prescription, of the opioid overdose-reversal drug.
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Hunter College's class of 2023 gathered for their commencement ceremony on May 30 in New York City. Many of these graduates are due to make their first student loan payments in the coming weeks.
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A Clark County Election Department worker sorts ballots on Nov. 9, 2022, in North Las Vegas, Nev. Nearly 60% of the state's county voting officials are new since 2020, according to a new report.
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In some states, more than half of the local election officials have left since 2020
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With the General Motors world headquarters in the background, United Auto Workers members attend a solidarity rally as the UAW strikes the Big Three automakers on Sept. 15 in Detroit. President Biden will join the workers in solidarity on Tuesday.
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An ethnic Armenian boy from Nagorno-Karabakh looks on from a car upon arrival in Armenia's Goris, in the Syunik region, Armenia, on Monday. Thousands of Armenians have streamed out of Nagorno-Karabakh after the Azerbaijani military reclaimed full control of the breakaway region last week.
David McCallum, then-star of the NBC-TV series The Invisible Man" is shown during an interview at NBC studios in New York in 1975. McCallum, who became a teen heartthrob in the hit series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in the 1960s and was the eccentric medical examiner in the popular NCIS 40 years later, died on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023.
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On Sept. 11, 2001, 343 firefighters and paramedics were killed, most when the towers collapsed. Now, an equal number have died from 9/11-related illnesses, the FDNY says.
President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with Pacific Islands Forum leaders during the U.S.-Pacific Islands Forum Summit in the East Room of the White House on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, in Washington.
A screenshot taken from social media shows passengers dangling from the area after the abrupt stop of of the Lumberjack ride at Ontario's Wonderland theme park.
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