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Year of Tragedy Continues with Shooting at Austin-East

One person was killed and another wounded in a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School Monday afternoon, continuing a year marred by gun violence in east Knoxville. An Austin-East student reportedly brandished a weapon, according to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director David Rausch. He was killed and was pronounced dead at the scene. A Knoxville Police Department officer was wounded and taken to UT Medical Center with a non-life threatening wound. Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon told...

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A growing number of working-class voters were drawn to Donald Trump's Republican Party, and now top Republicans are searching for ways to keep those voters in the fold without Trump on the ballot.

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While the debate and recriminations over Georgia's controversial new election law continue, some attention turns elsewhere, to other states where lawmakers are similarly weighing contested voting legislation.

It wasn't a bird or a plane that gave Floridians a shock late Monday night.

It wasn't even Superman.

A meteor shot across the sky around 10 p.m. Monday.

On social media, residents along the state's Atlantic coast, from West Palm Beach south to Miami, shared videos on Twitter of the surprising sight.

Dashcam footage and security videos showed a still, dark night suddenly lit up by what appeared to be a large fireball streaking diagonally across the sky. In just a few seconds, it was over.

People infected with the U.K. variant of the coronavirus didn't experience more severe symptoms and weren't more likely to die from this particular strain, according to a new study of hospitalized patients published Monday.

The strain, called the B.1.1.7 variant, remains more contagious than original strains of the virus however, according to the study in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

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One person was killed and another wounded in a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School Monday afternoon, continuing a year marred by gun violence in east Knoxville.

People who voted for Donald Trump were already some of the most likely to oppose getting vaccinated.

Now a poll shows the idea of a document, sometimes called a "passport," showing proof of vaccination is unpopular with that group as well. Forty-seven percent of Trump voters oppose this type of document, compared with 10% of Biden voters, the survey shows.

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