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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.
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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.
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Elizabeth Holmes walks into federal court in San Jose, Calif., in January 2022.
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A document obtained by NPR through a public records request shows that Holmes reported to local authorities that she was allegedly assaulted in a frat house while she was attending the school.
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Stella Katherine Cole is a singer and actor from Springfield who currently lives in New York City. She spoke to Community Voices about creating new music with Grammy-Award-winning producer Dave O'Donnell and gaining a following on TikTok.
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 Gov. JB Pritzker says he is "cautiously optimistic" the recent COVID-19 surge  is now declining. The governor gave a virtual update Wednesday in Chicago.
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Gov. JB Pritzker said Wednesday that he is “cautiously optimistic” that the recent surge in COVID-19 cases spurred by the omicron variant has peaked, but he cautioned that another variant could appear at any time and continued to urge people to get vaccinated and wear face coverings when in public.
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Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin launches his GOP bid for governor in a campaign video Monday.
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Wordle word game.
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Arielle Retting
It did not take long for me to conclude that Wordle is a metaphor for life, meaning that you can learn a lot about different ways to see the world from different ways to play Wordle.
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Bob Spalding, left, and Don Wilson of The Ventures perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York, March 10, 2008. Wilson, a co-founder of the band, died Saturday at the age of 88.
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Wilson played rhythm guitar for The Ventures, which with over 100 million records sold, was the best-selling instrumental band of all time.
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