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RiverNorthPhotography/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Pharmacy retail giant Rite Aid has apologized to two undocumented immigrants who the company said were “mistakenly” denied COVID-19 vaccinations at Southern California stores. Both women, who were turned away from getting the vaccine in separate incidents this month, have been invited back by Rite Aid to […]

Kameleon007/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (AUSTIN, Texas) — More than $29 million in unpaid electric bills are set to be forgiven as part of Griddy Energy’s bankruptcy plan, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced. Griddy, the wholesale electricity provider that came under fire after many of its customers reported being hit with exorbitant bills during […]

PelotonBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A child has died in an accident involving a Peloton treadmill, according to a message from the company’s CEO sent to owners of its Tread+ workout equipment. “I’m reaching out to you today because I recently learned about a tragic accident involving a child and the Tread+, […]

JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty ImagesBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A white gunman’s deadly rampage in Georgia that left six women of Asian descent dead has put the spotlight on the harassment and violence Asian American women face, leading to calls for change. The 21-year-old gunman’s killing of eight people total at three […]

NOAABy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Ongoing drought conditions across the United States will likely worsen this spring, while flooding is expected to be less severe than in recent years, according to a forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released Thursday. Currently, nearly half the country is experiencing “moderate to exceptional” […]

Phototreat/iStockBy MIKE LEVINE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Early last year, as Border Patrol agents in Texas escorted an international news crew into what authorities say is the most remote area along the entire southwest border, someone in the group noticed a man sitting in a ravine, hidden behind brush. Pedro Diego-Francisco, a Guatemalan migrant, […]

Megan Varner/Getty ImagesBY: MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC NEWS (ATLANTA) — While authorities are still investigating the motive behind Tuesday’s shooting spree at three Atlanta-area spas that left eight people dead, including six Asian women, some advocates say the violence is inextricably linked to a history of racism and misogyny against Asian women. Suspect Robert Aaron Long, […]

vmargineanu/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (LEAGUE CITY, Texas) — Police in Texas said they’re searching for a man who allegedly stabbed a fast-food worker after being asked to wear a mask. The suspect, 53-year-old James Schulz, was at a Jack in the Box in League City on Wednesday night when he allegedly refused to cooperate […]

Willowpix/iStockBy MAX GOLEMBO and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — There were 32 reported tornadoes across eight states in the last three days, the strongest of which was an EF-2 with winds of 135 mph in Mississippi. Severe weather moved from Georgia to Virginia on Thursday with damaging storms and possible tornadoes. Now, a […]

kevajefimija/iStockBy ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News (ATLANTA) — Citing the “preponderance of the available evidence from U.S. schools,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that 3-feet of distance among students is sufficient in the classroom so long as masks and other mitigation steps are taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. By easing […]

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