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FILE - This Aug. 28, 2020, file photo shows the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind. The Justice Department is quietly amending its execution protocols, no longer requiring federal death sentences to be carried out by lethal injection and clearing the way for other methods like firing…

This photo released by the semi-official Fars News Agency shows the scene where Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in Absard, a small city just east of the capital, Tehran, Iran, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Fakhrizadeh, an Iranian scientist that Israel alleged led the Islamic Republic's military nucle…

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Shoppers wear protective face masks as they look for Black Friday deals at the Ellenton Premium Outlet stores Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Ellenton, Fla. Attendance at the mall was down in an attempt to avoid spreading the corona virus. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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The Covid-19 pandemic has caused doctors and medical staff to shift plans and help patients across the nation. For Dr. Jason Wells, a pulmonologist from Oregon, the pandemic brought him to Lubbock where cases continue to hit record highs.

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President Donald Trump has pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, taking direct aim in the final days of his administration at a Russia investigation that he has long insisted was motivated by political bias.

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The City of Lubbock Health Department reported 18 additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 Tuesday. That is the highest number of new deaths in a single day since the pandemic started. This brings the death toll to 325. Staffers also confirmed 680 new cases, as well as 195 recoveries. This b…

FILE- In this Oct. 21, 2020, file photo Purdue Pharma headquarters stands in Stamford, Conn. Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty Tuesday, Nov. 24 to three criminal charges, formally admitting its role in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths over the past two de…

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MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — The city council in Midland has declined to approve ordinances related to enforcing Texas’ mask mandate.  It was the second time in as many weeks that the city council rejected approving mask-related ordinances. One of the ordinances debated Monday would have required b…

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The COVID-19 testing sites located at Rodgers Park Gym, 3306 Auburn, and Combest Health and Wellness Center, 301 40th Street, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of Thanksgiving. The City reports normal operating hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 30.