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1. The Peace Corps, which partners with communities abroad to develop sustainable solutions for the world’s most pressing challenges, was officially established March 1, 1961.

SEBRING – Judges and prosecutors in Highlands County are reacting to a Thursday Florida Supreme Court ruling that overturned a first-degree murder conviction because a witness could not see a defendant during online testimony.

COLLEYVILLE, Texas — Authorities on Sunday identified a 44-year-old British national as the man who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue for 10 hours before an FBI SWAT team stormed the building, ending a tense standoff that President Joe Biden called “an act of terror.”

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LAKE PLACID — A new take-out Caribbean Style restaurant will be opening on the circle in Lake Placid. The official opening will be 2-2-22, at 11 a.m. It will be named ‘Mama’s Place’ and is at 300 W. Interlake Blvd., across the street from DeVane Park. Formerly, the building housed a snow con…

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With COVID-19 numbers at a pandemic high throughout the United States, Florida and Highlands County followed suit, with both showing all-time records for the number of new cases in a week. Highlands County had 1,519 new cases for the seven-day period of Jan. 7-13, an average of 217 new cases…

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ALMATY, Kazakhstan — The mass protests in Kazakhstan began peacefully over the New Year’s weekend, with marchers denouncing a sharp rise in fuel prices. They spread quickly from the western part of the Central Asian nation to more populous areas, eventually reaching its largest city of Almaty.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of freedom, justice and equality for everyone lives on in the hearts of many as we celebrate his efforts for unity on MLK Day on Monday.

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SEBRING — The coronavirus continues to touch every aspect of our lives, including celebrations. While several events have been canceled because of COVID-19, a parade to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place at noon on Monday in Sebring. Gospel singer Andrea Mathis will be singing …

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ORLANDO — A federal judge sharply criticized an attorney for the University of Florida on Friday during a hearing on whether six faculty members’ free speech rights were infringed upon after the lawyer accused some of the professors of having no standing to make their cases because they had …

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WEST PALM BEACH — A young Florida man convicted of killing a 13-year-old friend during a sleepover five years ago apologized at his sentencing and denounced a militant Islamic group that his lawyers claimed influenced his thinking. The judge sentenced him to life in prison.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Striking a tone of bipartisanship and optimism, Virginia’s new Republican governor, Glenn Youngkin, pledged to “restore trust in government and to restore power to the people” as he was sworn in to office Saturday in Richmond.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A young Florida man convicted of killing a 13-year-old friend during a sleepover five years ago apologized at his sentencing and denounced a militant Islamic group that his lawyers claimed influenced his thinking. The judge sentenced him to life in prison.

Beginning Monday, Jan. 24, Sebring Parkway northbound lanes will be closed from DeSoto Road to Youth Care Lane and the intersection at Youth Care Lane will be closed for reconstruction. Work is expected to last up to 4 weeks.

TALLAHASSEE — New congressional and legislative district lines were advanced to the Senate floor on Thursday despite some criticism that more needs to be done to address majority-minority districts.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has determined a Russian effort is underway to create a pretext for its troops to potentially further invade Ukraine, and Moscow has already prepositioned operatives to conduct “a false-flag operation” in eastern Ukraine, a U.S. official said Friday.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — State and federal authorities announced Thursday that they arrested and charged more than two dozen people for taking part in a multistate shoplifting ring that made off with more than $10 million in stolen goods over the past few years, most of which was over-the-counter…

NEW YORK (AP) — Three women are facing federal charges of attacking an airline security worker who tried to block them from boarding a flight at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport in September because of what prosecutors say was problematic behavior, including a refusal to wear a face mask p…

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