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‘There are only so many beds’: COVID-19 surge hits hospitals

Florida hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are suspending elective surgeries and putting beds in conference rooms, an auditorium and a cafeteria.

Automakers pledge to increase U.S. electric vehicle sales

President Joe Biden has announced a commitment from U.S. carmakers that electric vehicles will make up as much as half of their sales by the end of the decade.

Sen. Graham says he’s told Trump to ‘speak up’ on COVID vaccines

As he recovers from a breakthrough infection of the coronavirus, Sen. Lindsey Graham says he has urged former President Donald Trump to press his supporters to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

NC college students must get COVID shot or be tested weekly

The University of North Carolina System has announced it will require all students attending any of the state’s 16 public colleges and universities to get a COVID-19 vaccine or face weekly testing.

Summer funding helped school districts address disparities

After another pandemic-disrupted school year, organizers of vastly expanded summer learning opportunities are investing heavily in efforts to make them accessible to the most vulnerable students.

Landlords, tenants fill courts as eviction moratorium ends

Gabe Imondi, a 74-year-old landlord from Rhode Island, had come to court hoping to get his apartment back. He was tired of waiting for federal rental assistance and wondered aloud “what they’re doing with that money?”

Panthers receiver carted off; player who hit him is cut

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Keith Kirkwood was hit in the neck area during practice Tuesday, carted off the field and taken away by ambulance. The player who struck him was kicked out of practice and waived.

US hits 70% vaccination rate — a month late, amid a surge

The U.S. on Monday finally reached President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot into 70% of American adults -- a month late and amid a fierce surge by the delta variant that is swamping hospitals and leading to new mask rules and mandatory vaccinations around the country.

Garth Brooks reassessing stadium tour because of COVID surge

Country star Garth Brooks said he will be reassessing whether to continue his stadium tour because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

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‘American Idol’ to hold virtual auditions for NC, SC on Friday

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‘There are only so many beds’: COVID-19 surge hits hospitals

Florida hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are suspending elective surgeries and putting beds in conference rooms, an auditorium and a cafeteria.