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    President Joe Biden is flat-out wrong if he thinks the pandemic is over. Although the trendlines are pointing downward, the United States still registers around 360 deaths per day from the coronavirus along with a seven-day average of 55,000 new infections, with 13,700 people currently hospitalized. Those numbers are a far cry from the earlier days of the pandemic, but that hardly means the threat is gone.

    Democrats want to talk abortion, abortion, abortion, hoping intently that voters don’t notice the economy, the economy, the economy. But amid a steady torrent of bad economic news, the party faithful may be engaging in a mission of futility. Stocks continued their nosedive on Monday as the Dow dropped 325 points. We’re now in a bear market, with prices having fallen a whopping 20% from their ...

    NASA this week successfully did what it normally tries to avoid, and destroyed one of its own spacecraft — by ramming it into an asteroid. It was the first step in an experiment that could one day spare humanity from the fate of the dinosaurs by knocking a celestial threat off course. In an age when science is too often under attack from climate change deniers, anti-vaxxers and others, it’s a ...

    President Joe Biden is flat-out wrong if he thinks the pandemic is over. Although the trendlines are pointing downward, the United States still registers around 360 deaths per day from the coronavirus along with a seven-day average of 55,000 new infections, with 13,700 people currently hospitalized. Those numbers are a far cry from the earlier days of the pandemic, but that hardly means the threat is gone.

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    Proactive policing is nearly nonexistent in and around the town of Brookneal. Speeding vehicles are a major concern. Vehicles regularly fly down Main Street in and around the businesses. Tractor-trailers drive well over the speed limit on routes 501 and 40. Morning and afternoon commute traf…

    "Sociopathic greed" is the term Andy Schmookler used in his article, “Who would kill for money?” in The News & Advance Sept. 18 to describe the corporate industries that brought us asbestos, cigarettes and fossil fuels, and when confronted with the undeniable fact that these products kil…

    I often walk my dog around the Fifth Street corridor area. Please allow me to share a common occurrence during these walks, particularly around the Federal Street roundabout area. As we wait on the sidewalk for the traffic to pass, many drivers have chosen to stop and allow us to cross. They…

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