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Deceptions in the time of the 'alternative facts' president

Deceptions in the time of the 'alternative facts' president

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Truth caught up with Donald Trump after years of giving chase.

UK seeks to give 1st COVID shot to all adults by September

UK seeks to give 1st COVID shot to all adults by September

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LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government plans to offer a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to every adult by September as the nation’s health service b…

Vice President-elect Harris to resign her Senate seat Monday

Vice President-elect Harris to resign her Senate seat Monday

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe …

Players in lockdown after positive virus cases in Australia

Players in lockdown after positive virus cases in Australia

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Grand Slam champions are among the elite players in hard lockdown after four positive tests for COVID-19 emerged from two of the charter fligh…

Gen. Milley key to military continuity as Biden takes office

Gen. Milley key to military continuity as Biden takes office

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In taking charge of a Pentagon battered by leadership churn, the Biden administration will look to one holdover as a source …

Navalny plans to return to Russia after recovery in Germany

Navalny plans to return to Russia after recovery in Germany

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BERLIN (AP) — Leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny plans to fly home to Russia on Sunday after recovering in Germany from his poisoning in Au…

Report: Images show latest 'attack' on Ethiopia refugee camp

Report: Images show latest 'attack' on Ethiopia refugee camp

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — New satellite images of a refugee camp in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region show more than 400 structures have been bad…

The Latest: Austria tightens lockdown, extends it to Feb. 7

The Latest: Austria tightens lockdown, extends it to Feb. 7

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BERLIN — Austria is extending its lockdown until Feb. 7 in an attempt to bring down still-high infection figures, as authorities worry about t…

THE ECONOMIST: Strength amidst chaos

THE ECONOMIST: Strength amidst chaos

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I first saw the U.S. Capitol as a student about five decades ago. For the past 40-plus years, it has been part of my professional life — testi…

GEEK TO ME: Safely preserve digital memories

GEEK TO ME: Safely preserve digital memories

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Question: I have old DVDs containing videos I took over the years of my daughter and grandchildren. I want to save them on my iMac hard drive …

BUILDING PERMITS: Jan. 17

BUILDING PERMITS: Jan. 17

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Building Permits is a listing of new residential, residential additions and alterations, commercial additions and alterations, commercial chan…

BBB: Tips for a fraud-free 2021

BBB: Tips for a fraud-free 2021

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The new year has started, and 2021 resolutions have been made. While many New Year’s goals focus on improving health and finances, consumers s…

It’s rocket science for these NTO students

It’s rocket science for these NTO students

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For students in Maria Lopez’s class, it is rocket science.

ECISD working toward serving 1,000 3-year-olds

ECISD working toward serving 1,000 3-year-olds

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In the coming school year, Ector County ISD plans to start serving about 1,000 3-year-old prekindergarten students.

Iran asks watchdog not to publish 'unnecessary' nuke details

Iran asks watchdog not to publish 'unnecessary' nuke details

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran urged the United Nations' nuclear watchdog to avoid publishing “unnecessary” details on Tehran’s nuclear program, sta…

New Hispanic chamber leader ready to go

New Hispanic chamber leader ready to go

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He’s a successful business owner, who also founded and oversees a world class education and performing arts program in Odessa.

'Extreme urgent need': Starvation haunts Ethiopia's Tigray

'Extreme urgent need': Starvation haunts Ethiopia's Tigray

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — From “emaciated” refugees to crops burned on the brink of harvest, starvation threatens the survivors of more than two m…

EXPLAINER: Italy faces a political crisis amid a pandemic

EXPLAINER: Italy faces a political crisis amid a pandemic

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MILAN (AP) — Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi is testing his already low popularity by provoking a political crisis that could bring down I…

Statehouses, US capital brace for potentially violent week

Statehouses, US capital brace for potentially violent week

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The threat of extremist groups descending on state capitals in a series of demonstrations Sunday prompted governors to roll out a massive show…

Vaccine skepticism hurts East European anti-virus efforts

Vaccine skepticism hurts East European anti-virus efforts

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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Vaccines from the West, Russia or China? Or none at all? That dilemma faces nations in southeastern Europe, where coro…

Local People

MASTER GARDENERS: Deer Grass is beautiful and native to the Permian Basin

MASTER GARDENERS: Deer Grass is beautiful and native to the Permian Basin

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Deer Grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) is one of the grasses that is native to the Permian Basin. This beautiful, showy grass is a perennial that fo…

GARDENING: Start tomatoes indoors before transplanting to the garden

GARDENING: Start tomatoes indoors before transplanting to the garden

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Tomatoes do well when they are started from seed indoors in January. To start your seeds use a container of well moistened seed starting mix. …

Community

PET OF THE WEEK: Kane

PET OF THE WEEK: Kane

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Kane, a 7-year-old male Cane Corso mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Kane …

PET OF THE WEEK: Bart

PET OF THE WEEK: Bart

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Bart, a 3-month-old male cat, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Bart or any of …

GOOD NEWS: Brothers embark on medical pathway

GOOD NEWS: Brothers embark on medical pathway

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MIDLAND Enrique “Ricky” and Michael “Mikey” Mangan are brothers who want to pursue medical careers. The oldest, Ricky, graduate…

GOOD NEWS: Petroleum Hall of Fame 2021 inductees announced

GOOD NEWS: Petroleum Hall of Fame 2021 inductees announced

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MIDLAND The Petroleum Hall of Fame is dedicated to those who cherished the freedom to dare, and whose work and service helped b…

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  • Monday, January 11, 2021
  • Woman charged with five felonies

    Woman charged with five felonies

    The 39-year-old woman arrested after she was in a standoff with the Odessa Police Department near Odessa High School on Friday was also reportedly in possession of 52.5 grams of methamphetamine.

  • Man charged with assaulting girlfriend over chopsticks

    Man charged with assaulting girlfriend over chopsticks

    An Odessa Police Department affidavit detailed that a 37-year-old man reportedly assaulted his girlfriend two times in less than a month with the second assault happening after an argument over chopsticks.

  • Man charged with stabbing pregnant girlfriend

    Man charged with stabbing pregnant girlfriend

    A 24-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly choked his girlfriend and stabbed her while she was 8 months pregnant.

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021
  • Man charged in assault with dog collar, pipe

    Man charged in assault with dog collar, pipe

    A series of Odessa Police Department probable cause affidavits detail that a 24-year-old man assaulted his ex-girlfriend with a dog collar, caused nearly $3,000 in damage to her car and assaulted his ex-girlfriend’s brother with a metal pipe.

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
  • Midlanders charged in connection to Capitol riots

    Midlanders charged in connection to Capitol riots

    Two Midlanders were charged Wednesday afternoon with two federal misdemeanors in connection to the Capitol riots a week ago.

  • Thursday, January 14, 2021
  • MCH asks public to pre-register online for COVID-19 vaccine

    MCH asks public to pre-register online for COVID-19 vaccine

    Medical Center Hospital officials are encouraging the public to visit the hospital’s website beginning Friday to start pre-registering for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine which is expected to arrive on Monday.

  • Friday, January 15, 2021
  • Ancient skull found near Big  Bend

    Ancient skull found near Big Bend

    A 42 million year old partial skull was identified and discovered by members of the Virginia Tech Department of Geosciences in the College of Science and the University of Texas at Austin at the Dalquest Desert Research Station near the Big Bend Ranch State Park.

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021
  • Odessans left in dark on COVID rates

    Odessans left in dark on COVID rates

    Ector County will no longer share local COVID-19 data with the public because county officials claim they don’t have the resources to keep the public informed, County Health Authority Dr. Babatunde Jinadu said Tuesday.

  • Friday, January 15, 2021
  • COVID-19 vaccines

    COVID-19 vaccines

    Medical Center Hospital will receive its first weekly shipment of 3,900 doses of the Pfizer COVID19 vaccine on Monday and begin administering shots on the same day. An online registration link is coming soon to sign up for the vaccine. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/y3sxd3to.

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
  • MCH plans mass vaccines starting Monday

    MCH plans mass vaccines starting Monday

    Medical Center Hospital will receive its first weekly shipment of 3,900 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Monday and begin administering shots on the same day, hospital officials announced during a virtual press conference Wednesday.

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