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Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.

Cherokee Officials Expect Record-Breaking National Holiday Attendance

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. says the celebration is all about honoring ancestors of the past and today's equality.

 | Allison Herrera

Southwest Airlines planes on runway.

Nude Photos Nearly Delay Southwest Airlines Flight To Cabo

Passengers on a recent trip to Cabo saw more than clouds and clear skies on their Southwest Airlines flight.

 | Gage Jackson

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'Love Is Blind' Contestant Suing Show For Restricting 'Basic Needs'

Jeremy Hartwell said basic human needs like sleep, water and food were restricted while on the show. Netflix said the claims have no merit.

 | Casey Mendoza

Two people sit holding wedding rings.

Prenups Aren't All Bad. Here's Why They're Becoming More Common

Prenups can be a touchy subject, but the stigma is fading, with some experts saying it could be a smart move for anyone getting married.

 | Scripps News Staff

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KMGH: You Need To Know About This Slick Cable Or Satellite TV Scam

Scammers are posing as employees of cable or satellite companies to get personal information or credit card numbers.

 | John Matarese and KMGH

A young man reads on Howard University campus.

Who Qualifies For Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Plan?

Many Republicans criticized the announcement, arguing it will make inflation worse by giving people more money to spend.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

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Exclusive: FBI Agents In The U.S. Report Symptoms Of Mystery Syndrome

There have been a dozen or more incidents of FBI agents reporting strange brain symptoms on U.S. soil, but investigation remains relatively quiet.

 | Sasha Ingber

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Government Takes Steps To Improve Food Security For Military Families

In recent months, the U.S. government has taken some steps to improve food security for its service members — but there's more to do.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

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Teachers On TikTok Give Inside Look Into The Profession

Teachers sharing more about their classroom and teaching style are making their rounds on TikTok, giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the job.

 | Casey Mendoza

Laiah Collins, 4, and Charisma Edwards, 5, work with Davetra Richardson in a classroom

The Cost Of Being A Teacher

Teachers are spending hundreds of dollars out of pocket on school supplies to personal protective equipment.

 | Stephen Graddick IV

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The Meaning Behind Pope Francis' Meeting With Transgender People

Some say Pope Francis' meeting with transgender people may not translate into doctrinal change, but it could lead to cultural acceptance.

 | Amber Strong

A woman organizes a public bathroom.

Where Do You Go When You Gotta Go? America's Public Bathroom Shortage

Discrimination, underinvestment and sanitation concerns have led to a lack of public bathrooms, which has multiple consequences.

 | Scripps News Staff

A green turtle swims in waters of Ribbon Reef.

The Great Barrier Reef Has Highest Growth Of Coral In Nearly 40 Years

Unfortunately, the Great Barrier Reef is still vulnerable, as in the southern region it decreased from 38% to 34%.

 | Lea Herring

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Online Passport Renewal Is Now A Reality

If you didn't make the initial 25,000 applicant list, don't worry. The U.S. State Department says they will reopen the program again in September.

 | Brittany Anas

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Grocery Inflation Is Still Increasing

Consumers are still seeing an increase in grocery costs, despite a 0% increase in overall inflation for the month of July.

 | Cat Sandoval

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Keeping Track Of Subscriptions

New data shows the average consumer underestimated their monthly subscription costs by $133.

 | Bianca Facchinei and Carlos Mendez

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Complaints, Scams Rising In The High-Priced Consumer Market

Auto sales and repairs were No. 1 in complaints in the consumer industry in 2021, though the rental and housing scenes have also struggled.

 | Bianca Facchinei

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Parents Worry About Increasing Cost Of School Supplies

Some organizations are helping their communities get ready to go back to school as parents share concerns about rising costs for school supplies.

 | Cat Sandoval

Outer Banks Brewing Station in North Carolina

North Carolina Brewery Uses Wind Turbine To Make Beer

Outer Banks Brewing Station is taking a tip from the Wright brothers and the winds they used to power the world's first plane.

 | Scott Withers

Why Do We Say 'God Bless You' When Someone Sneezes?

Today, the response to a sneeze is mostly an ingrained reaction.

 | Simon Kaufman and Casey Mendoza

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Explaining U.S. Tipping Practices

There are several places where it's customary to tip service workers, but only five reasons why we engage in this behavior in the first place.

 | Bianca Facchinei and Simon Kaufman

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How The Federal Reserve's Rate Hikes Affect Your Finances

Answers to some of the most common questions about the impact of the rate hike.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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Inflation Costs For Wedding Guests

The pandemic pushed back many weddings, and now many wedding guests are struggling to attend due to inflation costs.

 | Cat Sandoval

Granddaddy’s Famous Hot Chicken in Nashville, Tennessee

Inflation Taking A Bite Out Of Restaurant Owners Across The Country

A Nashville restaurant owner shares inflation troubles with Newsy. He says he's had to raise prices and then lower them just to make ends meet. 

 | Stephanie Sandoval

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Over 1,000 Lufthansa Flights Canceled As Staff Strikes In Germany

The ver.di service workers' union announced the strike Monday and is seeking a 9.5% pay increase for about 20,000 employees.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff and Trent Murray

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Book Truck Is Helping Combat Negative Stereotypes

Black Wordschoolers is a bookmobile filled with stories from Black authors. It's helping students learn to repel stereotypes and raise literacy rates.

 | Amber Strong

Klondike's Choco Taco

Klondike Discontinues The Choco Taco

Klondike is halting production of the ice cream treat, but customers may still see it on shelves as stores run through their inventory.

 | AP

Pope Francis meets indigenous Canadians

Pope Francis Visits Site Of Native Abuse In Canada To Apologize

Pope Francis is on a week-long visit to Canada that centers on an apology.

 | Mimi Mees and Amber Strong

Pope Francis kisses hand to Canadian Indigenous woman.

Pope Lands In Canada, Set For Apologies To Indigenous Groups

On Monday, the pope is meeting with residential school survivors in Maskwacis, where he is expected to deliver an apology.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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Why Are More States Requiring Personal Finance Education?

Fourteen states now require high school students to take a financial literacy course before graduating.

 | Bianca Facchinei