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Judy Daugherty is a writer who has been writing for the Prairie Island News for over ten years. Her work focuses on politics, health, business, parenting, and finance. She also writes about her hobbies which include gardening, reading, and traveling.

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More than just a bowl of noodles, ramen in Japan is an experience and a tourist attraction

TOKYO — Spicy, steaming, slurpy ramen might be everyone’s favorite Japanese food. In Tokyo, long lines circle around blocks, and waiting an hour for your ramen is normal. What awaits might be just a dive, but a hot bowl of ramen rarely fails to hit the spot. Often cooked right before your eyes behind dingy […]

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Instagram fraudster 'Jay Mazini' has been sentenced for his crypto scheme that preyed on Muslims

NEW YORK — The former Instagram influencer known as “ Jay Mazini ” who swindled millions of dollars from online followers and a network of Muslims during the pandemic was sentenced to seven years in prison on Wednesday, prosecutors said. Jebara Igbara, 28, of New Jersey, had pleaded guilty to fraud charges, admitting that he

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How US changes to 'noncompete' agreements and overtime pay could affect workers

NEW YORK — For millions of American workers, the federal government took two actions this week that could bestow potentially far-reaching benefits. In one move, the Federal Trade Commission voted to ban noncompete agreements, which bar millions of workers from leaving their employers to join a competitor or start a rival business for a specific

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Connecticut Senate passes wide-ranging bill to regulate AI. But its fate remains uncertain

HARTFORD — The Connecticut Senate pressed ahead Wednesday with one of the first major legislative proposals in the U.S. to rein in bias in artificial intelligence decision-making and protect people from harm, including manufactured videos or deepfakes. The vote was held despite concerns the bill might stifle innovation, become a burden for small businesses and

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New California rule aims to limit health care cost increases to 3% annually

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Doctors, hospitals and health insurance companies in California will be limited to annual price increases of 3% starting in 2029 under a new rule state regulators approved Wednesday in the latest attempt to corral the ever-increasing costs of medical care in the United States. The money Californians spent on health care went

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Matt Damon Buys a Brand New $8.6 Million Condo in West Hollywood

Looks like actor, producer, and screenwriter Matt Damon isn’t done with Los Angeles just yet. According to Robb Report, the Oppenheimer actor recently doled out $8.6 million for a fourth-floor unit in a West Hollywood luxury building. This, after Damon packed up his household of six—which includes his wife, Luciana, and their four daughters—in 2020,

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More cows are being tested and tracked for bird flu. Here's what that means

U.S. health and agriculture officials are ramping up testing and tracking of bird flu in dairy cows in an urgent effort to understand — and stop — the growing outbreak. So far, the risk to humans remains low, officials said, but scientists are wary that the virus could change to spread more easily among people.

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Meta more than doubles Q1 profit but revenue guidance pulls shares down after-hours

Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta said Wednesday its first-quarter profit more than doubled, boosted by higher advertising revenue and a 6% increase on the average price of ads on its platforms. But its shares dropped sharply in after-hours trading following lukewarm revenue guidance. Meta Platforms Inc. earned $12.37 billion, or $4.71 per share, in

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