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Attorney General Merrick Garland deflected questions about whether the Justice Department is investigating legal violations by former President Donald Trump and the reach of the ongoing probe into the U.S. Capitol riots on Jan. 6 at his first congressional oversight hearing since he arrived to run the Justice Department seven months ago.

The world's largest movie theater chain is adding onscreen captions at hundreds of U.S. locations in an effort to make moviegoing more accessible.

AMC Theatres announced last Friday that 240 of its locations — in more than 100 U.S. markets — are adding open captioning to certain showings. The change took effect last week and is aimed at improving the viewing experience for people who have hearing loss and for whom English is not their first language.

Democrats have been negotiating for weeks over just how much to spend on a budget reconciliation bill that would address key Biden administration priorities in areas like climate change, health care and child care.

Updated October 21, 2021 at 11:34 AM ET

Facebook's Oversight Board said in a report on Thursday that the social network "has not been fully forthcoming" about how it lets millions of prominent users escape the content moderation rules it applies to everyone else, a practice known inside the company as "cross-check."

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With schools boards beseiged by parents who object to their children wearing masks, a new study by the ECRI Institute has found that cloth masks can be effective against COVID 19 in school settings. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with the organization's President and CEO Dr. Marcus Schabacker who says that in conjunction with other efforts such as social distancing the masks can reduce the spread of the virus.

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Does a meme a day keep the doctor away? Not quite, but it looks like it might help, according to one recent study.

It's long been known that the Vikings were the first Europeans to make the long journey to the Americas, arriving in what is now Canada sometime around the end of the first millennium.

But a new article in the journal Nature is the first to pinpoint a precise date: 1021, exactly 1,000 years ago — beating the arrival of Christopher Columbus by nearly 500 years.

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