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Recent articles by Travis:

UPS increasing dry ice production, freezers for COVID-19 vaccine

At least one of the promising COVID-19 vaccines must be transported and stored at minus-94 degrees Fahrenheit. → Read More

US coronavirus hospitalizations hit new record, up 23% in one week

At least two states are now implementing mask mandates they have long sought to avoid as hospitals quickly fill up. → Read More

184,000 new US COVID-19 cases Friday; On pace for 1 million this week alone

After the U.S. posted a record 153,000 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, it added 31,000 to that number on Friday. → Read More

Alex Trebek, longtime 'Jeopardy!' host, dead at 80 after cancer battle

Alex Trebek, who helmed "Jeopardy!" has died following a battle with pancreatic cancer. → Read More

US hits 100,000 daily COVID-19 cases, as Fauci predicted

The U.S. became the first country to record 100,000 new COVID-19 cases in one day. It was something Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted months ago. → Read More

What happens if the Electoral College ends in a tie?

What happens in an Electoral College tie? If Donald Trump and Joe Biden tie at 269 electoral votes, the decision will come down to the House of Representatives. → Read More

US has 60,000 new coronavirus cases for 1st time in 2 months

New coronavirus cases per day are on the rise in 44 states, with many of the biggest surges in the Midwest and Great Plains. → Read More

Canada PM Trudeau says border will stay closed until US gets handle on COVID-19

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said non-essential travel to Canada will remain shut down as coronavirus cases go up. → Read More

2.5 million people early voted Tuesday as record pace continues

The record pace of early voting increased dramatically Tuesday as Texas joined the states opening up the polls. → Read More

2 types of Cottonelle flushable wipes recalled for bacterial contamination

Two varieties of Cottonelle wipes may contain a bacteria that can lead to infection for people with weakened immune systems. → Read More

College warns students not to seek out COVID-19 infection for blood plasma money

BYU-Idaho says it is seeking out students who may have intentionally tried getting infected with COVID-19 in order to get extra money for blood plasma. → Read More

Record 10 million people have already voted in 2020 election

The number of people who have already voted in the 2020 election is about 10 times what it was at this point in 2016. → Read More

This is being called the greatest knockout in UFC history

Joaquin Buckley said he'd practiced the move but had never landed it in competition until he nailed Impa Kasanganay square in the face. → Read More

'West Wing' reunion to get out the vote coming to HBO Max next week

'The West Wing' original cast will take the stage to reenact an episode from the series Oct. 15 on HBO Max in an effort to get Americans to vote. → Read More

The fly in the room: Bug lands on Mike Pence's head during debate

'Fly' was trending as a bug made a 2-minute pitstop on Vice President Mike Pence's hair during a debate with Sen. Kamala Harris. → Read More

$1,200 stimulus check: IRS grants 5-week extension to register for payment

Some people haven't gotten their $1,200 coronavirus stimulus check yet. They have until Nov. 21 to sign up. → Read More

5 questions answered following President Trump, Melania COVID-19 diagnosis

Following President Donald Trump's announcement that he and first lady Melania Trump have contracted COVID-19, here are some pressing questions going forward → Read More

Why the presidential election could take a month or more to decide

The 2020 presidential election between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden may not be decided until January. Here is how you can speed up the process. → Read More

Fly alongside Perseverance rover on journey to Mars with this app

NASA's interactive "Eyes on the Solar System" app lets users see where the Mars Perseverance rover is on its journey to the Red Planet. → Read More

What COVID-19 symptoms come first? New study claims to know.

Is it COVID-19 or the flu? Researchers at the University of Southern California say knowing the order that symptoms often appear may help with the answer. → Read More