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WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan senators’ group working on a $1 trillion infrastructure compromise more than doubled in size to 21 members Wednesday, a key threshold that gives momentum to their effort as President Joe Biden returns from overseas at a pivotal time for his big legislative priority.

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DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday signed into law legislation requiring insurers to offer a standard state-supervised health plan to people and small business. The law also provides for sanctions for hospitals and other health care providers that don't participate in lowering costs.

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Did you decide to save money this year by driving to your summer vacation destination, thus avoiding airfares and car rental charges? You're in luck! With some effort and forethought, you can save even more money as you drive. Consider these tips for increased savings:

  1. Auto Maintenance – A well-maintained car runs more efficiently and uses less gas. The most-often overlooked and easily corrected issue is underinflated tires. According to EPA estimates, for every pounds per square inch (psi) of under-inflation, fuel efficiency drops by 0.3%. Excess fuel usage from 1-3% is common. Check your tire pressure and inflate to manufacturers specifications (found in your manual or available online).

    If your car is past due for a tune-up, get that done before your trip to ensure fuel efficiency. You won't recover the cost of the tune-up right away, but you should over ...

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So you’re ready to hit the skies for an international flight after more than a year of COVID-19 lockdowns, quarantines and restrictions, but where can you go? Some countries are reopening to Americans, but the degree of reopening varies.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Patience running thin, Democratic leaders are laying the groundwork for a go-it-alone approach on President Joe Biden's big jobs and families infrastructure plans even as the White House continues negotiating with Republicans on a much more scaled-back $1 trillion proposal.

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VERSAILLES, France (AP) — A French court ordered home furnishings giant Ikea to pay some 1.1 million euros ($1.3 million) in fines and damages Tuesday over a campaign to spy on union representatives, employees and some unhappy customers in France.

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