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A cruise ship that carried at least 17 passengers and crew members with breakthrough COVID-19 infections  when it docked in New Orleans has set sail again with new passengers. The Louisiana Department of Health said Monday that nine crew members and eight passengers were infected when the Norwegian Breakaway docked in New Orleans last weekend. Norwegian Cruise Line says none had any symptoms and only fully vaccinated people are allowed on board. It says all passengers who boarded the ship on Sunday were offered a chance to cancel without penalty. It did not immediately respond to questions about whether any canceled or how many are now cruising to Belize, Honduras and Mexico.  

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The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline fell 3 cents over past two weeks, to $3.46 per gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that the price drop is partly because of a crash in crude oil costs. It's the first decline in gas prices in 14 weeks. The average price at the pump is $1.24 higher than it was one year ago. Nationwide, the highest average price for regular-grade gas is in the San Francisco Bay Area, at $4.80 per gallon. The lowest average is in Houston, at $2.91 per gallon.