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With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

NICE, France — Tourism is booming again in France — and so is COVID-19. French officials have “invited” or “recommended”…

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N. Korea suggests balloons flown from South brought COVID-19

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea suggested Friday its COVID-19 outbreak began in people who had contact with balloons flown…

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Commission report blasts decision to cull all Denmark’s mink

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Danish Parliament-appointed commission has harshly criticized the country’s government for its decision to cull millions of…

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WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

GENEVA — The number of new coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week, with more than 4.1 million…

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A viral reprise: When COVID-19 strikes again and again

For New York musician Erica Mancini, COVID-19 made repeat performances. March 2020. Last December. And again this May. “I’m bummed…

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South Korea approves first homemade COVID-19 vaccine

Health officials in South Korea have approved the country’s first domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 years or older,…

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COVID: Paris court rules govt failed to stockpile face masks

PARIS — A Paris court ruled on Tuesday that the French government failed to sufficiently stock up on surgical masks…

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China reduces quarantine for people arriving from abroad

BEIJING — China on Tuesday announced an easing of its quarantine requirement for people arriving from abroad but stopped short…

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Women in states that ban abortion will still be able to get abortion pills online from overseas

In this photo illustration, a person looks at an Abortion Pill (RU-486) for unintended pregnancy from Mifepristone displayed on a…

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World Health Organization says monkeypox is not a global health emergency right now

The World Health Organization on Saturday said the rapid spread of monkeypox across dozens of nations does not represent a…

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