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Portugal returns to COVID restrictions despite high jab rate

Portugal is bringing back some tight pandemic restrictions, less than two months after scrapping most of them when the goal…

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‘Get up!’ Pope prays that Lebanon can get back on its feet

Pope Francis says he’s praying that God will help Lebanon “get up” and get back on its feet following an…

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Harris to announce $1.5B investment in health care workforce

Vice President Kamala Harris will announce the Biden administration is investing $1.5 billion from the coronavirus aid package to address…

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UK to probe racial bias in medical devices after COVID toll

The British government is investigating whether built-in racial bias in some medical devices led to Black and Asian people getting…

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Tennessee governor’s aide warned new COVID law was illegal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s office warned lawmakers that their sprawling bill limiting COVID-19 restrictions would violate federal…

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House moves toward OK of Dems’ sweeping social, climate bill

WASHINGTON — Democrats brushed aside months-long divisions and approached House passage of their expansive social and environment bill Friday, as…

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State attorneys general probing Instagram’s effects on kids

A group of state attorneys general are investigating Instagram and its effects on children and young adults, saying its parent…

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Phoenix to pay $5M in lawsuit over man’s death during arrest

PHOENIX — Officials agreed Wednesday to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit over the January 2017 death of a…

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South Korea pushes booster shots as COVID-19 spread worsens

South Korea has reported 3,187 new cases of the coronavirus, nearly matching a one-day record set in September, a worrisome…

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Racial disparities in kids’ vaccinations are hard to track

The rollout of COVID-19 shots for elementary-age children has exposed another blind spot in the nation’s efforts to address pandemic…

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