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Russia hits all-time high of new infections, blames omicron

Daily new coronavirus infections in Russia have reached an all-time high and authorities are blaming the highly contagious omicron variant,…

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Yellen: Biden pandemic relief ‘like a vaccine’ for economy

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has told a gathering of America’s mayors the Biden administration’s coronavirus relief bill is “like a…

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Nursing home fire kills 5 in eastern Spain

Spanish authorities say that at least five people have died in a fire at a nursing home near Valencia in…

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In California pot market, a hazy line between legal and not

LOS ANGELES — On an isolated farm, greenhouses stand in regimental order, sheltered by a fringe of trees. Inside are…

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Garbage and recyclables pile up as omicron takes its toll

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The omicron variant is sickening so many sanitation workers around the U.S. that some cities have had…

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NYC mayor considering virtual learning plan for schools

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is considering allowing the nation’s largest school district to return to some form of…

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Frustration grows as Dutch Cabinet mulls future of lockdown

The new Dutch government is meeting to discuss whether to extend or ease its coronavirus lockdown amid growing anger among…

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Soaring COVID-19 cases renew US debate over mask mandates

Officials across the U.S. are again weighing how and whether to impose mask mandates as COVID-19 infections soar and the…

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Spain doctors win suit for lack of protection from COVID-19

Spain’s medical community has scored a victory after a court ordered that a regional government compensate doctors with up to…

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Suit highlights suburban unease with addiction centers

CHICAGO — A Chicago-based addiction treatment center, which like others nationwide has faced fierce opposition to opening suburban branches, filed…

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