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 2021-11-28 19:16 

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Thousands protest coronavirus restrictions in Czech capital...

PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands rallied in the Czech capital of Prague on Sunday to protest the government's restrictive measures to tackle a record surge of coronavirus infections.The protesters included ......

 2021-11-28 16:33 

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Essex County sheriff to require employee vaccinations...

MIDDLETON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts sheriff is requiring proof of coronavirus vaccination for all employees, vendors and contractors at the jail his office oversees.Essex County Sheriff Kevin C......

 2021-11-28 08:11 

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Israel tightens travel restrictions over new COVID variant...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Sunday approved barring entry to foreign nationals and the use of controversial technology for contact tracing as part of its efforts to clamp down on a new coronavirus v......

 2021-11-28 01:26 

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FACT FOCUS: Why WHO chose 'omicron' for new COVID variant...

The name of a newly identified variant of the coronavirus has had some social media users scratching their heads about the World Health Organization's system for labeling certain versions of the vi......

 2021-11-27 22:09 

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Virus-hit Portuguese team plays soccer with 9 men...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese club Belenenses started a match against Benfica with just nine players after an outbreak of coronavirus in its squad on Saturday.The Portuguese league game was no......

 2021-11-27 21:07 

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NHL postpones 2 Islanders games amid COVID-19 outbreak...

The NHL has postponed two more games for coronavirus-related reasons, making it five so far this season.Upcoming New York Islanders games Sunday at the Rangers and Tuesday at the Philadelphia Flyer......

 2021-11-27 18:23 

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Arizona reports 3,655 additional COVID cases, 47 more deaths...

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials on Saturday reported 3,655 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 47 more virus deaths.According to the Department of Health Service's coronavirus dashboard......

 2021-11-27 17:07 

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Maryland's oyster industry hopes for a rebound this season...

BALTIMORE (AP) — Folks working in Maryland's oyster industry are hoping for a rebound this season after seeing demand and prices plummet this time last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The......

 2021-11-27 17:03 

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COVID-19 positive Czech president discharged from hospital...

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Milo Zeman was discharged Saturday from the capital's military hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus.The 77-year-old Zeman had already been discharged f......

 2021-11-27 14:34 

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Barbarians-Samoa rugby match off due to 6 coronavirus cases...

LONDON (AP) — The rugby international between the Barbarians and Samoa was called off only 90 minutes before kickoff at Twickenham on Saturday due to six confirmed cases of the coronavirus among th......

 2021-11-27 10:36 

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61 arrivals from South Africa test positive for COVID-19...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A total of 61 people who arrived in the Netherlands on two flights from South Africa on Friday tested positive for the coronavirus and were in isolation on Saturday as......

 2021-11-27 06:09 

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New COVID variant threat causes worldwide scramble...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is racing to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one that has fueled relentless waves of inf......

 2021-11-27 04:24 

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Court blocks COVID-19 vaccine mandate for California prisons...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked an order that all California prison workers must be vaccinated against the coronavirus or have a religious or medical......

 2021-11-27 00:03 

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Navajo Nation reports 50 new virus cases, no deaths...

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Friday reported 50 new coronavirus cases but added no new deaths after tallying 12 fatalities in the previous two daily reports.The total number of CO......

 2021-11-26 22:31 

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Official: WTO delays key meeting amid COVID variant concerns...

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization is postponing its conference of government ministers set to open Tuesday after Switzerland initiated new travel restrictions following the emergence of a ......

 2021-11-26 20:49 

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Business Highlights: Stocks sink, Black Friday's back...

___Stocks sink on new COVID variant; Dow loses 905 pointsNEW YORK (AP) — Stocks sank Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly falling more than 1,000 points, as a new coronavirus varia......

 2021-11-26 20:12 

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Rhode Island cities, towns make plans to spend ARPA funds...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Affordable housing, a full-time harbormaster, and an ice rink are just some of the things that cities and towns in Rhode Island have proposed paying for with federal coronav......

 2021-11-26 20:03 

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Canada bans foreigners who have traveled in southern Africa...

TORONTO (AP) — Canada announced Friday it is banning the entry of foreign nationals who have traveled through southern Africa in the last 14 days after discovery of the new omicron variant of the c......

 2021-11-26 19:41 

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How major US stock indexes fared Friday...

Stocks ended with scant gains after another wobbly day of trading on Wall Street Wednesday as the market Stocks closed sharply lower after a coronavirus variant from South Africa appeared to be spr......

 2021-11-26 19:07 

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Will flight restrictions help as new virus variant emerges?...

A new coronavirus variant identified in South Africa is leading to a new round of travel restrictions just as many had finally begun to ease. The risks of the variant, called omicron, are largely u......

 2021-11-26 18:24 

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Skeptic to advocate: Man survives scary bout of COVID-19...

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Howard Breidenbach thought it was all a big conspiracy.The government using a so-called "coronavirus"; to control the people. Feeding drama. Making up numbers."It was all a......

 2021-11-26 18:22 

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6 more positive COVID-19 cases at Leipzig, 9 in quarantine...

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — German soccer club Leipzig reported six more positive coronavirus cases on Friday following its Champions League game in Belgium against Brugge.Defender Willi Orban, forward......

 2021-11-26 18:13 

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Virginia confirms 1st death from rare COVID-linked condition...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia health officials announced Friday that they've confirmed the state's first death from a rare inflammatory condition in children linked with the coronavirus.The child w......

 2021-11-26 17:20 

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German far-right AfD party cancels congress due to COVID...

BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany, which has opposed many of the country's pandemic restrictions, has canceled its planned party congress next month due to the surge in coronaviru......

 2021-11-26 16:58 

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Arizona reports 3,322 more COVID cases; hospitalizations dip...

Arizona on Friday reported over 3,300 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases as the number of virus-related hospitalizations decreased slightly.The additional 3,322 cases and four deaths reported by D......

 2021-11-26 16:07 

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Arizona's anti-mask school voucher plan faces tough start...

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's disputed effort to tap $10 million in coronavirus relief funds for a private school voucher program for parents who oppose public school coronavirus policie......

 2021-11-26 14:55 

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India's Serum Institute resumes vaccine exports to COVAX...

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine maker, resumed exports of coronavirus vaccines to the U.N.-backed COVAX distribution program on Friday after halting most ......

 2021-11-26 14:02 

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Czech infections hit new record high, president going home...

PRAGUE (AP) — Coronavirus infections in the Czech Republic jumped to a new record high Friday, a surge that hit the country's president and delayed the appointment of the new prime minister.The Hea......

 2021-11-26 13:55 

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Half of NY's $2.4B in rent aid held up 6 months after launch...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly $1 billion meant to cover back rent for New Yorkers who suffered economic hardship because of the coronavirus pandemic still hasn't made it into the hands of tenants six ......

 2021-11-26 12:13 

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EXPLAINER: What is this new COVID variant in South Africa?...

LONDON (AP) — WHAT IS THIS NEW COVID-19 VARIANT IN SOUTH AFRICA?South African scientists have identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-1......

 2021-11-26 11:46 

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WHO hosts special meeting on worrying new COVID-19 variant...

GENEVA (AP) — Advisers to the World Health Organization are holding a special session Friday to flesh out information about a worrying new variant of the coronavirus that has emerged in South Afric......

 2021-11-26 10:07 

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German air force to move ICU patients as COVID cases rise...

BERLIN (AP) — The German air force will begin assisting the transfer of intensive care patients Friday as the country sees a new record number of daily coronavirus cases.German news agency dpa repo......

 2021-11-26 09:54 

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Israel detects its first case of new coronavirus variant...

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Health Ministry says it has detected the country's first case of a new coronavirus variant in a traveler who returned from Malawi. The Health Ministry said in a stateme......

 2021-11-26 09:22 

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Cases soar but Swiss eschew lockdown as COVID law vote looms...

GENEVA (AP) — Like many others in Europe, Switzerland is facing a steep rise in coronavirus cases. But its federal government, unlike others, hasn't responded with new restrictive measures. Analyst......

 2021-11-26 08:37 

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As Europe virus cases surge, UK plows on with its new normal...

LONDON (AP) — The bars are shut in Vienna, and the Christmas market is empty in Munich, as several European nations tighten up or even lock down to combat a spike in coronavirus infections.Meanwhil......

 2021-11-26 07:09 

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Concerns rise over Indonesia's sputtering COVID vaccinations...

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has significantly recovered from a mid-year spike in coronavirus cases and deaths that was one of the worst in the region, but with its vaccination drive stallin......

 2021-11-26 06:08 

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Asian stock markets sink as traders watch Europe virus cases...

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Friday after some European countries tightened curbs on travel and business following a surge in coronavirus infections and South Africa reported a new varia......

 2021-11-25 20:44 

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Spanish team member tests positive at Davis Cup Finals...

MADRID (AP) — A member of Spain's Davis Cup team has tested positive for the coronavirus and was put in isolation a day before its first match, the International Tennis Federation said Thursday.The......

 2021-11-25 19:39 

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South African scientists detect new virus variant amid spike...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gaute......

 2021-11-25 18:09 

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Czechs declare state of emergency, impose new virus measures...

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government declared a 30-day state of emergency and imposed additional coronavirus restrictions Thursday in its effort to tackle a record surge of infections.The state of em......

 2021-11-25 18:00 

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Italy could consider making vaccines mandatory for players...

ROME (AP) — The Italian soccer federation is considering asking the government to make it mandatory for top-level players to get vaccinated for the coronavirus.The Italian government has cracked do......

 2021-11-25 17:35 

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Biden wishes Americans happy, closer-to-normal Thanksgiving...

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welco......

 2021-11-25 14:49 

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Louisiana spends $27M and counting on vaccine outreach work...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Trying to boost one of the nation's lowest coronavirus vaccination rates, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration has spent $27 million and counting on incentive pro......

 2021-11-25 14:16 

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Denmark to offer COVID-19 booster jabs to those over 18...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has joined other European nations in offering a third COVID-19 vaccination shot to everyone over the age of 18 amid a rise in coronavirus cases.The Danish Health ......

 2021-11-25 13:15 

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Macy's Thanksgiving parade returns, with all the trimmings...

NEW YORK (AP) — Crimped by the coronavirus pandemic last year, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is returning Thursday in full albeit with precautions.Balloons, floats, marching bands, clowns and......

 2021-11-25 12:54 

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EU regulator authorizes Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids 5-11...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union drugs regulator authorized Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for use on children aged from 5 to 11 years on Thursday, clearing the way for shots to be ad......

 2021-11-25 10:15 

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Leipzig in empty stadium as virus bites back in Bundesliga...

German soccer fans thought they'd put the days of empty stadiums behind them, but the coronavirus pandemic isn't letting up. Record case numbers in Germany mean one top club is back playing without......

 2021-11-24 19:11 

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Over 1,000 anti-vaccine protesters rally in Ukraine capital...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — More than 1,000 anti-vaccine demonstrators rallied in the Ukrainian capital Wednesday to denounce coronavirus restrictions, in the second such protest this month.The protesters......

 2021-11-24 18:55 

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Connecticut inmate dies from COVID-19...

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A 62-year-old Connecticut inmate has died from complications from the coronavirus, the 22nd state prisoner death related to COVID-19 since the pandemic began last year, s......

 2021-11-24 17:22 

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Denmark seeks support to reintroduce face mask use...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's government said Wednesday it would seek support in parliament to reintroduce mandates for wearing face masks in public places amid a rise in coronavirus cases, ......

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