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 2021-09-23 10:00 

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Five things to know about the billions coming to Maryland from the American Rescue Plan...

Maryland's state and local governments have been awash in federal money to help with the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Here are five things to know about the $11.9 billion Maryland receives from the American Rescue Plan Act....

 2021-09-21 11:29 

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Johnson & Johnson says booster dose of its COVID shot prompts strong response...

Johnson & Johnson released data showing that a booster dose to its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a strong immune response months after people receive a first dose....

 2021-09-20 21:01 

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More than 1,100 Harford County students quarantining or isolating because of COVID concerns...

More than 1,100 Harford County students are missing school either because they have contracted COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms of the virus or have been exposed to it, according to data reported Monday on the school system's coronavirus dashboard....

 2021-09-20 20:20 

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Students, worker allege University System of Maryland vaccine mandate violates their rights...

Two students and an employee are challenging the University System of Maryland's coronavirus vaccine requirement in federal court, saying it violates their rights....

 2021-09-18 02:52 

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Orioles lose to Red Sox, 7-1, sealing their third 100-loss season in four years...

With a 7-1 defeat to the Red Sox on Friday night, the Orioles have lost 100 or more games in three of the past four seasons, with the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season the only exception....

 2021-09-16 15:22 

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Idaho rations health care statewide as COVID surge continues...

Idaho public health leaders expanded health care rationing statewide amid a massive increase in the number of coronavirus patients requiring hospitalization....

 2021-09-16 14:04 

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US booster plans are in flux as studies add to dissent...

Weeks ago, President Joe Biden announced a plan to make coronavirus booster shots available to most adults. Now its contours are up in the air amid a chorus of dissent....

 2021-09-14 18:53 

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COVID deaths in Anne Arundel County reach level last seen in February...

Coronavirus spread among unvaccinated people is leading to an increased case rate and hospitalization rate, resulting in more deaths....

 2021-09-14 16:24 

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By the numbers: Baltimore housing prices remain high 18 months into coronavirus pandemic...

A year and a half into the coronavirus pandemic, home prices in the Baltimore metro area remain high, even as inventory improves and demand continues to trend below last year's levels....

 2021-09-14 12:00 

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Maryland lawmakers to vote Tuesday on requiring masks in public schools...

A panel of Maryland lawmakers will decide Tuesday whether to sign off on a requirement for masks to be worn inside public school buildings across the state as a tool to slow the spread of the coronavirus....

 2021-09-14 09:00 

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More than half of Maryland school systems considering regular COVID testing...

More than half of Maryland school systems may soon institute routine testing for unvaccinated students or staff in an effort to tamp down the spread of the coronavirus among schoolchildren and the surrounding communities....

 2021-09-13 13:55 

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Baltimore-area schools systems each go their own way on COVID dashboards, testing...

Experts say coronavirus data dashboards for Maryland schools may paint a confusing picture for parents trying to understand the risks associated with students going back into classrooms....

 2021-09-10 20:50 

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President Biden's aggressive push to require millions of US workers to get coronavirus vaccine ignite instant GOP resistance...

President Joe Biden's aggressive push to require millions of U.S. workers to vaccinate against the coronavirus is running into a wall of resistance from Republicans threatening everything from lawsuits to civil disobedience, plunging the country deepe...

 2021-09-10 14:05 

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Office workers are leaving jobs without ever having met colleagues in person. 'I felt like a name on a spreadsheet.'...

The coronavirus pandemic has created a new quirk in the workforce: a growing number of people who have started jobs and left them without having once met their colleagues in person....

 2021-09-10 11:05 

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Los Angeles requires COVID-19 vaccine for students 12 and up...

The Los Angeles board of education voted Thursday to require students 12 and older to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend in-person classes in the nation's second-largest school district....

 2021-09-09 16:16 

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Ravens QB Lamar Jackson declines to say whether he's received COVID vaccine...

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who missed a game last year and the first 10 days of training camp this year with separate coronavirus infections, said last month that he was still considering whether to get the vaccine....

 2021-09-09 15:39 

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Baltimore fared better than most similar places on COVID metrics, Hopkins report finds...

Baltimore fared better than most similar places during the coronavirus pandemic in avoiding sickness and death and in achieving high levels of vaccine coverage, a new study by public health researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Healt...

 2021-09-09 13:26 

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Men fall behind in college enrollment. Women still play catch-up at work....

The coronavirus upended the lives of millions of college students....

 2021-09-08 20:33 

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Amid the Idaho coronavirus surge, soldiers sent to one hospital have traded their fatigues for personal protective equipment to help infected patients...

Amid the Idaho coronavirus surge that prompted officials to authorize hospitals to ration health care, Army soldiers sent to one hospital have traded their fatigues for personal protective equipment to help treat a flood of infected patients....

 2021-09-08 19:47 

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WHO chief urges rich countries to halt booster shots for rest of the year...

The head of the World Health Organization is calling on rich countries with large supplies of coronavirus vaccines to refrain from offering booster shots through the end of the year....

 2021-09-05 20:02 

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Argentina walks off the field 7 minutes into a World Cup qualifier in Brazil after 3 players defied a quarantine order...

Argentina walked off the field Sunday after only seven minutes of its World Cup qualifier against host Brazil after health officials came onto the pitch following coronavirus concerns about three Argentina players....

 2021-09-04 11:00 

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The Ravens are stockpiling 2022 draft picks. A 'deeper talent pool' awaits....

The Ravens' draft capital reflects not only the ripple effects of quarterback Lamar Jackson's looming megadeal, but also perhaps the aftershocks of a coronavirus-altered 2021 draft and the expectations for a more normal predraft process in 2022....

 2021-09-03 09:00 

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Experts fear longer Maryland COVID test turnarounds could contribute to surge...

Pharmacies, doctors' offices and pop-up clinics have taken the place of state-run mass testing sites, resulting in widely varying turnaround times for coronavirus test results....

 2021-09-03 01:28 

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appeals judge's ruling that the governor exceeded his authority on masks in schools...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appealed a judge's ruling that the governor exceeded his authority by ordering school boards not to impose strict mask requirements on students to combat the spread of the coronavirus....

 2021-09-01 22:22 

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Joe Rogan, popular podcaster who has questioned the COVID vaccine, announces he has coronavirus...

Joe Rogan, the mega-popular podcaster who has questioned the necessity of the COVID vaccine on his show, revealed to his fans that he was sick from coronavirus and has to postpone a live show....

 2021-09-01 15:33 

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What to know about the school bus driver shortage in Maryland as students return to classrooms...

While driver shortages are not new, school leaders and industry officials say the situation is worse in Maryland and nationwide this year due to factors exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-08-31 22:48 

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COVID-19 recession pushed Social Security insolvency up a year...

The sharp shock of the coronavirus recession pushed Social Security a year closer to insolvency but left Medicare's exhaustion date unchanged....

 2021-08-31 18:31 

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Some Howard theaters postpone shows, require vaccination or negative test amid COVID variant surge...

Curtains were expected to rise across Howard County theaters this fall as live audiences were set to return for performances for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic darkened stages in March 2020. With the more contagious delta variant on the ris...

 2021-08-31 17:26 

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Anne Arundel County averages 104 new coronavirus cases a day over past week...

After a steep decline in cases this spring and summer, the more contagious delta variant continues to push the county's case rate to a level last reached in April....

 2021-08-31 14:36 

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US consumer confidence falls in August to 6-month low...

U.S. consumer confidence fell in August to the lowest level since February amid rising concerns about the rapidly spreading delta variant of the coronavirus and worries about higher inflation....

 2021-08-31 13:00 

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Baltimore to require employees to get fully vaccinated by Oct. 18 or face weekly COVID testing...

Those who do not get vaccinated will need to get tested for the coronavirus weekly at sites the city is setting up. Failure to submit a vaccination status to the city will result in discipline and possible termination...

 2021-08-31 01:46 

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Baltimore County Council approves state of emergency order by 4-3 vote...

Baltimore County Council approved County Executive Johnny Olszewski's emergency order by a 4-3 vote during a hearing Monday, giving the county the power to reinstate restrictions enacted earlier during the coronavirus pandemic to stem the spread of th...

 2021-08-30 14:08 

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Palestinians finally have vaccines. But will people take them?...

Since the coronavirus first emerged in the occupied West Bank, Suha Gadeon has worn her mask assiduously, avoided mingling with friends and declined to host family members or attend public gatherings....

 2021-08-30 13:39 

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Why so many tennis players don't want the COVID vaccine...

When the U.S. Tennis Association announced Friday that proof of coronavirus vaccination would be required for all spectators 12 and older to enter the grounds of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, it widened a gulf between the spectators and the...

 2021-08-28 20:25 

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As Hogan touts COVID vaccination milestone, Maryland records most daily virus cases since April...

Maryland health officials on Saturday reported 1,708 new coronavirus infections, the highest daily tally since April 9, but the same day officials lauded the milestone of eclipsing 7.5 million vaccinations....

 2021-08-27 20:19 

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US intelligence agencies still divided on origins of coronavirus...

Four members of the U.S. intelligence community say with low confidence that the virus was initially transmitted from an animal to a human. A fifth intelligence agency believes with moderate confidence that the first human infection was linked to a lab....

 2021-08-27 15:23 

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How Anne Arundel residents can reach out to their state elected officials...

During the session cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, lawmakers from Anne Arundel County prioritized legislation related to environmental protections, including a new law that will let any jurisdiction create a financing structure for environmental re...

 2021-08-27 15:19 

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Anne Arundel's wide world of outdoors offers something for nearly everyone...

With 533 miles of coastline and dozens of county parks, Anne Arundel County has always been a good place to spend time outside. But during the coronavirus pandemic, as public health officials believe gathering outside is much safer than gathering inside, ...

 2021-08-27 15:16 

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Where to go shopping in Anne Arundel...

While Anne Arundel County is peppered with places to shop away at, it's important to do so with a mask, maintaining a six foot distance from others and following other state guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-08-27 11:00 

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As Maryland schools prepare to open, some parents say anxiety over COVID-19 is higher than ever...

As the coronavirus has become more prevalent in the Baltimore area, some parents say they are losing confidence in plans for the fall semester and are anxious about sending their children into classrooms....

 2021-08-27 09:30 

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Anne Arundel Medical Center prepares for September coronavirus surge, but expects lower hospital admissions than in previous waves...

Anne Arundel Medical Center is bracing for a peak of around 55 COVID-19 patients in a September surge. That's a remarkably low rate compared to how highly contagious the delta variant is, and it's thanks to the COVID-19 vaccines....

 2021-08-27 02:01 

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Supreme Court allows evictions to resume during pandemic across the US...

The Supreme Court's conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-08-25 11:50 

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School outbreaks force early reversals on in-person learning...

A few weeks into the new school year, growing numbers of U.S. districts have halted in-person learning or switched to hybrid models because of rapidly mounting coronavirus infections....

 2021-08-25 04:10 

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Multiple members of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's staff test positive for COVID...

Multiple members of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's staff have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to his office....

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