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 2021-09-26 13:55 

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US has enough COVID-19 vaccines for boosters, kids' shots...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they're confident there will be enough for both qualified older Americans seeking booster shots and the young children for whom ...

 2021-09-25 12:00 

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COVID fears loom large for metro Atlanta parents of young students...

With COVID-19 surging, elementary school students are especially vulnerable. Children under 12 remain ineligible for vaccination, and masks are optional in some school districts. With some of the highest school-based coronavirus case counts at the element...

 2021-09-25 11:00 

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A look at major COVID-19 developments over the past week...

The number of new coronavirus infections is falling, and the strain on Georgia's hospitals is easing. But the number of daily reported COVID-19 deaths from Georgia's brutal fourth wave remains high....

 2021-09-25 03:05 

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The Latest: Las Vegas workers march to urge more rehiring...

LAS VEGAS — Thousands of hotel, casino and restaurant workers marched Friday on the Las Vegas Strip to highlight their call for employers to rehire more people who were furloughed last year because of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-09-24 21:50 

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The Latest: Group files civil rights complaint against Idaho...

BOISE, Idaho — An advocacy group for older adults has filed a civil rights complaint against Idaho over state crisis standards of care guidelines for hospitals overwhelmed amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-09-24 21:00 

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The Latest: Group files civil rights complaint against Idaho...

BOISE, Idaho — An advocacy group for older adults has filed a civil rights complaint against Idaho over state crisis standards of care guidelines for hospitals overwhelmed amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-09-24 20:20 

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Civil rights complaint targets Idaho health care rationing...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An advocacy group for older adults has filed a civil rights complaint against Idaho over the state's "crisis standards of care" guidelines for hospitals that are overwhelmed by patients amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-09-24 20:10 

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Japan's leader says Olympics were 'symbol of global unity'...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — At a U.N. General Assembly meeting packed with global gloom, Japan's outgoing leader highlighted what he cast as a moment of inspiration: the Tokyo Olympics, controversially held in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-09-24 17:35 

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EXPLAINER: Who's eligible for Pfizer booster shots in US?...

Millions of Americans are now eligible to receive a Pfizer booster shot to help increase their protection against the worst effects of the coronavirus....

 2021-09-24 16:22 

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2 hosts of 'The View' test positive for COVID-19...

A live televised interview with Vice President Kamala Harris was delayed Friday after two hosts of the "The View" learned they tested positive for COVID-19....

 2021-09-24 15:22 

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Why it's important for older people to get a flu shot...

Annual flu vaccination important because hospitals are again struggling to care for coronavirus patients...

 2021-09-24 14:55 

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Supreme Court sets Barrett ceremonial swearing-in for Oct. 1...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hold a ceremonial swearing-in for Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Oct. 1, delayed by nearly a year because of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-09-24 14:30 

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The Latest: WHO endorses antibody treatment for some people...

LONDON — The World Health Organization is recommending a pricey antibody treatment for certain coronavirus patients in the latest update to its guidelines for treating people with COVID-19....

 2021-09-24 10:40 

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The Latest: WHO endorses antibody treatment for some people...

LONDON — The World Health Organization is recommending a pricey antibody treatment for certain coronavirus patients in the latest update to its guidelines for treating people with COVID-19....

 2021-09-24 03:55 

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The Latest: Australian cities move closer to ending lockdown...

SYDNEY — Australia's two largest cities are moving closer to ending lockdowns as vaccination rates climb, but leaders are warning that people should remain cautious with their newfound freedoms and that coronavirus case numbers will inevitably r...

 2021-09-24 01:40 

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The Latest: South Korea reports biggest daily virus jump...

SEOUL, South Korea South Korea has reported its biggest daily jump in coronavirus since the start of the pandemic as people returned from the country's biggest holiday of the year....

 2021-09-23 22:30 

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COVID-19 vaccine and younger children: What you need to know...

More children in Georgia have been infected by the coronavirus's highly contagious delta variant in recent weeks than in any of the other three prior surges. But Pfizer-BioNTech's recent announcement that its vaccine is safe and effective for yout...

 2021-09-23 19:00 

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1st Florida school district gets US cash for virus mask vote...

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district has received cash from President Joe Biden's administration to make up for state pay cuts imposed over a board's vote for a student anti-coronavirus mask mandate....

 2021-09-23 14:45 

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The Latest: Novavax asks vaccine be granted emergency use...

LONDON — The pharmaceutical company Novavax and the Serum Institute of India say they've submitted an application to the World Health Organization for their coronavirus vaccine to be granted an emergency use listing....

 2021-09-23 14:25 

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The jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself is crumbling...

NEW YORK (AP) — Inside the notorious federal jail in Lower Manhattan, small chunks of concrete fall from the ceiling. Freezing temperatures force inmates to stuff old coronavirus face masks into vents to try to stop the cold air....

 2021-09-23 12:50 

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U.S. jobless claims tick up from near pandemic low...

The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the job market's recovery, at least temporarily....

 2021-09-23 12:40 

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US jobless claims tick up from near a pandemic low...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the job market's recovery, at least temporarily....

 2021-09-23 12:10 

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Nobel Prize ceremonies to be curtailed again due to pandemic...

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel Prize ceremonies will be reined in and scaled-down for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic, the foundation behind the coveted prizes said Thursday....

 2021-09-23 11:45 

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Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?...

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?...

 2021-09-23 11:06 

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Nobel prize ceremonies are again scaled down due to virus...

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel Prize ceremonies will be reined in and scaled-down for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic, the foundation behind the coveted prizes said Thursday....

 2021-09-23 11:05 

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The Latest: Vaccines to be required for Albania lawmakers...

TIRANA, Albania — The Albanian Parliament decided Thursday to make the coronavirus vaccination mandatory for all lawmakers....

 2021-09-23 04:40 

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Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?...

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?...

 2021-09-23 02:45 

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The Latest: Australian state has pandemic high in new cases...

SYDNEY — The Australian state of Victoria is reporting its biggest daily increase in coronavirus cases since the pandemic began as an outbreak in the city of Melbourne continues to grow....

 2021-09-23 00:15 

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The Latest: Michigan passes 1 million coronavirus cases...

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan has recorded more than 1 million confirmed cases of coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic....

 2021-09-22 21:40 

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The Latest: W.Va. cuts vaccination figure after count glitch...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia's coronavirus vaccination figures have been adjusted sharply lower after officials discovered that numbers from a federal contractor had been double counted....

 2021-09-22 21:35 

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Fed: On track to slow support for economy later this year...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell signaled Wednesday that the Fed plans to announce as early as November that it will start withdrawing the extraordinary support it unleashed after the coronavirus paralyzed the economy 18 months ...

 2021-09-22 17:37 

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Fayette County health board issues resolution about COVID-19 precautions...

The Fayette County Board of Health issued a resolution on Sept. 14 to "strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccinations" and continued use of face masks, social distancing and hand washing to help reduce the local spread of coronavirus. Signed by board ch...

 2021-09-22 12:13 

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Once a gray area, women are now embracing their silver tresses...

When salons closed during the coronavirus pandemic, many decided to say bye-bye to hair dye...

 2021-09-22 06:10 

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Ravaged by war, Syrian rebel area struggles with virus surge...

BEIRUT (AP) — Coronavirus cases are surging to the worst levels of the pandemic in a rebel stronghold in Syria — a particularly devastating development in a region where scores of hospitals have been bombed and that doctors and nurses have fle...

 2021-09-22 03:05 

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The Latest: Chinese city shuts down over new outbreak worry...

BEIJING — Officials in the northeast China city of Harbin say national level health officials have been sent to the city to deal with what may be a coronavirus outbreak....

 2021-09-22 01:55 

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The Latest: Hawaii vaccine foe changes mind after COVID bout...

HONOLULU — A man who helped organize a Hawaii group that opposes coronavirus vaccines and pandemic restrictions says he now has regrets after contracting COVID-19....

 2021-09-21 23:45 

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The Latest: California virus spread lower than other states...

LOS ANGELES — California is seeing lower coronavirus transmission than other U.S. states as virus cases and hospitalizations for COVID-19 decline following a summer surge....

 2021-09-21 23:20 

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California now has nation's lowest virus transmission rate...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has the lowest coronavirus transmission rate of any state following a sharp decline in cases and hospitalizations after a summer surge....

 2021-09-21 20:50 

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The Latest: CDC study says COVID-19 can spread in vaccinated...

NEW YORK — A new study of Texas prison inmates provides more evidence that coronavirus can spread even in groups where most people are vaccinated....

 2021-09-21 20:36 

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The Latest: Oklahoma City Thunder requires proof of vaccine...

OKLAHOMA CITY — Fans of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder will be required to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative coronavirus test to attend games in person, the team announced Tuesday....

 2021-09-21 15:44 

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Roswell accepting comments on community development block grant-coronavirus projects...

Roswell is conducting a 5-day public comment period for a substantial amendment to its 2019 Annual Action Plan. The public comment period begins Tuesday, Sept. 21 and concludes at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27. The amendment will include reallocation of funding...

 2021-09-21 14:40 

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The Latest: Bangkok to give vaccines to ages 12 to 18...

BEIJING — China's "zero tolerance" strategy of trying to isolate every case and stop transmission of the coronavirus has kept the country of 1.4 billion people largely free of the disease....

 2021-09-21 13:35 

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OECD urges rich nations to share vaccines to even-up growth...

PARIS (AP) — A leading international economic watchdog urged developed countries to put more effort into providing low-income countries with coronavirus vaccines in order to ensure that the global recovery from the pandemic is more even....

 2021-09-21 11:51 

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Trudeau's party wins Canada vote but fails to get majority...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party secured victory in parliamentary elections but failed to get the majority he wanted in a vote that focused on the coronavirus pandemic but that many Canadians saw as unnecessary....

 2021-09-21 11:35 

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The Latest: J&J: Booster dose provides strong response...

LONDON — 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....

 2021-09-21 11:31 

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J&J: 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...

 2021-09-21 11:15 

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J&J: Booster dose of its COVID shot prompts strong response...

LONDON (AP) — 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....

 2021-09-21 09:40 

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Trudeau's party wins Canada vote but fails to get majority...

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party secured victory in parliamentary elections but failed to get the majority he wanted in a vote that focused on the coronavirus pandemic but that many Canadians saw as unnecessary....

 2021-09-21 04:05 

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China keeps virus at bay at high cost ahead of Olympics...

BEIJING (AP) — The Beizhong International Travel Agency in the eastern city of Tianjin has had only one customer since coronavirus outbreaks that began in July prompted Chinese leaders to renew city lockdowns and travel controls....

 2021-09-21 01:30 

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The Latest: Virus cases down dramatically in West Virginia...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Active coronavirus cases in West Virginia have fallen dramatically in recent days, bringing a hope that the latest surge is at or past its peak, though officials warn that deaths and hospitalizations will continue to swell before...

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