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Walpole lumberjack competes for U.S. championship

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A Walpole man is hoping to be crowned the country's top timbersports athlete this weekend.
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Hesitancy battle lost? Vast majority of unvaccinated Americans say they WON'T be getting Covid-19 jabs, poll shows

Hesitancy battle lost? Vast majority of unvaccinated Americans say they WON'T be getting Covid-19 jabs, poll shows

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The Biden administration faces an uphill battle to meet its goals for Covid-19 vaccinations, as a newly released poll shows that 80% of American adults who haven't yet gotten the jabs have no intention of doing so.
The Associated Press-NORC poll , which was released on Friday, found that 45% of unvaccinated respondents said they “definitely” won't get inoculated against the virus, and 35% indicated that they “probably” won't do so. Only 19% of those who haven't been vaccinated intend to get the shots, and just 3% consider those plans definite.
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Vaccination rates tick upward in states with surging Covid cases

Vaccination rates tick upward in states with surging Covid cases

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The country's overall vaccination rate has also increased since last week.
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Top envoys: Canada and U.S. are 'coordinated' on border reopening - even if out of sync

Top envoys: Canada and U.S. are 'coordinated' on border reopening - even if out of sync

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OTTAWA - Top Canadian and American envoys insisted Friday the countries remain committed to a coordinated easing of Covid-19 border restrictions - even if they're moving at different speeds.
The diplomats' arguments capped a week in which the Biden administration renewed its restrictions at U.S.-Canada land crossings until at least Aug. 21.
The Trudeau government has announced it will begin allowing fully vaccinated Americans to enter Canada for discretionary travel on Aug. 9.
“There's been an enormous amount of information sharing and coordination and there continues to be,” Kirsten...
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About 100 U.S. Olympians are unvaccinated

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The Olympian vaccination rate of 83% is well above the national average of 48.9%.
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Most Major Countries Are Becoming Less Hesitant About Covid-19 Vaccines, Poll Finds-Except The U.S

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Vaccine skepticism has only dropped by four percentage points since April in the U.S., versus by 12 points on average in 14 other countries.
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Iranian refugee on verge of medal after 3 taekwondo wins

Iranian refugee on verge of medal after 3 taekwondo wins

TOKYO - Iranian defector Kimia Alizadeh is one victory away from winning the Refugee Olympic Team's first ever medal after three impressive wins in the Tokyo Games' taekwondo... Read more ...

Tunisian teen wins surprise Olympic swimming gold

Tunisian teen wins surprise Olympic swimming gold

TOKYO - Nobody was watching Ahmed Hafnaoui in lane eight of the Olympic pool. Read more ...

Olympics Latest: American Shaner wins 10m air rifle gold

Olympics Latest: American Shaner wins 10m air rifle gold

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: Read more ...

'She's passionate about serving others': Third grader helps students prepare...

'She's passionate about serving others': Third grader helps students prepare for school

Luisita Cruz raised enough money to purchase school supplies to stuff 138 backpacks for students as well as 20 bags full of supplies for teachers. Read more ...

Is there a NASCAR race today? Date, start time, TV schedule for next race...

Is there a NASCAR race today? Date, start time, TV schedule for next race after 2021 Olympic break

NASCAR is taking the Olympics off. Find out when it will return to racing. Read more ...

U.S. Golfer Bryson DeChambeau To Miss Olympics After Positive COVID Test

U.S. Golfer Bryson DeChambeau To Miss Olympics After Positive COVID Test

Bryson DeChambeau tested positive before leaving the United States for Tokyo. He'll be replaced on the four-person team by Patrick Reed. Read more ...

Naomi Osaka wins in debut at Tokyo Olympics

Naomi Osaka wins in debut at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO - Naomi Osaka is back and still winning. Read more ...

By withdrawing, COVID-positive Crabb saved Gibb's Olympics

By withdrawing, COVID-positive Crabb saved Gibb's Olympics

TOKYO - At 45, Jake Gibb is almost certainly at his last Summer Games. And yet the four-time Olympian offered to give it up for the remote chance that Taylor Crabb could have... Read more ...

Barnes HR, Jansen bounces back as Dodgers edge Rockies 1-0

Barnes HR, Jansen bounces back as Dodgers edge Rockies 1-0

LOS ANGELES - Austin Barnes homered early, Kenley Jansen preserved the lead late and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the... Read more ...

US beats Australia, sets up likely title rematch with Japan

US beats Australia, sets up likely title rematch with Japan

YOKOHAMA, Japan - The United States had just given up its first run and was two outs away from losing for the first time in the Olympic softball tournament. Read more ...