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Here's what the new CDC guidance for schools means for kids this fall

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With COVID-19 cases surging in some states and concerns over new virus variants growing, what classrooms will look like exactly in the fall is still evolving.
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Vaccine deliveries rising as delta virus variant slams Asia

Vaccine deliveries rising as delta virus variant slams Asia

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As many Asian countries battle their worst surge of COVID-19 infections, the slow flow of vaccine doses from around the world is finally picking up speed, giving hope that inoculation rates can increase and help blunt the effect of the rapidly spreading delta variant.
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Republican leaders are championing COVID-19 shots as red states struggle with vaccination rates and the Delta variant rips across the US

Republican leaders are championing COVID-19 shots as red states struggle with vaccination rates and the Delta variant rips across the US

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Summary List Placement Three Republican leaders have spoken out in favor of COVID-19 shots as red-leaning states struggle to get people vaccinated while the highly infectious Delta variant rips across the US.
Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah told the New York Times on Wednesday that it was an "enormous error for anyone to suggest that we shouldn't be taking vaccines." "Look, the politicization of vaccination is an outrage and frankly moronic," he said.
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said Wednesday that most vaccine skepticism was "based on conspiracy theories, unfortunately." Sen. Mitch McConnell of...
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French police use tear gas to quell anti-vaccine protest

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Government plans require a COVID-19 vaccine certificate or negative PCR test to enter bars, restaurants and cinemas.
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Covid-19 Delta Variant Widens Gulf Between Vaccinated and Unvaccinated

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Data from overseas, particularly Britain, suggest the spread of the virus will set vaccinated and unvaccinated communities on very different paths.
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Daywatch: Some Illinoisans who got J&J vaccines seek boosters, gun discoveries in hotels raise concerns and how to stay in Scottie Pippen's house for the Olympics

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Good morning, Chicago. Here are some of the top stories you need to know to start your day.
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The Latest: US ships 3.2M J&J vaccine doses to Philippines

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The U.S. is shipping more than 3.2 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines.
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What to Know About Delta COVID Variant Symptoms, Treatments As It Dominates the U.S

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The variant sweeping the country is thought to be more transmissible than previous forms of COVID. So how concerned should we be?
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Pfizer jab gets greenlight for emergency use as coronavirus tears through Indonesia

Pfizer jab gets greenlight for emergency use as coronavirus tears through Indonesia

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Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use in Indonesia in an effort to boost inoculation rates in the country as coronavirus infections show no signs of abating.
Indonesia's regulatory drug and food authority gave Pfizer the green light for emergency use on Thursday for all Indonesian citizens aged 12 and over. The head of the authority, Penny Lukito, announced during a press conference that the agreement to approve the Pfizer jab had been signed in order to carry the country out of the pandemic as it expands vaccination coverage by increasing the vaccines...
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Russia still won't consider allowing Western Covid-19 vaccines into country, as Kremlin says ‘we've enough of our own' jabs

Russia still won't consider allowing Western Covid-19 vaccines into country, as Kremlin says ‘we've enough of our own' jabs

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The Kremlin has revealed that Moscow has no plans to buy or approve coronavirus vaccines developed by and manufactured in countries like the US and Britain, but that it is exploring mutual recognition of vaccines to enable travel.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, President Vladimir Putin's press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, said that there was no consideration being given to allowing the use of the jabs, given that Russia has four domestic formulas. “We have enough of our own vaccines," Peskov said. "So far, this topic isn't being discussed in any way."
As well as its flagship Sputnik V...
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‘I feel like I'm half vaccinated': Some Illinois residents who got Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are seeking booster shots as delta variant spreads

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Some Illinois residents who got Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are seeking booster shots as delta variant spreads.
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'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 ...

The GOP governor of Arkansas, where vaccines are lagging and COVID-19 is...

The GOP governor of Arkansas, where vaccines are lagging and COVID-19 is surging, said it's 'disappointing' vaccines are 'political'

Summary List Placement Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday it's "disappointing" vaccines have become "political," as his state deals with a COVID-19 surge. Hutchinson, a... Read more ...

'It's not a Trump rally': Biden responds to being heckled while campaigning...

'It's not a Trump rally': Biden responds to being heckled while campaigning for former Gov. Terry McAuliffe in Virginia

Summary List Placement President Joe Biden was heckled during a Virginia campaign appearance on Friday, brushing off the disturbance while rallying support for former Gov... Read more ...

At the recent CPAC, attendees celebrated the failure of Biden's goal to...

At the recent CPAC, attendees celebrated the failure of Biden's goal to vaccinate 70% of adults. Now top Republicans have U-turned, urging people to get their jab

Summary List Placement High-profile Republicans are switching from a previous vaccine hesitant stance and now urging Americans to get their COVID-19 vaccines, as soon as... Read more ...

Arizona secretary of state tells Trump to 'accept' his election loss and...

Arizona secretary of state tells Trump to 'accept' his election loss and 'move on' ahead of Phoenix rally

Summary List Placement Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs on Friday said former President Donald Trump needed to "accept" his loss in last year's election and "move on... Read more ...

Fan-demonium: Bare-knuckle commentators stunned as rapper Blueface beats...

Fan-demonium: Bare-knuckle commentators stunned as rapper Blueface beats ring invader in huge brawl after celebrity boxing

Pundits described an "all-out war" amid wild scenes as rapper Blueface, who had just won a celebrity fight with the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, began battering a fan... Read more ...

Rep. Eric Swalwell posted a heated text exchange with Tucker Carlson and...

Rep. Eric Swalwell posted a heated text exchange with Tucker Carlson and said the Fox News host is 'losing his mind that I won't return his calls'

Summary List Placement Rep. Eric Swalwell took aim at Tucker Carlson on Twitter Friday, sharing a screenshot of a testy text exchange the two shared. Swalwell, a Democrat from... Read more ...

Vaccine mandate hasn't hurt one Raleigh business

Vaccine mandate hasn't hurt one Raleigh business

News that UNC Health and Duke University Health System will soon require all of their physicians and staff to be vaccinated against coronavirus has created a backlash from many... Read more ...

China sanctions Wilbur Ross, others in response to U.S. warnings on Hong Kong

China sanctions Wilbur Ross, others in response to U.S. warnings on Hong Kong

China imposed sanctions on former Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and six others on Friday, in response to recent U.S. actions over Chinese threats to Hong Kong's autonomy. Last... Read more ...

Rental unit shortage affects ability to hire, retain talent

Rental unit shortage affects ability to hire, retain talent

The state's economy is thriving, and there are a lot of great jobs available. But it's tough to hire people if they can't find a place to live. Read more ...