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U.S. to restrict air travel from 8 countries over new COVID variant concerns

The U.S. will impose new air travel restrictions in response to the Omicron variant, a new COVID strain first detected in South Africa, President Biden…

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Rep. Boebert apologizes for anti-Muslim comments directed at Rep. Omar

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) apologized Friday for suggesting in a video that emerged this week that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was mistaken for a terrorist…

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Americans are super-sizing their holiday travel — and bringing work along

Americans are rushing back into holiday travel, and many are taking even longer trips now than they did before the pandemic began. The big picture:…

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The potential GOAT of chess faces an intriguing challenger

The World Chess Championship between Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi began on Friday, 1,094 days after Carlsen won his fourth consecutive title. Why…

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Department of Interior report proposes raising cost of drilling on public lands

Oil and gas companies should pay more to drill on federal lands and waters, the Department of the Interior argued in a report released Friday,…

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U.S. to restrict travel from 8 countries over Omicron variant concerns

The U.S. will impose new travel restrictions in response to the Omicron variant, a new COVID strain first detected in South Africa, senior administration officials…

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Europe, Asia tighten borders in fear of new COVID variant Omicron

Countries across Europe and Asia are rushing through new travel restrictions in response to a new COVID variant identified by scientists in South Africa. The…

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COVID vaccines of the future might not be shots

As vaccine makers pursue the next generation of COVID-19 vaccines, some are working to develop products that wouldn’t require a shot. Why it matters: Delivering…

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Europe, Asia tighten borders in fear of new COVID variant B.1.1.529

Countries across Europe and Asia are rushing through new travel restrictions in response to a new COVID variant identified by scientists in South Africa. The…

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Anthony Fauci says U.S. is “rushing now” to get scientific data about new COVID variant

U.S. public health officials were set to speak Friday with their South Africa counterparts as they sought scientific details about a new COVID-19 variant already…

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Europe, Asia tighten borders in fear of new COVID variant B.1.1.529

Countries across Europe and Asia are rushing through new travel restrictions in response to a new COVID variant identified by scientists in South Africa. The…

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Reader survey: You can put up your Christmas tree now

Data: Axios survey; Note: 1,834 readers of Axios Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, D.C., Northwest Arkansas, Philadelphia and Tampa Bay were surveyed Nov. 19-23, 2021;…

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America’s treat-yourself shopping season

Inflation is driving prices up, but that’s not keeping people out of stores. What’s happening: Retail sales climbed for the third straight month in October…

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Everything Shortage to last past Christmas

America’s supply chain crisis, which has driven prices higher and made all sorts of goods harder to find, may last long after the holiday season….

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Washington hit by more record rainfall as atmospheric river threatens Pacific Northwest

Rainfall records tumbled in Washington state on Thanksgiving night as atmospheric river events began threatening the Pacific Northwest, per the National Weather Service. Why it…

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5 U.S. lawmakers meet with officials in Taiwan in defiance of China’s government

The leader of a U.S. congressional delegation to Taiwan declared during a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen Friday that the self-governing island was a “force…

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Solomon Islands PM blames unrest on foreign powers as Australian police sweep in

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Friday that “foreign powers” were to blame for days of unrest in the…

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Washington hit by more record rainfall as atmospheric river threatens Pacific Northwest

Rainfall records tumbled in Washington state on Thanksgiving night as atmospheric river events began threatening the Pacific Northwest, per the National Weather service warns. Why…

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5 U.S. lawmakers meet with officials in Taiwan in defiance of China’s government

Five U.S. lawmakers are meeting with Taipei officials this week to discuss matters including regional security, per a statement from the American Institute in Taiwan,…

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Pacific Northwest faces threat of more atmospheric rivers and floods from tonight

Atmospheric river events are threatening to slam Washington state and other parts of the Pacific Northwest with more heavy rains from Thanksgiving night, the National…

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Russian coal mine blast kills at least 52 people

A methane gas leak and explosion at a Siberian coal mine killed at least 52 people on Thursday, including six rescuers, Russian officials said. The…

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How America’s turkey supply chain brings birds to your table

The route that your turkey took on its way to your table this year was beset by extreme weather, global supply-chain issues and labor shortages…

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