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FDA lifts curbs on dispensing abortion pills during pandemic

The Biden administration is lifting restrictions on dispensing abortion pills by mail during the Covid-19 pandemic, reversing a Trump administration policy that the Supreme Court…

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Trump CDC chief joins ‘Big Ass Fans’ — which promotes controversial Covid-killing technology

Dr. Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has joined Big Ass Fans, lending his scientific credibility to a company…

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Japan to treat and release water contaminated in Fukushima disaster into sea

Japan’s government on Tuesday announced plans to release more than 1 million metric tons of contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the…

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In photos: Life along the U.S.-Mexico border during migrant increase and COVID-19 restrictions

Axios traveled to McAllen and El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, to see how the communities are responding to an increase of migrants from…

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Microsoft bets big on health with $19.7 billion purchase of Nuance

Microsoft is to acquire artificial intelligence and cloud computing company Nuance for $19.7 billion, bolstering its healthcare presence with a leader in voice recognition technology….

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Intel CEO calls for “moonshot” to boost U.S. role in chipmaking

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger called Monday for the U.S. to spend billions of dollars over the next few years as part of a “moonshot” designed…

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Live events industry eyes pandemic comeback

The “live economy” — broadway shows, concerts, music festivals and more — is in pandemic purgatory. What’s going on: Some events are getting the green…

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Pandemic hits ‘critical point’ as Europe deaths top one million

Europe passed the grim milestone of one million coronavirus deaths on Monday, as the World Health Organization warned that infections are rising exponentially despite widespread…

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‘The Advantage Of Our Smallness’: Bhutan Vaccinates 93% Of Adults In Under 2 Weeks

Just 13 days after the kingdom launched a nationwide vaccination campaign on March 27, health officials said 93% of eligible adults had received one dose…

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Mass shooting at Knoxville, Tennesee high school leaves multiple victims — including one officer

Reopeining the country from COVID-19 lockdowns mean an unfortunate return to mass shootings. Such was the case Monday when police reported a high school shooting…

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The line of Republican sleezebags is long and Matt Gaetz is only the latest — with more to follow: columnist

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) isn’t the only Republican in office with questionable ethics. In fact, the GOP has spent years welcoming the morally questionable into…

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There’s a disturbing motive hiding behind the GOP’s attacks on transgender youth

The GOP’s latest culture war is focused squarely on the nation’s transgender community, specifically transgender youth. It isn’t a new war, simply a new front…

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The Supreme Court just ‘radically altered’ the law — and ignored normal procedure to do so: report

The United States Supreme Court is receiving criticism not only on the merits of a new decision, but for the process used to reach it….

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In-person Oscars to feature bevy of A-list presenters

Film lovers tired of tedious Zoom-based Hollywood awards shows can rejoice — producers of the glitzy in-person Oscars this month are bringing in the big…

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Germany Is Expected To Centralize Its COVID-19 Response. Some Fear It May Be Too Late

The country’s scattershot approach, with each of 16 states imposing different regulations, has come under mounting criticism as cases surpass 3 million and hospitals warn…

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Muslims around the world navigate Covid restrictions for Ramadan, again

For Ramadan this year, Magdy Hafez has been longing to reclaim a cherished ritual: performing the nighttime group prayers called taraweeh at the mosque once…

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Judge refuses to sequester George Floyd trial jury after new unrest

The judge presiding over the George Floyd murder trial in Minneapolis denied a defense request on Monday to sequester the jury, dismissing suggestions they could…

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The warning signs of a longer pandemic

All the things that could prolong the COVID-19 pandemic — that could make this virus a part of our lives longer than anyone wants —…

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Coronavirus dashboard: Catch up fast

Health: The warning signs of a longer pandemic — CDC director: Answer to Michigan COVID-19 surge is “to close things down.” Vaccines: Former FDA chief offers…

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Northern Ireland, born of strife 100 years ago, again erupts in political violence

Sectarian rioting has returned to the streets of Northern Ireland, just weeks shy of its 100th anniversary as a territory of the United Kingdom. For…

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Covid pandemic still growing exponentially, WHO says

World Health Organization says ‘confusion and complacency’ prolonging global situation Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The global coronavirus pandemic is still…

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