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Group Urges Climate Adaptation Funding in Pandemic Recovery

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An organization that promotes efforts to adapt the environment to cope ...
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Language Barriers, Wariness Make Vaccinating Immigrants Hard

MECCA, Calif. (AP) — Migrant workers lined up by the hundreds during a break from picking ...
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Despite Reactions, California Says Virus Vaccine Can be Used

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California said it's safe to immediately begin using a batch of coronavirus ...
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SC Adds Some Parents to Vaccine List Amid High Demand

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health officials have slightly expanded the pool of people eligible ...
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On Day One, Biden to Undo Trump Policies on Climate, Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first hours as president, Joe Biden will aim to strike at ...
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Coronavirus Deaths Rising in 30 US States Amid Winter Surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a ...
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A New COVID-19 Challenge: Mutations Rise Along With Cases

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly ...
Dr. Michael Roach

California Counties Beg for Vaccine as Eligibility Expands

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California counties begged for more coronavirus vaccine as the state added a ...
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California Turns Stadiums Into COVID-19 Vaccination Centers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is transforming baseball stadiums, fairgrounds and even a Disneyland Resort parking ...
Marybeth Hearn

Teacher Trained 56 Guide Dogs, Passed Legacy to Students

After years of treating President Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric with a light touch, Facebook and Instagram ...
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Pandemic-Era Mardi Gras: No Big Crowds, But Plenty of Cake

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A subdued Carnival season begins Wednesday after the coronavirus pandemic put an ...
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If I’ve Already Had the Coronavirus, Can I Get It Again?

If I've already had the coronavirus, can I get it again? ...
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Bill Legalizing Abortion Passed in Pope’s Native Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina on Wednesday became the largest nation in Latin America to ...
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After a Year Like This, Expect a Strange New Year’s Eve

NEW YORK (AP) — If ever a year's end seemed like cause for celebration, 2020 might ...
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More COVID-19 Vaccines in the Pipeline as US Effort Ramps Up

A huge U.S. study of another COVID-19 vaccine candidate got underway Monday as states continue to ...
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One Good Thing: Highlights of 9 Months in Tales of Kindness

In mid-March, as the coronavirus was ravaging communities and economies around the world, The Associated Press ...
Aid Groups Aim to Bring Health Care to Migrants on Way to US

Aid Groups Aim to Bring Health Care to Migrants on Way to US

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Aurora Leticia Cruz has tried to keep up with her blood pressure ...
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Endangered Ferrets Get Experimental COVID-19 in Colorado

In late summer, as researchers accelerated the first clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines for humans, a ...
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Pope on COVID-19 Vaccine: Needy, Vulnerable Must Come First

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis made a Christmas Day plea for authorities to make COVID-19 ...
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COVID-19 Spikes Follow in Prisons After Inmate Transfers

DETROIT (AP) — Families of men incarcerated at Michigan's Kinross Correctional Facility believed its remote location ...
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US Regulators OK Genetically Modified Pig for Food, Drugs

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved a genetically modified pig for food and medical ...
Dr. Marina Del Rios

US Vaccinations Ramp Up as 2nd COVID-19 Shot Nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds more hospitals around the country began dispensing COVID-19 shots to their workers ...
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Virus Outbreak Delays Production at World’s Top Glove Maker

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Top Glove Corp., the world's largest maker of rubber gloves, ...
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Millions Stick to Thanksgiving Travel Plans Despite Warnings

About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus ...
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Air Quality Up in Some EU Cities During Pandemic Lockdown

BRUSSELS (AP) — Air quality significantly improved in European metropolitan areas such as Milan and Madrid ...
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3rd Major COVID-19 Vaccine Shown to be Effective and Cheaper

LONDON (AP) — Drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its COVID-19 vaccine is highly ...
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Heading Home for the Holiday? Get a Virus Test, Colleges Say

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As college students prepare to go home for the holidays, some ...
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CDC Pleads with Americans to Not Travel for Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) — With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation's top public health ...
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Not Just COVID: Nursing Home Neglect Deaths Surge in Shadows

When COVID-19 tore through Donald Wallace's nursing home, he was one of the lucky few to ...
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Oxford Scientists Expect COVID-19 Vaccine Data by Christmas

LONDON (AP) — University of Oxford scientists expect to report results from the late-stage trials of ...
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Evers to Extend Mask Mandate as COVID Strains Hospitals

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that he will extend an order ...
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Heart Risk Factors Vary Greatly Among Asian Immigrants

Asian immigrants in the United States are a widely diverse group with heart health risk factors ...
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States Tightening Anti-Virus Restrictions Amid Case Surge

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The deadly rise in COVID-19 cases across the U.S. is forcing ...
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2nd Virus Vaccine Shows Striking Success in US Tests

A second experimental COVID-19 vaccine — this one from Moderna Inc. — yielded extraordinarily strong early ...
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Study Suggests Video Games Can Help Mental Health

LONDON (AP) — Time spent playing video games can be good for mental health, according to ...
Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson

Missouri Guidance Change Seeks to Reduce School Quarantines

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday announced new guidance aimed at keeping ...
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States Ramp Up For Biggest Vaccination Effort in US History

With a COVID-19 vaccine drawing closer, public health officials across the country are gearing up for ...
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High Court Seems Likely to Leave to Health Care Law in Place

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed likely Tuesday to leave in place the bulk of ...
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Study Finds Long-Acting Shot Helps Women Avoid HIV Infection

Researchers are stopping a study early after finding that a shot of an experimental medicine every ...
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Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine is Looking 90% Effective

Pfizer Inc. said Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine may be a remarkable 90% effective, based on ...