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Role of Race in US Vaccine Rollout Gets Put to the Test

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The role that race should play in deciding who gets priority for ...
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‘Simple is Beautiful’: One-Shot Vaccine Proves Effective

The first one-shot COVID-19 vaccine provides good protection against the illness, Johnson & Johnson reported in ...
President Joe Biden

Biden Taking ‘Creative Steps’ to Push for $1.9T Aid Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are balking at the cost of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion ...
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Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Works, But Less so Against Variants

Novavax Inc. said Thursday that its COVID-19 vaccine appears 89% effective based on early findings from ...
South Carolina Sen. Katrina Shealey

South Carolina Senate Passes Bill Outlawing Most Abortions

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would outlaw ...
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EXPLAINER: Why It’s Hard to Make Vaccines and Boost Supplies

With demand for COVID-19 vaccines outpacing the world's supplies, a frustrated public and policymakers want to ...
"our children deserve better safe choice now"

In CDC’s Backyard, School Reopening Debate Divides Experts

Just down the road from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a community ...
A group of LGBTQ advocates

House Republicans Revive Bill Decried by Transgender Groups

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republican lawmakers on Tuesday revived a proposed law that would ...
Dr. John Corman

Vaccine Appointments Canceled Amid Confusion Over Supply

An increasing number of COVID-19 vaccination sites around the U.S. are canceling appointments because of vaccine ...
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Job Losses from Virus 4 Times as Bad as ’09 Financial Crisis

GENEVA (AP) — Four times as many jobs were lost last year due to the coronavirus ...
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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 ...
Joe Biden

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 ...
National Guard members assisting with processing COVID-19 deaths, placing them into temporary storage

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 ...
Flags fly half-mast at Dodgers Stadium

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 ...
parade in New Orleans

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? ...
Abortion-rights activists

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 ...
Pope Francis

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 ...