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G-7 Leaders Are Set To Pledge 1 Billion Coronavirus Vaccines To Other Countries

Friday, June 11, 2021

President Biden pledged the U.S. will donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine globally. "Our values call on us to do everything that we can to vaccinate the world against COVID-19," he said.

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A Fire And Cyberattack Cause Major Blackouts Across Puerto Rico

Friday, June 11, 2021

At the height of the blackout, nearly 800,000 customers were without power, according to Luma Energy. The company took over as the island's power authority just 10 days ago.

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Child Labor Surges For The First Time In 20 Years. The Pandemic May Make That Worse.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

An estimated 160 million children were involved in child labor around the world at the beginning of 2020, according to a new report.

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The U.S. Capitol Police Are Adding An Emotional Support Dog To The Force

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Lila joins the force several months after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol that left many officers injured and suffering from emotional distress.

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A Plane Carrying Biden's Press Corps Was About To Take Off. Then The Cicadas Swarmed

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

A plane carrying dozens of journalists abroad to follow President Biden's trip to Europe was delayed several hours due to cicadas that filled the plane's engine.

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A Record Number Of Americans, Including Republicans, Now Support Same-Sex Marriage

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

The rise in support stems largely from a majority of Republicans, who for the first time back same-sex marriage at 55%, according to Gallup.

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Fake COVID Vaccine Cards Are Being Sold Online. Using One Is A Crime

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Officials have pleaded with tech giants to keep the documents off their sites, but Amazon briefly had blank vaccination cards for sale this week. They could land their bearers in prison.

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The EU Bans Belarus Airlines And Reroutes Flights Around Its Airspace

Friday, June 04, 2021

The move, affecting about 400 flights per day, is a reaction to the shocking arrest of a journalist last month after Belarusian officials forced his plane Greece-to-Lithuania flight to land in Minsk.

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The U.S. Is Sending 1 Million Vaccines To Mexico Border Cities And Resort Spots

Friday, June 04, 2021

Mexico has reported more than 2.4 million confirmed coronavirus cases with more than 228,000 deaths as of Thursday. Targeting the shots toward tourist areas is a bid to boost the country's economy.

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Police In Nicaragua Detain Opposition Figure At Her Home Following A Raid

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Federal prosecutors are requesting that Cristiana Chamorro be disqualified from running for president due to accusations that she was involved in money laundering.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu May Be On His Way Out. What Happens Next?

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Israeli politicians from the right and left and an Arab party say they've reached an agreement to form a new government that casts out Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But it's not yet a done deal.

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Storm Hits The Philippines, Leaving At Least 3 Dead And Hundreds Displaced

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

The wet season in the Philippines typically starts in June and lasts until November.

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Iran's Largest Navy Ship Sinks In The Gulf Of Oman After Catching Fire

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

The Kharg was one of the Iranian navy's few ships capable of refueling other vessels at sea.

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Guns, Trucks And Trips: West Virginia Expands Prizes For Vaccinated Residents

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Several states — including Ohio, California, Colorado and Maryland — have created vaccination incentive programs to get more teens and adults fully immunized against the coronavirus.

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Peruvian Officials More Than Double COVID Death Toll, Saying They Undercounted

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

"Glaring gaps" in access to COVID-19 vaccines are partially to blame for increasing infection rates in Peru, Argentina, Brazil and many other Latin American and Caribbean countries .

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Employers Can (Mostly) Require Vaccines For Workers Returning To The Office

Friday, May 28, 2021

Guidance from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says employers can legally require workers to get a COVID-19 vaccine before returning to the office. But workers can claim exceptions.

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Ex-Penn State President Will Serve Jail Time In The Jerry Sandusky Child Abuse Scandal

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Graham Spanier must report to a Pennsylvania jail in July to serve at least two months behind bars. He must also serve two months of house arrest.

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Christine Wormuth Makes History As The 1st Female Secretary Of The Army

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The U.S. Senate confirmed Wormuth as Army secretary Thursday morning. She joins many other women in senior national security positions in the Biden administration.

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Europe Wants Social Media Giants To Do More To Stop Disinformation

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The executive branch of the European Union is asking Facebook, Google, Twitter and others to provide details on how they are responding to disinformation on their platforms.

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3 Reasons Why The Arrest Of A Journalist By Belarus Is Troubling

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The arrest of journalist Roman Protasevich, who was seized from a flight that was forced down by Belarusian authorities, is being called an act of state terrorism and air piracy.

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