Jonathan Franklin

The Washington Post

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Here's the story behind Black History Month — and why it's celebrated in February

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Black History Month grew from a weeklong celebration that started nearly 100 years ago — and it's not random that it's in February.

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A shot and a swab: New Hampshire to sell at-home COVID tests in liquor outlets

Friday, January 28, 2022

New Hampshire Gov. Christopher Sununu says he expects the at-home tests to be available at statewide liquor stores within the next two weeks.

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Blizzard warnings are issued as the Northeast faces a massive winter storm

Friday, January 28, 2022

What's already expected to be a major storm could turn into blizzard conditions. Boston and eastern Massachusetts could see two feet of snow.

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Internet sleuths think they figured out the Washington Football Team's new name

Friday, January 28, 2022

The team is scheduled to reveal its new name on Wednesday. But did a newly acquired domain name spoil the surprise?

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Satellite images show the aftermath of Tonga volcano's eruption

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The images show populated areas in the archipelago with heavily damaged or destroyed buildings and homes and at least one island covered with ash.

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Elton John postpones Texas concerts after testing positive for COVID-19

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

John said that he's fully vaccinated and boosted, experiencing only mild symptoms, and expects to be able to perform at his scheduled show this weekend in Arkansas.

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Adele postpones Vegas show in tearful post, saying half of her team is out with COVID

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Weekends with Adele was originally set to run from Jan. 21 to April 16. The singer announced that the Las Vegas residency was postponed due to COVID issues.

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A jury has been seated in the civil rights trial in George Floyd's death

Thursday, January 20, 2022

J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are accused of violating Floyd's civil rights by failing to provide him with medical aid during the May 2020 arrest in Minneapolis.

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COVID concerns will keep NBC announcers home from the Beijing Olympics

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

NBC Sports officials say their plan of covering the Olympics from its Stamford, Conn., facility is a similar strategy used to cover the delayed 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics last year.

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Doctors and patients are facing tough choices because of the national blood crisis

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to a 62% drop in blood drives at schools and colleges, according to the American Red Cross.

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The Army is increasing its largest signing bonus to $50,000 for some new recruits

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Until now, the Army has offered a maximum bonus of $40,000. The head of Recruiting Command said the pandemic has made attracting new talent much more of a challenge.

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice 'extremely unwell' after testing positive for COVID-19

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Results from the governor's rapid test Tuesday morning came back negative. However, results from his PCR test came back positive, according to a statement.

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Medicare proposes covering expensive Alzheimer's drug for those in clinical trials

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Aduhelm is the first treatment approved in the country to slow cognitive decline in those living with Alzheimer's. Doctors have refused to prescribe it, given the lack of data and evidence behind it.

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The poet Maya Angelou is the first Black woman to be featured on a U.S. quarter

Monday, January 10, 2022

The Maya Angelou design is the first quarter in the "American Women Quarters Program" — a four-year program that will feature prominent women in U.S. history.

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How to get insurance to pay for at-home COVID tests, according to the White House

Monday, January 10, 2022

The Biden administration says Americans should be able to order COVID-19 tests online later this month. Those who are eligible can get eight free over-the-counter at-home tests a month.

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An Uber rider who got stuck in the Virginia traffic jam ended up with a $600 bill

Thursday, January 06, 2022

Andrew Peters was stuck on I-95 for nine hours this week after snow and ice caused tractor-trailers to jackknife on the interstate, making the road impassable. By Thursday, Uber had offered a refund.

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California extends its indoor mask mandate until February as omicron surge continues

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

So far, nearly 80% of California residents have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID vaccine. The extended statewide mask mandate is set to expire on Feb. 15.

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CDC recommends Pfizer COVID booster for kids as young as 12

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

The new recommendation for adolescents age 12-17 came hours after a panel of CDC advisers voted in favor of it. The boosters should be given five months after initial immunization.

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Australia cancels Novak Djokovic's visa after his earlier COVID vaccine exemption

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

The Australian Border Force said the top-ranked tennis player "failed to provide appropriate evidence to meet the entry requirements to Australia, and his visa has been subsequently cancelled."

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The CDC says a test to get out of COVID isolation is not needed, resisting pushback

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Those who contracted COVID-19 can end their isolation after five days while continuing to wear a well-fitting mask for an additional five days, according to the agency.

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