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Prince Charles has tested positive for COVID a second time

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Prince Charles is isolating and has canceled his appearances. He previously contracted the virus in March 2020.

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A Welsh company is taking its whole staff on vacation as a reward for pandemic work

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

Cardiff-based Yolk Recruitment Ltd. is taking its more than 50 employees on an all-expenses-paid vacation to the island of Tenerife in April. The four-day trip will reportedly cost more than $135,515.

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The Dutch vow to egg Jeff Bezos' yacht if a bridge is dismantled to let his boat pass

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

After early reports that Rotterdam would briefly take apart a historic bridge for the yacht's passage, thousands of people joined a Facebook event called "Throwing eggs at superyacht Jeff Bezos."

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New York lifts indoor mask mandate, with California and N.J. mandates also set to end

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

New York will no longer require masks in most indoor public settings, but they will still be required in schools and health care facilities. Several other states have made similar moves this week.

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Mitch McConnell criticizes the RNC for censuring 2 Republicans on Jan. 6 panel

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

In a rare break with his party, the Senate minority leader said that it's not the RNC's job to single out party members with different views, referring to Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.

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A pub that claims to be England's oldest could close its doors because of COVID

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks in St. Albans dates back to the 8th century, with a storied past featuring medieval pigeons, Oliver Cromwell and tunnels once traversed by monks. Now its future is uncertain.

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Josh Neuman, popular YouTuber and skateboarder, dies in a plane crash in Iceland

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Neuman and three others were killed during a sightseeing flight to create commercial content for the Belgian streetwear brand Suspicious Antwerp. Neuman was 22.

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Australia will reopen to fully vaccinated travelers in 2 weeks

Monday, February 07, 2022

Doubly vaccinated travelers will be welcomed starting Feb. 21, nearly two years after it first closed its border. The move is seen as relief for its tourism industry.

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Ottawa declares a state of emergency over truckers' growing anti-government protests

Monday, February 07, 2022

The mayor called the situation "the most serious emergency our city has ever faced." Police are ramping up enforcement as the standoff continues.

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Tongan flag bearer Pita Taufatofua is skipping the Games to focus on volcano relief

Friday, February 04, 2022

Taufatofua made headlines as Tonga's bare-chested flag bearer at the last three opening ceremonies. He's missing the 2022 Games to help his country recover from January's deadly tsunami.

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The Winter Olympics start Friday. Here's how to follow along

Thursday, February 03, 2022

The 2022 Olympics kick off in Beijing on Friday. Here's how to watch the opening ceremony and follow NPR's coverage for the next two weeks.

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Alexander Vindman sues Trump allies for alleged intimidation over impeachment hearing

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Vindman accuses Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Guiliani and others of conspiring to intimidate and then punish him for testifying in the former president's 2019 impeachment case.

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Here's how the Biden administration says it will halve cancer death rates by 2047

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

President Biden is relaunching "Cancer Moonshot," an initiative he led as vice president. It aims to dramatically reduce cancer deaths and improve the experience of patients, survivors and families.

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These 2 groundhogs have conflicting weather predictions — so take your pick

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

On the day when America puts its faith in the paws of furry forecasters, prominent groundhogs Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck do not agree on how many more weeks of winter there will be.

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Two male penguins welcome hatchling as New York zoo's 1st same-sex foster parents

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo says Elmer and Lima are its first same-sex parents to successfully hatch an egg, calling the penguins "exemplary in every aspect of egg care."

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Let's talk about 'We Don't Talk About Bruno'

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

The catchy song by Lin-Manuel Miranda from Disney's Encanto reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, only the second from a Disney animated film to reach those heights.

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In Belgium, government workers no longer have to answer the boss's emails after hours

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Thousands of federal civil servants will no longer have to answer calls or emails from their bosses outside of working hours. The law aims to address burnout exacerbated by the pandemic.

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Toni Morrison's only short story is available in book form for the first time

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

The late Nobel laureate and novelist was known for her examination of the Black experience. "Recitatif" is about two girls, one Black and one white, but doesn't reveal which is which.

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Bridgeport detectives suspended over handling of probes into deaths of 2 Black women

Monday, January 31, 2022

The officers are facing an internal investigation into "lack of sensitivity to the public and failure to follow police policy" in the separate, active cases of Lauren Smith-Fields and Brenda Rawls.

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Rihanna is pregnant, and the internet is understandably abuzz

Monday, January 31, 2022

Global superstar and savvy entrepreneur Rihanna is expecting her first child, with rapper A$AP Rocky. She debuted her baby bump during a photo shoot in New York City.

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