How the pandemic killed a record number of rural hospitals
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Even before the pandemic, rural hospitals faced significant financial uncertainty. Covid-19 has been what one health care leader called, "the nail in the coffin."
TikTok star wounded in movie theater shooting has died from his injuries
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A well-known TikTok user has died of his injuries after being wounded in a shooting at a California movie theater Monday night that left another woman dead, police said.
House Democrat slams lawmakers 'on vacations' as eviction moratorium set to end
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Rep. Cori Bush slammed her House colleagues for adjourning for August recess without passing an extension of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's eviction […]
From offices to restaurants, companies are requiring proof of vaccination
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After months of encouraging employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19, companies are beginning to take a harder line and roll out mandates — a dramatic escalation of […]
The risk we face when populations are more important than people
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There is no perfect population number, writes Dr. Natalia Kanem, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund. However, talks on a population bust or a boom in the […]
A slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake is going up for auction
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This may be the most expensive piece of cake you'll never eat.
Tensions in the House of Representatives boil over after 1/6 hearing and mask rule
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Democratic Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut did not want to lose his cool, but he said this week he couldn't help it.
The surge of Covid-19 infections for unvaccinated people is only beginning, experts warn
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With the recent increase of Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations due to the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant, health experts and officials expect the surge to […]
Bee swarm attack kills Arizona man and injures five people
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A man is dead and at least five people were injured after a bee swarm attack in an Arizona neighborhood on Thursday.
The latest on the Tokyo Olympics
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The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are underway after the Games were delayed for almost a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Follow here for the latest news on the Summer […]
Trump commands historic attention for an ex-president. That may hurt the GOP.
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In the month of July, Biden and Trump have been running about equally in mentions on cable news. This is really unusual. Four years ago in July, Trump was getting mentioned on […]
This woman has the largest mouth in the world, according to Guinness
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TikTok is full of users with big mouths, but one star on the social media platform just proved hers is quite literally the largest.
US vaccination rates are rising, even in least-vaccinated Southern states
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The pace of Covid-19 vaccinations in the US has risen steadily over the past three weeks, particularly in several Southern states with poor vaccination rates and strong hesitancy […]
Van conversion businesses can't keep up with #vanlife demand
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The once-tiny cottage industry of van conversion companies has found itself in the center of a distinctively pandemic-era dilemma: ravenous demand and monthslong backorders on […]
Trump to DOJ last December: 'Just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me'
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Trump pressured top Justice Dept. officials to falsely declare the election "illegal" and "corrupt" despite finding no evidence of widespread voter fraud
Carrie and Boris Johnson are expecting a second baby after miscarriage heartbreak
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Carrie Johnson, the wife of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has announced the couple are expecting their second child in December.
'The animals are on fire,' say devastated farmers as wildfires sweep Turkey
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In the small village of Kacarlar, on Turkey's southern coast, farmers are facing apocalyptic scenes as wildfires continue to sweep the country.
Sinema strikes big bipartisan infrastructure deal and suffers a Democratic backlash
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When a group of 22 senators negotiates a $1 trillion bill, conversations can go off track. And when they did — "far too many (times) to recount," joked one senior staffer […]
Elaine Thompson-Herah defends Olympic 100m title in all-Jamaican podium
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The celebrations started even before she had crossed the line, gesturing with her left arm and shouting in delight.
Once considered a 'city disease,' Zimbabwe's rural areas are being hit hard by Covid, and panic has set in
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Pauline Chinyandura rushes to serve lunch in her makeshift canteen in Domboshava, a rural area around 25 miles northeast of Zimbabwe's capital Harare. The chatter around her is of […]
'Love Is Blind: After the Altar' brings back Pod Squad drama
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In this edition of Pop Life Chronicles, the "Love Is Blind" reunion is here and "The Wedding of the Century" looks back at Prince Charles and then Lady Diana Spencer's nuptials.
Why kaatsu, a fitness trend spotted at the Games, isn't just for Olympians
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Olympians and athletes have used blood flow restriction training to grow their muscles and speed up recovery. But you don't have to be an athlete to do it -- here's what experts […]
Massive comet discovery dwarfs all others
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This week, we pull back the curtain on an ancient family, share the largest comet discovery, welcome the annual dog-day cicadas, marvel at the oldest animal fossil discovery, and […]
Deadly drone attack on tanker escalates Iran-Israel maritime tensions
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Maritime tensions are escalating in the Middle East following the deadly attack on a tanker connected to an Israeli billionaire in the Arabian Sea.
Senate passes bill to award Congress' highest honor to first Black NHL player
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The US Senate passed legislation this week to grant Congress' highest honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, to the first Black player to compete in the National Hockey League.
White House frustrated with 'hyperbolic' and 'irresponsible' Delta variant coverage, sources say
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DeSantis and other GOP 2024 prospects target public health officials with political attacks
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' warning this week of a "Faucian distopia" offered the latest glimpse at how ambitious Republicans eyeing 2024 presidential bids are increasingly […]
Biden says Western wildfires demand 'urgent action' in meeting with governors
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President Joe Biden said Friday the wildfires intensifying in the West demand "urgent action" as he met with seven Republican and Democratic governors to discuss how states are […]