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More than 1,000 Jewish pilgrims blocked from entering Ukraine over coronavirus fears

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More than 1,000 Orthodox Jews are waiting on the Belarus-Ukraine border, after their attempts to enter the country for a religious pilgrimage were rebuffed due to coronavirus concerns. Ukrainian government video f...

Biden says Trump is ‘responsible’ for getting coronavirus

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Monday night that President Donald Trump is responsible for contracting coronavirus, faulting Trump for failing to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. ...

China’s most-controlled region is facing the country’s biggest coronavirus outbreak in months

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Hong Kong Xinjiang, the heavily policed region of western China where the government has been accused of detaining more than a million Muslims, is facing a new coronavirus outbreak. While the rest of the country is ...

Couple sends life-sized cardboard cutouts to their grandkids after coronavirus canceled their holiday plans

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A Texas couple came up with a clever and safe way to be with their grandchildren over the holidays after canceling their traditional, in-person celebrations because of the coronavirus pandemic. Missy and Barry Bucha...

White House coronavirus task force warns of surging cases in more populated states

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The White House coronavirus task force is warning this week that while there has been some progress in slowing the spread of the pandemic in the northern and central US, cases are still surging in more populated sta...

WHO team heads to China bat lab at the center of coronavirus conspiracies

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Hong Kong A team of World Health Organization investigators in Wuhan are visiting a laboratory Wednesday that has been the focus of conspiracies and speculation about the origin of the coronavirus pandemic. The WHO ...

Amid Michigan coronavirus case spike, Whitmer urges suspension of in-person high school classes

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The state is the national leader in the number of cases of COVID-19 by population despite increasing vaccinations.  "We all have to step up our game for the next two weeks to bring down rising cases, and that is why ...

Pastor accused of defying coronavirus restrictions wasn’t allowed in court because he wouldn’t wear a mask

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A Louisiana megachurch pastor charged with defying the state's coronavirus restrictions was not in court because he refused to wear a mask. Through his attorney, Tony Spell on Tuesday entered not guilty pleas to six...

Empty streets during coronavirus restrictions make spies’ jobs harder, says MI5 chief

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London The pandemic has changed the way millions of people work -- and even spies aren't exempt. Near-empty streets caused by fewer people traveling into city centers can make it difficult for Britain's spies to trac...

Chicago mayor hails ‘new day for science’ in playful video swiping at Trump’s coronavirus response

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Washington Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot hailed a "new day for science" in the wake of President-elect Joe Biden's announcement of a new coronavirus task force, recording a mocking video to take a swipe at President D...

She’s 102. She lived through the 1918 flu and now she’s beat coronavirus — twice

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Angelina Friedman is a survivor, in every sense of the word. When she was a baby, she lived through 1918 flu. Throughout her life she survived cancer, internal bleeding and sepsis. In April, she survived coronaviru...

Spain will keep a register of those who refuse the coronavirus vaccine

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Madrid People in Spain who decline to be vaccinated against coronavirus will be listed in a new register that will be shared with other European Union nations, Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa has said. "What w...

Stories of children separated from parents highlight the price of Hong Kong’s coronavirus success

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Hong Kong When Ariel saw her two young sons isolated in a Hong Kong hospital ward with Covid-19, she broke down. The brothers -- age 5 and 1 and both asymptomatic -- were wearing vests that were tied to their beds to...

These restaurants made it out of the Great Depression but couldn’t weather coronavirus

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As Thomas Hontalas cleaned out the restaurant he shared with his brother, it was hard to fathom that his 83-year family legacy was coming to an end. "I'm trying to process not having this business I've been working ...

A Connecticut man’s Halloween display features real-life horrors: The coronavirus and Black lives lost

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While Americans decorate their homes with ghosts and goblins this Halloween, a Connecticut man has decided to put up a much scarier scene. Matt Warshauer erected a multipaneled Halloween display in front of his home...

This 5-year-old wrote a book to help kids battle the stress of the coronavirus pandemic

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A 5-year-old from Georgia wrote a book to inspire kids to stay positive during the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. When the Covid-19 pandemic began, preschooler Wade Williams had a lot of questions. But his...

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