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Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

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Almost 130 million people 18 or older have received at least one dose of a vaccine, or 50.4% of the total adult population, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. Almost 84 million adults, or about ...

France cuts two nuclear-powered submarines in half to make one new one

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A French nuclear-powered submarine severely damaged by fire last year has been saved from the scrapyard -- by cutting it in two and welding the salvageable half to part of another decommissioned sub. An intense 14-h...

Suns hit record-tying 18 3s in half, beat Rockets 126-120

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The long balls came in bunches for both teams in this contest, which at times resembled a game of H-O-R-S-E. The Suns finished with a franchise-record 25 3-pointers and the Rockets added 17. The combined total of 42 ...

Meet Rusty. He has spent half of his dog life in an animal shelter

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A dog in Waco, Texas, has done a lot of living in his two short years on Earth. The latest twist? An adoption that lasted less than 24 hours. Rusty was surrendered as a puppy in February 2020 to the Humane Society o...

More than half of all migrants at US-Mexico border expelled under health order in recent weeks

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The Biden administration expelled more than half of the migrants arriving at the US-Mexico border in recent weeks under a Trump-era health order that has been continued by the Biden administration, according to prel...

Nearly half of Americans think Black people face a lot of discrimination, survey says

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Most Americans say that people of color in the United States face at least some discrimination, according to a survey published Thursday by the Pew Research Center. A new survey shows that 80% of Americans believe t...

Nearly half of parents said teens face new or worsening mental health issues during pandemic, poll says

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Nearly half of parents reported their teenagers faced new or worsening mental health conditions since the pandemic began, a new poll has found. A survey of 977 parents with children ages 13 to 18 analyzed teen ment...

Covid case and death rates were higher in GOP-led states in second half of 2020, study finds

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In the second half of 2020, Republican-led states had higher Covid-19 case rates and death rates than Democrat-led states, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on Tuesday. S...

Over half a million Texans are still under boil water advisories a week after a winter storm brutalized the South

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Over half a million Texans are still under boil water notices more than a week after a winter storm brutalized large swaths of the South, leaving millions without water and power for days. A total of 509,206 people ...

Biden set to honor the half million US lives lost to coronavirus

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President Joe Biden is slated to deliver remarks and participate in a candle-lighting ceremony Monday evening at the White House as the country approaches the grim milestone of 500,000 American lives lost to coronav...

Half of US states lack most basic protections for LGBTQ people, report finds

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Half of US states fail to offer basic protections for LGBTQ people, according to a report by the country's largest LGBTQ advocacy group. The Human Rights Campaign's State Equality Index examines state-level policies...

The Mega Millions jackpot is almost half a billion dollars, the 8th largest in history

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The Mega Millions jackpot is close to reaching half a billion dollars in what could be the eighth largest prize in the game's history. The next chance for a lucky winner is Friday, after no ticket matched the all si...

Over half of Chinese adults are now overweight. That’s more people than the entire US population

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As China grows richer, the waistlines of adults in the country are also expanding. More than half of Chinese adults are now considered overweight, a study conducted by the country's National Health Commission revea...

Indian village schoolteacher wins $1 million global prize — and gives half to the runners-up

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An Indian schoolteacher has been awarded the 2020 Global Teacher Prize -- and has vowed to give half of the $ 1 million prize money to the runners-up. The award, which is run by the Varkey Foundation in partnershi...

Half a million South Korean students sit a college entrance exam despite rising Covid cases

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Seoul, South Korea Half a million students will sit South Korea's notoriously difficult National College Entrance Exam on Thursday, a marathon, nine-hour test day that is the country's answer to the SATs and can dete...

Half of all US adults say colleges that brought students back to campus made the right decision, study finds

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As colleges and universities deal with coronavirus outbreaks, the question of whether these institutions made the right decision in bringing students back on campus continues to be a topic of national conversation. ...

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