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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 ...

Ontario issues stay-at-home order to 14 million residents as Covid-19 hospitalizations spike

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The province of Ontario, including Canada's most populous city, Toronto, will be under a stay-at-home order for at least four weeks beginning Thursday as a third wave of the pandemic threatens to overwhelm hospitals...

India detects new ‘double mutant’ variant as Covid-19 cases spike, raising fears of a second wave

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New Delhi India has discovered a new "double mutant" variant of Covid-19, as the country struggles to contain a spike in cases that's raising fears of a second wave. "VOCs (variants of concern) and a new double mutan...

Duke University undergrads ordered to stay in place all week as Covid-19 cases spike

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Duke University officials issued a stay-in-place order for all undergraduate students through next Sunday as the school tries to combat a rapidly escalating number of Covid-19 cases. In a letter sent to students on ...

Carbon monoxide poisonings spike in winter storm-battered Texas

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Power outages in Texas have forced many to seek warmth in unconventional ways. Some are burning the artwork in their homes, and some are burning baby blocks. But others are resorting to more dangerous measures. Peo...

As attacks against Asian Americans spike, advocates call for action to protect communities

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A string of recent attacks against Asian Americans has communities and advocates on high alert, especially as many in the United States gather this weekend to celebrate the Lunar New Year. An 84-year-old man from Th...

Spike Lee remembers Chadwick Boseman while accepting the American Cinematheque honor

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Spike Lee paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman while accepting the American Cinematheque Award on Thursday night. The ceremony celebrated Lee's career with films like "Do the Right Thing," "Malcolm X" and "Jungle Fever...

The pandemic has led to an enormous spike in pet scams

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Carolyn Barg thought she'd be welcoming two kittens into her home by now. But when the kittens never showed up, she says she knew something was wrong. And now, she's out $ 2,500. The 62-year-old Chappaqua, New Y...

Calls grow for State Department to cancel holiday parties due to Covid-19 spike

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There are growing calls for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cancel a number of planned in-person holiday events amid record-breaking daily Covid-19 case counts across the United States. Public health experts have ...

Amid spike in Covid-19 deaths, El Paso, Texas, requests four more trailers in addition to six mobile morgues already on the ground

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Despite new measures aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 in El Paso, Texas, the community remains one of the hardest hit across the country, with soaring infections and hospitalizations that continue to climb. C...

Black-owned bookstores have seen a huge sales spike this year. It may not last

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Jasmine King had no idea what she was in for when she moved back home to help her mother, Yvonne King, run the family-owned African Bookstore in Plantation, Florida. Sales at the Jamaican-American family's online st...

University of Michigan students given immediate stay-at-home order amid a spike in Covid-19 cases

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All University of Michigan undergraduate students are now under an emergency stay-in-place order, after data shows that Covid-19 cases among Michigan students represents more than 60% of all local cases. The order c...

Trump coronavirus adviser Scott Atlas undermines importance of masks as cases spike

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White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Scott Atlas sought to undermine the importance of face masks on Saturday as coronavirus cases spike across the US. Atlas wrote in a tweet, "Masks work? NO" followed by ...

Spike Lee pays tribute to Thomas Jefferson Byrd

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Spike Lee used his Instagram account to remember one of the actors he has worked with often. Thomas Jefferson Byrd was shot and killed in southwest Atlanta on Saturday morning, police told CNN. Byrd, 70, acted in s...

Multiple Michigan State University sororities and fraternities ordered to quarantine for 2 weeks after coronavirus spike is tied to students

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Local health officials have ordered a number of Michigan State University fraternities and sororities to quarantine for two weeks following hundreds of reported cases in the area. In an emergency order issued on Mon...

West Virginia University becomes the latest school to backtrack on in-person classes after a spike in Covid-19 cases

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After a week and a half of in-person classes, West Virginia University announced Monday it was moving undergraduate classes online after seeing a spike in Covid-19 cases and the occurrence of several parties this we...