Tag: COVID-19 pandemic

GOP’s vaccine push comes with strong words, few actions

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WASHINGTON — Republican politicians are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the...

With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin

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TOKYO — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with a dazzling display of fireworks and soaring, made-for-TV choreography...

Free money for all? Mayors hope local tests bring big change

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By triggering $1,400 stimulus checks for millions of people and expanding the child tax credit for many families, the pandemic offered a clear takeaway...

Stocks push higher on Wall Street, on track for weekly gain

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Stocks rose on Wall Street Friday, putting the market on track for a strong finish in a week that opened with a stumble. ...

Ruling leaves immigrants who newly applied for DACA in limbo

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NEW YORK — When the text message popped up on his phone, Samuel Alfaro didn't want to believe it. ...

Swimming warmup at Olympics can be a chaotic ‘nightmare’

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TOKYO — Cate Campbell was a 17-year-old swimming phenomenon when she learned the dangers of warmup at major competitions the hard way. ...

Free money for all? Mayors hope local tests bring big change

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By triggering $1,400 stimulus checks for millions of people and expanding the child tax credit for many families, the pandemic offered a clear takeaway...

With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin

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TOKYO — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a...

Mexico to bury archeological find because of virus costs

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MEXICO CITY — The costs of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic have forced Mexican archaeologists to re-bury a unusual find that combined colonial and...

Canada vs Zimbabwe: Two divergent paths of COVID vaccination

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HARARE, Zimbabwe — When mother-of-three Amanda Wood heard that hundreds of coronavirus shots were available for teens, only one thing prevented her from racing...