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Schools fight back against GOP governors, defy bans on masks

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With the highly contagious delta variant fueling a surge in coronavirus cases just as students return to classrooms, major school districts in Arizona, Florida, Texas and beyond…
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High trust in doctors, nurses in US, AP-NORC poll finds

By EMILY SWANSON and TOM MURPHY WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans have high trust in doctors, nurses and pharmacists, a new poll finds. Researchers say that trust could become important in the push to increase…
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‘Nowhere to run’: UN report says global warming nears limits

By SETH BORENSTEIN AP - Earth is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent, according to a report…
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Senators struggle to amend, finish $1T infrastructure bill

By KEVIN FREKING and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearing decision time, senators were struggling to wrap up work on the bipartisan infrastructure plan despite hopes to expedite consideration and voting on the nearly $1 trillion proposal.…
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Tokyo logs record 5,042 cases as infections surge amid Games

By MARI YAMAGUCHI TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo reported 5,042 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, its most since the pandemic began as infections surge in the Japanese capital hosting the Olympics. Tokyo has been under a…
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Missouri governor pardons gun-waving St. Louis lawyer couple

By JIM SALTER O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday that he made good on his promise to pardon a couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators as…
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More than 110M COVID vaccines sent to 60 countries, US says

By ZEKE MILLER and DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has donated and shipped more than 110 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to more than 60 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Zambia, the White…
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Evictions expected to spike as pandemic moratorium ends

By MICHAEL CASEY BOSTON (AP) — Evictions, which have mostly been on pause during the pandemic, were expected to ramp up Monday after the Biden administration allowed the federal moratorium to expire over the weekend…
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CDC team: ‘War has changed’ as delta variant dangers emerge

By LINDSEY TANNER AP - New evidence showing the delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox and may be more dangerous than other versions has prompted U.S. health officials to consider changing advice on how…
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US economy surpasses pre-pandemic size with 6.5% Q2 growth

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON (AP) — Fueled by vaccinations and government aid, the U.S. economy grew at a solid 6.5% annual rate last quarter in another sign that the nation has achieved a sustained recovery…
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