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White House: 10% of Kids Have Been Vaccinated in First 2 Weeks

The White House says about 10% of eligible kids aged 5 to 11 have received a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine since its approval for their age group two weeks ago.At least 2.6 million kids have received a shot, White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff ...
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Delhi’s Air Pollution Crisis Prompts Shutdown of Thermal Plants, Schools, Colleges

With the Indian capital enveloped in a haze of toxic smog, authorities ordered six thermal plants in the city’s vicinity to shut temporarily, closed schools and colleges indefinitely and imposed work-from-home restrictions to control pollution levels t...
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For Millions in Brazil, Rising Poverty and Fuel Prices Mean a Return to the Past

María Ribeiro da Silva, 64, spent a hot afternoon hawking a new contraption to acquaintances and friends who passed by her small grocery store on the outskirts of São Paulo, Brazil's largest city and home to more than 12 million people.Everyone who pas...
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Overdose Deaths in US Top 100,000, CDC Says

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that 100,000 Americans died of drug overdose between May 2020 and April 2021 — a nearly 30% increase over the previous year.While not an official count, the CDC says it can confirm 98,000 dea...
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US Reportedly Negotiating Deal with Pfizer to Purchase 10 Million Doses of Experimental COVID-19 Pill

News outlets say the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is planning to spend $5 billion to purchase Pfizer’s new experimental antiviral pill designed to treat COVID-19, enough to cover 10 million courses of treatment.The revelation comes a day ...
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Bonds, Stocks, Economy: How China’s Property Woes Are Spilling Overseas

Marco Metzler of Switzerland gets 2,000 new followers a day on LinkedIn, all watching to see what will happen to his money. Metzler invested $50,000 last month in the offshore bonds of real estate developer China Evergrande Group to see if he would get...
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US Designates China, Russia, 8 Others as Violators of Religious Freedom

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has designated China, Russia and eight other countries as violators of religious freedom.Blinken said in a statement Wednesday that the 10 countries "engaged in or tolerated systematic, ongoing, egregious violatio...
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State Department Recap: November 11-17

Here's a look at what U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other top diplomats have been doing this week:Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, SenegalBlinken is visiting Africa November 15-20, with stops in Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal. He met with Kenyan Pres...
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US Senators Call on Berdymukhamedov to Release Political Prisoners

On November 16, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin , Patrick Leahy and Sherrod Brown , and Member of the House of Representatives (US House of Representatives) Tom Malinowski sent an open letter to President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov , calling f...
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