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Colin Powell's death underscores need for COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Kathy Hochul says

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Gov. Kathy Hochul warned opponents not to "hijack" former Secretary of State Colin Powell's death by claiming COVID-19 vaccines don't work, while also announcing that New York is gearing up to help vaccinate children 5 to 11 years old as early as next month. »more

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Colin Powell, First Black US Secretary of State and Top Military Officer, Dies

Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state and top military officer, died on Monday at the age of 84 from complications due to COVID-19. His family wrote in a statement on Facebook he was fully vaccinated, and that they had "lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a..
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UK faces calls for ‘Plan B’ with virus cases high and rising

LONDON (AP) — Many scientists are pressing the British government to reimpose social restrictions and speed up booster vaccinations as coronavirus infection rates, already Europe’s highest, rise still further.

The U.K. recorded 49,156 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the largest number..
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Parents anxious as dispute between optometrists, Ontario government drags on

Since the beginning of last month, optometrists in Ontario have refused service to children under 20 and seniors 65 and older, and anyone covered by OHIP. "Someone's got to give here because some of our most vulnerable are suffering," says one parent.
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LA County Wants Vanessa Bryant to Undergo Psychiatric Exam

Los Angeles County is seeking to compel psychiatric evaluations for Kobe Bryant's widow and others to determine if they truly suffered emotional distress after first responders took and shared graphic photos from the site of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the basketball star, his teenage..
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Thousands of Migrant Workers in Kashmir Moved to Secure Locations, Hundreds Flee
Indian authorities have moved thousands of migrant workers in Kashmir to safer locations overnight, while hundreds have fled the Himalayan valley after a wave of targeted killings, two security officials said Monday.  Suspected militants have killed 11 civilians, including five migrant workers, in..
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