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In parts of the U.S., you might have to carry your COVID-19 vaccine card or a digital copy to get into restaurants, bars, nightclubs and outdoor music festivals.

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Changes to standards and curricula happen slowly, but the pandemic is already leaving its fingerprints on the education of future teachers

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The U.S. government has not approved booster shots against the virus, saying it has yet to see evidence they are necessary. But Welch and an untold number of other Americans have managed to get them by taking advantage of the nation’s vaccine surplus and loose tracking of those who have been fully vaccinated.

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the Senate approved a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan on Tuesday, a rare coalition of Democrats and Republicans joining to overcome skeptics and deliver a cornerstone of President Joe Biden’s agenda.

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In a televised address, the 63-year-old Democrat emphatically denied intentionally showing any disrespect toward women

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Businesses large and small, from McDonald’s and Home Depot to local yoga studios, are reinstituting mask mandates as U.S. coronavirus cases rise. Bars, gyms and restaurants across the country are requiring vaccines to get inside.

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Backed by Biden and a sizable coalition of business, farm, labor and public interest groups, the package  seeks to inject nearly $550 billion in new spending on roads, bridges, broadband internet, water pipes and other public works systems undergirding the nation

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Immigrant detainees waiting to have their cases decided in ICE detention centres face abuses and inhumane treatment

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The seven-day average for daily new deaths has also increased from about 270 deaths per day to nearly 500 a day as of Friday

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In this June 23, 2021 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) 

A woman who accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of groping her breast at the governor's state residence filed a criminal complaint against him which could lead to his arrest.

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