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Two In Three LatAm Kids Still Not Back In Classroom: UNICEF
Two out of three children in Latin America and the Caribbean have not returned to the classroom after months of coronavirus lockdown, the UN said Thursday, warning of long-term consequences. The region has had longer uninterrupted school closures than any other in the world, with 153 in-person school days lost on average since the pandemic hit, sai
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Russians Start Voting In Parliamentary Polls After Historic Crackdown
Russians in the Far East began voting in a three-day parliamentary election in which vocal Kremlin critics have been barred from running following a historic crackdown on the opposition. Parliamentary and local polls in the world's largest country spread over 11 time zones begin at 08:00 am Friday. So as Muscovites prepared to go to bed, residents
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US Judge Blocks Use Of Covid Rules To Expel Migrant Families
A federal judge threw US policy toward undocumented Southwest border crossers into turmoil Thursday by ruling that Covid-19 restrictions cannot be used to expel migrant families. Washington District Judge Emmet Sullivan supported pro-migrant groups who challenged the administration of President Joe Biden on August 2 to drop the policy of predecess
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US Moves To Block Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement
The US Justice Department has challenged a plan that would dissolve Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of the OxyContin drug that has been blamed for the country's opioid crisis, while shielding its founders from lawsuits. The government wants the settlement, which was approved this month by a federal judge, to be put on hold while prosecutors challenge i
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Tens Of Thousands March For Jobs In Argentina
Tens of thousands of people marched in Buenos Aires Thursday, demanding improvements to their economic lot as Argentina battles high inflation, unemployment and growing poverty. The expression of public anger came as the governing coalition of President Alberto Fernandez was dealt a heavy blow in primaries ahead of November parliamentary elections,
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Does The COVID Vaccine Last? Moderna Says Booster Will Be Needed
Moderna released new data Wednesday supporting the use of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.
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Facebook Boosts Fight Against Conspiracies And Violent Groups
Facebook has launched an effort targeting users working together on the platform to promote real-world violence or conspiracy theories, beginning by taking down a German network spreading Covid misinformation. The new tool announced Thursday is meant to detect organized, malicious efforts that are a threat but fall short of the social media giant'
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China Looks To Join Pacific Trade Pact Spurned By US
On Thursday, China’s Commerce Ministry announced that it submitted an application to join a Pacific trade pact that was designed in part to counter its own influence. The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), is a trade agreement between 11 nations bord
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Mexican President Urges Biden To End Cuba Sanctions
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday appealed to US President Joe Biden to end sanctions against Cuba, warning the measures risked fomenting unrest. Lopez Obrador made the plea alongside his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel, who was a rare guest of honor at an Independence Day military parade in Mexico City. "Hopefully Presi
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SpaceX's Tourist Crew 'Healthy, Happy And Resting'
SpaceX's all-civilian Inspiration4 crew are "healthy, happy and resting comfortably," the company said Thursday in its first update since the pioneering mission blasted off from Cape Canaveral the night before. The four American space tourists "traveled 5.5 times around Earth, completed their first round of scientific research, and enjoyed a couple
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Dutch Foreign Minister Resigns Over Afghan Crisis
Dutch Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag resigned on Thursday after parliament formally condemned her handling of the Afghanistan evacuation crisis. Lawmakers approved a motion criticising the government for failing to evacuate some Afghans, and for missing signs of an imminent Taliban takeover. Kaag's resignation comes a day after Britain's Dominic Raab
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IMF Chief Denies Altering World Bank Report To Appease China
IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva on Thursday disputed an independent investigation which found that in her previous job at the World Bank, she pressed staff to alter a report to avoid angering China. The World Bank announced Thursday that it was immediately discontinuing its Doing Business report after the investigation found irregularities in the 20
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US Economy: Biden Introduces New Tax Plan To Pay For Ambitious Agenda
President Joe Biden spoke Thursday about his plan to raise taxes on the wealthy earners and big corporations to "level the playing field" for middle-class Americans as part of his Build Back Better agenda, while also adding that "we still have a long way to go to get the economy where it needs to be." Biden repeated calls for fairly taxing big cor
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Biden Says Huge Spending Plan Can Redefine US 'Trajectory'
President Joe Biden said Thursday he is confident Congress will pass a mammoth middle class spending plan that can "change the trajectory" of the United States. In a speech at the White House, Biden said rebuilding the US economy in the wake of Covid-19 shutdowns is "an opportunity to be the nation we know we can be."
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Derek Chauvin Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Civil Rights Charges From Prison
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted for the killing of George Floyd, pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal civil rights charges in the assault of a 14-year-old Black boy in 2017.
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Brazil Turns The Tide With Covid-19 Vaccines
Despite a slow start plagued by much controversy that still haunts President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's coronavirus vaccination campaign is now one of the fastest-paced and farthest-reaching in the world. While boasting a globally renowned vaccination system, the country of 213 million people only started coronavirus inoculations in January, several
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MSI Pro MP271QP Monitor Review: One Monitor, One Thousand Orientations
Who Is The MSI Pro MP271QP Monitor For? The MSI Pro MP271QP monitor excels at being able to be repositioned after being set up, including the ability to rotate 90 degrees The MSI Pro MP271QP is made to be eye-safe with anti-flickering and low blue light features The monitor has a WQHD resolution, which is better known as 1440p
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NFL Predictions: Week 2 Best Bets, Odds At DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM Sportsbooks
The betting lines for Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season vary at different sportsbooks. Here are the best bets for every game this weekend, using odds at either DraftKings, FanDuel or BetMGM. 
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Los Angeles County Will Issue Vaccine Mandate For Bars And Other Nightlife Destinations
Los Angeles County is expected to issue a new public health mandate that will require vaccinations for patrons who wish to enter indoor bars, wineries, breweries, lounges, and nightclubs. The order is expected on Friday and will require customers and employees to have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 7 and be completely vaccinated
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Fourth Stimulus Check Update: Millions Benefited From Direct Payments, Will New Funds Come?
It has been no secret that Americans felt they benefited greatly from the Economic Impact Payments, also known as stimulus checks, which were distributed during the COVID-19 Pandemic, but now, the true extent that the checks had on improving lives, in addition to other benefits is being revealed—and increasing the calls for more money being sent ou
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