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People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus feed pigeons on a street in Goyang, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
November 12, 2020 - 10:31 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s government could soon make wearing masks mandatory on public transit in Auckland and on planes nationwide as it continues to investigate a new community case of the coronavirus. Virus Response Minister Chris Hipkins says there are no plans at this point to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, custodial workers clean a classroom at Richard A. Simpson Elementary School in Arnold, Mo. The school went to fully virtual learning on Monday, Nov. 2, after more than 5% of the staff and students tested positive for COVID-19. They will stay virtual at least until Monday, Nov. 16. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
November 12, 2020 - 3:04 pm
School systems in Detroit, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and suburban Minneapolis are giving up on in-person classes, and some governors are reimposing restrictions on bars and restaurants or getting more serious about masks, as the coast-to-coast resurgence of the coronavirus sends deaths,...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2020 file photo, Marine recruits line up at Parris Island Recruit Depot, S.C. A study published on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 found that despite temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks and strict quarantines before they were allowed to start training, new Marine recruits spread the virus to others even though hardly any of them had symptoms. None of the infections that occurred were caught through symptom screening. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
November 12, 2020 - 1:50 pm
Temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks like the ones used at schools and doctor's offices have again proved inadequate for spotting coronavirus infections and preventing outbreaks. A study of Marine recruits found that despite these measures and strict quarantines before they started training, the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2001 file photo, U.S. Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, D.C., shakes hands with Pope John Paul II during the General Audience with the newly appointed cardinals in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican. McCarrick was one of the three Americans on a record list of 44 new cardinals who were elevated in a ceremony at the Vatican on Feb. 21, 2001. (AP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti, File)
November 12, 2020 - 2:03 am
ROME (AP) — The Vatican’s report into ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has raised uncomfortable questions the Holy See will have to confront going forward, chief among them what it’s going to do about current and future clergy who abuse their power to sexually abuse adults. Priests, lay experts and...
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In this handout photo provided by UK Parliament, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons in London, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. (Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament via AP)
November 11, 2020 - 1:00 pm
LONDON — Britain become the fifth country in the world to record more than 50,000 coronavirus-related deaths. The British government reports Wednesday another 595 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19, the highest daily rate since May. That took the total to 50,365. The U...
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Pedestrians wear protective masks at the Baross square metro station in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. As a new element of government protection measures against the coronavirus epidemic, mask wearing is mandatory in some public areas of settlements with more than 10,000 inhabitants. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)
November 11, 2020 - 10:54 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s government has imposed its strictest pandemic measures so far amid a quickly worsening situation, drastically changing course after weeks of lax restrictions and an optimistic outlook from Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The new restrictions include an 8 p.m. to 5 a...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, file photo, a statue of Alexander Hamilton stands in Central Park in New York. A new research paper takes a swipe at the popular image of Alexander Hamilton as the abolitionist founding father, citing evidence that he was a slave trader and owner himself. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
November 11, 2020 - 12:02 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new research paper takes a swipe at the popular image of Alexander Hamilton as the abolitionist founding father, citing evidence he was a slave trader and owner himself. “Not only did Alexander Hamilton enslave people, but his involvement in the institution of slavery was...
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The Hong Kong Observation Wheel is seen at waterfront in Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Hong Kong and Singapore say they have agreed to a bilateral air travel bubble, re-establishing travel links as coronavirus infections in both cities decline. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 10, 2020 - 10:51 pm
HONG KONG — Hong Kong and Singapore will establish an "air travel bubble" Nov. 22 allowing travelers from the two cities to visit the other without having to serve quarantine in a first step to stimulate tourism amid the coronavirus pandemic. Under the plan, tourists from either city must take...
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November 10, 2020 - 5:19 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has called for restraint Tuesday following clashes at an anti-racism protest outside a school in Cape Town. Members of the leftist opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters protested in front of the Brackenfell High School over...
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Fans storm the field after Notre Dame defeated the Clemson 47-40 in two overtimes in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP)
November 09, 2020 - 3:57 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — University of Notre Dame students are now subject to mandatory coronavirus testing with stricter penalties if they leave town before getting their test results after thousands of fans stormed the football field and threw parties to celebrate a double-overtime upset over Clemson...
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