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The U.S. States Where Covid Vaccine Mandates Are Banned and Allowed

Some states have embraced vaccine requirements for customers and employees alike. Others are pushing back, going so far as to legislate against them.
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More young children are killing themselves. The COVID-19 pandemic is making the problem worse.
Pre-teen suicide, while still rare, has increased in recent years, with the rate of growth among Black children especially worrisome.
How Christina Aguilera's People's Choice Performance Compares to the Original
Christina Aguilera took to the stage at the People's Choice Awards to sing a medley of her greatest hits, and one song was changed dramatically for the show.
Mitch McConnell Confident He Can Get 10 Republicans to Back Him, Others Aren't So Sure
Some Republican senators have voiced their opposition to allowing Democrats to raise the debt ceiling.
Olaf Scholz voted in as Germany's new chancellor, replacing Angela Merkel after 16 years
Olaf Scholz was voted in as Germany's new Chancellor on Wednesday, bringing to end Angela Merkel's four terms at the helm of Europe's largest economy.
Newsmax 'Vlad the Great' Vladimir Putin Magazine Cover Condemned
Critics have described the December issue of the magazine as propaganda and "Russian disinformation."
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Here's the latest for Wednesday December 8: Congressional leaders make debt limit deal; Biden and Putin at odds over Russian troops near Ukraine; Explicit testimony in Ghislaine Maxwell trial; Space tourists going to International Space Station.
Serena Williams makes stunning announcement about Australian Open
Serena Williams confirms in a shocking announcement that she will not participate in the Australian Open "following advice from her medical team."
Should Parents Get More Time Off Over the Holidays?
People online are divided as to whether parents should take precedent when it comes to booking time off during the festive season.
San Francisco police chief says restaurant's refusal of service to on-duty officers was upsetting and a disappointment
San Francisco Police Chief William Scott said Tuesday that an incident last week when police officers were refused service at a local restaurant was "upsetting" and a disappointment.
NASA to launch new x-ray telescope designed to unravel mysteries of black holes
In the early morning hours of December 9, NASA will launch its Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer mission, or IXPE, to measure X-rays released by extreme cosmic objects -- black holes and neutron stars.
Tucker Carlson Slams GOP Senators for Backing 'Pointless' Conflict with Russia
The Fox News host criticized Senators Roger Wicker and Joni Ernst for their views on U.S. involvement in the spat between Ukraine and Russia.
Kyle Rittenhouse breaks silence over LeBron James’ jab
Kyle Rittenhouse told a news outlet in a recent interview, "f—k you, LeBron" after the basketball star mocked his tearful testimony suggesting that the emotional display was an act.
Severed Head of Tiger Shark Dumped on Car Hood After Fishing Competition
Two tiger sharks were killed, weighed and beheaded as part of an annual fishing competition in Australia, local media reported.
A climber found a trove of gems in the Alps amidst a 47-year-old plane wreck. He gets to keep half.
The sapphires and emeralds are worth a total of about $169,000, Chamonix Mayor Eric Fournier said.
Russians launch Japanese billionaire on visit to space station
Yusaku Maezawa's 12-day visit to the ISS will be the first by paying "space tourists" in more than a decade, but it's just a warm-up act for his planned moon shot with Elon Musk's SpaceX.
Climate change crisis: Golf courses on borrowed time as Earth's weather patterns become wilder
The 30 or so golf courses in the Salt Lake County of Utah drink up around nine million gallons of water a day to stay pristine green -- that's more than 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
After Medina Spirit’s death, the uncomfortable spotlight on racehorse fatalities returns
“It’s very sad. It was very shocking,” said Gail Rice, who had bred Medina Spirit on her 10-acre farm in Ocala, Fla., then kissed his head in the winner’s circle at Churchill Downs. Then she added: “But, you know, we’re in this business, and it happens.”
Biden seizes the chance to make his next moves in the geopolitical chess match with China and Russia
President Joe Biden this week has confronted escalating tensions with China and Russia, testing his ability to manage antagonistic leaders and forcing other countries to pick sides.
Did Anyone Win the $122 Mega Millions Jackpot on 12/7/2021? Numbers and Results
A dozen players each won at least $10,000. But did anyone bag the top jackpot prize last night?
Arizona’s Ducey calls on Biden to act after migrants rush border: ‘Mr. President, do something – do anything’
Arizona’s Republican governor said Tuesday he plans to deploy the state’s National Guard personnel and strategize with Border Patrol officials after thousands of migrants rushed the state’s border with Mexico over the weekend, according to reports.
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See how whiskey brought these oysters back to life
Overfishing and pollution have made entire populations of oyster almost extinct. But in Dornoch Firth, Scotland, local scientists and a whiskey distillery are helping to reinstate the European oyster, while also restoring habitats for other water species.
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Australia joins US in diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
Australia's prime minister says his country will join the U.S. in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics over human rights concerns
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One person shot at Texas mall, suspect on the loose
An unidentified man remains on the run after allegedly firing 10 gunshots at the Finish Line retail store at the Killeen Mall in Texas.
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Kim Potter trial, key Supreme Court case, Meadows on the clock: 5 things to know Wednesday
Opening statements in the manslaughter trial of former Minnesota officer Kim Potter, school choice case hits the Supreme Court and more news to start your Wednesday.      
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How wearable tech helped elite athletes through the pandemic
From the English Premier League to the NFL, sport is a multibillion-dollar industry, and top teams are increasingly turning to technology to give them the edge.
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Cold temperatures for parts of the East as much of the West see rain and snow
Hawaii flooding is largely over, but the Continental US will see cold temperatures for parts of the East and rain and snow for the West. CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the latest.
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Flashing lights and smashing world records. Is this the future of athletics?
Flashing lights on the side of the track -- a bit like a disco -- and snazzy "made to fly" Nike spikes played a part in delivering two world records in the space of an hour in Valencia, Spain on Wednesday as track and field fans got a glimpse of what the future might hold for the sport.
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Indian Air Force helicopter crashes with defense chief on board
An Indian Air Force helicopter crashed Wednesday in the southern state of Tamil Nadu with Chief of Defense Staff, Gen. Bipin Rawat on board, according to the Indian Air Force (IAF).
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How Team Liquid is helping its fans get through the pandemic
With so many stuck indoors over the last year, esports has been a perfect distraction for fans worldwide. For teams and fans, that connection and bond has been more important than ever.
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State police investigate death of former NFL player after he was taken into custody
Alabama state authorities are investigating the death of former New Orleans Saints player Glenn Foster Jr. two days after he was taken into police custody.
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The journey to becoming one of the world's best pro gamers
From skipping class to playing in front of an audience of 100 million, this is the journey of G2 Esports' Luka "Perkz" Perkovic & Rasmus "Caps" Winther.
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The U.K. and France Need to Collaborate, and Not Just on Migration
Petty spats are no substitute for sound policy — especially after Brexit.
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League of Legends is growing. Traditional sports better watch out.
With its millions of viewers, lucrative titles and sell-out competitions, it should come as no surprise that the world of esports is beginning to challenge some of Europe's most established sports.
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Photos from the Christmas tree fire on 6th Avenue
A man was arrested after setting fire to a Christmas tree outside Midtown’s News Corporation building early Wednesday morning, police and sources said.
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With jury set, trial turns to opening statements in Daunte Wright killing
Opening statements are set for today in manslaughter trial of police officer Kim Potter for the death of Black motorist Daunte Wright. Her lawyers claim she mistakenly pulled gun instead of her Taser
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Both sides rest in Josh Duggar child pornography trial
The defense rested Tuesday in the Arkansas federal trial of former reality TV star Josh Duggar after a prosecutor sharply questioned a computer expert during the state’s cross-examination.
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Review: Jon Stewart revisits 'The Facts Of Life,' while Snoop Dogg spars with Kevin Hart in 'Diff'rent Strokes'
Latest 'Live In Front Of A Studio Audience' finds Jon Stewart, Snoop Dogg joining Kevin Hart and Jennifer Aniston on 'Facts,' 'Strokes' revival       
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Police in Texas are searching for a suspect after mall shooting leaves one injured and shoppers are forced to shelter-in-place
Police in Texas are searching for a suspect after one person was shot at a mall in Killeen on Tuesday evening, forcing shoppers to shelter-in-place.
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China claims its authoritarian one-party system is a democracy -- and one that works better than the US
As some 100 countries prepare to convene virtually for US President Joe Biden's Summit for Democracy, China is busy trying to convince the world that it's also a democracy -- and its version is superior to the United States.
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According to our Google searches, 2021 was about getting better
The results are in: This past year, people wanted to get better. Google launched its annual "Year in Search," reflecting on the top trending searches of the year, powered by Google Trends data.
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Here's what people Googled in 2021
If 2020 was defined by a spike in people frantically Googling for everything related to the coronavirus, this year saw the old standards of sports and entertainment make a resurgence in online searches around the world.
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Baldwin says he never pulled the trigger. Experts are skeptical.
Gun experts have said Baldwin's explanation is "not plausible" and "improbable."
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Is the U.S. Treasury Market Too Big to Trade?
With banks and now investment funds dependent on the government securities for liquidity, what happens when everyone wants their money back at once? 
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It’s Biden’s Washington, but the press can’t get enough of Trump
President Biden is dealing with a wide array of global problems, from ordering a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics to warning Vladimir Putin against an invasion of Ukraine, omicron, inflation, and supply shortages — but the media is still fawning over Trump.
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Malaysian court upholds ex-premier Najib's graft conviction
The Appeals Court upheld the conviction and 12-year sentence for ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak for abuse of power and criminal breach of trust in connection with the IMDB state investment fund.
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Kshama Stewart Seattle Recall Election Results as Votes Counted
Preliminary results show voters are narrowly in favor of recalling the socialist Seattle City Councilmember.
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China Says Diplomatic Boycott ‘Seriously Violates’ Political Neutrality of Olympics
The U.S. is attempting to interfere with the Beijing Games “out of ideological prejudice and based on lies and rumors," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said.
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Navy seeks to contest Hawaii health officials' order to halt operations at fuel site linked to contaminated tap water
The Navy will contest an emergency order issued by the Hawaii Department of Health to suspend operations at a fuel site tied to contaminated tap water at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, officials said Tuesday.
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