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Deaths Of Despair: How The Pandemic May Be Fueling Lethal Drug Overdoses

As drug overdose deaths rise during the pandemic, a former White House economist says social isolation could be partly to blame.

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Anti-Curfew Protests Flare Up in The Netherlands

At least 150 people were reportedly arrested amid violent protests against coronavirus restrictions in the Netherlands.

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A New Coronavirus Variant From Brazil, Is Found In Minnesota

A Twin Cities resident contracted a new variant of the coronavirus after traveling to Brazil. The new strain is believed to be more transmissible.

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Gorilla Gets Monoclonal Antibody Therapy For COVID-19

An older silverback gorilla in Escondido, Calif., received an array of treatments after it and others in its troop contracted the coronavirus. The therapy came from a supply meant for nonhumans.

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Janet Yellen Confirmed By Senate, Making History As First Female Treasury Secretary

Janet Yellen was confirmed by the Senate to serve as Treasury secretary. She'll be the first woman to hold that post and will lead the Biden administration's efforts to address the pandemic recession.

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Uganda Security Forces Ordered To Stop Detention Of Losing Presidential Candidate

A judge ruled Monday that security forces surrounding the home of Bobi Wine, who lost a disputed election to President Yoweri Museveni, must leave. It's not clear if the ruling will be obeyed.

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South Dakota Health Leader On How The State Has Gotten Its Vaccine Out

South Dakota has administered roughly 80,000 of the 106,000 doses it has received so far, or 75%. Dr. Shankar Kurra in Rapid City says a centralized system helped for coordination.

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'Everything Broke': Global Health Leaders On What Went Wrong In The Pandemic

Six takeaways from discussions at the annual meeting of the World Health Organization's Executive Board.

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In Tiny Kansas Town, Pandemic Skeptics Abound Amid False Information And Politics

In 1957, residents of the southwestern town Protection set an example by being the first in the U.S. to be fully inoculated against polio. Now locals are divided on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

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Like So Much This Year In The NFL, The Pandemic Is Taking A Toll — On Super Bowl Ads

For the first time in 37 years Budweiser will not directly advertise its beer during the game. Other famous brands are also taking a pass.

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Education Pick Miguel Cardona On Biden's Promise To Reopen Schools

President Biden pledged to reopen most of the nation's K-12 schools during his first 100 days. When asked if that goal was "too optimistic," Cardona said, "No, I think it's strong leadership."

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Biden Administration Will 'Speed Up' Efforts To Put Harriet Tubman On $20 Bill

Press secretary Jen Psaki said it's important that "our money ... reflect the history and diversity of our country." The effort to redesign the $20 bill foundered during the Trump administration.

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Protests Sparked In Tacoma After Police Officer Drives Into Crowd

Protesters took to the streets of Tacoma, Wash., after several people were struck and at least two were injured. The officer was placed on paid administrative leave.

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White House Enlists ASL Interpreters For Daily Press Briefings

People who are deaf or hard of hearing can now view an American Sign Language interpretation of the press briefings, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced on Monday.

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Chicago Said Teachers Needed To Return In Person. The Teachers Voted No

After the union vote, the district said it had pushed back the return of K-8 teachers and staff until Wednesday to "ensure we reach a resolution without a disruption to student learning."

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Life Is 'Really Tough' For Refugees Trying To Settle In Pandemic America

Federal aid ends after 90 days, when refugees are expected to be self-sufficient. With the coronavirus on top of Trump administration cuts to the refugee program, the challenges are overwhelming.

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Sen. Patrick Leahy To Preside Over Trump's Senate Impeachment Trial

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will not take on the role for the trial that begins the week of Feb. 8, a source says. A chief justice presides only when a sitting president is on trial.

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Remembering Broadcasting Legend Larry King

King began his career on radio in the '50s and went on to host Larry King Live on CNN, which ran for 25 years and taped over 6,000 shows. He died Jan. 23. Originally broadcast in 1982.

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California Lifts Stay-At-Home Orders: 'Light At The End Of The Tunnel'

State health officials are breathing a sigh of relief. But they are also cautious: More than 40 million Californians live in counties where COVID-19 risk is deemed "widespread."

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Apple’s Newest Fitness Feature: Celeb-Hosted Outdoor Walks

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The company's latest subscription product combines outdoor fitness with podcasting, though you'll need an Apple Watch to enjoy it.
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