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Zimbabwe’s older people often sent to homes amid pandemic

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Banana bread was served at a recent birthday party at Melfort Old People’s home, where a group of residents mustered a raspy happy birthday tune.Just a week after arriving at the facility, Rodrick Bhatare, in his 90s, said he felt a bittersweet moment at the celebration for a 103-year-old fellow resident.“I haven’t been this…
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Former professor charged with sending equipment to Iran

Prosecutors say a former University of Miami professor, his wife and his sister are facing federal charges related to purchasing genetic sequencing equipment from U.S. manufacturers and illegally shipping it to IranByThe Associated PressSeptember 15, 2021, 12:49 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMIAMI -- A former…
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COVID-19 cases climbing, wiping out months of progress

COVID-19 deaths and cases in the U.S. have climbed back to levels not seen since last winter, wiping out months of progress and potentially bolstering President Joe Biden’s argument for his sweeping new vaccination requirements.The cases — driven by the delta variant combined with resistance among some Americans to getting the vaccine — are…
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Census: Relief payments staved off hardship in COVID crash

The share of Americans living in poverty rose slightly as the COVID-19 pandemic shook the economy last year, but massive relief payments pumped out by Congress eased hardship for manyBy RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated PressSeptember 14, 2021, 2:38 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleWASHINGTON -- The share of…
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Latest: Pakistan announces restrictions on unvaccinated

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s planning minister has warned that people who are not vaccinated will not be allowed to work from offices after this month.In a televised message Tuesday, Asad Umar said unvaccinated people will also not be eligible to enter shopping malls, use public transport or to travel by air after the Sept. 30 deadline.Umar also asked…
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Judge temporary order allows Iowa schools to mandate masks

A federal judge has ordered the state of Iowa to immediately halt enforcement of a law that prevents school boards from ordering masks to be worn to help prevent the spread of COVID-19By DAVID PITT Associated PressSeptember 13, 2021, 9:30 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleDES MOINES, Iowa -- A federal judge on Monday…
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