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Russian COVID spike persists, setting new death record

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October 23, 2021 5:01 am MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is reporting a record high number of coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths as the country approaches a week of nonworking days...

Sri Lanka gives booster shots to front-line workers, seniors

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October 23, 2021 3:36 am COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Saturday announced plans to offer booster shots to front-line workers followed by the elderly as the island...

FDA says Pfizer COVID vaccine looks effective for young kids

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October 22, 2021 9:36 pm Federal health regulators said late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children and...

Alberta government says jobs, economy, COVID to be focus of fall legislature sitting

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October 22, 2021 6:26 pm EDMONTON — The Alberta government plans a busy fall legislature sitting aimed at adding jobs and diversifying the economy while focusing on tamping down the...

Judge: Certain California prison guards must be vaccinated

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October 22, 2021 6:11 pm BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A judge in California ruled Friday that state prison guards who work in and around facilities' health care settings must be...

‘Absolutely shocking’: Saskatchewan considers next stage of triage amid COVID crisis

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October 22, 2021 5:46 pm REGINA — The Saskatchewan Health Authority said Friday it may activate the next stage of its triage plan, as COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to overwhelm the...

Aromatherapy spray linked to US deaths faces recall

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October 22, 2021 5:21 pm NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states came down with a serious tropical...

New Brunswick pastor apologizes after week in jail over COVID-19 rule breaches

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October 22, 2021 4:26 pm SAINT JOHN, N.B. — A New Brunswick pastor is free after spending a week in jail and apologizing to the courts Friday for breaches of...

Canada approves Nunavut’s request for military help with Iqaluit’s water emergency

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October 22, 2021 3:46 pm IQALUIT, Nunavut — The federal government has approved a request for the Canadian Armed Forces to help with the water emergency in Nunavut's capital. Prime Minister...

N.L. reports 30 COVID-19 cases, school outbreak as vaccine passport takes effect

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October 22, 2021 3:26 pm ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's vaccine passport came into effect Friday as health authorities identified another cluster of COVID-19 cases in the province. Dr....

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States mostly defer to union guidance for on-set gun safety

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No ‘blank slate’ jurors in county shaken by Arbery slaying

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October 23, 2021 10:11 am BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — No. 218 joined a bike ride supporting Ahmaud Arbery's family after the young Black man was...

Harrison Ford reunited with lost credit card in Sicily

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October 23, 2021 10:06 am MILAN (AP) — Harrison Ford lost his credit card during a stay in a beach town near Palermo, Sicily, but...