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  • UK Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 100,000
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    2021-01-26 17:47:02 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — For nine months, Gordon Bonner has been in the “hinterlands of despair and desolation” after losing his wife of 63 years to the coronavirus pandemic that has now taken the lives of more than 100,000 people in the United Kingdom. Only recently did Bonner think he might be able to move on — after sensing the spirit of hi...
  • California Is Moving Forward With Limited Reopenings
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    2021-01-25 22:17:03 UTC

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lifted regional stay-at-home orders across the state Monday in response to improving coronavirus conditions, returning the state to a system of county-by-county restrictions. The order had been in place in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley and Southern California, covering the majori...
  • Life in Wuhan Return to Normal as World Still Battling to Defeat Coronavirus
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    2021-01-25 22:19:44 UTC

    WUHAN, China (AP) — A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world’s first coronavirus lockdown that would last 76 days. Early Saturday morning, residents in the central Chinese city where the virus was first detected were jogging and practicing tai chi in a fog-shrouded park beside the mighty Yangt...
  • Find Out How Life Insurance Can Protect Your Family
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    2021-01-28 00:24:08 UTC

    <p>Did you know that 41 percent of all life insurance purchases are event-related? For many of us, life insurance never crosses our minds until we marry, or buy a house or start our own business. While the trigger events are varied, the need &mdash; life insurance &mdash; is the same. Here are five events that commonly increase a perso...
  • COVID-19: US Death Toll Eclipses 400,000
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    2021-01-20 17:22:50 UTC

    As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus “totally under control.” Now, in his final hours in office, after a year of presidential denials of reality and responsibility, the pandemic...
  • EU: Doctors, Nurses, Elderly Rolled Up Their Sleeves to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
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    2020-12-27 21:41:01 UTC

    ROME (AP) — Doctors, nurses and the elderly rolled up their sleeves across the European Union to receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine Sunday in a symbolic show of unity and moment of hope for a continent confronting its worst health care crisis in a century. Weeks after the U.S., Canada and Britain began inoculations ...
  • Studies: Vitamin D, Zinc, Quercetin Could Prevent and Treat COVID-19
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    2020-12-28 19:25:25 UTC

    Should you have your vitamin D levels checked? Is taking a supplement enough to protect yourself, or at least to lower your chance of getting COVID-19? Studies reveals nine out of 10 COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented if people had adequate Vitamin D levels. Based on studies, it’s reasonable for children and adults to take an ad...
  • UK Travelers Prohibited From Entry to EU Countries
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    2020-12-21 21:01:06 UTC

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s European neighbours began closing their doors to travellers from the United Kingdom on Sunday amid alarm about a rapidly spreading strain of coronavirus that has caused cases to soar there. France said it would bar all people coming from the United Kingdom for 48 hours from Sunday night, including freigh...
  • A New Social Media Platform With Incredible Features
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    2021-01-10 19:02:05 UTC

    <p><a href="https://glogat.com/signup" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Glogat is a free social media platform</strong></a> that not only offers a way to stay connected globally, but also provides a number of useful features, such as blogging, video calls, livestreaming and sections to create news, videos and business ...
  • The Best Movies Coming Out In December 2020
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    2020-12-14 20:26:43 UTC

    Nicholas Barber picks 12 of the best films coming out next month, including a new Pixar animation, the Wonder Woman sequel and Chadwick Boseman's last film. <img alt="Films_december_2020" src="/system/images/14123/original/Films_december_2020.jpg?1607909479" class="fr-fic fr-dii"> (Credit: Netflix) <strong>Ma Rainey&rsquo;s Bla...
  • Hollywood's Long History of Misrepresentation of Irish
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    2020-12-18 02:50:45 UTC

    Wild Mountain Thyme and cinema's ridiculous Emerald Isle fantasies. Why Hollywood gets the Irish so wrong? Most stories told about Ireland are not for the Irish who live in Ireland, so 'Irishness' in Hollywood only serves the needs of those who will pay to see it. You're not obliged to. Unless you're teaching Irish cinema. - By John Ma...
  • EU Wants to Be a leader in Fight Against Global Warming
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    2020-12-12 20:22:17 UTC

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders reached a hard-fought deal Friday to cut the bloc’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by the end of the decade compared with 1990 levels, avoiding a hugely embarrassing deadlock ahead of a U.N. climate meeting this weekend. Following night-long discussions at their two-day summit in Brus...
  • First Shot: UK Starts COVID-19 Vaccination
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    2020-12-08 07:22:51 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — U.K. health authorities began rolling out the first doses of a widely tested and independently reviewed COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, starting a global immunization program that is expected to gain momentum as more serums win approval. The first shot came early in the morning at one of a network of hospital hubs around ...
  • Millions of Hungry Americans Turn to Food Banks For 1st Time
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    2020-12-08 00:37:47 UTC

    <p>The deadly pandemic that tore through the nation&rsquo;s heartland struck just as Aaron Crawford was in a moment of crisis. He was looking for work, his wife needed surgery, then the virus began eating away at her work hours and her paycheck.</p><p>The Crawfords had no savings, mounting bills and a growing dread: What if they ran ou...
  • How to Make Pizza Like in Italy
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    2020-12-06 16:46:11 UTC

    The Margherita is the undisputed heavyweight champion of pizza. It’s the pizza that any pizza chef would order to get the measure of a new pizzeria because there is nothing to hide behind; no snazzy flavors to mask the quality of your ingredients, dough and skill with the oven. Here is Thom Elliot and James Elliot’s recipe from their n...
  • What To Do Immediately After A Car Accident
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    2020-12-06 20:11:47 UTC

    Car accidents, even just fender benders, are an unfortunate fact of life. Even though fewer cars are on the road during the pandemic—16% fewer according to Zendrive, a smartphone-based driving analytics app provider—drivers might be more distracted. Phone use while driving was up 38% after lockdowns started, according to a May study by...
  • Filing an Auto Insurance Claim
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    2021-09-02 01:52:21 UTC

    If you have recently been in a car accident, you may be uncertain about what to do. You're probably not surprised to hear that many people are unsure about what to do after an accident. Even the most cautious and experienced drivers can find themselves shaken up on the side of the road, assessing damage after an accident. So if you ...
  • Study: U.S. Students Falling Behind in Math During Pandemic
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    2020-12-04 02:45:15 UTC

    A disproportionately large number of poor and minority students were not in schools for assessments this fall, complicating efforts to measure the pandemic’s effects on some of the most vulnerable students, a not-for-profit company that administers standardized testing said Tuesday. Overall, NWEA’s fall assessments showed elementary...
  • Moderna Pushes US/EU Regulators to Allow Emergency Use of COVID-19 Vaccine
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    2020-12-01 00:31:56 UTC

    Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens. Multiple vaccine candidates must succeed for the world to stamp out t...
  • 'The Weeknd' Calls Grammy 'Corrupt' After Lack of Nominations
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    2020-11-28 21:44:24 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Beyonce dominated nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards on Tuesday in a field that favored alternative artists over mainstream musicians, topped by a stunning snub for Canadian singer The Weeknd, who called the process “corrupt.” Beyonce’s nine nods made her the second most nominated Grammy artist in history...
  • Debate Over The Crown's Portrayal of Princess Diana’s Eating Disorder
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    2020-11-28 21:03:32 UTC

    “There’s a fine line between showing what it’s like, and also potentially crossing over into triggering territory,” says one eating disorder expert of the series’ depiction of Princess Diana’s illness There’s a scene early on in the fourth season of The Crown, shortly after the 19-year-old, soon-to-be princess Diana (played by Emma ...
  • Britain Set to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week
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    2020-11-28 18:23:42 UTC

    (Reuters) - Britain is set to approve the COVID-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc next week and deliveries would begin within hours of the authorisation, the Financial Times reported on Saturday. The first immunisations using the BioNTech and Pfizer vaccine could take place from Dec. 7, the FT said, citing unnamed s...
  • Biden Plans Swift Moves to Protect and Advance LGBTQ Rights
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    2020-11-28 18:24:10 UTC

    As vice president in 2012, Joe Biden endeared himself to many LGBTQ Americans by endorsing same-sex marriage even before his boss, President Barack Obama. Now, as president-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on their wish lists. Among them: Lifting the T...
  • Keep the Mask: A Vaccine Won't End COVID-19 Crisis Right Away
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    2020-11-25 04:36:49 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t even think of putting the mask away anytime soon. Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months — probably well into 2021 — before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S. and Americans can once again go to the movies, cheer at an NBA game o...
  • Palm Oil: Consuming Sweat and Blood
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    2020-09-25 02:21:38 UTC

    PENINSULAR MALAYSIA (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government-owned Felda, one of the world’s largest palm oil companies. His boss confiscated and then lost his Indonesian passport, he says, leaving him vulnerable ...