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Groups worry about tapping COVID relief for infrastructure

8 minutes ago   |   The Independent

Organizations representing long-term care facilities are urging lawmakers working on a bipartisan infrastructure plan to avoid dipping into COVID-relief funds to help pay for...
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Testing sites to be set up at airports and stations so 'pinged' can keep working

Testing sites to be set up at airports and stations so 'pinged' can keep working

24 minutes ago   |   The Mirror

More than 200 further testing sites are to be set up across England to ensure emergency service and transport workers can get tested daily and avoid isolating
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England facing weeks of ‘pingdemic' disruption to services and food supply

26 minutes ago   |   The Guardian

No 10 scrambles to extend self-isolation exemption scheme for critical workers as companies and councils warn of chaos England is facing weeks of disruption to bin collection...
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Stitt taps Tulsa man for AG despite 'not qualified' rating

1 hour ago   |   The Independent

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is appointing a Tulsa man to be the state's next attorney general, despite his rating as ‘not qualified' to serve as a federal judge
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Vaccine regret went mainstream this week. Fear of getting sick could finally be encouraging some Americans to get their shots

Vaccine regret went mainstream this week. Fear of getting sick could finally be encouraging some Americans to get their shots

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement US health authorities are calling it " a pandemic of the unvaccinated ." In the last two weeks, average COVID-19 hospitalizations have risen more than...
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Biden stumps for McAuliffe in early test of political clout

1 hour ago   |   The Independent

President Joe Biden is making his first major political foray since taking office, campaigning on Friday for a fellow moderate Democrat while selling his signature...
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At odds on myriad issues, US, Russia to hold strategic talks

1 hour ago   |   The Independent

The United States and Russia will hold the first round of strategic and arms control talks of the Biden administration next week in Switzerland
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‘Trust the science' is the mantra of the Covid crisis - but what about human fallibility?

1 hour ago   |   The Guardian

Science is the only method we have of understanding the world, making predictions, and rationally adapting our own behaviour Follow our Covid live blog for the latest updates...
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Bank of America tells most employees they no longer have to complete health checks before going into work starting Monday, leaked memo shows

Bank of America tells most employees they no longer have to complete health checks before going into work starting Monday, leaked memo shows

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Bank of America told employees this week that it would no longer require staff in most US states to fill out health assessments in order to go into their...
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China retaliates with sanctions on former commerce secretary Wilbur Ross

1 hour ago   |   The Guardian

The ‘counter-sanctions' are in response to Washington's actions and are the first under China's new anti-foreign sanction law Barely 48 hours before the arrival in China of one...
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Lions vs South Africa: Tensions reach boiling point ahead of first Test in...

Lions vs South Africa: Tensions reach boiling point ahead of first Test in Cape Town

The Lions are angry that Saturday's TMO official Jonker's son, Rynhardt, is a team-mate of several Springbok players, while South Africa have not taken well to Warren Gatland's... Read more ...

Love Island confirms Casa Amor will return next week as couple set to be dumped

Love Island confirms Casa Amor will return next week as couple set to be dumped

Love Island host Iain Stirling announced the return of the famous second villa, Casa Amor, while the current couples are at risk of being dumped Read more ...

Megan Fox boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly brands their new movie 'TRASH'

Megan Fox boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly brands their new movie 'TRASH'

The rapper - real name Colson Baker - tweeted on Friday to his 1.6million followers: 'if i don't talk or tweet about a movie i'm barely in it's because it's ' Read more ...

Amy Winehouse's best friends break down watching old clip of the singer

Amy Winehouse's best friends break down watching old clip of the singer

Chantelle Dusette and Catriona Gourley struggled to contain their emotions in the scenes as the Rehab songstress told how she would have 'liked two or three children'. Read more ...

Path of Exile: Expedition is out now

Path of Exile: Expedition is out now

Things are getting explosive in Path of Exile, now that the RPG game's latest update is out in the wild. Path of Exile: Expedition launched today, which means it's time to meet... Read more ...

Halo Infinite's first beta is all bots, and it “could happen as soon as next...

Halo Infinite's first beta is all bots, and it “could happen as soon as next weekend”

The Halo Infinite beta - or 'technical preview flighting', if you prefer Microsoft's somewhat silly nomenclature - is coming, and soon. Several rounds of testing are planned... Read more ...

Psaki swipes at reporter, says White House won't release records on White...

Psaki swipes at reporter, says White House won't release records on White House breakthrough cases 

In a White House press conference Friday, Jen Psaki refused to say how many staffers tested positive despite being vaccinated after a tense exchange with a reporter over... Read more ...

More than 13% of unemployed people are concentrated in New York, Los Angeles...

More than 13% of unemployed people are concentrated in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago

The BLS data show that the nation's three largest cities have unemployment rates dramatically higher than the national average of 5.9 percent in June, with Los Angeles and New... Read more ...

Amber Hill tells JENNY JOHNSTON what it's like to have a lifelong target go...

Amber Hill tells JENNY JOHNSTON what it's like to have a lifelong target go up in smoke

Amber Hill, the No 1 in the world in her sport of skeet shooting, had been working with a sports psychologist, as well as her regular coaches, in preparation for the Tokyo... Read more ...

Watch as Texas troopers dashcam shows illegal immigrants pour out of...

Watch as Texas troopers dashcam shows illegal immigrants pour out of smuggler's following pursuit

Dashcam video from a Texas trooper chasing a human smuggler's vehicle shows nearly a dozen illegal immigrants pouring out of the car.in the border town of Del Rio on Wednesday. Read more ...