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VIRUS OUTBREAK – COLLEGES – Analysis by the Associated Press shows that 26 of the 50 largest public university campuses in the country do not require vaccination, which represents about 55% of students enrolled in these schools. Universities with vaccine mandates are concentrated in the Northeast and California Almost all of those without mandates are in states that have restricted the ability to implement COVID-19 vaccine requirements , including Florida, Texas and Arizona. By Amy DiPierro and Pat Eaton-Robb. SUBMITTED: 1,020 words, photos, video.
CALIFORNIA-RECALL – California Gov. Gavin Newsom flatly defeated a recall to expel him from office earlier, a contest the Democrat hosted as part of a nationwide battle for his party’s values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and the continued threats of “Trumpism. “By Kathleen Ronayne and Michael R. Blood. SUBMITTED: 1,210 words, photos, videos. Featuring CALIFORNIA-RECALL-TAKEAWAYS – 5 takeaways after Newsom survives California recall attempt; CALIFORNIA-RECALL-GOP-FRAAUD -CLAIMS – Few reported voting problems with recall elections in California CALIFORNIA-RECALL-RACE-CALLS – Why no “winner” to replace Newsom on recall.
TENSIONS IN KOREA – North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles at sea in defiance of UN resolutions, the second weapons test in several days that experts say shows it is continuing its plans to strengthen weapons as nuclear diplomacy with the United States remains at a standstill. Hours later, South Korea said it had conducted its first submarine-launched missile test. By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung. SENT: 730 words, photos.
GOP-REFUGEES – Tens of thousands of Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban are arriving in the United States, and a handful of former Trump administration officials are working to turn the Republicans against them. Former officials are trying to turn the collapse of Afghanistan into another opportunity to push forward an intransigent immigration agenda. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 1,130 words, photo.
VIRUS OUTBREAK – SENIORS IN ZIMBABWE – The economic devastation of COVID-19 is forcing some families in Zimbabwe to abandon the age-old tradition of caring for their elderly. Some older citizens roam the streets. The lucky ones end up in institutions for the elderly – once widely regarded by many Zimbabweans as “non-African” and against the social bonds that have united extended families for generations. COMING SOON: 890 words, photos before 5 a.m.
ELECTIONS IN RUSSIA – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – Women’s rights activist Alyona Popova has spent the past five years knocking on the doors of State Duma lawmakers, trying to persuade them to pass a law against domestic violence. This year, she is running for a seat in parliament, along with the few other Kremlin critics who have not been excluded from the race. By Daria Litvinova. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.
CLIMATE LAGGARDS – A new science report examining what each country is doing to tackle climate change finds that almost all countries are falling short. The Climate Action Tracker report says that only one country, Little Gambia in Africa, has plans online that would limit warming to the target set by the 2015 Paris Agreement. The UK is the only country. developed which is even closer to it. And the plans of the United States and the European Union are deemed insufficient. By science writer Seth Borenstein. SENT: 460 words, photos.
OBIT-NORM MACDONALD – Former “Saturday Night Live” comic Norm Macdonald dies aged 61. SENT: 800 words, photos.
TRUMP-BOOK – Book: Senior US officer feared Trump would order a strike in China. SENT: 790 words, photo.
APPLE-EVENT— Apple’s next iPhone mirrors last year’s iPhone and adds more storage. SENT: 590 words, photos.
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ALASKA-VIRUS OUTBREAK – Burdened by an increase in the number of COVID-19 patients, Alaska’s largest hospital has implemented crisis care standards, prioritizing resources and treatment for patients who have the potential to benefit the most. SENT: 680 words, photos. With VIRUS-OUTBREAK-THE-LATEST.
FRANCE VIRUS OUTBREAK – Thousands of provocative French medical workers face job suspension and hospitals face potential staff shortages as a vaccination mandate goes into effect for all health workers. SENT: 540 words, photos.
CHINA-VIRUS OUTBREAK – China has tightened lockdowns and increased orders for mass testing in cities along its east coast amid the latest increase in COVID-19 cases. SENT: 270 words, photo.
JUSTICE-DEPARTMENT-ABORTTION – The Justice Department has asked a Texas federal court to stop the application of a new state law that bans most abortions in the state while it adjudicates the ‘case. SENT: 410 words, photo.
CONGRESS-BUDGET – House Democrats have started the serious work of trying to implement President Joe Biden’s sweeping spending plan. By business writer Marcy Gordon. SUBMITTED: 1,080 words, photos.
TROPICAL WEATHER – Residents of southern Louisiana who are still recovering from Hurricane Ida just weeks ago were preparing for the expected heavy rains as Nicholas crawls through parts of the state from Texas. SENT: 780 words, photos, videos.
MAYOR OF BOSTON – Democrat Michelle Wu emerged as the top voter in the second round of the election for Boston’s next mayor, but the race to decide her opponent in November has remained too early. SENT: 790 words, photos.
MOTHER AND SON KILLED – A prominent South Carolina lawyer who found the bodies of his wife and son three months ago attempted to stage his own death earlier this month so that his son would receive a life insurance payment of $ 10 million, but the expected fatal blow only grazed the head, state police said. SENT: 540 words, photo.
SLOVAKIA POPE – Pope Francis ends his four-day visit to Slovakia with a flight to Sastin to celebrate mass before returning to Rome. COMING SOON: 600 words, photos, by 6 hours
MERCENARY HACKERS-UAE – Three former U.S. intelligence and military officers admit to providing sophisticated hacking technology to the UAE and agree to pay nearly $ 1.7 million to resolve criminal charges. SENT: 840 words, photo.
UNITED NATIONS-AFGHANISTAN-AGRICULTURE – Four million Afghans face a “food emergency” and the majority live in rural areas where $ 36 million is urgently needed for the coming months to ensure the planting of wheat. winter, livestock feed and cash assistance for vulnerable families, the elderly and disabled, according to a UN official. SENT: 550 words, photo.
HONG KONG – Nine activists and former Hong Kong lawmakers were sentenced to prison terms of up to 10 months for their role in the banned candlelight vigil in Tiananmen Square last year, the latest blow to an ongoing crackdown on dissent in the city. SENT: 380 words, photos.
BUSINESS / ECONOMY
FINANCIAL MARKETS – Asian stock markets followed a decline on Wall Street after U.S. inflation was lower than expected due to unease over the impact of the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus. By business writer Joe McDonald. SENT: 440 words, photos.
CULTURE & LEISURE
BOOKS-TENNESSEE-WILLIAMS – A rarely seen news from Tennessee Williams confirms his long-standing passion for Italy and reveals concerns about how Italians feel about Americans. By national writer Hillel Italy. SENT: 670 words, photo.
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