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By David Koenig, Zeke Miller, Associated Press
U.S. officials say most Americans live in places where healthy people can safely take a break from wearing masks.
By Carla K. Johnson, Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
They must wear a mask from age 6 as part of rules aimed at slowing down the spread of the virus in the country.
By Sylvie Corbet, Oleg Cetinic, Associated Press
The CDC guidance applies to areas with high coronavirus transmission rates – which on the day of the announcement covered 63% of U.S. counties.
By Peter Chin-Hong, The Conversation
The White House is issuing urgent calls to action Thursday in the face of COVID-19's latest assault, especially given the dangerous delta variant of the virus. The Biden administration's appeals for Americans to get vaccinated come amid talks of re-imposing…
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
The latest alarming coronavirus variant is exploiting low global vaccination rates and a rush to ease pandemic restrictions. That's adding new urgency to the drive to get more shots in arms and slow its supercharged spread.
By Laura Santhanam
Actions we took under duress have become hardwired habits and may endure after the pandemic has receded. They may help us think and live differently — maybe even better — in the future.
New Jersey, once among the states hardest hit by COVID-19, reported a little over 350 new cases Wednesday. The state's Democratic Governor, Phil Murphy, announced that many indoor masking requirements in public places will be lifted this Memorial Day weekend,…
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
Republicans are rebelling against the requirement that they wear a mask on the House floor. And that's stoking tensions with majority Democrats who still require masks despite updated guidance from federal health officials.
By Associated Press
Biden also plans to announce a new cap in the U.S. for refugees, after taking strong criticism for failing to raise the previous administration's cap of accepting 15,000 refugees annually.
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