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CDC Issues Sweeping New Mask Mandate For U.S. Travelers; Extends Eviction Moratorium

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| The new travel order will require passengers to wear face coverings on nearly all forms of public transportation, including airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-shares.

Combating Misinformation When A Loved One Is Caught In A Web Of Conspiracies

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The recent attack on the U.S. Capitol is a reminder of the potentially deadly impact of disinformation that is spreading online. Experts say there are several possible strategies for dealing with it.

Shell Ordered To Compensate Nigerian Farmers Affected By Oil Spills

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"Finally, there is some justice for the Nigerian people suffering the consequences of Shell's oil," said Eric Dooh, one of the Nigerian farmers who sued Shell.

With Biden Team Focused On Other Crises, Experts Say Drug Epidemic Is Exploding

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The Biden administration had Day One plans for the pandemic, economy and climate change. Experts say they haven't yet seen that same focus on the addiction crisis, which is killing 220 people a day.

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6 Killed After Liquid Nitrogen Leak At Georgia Poultry Plant

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Officials are investigating what caused the leak at the Gainesville, Ga. plant that also sent 11 other people to the hospital.

Scientists Identify New Whale Species In The Gulf

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The Rice's whale can grow to 42 feet and is critically endangered, with fewer than 100 left.

After The Capitol Attack, Does Police MAGA Sentiment Cross the Line?

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Many in law enforcement have cheered on former President Donald Trump. After his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, some say police expressions of that support threaten police legitimacy.

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South Carolina Reports 1st Known U.S. Cases Of Variant From South Africa

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"At this time, we have no evidence that infections by this variant cause more severe disease," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

San Francisco May Rename Schools Named After Washington, Lincoln And Others

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The move to potentially change the names of 44 schools, approved by the school board this week, has sparked debate in San Francisco about its timing and whether the list is overly broad.