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Mask Or No Mask? That Depends Where You Live

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| The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said vaccinated people still must follow existing state, local, or tribal laws on masks and social distancing.

Here's What Is (And Isn't) Changed By The New CDC Mask Guidance

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Some parts of public life in the U.S. still operate according to restrictive rules, and that includes planes, trains and buses.

Missouri Will Not Expand Medicaid Despite Voters' Wishes, Governor Says

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Last year, Missouri voters approved a ballot measure to expand Medicaid. But Republican lawmakers refused to appropriate money to fund it. Now, a legal battle is all but certain.

As More Migrants Arrive, U.S. Streamlines Process To Identify, Admit Most Vulnerable

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More migrants are granted humanitarian exceptions to a pandemic public health order that effectively closed the Southern border. U.S. officials are working with NGOs to identify the most vulnerable.

Judge Finds Aggravating Factors In Chauvin Case, Paving Way For Longer Sentence

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The judge found that Chauvin abused a position of trust, treated George Floyd with "particular cruelty," committed the crime as part of a group, and the offense occurred in front of children.

South Carolina Governor Bans Mask Mandates

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued a coronavirus mandate preventing schools and local governments from creating mask mandates and requiring proof of vaccination.

What The School Attack Means For Afghanistan's Future

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Shaharzad Akbar of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission says the viciousness of killing schoolgirls was especially devastating. She wants women present in peace talks.

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Woman Who Murdered 7 Veterans In VA Hospital Gets Multiple Life Sentences

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The former nursing assistant pleaded guilty to intentionally using lethal doses of insulin to kill the elderly veterans who ranged in age from 81 to 96.

4th Wave Of COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hits Washington State

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is extending mandates and restrictions while much of the U.S. celebrates declining COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations.

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