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Omicron variant expected to be found in U.S. 'any day now', lab chief says

80,000 Covid samples are being tested each week to find the new variant, the agency's director said Tuesday.
This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (orange) also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes Covid-19.
This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (orange) also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes Covid-19.

A new Covid vaccine wasn't needed for beta or delta. What about omicron?

Even as drugmakers are setting out to make vaccines specific to the new variant, it's unclear whether the world will ultimately need them.
A healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at an Oklahoma County Health Department Vaccine Clinic in Oklahoma City, on Nov. 17, 2021.
A healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at an Oklahoma County Health Department Vaccine Clinic in Oklahoma City, on Nov. 17, 2021.
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German court convicts ex-ISIS member of genocide for Yazidi girl’s death

"This is the moment Yazidis have been waiting for,” said Amal Clooney, who acted as a lawyer for the girl's mother.
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A ‘Bitcoin City’ in El Salvador inspired by ancient Greeks? Here’s a reality check.

From the risk that cryptocurrency leads to "a paradise for money laundering," according to experts , to the difficulties of building a city from scratch.
Image:  President Nayib Bukele during the closing ceremony of a congress for cryptocurrency investors in Santa Maria Mizata, El Salvador, on Nov. 20, 2021.
Image:  President Nayib Bukele during the closing ceremony of a congress for cryptocurrency investors in Santa Maria Mizata, El Salvador, on Nov. 20, 2021.
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Josephine Baker becomes first Black woman honored at Paris’ Panthéon

The historic memorial site will pay tribute to the mark Baker and her legacy left on the French and Black communities.
Portrait Of Josephine Baker
Portrait Of Josephine Baker
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‘Wonderwall’ of snow traps drinkers, and Oasis tribute band, in remote U.K. pub

The wintry weather brought heavy snow to many parts of the country, leaving tens of thousands of homes without electricity and killing at least two people.
Guests were stuck at The Tan Hill Inn for three nights after heavy snowfall.
Guests were stuck at The Tan Hill Inn for three nights after heavy snowfall.
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Sexual harassment and bullying pervasive in Australia's Parliament, report shows

“Aspiring male politicians ... thought nothing of, in one case, picking you up, kissing you on the lips, lifting you up, touching you, pats on the bottom,” one interviewee told researchers.
Australia PM Morrison News Conference As Lawmakers to Push Through Massive Stimulus
Australia PM Morrison News Conference As Lawmakers to Push Through Massive Stimulus
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Hungary parliament clears way for government's LGBTQ referendum as election nears

The referendum is on legislation that limits schools' teaching about homosexuality and transgender issues, stepping up a culture war with the European Union.
Budapest Pride March Takes Place Against A Backdrop Of The Hungarian Government's Anti-LGBT Campaign
Budapest Pride March Takes Place Against A Backdrop Of The Hungarian Government's Anti-LGBT Campaign
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Sweden gets first female prime minister for second time in less than a week

The nation of 10 million is known for its progressive views on gender, but has never had a woman in the top political post.
Image: Swedish parliament elects Social Democrat leader as new PM for second time
Image: Swedish parliament elects Social Democrat leader as new PM for second time
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French far-right commentator Eric Zemmour announces presidential run

The former journalist becomes the top contender to challenge far-right leader Marine Le Pen for a place in a second round against President Emmanuel Macron.
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Omicron is new, but the old advice to protect yourself still applies.

The coronavirus still spreads the way it always has, experts say. The best ways to slow its spread should be familiar by now.
Americans Travel Ahead Of Labor Day Weekend As CDC Recommends Unvaccinated Stay Home
Americans Travel Ahead Of Labor Day Weekend As CDC Recommends Unvaccinated Stay Home