The Latest: Tanzania gets 1 million J&J vaccines from U.SThe U.S. Department of Education approved Georgia’s plans to use $1.4 billion in federal coronavirus relief money. Federal officials already distributed two-thirds of the $4.2 billion that Georgia schools received under the American Rescue Plan, the relief bill backed by President Joe Biden.

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PHE upgrade Delta variant’s risk level due to reinfection riskRisk of reinfection with Delta may be 46% greater than with the Alpha variant, national testing data finds

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5 Major Fast-Food Chains Falling Out of Favor With CustomersThese brands have been losing favor with customers for years, a trend which is now more obvious thanks to mass closures and plummeting sales.

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Tokyo Olympics: Taiwan happy at not being called ‘Chinese Taipei’ at opening ceremony as President Tsai Ing-wen thanks Japan for playing hostTelevision presenter causes heated debate after using disputed name during opening ceremony broadcast, prompting happiness from President Tsai Ing-wen and outrage from Chinese state media.

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Iraq Arrests "Terror Cell" Over Lethal Baghdad Market BombingIraq Arrests 'Terror Cell' Over Lethal Baghdad Market Bombing Iraq Market Bombing: Iraqis gentle candles at web site of bombing on the Baghdad market. Baghdad, Iraq: Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi introduced Saturday the arrest of a “terror cell” behind a Baghdad market bombing that killed dozens and was claimed by the Islamic State group.

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German far-right fails in bid to oust state governorThe far-right Alternative for Germany party failed in an attempt Friday to unseat the left-wing governor of an eastern German state, a long-shot bid that opponents denounced as political theater.

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Thousands to join Budapest Pride march in protest over new anti-LGBT lawThousands of Hungarians joined the annual Budapest Pride march on Saturday to support LGBTQ people and protest against a law that limits teaching about homosexuality and transgender issues in schools.

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Fifth Death Reported In Iran As Violent Protests Over Water Shortages ContinueOne person was shot dead in Iran during the eighth consecutive night of protests over severe water shortages, bringing the death toll in the unrest to at least five.

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Sierra Leone abolishes death penaltyMPs vote unanimously for abolition, making it the 23rd African state to end capital punishment

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Colombia boosts budding cannabis industry by removing ban on dry flower exportsColombia on Friday gave the green light for exports of dried cannabis for medical and other industries, as the Andean country took another step to develop its marijuana industry, where progress has been slow despite high potential.

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After 49 years, Israeli victims of 1972 Olympic massacre honored at Tokyo openerFor first time, moment of silence held at start of Games for 11 Israeli athletes slain by Palestinian terrorists; victims' widows: 'This is the moment we've waited for'

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An FBI Agent Investigating The Michigan Kidnapping Case Has Been Accused Of Assaulting His WifeThe alleged assault happened after the couple had an argument about a swingers event they had attended earlier that night.

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Indian tax officials raid newspaper (the largest by circulation in India) that took on Narendra Modi over the pandemicTax authorities in India raided several offices of one of the world's biggest-selling newspapers on Thursday, a move journalists and leading opposition politicians described as an attack on press freedom.

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Pfizer Shot Just 39% Effective Against Delta Infection, But Largely Prevents Severe Illness, Israel Study SuggestsPrevious estimates indicated the Pfizer shot was only moderately less protective against Delta, though all studies indicate a high level of protection against hospitalization and severe illness.

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Athens appoints chief heat officer to combat climate crisis.Greek capital is first in Europe to create role, which will involve finding new ways to cool the cityGreek capital is first in Europe to create role, which will involve finding new ways to cool the city

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China Wins First Gold Medal of Tokyo Olympics in Women’s Shooting EventThe first gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has finally been awarded. Chinese sport shooter Yang Qian won the gold medal in the women’s 10m air rifle final. Qian had 251.8 points, narrowly edging silver medalist Anastasiia Galashina of the Russian Olympic Committee (251.1 points). Switzerland’s Nina Christen won the bronze medal with 230.6 points. American Mary Tucker finished…

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Marijuana farmers blamed for water theft as drought grips American westCalifornia official says ‘Water stealing has never been more severe’ as water taken from hydrants, homes, rivers and wells

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Rick Dennison out as Minnesota Vikings assistant after refusing COVID-19 vaccineAfter refusing to receive a vaccine for COVID-19, Rick Dennison is out as a Vikings assistant coach, sources told ESPN. Patriots assistant Cole Popovich also won't be with his team in 2021 in a decision related to the vaccine, sources confirmed to ESPN.

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Caution urged after plague found in six Colorado counties, linked to death of 10-year-old childPlague is caused by bacteria and usually is transmitted by bites from infected fleas. Prairie dogs, squirrels, chipmunks and other rodents many carry the fleas and become infected themselves, so ev…

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Celebrity chef Mario Batali agrees to $600,000 settlement over sexual harassmentCelebrity chef Mario Batali and his business partner have agreed to pay $600,000 to at least 20 former employees after an investigation found their Manhattan restaurants were rife with sexual harassment, the New York attorney general announced on Friday.

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