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William Says Hospitalized Grandfather Prince Philip is ‘OK’

LONDON (AP) — Prince William said Monday that his grandfather, Prince Philip, is “OK” as the 99-year-old royal consort remains in a London hospital for rest and observation. William was asked about Philip when he visited a coronavirus vaccination center in eastern England. “Yes, he’s OK, they’re keeping an eye on him,” William said, and…

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Fauci Wins $1 Million Israeli Prize for ‘Defending Science’

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci has won the $1 million Dan David Prize for “defending science” and advocating for vaccines now being administered worldwide to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The Israel-based Dan David Foundation on Monday named President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser as the winner of one of three prizes. It…

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Russia arrests 3,800 during wide protests backing Navalny

MOSCOW (AP) — Chanting slogans against President Vladimir Putin, tens of thousands took to the streets Sunday across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin. More than 3,800 people were detained by police, according to a monitoring group, and some were beaten.…

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Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armor trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead. The formation, known as “Ranger File,”…

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Putin orders expansion of vaccination effort

MOSCOW — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to expand the vaccination effort. Russian authorities have said more than 1.5 million people already have received the domestically designed Sputnik V vaccine even as the advanced studies among tens of thousands of people continue. Speaking at Wednesday’s meeting with senior government officials, Putin instructed…

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The Latest: Finland latest nation to find UK virus variant

HELSINKI — Finland has become the latest European country to report a case of the more contagious coronavirus variant first identified in Britain. Health officials said Monday that a Finnish citizen who had recently arrived from Britainfor a Christmas holiday was diagnosed with the new COVID-19 variant in the southeast Kymenlaakso region over the weekend.…

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UK Authorizes Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine for Emergency Use

LONDON, U.K. (AP) — British officials authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on Wednesday, greenlighting the world’s first shot against the virus that’s backed by rigorous science and taking a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic. The go-ahead for the vaccine developed by American drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech comes as the virus…

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Rome Airport Poised to Try “COVID Tested” Flights from US

ROME (AP) — Italian authorities will soon approve an experiment with “COVID tested” flights from three U.S. airports with the aim of eliminating the required 14-day quarantine for passengers arriving in Italy, Rome’s main airport said Thursday. ADR, which operates Leonardo da Vinci Airport, said that similar “COVID tested” corridors were also expected to be…

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