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Asia Today: Sri Lanka minister who drank potion is positive

Sri Lanka’s health minister who has faced criticism for consuming and endorsing a herbal syrup made by a sorcerer has…

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Biden’s early approach to virus: Underpromise, overdeliver

WASHINGTON — It’s a proven political strategy: Underpromise and overdeliver. President Joe Biden, in his first three days in office,…

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Biden’s pause on oil cause for big concern in New Mexico

President Joe Biden’s 60-day moratorium on new oil and natural gas leases and drilling permits is prompting widespread concerns in…

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It’s a secret: California keeps key virus data from public

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has from the start said his coronavirus policy decisions would be driven by…

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Fauci unleashed: Doc takes ‘liberating’ turn at center stage

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci is back. In truth, the nation’s leading infectious-diseases expert never really went away. But after…

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Biden ordering stopgap help as talks start on big aid plan

President Joe Biden plans to take executive action to provide a stopgap measure of financial relief to millions of Americans…

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Sri Lanka approves vaccine amid warnings of virus spread

Sri Lanka has approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 amid warnings from doctors that front-line health workers should be quickly…

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Asian stocks sink after China coronavirus resurgence

Asian stock markets have retreated after a resurgence of coronavirus infections in China and a rise in cases in Southeast…

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Testing wristbands, masks signs of a new boss at White House

WASHINGTON — Testing wristbands are in. Mask-wearing is mandatory. Desks are socially distanced. The clearest sign that there’s a new…

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Trump returns to a business empire ravaged by pandemic

Donald Trump is returning to a family business ravaged by pandemic shutdowns, with revenue plunging more than 40 percent at…

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