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India Reports Its Highest Daily Number Of COVID-19 Deaths So Far This Year

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| Wednesday's death toll was 354. Scientists are investigating what's making cases of infection rise precipitously after a decline last fall. "This race is really against time," says one immunologist.

Italy Expels Two Russian Embassy Officials, Arrests Navy Captain On Spying Charges

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The captain, identified by Italian media as Walter Biot, was reportedly caught Tuesday evening as he handed over allegedly top-secret documents to one of the Russian diplomats in exchange for money.

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Shows '100% Efficacy' In Adolescents

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Pfizer says it will submit the clinical trial results "as soon as possible" to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and is hoping to start vaccinating children before the next school year.

Florida Gov. DeSantis Rejects Vaccine Passports As 'Completely Unacceptable'

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DeSantis said he will issue emergency rules this week to prevent businesses from requiring proof of vaccination, and will work with Florida's Legislature on a permanent ban.

U.K. Ambassador Karen Pierce On The U.K.'s Foreign Policy Future

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The U.K. has put out a new foreign policy plan for a "global Britain." U.K. Ambassador to the U.S. Karen Pierce argues that the U.K. is still powerful after Brexit.

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Judge In Chauvin Trial Rules That Underage Witnesses Can Testify

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The testimony of people who were minors when they saw George Floyd's killing includes a person who took a video of the incident.

What We Learned From Day 1 Of The Chauvin Trial

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Two key questions are at play in Derek Chauvin's murder trial: What killed George Floyd, and did Chauvin use excessive force? Civil rights lawyer Charles Coleman Jr. discusses the early takeaways.

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Televised Chauvin Trial Due To Pandemic Yields Wide Access — And Concern

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This is the first time a Minnesota trial has been broadcast. Unlike Iowa, Wisconsin and other states, courts here have long opposed electronic media coverage.

Ever Given Partially Afloat As Salvage Teams Race To Reopen Suez Canal

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The Ever Given has been wedged at an angle across the Suez Canal since Tuesday, preventing other shipping vessels from traveling through the waterway.