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White House Announces $10 Billion For COVID-19 Testing In Schools

| The new funds will enable K-12 schools to ramp up screening testing, which can "identify asymptomatic disease and prevent clusters before they start," said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky.

Disneyland Theme Parks Will Reopen To California Residents In April

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Disneyland Park and Disneyland California Adventure Park will reopen on April 30. Reservations will be required and limited to state residents only.

8 People Shot To Death At Atlanta Massage Parlors; Man Arrested

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Authorities in Cherokee County and the city of Atlanta are investigating the attacks at three businesses. The suspect is white. Authorities say many of the victims appear to be of Asian descent.

What It Would Take For Biden To Revive The Iran Deal

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President Biden wants to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal that his predecessor pulled out of. It's at a standstill, but analysts say the Biden administration can make gestures to bring Iran to the table.

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Scientists Find New Invasive Mosquito Species In Florida

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Aedes scapularis mosquitoes are from the tropics and can carry yellow fever. Entomologist Lawrence Reeves recently identified them among mosquitoes he collected near Everglades National Park in 2019.

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Fawzia Koofi On Afghan Peace: 'We Want To See This War End Tomorrow'

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The Afghan politician has survived two assassination attempts and is one of four Afghan women negotiating with the Taliban. "The power of words is stronger than the power of bullets," she tells NPR.

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Purdue Pharma Offers Restructuring Plan, Sackler Family Would Give Up Ownership

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Under a bankruptcy plan filed late Monday, the OxyContin maker would pay $500 million up front, promising billions in future payments. Twenty-four states rejected the proposal.

New York's 'Vaccine Czar' Called County Officials To Assess Their Loyalty To Cuomo

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Larry Schwartz, a longtime aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, called local officials in New York to gauge their loyalty to the governor. Some local officials viewed it as a threat to cut off vaccine.

Ireland Joins List Of Countries Pausing Use Of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 Vaccine

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Ireland has temporarily suspended use of the COVID-19 vaccine made by AstraZeneca following reports that several people developed blood clots after receiving the shot.