First in line, still no shot: Surprising number of hospital workers refuse vaccines

Hospitals grapple with workers who cite everything from past COVID-19 infection to religion to the experimental vaccines in saying no to the shot.

     

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No love lost between Biden and Bibi, but what might new Israeli PM Bennett mean for the US?

For President Joe Biden, with Benjamin Netanyahu likely out, Israel’s next prime minister Naftali Bennett might pose a fresh geopolitical headache.

     

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Parents desperately need child care. But day cares are struggling to retain workers.

Half of the day care workers who left early in the COVID pandemic have yet to return to their child care jobs, due to low pay or fear of health risks.

     

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‘We get the brunt’: In Texas border towns in the Rio Grande Valley, life intertwines with migrant surge

The Rio Grande Valley has been the backdrop of the migration surge. And for local officials, taking care of migrant families has been a priority.

     

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Non-EU international travelers can receive digital certificates; pandemic created unparalleled labor crisis, UN says: Live COVID-19 updates

Non-EU international travelers can now receive the digital COVID-19 certificate that launched Tuesday, an EU Commission spokesperson said.

     

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How Congress aims to help travelers avoid throwing away money at scams

Two senators are introducing bipartisan legislation that would protect consumers from travel scams.

     

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‘Defund the police’ attack doesn’t stick in New Mexico special election. Why it matters

Despite attempts to label her “anti-police,” Stansbury wins a special election for a congressional seat.

     

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JBS meat production, Duke’s Coach K to retire, vaccination prizes: 5 things to know Thursday

Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski will address his retirement, Kroger will give $1 million to select vaccinated customers and more news to start your Thursday.

     

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Aiden Leos case: Reward grows to $450K in suspected road-rage killing of California boy; suspects’ vehicle identified

The reward for information leading to an arrest in an apparent road rage shooting of a 6-year-old in Southern California has increased to $450K,

     

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Carl Lentz, former Hillsong pastor who baptized Justin Bieber, accused of sexual abuse

Hillsong Church founders Brian and Bobbie Houston say they’re working to improve the church as ex-pastor Carl Lentz faces sexual abuse allegations.

     

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