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Biden Launches Winter COVID-19 Booster, Testing Campaign

By Zeke Miller | Thursday Dec 2, 2021
President Joe Biden is set to kick off an urgent campaign for Americans to get COVID-19 booster shots in response to the omicron variant.

Airlines Told to Keep Data on Travelers From Southern Africa

Thursday Dec 2, 2021
Federal health officials are requiring airlines to gather contact-tracing information on passengers heading to the U.S. who have been in southern Africa in the previous two weeks.

Japan Retracts New Flight Bookings Ban After Criticisms

By Mari Yamaguchi | Thursday Dec 2, 2021
Japan has retracted a ban on new incoming international flight bookings to defend against the new variant of the coronavirus a day after the policy was announced.

What's the Status of the US COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate?

By Tom Krisher | Thursday Dec 2, 2021
The COVID-19 mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees has faced multiple legal challenges from businesses, conservative groups and Republican attorneys general.

Dolly Parton, Sandra Oh, Simone Biles and Teachers Named 'People of the Year'

Wednesday Dec 1, 2021
People magazine has named Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, actor Sandra Oh, country icon Dolly Parton and the nation's teachers as its "2021 People of the Year."

Fiji Welcomes Back Tourists Despite Omicron Threat

By NIck Perry | Wednesday Dec 1, 2021
Fiji welcomed back its first tourists in more than 600 days despite the threat posed by the newly detected coronavirus omicron variant.

Gucci Heirs Says 'House of Gucci' Narrative is Inaccurate

By Lindsey Bahr | Wednesday Dec 1, 2021
The Gucci family is not pleased with the depiction of their relatives in the new film " House of Gucci." In a statement issued this week, they said the narrative is "anything but accurate" and that the filmmakers did not consult them at all.

Case Against Jussie Smollett Focuses on How 'Hoax' Unraveled

By Don Babwin and Sara Burnett | Wednesday Dec 1, 2021
Prosecutors' case against Jussie Smollett has focused on how Chicago police say they determined that what they initially believed was a horrific hate crime was actually a fake assault staged by the ex-"Empire" actor with help from two brothers.

Loyalty to Family — Instead of CNN — Puts Cuomo at Risk

By David Bauder | Wednesday Dec 1, 2021
There's family, and your job as a journalist. Chris Cuomo's willingness to put the latter at risk in service to his brother has led to his suspension by CNN.

Celebrity Surgeon Dr. Oz Running for Senate in Pennsylvania

By Marc Levy | Wednesday Dec 1, 2021
Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon best known as the host of TV's "Dr. Oz Show" after rocketing to fame on Oprah Winfrey's show, announced Tuesday that he is running for Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican.

Fauci Says COVID Diverted Resources From Fighting AIDS

By Edith M. Lederer | Wednesday Dec 1, 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci said the COVID-19 pandemic has diverted scientific and financial resources from the fight against AIDS.

Vegas Police Confirm Case Involving R&B Singer Trey Songz

Wednesday Dec 1, 2021
Police said Tuesday they're investigating sexual assault allegations involving R&B artist Trey Songz at a Las Vegas Strip hotel.

Biden HIV/AIDS Strategy Calls Racism 'Public Health Threat'

Wednesday Dec 1, 2021
The Biden administration in its new HIV/AIDS strategy calls racism "a public health threat" that must be fully recognized as the world looks to end the epidemic.

Japan Suspends Reservations on All Incoming Flights

By Mari Yamaguchi | Wednesday Dec 1, 2021
Japan has asked international airlines to stop taking new reservations for all flights arriving in Japan until the end of December.

Omicron Unravels Travel Industry's Plans for a Comeback

By David Koenig, Yuri Kageyama | Wednesday Dec 1, 2021
Countries throw up new barriers to travel in an effort to contain the omicron variant.

Louis Vuitton Show Pays Tribute to Designer Virgil Abloh

By Kelli Kennedy | Wednesday Dec 1, 2021
Louis Vuitton's first ever U.S. fashion show turned into a somber yet whimsical tribute to groundbreaking designer Virgil Abloh days after his death.

Arlene Dahl, Who Shone in Films of the 1950s, Dies at 96

By Andrew Dalton | Tuesday Nov 30, 2021
v, the actor whose charm and striking red hair shone in such Technicolor movies of the 1950s as "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "Three Little Words," has died at age 96.

Review: James Wan Returns to Horror with Gory 'Malignant'

By Lindsey Bahr | Tuesday Nov 30, 2021
Horror maestro James Wan has not had many misses, but his gruesome latest is simply ridiculous. And that's not even taking into account the cringey remix of "Where Is My Mind."

Hungary's Parliament Approves Referendum on LGBTQ Issues

By Justin Spike | Tuesday Nov 30, 2021
Hungary's parliament authorized the government Tuesday to call a national referendum on LGBT issues, the latest in a series of steps by the country's nationalist leaders that critics say are intended to limit minority rights.

NBC Hopes the Sun will Come Out as it Mounts 'Annie Live!'

By Mark Kennedy | Tuesday Nov 30, 2021
There's a famous saying in showbiz: "Never work with children or animals." NBC is wisely ignoring that as it mounts a live version of the hit Broadway musical "Annie."

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