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COVID-19 vaccinations up 14% in past week, White House says

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(WASHINGTON) -- COVID-19 vaccinations rose 14% over the past week, White House officials said Friday, as the more contagious delta variant is quickly spreading in under-vaccinated areas.

"In the past 7 days 2.15M reported newly vaccinated, vs. 1.88M the 7 days prior (+14%)," Cyrus Shahpar, the White House COVID-19 data director, said on Twitter Friday.

"The delta var...

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Nigeria's men's team aims for Africa's 1st Olympic basketball medal

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(TOKYO) -- It was one of the most lopsided losses in Olympic basketball history: Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Team USA thrashed the Nigerian men’s basketball team by 83 points in London in 2012, with a final score of 156-73.

“I remember that game,” said 21-year-old Precious Achiuwa, who was born in Nigeria and immigrated to the United States in eighth grade. “It wa...

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New legislation would require women, like men, to sign up for potential draft

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(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. Senate committee has approved legislation that would, if enacted, require young women to register for Selective Service alongside men, and in the rare event of a war or other national emergency, be drafted for the first time in the nation’s history.

During the Vietnam War -- between 1964 and 1973 -- nearly 2 million men were drafted in the U...

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How sustainable is it to rent clothing? Experts and top brands weigh in

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(NEW YORK) -- With landfills receiving millions of tons of textile waste each year -- and growing -- the environmental impact of clothing has become the fashion industry's dirty little secret.

Today, more people are paying attention to this worsening issue and have zeroed in on the impact of rental clothing subscription services. These companies, such as Rent the Runw...

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Nathan Fillion gives new meaning to "arms control" as TDK in new clip from 'The Suicide Squad'

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(NOTE LANGUAGE) Lots of virtual ink has been spent on fan speculation that with a name only listed as TDK, Nathan Fillion would be playing The Dark Knight AKA Batman in the upcoming sequel The Suicide Squad

However, fanboys and girls, you can put your hands down. Or, more accurately, your arms: with a new clip posted exclusively to IGN's YouTu...

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CDC advisory committee voices support for immunocompromised people getting boosters

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(NEW YORK) -- During the last year and a half, immunocompromised people have been at extremely high risk for the virus. And for many, the COVID vaccine didn't change that.

That's why a group of independent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention experts at a Thursday meeting largely voiced support for allowing immunocompromised people to talk to their doctors about getting...

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