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Fever Scanners Might Miss Coronavirus CasesPeople infected with the coronavirus might be sailing through checkpoints because of problems with temperature scanners. Thermal cameras and "temperature tablet" kiosks have been installed around the country since the pandemic began, in an effort to keep anyone with the virus from entering workplaces, schools, arenas and other public places....
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He Has Helped More People Die in California Than AnyoneDr. Lonny Shavelson stopped taking new patients in August. It's unclear who, if anyone, will pick up his slack. Shavelson's Bay Area End of Life Options is thought to be the only practice of its kind in America—where aid-in-dying is now legal in nine states—and he is thought...
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Anti-lockdown protesters face police as they demonstrate against coronavirus restrictions in Stockholm Saturday March 6, 2021.  The protest was disbanded by police due to lack of permit for the public gathering. (Henrik Montgomery / TT via AP)
Hundreds in Stockholm protest Sweden's virus restrictionsPolice in Sweden dispersed hundreds of people who had gathered in central Stockholm to protest coronavirus restrictions set by the Swedish government
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Bikers ride up and down Main Street in Daytona, Fla., during the starting day of Bike Week on Friday, March 5, 2021. (Sam Thomas/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
Daytona motorcycle rally goes on despite pandemicDespite the coronavirus pandemic, Daytona Beach’s annual Bike Week has brought tens of thousands of motorcyclists to the city and its neighbors this weekend — and few of them are wearing masks
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In this image from video, Democratic senators stand as they wait for the announcement that the Senate version of the COVID-19 relief bill has passed by a vote of 50-49 in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)
Highlights of the $1.9T COVID bill nearing final passageThe Senate has passed a sweeping pandemic relief package over Republican opposition, moving closer to a milestone political victory for President Joe Biden
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FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, musher Aliy Zirkle runs her team during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. The world's most famous sled dog race starts Sunday, March 7, 2021, without its defending champion in a contest that will be as much dominated by unknowns and changes because of the pandemic as mushers are by the Alaska terrain. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen, File)
Pandemic forces route change, other precautions for IditarodThe world's most famous sled dog race starts Sunday, but this year's edition of the Iditarod will see a lot changes forced by the pandemic
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Retired pharmacist, Russell Alan Garner, stands behind the counter in his empty store in Wakefield, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. Getting the coronavirus vaccine has been a challenge for rural counties in the U.S. that lack medical facilities such as a pharmacy or a well-equipped doctor's office. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Open spaces, no pharmacies: rural US confronts vaccine voidGetting a COVID-19 vaccine has been a challenge for residents of rural U.S. counties without a pharmacy or a well-equipped clinic
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, file photo, a red tag hangs on a cell door, signifying an active COVID-19 case for its inhabitants at Faribault Prison, in Faribault, Minn. A Tennessee advisory panel tasked with determining eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine acknowledged that prison inmates in the state were high risk, but concluded that prioritizing them for inoculation could be a “public relations nightmare.” (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)
Tennessee panel deemed vaccinating inmates a 'PR nightmare'A Tennessee advisory panel deciding eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine acknowledged that prisoners in the state are high-risk
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'Moral Concerns' Hover Over J&J VaccineAs health experts continue to plead with the public to accept any vaccine currently offered—be it one from Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson —a new wrinkle has emerged for the latter shot in Louisiana. That's because on Friday, the Archdiocese of New Orleans implored Catholics to, if the...
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., leaves the chamber just after the Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, March 6, 2021. Senate passage sets up final congressional approval by the House next week so lawmakers can send it to President Joe Biden for his signature. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Latest: Vegas benefits as Nevada eases some virus rulesNevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed an emergency order adjusting the minimum distance between performers and audience members that previously challenged the return of productions in Las Vegas
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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama gets vaccine shotThe Dalai Lama, the 85-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader, has been administered the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine at a hospital in the north Indian hill town of Dharmsala
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