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Puerto Rico to receive about $4 billion in federal education pandemic relief funds - Reuters.com

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The U.S. Education Department said on Monday that Puerto Rico will receive about $4 billion in federal education pandemic relief funds to help boost its fight against COVID-19.


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England aims to lift restrictions in schools in final stage of lockdown easing, minister says - Reuters UK

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British education minister Gavin Williamson on Wednesday said he expects to be able to end the restrictions and bubble system in England's schools when other freedoms are regained in the last step out of lockdown, scheduled for July 19.


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We can't think only about COVID, British health minister says - Reuters

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The world can no longer think only about COVID-19 and ignore the other critical health issues, economic problems and education challenges that have build up during the pandemic, Britain's health minister said on Tuesday.


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Harder to attract staff than visitors at Italy's tourist hotspots - Reuters

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Coronavirus curbs have eased, tourists are returning, but Italy's restaurants and hotels are facing an unexpected problem -- they can't find the staff.


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Harder to attract staff than visitors at Italy's tourist hotspots - Reuters.com

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Coronavirus curbs have eased, tourists are returning, but Italy's restaurants and hotels are facing an unexpected problem -- they can't find the staff.


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China June rentals surge as record numbers of college leavers seek accommodation - Reuters

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China's home rental prices rose by their fastest for at least 2-1/2 years, according to a private survey, as record numbers of college graduates flocked to big cities in search of jobs as the economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.


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Taiwan orders further 36 mln Moderna vaccine doses - Reuters

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Taiwan has ordered a further 36 million doses of Moderna Inc's <a href="https://www.reuters.com/companies/MRNA.O" target="_blank">(MRNA.O)</a> COVID-19 vaccine, the government said on Thursday, as it seeks to lock in deliveries for the months ahead.


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DHS begins administering J&J vaccine to immigrant detainees

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The Department of Homeland Security is administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to immigrant detainees as part of an effort to scale up vaccinations for Covid-19 at Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities, ICE told CNN in a statement.


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Analysis: UK PM Johnson's new COVID gamble worries some scientists - Reuters

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to reopen England's economy from coronavirus lockdown on July 19, but if he does so, it won't be without disquiet from some of the scientists whose advice he has followed thus far.


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England's coronavirus restrictions could finally lift later this month, Boris Johnson announced Monday

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he expected the lifting of restrictions to go ahead on July 19 and a final decision would be announced July 12.


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Many Japan schools opt not to take children to Olympic Games -media - Reuters

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Many schools near Tokyo are shunning Olympic and Paralympic events, cancelling more than half the 280,000 tickets reserved for them amid worries that the Games could further spread COVID-19, a Japanese daily said on Sunday.


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UK's swan-uppers take to the Thames to check on queen's birds - Reuters UK

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Royal officials took to the River Thames on Tuesday to count the swans that belong to Britain's Queen Elizabeth at the start of the "Swan Upping" ceremony which dates back to the 12th Century.


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Olympics-Many Japan schools opt not to take children to Olympic Games -media - Reuters

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Many schools near Tokyo are shunning Olympic and Paralympic events, cancelling more than half the 280,000 tickets reserved for them amid worries that the Games could further spread COVID-19, a Japanese daily said on Sunday.


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Downtown Sydney, beachside suburbs locked down due to spike in Bondi Beach COVID-19 outbreak - Reuters

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Downtown Sydney and the city's eastern suburbs, which include Bondi Beach, will go into a one week lockdown from midnight Friday as authorities struggle to contain a spike in the highly contagious Delta COVID-19 virus in the city.


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Downtown Sydney, beachside suburbs locked down due to spike in Bondi Beach COVID-19 outbreak - Reuters

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Downtown Sydney and the city's eastern suburbs, which include Bondi Beach, will go into a one week lockdown from midnight Friday as authorities struggle to contain a spike in the highly contagious Delta COVID-19 virus in the city.


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Analysis: Kim's reshuffles serve to keep North Korea elite in line as crises mount - Reuters

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What may be the most significant reshuffle of top North Korean officials in years by leader Kim Jong Un serves as a warning to the ruling elite, analysts say, including those he accused this week of causing a "great crisis" with coronavirus lapses.


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Kim's reshuffles serve to keep North Korea elite in line as crises mount - Reuters Australia

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What may be the most significant reshuffle of top North Korean officials in years by leader Kim Jong Un serves as a warning to the ruling elite, analysts say, including those he accused this week of causing a "great crisis" with coronavirus lapses.


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Pediatricians' group says all kids should wear masks in school, but some states block such mandates

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As students return to school in the coming weeks, some will be masked and some won't. With different state laws around what schools can require -- and some schools enforcing masks and others not -- the ever-changing rules have left some parents, teachers and …


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Hungary to hold referendum on child protection issues by early 2022 -PM aide - Reuters

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Hungary expects to hold a government-initiated referendum on legislation that limits schools' teaching about homosexuality and transgender issues late this year or early next year, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Thursday.


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Biden backs bumper economic stimulus bill - with big caveat

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The president says he will only sign it if Democrats can pass a separate, far bigger budget bill.