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Shanghai to reopen all schools Sept. 1 with daily COVID testing - Reuters

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China's financial hub Shanghai said on Sunday it will reopen all primary, middle and high schools, kindergartens and nurseries on Sept. 1 after months of COVID-19 closures.


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One map shows the countries where women are doing the best when it comes to money, health, education, and rights

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Scandinavian and Nordic countries dominated the World Economic Forum's ranking of places with the best gender parity, according to its annual report.


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Biden administration to rejig HHS to boost pandemic response - The Washington Post - Reuters

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The Biden administration is reorganizing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create an independent division that would lead the country's pandemic response, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.


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Testing is crucial to getting monkeypox under control, but there's a 'shocking' lack of demand

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Testing for monkeypox, a crucial part of containing the growing outbreak, has gotten off to a sluggish start at the five commercial laboratories that are doing nearly all of the nation's testing, CNN has learned.


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Omicron better at invading young noses than other variants; smell loss may predict memory issues - Reuters

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The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review.


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New York City relaxes COVID rules for public schools

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The New York City Department of Education will no longer randomly test students for COVID-19 when the new school year begins next month.


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Biden tests positive for COVID-19, White House announces

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A number of other top administration and cabinet officials have tested positive for breakthrough cases from the highly contagious Omicron variant.


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Trump endorses Tudor Dixon in the Michigan Republican gubernatorial primary after months of intraparty tumult

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Trump endorsed Dixon days before the GOP primary in a contest that saw several candidates get disqualified from the race over a petition scandal.


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German heat pump bonanza test industry's resilience in Russian gas crunch - Reuters

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In a way, Stiebel Eltron has never had it so good. The heating manufacturer’s main factory has gone up to working 24 hours a day making the energy-efficient heat pumps that Germany needs to wean itself off Russian gas.


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US stuck in a 'horrible plateau' of COVID-19 deaths, experts say. Here's why.

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In July, more than 12,500 Americans died of COVID-19, at an average pace of about 400 deaths per day, according to Johns Hopkins University data.


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Trading and investing are two approaches to playing the stock market that bring their own benefits and risks

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Trading and investing are two different stock market approaches. One offers high risk but quick profits. The other favors safer but gradual growth.


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Germany announces NEW measures for fall, winter...

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BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday said basic coronavirus requirements would remain in place during the coming fall and winter, when experts expect COVID-19 cases to rise again as people spend more time indoors.


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China’s Shanghai to reopen schools with daily COVID testing

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Authorities say all primary, middle and high schools, kindergartens and nurseries will reopen on September 1.


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New studies bolster theory coronavirus emerged from the wild - The Associated Press

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Two new studies provide more evidence that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a Wuhan, China market where live animals were sold – further bolstering the theory that the virus emerged in the wild rather than escaping from a Chinese lab.


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FDA: Take 3 home tests if exposed to COVID to boost accuracy - The Associated Press - en Español

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<ol><li>FDA: Take 3 home tests if exposed to COVID to boost accuracy  The Associated Press - en Español </li><li>You should be taking multiple at-home COVID tests to confirm negative result, FDA says  WDIV ClickOnDetroit </li><li>Was your at-home rapid anti…


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"Fresh Start" student loan plan to lift 7.5 million borrowers out of default - The Washington Post

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<ol><li>"Fresh Start" student loan plan to lift 7.5 million borrowers out of default  The Washington Post </li><li>Over 4,000 people gave feedback on Biden's student-loan proposals  Business Insider </li><li>Wisconsin DOJ joins coalition to protect student …


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California declares state of emergency...

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California declares state of emergency... (First column, 4th story, link) Related stories:It May Be Too Late to Stop Monkeypox Becoming Endemic... Mexican, Brazilian responses draw concern... Drudge Report Feed needs your sup…


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Six months into the Ukraine war Russia's film industry is on life support

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Hollywood studios and Netflix have left. Oligarchs are under pressure. Putin's Ukraine war has sent Russia's thriving film industry into crisis.


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America faces catastrophic teacher shortage...

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The teacher shortage has hit crisis levels — and school officials everywhere are scrambling to ensure that as students return to classrooms someone is there to educate them.


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‘No room for complacency in upping representation of black students at Oxbridge’

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Black Year 12 pupils have been disproportionately affected by the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the Target Oxbridge programme said.


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A-level students celebrate results after ‘rollercoaster’ experience

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This year’s candidates sat their first public exams after two years of teacher-assessed grades due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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Thousands to receive AS and A-level results across Northern Ireland

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This year saw student sit exams after several years of disruption during the coronavirus pandemic.


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Biden and Trump seem set for rematch -- why do their bases say they want anyone else?

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Possible 2024 presidential contenders are starting to hint at their ambitions as Joe Biden and Donald Trump get hit with poor poll numbers


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Omicron infects young children easier than other variants; loss of smell may be precursor to memory loss - Fox News

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Recent studies show that the omicron variant of coronavirus infects children much easier than any other variant, and that loss of smell may predict memory loss.


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Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidate Kevin Rinke seeks to end lasting effects of Whitmer's COVID shutdowns - Fox News

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<ol><li>Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidate Kevin Rinke seeks to end lasting effects of Whitmer's COVID shutdowns  Fox News </li><li>Donald Trump endorses Tudor Dixon in Republican race for governor  Detroit Free Press </li><li>Donald Trump endorses Tudor …


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Xi's Covid Rules and Tech Crackdown Push Gen Z in China to 'Bailan' - Bloomberg

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Younger workers’ ambitions and salary expectations are diminishing in the wake of Covid and the tech crackdown.


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Fear among Syrian refugees over Turkey ‘voluntary return’ plan

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Erdogan said he will not expel Syrian refugees but government plan to repatriate one million has raised concerns.


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Meet the young woman at the head of the House GOP's first-term class

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Rep. Ashley Hinson has impressed just about everyone in her party — so much so that she could vault to leadership next year.


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What is expected from the 2022 exam results?

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It is generally accepted grades will take a hit this year, following an exceptional two years for schools and colleges due to the pandemic.


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FDA: Take 3 home tests if exposed to COVID to boost accuracy

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New U.S. recommendations call for three home tests for people exposed to COVID-19 to improve accuracy


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Stockport twins share secret to long life on 103rd birthday

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Sisters Elma and Thelma are thought to be Britain's oldest twins and celebrated with a party.


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Michigan 2022 primary election results - ABC News

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<ol><li>Michigan 2022 primary election results  ABC News </li><li>Michigan primary election 2022: Live results, races to watch  Detroit Free Press </li><li>Races to watch in Michigan  WXYZ-TV Detroit | Channel 7 </li><li>Terry Haines leads in race for Mich…


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Teachers have one big bargaining chip up their sleeves — and education minsters know it

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It wasn't all that long ago that parents across the country were getting a firsthand experience of what it's like to educate their children. Now everyone's back in the classroom, teacher shortages are biting and something's got to give, writes Brett Worthingt…


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Educational disadvantage gap virtually unchanged in 20 years, says report

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The pandemic has significantly worsened overall outcomes as well as widening inequalities, the Institute for Fiscal Studies said.


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Rishi Sunak says he ‘challenged the system’ and stopped December Covid lockdown

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The Omicron variant of Covid-19 was running rampant last December.


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Pass rate down from last year as more than 100,000 pupils receive exam results

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Pupils across Scotland began to receive their grades on Tuesday morning.


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Federal student loan payment pause set to expire in less than a month

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The Biden administration extended the payment pause in April through August 31.


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Federal student loan payment pause set to expire in less than a month

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The Biden administration extended the payment pause in April through August 31.


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New SA COVID-19 modelling predicts more cases and hospitalisations

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New COVID-19 modelling predicts more than 400 South Australian adults may need hospitalisation for the virus in the next week as new daily cases peak at 7,000.


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Education Bureaucrats Put Students Last | Opinion

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Republicans attempting to reform local education systems have encountered resistance even in red states.


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Experts say Australia is 'miles behind' in COVID-19 testing technology. So what will the future look like?

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As COVID-19 varaints evolve and become more transmissible, many are wondering whether we're likely to get a variant that can elude testing. These experts say education and access to testing are what will set Australia apart in the race to end the pandemic. Bu…


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13,000 school exclusions due to breach of Covid rules, figures show

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Children were excluded for various reasons including non-compliance with social distancing.


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UK students in clearing for university place at highest level in decade

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A day after results were received, 53,510 UK-domiciled 18-year-old applicants were marked as ‘free to be placed in clearing’.


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What time do A Levels results come out on Thursday and what can students expect?

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A level results time, UCAS Track information and everything you need to know


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What time do A Levels results come out on Thursday and what can students expect?

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A level results time, UCAS Track information and everything you need to know


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Charities’ concerns at regional and schools gaps for disadvantaged pupils

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A* and A grades in London rose by more than in the north-east of England.


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First students to sit exams since pandemic await A-level results

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Grades are expected to be down on 2021 but higher than pre-pandemic.


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EXPLAINER: What's known about Biden catching COVID-19?

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President Joe Biden is reporting a runny nose, fatigue and an occasional dry cough from his COVID-19 infection


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CDC endorses more traditional Novavax COVID shot for adults - The Associated Press

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<ol><li>CDC endorses more traditional Novavax COVID shot for adults  The Associated Press </li><li>CDC clears Novavax Covid-19 vaccine for adults, says shots will be available in the coming weeks  CNBC </li><li>COVID-19 vaccine from Novavax is recommended b…


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US rules out summer COVID boosters to focus on fall campaign - The Associated Press - en Español

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<ol><li>US rules out summer COVID boosters to focus on fall campaign  The Associated Press - en Español </li><li>Biden Administration Plans to Offer Updated Booster Shots in September  The New York Times </li><li>Updated COVID-19 booster shots may roll out …


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Muslim women in India allege bias in hiring for jobs

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From being denied jobs for wearing hijab to more implicit forms of exclusion, as a study reveals, the women struggle.


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A-level grades in Northern Ireland up on last comparative year as exams return

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In Northern Ireland 44% of students received a grade A or above, compared with 29.4% in 2019.


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UK students in clearing for university place at highest level in decade

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A day after results were received, 53,510 UK-domiciled 18-year-old applicants were marked as ‘free to be placed in clearing’.


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China investors call it quits as Xi, ‘zero COVID’ sap confidence

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Overseas investors shed a record $150bn in yuan-denominated assets in the first quarter of this year.


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New Zealand fully reopens borders to international visitors

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The return of tourists and foreign students is expected to pick up slowly following the lifting of COVID-based travel restrictions.


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Audit critical of Oklahoma's use of education relief funds

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A federal audit report sharply criticizes Oklahoma officials for a lack of oversight and accountability in the use of coronavirus relief funds intended for education


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New studies bolster theory coronavirus emerged from the wild

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Two new studies provide more evidence that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a Wuhan, China market where live animals were sold


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Hogan's GOP brand lost to Trump-style politics. He doesn't see defeat. - The Washington Post

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<ol><li>Hogan's GOP brand lost to Trump-style politics. He doesn't see defeat.  The Washington Post </li><li>After Trump-backed candidate victories, some Democrats question party's meddling in GOP primaries  Fox News </li><li>Larry Hogan snubs Republican vi…


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'I'm very nervous': Parents brace for school return amid expected COVID peak

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With the peak of the latest Omicron wave expected to hit Tasmania, some parents and teachers are nervous about today's start to Term 3 and want masks mandated in schools, not just recommended.


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The 4 most recession-proof industries to work in, according to LinkedIn

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Workers and CEOs alike are worried about an impending recession. But some industries weather economic downturns better than others, LinkedIn finds.


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Student stranded by pandemic celebrates top A-level grades

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Promising New Zealand swimmer Nellie Clark has won a scholarship to study at a US college after completing her A-levels in the UK.


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Trains paralyzed again in UK as unions stage more strikes

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Thousands of train workers in Britain have begun a fresh round of strikes that is paralyzing rail services across the country


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Japan PM to name new Cabinet, shifting some over church ties

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is set to reshuffle his Cabinet in a move seen as trying to distance his administration from the Unification Church following former leader Shinzo Abe’s assassination


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Jonathan Nez, Buu Nygren advance for Navajo presidency

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Voters from the Navajo Nation will see familiar faces in the tribe’s general election: their current president and the 2018 vice presidential candidate


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A-level results - live: Hundreds of thousands of students to learn grades and university places

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Places on courses down from 23,280 to 22,685 with hours to go before grades are published


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Queensland hospital staff 'fatigue is immense' amid COVID-19 Omicron patient load

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Queensland hospitals are so overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, burnt-out health workers are taking leave to cope with pandemic stress, while ongoing elective surgery delays are starting to result in late cancer diagnoses, doctors warn.


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Colleges warn students about monkeypox risk as fall term approaches...

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Monkeypox, which spreads through intimate contact, poses yet more public health challenges for campuses weary of a coronavirus pandemic now in its third year.


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Student Loan Update: 100 House, Senate Members Ask Biden to Extend Pause

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Biden last extended the pause on loan payments until August 31 and has said he will decide on any move on debt forgiveness by then.


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House passes Inflation Reduction Act, sending climate and health bill to Biden - The Washington Post

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<ol><li>House passes Inflation Reduction Act, sending climate and health bill to Biden  The Washington Post </li><li>Inflation Reduction Act may have little impact on inflation  The Associated Press </li><li>House readies vote on $739B Manchin-Schumer bill …


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Former teacher says Fairfax public schools made her sick with toxic mold

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A special education teacher has filed a workers' compensation complaint against Fairfax County Public Schools, saying officials failed to properly remove toxic mold that compromised her immune system during the coronavirus pandemic.


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You could be taking a RAT incorrectly. Here's how you'll know and what you should be doing

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Some doctors have warned people against relying on a negative RAT result. But Pathology Technology Australia accuses critics of "fearmongering", with its CEO stating a lot of false negative results are due to people incorrectly collecting the sample. So how s…


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‘Borrowers want to know their fate’: With 3 weeks left, still no news on whether the federal student loan pause will be extended

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The federal student loan pause is set to expire at the end of August, but some believe it could be extended again. Policy experts and consumers advocates say waiting so long to announce another extension puts undue stress on borrowers.


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Germany announces new coronavirus measures for fall, winter

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The German government has presented its plans for new coronavirus measures for the coming fall and winter as it expects virus cases to go up again


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Boris Johnson’s government has shown how it handles risk – the next prime minister has to do better

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If the next prime minister fails to improve how we manage extreme risk, the UK will be just as unprepared for the next crisis – whether that is a heatwave or a pandemic, writes Rosa Hodgkin


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Reducing poverty and inequality should be ‘urgent public health necessity’

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Poverty is toxic to people’s mental and physical health, the Centre for Mental Health said.


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EXPLAINER: Can the spread of monkeypox be stopped?

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Since May, nearly 90 countries have reported more than 31,000 cases of monkeypox


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California declares monkeypox state of emergency as cases climb

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Nearly 800 cases of monkeypox have been reported in California, according to state public health officials.


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COVID isn't panning out the way Queensland authorities thought it would. Is it time to do more?

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It has never been clearer that Queensland's days of being highly COVID cautious are over but what does that mean in the face of a fresh COVID wave?


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WA teachers ask parents to help make kids wear masks as government refuses to reintroduce mandate

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The state's teachers' union has raised concerns about the number of students choosing not to wear a mask in the classroom as the state government insists mask-wearing remains a personal choice in Western Australia.


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Govs fuel 2024 chatter amid frustration with Biden and Trump...

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Will Ghana’s new e-levy help the economy recover from the pandemic?

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Ghana isn’t the only country to try to tax mobile money transactions.


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Toronto Pearson: 'I just need to get out of this airport'

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The chaos at Toronto Pearson is a symptom of the disruption Covid inflicted on commercial aviation.


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Large swathe of frontline healthcare workers yet to receive Covid-19 bonus payment

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Hospice and disability workers among ‘non-HSE’ staff who have yet to get the €1,000


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Extent of struggle to find NHS dentist revealed by far-reaching BBC research

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Nine in 10 UK dentists are not accepting new adult patients, while eight in 10 are refusing children.


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Tassie's COVID health emergency powers have ended. Should mask mandates return?

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While Tasmania's COVID-19 health emergency declaration officially ended on June 30, a recent spike in hospitalisations and deaths has left some considering whether mask mandates should return.


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China’s Job Market Is So Dismal That Its Brightest Would Rather Work for the Government

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The unemployment rate among 16-24-year-old urbanites in China is now more than twice that of the US.


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WHO again considers declaring monkeypox a global emergency - The Associated Press

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<ol><li>WHO again considers declaring monkeypox a global emergency  The Associated Press </li><li>WHO Director-General's opening remarks at second meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox – 21 July 2022  World …


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UK Supreme Court to hear Scottish independence case in Oct

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The U.K. Supreme Court says will hold hearings in October on whether Scotland can call an independence referendum without the consent of the British government


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Trains paralyzed again in UK as unions stage fresh strikes

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Thousands of train workers in Britain have begun a fresh round of strikes that is paralyzing rail services across the country


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Japan PM purges Cabinet after support falls over church ties - The Associated Press

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<ol><li>Japan PM purges Cabinet after support falls over church ties  The Associated Press </li><li>Japan Cabinet Shift Indicates Ongoing BOJ Easing, Economists Say  Bloomberg Politics </li><li>Japan PM shuffles cabinet as anger deepens over ties to Unifica…


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The Black community was hit hardest by the initial COVID wave. Now it’s struggling with long COVID

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Long COVID can affect other comorbidities that disproportionately affect the Black community, like diabetes and hypertension.


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Japan’s Kishida Dumps Ministers With Ties to Church Linked With Abe’s Assassination

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Prime Minister Kishida has removed seven ministers who acknowledged ties to the conservative Unification Church linked with Abe's death.


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Your Kid’s School Needs Better Ventilation to Help Keep COVID-19 in Check

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Parents and experts are trying to improve ventilation in schools, since better air quality in buildings can reduce COVID-19's spread.


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Illumina Helped the World Fight COVID-19. Now, CEO Francis deSouza Has Monkeypox in His Sights

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The genetic sequencing company's CEO Francis deSouza spoke to TIME about the company’s role in the battles against COVID-19 and monkeypox


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Dolly Parton among Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy winners

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Country superstar Dolly Parton, who made a big donation to help fund coronavirus vaccine research in 2020, is among this year's Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy recipients.


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Egypt appoints 13 new ministers in Cabinet reshuffle

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President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt has announced a Cabinet reshuffle to improve his administration's performance as it faces towering economic challenges stemming largely from Russia’s war in Ukraine


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Addressing myths about monkeypox: A look at symptoms, treatment and other common questions

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Exploring common misconceptions about monkeypox infections and treatment and prevention strategies as the outbreak reaches pandemic level.


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Jill Biden, education chief to kick off summer learning tour

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Jill Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona are kicking off a summer learning tour this week with stops in Connecticut, Georgia and Michigan over two days


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FDA: Take 3 home tests if exposed to COVID to boost accuracy

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New U.S. recommendations call for three home tests for people exposed to COVID-19 to improve accuracy


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'I want freedom': One man's escape from zero-Covid China to seek his American dream

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On a sunny afternoon in June, Wang Qun pushed his nose up against the 20-foot high steel fence, peering at the palm trees and detached houses across the border -- the first glimpse of his American dream.