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CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of U.S.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the delta variant of the coronavirus is fueling infection surges. Citing new information about the variant's ability to spread among… Read


Biden accuses Russia trying to disrupt 2022 elections


U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday accused his Russian counterpart of seeking to disrupt the 2022 congressional elections by spreading "misinformation." "Look at what Russia is doing already about the 2022 elections and misinformation," Biden said during a trip to the office of the director of national intelligence near Washington,… Read


Johnson urges caution as UK virus cases fall for seven days


Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for caution Tuesday as Britain registered lower coronavirus case numbers for seven days in a row -- a decline that has surprised officials and experts. Recorded infection rates across the UK have dropped for seven consecutive days with 23,511 new cases announced on Tuesday compared… Read


Thousands of foreigners leave Indonesia amid COVID-19 crisis


Thousands of foreigners have left Indonesia in recent weeks, airport records released Tuesday showed, apparently spurred by a brutal pandemic wave and a general shortage of vaccines, which have gone to high-priority groups first. Indonesia now has the most confirmed daily cases in Asia, as infections and deaths have surged… Read


Man charged with sending threatening emails to Fauci


A man has been arrested and charged in federal court with sending emails that threatened to harm and kill Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins, and their families, federal prosecutors in Maryland announced Tuesday. A criminal complaint filed Monday charges Thomas Patrick Connally Jr, 56,… Read


Blinken decries swastika vandalism in State Dept elevator


U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday condemned an incident in which a swastika was carved into an elevator wall at the State Department's main headquarters. Blinken said in a message sent to all department employees that the vandalism is a painful reminder that antisemitism remains an issue in… Read


U.N. says its food aid will run out this week in Ethiopia's Tigray


The head of the United Nations World Food Program says the agency will “run out of food” in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region on Friday, while hundreds of thousands of people there face the world’s worst famine crisis in a decade. Some 170 trucks with food and other supplies are “stuck”… Read


Video shows Atlanta police sergeant kick woman in the head


An Atlanta police sergeant has been suspended without pay as officials investigate a video that shows him kicking a woman in the head while another officer watches. Police Chief Rodney Bryant announced Monday that the unidentified sergeant was placed on administrative assignment. In a news release, Bryant said the sergeant's… Read


Man pleads guilty to 4 Asian spa killings; sentenced to life


A man accused of killing eight people, mostly women of Asian descent, at Atlanta-area massage businesses pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday in four of the killings and was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Robert Aaron Long, 22, still faces the death penalty in the other… Read


Hong Kong court convicts man in first national security trial


A Hong Kong court convicted a former waiter of terrorism and inciting secession on Tuesday in the first trial conducted under a national security law that was imposed by China to stamp out dissent. The watershed ruling lays down a new marker in the city's changing legal landscape and confirms… Read

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