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Making vaccines mandatory for the federal workforce would be a significant escalation in the push to expand vaccine coverage as the coronavirus surge from the delta variant sends shockwaves through the country.
The agency also recommended that all teachers, staff members and students in schools wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.
Whereas vaccinated U.S. tourists have been allowed to return to much of Europe for weeks, most Europeans continue to be unable to travel to the United States.
Four police officers testified about the physical and verbal abuse they endured defending the Capitol on Jan. 6 from a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump, as a House select committee holds its first hearing on the insurrection.
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Plagued by a chronic illness, Rachel Hinken had to decide: What does she value more, her income or her well-being?
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The reflection of the Olympic Rings is seen on a bus window in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district. (Yuki Iwamura/AFP/Getty Images)
Always integral parts of the Games, they feel medicinal here.

Medals

Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States98825
2China95721
T3Japan103518
T3ROC77418
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