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Fans travel to Houston to witness a coronation, escape coronavirus restrictions at UFC 262
Charles Oliveira ascends to the lightweight throne after scoring a shocking knockout victory over Michael Chandler in UFC 262.
Glynn A. Hill
As demand for vaccine wanes, officials shift from not wasting a dose to not wasting an arm
The CDC said providers shouldn’t miss an opportunity to vaccinate someone — even if that means opening a vial containing many doses. States have begun changing their approach in response.
At Britain’s Wembley Stadium, the venerable FA Cup is also a science study for post-pandemic crowds
Evidence of a negative coronavirus rest is required to enter the stadium.
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‘The right decision wrongly handled’: Inside the Biden administration’s abrupt reversal on masks
The huge policy turnaround caught senior White House and administration officials, medical experts, elected officials and business leaders completely off guard.
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The new mask guidance relies on an honor system. Do we trust each other enough to make it work?
The new mask policy is a moment to savor. This is the beginning of the end.
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