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Citing coronavirus, Scotland advises against potential nonessential Trump visit

The leader of Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, advised President Trump not to visit his golf course there during President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, since nonessential travel to the country is limited because of the coronavirus.

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Los Angeles County has been so overwhelmed it is running out of oxygen.
Georgia is the fifth state to report a case of the U.K. variant of the coronavirus.
The Grammy Awards have been postponed due to coronavirus concerns.
Top U.S. health officials dismissed suggestions that the second shot of vaccines be delayed to inoculate more people.
More than 131,000 covid patients were hospitalized nationwide as of Tuesday, eclipsing the record set in the last week of 2020.


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