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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.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States served notice Monday that it will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines, as the aggressive delta variant spreads across the nation and some communities report troubling increases in hospitalizations among un…

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Justice Department told Gov. Tom Wolf’s office on Thursday that it has decided not to open an investigation into whether Pennsylvania violated federal law by ordering nursing homes to accept residents who had been treated for COVID-19 in a hospital.

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The number of new COVID-19 cases continues to inch upward statewide along with the number of patients in Pennsylvania hospitals with symptoms of the coronavirus according to the state Department of Health.

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Reports of athletes, lawmakers and others getting the coronavirus despite vaccination may sound alarming but top health experts point to overwhelming evidence that the shots are doing exactly what they are supposed to: dramatically reducing severe illness and death.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, angrily confronted Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday in testimony on Capitol Hill, rejecting Paul's insinuation that the U.S. helped fund research at a Chinese lab that could have sparked the COVID-19 outbreak.

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WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell implored unvaccinated Americans Tuesday to take the COVID-19 shot, issuing a stark and grave warning of a repeat of last year’s rising caseloads and shutdowns if people refuse to protect themselves from the coronavirus.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health registered 569 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the highest one-day total since the first week in June.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health registered nearly 600 new COVID-19 cases over the previous two days as the number of patients hospitalized with symptoms of the novel coronavirus also continued to rise.

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LEWISBURG — Dozens of artists returned to Lewisburg’s sidewalks on a recent Friday evening, using concrete and chalk to create a variety of colorful pictures featuring fish, peacocks, rainbows, flowers, landscapes and more. Just about every color imaginable lined the street.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will begin making its first COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa in the coming days, with the ultimate goal of sharing 25 million doses this summer across the continent in partnership with the African Union.

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Sixteen more Valley municipalities got American Rescue Plan funding on Thursday. This time, $1.5 million will be dispersed across the four Valley counties, bringing the total to close to $10 million from the American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARPA) Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds …

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WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level since the pandemic struck last year, further evidence that the U.S. economy and job market are quickly rebounding from the pandemic recession.

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Deaths from drug overdoses surged in Pennsylvania as well as nationwide last year, CDC data released Wednesday showed. The number of overdose deaths in Pennsylvania increased 16.4 percent in 2020 over 2019 — jumping from 4,444 to 5,172.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With COVID-19 on the rise again and many nursing home staffers unvaccinated, families still lack easy access to crucial Medicare immunization data that will help them pick the right facility for their loved one.

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