Chris Murray, a University of Washington disease expert whose projections on COVID-19 infections and deaths are closely followed worldwide, is changing his assumptions about the course of the pandemic. 'When will it end?' he asks.
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Marathon bail proceedings for 47 Hong Kong democracy activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion enter the fourth day on Thursday, in a landmark case after the most sweeping use yet of the city's national security law.
California crash victims suspected of being smuggled across U.S.-Mexico border
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Confirmation unsure for Biden health secretary nominee Xavier Becerra
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