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Thousands of Christmas flights canceled as Omicron spreads

PictureTravelers attempted to bypass the disruption on Christmas Eve morning at Kennedy International Airport in Queens.Credit…Dave Sanders for The New York Times Thousands of potential travelers received last-minute cancellations of their Christmas flights on Friday and Saturday due to the recent Omicron case spike, including among airline employees. The number …

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Omicron variant and coronavirus news

The city of Xi’an in central China recorded 52 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday. Authorities on Wednesday imposed strict lockdown measures on its roughly 13 million residents. The sweeping restrictions, which prevent people from leaving their homes, come as the country braces for the Lunar New Year travel rush, …

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Democrats scramble to avoid electoral backlash after Manchin halt Biden’s platform

And Democrats in tough races are calling on Manchin to return to the negotiating table and their party leaders to recalibrate their strategy to find a way to get individual elements of the $ 1.75 trillion proposal through, even though it would require Manchin’s approval and would force them to …

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Packers at Ravens Score: Live Updates, Results, Game Stats, Highlights, TV, Live Stream for NFL Game of the Week 15

The Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens have half of their Week 15 game on the books. So far, these teams have been evenly distributed across the scoreboard, each having been able to find the end zone on two separate occasions. That said, it was the Ravens who got off …

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Disney-owned channels have gone dark on YouTube TV

Update: Changed to include YouTube TV message to subscribers With Disney and YouTube TV unable to compromise on the terms of a renewal of a distribution agreement, Disney-owned channels went dark on YouTube TV, just before the midnight deadline. YouTube TV has let subscribers know they risk losing channels, including …

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FDA to permanently clear abortion pills by mail

In data released last month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 42% of all abortions – and 54% of abortions before 10 weeks – occurred with medication in 2019, the most recent year for which CDC data is available. (The report represents most of the country, but does …

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UAE suspends multibillion-dollar arms deal in growing frustration over US-China standoff

“The United Arab Emirates have informed the United States that they will suspend talks to acquire the F-35,” an Emirati official told CNN. “Technical requirements, sovereign operational restrictions and cost / benefit analysis led to the reassessment.” “The United Arab Emirates and the United States were working on an agreement …

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Covid-19 News and Omicron Live Updates: Cases, vaccines and warrants

A Christmas market in Trafalgar Square in London on Saturday. Britain is trying to counter the Omicron variant of the rapidly spreading coronavirus.Credit…Andrew Testa for The New York Times LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday evening that the country’s coronavirus vaccine booster program would be accelerated …

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Oxford school district destroys evidence after shooting: lawyers

Lawyers for a Michigan high school student injured in a deadly shooting accuse the district of destroying evidence relevant to the case. Four people were killed last month and seven others injured after Ethan Crumbley, a 15-year-old sophomore, allegedly opened fire at Oxford High School. The Oxford school district is …

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Migrant truck crashes in Mexico, killing 54 dead

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico, Dec.9 (Reuters) – Fifty-four Central Americans, mostly, were killed Thursday when the truck they were in overturned in southern Mexico in one of the worst crashes involving migrants who risk their lives to reach the United States. The trailer opened, knocking people over, when the truck crashed …

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