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When parents say 'no' to HPV shots, teens have no choice. Some states are changing that.


Posted: Fri-Aug-2020



Is the HPV vaccine safe? Some states in the U.S. are trying to create a legal way for underage teens to get the HPV vaccine without their parents consent.

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At least 16 dead in plane crash in southwestern India
INDIA CRASH

At least 16 people were killed and dozens injured when an Air India Express passenger plane repatriating Indians stranded by the COVID-19 pandemic overshot the runway in heavy rain near the southern city of Calicut, officials said.

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Ship that delivered explosive material to Beirut port was never supposed to stop there, says captain
Lebanon Explosion

The chemicals that went up in flames in Beirut's deadliest peace-time explosion arrived in the Lebanese capital seven years ago on a leaky Russian-leased cargo ship that, according to its captain, should never have stopped there.

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The U.S. election won't be resolved on election night. Here's why
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The United States is lumbering toward a perfect electoral storm that could test the foundations of a democracy already battered by partisan loathing. At the eye of this storm: mail-in ballots

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NASA drops 'colonial' nicknames for distant cosmic objects
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A nebula and a pair of galaxies will now be referred to by a string of numbers as NASA reviews “insensitive” and “actively harmful” nicknames.

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Rescuers in Lebanon recover more bodies days after massive explosion
APTOPIX Lebanon Explosion

Rescue teams pulled more bodies from the rubble of Beirut's port Friday, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon's capital, killing nearly 150 people and wounding thousands.

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China sentences 4th Canadian to death on drug charges in 2 years
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China has sentenced a fourth Canadian citizen to death on drug charges in less than two years following a sharp downturn in ties over the arrest of an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei.

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Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Friday
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As the U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 160,000, Democratic leaders launched a last-ditch effort to revive collapsing Washington talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money, summoning Trump administration negotiators to the Capitol on Friday in hopes of generating progress.

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Seth Rogen's Israel comments highlight fraught diaspora ties
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Comments from comedian Seth Rogen about Jewish culture and Israel has sparked an uproar by American Jews, and sparked an international spat.

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U.S. slaps sanctions on Carrie Lam, other Hong Kong officials
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The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials — including Carrie Lam, the pro-China leader of the government — accusing them of undermining autonomy and restricting freedom of expression and assembly in the former British colony.

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Trump issues bans on China's TikTok, WeChat, stoking tension with Beijing
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled sweeping bans on U.S. transactions with China's ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, operator of messenger app WeChat, in a major escalation of tensions with Beijing.

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Kanye West presidential campaign enablers appear focused on siphoning off Biden support
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Kanye West's unlikely White House bid is getting help qualifying for presidential ballots in key states from Republicans around the United States, fuelling suspicions he's being pushed to run by allies of President Donald Trump hoping to siphon support from Joe Biden.

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Playing electoral defence, Trump claims Biden opposes God
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U.S. President Donald Trump billed his trip to Ohio Thursday as a chance to promote economic recovery, but he quickly pivoted to a deeply personal attack on Joe Biden, even questioning without foundation the former vice-president's faith in God.

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U.S. added 1.8M jobs in July as recovery from COVID-19 continues, but slowly
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U.S. employment growth slowed considerably in July amid a resurgence in new COVID-19 infections, offering the clearest evidence yet that the economy's recovery from the recession caused by the pandemic was faltering.

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U.S. lawmakers from both parties sound alarm on Postal Service changes blamed for delays
Election 2020 Voting Worries

Both Democrats and Republicans are calling on the U.S. Postal Service to immediately reverse operational changes imposed by the new Republican postmaster general that they say are causing delays in deliveries across the country just as big volume increases are expected for mail-in election voting.

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Lockheed Martin promises $16.9B injection to Canadian economy with F-35s
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Lockheed Martin, the manufacturer of the controversial F-35 warplane, underscored in a slick presentation what it is already doing for the Canadian aerospace industry and what more it can likely do if the Liberals choose the stealth fighter to replace the country's CF-18s.

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NRA accused of 'brazen illegality' in lawsuit calling for it to be dissolved
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New York's attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over allegations that high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for associates and other questionable expenditures.

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Beirut blast a 'knockout punch' after succession of crippling blows to Lebanon
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Tuesday's blast in Beirut came as Lebanon was barely limping through an economic and political crisis, writes Nahlah Ayed.

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Another 1.2 million Americans filed for state jobless benefits last week after federal program expired
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Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as a critical $600 weekly federal jobless payment has expired.

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Beirut residents aim fury at Lebanese leadership, as 16 people detained in explosion investigation
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A military judge leading the investigation into Tuesday's blast said 16 employees of Beirut's port, where the explosion took place, have been detained.

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Hong Kong activists charged over banned Tiananmen Square vigil
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Two dozen people in Hong Kong, including pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, have been charged with participating in an illegal assembly at a vigil on June 4 commemorating the crackdown on protesters in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989.

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Uighur Man Sends Secret Video, Text Messages From Inside Chinese Detention Center: Reports
The footage and messages offer a terrifying glimpse into the allegedly unsanitary and inhumane conditions inside China’s so-called “re-education centers.” ... read more


A Sweetheart Deal: Germany To Exempt Unmarried Couples From COVID-19 Border Controls
Only a few other European countries have done so. ... read more


At Least 16 Dead, Dozens Injured After Air India Plane Skids Off Runway
The Boeing 737 split in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in southern India. ... read more


Prince Harry Says Social Media Is Stoking A 'Crisis Of Hate'
And now the Duke of Sussex is advocating for change. ... read more


India Hits New Coronavirus Milestone: 2 Million Cases
More than 62,500 cases were reported in the past 24 hours. ... read more


Covid-19: Govt Says Herd Immunity Not An Option For India. This Is What It Means
Health ministry said herd immunity "cannot be a strategic choice or option" given the size of India’s population. ... read more


Rookie Police Dog Proves He's A Very Good Boy During First Shift
Max, a 2-year-old German shepherd, was "crucial" to finding a missing mother and her young son in Wales, the police inspector said. ... read more


Tourist's 19th-Century Statue Photo-Op Goes Horribly Wrong
“It was irresponsible behavior on my part," the man admitted of the incident, which was caught on a surveillance camera at a museum in Italy. ... read more


In A Horrific Instant, A Burst That Ravaged Beirut
A wave of destructive energy shot across Lebanon’s capital. ... read more


How Ammonium Nitrate Might Be To Blame For Beirut's Deadly Blast
More than 130 people died in an explosion in the Lebanese port city. ... read more


Lebanese Bride Almost Hit By Explosion While Filming Wedding Video
Israa Seblani said the shockwave from the blast nearly blew her off her feet. ... read more


Lebanon's People Don’t Want To Be Resilient Anymore. They Want Change.
The Beirut explosions ripped through a fragile society already struggling with a financial crisis and the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more


Lebanon Putting Some Beirut Port Officials On House Arrest After Explosion
The explosion at Beirut's port killed at least 100 people and wounded thousands. ... read more


Meghan Markle Wins Temporary Victory In Ongoing Privacy Lawsuit
The Duchess of Sussex can keep anonymous the identities of five friends who spoke out on her behalf, a judge ruled Wednesday. ... read more


Many Countries See The Pandemic As A Crisis. Authoritarians Spot An Opportunity.
Autocratic leaders have obscured coronavirus data, cracked down on doctors and reporters, and used the health crisis to further erode democracies worldwide. ... read more


Huge Explosions In Beirut Kill At Least 100, Injure Nearly 4,000
Highly explosive material caused at least one of the blasts in the port of Lebanon's capital city, an official said. Many people were still missing early Wednesday. ... read more


WHO Chief Warns There May Never Be A 'Silver Bullet' For Coronavirus
The director of the World Health Organization urged people to practice “the basics of public health" to stop outbreaks of COVID-19. ... read more


Spain's Former King Leaving Country Amid Financial Scandal
The country's prime minister recently said he found the developments about King Juan Carlos I ― including investigations in Spain and Switzerland ― “disturbing.” ... read more


Coronavirus Live Updates: Stay Up To Date On The Latest News About The Pandemic
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


Outbreak Hits Norway Cruise Ship, Could Spread Along Coast
At least five passengers and 36 crew members from the MS Roald Amundsen have tested positive for coronavirus. ... read more


Coronavirus: UK 'will not hesitate' to add nations to quarantine list
Chancellor warns there is "always the risk" holidays may be disrupted, as virus cases climb in France. ... read more


Mont Blanc: Glacier collapse risk forces Italy Alps evacuation
Dozens of people are moved from an area below a weakened Mont Blanc glacier. ... read more


Cheeky boar leaves nudist grunting in laptop chase
Photos of a naked Berlin man chasing a wild boar to get his stolen laptop back go viral. ... read more


Channel migrants: 235 people in 17 vessels stopped in one day
Among the 235 people who landed in Kent were children and a heavily pregnant woman. ... read more


Christopher Steele: Ex-spy says more must be done to stop Russian interference
Christopher Steele, who compiled the Trump-Russia dossier, says all UK political parties are targets. ... read more


Coronavirus: New restrictions for Kildare, Offaly and Laois
There have been 226 cases of Covid-19 in the last 14 days in counties Kildare, Offaly and Laois. ... read more


Protests shake up Belarus presidential election
Big rallies against Alexander Lukashenko show that many in Belarus are fed up with his leadership. ... read more


Europe lockdown: New coronavirus curbs country by country
What are European countries doing to control new coronavirus outbreaks? ... read more


The islands that want tourists as well as fish
The Faroe Islands are trying to reduce their dependence on fishing industries. ... read more


Coronavirus: How to stay cool in a face mask as hot UK weather forecast
Temperatures are forecast to top 30C in some parts of the UK this weekend. Perhaps it is not the time you want to be partially covering your face. ... read more


Holiday shock: 'We were stopped from boarding our Greece flight'
Some UK holidaymakers are being caught out by new passenger forms now required to travel to Greece. ... read more


Coronavirus: What are the UK travel quarantine rules?
Belgium, Bahamas and Andorra are the latest places from where people must quarantine on arriving in the UK. ... read more


Tourist posing for photo breaks 19th Century Antonio Canova sculpture
A tourist has accidentally broken the toes of a historic artwork while visiting a museum in Italy. ... read more


Genoa bridge 'like a white vessel crossing the valley'
Architect Renzo Piano on his new design for the replacement for the collapsed Morandi Bridge. ... read more


Coronavirus: Tracking new outbreaks in the sewers
Around 15,000 new cases of the disease have been reported in Spain in the past week. ... read more


Coronavirus: Brits, Balearics and battered businesses
Ibiza's nightclub scene has been hit hard by coronavirus, leaving people in need of support. ... read more


Coronavirus: Ibiza boss reacts to UK quarantine regulations
O Beach Ibiza boss, Tony Truman, based on the island for 20 years, explains how the new rules are impacting plans. ... read more


Coronavirus: Johnson says signs of a second wave showing in Europe
The Prime Minister has defended the decision to make travellers returning from Spain quarantine for 14-days. ... read more


Former L.A. Angels employee charged in pitcher Tyler Skaggs' fatal opioid overdose
Tyler Skaggs was just 27 when he was found dead in his hotel room, as his team prepared to play the Texas Rangers. ... read more


Top U.S. intel official: China wants Trump defeated, Russia is sabotaging Biden
The statement by Bill Evanina amounted to a strikingly detailed update on U.S. intelligence assessments about foreign preferences in the 2020 election. ... read more


New York governor says schools can reopen for in-person classes
July jobs report has experts worried that economic recovery is losing steam, while Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker put some teeth into the state’s mask rules. ... read more


Sensitive to claims of bias, Facebook relaxed misinformation rules for conservative pages
According to internal discussions, Facebook removed "strikes" so that conservative pages were not penalized for violations of misinformation policies. ... read more


Biden tries to clarify remarks suggesting lack of diversity in the Black community
The former VP said he recognizes African Americans are not a monolith — "not by identity, not on issues, not at all." ... read more


Map: State-by-state breakdown of coronavirus travel restrictions
U.S. states and territories are making new rules for travelers. Find which ones across the United States have implemented travel restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19. ... read more


Hill coronavirus aid negotiations end Friday with no deal
A stalemate loomed as millions of unemployed people in the U.S. approached another week without federal benefits. ... read more


Dad who got coronavirus after son went out is released from hospital
John Place, of Plantation, Florida, was hospitalized in June after his entire family became infected following his 21-year-old son's going out with friends. ... read more


U.S. economy gains 1.8M jobs as recovery loses momentum
“It seems like the recovery has slowed down and appears to be getting stuck in the doldrums,” one economist said. ... read more


He came to America in search of a better life. He, and 104 others, return home as ashes.
"He left so that we never lacked anything. He sacrificed himself," said the sister of a man from Puebla, Mexico, whose life was cut short by the coronavirus. ... read more


Pajamas ban for students learning from home draws mixed response
Whether taking classes online or in person, public school students in Springfield, Illinois, "must follow the dress code of the building, and so no pajama pants," a district administrator said. ... read more


India hits 2 million coronavirus cases as health volunteers go on strike
India has the third-highest caseload of COVID-19 in the world after the United States and Brazil. ... read more


16 people killed, over 100 injured when plane skids off runway in India
The flight from Dubai carrying approximately 190 people was landing in heavy rain at the Kozhikode International Airport in the south Indian state of Kerala. ... read more


Grief turns to fury as Beirut struggles to clean up after massive blast
"The Lebanese people deserve better than this," Thea Harmouch, 18, tells NBC News. ... read more


After nearly 50 years on the run, 77-year-old prison escapee captured
Fugitive Luis Archuleta, who escaped from prison in 1974, was captured in Española, New Mexico, the FBI said. An officer he shot in 1971 found him. ... read more


Appeals court revives House lawsuit for McGahn's testimony
The House's session ends Jan. 3, meaning the chances lawmakers hear McGahn’s testimony anytime soon "are vanishingly slim," one judge wrote in dissent. ... read more


Responsible gun owners should cheer New York's lawsuit against the NRA. Here's why.
The millions of Americans who own guns and want to keep them need a competent, effective organization representing them. Wayne LaPierre's NRA is neither. ... read more


England's first wild beavers for 400 years get permission to stay
Following a five-year trial, the U.K. government said "nature’s engineers" should stay. ... read more


U.S. sanctions Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam for carrying out 'policies of suppression'
The Department of Treasury designated Carrie Lam for her role in overseeing and “implementing Beijing’s policies of suppression of freedom and democratic processes.” ... read more


With out-of-work actors unable to afford NYC, will the curtain fall on Broadway for good?
"We have to pave a new way forward, because this industry is not ever going to be the same," one actor said. ... read more


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Former L.A. Angels employee charged in pitcher Tyler Skaggs' fatal opioid overdose
Tyler Skaggs was just 27 when he was found dead in his hotel room, as his team prepared to play the Texas Rangers. ... read more


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Top U.S. intel official: China wants Trump defeated, Russia is sabotaging Biden
The statement by Bill Evanina amounted to a strikingly detailed update on U.S. intelligence assessments about foreign preferences in the 2020 election. ... read more


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New York governor says schools can reopen for in-person classes
July jobs report has experts worried that economic recovery is losing steam, while Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker put some teeth into the state’s mask rules. ... read more


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Sensitive to claims of bias, Facebook relaxed misinformation rules for conservative pages
According to internal discussions, Facebook removed "strikes" so that conservative pages were not penalized for violations of misinformation policies. ... read more


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Biden tries to clarify remarks suggesting lack of diversity in the Black community
The former VP said he recognizes African Americans are not a monolith — "not by identity, not on issues, not at all." ... read more


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Map: State-by-state breakdown of coronavirus travel restrictions
U.S. states and territories are making new rules for travelers. Find which ones across the United States have implemented travel restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19. ... read more


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Hill coronavirus aid negotiations end Friday with no deal
A stalemate loomed as millions of unemployed people in the U.S. approached another week without federal benefits. ... read more


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Dad who got coronavirus after son went out is released from hospital
John Place, of Plantation, Florida, was hospitalized in June after his entire family became infected following his 21-year-old son's going out with friends. ... read more


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U.S. economy gains 1.8M jobs as recovery loses momentum
“It seems like the recovery has slowed down and appears to be getting stuck in the doldrums,” one economist said. ... read more


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He came to America in search of a better life. He, and 104 others, return home as ashes.
"He left so that we never lacked anything. He sacrificed himself," said the sister of a man from Puebla, Mexico, whose life was cut short by the coronavirus. ... read more


Pajamas ban for students learning from home draws mixed response
Whether taking classes online or in person, public school students in Springfield, Illinois, "must follow the dress code of the building, and so no pajama pants," a district administrator said. ... read more


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India hits 2 million coronavirus cases as health volunteers go on strike
India has the third-highest caseload of COVID-19 in the world after the United States and Brazil. ... read more


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16 people killed, over 100 injured when plane skids off runway in India
The flight from Dubai carrying approximately 190 people was landing in heavy rain at the Kozhikode International Airport in the south Indian state of Kerala. ... read more


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Grief turns to fury as Beirut struggles to clean up after massive blast
"The Lebanese people deserve better than this," Thea Harmouch, 18, tells NBC News. ... read more


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After nearly 50 years on the run, 77-year-old prison escapee captured
Fugitive Luis Archuleta, who escaped from prison in 1974, was captured in Española, New Mexico, the FBI said. An officer he shot in 1971 found him. ... read more


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Appeals court revives House lawsuit for McGahn's testimony
The House's session ends Jan. 3, meaning the chances lawmakers hear McGahn’s testimony anytime soon "are vanishingly slim," one judge wrote in dissent. ... read more


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Responsible gun owners should cheer New York's lawsuit against the NRA. Here's why.
The millions of Americans who own guns and want to keep them need a competent, effective organization representing them. Wayne LaPierre's NRA is neither. ... read more


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England's first wild beavers for 400 years get permission to stay
Following a five-year trial, the U.K. government said "nature’s engineers" should stay. ... read more


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U.S. sanctions Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam for carrying out 'policies of suppression'
The Department of Treasury designated Carrie Lam for her role in overseeing and “implementing Beijing’s policies of suppression of freedom and democratic processes.” ... read more


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With out-of-work actors unable to afford NYC, will the curtain fall on Broadway for good?
"We have to pave a new way forward, because this industry is not ever going to be the same," one actor said. ... read more


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