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Top commander defends military's vaccine requirement, says 'tweak' in the works

Top commander defends military's vaccine requirement, says 'tweak' in the works

OTTAWA — Canada's top military commander said he will "tweak" the vaccine mandate for the Armed Forces in the next few weeks but defended vaccine requirements as necessary to keep the military ready to respond to any emergency.
China closes Potala Palace after COVID-19 reported in Tibet

China closes Potala Palace after COVID-19 reported in Tibet

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have closed Tibet’s famed Potala Palace after a minor outbreak of COVID-19 was reported in the Himalayan region.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tests positive for COVID-19

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tests positive for COVID-19

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has tested positive for COVID-19. The Democratic governor said in a statement that she tested positive for the virus Monday evening and is experiencing mild symptoms.
Pandemic fuels sports biking boom in cycling nation China

Pandemic fuels sports biking boom in cycling nation China

BEIJING (AP) — Lindsay Mo couldn’t go to her gym after Beijing shut down indoor sports facilities in May because of a coronavirus outbreak. So she started cycling — and soon fell in love with the sport.
'I didn't really learn anything': COVID grads face college

'I didn't really learn anything': COVID grads face college

Angel Hope looked at the math test and felt lost. He had just graduated near the top of his high school class, winning scholarships from prestigious colleges.
Hong Kong cuts COVID hotel quarantine to 3 days for arrivals

Hong Kong cuts COVID hotel quarantine to 3 days for arrivals

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong will reduce the mandatory hotel quarantine for overseas arrivals to three days from a week, the city’s leader said Monday.
China's Hainan beach resort expands COVID-19 lockdowns

China's Hainan beach resort expands COVID-19 lockdowns

BEIJING (AP) — The capital of China's Hainan province has locked down its residents for 13 hours on Monday as a COVID-19 outbreak grows on the tropical island during the summer school holidays. The temporary lockdown of Haikou city from 7 a.m.
Aussie plays in cricket final despite positive COVID-19 test

Aussie plays in cricket final despite positive COVID-19 test

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Star batter Tahlia McGrath tested positive for COVID-19 but was still allowed to help Australia win the first Commonwealth Games gold medal awarded in women’s cricket, beating India by nine runs in Sunday's final at Edgbast
Biden leaves White House for 1st time since getting COVID-19

Biden leaves White House for 1st time since getting COVID-19

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Stampeders coach Dave Dickenson released from COVID-19 protocol

Stampeders coach Dave Dickenson released from COVID-19 protocol

Calgary Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson was released from COVID-19 protocols Saturday after his team defeated the Ottawa Redblacks without him. Dickenson didn't travel with the Stampeders to Ottawa for Friday's game, which Calgary won 17-3.