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Women's rights activists, wearing masks against the spread of the coronavirus, protest against a draft law tightening Poland's strict anti-abortion law near the parliament that was debating the draft law, in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Poland's top court rules out abortions for birth defectsPoland’s top court has ruled that a law allowing abortion of fetuses with congenital defects is unconstitutional
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
Vox party leader Santiago Abascal gestures during a parliamentary session in Madrid, Spain, Thursday Oct. 22, 2020. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is facing a no-confidence vote in parliament brought by the nation's far-right Vox party. (Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Pool via AP)
Spanish lawmakers squash far-right's attempt to oust PMSpanish lawmakers on Thursday overwhelmingly rejected a no-confidence motion called by the far-right party Vox against Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and his left-wing coalition over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press3 hours ago
The head of the Robert Koch Institute, Germany's federal government agency and research institute responsible for disease control and prevention, Lothar Wieler, addresses a news conference on the coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease in Berlin, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Germany's disease control center is reporting a new daily record increase in coronavirus infections, which rocketed past the 10,000 mark for the first time as the pandemic continues to spread. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool)
German disease control center urges vigilance as virus risesThe head of Germany’s disease control center is urging people to be vigilant about following coronavirus precautions as the country posted a record daily number of new infections
The Associated Press6 hours ago
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Do I need to wear a mask if I’m 6 feet away from others?Experts recommend wearing masks in public and staying at least 6 feet away from others to reduce the risk of a coronavirus infection, but whether you should do both could depend on the situation
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo people line up for a beer at a restaurant terrace in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, May 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
Czechs enter 2nd lockdown to avoid health system collapseAmid a record surge of coronavirus infections that's threatening the entire health system with collapse, the Czech Republic is adopting on Thursday exactly the same massive restrictions as in the spring, a situation its prime minister kept saying would never happen again
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Vox party leader Santiago Abascal, lower left sits with party deputies after their no-confidence vote in the government was defeated during a parliamentary session in Madrid, Spain, Thursday Oct. 22, 2020. (Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Pool via AP)
The Latest: NATO, EU health workers to help Czech RepublicThe Czech government has approved a plan for up to 300 military health personnel from NATO and EU countries to come to the Czech Republic to help treat the influx of coronavirus patients
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Christi Brouder, left, reviews multiplication tables with her daughter Elena while assisting her children with remote learning due to the COVID-19 outbreak, in a makeshift classroom in the living room at the family home, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Haverhill, Mass. Brouder has four children that are distance learning. Many families with multiple students, some with special needs, are dealing with the challenges of remote distance learning in their home. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
In video classes teachers parse clues to student wellbeing The shift from in-person to remote learning is giving some teachers unprecedented video access into their students’ homes
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this May 4, 2020 photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold a meeting to discuss the process of approving COVID-19 vaccines.   (University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP, File)
Regulators, experts take up thorny vaccine study issuesThe U.S. regulators who will decide the fate of COVID-19 vaccines are asking outside scientists if their standards are high enough
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, Will Ainsworth, center, then-Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, talks with constituents during the Public Retiree Convention at Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery, Ala. Lt. Gov. Ainsworth, who has called the state mask order a government overstep, announced Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, that he tested positive for the new coronavirus. (Jake Crandall/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)
Alabama lieutenant governor tests positive for COVID-19Alabama’s lieutenant governor says he has tested positive for COVID-19
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this July 9, 2020, file photo, people hold up a banner while listening to a news conference outside San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. The group of legislators, advocates, academics and public health officials gathered outside San Quentin State Prison to discuss a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility that has sickened more than 1,400 inmates with six deaths. A California appeals court has ordered state corrections officials to cut the population of one of the world's most famous prisons to less than half of its designed capacity, citing officials' "deliberate indifference" to the plight of inmates during the coronavirus pandemic. State prison officials said Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, that they are deciding whether to appeal the order, which otherwise will force them to parole or transfer about 1,100 inmates serving time in San Quentin State Prison north of San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Court orders California to cut San Quentin inmates by halfA California appeals court has ordered state corrections officials to cut the population of one of the world’s most famous prisons to less than half of its designed capacity
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Medical personnel prepare to administer a COVID-19 swab at a drive-through testing site in Lawrence, N.Y., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.  U.S. health officials are redefining what it means to have close contact with someone with COVID-19. On Wednesday, the CDC changed it to a total of 15 minutes or more, so briefer but repeated contacts that add up to 15 minutes now count.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encountersU.S. health officials are redefining what it means to have close contact with someone with COVID-19
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Louie looks on as Priscilla Metzeler gets tested by an Ohio National Guard Medic at a Summit County Department of Health COVID-19 testing site at Chapel Hill Mall on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Akron, Ohio. Hospitals around the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several states setting records for the number of people hospitalized and leaders scrambling to find extra beds and staff. New highs in cases have been reported in states big and small, from Idaho to Ohio. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal via AP)
Virus spikes have officials looking to shore up hospitalsHospitals around the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several states setting records for the number of people hospitalized and leaders scrambling to find extra beds and staff
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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