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BBC: Covid-19: Brazil surge reaches new level as daily deaths pass 2,000

Brazil has exceeded 2,000 Covid-related deaths in a single day for the first time, as infection rates soar.

NPR: COVID-19 Relief And Cash Payments Near; CDC Says Vaccinated Can Gather Without Masks

Over the weekend, the Senate approved a version of President Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, setting up a vote in the...

VOA: White House COVID Team: Take Any Vaccine You Can Get

The White House COVID-19 response team said Friday that all coronavirus vaccines currently available were safe and effective and urged Americans to...

NPR: ‘Tragic’: Driving Was Down In 2020, But Traffic Fatality Rates Surged

Driving was markedly down in 2020, yet a new report found a surprising and alarming statistic: Traffic deaths actually rose last year.

VOA: AP-NORC Poll: Americans Largely Back Biden’s Virus Response

WASHINGTON - Joe Biden is enjoying an early presidential honeymoon, with 60% of Americans approving of his job performance thus far and...

VOA: COVAX Program to Roll Out Tens of Millions of Vaccine Doses Globally

JOHANNESBURG - The global COVAX vaccine distribution plan aims to deliver tens of millions of vaccine doses to low-income countries -- many...

VOA:International Study Shows COVID-19 Vaccine Likely Uptake on the Rise

An international study shows an upward trend in support for receiving COVID-19 vaccines in several countries compared to the end of 2020, with the biggest increase in Britain and Sweden.  

VOA:Philippines Finally Receives First Batch of COVID-19 Vaccine

The Philippines launched its national coronavirus vaccination campaign Monday amid widespread public skepticism and a struggle to procure vaccines.    Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, the...

VOA: Vaccinated Americans Hopeful But Still Wary

NEW ORLEANS, LA. - Ally Dever lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, and hasn’t seen her parents since November 2019. Like so many...

NPR: College Tuition Sparked A Mental Health Crisis. Then The Hefty Hospital Bill Arrived

Despite a lifelong struggle with panic attacks, Divya Singh made a brave move across the world last fall from her home in...

NPR: Guards, Generosity, Patience: A Volunteer Effort To Vaccinate Public School Workers

At a high school in Washington, D.C., this past week, Bridget Cronin looked on as public school workers shuffled through the two...

CNN: Publix joins a growing list of grocers offering incentives for workers to get vaccinated

New York (CNN Business)Publix joined a growing list of US grocers and retailers offering incentives to workers who get the Covid-19 vaccine.

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[Champaign] 13 Thursdays in Campustown

13THURSDAYS presented by JSM Living continues in campustown this summer now through August 12. Explore campustown by taking advantage of deals and sales at 21 participating businesses every...

[Illinois] Passes for 22nd annual ‘Ebertfest’ on sale June 7

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Passes for the 22nd annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” will go on sale June 7.

Media advisory: Illinois undergraduates featured in television series ‘The College Tour’

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Eleven students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be featured in an edition of “The College Tour,”...

[Champaign] EXPLORE CAMPUSTOWN BUSINESSES ALL SUMMER WITH THE RETURN OF 13 THURSDAYS

CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign Center Partnership invites the public to explore Campustown this summer during the return of 13 Thursdays, the annual 13-week promotion...