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When It Comes to Omicron, Do Travel Restrictions Work?

Countries worldwide are scrambling to address the spread of the omicron variant. Part of that response has included travel restrictions.

When It Comes to Omicron, Do Travel Restrictions Work?

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Nick Offerman On Being An 'Ignorant American'

Nick Offerman is an actor, a woodworker, and he's also written a few books. But you may know him best as the super libertarian Ron Swanson from NBC's hit comedy, Parks and Recreation.

Nick Offerman On Being An 'Ignorant American'

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The News Roundup for December 3, 2021

Following South Africa's initial reports, the omicron variant was detected in the United States. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control are working to impose strict testing requirements for international travelers. But questions have been raise over such measures' efficacy when Americans traveling abroad are allowed into the country without hesitation.

The News Roundup for December 3, 2021

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SCOTUS v. Roe v. Wade

The future of Roe v. Wade is uncertain.

SCOTUS v. Roe v. Wade

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St. Jude Makes Big Promises. Do They Hold Up?

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital fundraises on the promise that "families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live."

St. Jude Makes Big Promises. Do They Hold Up?

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The Omicron Variant, Infected Deer, And Where The Pandemic Goes From Here

An estimated 53 million Americans returned from their holiday travel this weekend to news of a new variant of COVID-19.

The Omicron Variant, Infected Deer, And Where The Pandemic Goes From Here

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Transgender Troops On Protecting Their Right To Serve

On January 25, President Biden reversed the Trump administration's ban on transgender people serving in the military.But the door remains open for future administrations to reinstate it.

Transgender Troops On Protecting Their Right To Serve

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Food, Traditions, and Turkey Day: Old and New

Last year, many families across the U.S. chose to stay home and go without their Thanksgiving and other holiday traditions to limit the spread of coronavirus. But for some, a minimal holiday season brought new traditions and menus, such as hosting a 'Friendsgiving' or celebrating solo.

Food, Traditions, and Turkey Day: Old and New

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The Pandemic Saw A Spike In Traffic Deaths. What's Being Done To Stop It?

When cities shut down at the start of the pandemic, streets were emptier. There was more speeding, more drinking and driving, and less seatbelt-wearing. Deaths and serious injuries spiked for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike.

The Pandemic Saw A Spike In Traffic Deaths. What's Being Done To Stop It?

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Why Guilty Pleasures Shouldn't Make Us Feel Guilty

In July 2019, Rax King published an essay about Food Network Star Guy Fieri. The so-called mayor of Flavortown is known for his bleached hair, bowling shirts, and rhyming exclamations ("so much salami, call my mommy").

Why Guilty Pleasures Shouldn't Make Us Feel Guilty

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