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Colleges ease COVID-19 restrictions as fall semester begins for millions of students

Requirements to test and mask and be vaccinated are becoming less common as colleges shift away from treating COVID-19 as an emergency.

the Imvanex vaccine, used against monkeypox and often referred to as JYNNEOS, is manufactured by only one company: Denmark-based Bavarian Nordic. Global supplies are limited. Africa, where the current outbreak began, is shut out. Alain Jocard/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Is there enough monkeypox vaccine to go around? Maybe yes, more likely no

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A book on laughter and how it brings out our most authentic selves

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U.S. House candidate former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin greets the crowd during a rally held by former President Donald Trump on July 9 in Anchorage. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Sarah Palin faces Alaska voters again in a special election for Congress

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Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein looks through the bank's window in Beirut, Lebanon during the hostage standoff on Thursday. He surrended after several hours of negotiations in exchange for a portion of his savings. Hussein Malla/AP hide caption

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A man who held up a bank demanding his own money becomes an unlikely hero

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Colleges ease COVID-19 restrictions as fall semester begins for millions of students

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