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Vaccine companies testing efficacy against COVID-19 Omicron variant - Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Pharmaceutical companies announced plans Friday to test their COVID-19 vaccines' efficacy against the newly designated Omicron variant of the virus. 3 hours ago

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World News - Ex-chief of Brazil's Olympics committee sentenced to 30 years for vote-buying

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Science News - Arctic Ocean started to warm decades earlier than scientists thought

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Charles Moose, police chief at center of response to D.C. sniper attacks, dead at 68 -- Charles Moose, who led the Montgomery County police as snipers terrorized the Washington, D.C., area in 2002, died on Thanksgiving Day.

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UAE general elected head of Interpol comes under fire by human rights groups -- The newly elected head of a global police agency has come under criticism for turning a blind eye to reports of torture while serving as a general for the United Arab Emirates.

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U.K. enacts travel ban as new COVID-19 variant catches attention of public health officials -- Britain has banned travel from six African countries as a precaution against a new COVID-19 variant that's being closely monitored by the World Health Organization.

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New Jersey police officer charged over accusations of hitting pedestrian, taking body home -- A Newark, N.J. police officer faces charges for allegedly hitting a man with his personal car and taking the body home where he discussed what to do with his mother.

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Czech president hospitalized again after testing positive for COVID-19 -- Amid surging COVID-19 cases, Czech Republic President Miloš Zeman is again in the hospital after contracting the virus.

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French fishermen to block English Channel ferry ports, tunnel in protest -- French fishermen will block ferry traffic into the English Channel's ports and the entrance to the Channel Tunnel starting on Friday as tensions over post-Brexit fishing rights continue to escalate.

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Alberta clipper to coat Upper Midwest, Great Lakes with snow -- A quick-hitting storm, known as an Alberta clipper is forecast to usher in frigid air and the first accumulating snow of the season for some across a wide swath of the country.

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Chicago mother shot dead in same spot as her son 2 days earlier -- Chicago police on Thursday were investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old woman who was slain at the same spot as her 14-year-old son just days earlier.

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Bidens send Thanksgiving message honoring lives lost during pandemic -- In a Thanksgiving video message posted on Twitter, U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden sent appreciation to service members who lost their lives during the pandemic.

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Hundreds of FedEx packages found dumped in ravine in rural Alabama -- Local authorities are looking for answers Thursday after finding hundreds of FedEx packages discarded in a ravine in an Alabama county north of Birmingham.

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Cowboys' Trysten Hill punches Raiders' John Simpson after game

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Bryan Adams tests positive for COVID-19 for 2nd time in a month

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Politicians fear tough questions on guns, infrastructure, U.S. role in world

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