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FILE – In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, file photo, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan speaks during a news conference in Annapolis, Md. On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, Hogan announced that some restrictions on businesses will be lifted later in the week. For example, on Friday at 5 p.m., limits will […]

At long last, 2021 is here. However, the pandemic is far from over. The COVID-19 vaccine serves as a light at the end of the tunnel, but there isn’t enough for everyone yet. 2020 in review: The year in pandemic activities More than 27 million Americans have received the first […]

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts will begin to ease some of its pandemic restrictions on businesses as spikes in the number of hospitalizations and new cases of COVID-19 have begun to slow, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday. Beginning Monday at 5 a.m., the state’s early closure order for businesses and the […]

To toast a new year, Tina Vo usually travels to Las Vegas to “stuff my stomach” and try her luck at blackjack. In her luggage, she packs essentials like perfume, sequin dresses and strappy heels “that make me look much, much taller in photos,” says the customer services agent from […]

The Detroit News Published 10:38 p.m. ET Dec. 22, 2020 What’s with Whitmer? Is Gov. Gretchen Whitmer competing with New York’s Andrew Cuomo and California’s Gavin Newsom to be America’s most destructive governor (“Michigan extends indoor dining ban but allows casinos, cinemas, bowling alleys to reopen,” Dec. 18)? Back when we […]

Matt Hancock has announced where each region will fall in the new three-tier system in England, with millions placed under the toughest measures when lockdown ends on December 2. London is in Tier 2 along with Liverpool, Suffolk and the majority of the country, despite MPs urging the Government to put the […]