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The Latest: Fauci dismayed by Texas’ move to ban mandates

By The Associated Press

WASHNGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci is saying Sunday that it is “really unfortunate” that Gov. Greg Abbott has moved to ban vaccine mandates in the state of Texas. The nation’s leading infectious disease doctor, speaking on Fox News Sunday, said that the Republican governor’s decision to block businesses from requiring inoculations would damage public health since vaccines are the “most…

The Latest: Russia’s daily virus death toll passes 1,000

By The Associated Press

MOSCOW — Russia’s daily death toll from COVID-19 has exceeded 1,000 for the first time as the country faces a sustained wave of rising infections. The national coronavirus task force on Saturday reported 1,002 deaths in the previous day, up from 999 on Friday, along with 33,208 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, more than 1,000 higher than the day before. Although…

AP Week in Pictures: Global

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OCT. 9 – 15, 2021 From the excitement of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones, chattily standing outside their plane as they arrive in Burbank, California, for “The No Filter Tour,” reminiscent of earlier days of rock n’ roll press opportunities, to New York real estate scion Robert Durst’s conviction to life in prison for…

The Latest: Maine vaccine mandate opponents file appeal

By The Associated Press

MAINE — Opponents of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers in Maine filed an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after being dealt another legal defeat on Friday. The appeal was filed hours after the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston denied a request to stop the mandate from going into effect. The Supreme Court…