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Colorado to tighten rules for unvaccinated staff, residents in nursing homes

The state will require stricter virus testing and mitigation practices inside residential care facilities because of the spread of the delta variant of COVID-19. Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment on Friday afternoon announced a series of new guidelines for those facilities, which call for daily rapid testing of unvaccinated staff members, plus testing […]

World News

Supreme Court rules for cheerleader punished for vulgar Snapchat message

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a Pennsylvania school district had violated the First Amendment by punishing a student for a vulgar social-media message sent away from school grounds. Justice Stephen Breyer, writing for an eight-member majority, said part of what schools must teach students is the value of free speech. “America’s […]

Politics

Brexit: UK announces new rules for taking pets abroad to EU from next year

Britons wanting to take their pets to Northern Ireland or abroad to the EU next year will have to apply for an animal health certificate under new post-Brexit rules. However, more stringent checks will not be needed following an agreement with Brussels, the government announced on Wednesday. Until the end of the Brexit transition period […]

Politics

Coronavirus: New rules over ‘essential’ items in Welsh shops – but are they more confusing?

Fresh guidance has been given about what “essential items” people can buy from supermarkets in Wales. It comes after days of anger over which items count. But the Welsh government’s statement was in danger of sparking further confusion by saying that a “sensible system should be introduced whereby customers can ask to buy non-essential items […]