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4 Dead And More Than 20 Injured After Suspected Smuggling Vessel Overturns In San Diego 

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Four people are dead and about two dozen individuals were hospitalized after a suspected smuggling vessel was overturned off the coast of San Diego this past weekend. 
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UK Homeowners Struggling To Complete Interior Renovations Due To Labor Shortages

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An industry-wide labor shortage in the United Kingdom is causing a multitude of homeowners to be left waiting for months longer than usual for bathroom and kitchen renovations/installations.
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India’s Covid-19 Crisis Is Causing An Increase In Vaccine Inequality Around The World

Countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America have been begging foreign governments for assistance in vaccine supply and distribution. Many of these countries haven’t even hit 1% in terms of people who are fully vaccinated. 
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A Guide Eco Friendly Travel

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Earth day landed on Thursday the 22nd April this year and brought with it new pledges from the Climate Summit from world leaders to reduce carbon emissions.
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Vaccinated? Here’s Why You Still Need to Follow Social Distancing Rules

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The successful development and continuing rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination has been a monumental moment of hope in the coronavirus pandemic.

World News

Europe Facing Another Easter Full Of Covid Restrictions

Despite the rollout of multiple vaccines, European nations are about to endure another holiday weekend full of restrictions to combat the spreading of Covid-19 and its variants.

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European Union Sues AstraZeneca Over Vaccine Delivery Delays 

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The European Union (EU) announced this week that it will be launching legal action against the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca after claims that it repeatedly under-delivered on its Covid-19 vaccine shipments throughout the continent. 
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‘Out Of Control’ Fire Burning Through Cape Town’s Table Mountain National Park 

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According to South African officials an “out of control” fire is currently burning through Cape Town’s Table Mountain National Park, and has already damaged a multitude of buildings.
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China Looking For Foreign Vaccine Options After Admitting To Ineffective Vaccines

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This weekend, the director of China's health agency claimed that Covid-19 vaccines being produced by private and state-run groups are not very effective. This announcement comes after an Oregon congressman began pushing for more effective and compassionate vaccine property rights to be shared among the world to end the pandemic more quickly. 
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Duke Of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip, Has Died At The Age Of 99

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Lifelong companion to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Phillip, has died this week, Buckingham Palace announced in a statement. He was 99-years-old. 

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The White House

Biden’s Stimulus Plan Relieves Lower-Income Americans Of Heavy Taxes

The relief law also extends the federal boost for unemployment benefits as well as food stamps and other aid programs for struggling renters and homeowners throughout the country. The overall goal of this relief package was to specifically help lower-income households who have been hit the hardest by the pandemic. 

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Derek Chauvin Found Guilty For The Murder Of George Floyd 

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After three weeks of testimonials the trial of the former police officer Derek Chauvin has come to a close as he was found guilty on all three charges over the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin, 45, could be sent to prison for up to 40 years pending when he’s sentenced in about two months from now. 
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Biden Administration Watching Derek Chauvin Trial Closely As Verdict Is Reached 

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The Biden administration is keeping a close eye on the closing arguments and deliberations that occur in the Minneapolis trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.
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Michigan’s Surge In Covid-19 Cases Has Health Experts Worried For Rest Of The US

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Michigan is currently in the middle of a major surge of Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations that has many experts worried for the rest of the nation. Younger people are among the most vulnerable as they’re the last group to receive their vaccinations. Dr. Celine Gounder is an epidemiologist who spoke to the media about this recent surge. 
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Adam Kinzinger Becomes First GOP Member To Call For Matt Gaetz’s Resignation 

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Illinois Representative Adam Kinzingler became the first congressional Republican to call on Florida Representative Matt Gaetz to resign and face a federal investigation into the sex trafficking allegations made against him. 

Business News

The American Dream: How American-Made Goods Are Helping A Nation Heal | Duluth Pack

Within the past year of the pandemic Duluth Pack, the oldest canvas and leather bag manufacturer in the United States, stepped up by making sustainable PPE equipment for the nation’s healthcare industry.

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Apple Announces New East Coast Research Hub That Will Create 3,000 Jobs ‘At Least’ 

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Apple has unveiled plans to invest $1 billion in a new campus and engineering hub within the Research Triangle of North Carolina. The tech company claims that the project should create at least 3,000 new jobs in the area as well. 
Russia

Biden Announces Russia Sanctions in Response to Election Interference

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The Biden administration has announced that beginning June 14, US banks will be banned from participating in all bond sales by Russia’s central bank, ministry of finance and sovereign wealth fund. The move comes as part of a wide range of sanctions against Russia introduced by Biden in response to election interference.
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Retail Sales Increased Exponentially In March 

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Retail sales for the US in March increased exponentially likely due to the fact that a fresh batch of stimulus checks were recently sent out to citizens. This is great news for the retail sector of the economy, which has been struggling greatly throughout the past year. 
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More Chinese Tech Firms Added to US Blacklist

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The Biden administration has put yet more pressure on the Chinese technology industry in America by adding more companies to a Commerce Department blacklist.

Culture News

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Paul McCartney Joins Call From Musicians To Change Music Streaming Payments

Over 150 musicians signed an open letter to change the 1988 Copyright Act which prevents many musicians from receiving proper payments for their work on streaming services.

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Derek Chauvin Found Guilty, Investigation Into Minneapolis Police Opened

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A jury has found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last year.
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Biden announces all US and NATO troops to leave Afghanistan this year

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President Biden has declared to the world that it is time to ‘end America’s longest war’ as he announced that US and NATO troops would be removed from Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
Open Book

Richard Wright’s Unreleased Novel On Race Set To Be Released This Year 

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Richard Wright was known as one of the most influential African American writers of the 20th century. His daughter, Julia, recently spoke with the press about how when they were younger it was difficult for her father to talk to her about race, especially because of how heavy and graphic of a topic it was/is. 
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Former NFL Pro Kills Five, Then Himself

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Former NFL player Phillip Adams has shocked a South Carolina community by fatally shooting five of its members, including a prominent doctor, his wife and their two grandchildren. Adams then went on to kill himself, authorities revealed on Thursday.

Entertainment News

How Choirs Have Kept The Music Alive During The Pandemic

Being in a choir is believed to be one of the most unifying group activities one could participate in, however, during a pandemic where the Covid-19 virus is spread through respiratory droplets in our breath, choirs have had to sacrifice what they love doing the most for the sake of safety.

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Netflix Numbers Lower Than Expected as Lockdown Boost Fades

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Shares in Netflix have fallen by 11% after subscription sign-ups failed to live up to expectations after a record 2020 for the streaming giant.
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Beckham to Mentor Young Soccer Stars in New Disney+ Series

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Global soccer icon David Beckham is set to mentor young grassroots soccer players in a new Disney+ factual series.
TV

Australian Soap ‘Neighbours’ Facing Racism Review

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Popular Australian soap Neighbors is facing an independent review after two former cast members revealed allegations of racism on social media.

Justin Bieber Opens Up About Marriage And Past Drug Problems In New Interview 

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Justin Bieber was recently interviewed by GQ Magazine in which he candidly spoke about his life in the spotlight, and what it truly looked like to go from teen pop star, to wild rebel child, to reformed married artist. 

Health News

How Holistic Medicine Is Revolutionizing The Way We Take Care Of Ourselves | Dr. Norman Shealy

More people are turning to non-traditional means of treating their medical needs after realizing that conventional medicine only provides temporary solutions to their long-term ailments.

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White House

Biden Celebrates Milestone of 200 Million Doses in First 100 Days of Presidency

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During a speech giving an update on the country’s vaccination efforts, Biden announced that the country has surpassed his goal of 200 million shots administered in his first 100 days in office.

Real-World Data Shows Pfizer And AstraZeneca Side Effects Are Less Than Initially Expected

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According to a recent study published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, fewer people reported side effects after their Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines in the real world when compared to the amount of individuals who experienced side effects in clinical trial settings. 
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Johnson and Johnson Rare Blood Clots Cause CDC Headaches

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Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine has had its use in the US suspended after health advisers told the government this week that more evidence is required to decide if a handful of extremely rare blood clots were linked to the shot.
Vaccine Development

Greta Thunberg Calls Out Vaccine Inequality Between Rich And Poor Countries

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Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg wants the world to “step their game up” when it comes to vaccine manufacturing, development, and distribution.

Lifestyle News

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How Technology Is Helping People Live A Healthier Life

Thanks to a wide variety of technology, it’s never been easier for people to start making healthier choices in their day-to-day lives.

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Famous Fashion Designer Alber Elbaz Dies At 59 From Covid-19

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Alber Elbaz was known for dressing some of the most high profile celebrities in the industry including Michelle Obama, Kim Kardashian, and Sarah Jessica Parker. It was announced this week that Elbaz unfortunately passed away at the age of 59 due to the Covid-19 virus. 

Burberry To Celebrate The Iconic Stylings Of Stella Tennant In Newest Collection 

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Stella Tennant will always be remembered as one of the most iconic British supermodels to grace the runway. Burberry and Tennant were very closely connected all throughout her 25-year-long career, and now, in their first womenswear collection since Tennant’s death, Burberry has announced that they would be using the collection as a means of celebrating her life and style. 
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Dating at a Distance – Date Night Ideas

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The restrictions in place for the coronavirus pandemic will vary from place to place as different governments apply their own methods for containing the spread. Not to mention waves of the COVID-19 virus affecting countries at different times and vaccine rollout varying by pace and country as well.
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UK Cat Owners May Be Forced To Microchip Their Pets Due To Increase In Thefts 

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The millions of cat owners in the United Kingdom may soon be forced to microchip their furry friends, or face fines for refusal, due to new government policies that are working to prevent feline theft, which has been on the rise within the past year for the nation. 

Real Estate News

How ‘Instagrammable’ Immersive Experiences Are Shaping Commercial Real Estate

Ari Rastegar is the CEO of Rastegar Property Company, a real estate company focused on value-oriented properties. Rastegar recently wrote about how these types of “instagrammable” locations will likely be a major player in rebuilding the industry as the pandemic comes to an end within the next year or so. 

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Flexible Working From Home

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Months of working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic has left many itching to get back into the office, whether for the space, ease, socialization opportunities or more.
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How To Declutter Your Home As Lockdown Eases 

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Now that more of us are getting vaccinated and able to leave our homes more freely, it’s time to bring our spaces back to their pre-pandemic glory, you know, like before we were spending all hours of the day in our living room. 
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What is Wish-Cycling?

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Have you ever paused on the way to dispose of something, whether it is plastic packaging, a lightbulb or a box and wondered whether it should go in the garbage or recycling?

What Remote Workers Will Be Looking For In Properties Post-Pandemic 

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As the pandemic comes to a slow finish, many are realizing they’ll be able to continue working remotely as the world returns to a sense of normalcy. The real estate industry is adapting to accommodate for this new type of buyer that views a proper office space as one of the biggest essentials in a potential property. 

Science News

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CDC Expected To Meet About J&J Vaccine Pause

The CDC and FDA are meeting to discuss the six blood clotting cases among people who received the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine.

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Geoengineering Climate Change

US Plans to Cut Emissions By 50% By 2030

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It is no secret that the Biden administration is following in President Obama’s footsteps when it comes to an emphasis on climate change.
Destruction of Ecosystem

If Only 3% of Worlds Eco Systems Remain Undisturbed, How Can We Fix It?

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The researchers looked to three areas of intactness – habitat intactness (the degree to which human activity has affected the land), faunal intactness (loss of animal species) and functional intactness, which measures if the remaining species are able to keep the ecosystem healthy.
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Scientific Paper That Claimed Smokers Are Less Likely To Get Covid Retracted 

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A scientific paper that claimed current smokers are 23% less likely to be diagnosed with Covid-19 when compared to non-smokers has been retracted by a medical journal after it was revealed that the studies authors had financial links to the tobacco industry.
Coronavirus Vaccine in Doctors Hands

UK under 30’s Offered AstraZeneca Vaccine Alternative

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The UK’s health advisory board has now recommended that healthy adults under 30 should be offered an alternative vaccination to the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.

Sports News

Catching A Brighter Tomorrow: Why So Many People Are Embracing Fishing Again | Phantom Lures

Phantom Lures is a fishing bait, tackle, and supply company that has been around since 1996, so throughout the past two decades they’ve seen many trends within the industry. The company’s mainly known for their custom baits that they manufacture for fishers of all kinds, but especially beginners who may not know where to begin.

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Olympic Athletes Promised Legal Support If They Protest After IOC Reinforces Ban 

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently confirmed their long-standing ban on “demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda” on the field of play, medal podiums, or official ceremonies.
Football

Julian Edelman Retires From NFL

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Julian Edelman has announced that he is retiring from the NFL after 11 seasons. The wide receiver, who played his entire career with the New England Patriots, was cut by the franchise last week after he failed a medical.

Kendrick Carmouche Is The First Black Jockey In The Kentucky Derby Since 2013 

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Kendrick Carmouche is set to become the first Black jockey to participate in the Kentucky Derby in eight years, however, that’s only part of his story, and he’s ready to tell the rest of it. 
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Tom Brady Rookie Card Sells For Record $2.25 Million

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A signed card from Tom Brady’s rookie season, brandished by experts as the ‘Holy Grail’ of football cards, has sold for $2.25 million at an online auction. The sale comes two months after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback picked up his seventh Super Bowl title.

Technology News

Congress Questions Tech CEOs Over Role In Capitol Riot

Sundar Pichai of Google, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, and Jack Dorsey of Twitter all testified before two committees of the House of Representatives on “social media’s role in promoting extremism and the rampant spreading of misinformation” regarding the pandemic, Covid-19 vaccine, and election process.

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France Is Testing Digital Covid Travel Certificates For Vaccinated Individuals

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France has become the first member state of the European Union to begin testing a digital Covid-19 travel certificate as a part of Europe’s larger plan to allow people to travel between countries more easily once they’re vaccinated.  
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Spotify Announces New ‘Car Thing’ Device To Bring Music Streaming To Your Vehicle 

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Spotify has announced that the “Car Thing experiment,” which it’s been working on for the past year, will become an official product that will ship to selected Spotify Premium customers who sign up!
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UK Race Report and Its Fallout

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The response to the devastating murder of George Floyd in 2020 rippled across the globe, inspiring protests and inquiries into various countries own levels of structuralized racism.

Amazon Using ‘Fake’ Twitter Accounts To Defend Working Conditions 

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Amazon has received a slew of criticism within the past year of the pandemic due to the harsh working conditions their warehouse/lower level employees have had to endure at the sake of their own health and safety.

Travel News

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Hawaii Updated Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

Hawaii is one of the most popular destinations that people want to fly to once the Covid-19 pandemic improves, here’s how the island’s are preparing.

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How To Watch The Upcoming Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

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In late April and early May, scientists claim the Eta Aquarid meteor shower will illuminate the sky all over the world, dazzling any onlookers with up to 50 meteors passing through the sky per hour. The show is actually a result of debris left behind by Halley’s Comet. 
Covid-19 Immunity Passport

EHRC Suggests Vaccine Passport Scheme Could Be ‘Unlawful Discrimination’

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The notion of a vaccine passport scheme, seems to be a quickly catching idea to restart the tourism industries in many countries.

West Virginia Will Pay Remote Workers $12,000 To Move There

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Throughout the pandemic, cities throughout the US have begun offering remote workers cash as an incentive to relocate. Tulsa, Oklahoma and Natchez, Mississippi have both created official programs to pay remote workers to move there, and now, West Virginia wants to pay remote workers $12,000 to move to its “country roads.” 
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Quarantine Free Travel Between New Zealand and Australia

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Many countries are looking or have begun to open up their countries for tourism, however, many are limiting travel between a select number of countries.