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Beijing Flame to be Lit in Empty Stadium

The Olympic flame will once again be lit in an empty stadium on Monday as it starts its truncated journey to Beijing for the Winter Games in February.

The crowds that came out to see actor Gerard Butler in Sparta brought the last torch relay in Greece to a premature end. This time organisers are avoiding the risk

CDC Issues Holiday Guidance: Mask Up, Get Vaccinated

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday issued guidance for celebrating the holidays as the season approaches, instructing people to get vaccinated for the Chinese coronavirus and urging the vaccinated to mask up in certain situations.

Hy Vee pharmacist Tiffany Aljets, left, gives a COVID-19 vaccination shot to eighteen-year-old exchange student Jonila Shehu, of Kosovo, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. At the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, where a million people are expected for the 11-day event, public health officials hope a …