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Biden to call for 100 days of masks

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/04/20, 05:11 pm

The president-elect has previously pushed for a nationwide mask mandate to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But on Thursday, Joe Biden stopped short of that, saying his first act as president would be asking Americans to commit to wear face coverings for his first 100 days in office.

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Nigerian insurgents target farming community

International | Latest killings reignite demand for stronger government response
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/04/20, 05:10 pm

Local officials and residents of the Zabarmari community in northeastern Nigeria gathered around the bodies of 43 slain farmers and fishermen during a funeral on Sunday. Boko Haram extremists attacked them early Saturday morning while they worked in a nearby rice field in Jere, Nigeria. The community shrouded each of them in white cloths, prayed, and laid them to rest in mass graves.

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Hitting reset on pandemic restrictions?

Religious Liberty | Supreme Court directs lower court to reconsider indoor worship ban
by Steve West
Posted 12/04/20, 03:38 pm

The Supreme Court on Thursday called into question a second state’s COVID-19 restrictions, setting aside a federal court ruling upholding California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s near-total ban on indoor worship.

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