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    Israel Strikes Syria and Iranian Forces as Pompeo Flies In

    Israel launched the retaliatory airstrikes in Syria hours before a meeting in Jerusalem with the Bahraini foreign minister and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

    Coronavirus Strikes Mink in Utah

    Five animals on two farms test positive, but many more are believed to be affected.
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    Germany’s Buchenwald Memorial Urges Visitors to Respect Graves

    After some visitors went sledding on graves at the former Nazi concentration camp, the foundation running the memorial stepped up security this week.

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    President-elect Joe Biden’s vaccination push is colliding with the reality of limited supplies, a scarcity that has dashed hopes for a federal stockpile.