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    The virus is surging in Alaska’s interior, straining a Fairbanks hospital.

    New cases have more than doubled in the past two weeks in the burough that includes the city, and the positivity rate had soared to about 10 percent.

    With the Virus Surging, Arizona Teachers Protest by Calling In Sick

    The sickout in Chandler, Ariz., reflects growing discord over whether classrooms should remain open as virus cases spike.
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    In pictures: Fire and thunder fill the night sky as Israel’s Iron Dome is tested.

    The system that protects Israeli cities has had to intercept a barrage of rockets over the past week.

    Israel’s attack on a press building in Gaza draws condemnations.

    Media groups demand explanations after Israeli forces destroyed the high-rise that housed the offices of The Associated Press and other news outlets.

    On the Scrappy Fringes of French Politics, Marine Le Pen Tries to Rebrand

    Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader and main challenger to President Emmanuel Macron in next year’s election, wants to persuade voters that she and...

    Why is Covid Killing So Many Young Children in Brazil? Doctors Are Baffled

    Experts believe Brazil’s overloaded hospital system and uneven access to health care are among the reasons babies and small children are succumbing to the...

    An annual day of Palestinian grievance comes amid the upheaval.

    Nakba Day on Saturday denotes the 1948 displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians amid Israel’s declaration of independence.