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California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms, churches

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ??" Bars and inside restaurant dining are banned throughout California, while indoor religious services, gyms and hair and nail salons are again off-limits in most of the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday in issuing a sweeping set of closures to head off surging coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. The order is part of the state's new strategy to control the spread of the virus by focusing on limiting indoor activities to reflect public health officials' evolving...

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Fox's Carlson criticizes ex-writer, 'self-righteous' critics

NEW YORK (AP) ??" Fox News' Tucker Carlson said Monday that his former writer who posted racist comments online was wrong but criticized "ghouls now beating their chests in triumph" after his staffer's resignation. "When we pose as blameless in order to hurt other people, we are committing the gravest sin of all," the Fox host said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight. "Carlson, who said the online commentary by Blake Neff had no connection to his show, said he would be taking the rest of the week off a...

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Fly without flapping? Andean condors surf air 99% of time

WASHINGTON (AP) ??" A new study sheds light on just how efficiently the world's largest soaring bird rides air currents to stay aloft for hours without flapping its wings. The Andean condor has a wingspan stretching to 10 feet and weighs up to 33 pounds, making it the heaviest soaring bird alive today. For the first time, a team of scientists strapped recording equipment they called "daily diaries" to eight condors in Patagonia to record each wingbeat over more than 250 hours of flight time. a...

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