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U.N. using honor system to check vaccinations for big meeting

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. General Assembly is relying on an honor system – and only an honor system – to ensure world leaders have been vaccinated before they speak at next week’s big meeting, the assembly president said.

Come to Papa for an evening of family comedy at the Bing

The irony of Tom Papa's tour tag, "The Family Reunion," is that the veteran comic, who will perform Friday at the Bing Crosby Theater, has been sequestered with his wife and two daughters for more than a year-and-a-half. "The material I get from them is endless and hilarious," Papa said.

Outbreaks strand some students at home with minimal learning

RALEIGH, N.C. — Within his first week back at school after a year and a half, 7-year-old Ben Medlin was exposed to a classmate with COVID-19, and he was sent home, along with 7,000 other students in the district, for 14 days of quarantine.

Polis, 1st openly gay governor elected, marries in Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. — Colorado's Jared Polis, who became the first openly gay man in the United States to be elected governor in 2018, has married his longtime partner and first gentleman Marlon Reis, a writer and animal welfare advocate.

Surprise uptick in spending by Americans as delta spread

Americans continued to spend at a brisk pace last month in the face of rising COVID-19 infections, though much of it was done online and not at restaurants or other sectors in the U.S. economy beleaguered by the arrival of the delta variant.