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President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer's COVID-19 shots to share with the world to 1 billion doses as he embraces the goal of vaccinating 70% of the global population within the next year.

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Central Texas College in Killeen is scheduled to partner with the Department of State Health Services and Spartan Medical to host a free, public coronavirus vaccination clinic at the Anderson Campus Center on campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.

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Hospitalizations of COVID-19 in Trauma Service Area L — which includes Bell County — dropped by more than 8 percentage points Monday compared to Friday.

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The Salado Independent School District withdrew its local mask policy on Sunday — a move made in response to the expiration of temporary restraining orders against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-38.

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For the second day in a row, Trauma Service Area L — which includes Bell County — saw a more than 3 percent increase in its COVID-19 hospitalization rates.

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Hospitalizations in Trauma Service Area L — which includes Bell County — rose by more than 3 percent Thursday, according to state data, while active infections went down.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile added another trophy to her shelf as she won artist of the year at the 2021 Americana Honors and Awards show, while country singer Sturgill Simpson took home the album of the year award.

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The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and Drug Administration signed off on the targeted use of extra shots.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students' lunchboxes, telling parents it's “now hiring." Elsewhere, principals are filling in as crossing guards, teachers are being offered signing bonuses and schools are moving back to online learning.

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NEW YORK (AP) — When the United Nations rose from World War II's rubble, its birth reflected a widespread aspiration that humanity could be lifted up and dispatched down a positive path — if only there was a coherent, informed, unified effort of good faith among countries and their leaders. …