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Israel urges vaccination for all teens, citing delta variant

New outbreaks of the more contagious variant have been detected at two schools recently.
Image: A young teen receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Misgav Ladach hospital in Jerusalem on June 6, 2021, as Israel begins coronavirus vaccination campaign for 12 to 15-year-olds.
Image: A young teen receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Misgav Ladach hospital in Jerusalem on June 6, 2021, as Israel begins coronavirus vaccination campaign for 12 to 15-year-olds.
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Small Alabama community mourns loss of 9 children in car crash

Mourners gathered at a local high school to grieve and pray together after Saturday's deadly accident.
Emergency personnel work at the accident site as smoke rises from the wreckage after about 18 vehicles slammed together on a rain-drenched Alabama highway during Tropical Storm Claudette in Butler County on June 19, 2021.
Emergency personnel work at the accident site as smoke rises from the wreckage after about 18 vehicles slammed together on a rain-drenched Alabama highway during Tropical Storm Claudette in Butler County on June 19, 2021.
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Ex-girlfriend of Dippin' Dots CEO accuses him in lawsuit of circulating sexual images of her

Stephen Fischer threatened to circulate graphic images of his ex-girlfriend during their relationship and after their breakup, according to the lawsuit.
Image: Scott Fischer
Image: Scott Fischer
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Drone video shows aftermath of tornado in Chicago-area suburbs

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado passed through the towns of Naperville, Woodridge and Darien.
Image: A home on the 1800 block of Princeton Circle is leveled after an overnight tornado swept through the area in Naperville, Ill., on June 21, 2021.
Image: A home on the 1800 block of Princeton Circle is leveled after an overnight tornado swept through the area in Naperville, Ill., on June 21, 2021.

Wastewater helps Missouri track rise of delta variant

"Our system will tell you about an entire city without any bias for anything. As long as you use the sewer system, we will detect it," one researcher said.
A transmission electron microscope image of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, isolated from a patient.
A transmission electron microscope image of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, isolated from a patient.
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New Texas law aims to protect parents wrongly accused of child abuse

The legislation follows an NBC News investigation into the work of child abuse pediatricians, who are tasked with differentiating accidental injuries from abuse.
Ann Marie Timmerman plays with her youngest son, Tristan.
Ann Marie Timmerman plays with her youngest son, Tristan.

Graphic: See the full vaccination rate in your state and nationwide

One in 4 people in Mississippi are fully vaccinated, while nearly half in Maine are.
A medical worker administers a Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccination at a FEMA-run mobile vaccination clinic at Biddeford High School in Biddeford, Maine, on April 26, 2021.
A medical worker administers a Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccination at a FEMA-run mobile vaccination clinic at Biddeford High School in Biddeford, Maine, on April 26, 2021.
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George Clooney, Kerry Washington, Don Cheadle and others launch public L.A. film school

The Roybal School of Film and Television Production will provide students with practical training and internships within the entertainment industry
George Clooney, Kerry Washington, and Don Cheadle.
George Clooney, Kerry Washington, and Don Cheadle.
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How college athletes will be cashing in after Supreme Court NCAA ruling

The Supreme Court’s decision against the NCAA paves the way for college athletes to be paid, though the court ruled only on education-related benefits.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Brandon Wimbush rushes for a 50-yard touchdown against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Nov. 04, 2017, in South Bend, Ind.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Brandon Wimbush rushes for a 50-yard touchdown against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Nov. 04, 2017, in South Bend, Ind.
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Allyson Felix secures fifth Olympics appearance two years after life-threatening pregnancy

The track legend is just two and a half years removed from a difficult pregnancy.
Allyson Felix celebrates after her second place finish in the women's 400-meter run with her daughter Camryn at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on June 20, 2021, in Eugene, Ore.
Allyson Felix celebrates after her second place finish in the women's 400-meter run with her daughter Camryn at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on June 20, 2021, in Eugene, Ore.

Wildfires break out across Western states amid hottest week in history

Meteorologists are worried another heat wave could be coming next week for the West, leading to an even higher wildfire risk on the horizon.
California Wildfires
California Wildfires