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Arizona reports 822 new coronavirus cases, 5 deaths

PHOENIX – Arizona health officials are reporting 822 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and five additional deaths.The state Department of Health Services on Nov. 30 released the latest daily figures, which bring the state’s totals to 326,817 cases and 6,639 deaths since the pandemic started.Hospitalizations continue to rise with more than 2,500 virus patients statewide occupying…

Opinion: What the death of Iran’s top nuclear scientist could mean for Biden

In the wake of Fakhrizadeh’s death Friday, Iran’s foreign minister, in a tweet, called the death “cowardice — with serious indications of Israeli role,” while the Iranian Armed Forces chief of staff warned of “severe revenge” against the scientist’s killers.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had no immediate comment, though it’s likely he, along with Saudi…

Winter is coming (and so are vaccines)

  | USA TODAYA second COVID-19 vaccine awaits emergency use authorization. There was a mysterious monolith in Utah. And there’s no place like your own home for the holidays.It’s Alex. Heat up some Thanksgiving leftovers, and let’s get to the news. But first, how to possibly describe 2020? “Pandemic” is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year. Figures.The Short List is a snappy USA TODAY…