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Best-selling author Michael Pollan tells CNN's Anderson Cooper about the benefits of certain psychedelics and the "Decriminalize Nature" movement. Anderson Cooper Full Circle airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm E.T.

(The Center Square) – President Joe Biden is expected to announce Thursday that all federal employees and contractors must receive the COVID vaccination or undergo regular COVID testing, just two days after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that vaccinated Americans should resume wearing masks.

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New guidance from the federal government set off a cascade of mask rules across the nation Wednesday as cities, states, schools and businesses raced to restore mandates and others pushed back against the guidelines at a time when Americans are exhausted and confused over constantly shifting …

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WASHINGTON  — The spread of the COVID-19 delta variant is raising infections, leading some companies and governments to require vaccinations and raising concerns about the U.S. economic recovery.

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HOUSTON  — ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill, the long-bearded bassist for the million-selling Texas blues rock trio known for such hits as “Legs” and “Gimme All Your Lovin'," has died at age 72.

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WASHINGTON — The effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine wanes slightly over time but it remains strongly protective for at least six months after the second dose, according to company data released Wednesday.

Interpreting the motion of athletes, these 1.3 tonne robots create daily unique artworks in a gravel garden inspired by ancient Japanese traditions. The installation has come from the UK as part of a city-wide art festival in Tokyo.

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Flight attendants' and teachers' unions whose members are on the front lines of disputed COVID safety protocols are ardent enforcers of mask mandates for the public but do not require their members to get vaccinated. Such inoculation is widely acknowledged as the most effective measure in stopping the spread of the highly infectious new Delta variant, while masking is viewed as of secondary importance and many are highly skeptical of its effectiveness and critical of its inconvenience.

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Former President Donald Trump talked a good game about fundraising to fight "election fraud," but not all of the funds raised by his political PAC are being used for that purpose. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN's Chris Cillizza explains where the money is going — and why.