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The Latest: Japan regional gov’ts request state of emergency

Fitness & Health: TOKYO — Several regional governments in Japan have asked for a state of emergency declaration like the…

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The Latest: Tokyo sees surge, residents urged to stay home

Fitness & Health: TOKYO — Tokyo is seeing a record surge in coronavirus cases as the governor of the Japanese…

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Asia Today: S. Korea tries to curb virus cluster at prison

Fitness & Health: South Korea has enforced its toughest physical distancing rules at correctional facilities after a cluster of coronavirus…

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Asia Today: S. Korea reports record surge, ramps up testing

Fitness & Health: South Korea has reported its largest daily increase in coronavirus infections on Christmas Day, as the prime…

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1 in 5 prisoners in the US has had COVID-19, 1,700 have died

Fitness & Health: LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — One in very five state and federal prisoners in the United States has…

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The Latest: West Virginia coronavirus deaths pass 1,000

Fitness & Health: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in West Virginia pushed past 1,000 with…

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1 inmate dead, 3 wounded in Sri Lanka prison riot

Fitness & Health: Sri Lankan officials say at least one inmate has been killed and three others injured when inmates…

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COVID-19 in custody: Alabama ranks 9th for inmate deaths

Fitness & Health: MONTGOMERY, Ala. — At the Bibb Correctional Facility in Alabama, the old prison chapel has been turned…

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California sent jobless aid to Scott Peterson, other killers

Fitness & Health: Prosecutors say California’s system for paying unemployment benefits is so dysfunctional that the state approved more than…

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We won’t go: California inmates refuse move to safer cells

Fitness & Health: More than 200 California inmates at the highest risk from coronavirus won’t move to safer cells, confounding…

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