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U.S. coronavirus death toll nears 400,000 as officials try to curtail new variants

Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold.As Americans observed a national holiday Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pleaded with federal authorities to curtail travel from countries where new variants are spreading.Referring to new versions detected in Britain, South Africa and Brazil, Cuomo said: “Stop those people from coming here….

Why are you allowing people to fly into this country and then it’s too late?”The U.S. government has already curbed travel from some of the places where the new variants are spreading — such as Britain and Brazil — and recently it announced that it would

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BOSTON – Julius Randle scored 20 points with 12 rebounds and RJ Barrett had 19 and 11 on Sunday to help the New York Knicks snap a five-game losing streak and beat the Boston Celtics 105-75.Jaylen Brown scored 25 for Boston, which had won five in a row but suffered its biggest blowout and lowest-scoring output of the season.All-Star point guard Kemba Walker made his season debut after missing the first 11 games with a left knee injury but left in the third quarter after hurting his ribs. Fellow Boston All-Star Jayson Tatum missed his second straight game with COVID-19.The Knicks led by as many as 11 in the first quarter and made it 15 in the second before scoring the first 10 points in the third quarter to open a 58-35 lead.
​An articulated MTA bus crashed just after 11 p.m. at the interchange between the Cross Bronx and Major Deegan expressways.

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