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German Minister of Health Jens Spahn (R) and Lothar Wieler, President of Robert Koch Institute, attend the weekly press conference on the Coronavirus pandemic situation in Germany. Kay Nietfeld/dpa

German health officials on Friday urged residents to avoid all non-essential contact as the fourth wave of the coronavirus hit the country with full force and parliament passed a new package of public health measures. "This is a national emergency," Lothar Wieler, the head of the German disease control body, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), said in Berlin. He called for people to stay at home to the extent possible and for poorly ventilated cafes to close. Hospitals were full in many regions and increasing vaccination rates were insufficient to contain the pandemic, Wieler said, as a campaign ...

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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Kathy Barnette, a Trumpist conspiracy-peddling Republican candidate in the Pennsylvania Senate race who has been rising through the ranks, speeding even past big-spending rivals, is facing waves of criticism and public backlash for her past anti-Muslim tweets.

On Sunday, in an interview with Fox News Sunday host Shannon Bream, after bobbing and weaving on questions probing her military service, Barnette tried to downplay the gravity of Islamophobic tweets that she had penned.

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