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Flu virus
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Memorial Health's hospitals collectively have seen 104 patients hospitalized with influenza, compared to four at this time last year.
Jonathan chills on the lawn of Plantation House, the residence of the governor of St. Helena, in October 2017. The world's oldest tortoise is celebrating what is believed to be his 190th birthday this year.
Gianluigi Guercia
AFP via Getty Images
While Jonathan's exact birthday is unknown, it's estimated he was born in 1832 — before the first photograph of a person and the first postage stamp. He's getting lots of well-wishes on St. Helena.
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Illinois Symphony Orchestra
UIS professor Yona Stamatis interviewed Illinois Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Trevor Orthmann and Assistant Conductor Jacobsen Woollen about the Holiday Pops in the Heartland concert and the various holiday musical selections which will be featured. The concert takes place at the UIS Performing Arts Center on Dec. 16 and at the ISU Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 17.
A woman wearing a face mask and face shield get ready for her routine COVID-19 throat swab at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements.
Andy Wong
China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of its restrictive anti-COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting the scale of lockdown to individual apartment floors and buildings.
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Oleh Mahlay, the artistic director of the Bandurist Choir, conducts members of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America and Ukrainian Children's Choir at New York City's Carnegie Hall on Sunday.
Fadi Kheir
A Ukrainian chorus first performed Shchedryk in the U.S. in 1922. A century later, during another fight for freedom, Ukrainian singers performed the folk song at the site of its North American debut.
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