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Magdalena Andersson after being elected chair of the Social Democratic Party in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Nov. 4. Photo: Bjorn Larsson Rosvall/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images

Magdalena Andersson, who was last week appointed to serve as Sweden's first female prime minister but resigned hours later, was again elected Monday to lead the Nordic nation.

The big picture: The Social Democratic Party leader is set to lead a one-party government until a September 2022 election after lawmakers elected her to the role in a close parliamentary vote, per AFP. She resigned last week after the Green Party withdrew its support from the two-party coalition government.

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If Sen. Joe Manchin bolts the Democratic Party, he'd be more likely to switch to independent — and caucus with the Democrats — than become a Republican, people close to him tell Axios.

Driving the news: Manchin’s surprise body blow to President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda set off new speculation across the Democratic Party — including inside the White House — that he may leave the party next year.

Starbucks drops worker vaccine mandate after SCOTUS ruling

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Starbucks announced in a memo to employees Tuesday that it has dropped plans to implement a vaccine mandate for all U.S. workers, AP reported on Wednesday.

Why it matters: The company's decision comes in response to the Supreme Court's ruling last week to block the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine-or-test requirement for large employers.

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Omicron hits American hospitals disproportionately hard

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America is seeing more COVID hospitalizations than other wealthy countries during the Omicron surge, according to Our World in Data.

Why it matters: Vaccines keep the vast majority of COVID cases out of the hospital, but vaccination rates are also lower in the U.S. than these other countries.