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J. Williams

CDC, FDA Lift Pause On Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration have lifted a 10-day pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. “Above all else, health and safety are at the forefront of our decisions,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a press release. “Our vaccine safety systems …

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Republicans Unveil $568 Billion Infrastructure Package

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Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a $568 billion infrastructure package that, at about a quarter of the price of President Joe Biden‘s proposal, seeks to narrow what is defined as infrastructure. The proposal focuses on roads and bridges, public transportation, railways, drinking water, wastewater, safety, waterways, airports, water storage, and …

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USDA Extends Free Meals Through Next School Year

The US Department of Agriculture has announced that it is extending Universal Free Lunch through the 2021-2022 school year. “This is an effort to help more than 12 million school students who are going through food insecurity. States and districts wanted waivers extended to plan for safe reopening in the fall. …

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Colorado Judge To Resign After Admitting To Use Of Racial Slur

A judge in Colorado’s largest judicial district will resign after using a racial slur, employing derogatory language to speak about another judge, espousing opinions about racial justice from the bench and directing court employees to work on her personal business. The Colorado Supreme Court on Friday censured 18th Judicial District …

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs ‘Anti-Riot’ Bill Into Law

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed an “anti-riot” bill into law, increasing penalties for people who participate in unruly protests. The measure, which goes into effect immediately, increases the charge for protesters who destroy historical structures such as flags and memorials, raises the charge for battery on a police …

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Global Death Toll From COVID-19 Passes 3 Million

Just a little over a year after the coronavirus was first identified, the world has recorded more than 3 million deaths Saturday from the disease. More than 140 million people around the world have contracted COVID-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The United States has the most COVID-19 …

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Hundreds Of Companies Unite Against Restrictive Voter Laws

Hundreds of companies and CEOs have added their signatures to a letter published opposing “any discriminatory legislation or measures that restrict or prevent any eligible voter from having an equal and fair opportunity to cast a ballot.” The statement, published in a two-page ad in The New York Times and Washington …

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