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COVID vaccine mandate for large employers set for January 4

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The Biden administration set a January 4 deadline on Thursday for employees at large companies to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or face weekly tests and mandatory mask-wearing on the job, a move that impacts 84 million private-sector workers. Seventeen million employees at health care facilities that receive federal funding …

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President Biden Unveils 10 New Judicial Nominees

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On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced 10 new judicial nominees, including 9 for the federal bench. This is President Biden’s ninth round of nominees for federal judicial positions, bringing the number of announced federal judicial nominees to 62. Biden has put forward more judicial candidates during his 287 days in …

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Senate Republicans Block John Lewis Voting Rights Bill

Senate Republicans have once again blocked Democrats’ attempt to pass significant voting rights legislation, this time failing to allow debate on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The bill failed, 50-49, marking the second time Republicans have filibustered voting rights legislation in the last two weeks, and the fourth …

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Democrats Announce Deal On Prescription Drug Pricing

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On Tuesday, Congressional Democrats announced they had agreed on a plan to overhaul prescription drug pricing in the country. “Fixing prescription drug prices consistently has been a top issue for Americans year after year,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said at a news conference. “We’ve heard this from people across …

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CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 Years

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On Tuesday, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that children 5 to 11 be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine.  The move clears the way for shots to be administered as soon as tomorrow, though it may be a few days before the vaccine is widely …

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Global COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 5 Million

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More than 5 million people worldwide have died after being infected with COVID, the latest tally by Johns Hopkins University showed on Monday. The grim milestone was reached as several countries attempt to curb the spread of the highly infectious delta variant. While it took just over a year for …

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