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President Biden Announces New COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

President Joe Biden

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new mandates to compel public and private employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, affecting as many as 100 million Americans. Biden made his message clear from the White House: The minority of Americans who won’t get the shot is keeping the country from …

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DOJ Sues Texas Over Controversial Six-Week Abortion Ban

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Thursday that it is pursuing a lawsuit against Texas over its newly implemented six-week abortion ban. The agency says that the law is unconstitutional. “It is settled constitutional law that ‘a State may not prohibit any woman from making the ultimate decision to …

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Democratic Lawmakers Move To Lower Medicare Eligibility Age To 60

Democratic lawmakers are pushing to pass legislation to lower the Medicare eligibility age to sixty. The current eligibility age is sixty-five. The Improving Medicare Coverage Act — led by Reps. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash.; Conor Lamb, D-Pa.; Joe Neguse, D-Colo.; and Susan Wild, D-Pa.; Haley Stevens, D-Mich.; and Debbie Dingell, D-Mich. — would …

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7.5 Million Jobless Americans Now Without Unemployment Benefits

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Over the weekend, enhanced unemployment benefits expired – including $300 weekly bonus checks – as well as coverage for freelancers and the long-term employed, affecting more than 11 million people, with roughly 7.5 million who’ve lost their benefits entirely. According to estimates by The Century Foundation, 7.5 million people are no …

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States Besides Texas With Restrictive Abortion Laws

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Abortion is legal in the U.S. thanks to Roe v. Wade–but abortion laws and restrictions vary by state. There has been a record number of measures restricting access already passed this year, reproductive health research organization the Guttmacher Institute has said. A total of 19 states have enacted 97 restrictions …

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Biden Declares Disaster State In New York, Orders Federal Aid

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President Joe Biden has ordered federal aid to New York after declaring a major disaster in the state. The aid will supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Ida, including the counties of Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond and Westchester, the White House said Monday. Assistance …

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