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Harry Reid, former Senate majority leader, dies at 82

Senator Harry Reid

Harry Reid, the former long-serving Democratic senator from Nevada, died Tuesday at 82. “I am heartbroken to announce the passing of my husband, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He died peacefully this afternoon, surrounded by our family, following a courageous, four-year battle with pancreatic cancer,” his wife of 62 …

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Daily COVID cases in U.S. hit all-time high

COVID cases

The United States recorded a new record high Tuesday, with more than 500,000 new COVID-19 cases reported, according to Johns Hopkins University. According to the database, the U.S. recorded 512,553 positive COVID-19 cases, breaking the all-time record of 294,015 that was set on Jan. 8. CNN and The Washington Post reported that the …

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First Injectable HIV Prevention Drug Approved by FDA

FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that the first injectable long-acting drug to prevent HIV pre-exposure had been approved. As an alternative to HIV prevention pills like Truvada and Descovy, which are shown to reduce the risk of HIV by 99 percent but require adherence to daily doses, …

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President Biden signs 2022 defense policy bill into law

President Biden

President Joe Biden signed into law Monday the $768 billion defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for troops, reforms of the military justice system and billions to spend on research and development deemed critical for the U.S. military to remain competitive with Russia and China. The 2022 National …

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President Biden Finalizes Pay Raise For Federal Employees

President Biden

President Joe Biden last week issued an executive order implementing his plan to provide federal civilian employees with an average 2.7% pay raise next year. As originally proposed in his fiscal 2022 budget plan, the raise provides federal workers with a 2.2% across-the-board raise, as well as an average 0.5% increase …

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South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at 90

Desmond Tutu

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu, 90, has died in Cape Town, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in a statement on Sunday. Alongside late Nelson Mandela, Tutu was one of the most important voices against the old system of white minority rule known as apartheid. The Anglican cleric also …

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