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Dr. Anthony Fauci explains what the U.S. pause on J&J’s Covid vaccine means

White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration’s recommended pause on the use of Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine will give U.S. health regulators the time they need to thoroughly investigate how six women developed a rare blood clotting disorder that left one dead. Fauci said officials […]

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Biden plans to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, missing May deadline, reports say

1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, watch as CH-47 Chinook helicopters circle above during a dust storm at Forward Operating Base Kushamond, Afghanistan, July 17, during preparation for an air assault mission. U.S. Army photo WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan by September, […]

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Progressive group targets FedEx, Nike in campaign calling for higher corporate taxes

A FedEx employee loads up deliveries in San Francisco. Getty Images A progressive group pushing Congress to raise the corporate tax rate is launching an ad campaign targeting FedEx and Nike, two large American companies with light federal tax bills. Tax March, which held dozens of demonstrations in 2017 calling on former President Donald Trump […]

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Fed Chair Powell says economy about to grow much quicker due to vaccinations and fiscal support

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on “The Quarterly CARES Act Report to Congress” on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 1, 2020. Susan Walsh | Pool | Reuters The U.S. economy is at a turning point thanks to government support and a speedy campaign to inoculate Americans against Covid-19, […]

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Biden declares South Korean battery maker deal a win for U.S. electric vehicle production

President Joe Biden during remarks on the American Jobs Plan in the South Court Auditorium at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 7, 2021. Demetrius Freeman | The Washington Post | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Sunday declared the settlement between two Korean battery makers a victory for U.S. efforts to build a strong […]

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WHO says more than 87% of the world’s Covid vaccine supply has gone to higher-income countries

Wealthy countries have received the vast majority of the world’s supply of Covid-19 vaccine doses, while poor countries have obtained less than 1%, the World Health Organization said at a press briefing Friday. Of the 700 million vaccine doses that have been distributed across the globe, “over 87% have gone to high-income or upper- and […]

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Trump officials bragged about pressuring CDC to alter Covid reports, emails reveal

Congressional investigators released emails and documents Friday that show Department of Health and Human Services appointees under former President Donald Trump regularly bragged about their efforts to alter staff scientists’ reports on the coronavirus. Officials tried to rewrite the weekly scientific reports so Trump could use the data to support his political positions on wearing […]

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Prince Philip, husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, dies at 99

LONDON — The House of Windsor has lost its patriarch. Prince Philip, the Greece-born royal who as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-serving consort to a British sovereign, died Friday. He was 99. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle,” the royal family announced. “Further announcements will be […]

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