D.C. Man Helps Create Website to Encourage More People to Get Vaccinated

washingtoninformer.com | 07-02
D.C. Man Helps Create Website to Encourage More People to Get Vaccinated

Amid an uptick in the number of people receiving coronavirus vaccinations, a new website that has amassed more than $168 million in nationwide funding has been launched to help keep up the momentum. The nonprofit Bright Mind Enrichment initiative, which encourages more people to get vaccinated, comes under the local...



Lindsey Graham tests positive for Covid-19 and has had ‘flu-like symptoms’ despite being vaccinated

CNN — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina announced Monday that he has tested positive for Covid-19 despite being vaccinated and has experienced “flu-like symptoms,” but said that he now has only “mild symptoms” and is very glad he had been vaccinated because “without vaccination I am certain I would not feel as well as I do now.”


CDC rebuffs Biden bid to reinstate COVID-19 eviction moratorium

WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has turned down President Joe Biden's request for a new scaled-down pandemic-related moratorium on residential evictions, citing a lack of legal authority to take the action, the White House said on Monday. The previous moratorium, which...

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It’s in and it’s big: Senate unveils $1T infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden’s big priority. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act clocked in at...

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US to offer refugee status to Afghans at risk because of US ties amid Taliban threat

The U.S. on Monday announced it would offer refugee status to Afghans at risk because of American ties amid the growing Taliban threat.

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Democrats press McCarthy to resign after comment 'hard not to hit' Pelosi with gavel

Some Democrats are calling on House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy to resign after he said it would be "hard not to hit" Speaker Nancy Pelosi with a the speaker's gavel.

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Team USA gymnast Jade Carey wins Olympic gold in floor exercise final

Jade Carey took home her first Olympic medal after capturing gold in the women's individual floor exercise final Monday at the Tokyo Olympics. Carey, 21, was the second to compete on the floor, twisting, tumbling and flipping her way onto the top spot on the podium. Carey, who failed to win a medal in the individual all-around and the vault finals, placed first with a score of 14.366, ahead of Vanessa Ferrari, of Italy, who won silver with a score of 14.200. Mai Murakami, of Japan, and Angelina Melnikova, of Russia, tied for bronze with a score of 14.1665.


Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard becomes first ​out transgender woman to compete at the Olympics, fails to register a lift

(CNN) — New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard became the first ​out transgender woman to compete in the 125-year history of the Olympics on Monday as she failed to register a lift in the women's super-heavyweight +87kg category. Hubbard's three failed attempts in the snatch -- one at 120kg and two...

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Comedian Kathy Griffin has surgery for lung cancer, but says she has never smoked

Comedian Kathy Griffin had surgery for lung cancer on Monday, but said prior to the procedure that doctors "are very optimistic" she can make a full recovery and even avoid chemotherapy. The "My Life on the D-List" funny woman said on Morning that half of her left lung would be...

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DaBaby offers 2nd apology after recent homophobic comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper DaBaby offered another apology Monday while facing heavy backlash after he made crude and homophobic remarks at a recent Miami-area music festival. The Grammy-nominated performer said he was misinformed for his comments about HIV/AIDS in the post, which came a day after the rapper was cut from Lollapalooza’s lineup in Chicago.

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American star Simone Biles to return for balance beam finals

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles is back. The 2016 Olympic gymnastics champion will return to competition in the balance beam final on Tuesday, a little over a week after stepping away from the meet to focus on her mental health. “We are so excited to confirm that you will see...