Delta variant poses new threat to the U.S.

MINOT, N.D. – At least 65% of adults in the U.S. have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the CDC. But now, a new variant of the virus is starting to make its way across the country. The CDC estimates that roughly 10% of U.S....
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MSU microbiologist gets $3.4M federal grant to study ‘bio-mining’ from fool’s gold

The U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday announced a $3.4 million grant aiding in a Montana State University microbiologist’s efforts to better understand how certain microbes can “bio-mine” economically significant materials from pyrite, more popularly known as “fool’s gold.” The grant is part of the DOE’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR, which […] The post MSU microbiologist gets $3.4M federal grant to study ‘bio-mining’ from fool’s gold appeared first on Daily Montanan.
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Brad Paisley Says Getting Vaccinated Is “Most Patriotic” Thing, Blames “Hollywood Elite” For Reluctance

Ol’ Brad Paisley is weighing in on the vaccine debate. Yesterday, Brad Paisley joined the First Lady Jill Biden at Ole Smoky Distillery in downtown Nashville for a quick concert and pop-up vaccine clinic. According to The Tennessean, only about 10 people showed up to receive vaccines and Jill was booed when mention of Tennessee being one of the lowest-vaccinated states in the country. “Well, you are booing yourselves.” Approximately 41% of Tennesseans have received at least one dose of a […] The post Brad Paisley Says Getting Vaccinated Is “Most Patriotic” Thing, Blames “Hollywood Elite” For Reluctance first appeared on Whiskey Riff.
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Supreme Court backs businesses challenging California labor law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with California agriculture businesses that objected to a state regulation giving unions access to farm property in order to organize workers. As a result of the ruling, the businesses' attorney said, California will have to modify or abandon the regulation put in...
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Joe Biden announces US ambassador to Ireland pick

Joe Biden has announced Claire Cronin as his nominee for the position of US ambassador to Ireland. Ms Cronin is a representative and majority leader in the state legislature of Massachusetts. She is also a lawyer, and campaigned for President Biden in the 2020 presidential election. Irish broadcaster RTÉ reported...
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Aiming to avoid a veto, Pa. Senate moves voter ID constitutional amendment

Republican lawmakers are moving forward with Plegislation that would require voters to show identification every time they go the polls. The state Senate on Wednesday voted 30-20 to approve a GOP-proposed amendment that seeks to enshrine that requirement in the state constitution. All 28 Republican senators supported the measure, as did Democratic Sen. Lisa Boscola of Lehigh County and independent Sen. John Yudichak of Luzerne County.
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Biden nominates Cindy McCain to U.N. post

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated Cindy McCain, widow of the late Republican Senator John McCain, to be U.S. representative to the United Nations agencies for food and agriculture, the White House said. Biden also nominated Jack Markell, the former Democratic governor of his home...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in Makes One Last Attempt to Heal His Homeland

Moon Jae-in can still hear the roar today. South Korea’s President had been seated next to Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang’s May Day Stadium on Sept. 19, 2018, for the close of the Mass Games when North Korea’s leader beckoned him up to the dais. Beneath a vast collage calling for Korea to “unite the strength of the entire people,” Moon urged the 150,000-strong crowd to “hasten a future of common prosperity and reunification,” while revelers brandished white flags with powder blue outlines of a unified Korean Peninsula. For Moon, it was a transformative experience. The North Koreans’ “eyes and attitudes” showed that they “strongly aspire for peace,” he tells TIME. “I could see for myself that North Korea has completely changed … and is doing everything possible to develop.”