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WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - Some 200 Afghans were set to begin new lives in the United States on Friday as an airlift got under way for translators and others who risk Taliban retaliation because they worked for the United States during its 20-year war in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said.
Public Health|Posted byNBC News
Michael T. LuongoCovid vaccine mandate for federal employees and office workers is what the doctor ordered
I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw that governments and major workplaces like Google and Facebook had started to mandate Covid-19 vaccinations. President Joe Biden announced Thursday that all federal workers will be required to get them or face regular testing, following in the footsteps of employee mandates imposed by New York City, where I live, and California. Both were coronavirus epicenters in which tens of thousands were killed. Among them was my uncle, who shared my name and died of the virus in January, mere days before he qualified for a lifesaving vaccine as a senior.
San Diego, CA|Posted byABC News
The Navy has filed charges against a sailor in connection with the fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego last July.
Congress & Courts|Posted byABC News
President Joe Biden is calling on Congress to extend the federal moratorium protecting renters in the United States from eviction, set to expire in just two days.
Public Safety|Posted byReuters
HONG KONG, July 30 (Reuters) - The first person convicted under Hong Kong's national security law was sentenced to nine years for terrorist activities and inciting secession, judges said on Friday, in a watershed ruling with long-term implications for the city's judicial landscape. Former waiter Tong Ying-kit, 24, was accused...
Simone Biles said she was still suffering with "the twisties” on Friday and "literally can not tell up from down," raising serious doubts about whether she will be able compete in her individual events at the Tokyo Olympics. Biles pulled out of the team all-around final Tuesday after struggling on...
Congress & Courts|Posted byCNN
(CNN) — Carl Levin, a former US senator from Michigan who advanced Democratic priorities throughout his 36-year tenure in Congress, has died, the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School said late Thursday in a statement. "Whether he was chairing a hearing on critical national security issues or working...
(CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance on Tuesday that recommended a return to indoor masking, even for vaccinated people, in parts of the country with high and substantial coronavirus spread. The agency also urged that schools require masks for all students, teachers and visitors.
Scarlett Johansson sued the Walt Disney Co. on Thursday, claiming the entertainment giant deprived her of untold "Black Widow" box office profits by offering the Marvel blockbuster on its streaming service. Johansson said a significant part of her compensation is based on box office receipts, and she claimed that Disney...
Alaska State|Posted byThe Associated Press
PERRYVILLE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake which struck just off Alaska’s southern coast caused prolonged shaking and prompted tsunami warnings that sent people scrambling for shelters. Residents reported only minor damage, but officials said that could change after sunrise and people get a better look. The National Tsunami Warning...