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Public Health|Posted byABC News
New evidence showing the delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox has prompted U.S. health officials to consider changing advice on how the nation fights the coronavirus
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.
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.
Presidential Election|Posted byThe Hill
House Democratic leaders are scrambling to tee up a Friday vote on a bill that would extend a federal eviction ban through the end of the year with just two days before it expires. The House Rules Committee on Friday morning debated a bill from Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) to...
Congress & Courts|Posted byThe Hill
Former Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), a 36-year veteran of the Senate and a key voice on military issues, has died at the age of 87. The Levin Center at Wayne State University in Detroit announced the late senator’s death Thursday evening, calling him "a dearly beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, and life-long public servant.”
Biden says federal workers must be vaccinated or undergo regular testing, masks and social distancing
President Biden announced Thursday that he will require all federal workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to frequent testing. Biden laid out a plan incentivizing Americans to take the vaccine, including paid time off to get vaccinated and $100 payments to Americans who get vaccinated, paid for by government. The president also said that federal workers will be forced to take the vaccine or be required to be tested regularly.
(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.
Israel on Friday began providing coronavirus booster shots to people over 60 who have already received two doses of a vaccine, according to the Associated Press. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced the news Thursday, making Israel the first country to offer a third dose of a Western vaccine to citizens on a large scale, the AP noted.
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...
A Hong Kong protester was sentenced to nine years in prison on Friday just days after a court convicted him in the city’s first trial under a new national security law that the Chinese government has used to curb dissent and opposition voices within the territory. Tong Ying-kit, 24, was...