May 21, 2021

New research released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reinforces an old message: COVID-19 spreads less in schools where teachers and staff wear masks. Yet the study arrives as states and school districts across the country have begun scaling back or simply dropping their masking requirements for staff and students alike. With

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May 21, 2021

Inside Biden’s ‘quiet,’ ‘relentless’ diplomatic scramble on Gaza Ceasefire WASHINGTON — As the first rocket fire was exchanged between Israel and Hamas, President Joe Biden settled on a strategy. And as he had throughout the 2020 campaign, Biden adhered to it despite mounting criticism from Republicans and even his own Democratic Party. His approach was stylistically muted and substantively

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May 20, 2021

Here we go again… Body-cam video shows Louisiana troopers stunned, hit and dragged Ronald Greene, a Black man, before his death Body-camera footage now published by the Associated Press — withheld for two years by authorities — captures Greene wailing and saying, “I’m sorry!” as Louisiana state troopers violently arrest him, deploying what the AP identifies as

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May 14, 2021

CDC says people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can shed masks in most indoor settings The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can forgo their masks and social distancing in many indoor situations.  “Today, CDC is updating our guidance for fully vaccinated people,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Thursday

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May 13, 2021

Americans who are fully vaccinated can go without masks or physical distancing in most cases, even when they are indoors or in large groups, federal officials said Thursday, paving the way for a full reopening of society. The change represents a huge shift symbolically and practically for pandemic-weary Americans, millions of whom have lived with

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April 23, 2021

U.S. health regulators on Friday lifted a recommended pause on the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine, giving state and local officials backing to distribute the doses, which are seen as critical in getting lifesaving shots to hard-to-reach communities. The announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug

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January 5, 2021

Arizona has become the state with the highest rate of new COVID-19 infections, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracker reported Monday. The CDC’s U.S. map indicated Monday evening that the Copper State had surpassed neighboring California as well as other hot spots in South Carolina and Tennessee to surge into the lead with

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