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Fully Vaccinated People Can Stop Wearing Masks Indoors And Outdoors, CDC Says
The loosened guidance should make it easier to reopen schools and workplaces. Mask requirements are still in place for public transport and health care settings.
Derek Chauvin Found Guilty Of George Floyd’s Murder
George Floyd’s death sparked sustained protests in Minneapolis, across the United States and around the world. It also set off a national reckoning on police violence and systemic racism.
American Life Expectancy Dropped By A Full Year In The First Half Of 2020
The group that suffered the largest drop in life expectancy was Black males — a decline of 3 years. Hispanic males also saw a large decrease, with a decline of 2.4 years.
At Biden Administration’s 1st COVID-19 Briefing, A Pledge To Let Scientists Lead
“This is a national emergency. Four hundred thousand people have died. Everything is on the table across the whole supply chain,” said Jeffrey Zients, the White House COVID-19 response coordinator.
In New Zealand, Life Is Ordinary Again After 101 Days With No Community Spread
The head of the World Health Organization has called the island nation “a global exemplar” for its success in controlling the virus.
From Camping To Dining Out: Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities
The weather’s warming up and public spaces are starting to reopen. How do you decide what’s safe to do? We have guidance to help you compare and evaluate the risks.
Heisman Winner Spotlights Hunger In His Hometown, And Food Pantry Donations Pour In
When LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, he used his acceptance speech not only to thank his teammates, his family and his coach — but also… Read More
Wealthy Financier Jeffrey Epstein Charged With Sex Trafficking Of Minors
Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York announced two counts against Epstein. He is charged with one count of sex trafficking conspiracy and one count of sex trafficking.
H&R Block, TurboTax Accused Of Obstructing Access To Free Tax Filing
The IRS says it is reviewing concerns about its Free File program after ProPublica reporting found that tax-prep companies made it difficult to find the program.
Trump Administration Now Says Entire Affordable Care Act Should Be Repealed
A letter from the Department of Justice announced the shift, in support of a district court judge’s ruling that the law is unconstitutional. The case will likely end up in the Supreme Court.
Measles Is Spiking Around The Globe. How Worried Should We Be?
There are outbreaks in rich countries and poor countries, from the United States to Madagascar. And the World Health Organization says vaccine hesitancy is a top 10 threat to global health.
Sandusky, Ohio, Makes Election Day A Paid Holiday — By Swapping Out Columbus Day
Officials have been “thinking a lot about voter access and democracy,” says City Manager Eric Wobser, “and so we thought it was a really natural switch.”
Flights Delayed At LaGuardia, Other Airports As Workers Call In Sick Amid Shutdown
The FAA said it was mitigating staff shortages by rerouting traffic and adding workers. The White House said it was monitoring the delays, which also affected airports in Philadelphia and Newark, N.J.
Kentucky Supreme Court Strikes Down Pension Law That Sparked Teacher Protests
The decision is a major victory for state employees, as well as for state Attorney General Andy Beshear as he runs to unseat Gov. Matt Bevin, who championed the controversial law.
Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin As Drug Most Often Involved In Deadly Overdoses
When fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, infiltrated the drug supply in the U.S. it had an immediate, dramatic effect on the overdose rate.
8-Year-Old Girl Discovers Iron Age Sword In Swedish Lake
The sword is about 33 inches long and “exceptionally well-preserved.” The 1,500-year-old artifact even has a sheath made of wood and leather.
2017 Was One Of The Hottest Years On Record
Greenhouse gas concentrations reached a record high. Global sea level was the highest on record, too. NOAA’s State of the Climate report points to the urgency of addressing climate change.
World Cup 2018 Preview: What You Need To Know
The soccer tournament kicks off in Moscow on Thursday. From new stars to controversial stadiums, here’s our guide on what to follow.
Net Neutrality Has Been Rolled Back — But It’s Not Dead Yet
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai succeeded in repealing the 2015 rules for internet service providers. But some states have already acted to keep net neutrality alive on their turf.
Fatal Pedestrian Crashes Increasingly Involve SUVs, Study Finds
Pedestrian deaths have spiked in the U.S. since 2010. SUVs have surged in popularity, but their design can be especially deadly for those on foot.
As Facebook Shows Its Flaws, What Might A Better Social Network Look Like?
Facebook has become ubiquitous in the last 14 years, but it may not dominate forever. Some technologists are already designing the next social networks — and they look a lot different.
Why 300,000 Volkswagens Are Being Stored In These Massive Auto Boneyards
Dramatic photos show thousands of the cars awaiting their fate. Volkswagen says it has paid more than $7.4 billion to buy back diesel cars in the U.S.
Putin Says Russia Has New Nuclear Weapons That Can’t Be Intercepted
The weapons include cruise missiles, nuclear-powered underwater drones and a new hypersonic missile. Putin warned that any use of nuclear weapons against Russia or its allies would trigger a response.
‘Jeopardy!’ Contestants Fumble Entire Football Category, To Coach Trebek’s Dismay
After clearing the rest of the board, the last category was “Talkin’ Football.” It soon became evident why the contestants had avoided it.
Official Who Allowed Tree Cutting By NFL Owner Is Named National Parks Director
Interior Department Sec. Ryan Zinke announced the promotion of Paul Daniel Smith, who was reprimanded in 2006 for inappropriately using his position on behalf of Dan Snyder, who wanted a better view.