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Senate GOP pushes DOJ to roll back Trump oversight rule

Senate Republicans want the Justice Department to roll back Trump-era restrictions on congressional oversight criticized at the time as an attempt to insulate the Trump…

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New evidence in botched police killing reveals just how brutal small town cops can be

This week on PAR, we continue our ongoing investigation into the problem of rural overpolicing and provide a critical update on the killing of Tyler…

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Sudden doubts about Biden’s competence drive double-digit approval drops in swing House seats

Sudden doubts about President Biden’s competence — on Afghanistan, immigration and COVID — are driving double-digit drops in his approval in private polling in swing…

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How COVID slowed 5G

Two years into the 5G era, expensive new cellular networks have blanketed much of the country, but they have yet to change our lives. Between…

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Generic drug companies want to help make the COVID-19 vaccines

Generic drug companies have asked Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson to license their COVID-19 vaccine technology to help increase global production, but so far…

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A Car Falls in Brooklyn: How the NYPD is dumping cars in Flatbush and fueling sanitation woes

Once again, the NYPD 67th Precinct in Flatbush had parked a car on the sidewalk. Again, neighborhood residents sprang into action, coordinating dialing 311 to…

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CDC panel recommends Pfizer boosters for high-risk individuals, people 65 and up

A key panel at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday recommended the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus booster shots for people 65 years old and…

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Twin wildfires threaten more giant sequoias as air quality alerts issued in Central California

Two wildfires were threatening California’s sequoia trees overnight — hours after authorities issued fresh evacuation orders and warnings, along with air quality alerts. The big…

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White House moves against “super-pollutant” in climate fight

The EPA is finalizing rules today that cut powerful greenhouse gases used in air conditioning and refrigeration, part of a wider new White House strategy…

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Rising rates of violent crime anticipated in annual FBI report set for release

If the FBI data released next week shows what’s expected — that 2020 saw the highest single-year spike in U.S. murders in at least six…

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Some experts see signs of hope as COVID cases fall

Data: N.Y. Times; Chart: Kavya Beheraj/Axios New coronavirus cases are continuing to decline, and some experts are cautiously optimistic that the virus will continue to wane…

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U.S. Businesses In China Confident Despite Pandemic And Stagnant Bilateral Relations

U.S. firms are confident about prospects in China despite a global coronavirus pandemic and stagnant bilateral relations, according to a new survey by the American…

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Twin wildfires threaten more giant sequoias as air quality alerts issued in Central California

Two wildfires were threatening California’s sequoia trees over overnight, hours after authorities issued fresh evacuation orders and warnings, along with air quality alerts on Wednesday….

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Florida students exposed to COVID no longer have to quarantine if asymptomatic

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced Wednesday an emergency order allowing parents to decide whether their children should quarantine or stay in school if they’re…

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Democrats seek green reconciliation solution

House Democrats discussed with President Biden on Wednesday a plan to exempt billions of dollars of new climate spending from his requirement that his $3.5…

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FDA approves Pfizer boosters for high-risk individuals and people 65 and older

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus booster shots for people at high risk of severe COVID-19 and people 65 years and…

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Federal Reserve scales back expectations for economic recovery

The Fed downgraded near-term expectations for the economy and the labor market, alongside hotter-than-expected inflation, in new estimates out on Wednesday. Why it matters: It’s…

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Biden calls for wealthy countries to ‘step up’ in global vaccination effort

President Biden on Wednesday called on other high-income countries to “step up” in their efforts to vaccinate the world against the coronavirus, as he pointed…

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WHO revises air quality guidelines to reduce deaths from pollution

The World Health Organization on Wednesday updated air quality guidelines it set roughly 15 years ago, saying that negative health effects from air pollutants can…

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U.S. to buy 500 million more Pfizer doses to share with the world

The Biden administration is planning to purchase 500 million more Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine doses to donate to the world, officials said in an op-ed Wednesday….

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Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro Remains Defiant On COVID-19 And The Environment At The UN

So far Bolsonaro’s trip to New York City for the United Nations General Assembly appears to be anything but a success for Brazil or the…

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How green is your food? Eco-labels can change the way we eat, study shows

While food labels are nothing new, a different type that calculates the environmental cost has had a surprising effect on consumers It’s lunchtime at a…

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