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Exclusive: HHS partners with U.S. men’s soccer team to promote updated COVID vaccines

The Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with the U.S. national men’s soccer team to promote vaccinations with the updated COVID-19 shot, which…

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Fed chair Jay Powell explains America’s worker shortage

America’s worker shortage has puzzled employers, consumers and economists since the pandemic began to ease. When Axios asked U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh last fall,…

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The Republicanization of Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s public musings over the last six months have cemented an unmistakable new reality: The world’s richest man and owner of the de facto…

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Elon Musk showcases Sake the monkey “telepathic typing” with brain chip at Neuralink event

Elon Musk showcased his company Neuralink’s progress on brain-implant technology during an event livestreamed from the firm’s headquarters in Fremont, California, on Wednesday night. Driving…

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Protests raise questions about why China is still relying on COVID restrictions

Protests in China have cast a spotlight on the country’s “zero COVID” policy. But why is China still relying on restrictions when the rest of…

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Pruitt-Igoe: A Black community under the “atomic cloud”

This story originally appeared in Protean on Nov. 28, 2022. It is shared here with permission. The true story of the Pruitt-Igoe Housing Complex may…

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Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin dies at 96

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, who rose to power after the Tiananmen Square protests and presided over years of explosive growth, died on Wednesday. He…

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Biden administration eyes border overhaul as Title 42 pandemic policy ends

Top U.S. officials are considering drastic measures — including barring some asylum seekers and surging prosecutions of illegal border crossings — in preparation for an end to…

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Protesters explain why they demonstrated in China

Protestors explain why they came out and demonstrated in China. Some say they did it to protest against COVID controls, others for more abstract political…

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Safety concerns hang over new Alzheimer’s treatment

Within hours, the world will have a better idea about prospects a new Alzheimer’s treatment when Japanese drugmaker Eisai releases late-stage clinical trial results. The…

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China should end its anti-COVID lockdowns, the head of the IMF says

The change could calm widespread protests, and would ease the impact to a world economy already struggling with high inflation, an energy crisis and disrupted…

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China’s lockdown protests and rising COVID leave Xi Jinping with ‘2 bad options’

Extraordinary street protests in some Chinese cities and campuses over the weekend put Xi Jinping’s controversial approach to the pandemic under the spotlight. (Image credit:…

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The 48,000-worker strike at the University of California is still going

This story originally appeared in Jacobin Magazine on Nov. 25, 2022. It is shared here with permission. A strike involving 48,000 graduate student workers, postdocs,…

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Qatar says 400-500 migrant workers died due to World Cup

Between 400 and 500 migrant workers died as a result of their work for this year’s World Cup, a Qatari official involved in the organization…

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Oil prices touch pre-Ukraine war lows

U.S. oil prices briefly fell to their lowest level since 2021 on Monday, as investors braced for a further slowdown in China’s economy. Why it…

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The fight against China’s COVID-era censorship

Amid an unprecedented swell of public anger against the Chinese government, internet users in China are racing to screenshot and repost content related to the…

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Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin dies at 61

Rep. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) died Monday from complications due to colorectal cancer, his office said. He was 61. Driving the news: McEachin’s chief of staff…

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Cyber Monday 2022 deals roll out at Target, Walmart, Amazon, Kohl’s, more stores

Cyber Monday — expected to be the biggest online shopping day of the year — got off to an early start after Black Friday sales…

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Protesters in China call for the end of the ‘zero COVID’ policy

Protesters in China have been calling for the end of the country’s “zero COVID” policy and political reform. Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/11/28/1139539763/protesters-in-china-call-for-the-end-of-the-zero-covid-policy Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this…

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10 years later, the Fight for $15 and a Union continues

On Nov. 29, 2012, over 100 fast food workers in New York City walked off the job to demand that their wages be increased to…

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How a blank piece of paper became the symbol of China’s protests

Young people protesting harsh COVID-19 restrictions in China have held aloft the most innocuous of objects: a blank sheet of paper. The big picture: Blank…

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WHO renames monkeypox as mpox over stigmatization and racism concerns

The World Health Organization announced on Monday that it is renaming monkeypox as mpox due to concerns that the original name could be perceived as…

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