Senate Democrats press for info on nursing home boosters

Senate Democrats press for info on nursing home boosters

This post was originally published on this siteA group of Senate Democrats is pressing the Biden administration for information about how health officials are prioritizing giving booster shots to nursing home residents and staff.In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier…

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FDA authorizes a second antiviral to treat COVID-19, a Merck pill that can be taken at home: Updates

FDA authorizes a second antiviral to treat COVID-19, a Merck pill that can be taken at home: Updates

This post was originally published on this siteA day after authorizing the first antiviral pill to treat COVID-19, the FDA on Thursday authorized a second: Merck’s molnupiravir. Latest news.     

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More than 800 religious leaders pressure Biden to pass voting rights legislation

More than 800 religious leaders pressure Biden to pass voting rights legislation

This post was originally published on this site Over 800 religious leaders are calling on the Biden administration and Senate Democrats to pass voting rights legislation next year, CNN reports. “We cannot be clearer: you must act now to protect every American’s freedom to vote without interference and with confidence...

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Ohio GOP governor signs abortion bill into law

Ohio GOP governor signs abortion bill into law

This post was originally published on this siteOhio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday signed a bill into law requiring doctors to try to preserve life in the rare case that a baby is born alive following an attempted abortion — or face criminal penalties.

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Last Afghan refugees leave temporary housing at Marine Corps Base Quantico

Last Afghan refugees leave temporary housing at Marine Corps Base Quantico

This post was originally published on this siteThe last Afghan refugees who were temporarily housed at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia have left, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Thursday. The base is the second of eight installations that were established to…

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Trump renews praise for Covid vaccines, ‘one of the greatest achievements of mankind’

Trump renews praise for Covid vaccines, ‘one of the greatest achievements of mankind’

This post was originally published on this siteTrump was booed by an audience in Dallas on Sunday after revealing he got his Covid booster shot.

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Consumer prices up 5.7 percent over past year, fastest in 39 years

Consumer prices up 5.7 percent over past year, fastest in 39 years

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose 5.7 percent over the past year, the fastest pace in 39 years, as a surge in inflation confronts Americans with the holiday shopping season under way.The November increase, reported Thursday by the…

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Initial jobless claims flat for the week

Initial jobless claims flat for the week

This post was originally published on this siteInitial unemployment claims were unchanged last week, amid questions about the omicron variant’s impact on the job market, the Department of Labor said Thursday.Seasonally adjusted initial claims for unemployment insurance were 205,000 for the week…

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Putin sees ‘positive’ US reaction to Russia’s security proposals over Ukraine

Putin sees ‘positive’ US reaction to Russia’s security proposals over Ukraine

This post was originally published on this site President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Washington’s willingness to discuss Russia’s security proposals aimed at curbing NATO’s eastward expansion was “positive”, as fears mount in the West over a major military escalation in Ukraine. The Kremlin has grown increasingly insistent that the...

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan entertaining GOP efforts to recruit him for 2022 Senate race

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan entertaining GOP efforts to recruit him for 2022 Senate race

This post was originally published on this siteMaryland Gov. Larry Hogan is engaging with stepped-up Republican efforts to recruit him into next year’s Senate race, CNN has learned.

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