Biden taps Obama-era official to lead Fish and Wildlife Service

Biden taps Obama-era official to lead Fish and Wildlife Service

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden has nominated Martha Williams to lead the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) after she informally serving in the role since the start of the Biden administration.Williams was previously the director of the Montana Department of…

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Democrats press Biden admin to lift embassy ban on discussing gay marriage

Democrats press Biden admin to lift embassy ban on discussing gay marriage

This post was originally published on this siteMore than 60 House Democrats are calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to lift the State Department’s blanket ban on U.S. diplomats lobbying for gay

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FDA Review of Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine for Kids Expected

FDA Review of Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine for Kids Expected

This post was originally published on this siteU.S. health regulators are expected to weigh in soon on the evidence for giving the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to children 5 to 11 years old.

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Frustration with Biden among Black leaders rises

Frustration with Biden among Black leaders rises

This post was originally published on this siteBlack voters and activists are increasingly frustrated with Democrats and the Biden administration in the wake of the party’s latest failure to advance voting rights legislation.In his first days in office, President Biden signed a flurry of…

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Yellen sees stronger labor market after US shakes off ‘shock’ from delta

Yellen sees stronger labor market after US shakes off ‘shock’ from delta

This post was originally published on this siteTreasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a Wednesday interview that the U.S. economy is on still on track for a strong recovery from the “very unusual shock” of the pandemic despite labor shortages and high inflation.In an interview with MSNBC’s…

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Despite climate change promises, governments plan to ramp up fossil fuel production

Despite climate change promises, governments plan to ramp up fossil fuel production

This post was originally published on this site A new study by the United Nations shows that the world’s governments plan to carry on using coal, gas, and oil — despite promises made under the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming. (Image credit: Tony Gutierrez/AP)

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White House details plan to roll out Covid-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11

White House details plan to roll out Covid-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11

This post was originally published on this siteThe White House on Wednesday unveiled its plans to roll out Covid-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11, pending US Food and Drug Administration authorization.

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‘Big, big shifts’: How Biden’s civil rights pros have reoriented DOJ

‘Big, big shifts’: How Biden’s civil rights pros have reoriented DOJ

This post was originally published on this siteThe Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has launched several major investigations under President Joe Biden, an aggressive start after years of neglect during the Trump-era.

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‘Promises Made Just Have to Be Promises Kept’: Black Colleges Feel Stung by Democrats

‘Promises Made Just Have to Be Promises Kept’: Black Colleges Feel Stung by Democrats

This post was originally published on this siteA rift is forming over a plan to provide only $2 billion out of the $20 billion President Biden proposed to help level the playing field in his social spending package.

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