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Ob-gyn associations recommend all pregnant people get vaccinated against Covid-19
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Ob-gyn associations recommend all pregnant people get vaccinated against Covid-19

Two leading organizations that represent obstetricians and gynecologists recommended Friday that anyone who is pregnant should be vaccinated against Covid-19. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) said their recommendation is based on evidence from thousands of people who were pregnant that the vaccines are safe to…MORE

Here’s why you’re waiting months for that couch you ordered

Here’s why you’re waiting months for that couch you ordered

Get ready to wait months, maybe even into 2022, for that new sofa to arrive at your doorstep. Delays on furniture deliveries have already been frustrating during the pandemic, and they’re about to get much worse. The newest problem for furniture sellers is the increase in spread of Covid-19 and subsequent factory closures in a…MORE

St. Louis County public health official says he was called racial slurs after council meeting on mask mandate

St. Louis County public health official says he was called racial slurs after council meeting on mask mandate

Faisal Khan, acting director of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health, said he faced “racist, xenophobic, and threatening behavior” after a County Council meeting on the mask mandate on Tuesday. Khan sent a letter to County Council Chairwoman Rita Days detailing the harassment he says he encountered after addressing the council. He had…MORE

Fact-checking RNC false tweet about Surgeon General’s masks comments

Fact-checking RNC false tweet about Surgeon General’s masks comments

The recent change of mask guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created some confusion and also ample opportunity for political attacks against President Joe Biden’s administration, some of which rely on misinterpretations from partisan sources. Late Thursday evening for example, one of the Republican National Committee’s Twitter accounts made a…MORE

Biden’s Justice Department says IRS ‘must’ hand over Trump tax returns to Congress
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Biden’s Justice Department says IRS ‘must’ hand over Trump tax returns to Congress

The Justice Department told the Treasury Department that it “must” turn over former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee, which first requested them more than two years ago. The direction came in an opinion released Friday by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, which provides legal advice to…MORE

Audit push by Pennsylvania GOP lawmaker hits roadblock as counties decline to hand over election materials
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Audit push by Pennsylvania GOP lawmaker hits roadblock as counties decline to hand over election materials

A Pennsylvania Republican’s effort to launch a ballot audit of the 2020 results in the Keystone State has hit a roadblock after three counties declined to hand over their election materials and voting machines. Earlier this month, Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano asked Philadelphia County, Tioga County and York County to voluntarily turn over materials…MORE

Senate votes to move ahead on trillion-dollar bipartisan infrastructure deal
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Senate votes to move ahead on trillion-dollar bipartisan infrastructure deal

The Senate took the next step on Friday to bring up a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal that will fulfill key priorities in President Joe Biden’s agenda. Senators voted 66-28 on a motion to proceed, a vote that will open up the legislative package to potential changes through the amendment process. It remains to be…MORE

CDC shares ‘pivotal discovery’ on Covid-19 breakthrough infections that led to new mask guidance
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CDC shares ‘pivotal discovery’ on Covid-19 breakthrough infections that led to new mask guidance

A new study shows the Delta Covid-19 variant produced similar amounts of virus in vaccinated and unvaccinated people if they get infected — illustrating a key motivation behind the federal guidance that now recommends most fully vaccinated Americans wear masks indoors. Experts say that vaccination makes it less likely that you’ll catch Covid-19 in the…MORE

Biden says Western wildfires demand ‘urgent action’ in meeting with governors
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Biden says Western wildfires demand ‘urgent action’ in meeting with governors

President Joe Biden said Friday the wildfires intensifying in the West demand “urgent action” as he met with seven governors to discuss how states are responding to the wildfires and how the federal government can best assist. “We can’t ignore how the overlapping and intertwined factors — extreme heat, prolonged drought and supercharged wildfire conditions…MORE

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