U.S., Allies Step Up Pressure on Iran to Return to Nuke Talks Hamodia

The United States and its closest partners are stepping up pressure on Iran to return to stalled nuclear negotiations, warning that it will face greater international isolation, new economic penalties…

National

Second J&J COVID-19 Shot Gets Expert BackingHamodia

Outside advisers to the Food and Drug Administration on Friday unanimously recommended the agency authorize a second shot of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for all recipients of the one-dose…

U.S. Will Accept Mixed Doses of Vaccines From International TravelersHamodia

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said late on Friday that it will accept mixed-dose coronavirus vaccines from international travelers, a boost to travelers from Canada and other…

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World

Suspect Named, Terrorism Probed in British Lawmaker’s KillingHamodia

The man arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing a long-serving British lawmaker has been identified as Ali Harbi Ali, according to several British media outlets. David Amess, 69, who represented…

Australia to Welcome Overseas Arrivals Without QuarantineHamodia

The Australian city of Sydney will allow the entry of fully vaccinated travelers from overseas from Nov. 1 without the need for quarantine, authorities said on Friday, although the easing…

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Regional

Nearly Two-Thirds of New Yorkers are Fully VaccinatedHamodia

Nearly two-thirds of New York residents are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to the latest federal statistics. About 12.7 million of New York’s 20 million residents are fully vaccinated,…

Jefferson Statue Faces Ouster From New York’s City HallHamodia

An 1833 statue of Thomas Jefferson will be taken out of New York’s City Hall in the coming days and sent to a museum, capping longstanding efforts to remove the…

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Politics

Schumer Pushes Scaled-Back Voting Rights Measure Despite Republican Filibuster ThreatHamodia

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., moved to push a compromise voting rights and elections bill Thursday even though Republicans have vowed to block it. Schumer will start the clock…

Senator Sinema Rejects Vote on Biden Package Before InfrastructureHamodia

Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a key moderate, told fellow Democrats in the House of Representatives this week that she will not vote for a multitrillion-dollar package that is a top priority…

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Business

Resilient Shoppers Push Retail Sales Up 0.7% in SeptemberHamodia

Americans continued to spend at a solid clip in September even while facing sticker shock in grocery aisles, car lots and restaurants as snarled global supply chains slow the flow…

Deere & Co. Workers on Strike After Rejecting ContractHamodia

More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday, the first major walkout at the agricultural machinery giant in more than three decades. The union had said its…

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Health, Science & Technology

FDA Panel Endorses Lower-Dose Moderna COVID Shot for BoosterHamodia

U.S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago should get a half-dose booster to rev up protection against the coronavirus.…

Microsoft Shutting Down LinkedIn App in China Amid ScrutinyHamodia

Microsoft is shutting down its main LinkedIn service in China later this year after internet rules were tightened by Beijing, the latest American tech giant to lessen its ties to…

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