National

Merriam-Webster Chooses Vaccine as the 2021 Word of the YearHamodia

With an expanded definition to reflect the times, Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of the year: vaccine. “This was a word that was extremely high…

U.S. Screened 2.45M Passengers on Sunday, Highest Since Early 2020Hamodia

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened 2.45 million airline passengers on Sunday, the highest number of daily passengers since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency said Monday.…

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World

Menorah Lighting at 10 DowningHamodia Staff

Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Yair Lapid lit the second Chanukah candle at 10 Downing Street with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday night, in a ceremony also attended by…

Wary, Weary World Slams Doors Shut, Fearing Omicron VariantHamodia

Countries around the world slammed their doors shut again to try to keep the new omicron variant at bay Monday, even as more cases of the mutant coronavirus emerged and…

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Regional

NYC Health Commissioner Recommends Mask Wearing IndoorsHamodia

New York City’s health commissioner said Monday he is “strongly recommending” that everyone wear masks in indoor public settings as scientists work to learn more about the newly identified omicron…

New York City May be at Start of Winter Surge of COVID-19Hamodia

New York City may already be seeing signs of a winter spike in COVID-19 even though holiday travel, gatherings and colder weather are just getting started. The city’s positive test…

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Politics

Supporters Gear Up to Collect Signatures on Michigan Petition to Decide Presidency by Popular VoteHamodia

Two former political rivals are gearing up to begin collecting signatures for an initiative that could make their vision of deciding presidential elections by the popular vote rather than the…

Biden Pushes Shots, Not More Restrictions as Variant SpreadsHamodia

President Joe Biden will urge Americans to get vaccinated and receive a booster shot as he seeks to quell concerns Monday over the new COVID-19 variant omicron, but won’t immediately…

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Business

What’s Your Car Worth? Honda, Lexus Take Home JD Power Residual Value Award, AgainHamodia

Buy a new home and you can track its value on Zillow or Redfin. Buy a new car and JD Power is at your service tracking residual value. If you…

Ongoing Chip Shortage Shakes Up Car Buying With Fewer Choices, Higher Prices and Big Profits for Some DealersHamodia

The semiconductor shortage has disrupted the auto industry throughout 2021, halting production, reducing inventory and raising prices, a formula that has left some frustrated buyers searching for any tires to…

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Health, Science & Technology

Pifzer, Moderna, Preparing for Omicron StrainSara Marcus

The CEOs of Moderna and Pfizer, the two drugmakers behind the most widely-available coronavirus vaccines, both said that their respective companies were preparing to tackle the newly-emerging Omicron variant. Moderna…

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to Step DownHamodia

Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey will step down from his role and Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal will become his successor, Twitter announced on Monday. Dorsey’s departure marks…

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