U.S. and Iran Pessimistic About Reviving Nuclear Deal Hamodia

The United States and Iran both sounded pessimistic on Thursday about the chances of reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, with Washington saying it had little cause for optimism and…

National

New Data Suggests 1 in 44 U.S. Children Affected by AutismHamodia

New autism numbers released Thursday suggest more U.S. children are being diagnosed with the developmental condition and at younger ages. In an analysis of 2018 data from nearly a dozen…

U.S. to Extend Transit Mask Mandate Through Mid-MarchHamodia

President Joe Biden’s administration will extend requirements for travelers to wear masks on airplanes, trains and buses and at airports and train stations through mid-March, sources briefed on the matter…

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World

Blinken Downbeat About Nuclear Talks as Iran Floats ProposalsHamodia

The United States said on Thursday it had little cause for optimism about reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and would know in a day or so if Iran would…

Germany Backs Restrictions for Unvaccinated as Mandate LoomsHamodia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that people who aren’t vaccinated will be excluded from nonessential stores, cultural and recreational venues, and parliament will consider a general vaccine mandate as…

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Regional

NYPD Commissioner Shea Files for RetirementHamodia Staff

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea and First Deputy Commissioner Ben Tucker have filed for retirement on Thursday, the New York Post reported. Their retirement comes before mayor elect Eric Adams is…

Armed Man Outside UN Arrested After Standoff, LockdownHamodia

The United Nations headquarters in New York City was locked down for several hours Thursday after a man was seen pacing outside one of its main gates with a loaded…

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Politics

U.S. Will Resume Policy for Asylum-Seekers to Wait in MexicoHamodia

The Biden administration has struck an agreement with Mexico to next week reinstate a Trump-era border policy that forces asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court,…

Stacey Abrams Launches 2nd Campaign for Georgia GovernorHamodia

Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat and leading voting rights activist, said Wednesday that she will launch another campaign to become the nation’s first Black woman governor. Without serious competition in…

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Business

Tesla Officially Moves Headquarters From California to TexasHamodia

Tesla says it has officially moved its corporate headquarters from Silicon Valley to a large factory under construction outside of Austin, Texas. The company made the announcement late Wednesday in…

Fed Survey Finds Supply-Chain Shortages Boosting InflationHamodia

Many parts of the country were hit by supply chain disruptions and labor shortages in November, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday. In a survey of business conditions around the country,…

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Health, Science & Technology

Merck’s COVID-19 Pill Gets Key Backing From FDA Advisory PanelHamodia

Merck & Co.’s COVID-19 pill gained a key recommendation from advisers to U.S. regulators, increasing the likelihood that the treatment for high-risk patients will be cleared for use in the…

Final U.S. Hurdle for Merck’s COVID-19 Pill: FDA Panel ReviewHamodia

An experimental COVID-19 drug that could soon become the first U.S.-authorized pill to treat the coronavirus faces one final hurdle Tuesday: A panel of government experts will scrutinize data on…

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