Biden to Give Update on Democrats' Spending Plans Before Europe Trip Sara Marcus

President Joe Biden is expected to offer an update on negotiations about his domestic spending plans and speak with Democrats before heading to Europe later on Thursday for meetings with…

National

Pfizer Gets U.S. Contract for 50M COVID-19 Vaccine Doses for KidsHamodia

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE said on Thursday they expect to deliver 50 million more doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to the U.S. government by April-end, as the country prepares…

Top U.S. General Confirms ‘Very Concerning’ Chinese Hypersonic Weapons TestHamodia

The top U.S. military officer, General Mark Milley, has provided the first official U.S. confirmation of a Chinese hypersonic weapons test that military experts say appears to show Beijing’s pursuit…

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World

Seoul: N. Korea’s Kim Lost 44 Pounds But Remains HealthyHamodia

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has recently lost about 20 kilograms (44 pounds), but remains healthy and is trying to boost public loyalty to him in the face of…

Sudanese Army Faces Widening Opposition to TakeoverHamodia

The Sudanese army was facing widening opposition on Thursday to this week’s coup, with state officials in Khartoum vowing disobedience and activists mobilizing for mass demonstrations later this week. The…

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Regional

Judge Won’t Stop Vaccine Mandate for NYC Cops, Other WorkersHamodia

A New York judge on Wednesday refused to pause a COVID-19 vaccine mandate set to begin Friday for the city’s municipal workforce, denying a police union’s request for a temporary…

Sources: Letitia James Will Run for NY Gov.Hamodia

New York Attorney General Letitia James plans to run for governor, according to three people directly familiar with her plans who spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday. James will…

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Politics

Florida Sues Biden Administration Over Vaccine MandatesSara Marcus

The state of Florida has filed a lawsuit against President Joe Biden, NASA, and several other government officials and federal agencies over the federal government’s vaccine mandate. The mandates requires…

Oil Chiefs Set to Testify at Landmark Congressional HearingHamodia

Top executives at ExxonMobil and other oil giants are set to testify at a landmark House hearing Thursday as congressional Democrats investigate what they describe as a decades-long, industry-wide campaign…

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Business

U.S. Posts Weakest Growth of Pandemic Recovery on Supply WoesHamodia

U.S. economic growth slowed more than expected in the third quarter to the softest pace of the pandemic recovery period as snarled supply chains and a surge in COVID-19 cases…

EXPLAINER: What’s a ‘Wealth Tax’ and How Would It Work?Hamodia

To help pay for his big economic and social agenda, President Joe Biden is looking to go where the big money is: billionaires. Biden never endorsed an outright “wealth tax”…

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Health, Science & Technology

Which COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot Should I Get? Here’s How to ChooseRong-Gong Lin II and Luke Money

People can now mix and match COVID-19 vaccines, but it raises the question: Which booster is the best option? Federal health officials aren’t giving any specific recommendations, other than to…

Facebook’s Algorithms Increasingly in Sights of U.S. LawmakersHamodia

U.S. lawmakers investigating how Facebook and other online platforms shape users’ world views are considering new rules for the artificial intelligence programs blamed for spreading malicious content. This legislative push…

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