Senate Leader, Presidential Candidate Bob Dole Dies at 98 Hamodia

Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of…

National

Contact Tracing Revs up in Some States as Omicron Reaches U.S.Hamodia

The arrival of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the U.S. has health officials in some communities reviving contact tracing operations in an attempt to slow and better understand…

Source: NSO Group Spyware Used to Hack State EmployeesHamodia

The phones of 11 U.S. State Department employees were hacked with spyware from Israel’s NSO Group, the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire company, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.…

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World

Deutsche Welle Suspends Cooperation with Jordan BroadcasterHamodia

German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle said Sunday it is suspending cooperation with a Jordanian partner, Roya, because of concerns about anti-Israeli and antisemitic content and caricatures on its social media.…

Biden, Putin set Video Call Tuesday as Ukraine Tensions GrowHamodia

Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will speak in a video call Tuesday, the White House and Kremlin said, as tensions between the United States and Russia escalate over a…

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Regional

De Blasio: Both Shot Might be Needed for Indoor DiningSara Marcus

New York City may raise the requirement for indoor dining and attending indoor events like concerts, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a radio interview. “With all of our approaches…

DOJ: Civil Rights Probe Targets Suburban NYC Police ForceHamodia

Federal prosecutors announced a civil rights investigation Friday into a police department in suburban New York City accused of using excessive force and conducting illegal strip searches. The U.S. Justice…

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Politics

Omar: Pelosi to Act Against Republican for Anti-Muslim CommentsHamodia

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar said on Sunday that she is confident House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will take “decisive action” in coming days against Republican congresswoman Lauren Boebert, for remarks about…

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,…

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Business

Job Growth Slows; Unemployment Rate Plunges to 4.2%Hamodia

U.S. employment growth slowed considerably in November amid job losses at retailers and in local government education, but the unemployment rate plunged to a 21-month low of 4.2%, suggesting the…

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…

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Health, Science & Technology

Infrastructure Law Has a Mandate for Tech to Stop Drunken DriversHamodia

In the months after her sister and brother-in-law and their three children died in a January 2019 crash caused by a drunken driver, Rana Abbas Taylor, consumed by grief, traveled…

Study Suggests Past COVID Infection May Not Fend Off OmicronHamodia

South African scientists are warning that reinfections among people who’ve already battled COVID-19 appear to be more likely with the new omicron variant than with earlier coronavirus mutants. A research…

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