Biden Chief of Staff Commits to '100 Million Doses in 100 Days' Hamodia

White House chief of staff Ron Klain told the press the Biden administration's plans for mass vaccination programs throughout the country to ensure 100 million vaccinations in 100 days are…

Israel

Labor Party Holds Primaries on Edge of ThresholdShmuel Smith

Israel’s Labor party went to the polls on Sunday to choose a new chairman, in hopes of staving off the demise of the former political juggernaut. MK Merav Michaeli, a…

MDA: Woman Died in Ambulance When Hospitals Refused to Take HerHamodia Staff

The head of Magen Dovid Adom stated on Sunday that a patient died in an ambulance because hospitals refused to receive her for treatment. MDA commissioner Eli Bin told Army…

Cabinet Approves Deal Upgrading Ties With MoroccoHamodia

Israel’s cabinet on Sunday approved a deal to upgrade ties with Morocco, the fourth Arab country to forge relations with Israel in a parting foreign policy push by the former…

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Community

NY State Budget Preserves Private School FundingSara Marcus

Jewish parents and educators can breathe easy: the New York State’s executive budget for 2021-2022, as outlined by Governor Andrew Cuomo, spares private schools and parochial schools from deep budget…

BD’E – Rabbi Yudi Dukes, Z”l, 39 Years Old, Succumbs to COVIDHamodia

Rabbi Yudi Dukes, the longtime director of Jewish Learning Network, who inspired many mitzvah campaigns in his merit, passed away today, 8 Shevat, 5781. He was 39 years old. Reb…

Austria Presents National Strategy Against Anti-SemitismHamodia

The Austrian government on Thursday presented a national strategy on fighting rising anti-Semitism that includes improving the protection of synagogues, improved education about Judaism and stricter prosecution of hate crimes…

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National

2 in 5 Americans Live Where COVID-19 Strains Hospital ICUsHamodia

Straining under record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation’s intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring…

China-Taiwan Tensions Rise Days Into Biden PresidencyHamodia

Chinese air force planes including 12 fighter jets entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone for a second day on Sunday, Taiwan said, as tensions rise near the island just days…

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World

Indonesia Says it has Seized Iranian and Panamanian TankersHamodia

Indonesian authorities said that they seized an Iranian tanker and Panamanian tanker suspected of carrying out the illegal transfer of oil in their country’s waters Sunday. The tankers — the…

U.K. Expands Vaccinations; Six Million Shots GivenHamodia

Britain is expanding a coronavirus vaccination program that has seen almost 6 million people get the first of two doses — even as the country’s death toll in the pandemic…

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Regional

City Urged to Open Senior Centers as Vaccine SitesSara Marcus

Twenty-seven New York City Council members have signed an open letter, urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to convert senior centers into vaccination hubs for the population they serve. The Council…

Strike at NYC Produce Market Ends in DealSara Marcus

A weeklong strike at New York City’s Hunts Point Produce Market, which provides 60% of the city’s produce, ended in workers receiving a pay raise and more money toward health…

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Politics

Biden, Democrats Propose Family Aid; Up to $3K per ChildSara Marcus

House Democrats have proposed permanently and significantly expanding the child tax credit to provide thousands more to families in the form of monthly payments from the IRS, similar to the…

By Repealing Trump Census Order, Biden Gave Texas GOP Extra House SeatsHamodia

Hours after taking office, President Joe Biden handed Texas a huge gift that went mostly unnoticed, overshadowed by more controversial moves on climate, public health and the border wall. He…

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Business

Weekly Jobless Claims Decline ModeratelyHamodia

The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits decreased modestly last week as the COVID-19 pandemic tears through the nation, raising the risk of a second straight month…

Bitcoin Slumps 10% as Pullback From Record High Gathers PaceHamodia

Bitcoin slumped 10% on Thursday to a 10-day low, retreating further from record highs, with traders citing fears of tighter U.S. regulation. The world’s most popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin was last…

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Health, Science & Technology

Lucky Few Hit COVID-19 Vaccine Jackpot for Rare Extra DosesHamodia

Fortune struck one man in the bakery aisle at the supermarket. Two others were working the night shift at a Subway sandwich shop. Yet another was plucked from a list…

Lilly: Drug can Prevent COVID-19 Illness in Nursing HomesHamodia

Drugmaker Eli Lilly said Thursday its antibody drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations. It’s the first major study to…

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