Stimulus Checks to Vaccines: Here's What's in Biden Plan Sara Marcus

President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy. The plan, which would require congressional approval, is packed with proposals…

National

Fauci says 100 Million Vaccinations in 100 Days ‘Absolutely a Doable Thing’Hamodia

President-elect Joe Biden’s goal of delivering 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine within the first 100 days of his presidency “is absolutely a doable thing,” Anthony Fauci, director of the…

Report: FBI Investigating Alleged Foreign Funding of Capitol RiotsHamodia Staff

The FBI is looking into whether “foreign actors” funded some of the rioters that breached the Capitol on Jan. 6, NBC News reported Sunday, quoting an FBI official as saying.…

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World

France Says Iran is Building Nuclear Weapons CapacityHamodia

Iran is in the process of building up its nuclear weapons capacity and it is urgent that Tehran and Washington return to a 2015 nuclear agreement, France’s foreign minister was…

Kremlin Critic Navalny Arrested After Arriving in RussiaHamodia

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was arrested in passport control in a Moscow airport, his lawyers said. Navalny was returning to Russia despite a risk of an arrest. “Me, arrested? I’m an…

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Regional

Lakewood Briefs – January 17, 2021Mordechai Wincorn

COVID Cases Continue to Rise Lakewood’s reported COVID case levels continue to rise more rapidly than over the past months. Last week ended with a total of 496 according to…

Homeless Woman Steals Mail Van, Gets Into CrashSara Marcus

A homeless woman who stole a USPS van and took it on a reckless joyride throughout Brooklyn has been placed in a mental health hospital for an evaluation by the…

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Politics

Before Trump Leave Office, a Push for PardonsSara Marcus

Well-connected and wealthy felons are spending thousands on lobbyists in hope of gaining a presidential pardon. Former campaign advisors and former presidential lawyers such as John M. Dowd have been…

Pence Calls Harris to Offer Assistance Ahead of Power TransferHamodia

Vice President Mike Pence reached out to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Thursday, sources familiar with the situation said, marking the first contact at that level between the outgoing and…

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Business

Small NY Businesses Eligible for Federal FundsSara Marcus

Struggling small businesses are able to apply to Payroll Protection Program starting this month. An estimated 50% of private sector employees in New York City either run or work for…

Unemployment Claims Jump to 965,000 as Virus Takes TollHamodia

The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and evidence that the resurgent virus has caused a spike in layoffs. The…

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Health, Science & Technology

WhatsApp to Delay Launch of Update Business Features After Privacy BacklashHamodia

WhatsApp is delaying an update aimed at increasing business transactions on the platform after a storm of concern from users who feared that the messaging platform was watering down its…

WhatsApp Faces Blowback in India, Europe Over Privacy Policy ChangesHamodia

WhatsApp is battling mistrust globally after it updated its privacy policy to let it share some user data with parent Facebook and other group firms, and the backlash risks thwarting…

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