Friday, January 28, 2022
Moderna Booster May Wane After 6 Months, Company Says

Moderna Booster May Wane After 6 Months, Company Says

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Moderna reported today the first data on how well its currently authorized vaccine and booster hold up against the Omicron variant, which quickly dominated new infections around the world after health experts first described the variant last November. The company also announced that it is starting to study its Omicron-specific vaccine. In a correspondence published…
Pressure Mounts for Biden to Nominate a Black Woman to the Supreme Court

Pressure Mounts for Biden to Nominate a Black Woman to the Supreme Court

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Joe Biden’s summer is starting to look brighter. With widespread media reports that Justice Stephen Breyer will retire from the U.S. Supreme Court at the end of the current term, the President may have an opportunity to take a major step in his goal to build a more diverse federal judiciary. Biden pledged on the…
The James Webb Space Telescope Is in Position– And Now We Wait

The James Webb Space Telescope Is in Position– And Now We Wait

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The James Webb Space Telescope traveled nearly 1.6 million km (1 million mi.) to reach a destination that, in some ways, is nowhere at all. On Jan. 24, just shy of one month after its Christmas Day launch, the $10 billion observatory arrived at a spot in space known as L2—where the gravity of the…
We Urgently Need a New National COVID-19 Response Plan

We Urgently Need a New National COVID-19 Response Plan

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The recent Chicago public school crisis, collapse of Broadway theater in New York City, ongoing changes in NBA and NFL screening protocols for players, and extreme scarcity of rapid tests throughout the nation all serve as a deafening wake-up call for urgent revision of our national COVID-19 response plan. These and similar scenes of chaos…
Powell Will Take Action to Reduce Inflation as quickly as March

Powell Will Take Action to Reduce Inflation as quickly as March

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to begin raising its benchmark interest rate as soon as March, a key step in reversing its pandemic-era low-rate policies that have fueled hiring and growth but also escalated inflation. With high inflation squeezing consumers and businesses and unemployment falling steadily, the Fed also said…
Generally Everybody Under 40 Hates Washington

Generally Everybody Under 40 Hates Washington

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This article is part of the The DC Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday. The kids aren’t OK and they’re ready to vote. That should leave everyone in Washington worried. Millennial and Gen Z Americans—those in their early 40s and younger—already outnumber Baby…
America’s First Openly Trans City Council President Wants to Heal Minneapolis

America’s First Openly Trans City Council President Wants to Heal Minneapolis

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Andrea Jenkins continues to make history. In 2017, with her election to Minneapolis’ city council, the transgender activist became the first Black openly trans woman ever elected to public office in the United States. Just three years later, she was thrust into the national spotlight as the council member representing the ward where George Floyd…
Russia Has Been Warning About Ukraine for Decades. The West Should Have Listened

Russia Has Been Warning About Ukraine for Decades. The West Should Have Listened

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When I was a journalist for The Times (London) in Moscow in December 1992, I saw a print-out of a speech by the then Russian foreign minister, Andrei Kozyrev, warning that if the West continued to attack vital Russian interests and ignore Russian protests, there would one day be a dangerous backlash. A British journalist…
GM Will Invest $7B in Michigan Plants to Make Electric Vehicles and Batteries

GM Will Invest $7B in Michigan Plants to Make Electric Vehicles and Batteries

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LANSING, Mich. — General Motors is making the largest investment in company history in its home state of Michigan, announcing plans to spend nearly $7 billion to convert a factory to make electric pickup trucks and to build a new battery cell plant. The moves, announced Tuesday in the state capital of Lansing, will create…
As Atlanta DA’s Trump Election Probe Advances, She Explains Her Approach

As Atlanta DA’s Trump Election Probe Advances, She Explains Her Approach

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Fani Willis, the District Attorney of Fulton County, Ga., began investigating the possibility of criminal interference in Georgia’s November 2020 election in early February last year, several weeks after a recorded phone call during which former President Trump asked Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” over 11,000 votes. (Repeated tallies, recounts and audits…