Monday, July 4, 2022
The Education of Glenn Youngkin

The Education of Glenn Youngkin

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Glenn Youngkin is the kind of person who, if you ask him if he knows how to nae nae, he’s going to take it as a challenge. On a Thursday afternoon in late April, the Republican governor of Virginia is touring CodeRVA, a diverse magnet high school for students interested in tech careers—the sort of
How One CEO Improved Results By Investing in His Workers

How One CEO Improved Results By Investing in His Workers

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For the past 40 years or so, frontline workers in America have been getting a smaller and smaller slice of the economic pie. As corporate profits and executive compensation packages have soared, employees at many of the country’s biggest companies wound up taking an effective pay cut, year after year. Income growth for the bottom
‘A Little Pinch, but It Was OK.’ Elmo Gets Vaccinated Against COVID-19

‘A Little Pinch, but It Was OK.’ Elmo Gets Vaccinated Against COVID-19

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V is for vaccine. Elmo got a COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, according to Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind “Sesame Street.” Read more: A Parent’s Guide to COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids In a public service announcement posted to YouTube, the beloved 3-and-a-half-year-old “Sesame Street” star talked with his dad about what it was like to
New Zealand Designates Proud Boys and The Base As Terrorist Organizations

New Zealand Designates Proud Boys and The Base As Terrorist Organizations

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s government has declared that American far-right groups the Proud Boys and The Base are terrorist organizations. The two groups join 18 others including Islamic State that have been given an official terrorist designation, making it illegal in New Zealand to fund, recruit or participate in the groups, and
Israel’s Parliament Dissolves, Sets 5th Election in 4 Years

Israel’s Parliament Dissolves, Sets 5th Election in 4 Years

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Israel’s parliament voted Thursday to dissolve itself and send the country to the polls in November for the fifth time in less than four years. Yair Lapid, Israel’s foreign minister and architect of the outgoing coalition government, will become the country’s caretaker prime minister just after midnight on Friday. He will be the 14th person
Kathy Hochul Easily Wins Democratic Primary in New York

Kathy Hochul Easily Wins Democratic Primary in New York

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NEW YORK — Nine months after she stepped into the job of New York governor as a relative unknown, Democrat Kathy Hochul easily locked up her party’s nomination Tuesday, setting her on an expected glide path to win the office in November. Hochul was serving as an under-the-radar lieutenant governor under the shadow of former
U.S. Officials Announce More Steps Against Monkeypox Outbreak

U.S. Officials Announce More Steps Against Monkeypox Outbreak

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Reacting to a surprising and growing monkeypox outbreak, U.S. health officials on Tuesday expanded the group of people recommended to get vaccinated against the monkeypox virus. They also said they are providing more monkeypox vaccine, working to expand testing, and taking other steps to try to get ahead of the outbreak. “We will continue to
An FDA Panel Decides It’s Time For New COVID-19 Boosters

An FDA Panel Decides It’s Time For New COVID-19 Boosters

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On June 28, a panel of experts convened by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted 19 to 2 to change the vaccines that have been used since December 2020 to protect against COVID-19. The change, which will apply only to booster doses for people who are already vaccinated, involves including a strain that
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Is Diagnosed in a Major League Soccer Player for the First Time

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Is Diagnosed in a Major League Soccer Player for the First...

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BOSTON — Researchers have diagnosed chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a Major League Soccer player for the first time, saying Tuesday that former Sporting Kansas City defender Scott Vermillion suffered from the degenerative brain disease. The Boston University CTE Center said Vermillion, who died of an accidental drug overdose in December 2020 at the age of
Fetal Personhood Laws Are a New Frontier in the Battle Over Reproductive Rights

Fetal Personhood Laws Are a New Frontier in the Battle Over Reproductive Rights

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In the early 1970s, when lawyers representing the state of Texas argued Roe v. Wade before the U.S. Supreme Court, they argued that a fetus is a person. Because a fetus is a person, they told the Justices, a fetus is entitled to all the protections guaranteed under the Fourteenth Amendment including a right to