As School Closures Near First Anniversary, a Diverse Parent Movement Demands Action

Aquené Tyler, a mother and hair stylist in North Philadelphia, has been disappointed in her neighborhood’s public schools for many years. There were too few books and computers. Even before the pandemic, some schools were shuttered for asbestos removal. Now, her 9-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter have been learning online for nearly a year, even as masked children gather boisterously […]

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J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two. Health experts are anxiously awaiting a one-and-done option to help speed vaccinations, as they race against a virus that already has killed more than […]

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New York governor Andrew Cuomo accused of sexual harassment by second woman

NEW YORK (AFP) – A second ex-employee of powerful New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo has accused him of sexual harassment, charges that the governor has denied. This time, the allegations came from 25-year-old former health adviser Charlotte Bennett, who told The New York Times that the governor sexually harassed her in the spring of 2020. According to Ms Bennett, […]

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Cuomo Is Accused of Sexual Harassment by a 2nd Former Aide

ALBANY, N.Y. — A second former aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is accusing him of sexual harassment, saying that he asked her questions about her sex life, whether she was monogamous in her relationships and if she had ever had sex with older men. The aide, Charlotte Bennett, who was an executive assistant and health policy adviser in the […]

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Report: FBI pinpoints suspect in probe of U.S. Capitol policeman's death

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI has pinpointed a suspect in its investigation into the death of a U.S. Capitol Police officer in the Jan. 6 attack on Congress by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, the New York Times reported on Friday. The Times, citing two unnamed law enforcement officials briefed on the inquiry, said investigators have zeroed in on an […]

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At Last, Democrats Get Chance to Engineer Obamacare 2.0

Ever since the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010 — a big deal, in the (sanitized) words of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. — Democrats have itched to fix its flaws. But Republicans united against the law and, for the next decade, blocked nearly all efforts to buttress it or to make the kinds of technical corrections that […]

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Tiger Woods shares update on his condition after grisly LA car crash

Tiger Woods is in “good spirits” as he continues to be treated in hospital following a serious car accident in Los Angeles. A statement posted to the legendary golfer’s Twitter account said that he received successful “follow-up procedures” on Friday to treat his injuries. “Tiger and his family want to thank you all for the wonderful support and messages they […]

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With gold-coloured Trump statue, conservatives show fealty to former president

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – US conservatives praised Mr Donald Trump at an annual gathering on Friday (feb 26), even unveiling a golden statue of the former president, showing he remains a Republican political force despite violent scenes in Washington last month. Prominent congressional conservatives – including Senators Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Josh Hawley and Representatives Steve Scalise and Matt Gaetz […]

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