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Maine health care workers appeal to Supreme Court after federal court upholds state’s vaccine mandate
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Maine health care workers appeal to Supreme Court after federal court upholds state’s vaccine mandate

A group of unvaccinated Maine health care workers asked the Supreme Court Wednesday to step in and block enforcement of the state’s coronavirus vaccine mandate. The mandate is set to go into force on October 29 and the workers argue that because of the vaccines’ connection to aborted fetal cell lines “and for other religious…MORE

Cristiano Ronaldo completes stunning Manchester United comeback against Atalanta
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Cristiano Ronaldo completes stunning Manchester United comeback against Atalanta

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late winning goal to complete a stunning Manchester United comeback against Atalanta in the Champions League. United got off to the worst start imaginable as goals from Mario Pasalic and Merih Demiral gave the visiting Italian side a 2-0 lead inside the opening half an hour. However, United emerged from the…MORE

Black borrowers liken student loan debt to ‘Jim Crow’ saying it deepens racial inequality, new study finds
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Black borrowers liken student loan debt to ‘Jim Crow’ saying it deepens racial inequality, new study finds

Black borrowers say policymakers have ignored the racial and economic evidence of inequality in student loan debt with the majority insisting that canceling all student debt is the best solution to the crisis, according to a new report released Wednesday by The Education Trust. The report, which focuses on the perspectives and life experiences of…MORE

Drone attack targets US troops at US base in Syria, initial assessment suggests no US injuries
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Drone attack targets US troops at US base in Syria, initial assessment suggests no US injuries

A drone attack targeted US troops at the US base at At-Tanf in Syria, close to the border with Jordan, on Wednesday, according to a US defense official. The initial assessment is that there were no injuries as a result of the attack, but the battle damage assessment is ongoing. The US maintains approximately 900…MORE

FDA authorizes booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, says mix and match OK
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FDA authorizes booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, says mix and match OK

The US Food and Drug Administration authorized booster doses of both Covid-19 vaccines made by Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Wednesday and also said any of the three authorized vaccines could be used as a booster in a “mix and match” approach. The FDA gave emergency use authorization for a half dose of Moderna’s vaccine…MORE

GOP Rep. Jeff Fortenberry pleads not guilty to federal charges and steps down from committee assignments
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GOP Rep. Jeff Fortenberry pleads not guilty to federal charges and steps down from committee assignments

GOP Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, who was recently indicted for allegedly concealing information and lying to the FBI regarding an investigation into illegal campaign contributions, pleaded not guilty Wednesday during an arraignment. A federal grand jury in California indicted Fortenberry Tuesday with one count of scheming to falsify and conceal material facts and two…MORE

Biden’s pick for US ambassador to China backs increasing security assistance to Taiwan
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Biden’s pick for US ambassador to China backs increasing security assistance to Taiwan

President Joe Biden’s pick to be US Ambassador to China called for a continued commitment to the longstanding “One China” Policy but defended the United States’ right to increase security assistance to Taiwan amid Beijing’s aggression towards the island. Testifying at his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, Nicholas Burns said reports indicating that China could be…MORE

Tesla shakes off supply chain issues to post record profit, again
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Tesla shakes off supply chain issues to post record profit, again

Tesla reported record earnings that blew past Wall Street forecasts, as the company was able to shake off the effects of a shortage of computer chips and other raw materials that has dogged the auto industry in recent months. The company reported operating earnings of $2.1 billion, up 30% from its previous record earnings in…MORE

Solange launches a library for rare books by Black authors
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Solange launches a library for rare books by Black authors

The thing about rare books is that they’re, well, rare — which means too many hidden gems are well out of reach for the everyday literary enthusiast. Solange is trying to change that. The singer’s creative studio Saint Heron recently launched a free community library that aims to increase access to rare and out-of-print works…MORE

A Black girl was arrested at school in Hawaii over a drawing that upset a parent
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A Black girl was arrested at school in Hawaii over a drawing that upset a parent

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is demanding policy changes after a 10-year-old Black girl was arrested at school over a drawing linked to a “run of the mill” dispute among children. In response to the incident, the ACLU sent a letter Monday to the Honolulu Police Department, the state Department of Education and…MORE


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