President Joe Biden will formally announce on Thursday that all civilian federal employees must be vaccinated against the coronavirus or be forced to submit to regular testing, social distancing, mask requirements and restrictions on most travel, two people familiar with the president’s plans said Wednesday.
Three schoolteachers in Washington state who sued the chemical company, Monsanto, overexposure to materials in fluorescent lights have been awarded $185 million. The law firm that represented the teachers, Friedman Rubin, said a jury returned the verdict Tuesday in King County Superior Court.
A top Republican leader has slammed the ruling Democratic party and the Center for Disease Prevention and Control for reimposing a mask mandate for vaccinated people in certain circumstances, alleging that the latest regulation is based on data from India. Congressman Kevin McCarthy, house minority leader, was speaking against a bill that proposed to reinstitute …
New York will require all state employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus by Labor Day or undergo weekly tests for Covid-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. “It’s smart, it’s fair and it’s in everyone’s interest,” Cuomo said in a Zoom call with the nonprofit Association for a Better New York.
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US President Joe Biden spoke out against anti-Semitism after officials said that a swastika had been found carved into the wall of a US State Department elevator.
Governments and businesses are scrambling to change course following new federal guidance calling for the return of mask wearing in virus hot spots amid a dramatic spike in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations.
President Joe Biden spoke out for embattled pro-democracy forces in Belarus on Wednesday in a White House meeting with that country’s main opposition leader.
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If the Taliban took Afghanistan by force and abused the rights of the people, they would make the country a “pariah state” and no international recognition or support would be forthcoming, US secretary of state Antony Blinken said here on Wednesday, in the strongest warning yet to the extremist group amid mounting atrocities and continuing …
Google on Wednesday slowed its plan to get campuses back up and running, and said workers returning to offices will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19.