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5 reasons why FDA advisers did not recommend Covid-19 booster shots for everyone

5 reasons why FDA advisers did not recommend Covid-19 booster shots for everyone

Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration declined Friday to recommend the agency approve Covid-19 booster doses for everyone who got vaccinated six months ago or longer. They did recommend a more limited step: emergency use authorization for people 65 and older, and for people at high risk of severe infection. Then they…MORE

US aims to hit revenue streams of ransomware groups with sanctions

US aims to hit revenue streams of ransomware groups with sanctions

The Biden administration is planning to impose new sanctions to disrupt the source of revenue of ransomware groups that have extorted major US firms of millions of dollars, a US official and a private cybersecurity expert briefed on the matter told CNN. As soon as next week, the Treasury Department plans to slap sanctions on…MORE

The most populous county in the US issued a proof of vaccine requirement for indoor bars and nightclubs

The most populous county in the US issued a proof of vaccine requirement for indoor bars and nightclubs

Los Angeles County, the country’s most populous county, will require customers and employees in indoor bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs and lounges to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination starting October 7, according to a new health order issued Friday. “This modified health officer order aligns with the continued need to reduce risk for transmission and increase…MORE

Robert Durst, millionaire who was focus of HBO documentary ‘The Jinx,’ found guilty of first-degree murder
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Robert Durst, millionaire who was focus of HBO documentary ‘The Jinx,’ found guilty of first-degree murder

A Los Angeles jury found Robert Durst, the notorious subject of the HBO series “The Jinx,” guilty of first-degree murder for the killing of his best friend, Susan Berman, more than 20 years ago. Durst has been charged with the first-degree murder of Berman in 2000 at her Beverly Hills home, hours before she was…MORE

Office of Trump’s defense secretary held call with China on January 6, two days before Milley’s controversial call

Office of Trump’s defense secretary held call with China on January 6, two days before Milley’s controversial call

A deputy to then-President Donald Trump’s acting secretary of defense held a call with his Chinese counterpart two days before the now-controversial call by Gen. Mark Milley, undercutting criticism that the Joint Chiefs chairman was out of line. According to two sources familiar with the matter, in a previously scheduled call on January 6, Deputy…MORE

The week in 14 headlines

The week in 14 headlines

This week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom held on to his job in a recall election, which President Joe Biden touted as a victory for strict Covid-19 mitigation efforts, including vaccine mandates. Meanwhile, a shaken US Capitol braced for an upcoming rally in support of those jailed in the January 6 insurrection. Monday More than half…MORE

North Carolina court blocks state voter ID law, citing ‘intent to target African American voters’

North Carolina court blocks state voter ID law, citing ‘intent to target African American voters’

A North Carolina state court panel on Friday blocked a voter identification law, citing discrimination against Black voters. The law, known as SB 824, was passed in 2018 after Republicans lost their supermajority in the legislature but before the new legislature took over. It was already on hold under a preliminary injunction, after North Carolina’s…MORE

Thousands of migrants held in squalor under Texas bridge
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Thousands of migrants held in squalor under Texas bridge

Roselini Villasmil broke down Friday as she recalled the squalid conditions under a bridge in the Texas border town of Del Rio, where more than 12,000 unauthorized migrants are being held for processing by US immigration agents. “We told our son we were camping so he wouldn’t worry,” said the 33-year-old migrant from Venezuela, who…MORE

Bureau of Land Management headquarters to return to Washington, DC

Bureau of Land Management headquarters to return to Washington, DC

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced her plans Friday to return the Bureau of Land Management national headquarters to Washington, DC, after it had been relocated under the Trump administration. The headquarters of the BLM — which is part of the Interior Department and controls 245 million acres of federal lands — was moved to Grand…MORE

Biden administration appeals ruling that blocks expulsions of migrant families
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Biden administration appeals ruling that blocks expulsions of migrant families

The Biden administration on Friday appealed a federal judge’s ruling to block border authorities from expelling migrant families with children under a public health order linked to the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, Judge Emmet Sullivan of the District of Columbia District Court acknowledged that his ruling would force the government to make difficult decisions, but…MORE

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