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US setting up $1.7B national network to track virus variants

31 minutes ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   3 articles

WASHINGTON - The U.S. is setting up a $1.7 billion national network to identify and track worrisome coronavirus mutations whose spread could trigger another pandemic wave, the...
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Biden Administration To Spend $1.7 Billion Track Spread Of Coronavirus Variants

Biden Administration To Spend $1.7 Billion Track Spread Of Coronavirus Variants

35 minutes ago   |   NPR   |   3 articles

With a more contagious variant now dominant in the U.S., the country's genomic surveillance capacity is getting a major boost. (Image credit: Michael Robinson Chavez/The...
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What Happened When the U.S. Government Tried to Make the Immigration System Digital

39 minutes ago   |   Slate

One field office made a video of themselves kicking a computer with “ELIS,” as the digital system was named, taped to it on paper.
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U.S. maintains strong vaccination pace as some states inch toward 50% of residents with a shot

39 minutes ago   |   CNBC

The rate of daily U.S. vaccine doses reported administered held above 3 million Thursday, and in some states, nearly 50% of residents have gotten a shot.
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GM and LG to spend $2.3 billion on second EV battery plant in U.S

59 minutes ago   |   CNBC

The facility will support production of GM's upcoming Cadillac Lyriq crossover and other future EVs at a nearby assembly plant.
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Will You Need a Booster Shot of the COVID-19 Vaccine?

1 hour ago   |   Time

When the first COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna were authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December 2020, most people breathed a sigh of...
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What to Do With U.S. Forces in the Persian Gulf

What to Do With U.S. Forces in the Persian Gulf

1 hour ago   |   Foreign Policy

As the United States leaves Afghanistan, the question of troops in the Middle East to support the Afghan mission looms large.
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb explains why he believes Covid won't be eradicated in U.S. like smallpox

1 hour ago   |   CNBC

Americans do not "seem to be prepared" to do what's necessary to stamp out Covid, former FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC.
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Indian vaccine maker asks US to ease export curbs

1 hour ago   |   Star Tribune

The chief executive of Serum Institute of India, the world's largest maker of vaccines and a critical supplier of the U.N.-backed COVAX facility, asked President Joe Biden on...
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The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Thunder Force' to 'Saving Private Ryan'

The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Thunder Force' to 'Saving Private Ryan'

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement 9. "Two Distant Strangers" Description : "In this Oscar-nominated short film, a man trying to go home to his dog gets stuck in a time loop that forces...
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Indianapolis FedEx shooting: Authorities give update after mass shooting

Indianapolis FedEx shooting: Authorities give update after mass shooting

Authorities are holding a press conference on the deadly shooting at an Indiana FedEx facility that left at least eight people dead, as well as the gunman. Gunfire erupted at... Read more ...

Biden to host Japanese prime minister for first in-person visit

Biden to host Japanese prime minister for first in-person visit

President Biden will host Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at the White House Friday for his first in-person summit with a world leader since taking office, as the two... Read more ...

Chicago releases video of fatal shooting of teen

Chicago releases video of fatal shooting of teen

Chicago's police review board released body camera video on Thursday of a police officer's fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy late last month. Read more ...

Scientists created a hybrid human-monkey embryo in a lab, sparking concerns...

Scientists created a hybrid human-monkey embryo in a lab, sparking concerns others could take the experiment too far

Summary List Placement Monkey embryos containing human cells were kept alive for 20 days in an experiment carried out by a US-Chinese team. The embryos were made by injecting... Read more ...

The Pentagon confirmed that a video showing a triangular UFO is real and...

The Pentagon confirmed that a video showing a triangular UFO is real and taken by the US Navy, report says

Summary List Placement The Department of Defense has confirmed that images and video of triangle-shaped unidentified aerial phenomena are real and were taken by Navy personnel... Read more ...

Biden meets with his first foreign leader. Japan's prime minister heads to...

Biden meets with his first foreign leader. Japan's prime minister heads to the White House

The two leaders are looking to counter messaging from Chinese President Xi Jinping that America and democracies in general are on the decline. Read more ...

Morgan Stanley reports $911 million loss related to Archegos implosion

Morgan Stanley reports $911 million loss related to Archegos implosion

Summary List Placement Morgan Stanley's exposure to Archegos Capital led to a loss of $911 million in the first quarter. The implosion of Archegos Capital last month sparked... Read more ...

Facing backlash, Simon & Schuster won't distribute book by officer involved...

Facing backlash, Simon & Schuster won't distribute book by officer involved in Breonna Taylor's death

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FedEx reportedly examining cellphone policy after Indianapolis shooting

FedEx reportedly examining cellphone policy after Indianapolis shooting

FedEx is reportedly examining a policy barring workers from carrying their cellphones on the job after a deadly mass shooting at one of the company's Indianapolis facilities... Read more ...

Iran begins enriching uranium at 60 percent purity near end of nuclear talks

Iran begins enriching uranium at 60 percent purity near end of nuclear talks

The move, initially revealed by Iran's Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf on Twitter and later confirmed by state television, comes on the final day of talks in Vienna... Read more ...