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Website for free virus tests is here. How does it work?

4 monthes ago   |   By Arizona Daily Star

WASHINGTON - Under criticism after weeks of shortages, President Joe Biden's administration is working to make COVID-19 rapid test kits more available and accessible to Americans by boosting supply and lowering costs. A new federal website to request free...
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Biden administration's rapid testing website hits speed bumps for some apartment residents

Biden administration's rapid testing website hits speed bumps for some apartment residents

4 monthes ago   |   By Politico

The Biden administration's website to order free rapid Covid-19 tests is up, and some users trying to get the tests delivered to apartments and other multi-unit residences ran into problems.
The website, COVIDtests.gov, went live a day earlier than anticipated in a “beta test” on Tuesday, sending millions of users to sign up for the tests from an order form ahead of a Wednesday morning launch. A White House official said this was “standard practice to address troubleshooting” to make Wednesday's launch “as smooth... as possible.”
Some residents in multi-unit dwellings tried to register to...
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State police continue to step up patrols at popular Greater Boston beaches

State police continue to step up patrols at popular Greater Boston beaches

According to the state police union, a trooper's head covering was set on fire when he was trying to make an arrest at Carson Beach. Read more ...

Just in time for the summer, The Louisville Zoo bringing back a natural wonder

Just in time for the summer, The Louisville Zoo bringing back a natural wonder

Visitors are encouraged to walk through and view hundreds of native butterflies in the outdoor flight house. Read more ...

National Hurricane Center tracks first tropical disturbance ahead of...

National Hurricane Center tracks first tropical disturbance ahead of hurricane season

So it begins. Read more ...

NASA says something strange is happening with our universe

"Hubble data, encompassing a variety of cosmic objects that serve as distance markers, support the idea that something weird is going on, possibly involving brand new physics... Read more ...

Cloudy and cool for Monday

Cloudy and cool for Monday

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Colin Cantwell, artist who designed “Star Wars” spacecraft, dies at 90

Colin Cantwell, artist who designed “Star Wars” spacecraft, dies at 90

Colin Cantwell, the man who designed the spacecraft in the “Star Wars” films, has died. He was 90. Read more ...

Key affordable housing program may lapse due to ‘politics' as NYC rents soar

Key affordable housing program may lapse due to ‘politics' as NYC rents soar

Efforts to extend or overhaul the 421-a affordable housing program have stalled in Albany amid fierce opposition from lefties and ineffective pushback from City Hall. Read more ...

More NY EMS workers are getting attacked on the job

More NY EMS workers are getting attacked on the job

Assaults and other threats leveled against emergency medical service workers have skyrocketed 137% from 2018 through last year, according to city data. Read more ...

Spectacular for now

Spectacular for now

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Large swaths of the U.S. set daily temperature records

Large swaths of the U.S. set daily temperature records

Many cities throughout the country, including in Massachusetts and Virginia, set new daily heat records on Saturday and Sunday. Read more ...