Half of all U.S. adults have received COVID-19 vaccination as of this week

Half of all adults in the United States are expected to have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 this week, it was announced at a briefing of the White House COVID-19 Response Team. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says almost 130 million U.S. adults are now fully vaccinated — or about 49.8% of the adult […]

Kristen Clarke confirmed as first black woman to lead Justice Department Civil Rights division

The Senate confirmed Kristen Clarke as the first Black woman to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights division on Tuesday with a 51-48 vote following an additional procedural step as Republicans objected to her nomination. Clarke is a first-generation American whose parents immigrated from Jamaica West Indies, and she earned degrees from Harvard University and […]

President Biden to double federal funding for extreme weather events

The White House announced on Monday that the Biden administration is doubling federal funding to better prepare for hurricanes and other severe weather events and asking NASA to collect more climate data. The announcement came ahead of Biden’s visit Monday to Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters to receive a briefing on the 2021 Atlantic hurricane […]

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U.S. warns against travel to Japan ahead of Olympics amid surge in COVID-19 cases

U.S. health officials and the State Department on Monday warned Americans against travel to Japan because of a surge in coronavirus cases in the country, which is preparing to host the Olympics in just two months. The twin alerts don’t ban U.S. citizens from visiting the country, but they could have an impact on insurance […]

Two people dead, 12 injured in New Jersey home shooting

2 people were killed and 12 others injured in a shooting at a mansion’s house party with more than 100 people in New Jersey late on Saturday. No arrests have been made and the motive remains under investigation, the New York State Police said in a news release Sunday morning. The agency said personnel responded […]

CDC to investigate cases of heart inflammation among young people who received Covid-19 vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced they are investigating reports of heart issues in young patients who have received a Covid-19 vaccine.  According to the CDC, there have been “relatively few” cases of young people developing heart symptoms following their inoculations, but the CDC is requesting that “information about this potential adverse event” be provided […]

Israel and Hamas agree to cease-fire, ending their 11-day war

Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire Thursday, putting a halt on their 11-day war that caused widespread destruction in the Gaza Strip and left more than 200 people dead. Just as the cease-fire took effect at 2 a.m. local time, life returned to the streets of Gaza with people leaving their homes and celebrating […]

Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire to end 11-day war

Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire Thursday, halting a bruising 11-day war that caused widespread destruction in the Gaza Strip, brought life in much of Israel to a standstill and left more than 200 people dead. At 2 a.m. local time, just as the cease-fire took effect, frenzy life returned to the streets of […]