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The quadrennial Infrastructure Report Card from the American Society of Civil Engineers is an improvement from the D+ four years ago, but shows federal investment is still lacking.
Former Parler CEO John Matze was stripped of all of his shares in the alternative social media company after a dispute with co-founder Rebekah Mercer. The company was nearing a $1 billion valuation.
The former head of the Center for American Progress was criticized for tweets disparaging some lawmakers. President Biden said in a statement he accepted Tanden's request.
In the wake of the historic 2020 election turnout, state legislatures across the U.S. are considering bills to make it harder to vote. Activist Stacey Abrams warns of a return to Jim Crow-era laws.
Torstar is "looking at diversifying the revenue model of how we fund and pay for reporters, columnists, and editorial staff," said a gaming consultant hired by the company.
President Biden moves his timeline up by two months while directing all 50 states and the District of Columbia to move school workers up in line for vaccinations, beginning next week.
The court heard arguments in a case that could allow state legislatures to make it more difficult for some to vote. The arguments centered on a key portion of the Voting Rights Act.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says his order ensures "that all businesses and families in Texas have the freedom to determine their own destiny." Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves tweeted: "It is time!"
Gov. Gina Raimondo, the first woman to lead Rhode Island, is cutting short a second term as governor to oversee an eclectic portfolio of U.S. Commerce Department agencies, including the Census Bureau.
Hospital officials say they believe the SUV had 27 people in it when it collided with a semitruck that was carrying gravel.
"I didn't see the report myself even until after the 6th, but the way in which it [was] handled ... strikes me as consistent with our normal process," said FBI Director Christopher Wray.
After losing two seats in Congress and several in the legislature in November's election, Florida's Democratic Party is soul searching with a new party chairman at the helm.
An Atlanta native, Jordan started out as a prominent civil rights lawyer before building a career as a power broker in politics and business.
The father and son arrived in Tokyo after fighting extradition. They're accused of helping former Nissan Motors Chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan as he awaited trial.
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers is introducing a measure that would require background checks for all gun sales.
The decision includes books such as And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street and If I Ran the Zoo. They have been criticized for how they depict Asian and Black people.
In 2013, the court gutted a key provision of the law, citing that Section 2 of the act still bars discrimination in voting nationwide. Now, Section 2 is in the conservative court's crosshairs.
Christopher Wray is expected to face a barrage of questions about the FBI's response to domestic violent extremists and the Jan. 6 insurrection. Watch the Senate Judiciary hearing live at 10 a.m. ET.
If you've been delaying routine medical care in the past year, now's the time to catch up, doctors say. The consequences of missing some key screenings and health checkups can be lethal.
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COVID AMA: LA County Positivity Rate Lowest It Has Ever Been, Merck Will Help Johnson & Johnson Make Vaccine And More| March 02 2021, 9:19 AM
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Libby Denkmann speaks with Dr. Dean Blumberg from UC Davis.
Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $7.6 billion COVID-19 relief package, which includes $600 direct payments to nearly six million low income Californians. If you're eligible for the money, you can expect it to arrive about two months after you file your state taxes.
AirTalk sits down with Mayor Eric Garcetti to get the latest on the city’s vaccination plan, as sites expand eligibility this week.
The Broader Implications For Election Law As Supreme Court Considers Case That Could Impact The Voting Rights Act| March 02 2021, 9:10 AM
Eight years after carving the heart out of a landmark voting rights law, the Supreme Court is looking at putting new limits on efforts to combat racial discrimination in voting.
In 2017, environmental and reproductive epidemiologist Shanna Swann conducted a meta-study that found that sperm counts in Western men have gone down over fifty percent over the last forty years.