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A pharmacist in Grafton, Wisc., is accused of tampering with supplies of the Moderna vaccine in December. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each of two charges.
The judge issued a 14-day temporary restraining order Tuesday in a challenge filed by Texas. The ruling said Texas might "suffer imminent and irreparable harm" from a moratorium.
Germany, Austria and France have announced new measures that push fabric masks aside. European leaders have tied the policy changes to efforts to fend off fast-spreading coronavirus variants.
Gov. Ron DeSantis is touting the success of his policy providing COVID-19 vaccines to everyone 65 years and older in the state. But critics say the vaccine distribution favors some groups over others.
California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly talked with NPR about why the state eased some COVID-19 restrictions and addressed the relatively slow vaccine rollout.
TSA agents found 3,257 firearms in carry-on bags at airport security checkpoints in 2020 — about 10 per million travelers. About 83% of those firearms were loaded, a TSA news release said.
The Biden administration says it plans to buy an additional 100 million doses from both Moderna and Pfizer and pledges greater transparency with state and local leaders about supply expectations.
Nigerian physician Ifeanyi Nsofor writes: "I was elated when the first COVID-19 vaccine was shown to be effective. ...My joy was cut short when richer Western nations began buying up the vaccine doses."
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, expected to oversee the U.S. Census Bureau as the next commerce secretary, says she will "rely on the experts" at the agency to ensure the 2020 census is accurate.
Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman told a House committee that the department expects to answer "for our failings on Jan. 6."
Giuseppe Conte handed in his resignation Tuesday following weeks of political uncertainty and the loss of a coalition partner over his handling of the coronavirus' second wave and economic recovery.
Misdemeanor solicitation charges against Kraft and other men were dropped last year after a Florida appeals court ruled that the videos were not admissible as evidence.
The Senate confirmed Antony Blinken as President Biden's secretary of state on Tuesday. The vote was 78-22. As the top U.S. diplomat, Blinken will face an array of national security challenges.
Nearly 30 states temporarily shielded nursing homes from COVID-19 lawsuits. But resident advocates say that protection means they can't sue for things that have nothing to do with the coronavirus.
As drug overdose deaths rise during the pandemic, a former White House economist says social isolation could be partly to blame.
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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell backed off his demand that Senate Democrats preserve the procedural tool known as the filibuster, easing a standoff with new Majority Leader Chuck Schumer as the two negotiated a power-sharing agreement in the closely divided chamber.
Doc AMA: Next Round Of CA Vaccine Prioritizations, Biden Sets Goal Of 1.5 Million Vaccinations A Day, And More.| January 26 2021, 9:44 AM
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with UCLA’s Dr. Timothy Brewer.
More than five weeks into its vaccination program, California doesn’t have nearly the supply to meet demand and there’s growing angst among residents over the difficulty to even get in line for a shot. Social media is awash with people seeking or giving tips on how to maneuver the system.
After Last Summer’s Wave Of Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Trainings, How Are Companies Following Through?| January 26 2021, 9:13 AM
Following the police killing of George Floyd and the subsequent nationwide protests against police brutality and racial and social injustice last summer, companies across the country renewed their focus on implementing diversity and antiracism training sessions as part of a larger effort to acknowledge the effects of institutional racism and not only seek to root it out in the workplace, but also to create a more racially and ethnically representative workforce.