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J&J reportedly sought help from rivals after blood clot concerns emerged

Johnson & Johnson sought help from its three rival Covid-19 vaccine makers to look into reports of blood clots, but Pfizer and Moderna both declined, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the situation. Only AstraZeneca agreed, according to the WSJ. J&J also wanted to build an informal alliance with its…

‘Unacceptable and unconscionable’: Top progressives outraged Biden won’t raise refugee cap

Prominent progressive lawmakers expressed outrage on Friday in response to the news that President Joe Biden will sign an emergency determination that keeps the Trump-era refugee cap of 15,000 — a significant reversal from his administration’s proposal earlier this year to lift the cap to 62,500. The declaration will bring back regional allocations, in effect…

This is what we know about the shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility

Authorities are on the scene of yet another mass shooting Friday, this time at a FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis. Deputy Chief Craig McCartt of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police said in a news conference Friday morning the investigation “is still very much in its infancy,” and there are still questions investigators are working to answer.…

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Russian cosmonauts are returning to Earth

Just days after the International Space Station’s crew reached 10 people, three are ready to return to Earth. Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will end their 185-day mission on the space station Friday. Their departure in the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft will air live on NASA’s TV channel and…

Authorities were warned about FedEx suspect’s potential for violence, sources say

The suspect in the Indianapolis mass shooting at a FedEx Ground facility was known to federal and local authorities prior to the attack. A family member of the suspected shooter reached out to authorities warning about the suspect’s potential for violence, according to three law enforcement sources briefed on the matter. It was not clear…

Trump EPA appointee blocked public release of cancer danger, inspector general says

Trump administration political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency repeatedly squashed efforts to warn the public about a cancer-causing gas in their neighborhood, according to a new review. The EPA inspector general said Bill Wehrum, a former attorney for the fossil fuel industry who led the air and radiation office, directed officials who investigated the…

Family of Tamir Rice asks Justice Department to reopen investigation into his death

The family of Tamir Rice sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland Friday asking him to reopen the investigation into the boy’s 2014 shooting death and to convene a grand jury to consider charges against the Cleveland police officers who killed him. FormerĀ AG William Barr announced in December that the Justice Department would not…

George W. Bush calls for bipartisan immigration action

Former Republican President George W. Bush is calling for bipartisan action on several immigration measures, calling for a restoration of “the people’s confidence in an immigration system that serves both our values and our interests.” In a Washington Post op-ed published on Friday, Bush strikes a gentler tone on immigration than the one often uttered…

Democratic congressman calls on Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones on Friday said Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer should retire this summer, becoming the first congressional member to publicly call for the 82-year-old justice to step down. “There’s no question that Justice Breyer, for whom I have great respect, should retire at the end of this term,” the New York Democrat…

Inflation is coming, the question is when

The stock market is soaring and bond yields have pulled back after a big spike earlier this year. But make no mistake: Investors still have plenty to fret about when it comes to the threat of inflation. The US economy is rebounding thanks to stimulus and Covid-19 vaccines. Retail sales went through the roof in…

Biden won’t raise refugee cap this fiscal year in a reversal on earlier pledge

President Joe Biden will sign a declaration on Friday to speed refugee admissions to the US but not raise the refugee cap, as he has committed to doing — a significant reversal from his administration’s proposal earlier this year to lift the cap to 62,500. Instead, Biden will sign an emergency determination that keeps the…

This $800 million whistleblower program is losing its top cop

The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s highly-successful whistleblower program is stepping down at a delicate moment for the market watchdog. Jane Norberg is leaving the SEC on Friday, after presiding over a four-and-half-year period during which the whistleblower office handed out a staggering $702 million in awards to 114 individuals who aided the…

White House press briefing interrupted by flyover for new WWI memorial

Low-flying F-22 Raptors momentarily interrupted the White House press briefing on Friday as their roar could be heard and felt in buildings in and around downtown Washington. While describing President Joe Biden’s upcoming schedule for next week, White House press secretary Jen Psaki had to pause and say: “Wow — there’s a plane right overhead,…

Russia sanctions eight US officials and expels diplomats in retaliation for Biden’s actions

Russia has sanctioned eight senior US administration officials, including FBI director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, barring them from entering the country in retaliation for President Joe Biden’s sweeping sanctions against the Kremlin on Thursday. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also said the Kremlin has advised the US Ambassador to Russia, John…

Helen McCrory, ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’ star, dead at 52

Helen McCrory, the British actress best known for her roles in the ‘Harry Potter’ films and ‘Peaky Blinders,’ has died, her husband, actor Damian Lewis, announced on Friday. McCrory, who was 52, died “peacefully at home” after “an heroic battle with cancer,” the “Homeland” star said in a tweet. The London-born actress, who starred as…

Cotton threatens to stall US attorney nominees from Democratic states

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas is threatening to stall the nominations of US attorneys from states represented by Democrats on the Judiciary Committee in retribution for the committee’s Democrats moving forward on a Justice Department nominee over GOP objections. Cotton said on the Senate floor Thursday during debate on the nomination of Vanita Gupta…

DMX featured on new song with French Montana and Swizz Beatz

Swizz Beatz and French Montana have a new song out with the late DMX. The song, “Been to War,” appears on Season 2 of Epix’s “Godfather of Harlem.” DMX was dear friends with Swizz Beatz. Check it out below: DMX died last week at the age of 50, following a heart attack at his home…

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