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‘Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vacciiiine!’

“Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vacciiiine! I’m begging of you please don’t hesitate,” sang Dolly Parton, riffing on her hit song “Jolene” as she received her first Covid-19 vaccine dose. “I know I’m trying to be funny now, but I’m dead serious about the vaccine,” she told the camera. “I think we all want to get back…

Biden still working through Tanden replacement options as Hill Democrats push Young

President Joe Biden is still working through the process of replacing Neera Tanden’s failed Office of Management and Budget director nomination, as congressional Democrats ramp up pressure for Shalanda Young, a well-respected congressional staffer, according to multiple officials. With Tanden’s nomination on the ropes for more than a week, White House officials have been quietly…

John Oates revives music festival to help fight pandemic-related hunger crisis

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Oates and his wife Aimee are reviving Oates Song Fest 7908 to fundraise for Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. The economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic is driving up food insecurity across America. Feeding America estimates that one in six Americans could face food insecurity as…

Leaving Las Vegas: Sands is selling its casinos in a $6.25 billion deal

Las Vegas Sands Corp., the upscale resort and casino company founded by the late Sheldon Adelson, is leaving its namesake city and selling its two Nevada properties in a $6.25 billion deal. Apollo Global Management and Vici Properties are partnering to buy the Venetian, a 7,000 room resort on the Las Vegas Strip, and the…

The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022

Senate elections typically happen only every two years — except sometimes they’re three years in a row. Democrats picked up two seats in November 2020. They won two more in Georgia runoffs in January 2021. And in 2022, they’ll be fighting to keep control of the evenly divided chamber, where Vice President Kamala Harris is…

Airbase hosting US troops in Iraq targeted in rocket attack, coalition says

An airbase hosting US, Iraqi and coalition forces in Iraq was targeted on Wednesday by at least 10 rockets, US coalition officials said. The Al-Asad airbase was struck by grad missiles, Iraqi officials said earlier Wednesday. There are no reports of casualties or damage, and no group immediately claimed responsibility. The rocket launcher was found…

Exclusive: Wall Street is in for a rude awakening, former NY Fed president says

Wall Street threw a fit last week when Treasury rates spiked. The stock market tanked and investors feared the economy was overheating. Former New York Fed President Bill Dudley is warning that the temper tantrums are only just beginning. “They want the economy to overheat,” Dudley told CNN Business, referring to the Fed. “And my…

House to vote on sweeping government, ethics and election bill

The House is expected to vote Wednesday on HR 1, a sweeping government, ethics and election bill that Democrats have made a signature legislative priority. HR 1 passed the House during the last Congress after Democrats won back the majority, but it failed to advance in the Republican-controlled Senate. Now that Democrats also control the…

Perseverance will search for ancient life on Mars. These places are next

When NASA’s Perseverance rover begins surveying the Martian surface in the coming months, the robotic explorer will be searching for signs of ancient life. Then, “Percy,” as she’s known to her team on Earth, will actually collect those samples, and future missions will return them to Earth. Perseverance is NASA’s first true astrobiology mission in…

Losing our sense of control during the pandemic

On a recent trip to the supermarket, I was trying and failing miserably to open a plastic bag to tuck my broccoli into — without licking my fingers for some much-needed traction because, well, pandemic — when I nearly lost it. My frustration only increased when all the huffing and puffing at the useless attempts…

How to help your kids get enough sleep, especially during the Covid pandemic

Getting enough sleep was tough even before the pandemic. With disrupted routines, extra screen time and the incredible amount of stress most people face now, sleep routines seem to have gone quickly but quietly downhill. And from what I’m seeing in my child psychiatry practice — kids are suffering especially hard. Consider the work our…

At the Supreme Court, even time is up to interpretation

“Life is short,” Chief Justice John Roberts said during a Supreme Court oral argument session in January. “They only have so much time.” Roberts was referring to Federal Communications Commission rule changes, but he could easily have meant his eight fellow justices as the court continues to work remotely during the coronavirus pandemic. The justices…

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks another record during his 600th league game

Cristiano Ronaldo wrote his name into football’s record books once again on the occasion of his 600th league game. When he netted Juventus’ third goal in a 3-0 victory against Spezia on Tuesday, Ronaldo became the first player to score at least 20 goals over 12 consecutive seasons in Europe’s top five leagues. Alvaro Morata…

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