Senate passes resolution to repeal Biden vaccine mandate, with help of two Democrats

The Senate passed a resolution Wednesday to repeal President Joe Biden’s vaccination-or-testing mandate for private sector employers in a bipartisan rebuke of a key component of the White House’s Covid-19 strategy.The measure, which needed only a simple majority to advance, passed in a 52-48 vote.It was supported by every Republican and two moderate Democrats: Sen.…

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FDA clears first Covid antibody treatment for immunocompromised before exposure

The Food and Drug Administration authorized the first injectable monoclonal antibody cocktail for long-term prevention of Covid-19 among people with weakened immune systems before they have been exposed to the coronavirus. The FDA issued an emergency use authorization Wednesday for AstraZeneca’s antibody cocktail, Evusheld, for what is known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, against Covid-19. To date,…

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Judge appoints special master in Project Veritas raids case

NEW YORK (AP) — A former federal judge was appointed Wednesday to ensure no First Amendment protections or attorney-client privileges are violated in the review of materials seized by U.S. law enforcement authorities from individuals connected with the conservative group Project Veritas.U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres in Manhattan said she was appointing Barbara Jones to…

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First migrants sent to Mexico from US under reboot of Trump-era scheme

A member of the Border Patrol’s Search, Trauma, and Rescue Unit (BORSTAR) observes the border wall in Sunland Park, New Mexico, U.S., July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Luis GonzalezRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comCIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The United States has returned the first two migrants to Mexico since restarting a…

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Tennessee medical board deletes anti-misinformation COVID-19 policy after GOP pressures to dissolve board

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s medical licensing board voted Tuesday to delete a policy opposing coronavirus misinformation from its website due to fears a powerful conservative lawmaker would otherwise dissolve the board and replace its members.The policy, unanimously adopted by the Board of Medical Examiners in September, establishes that doctors who spread demonstrably untrue information about COVID-19…

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Social Democrat Olaf Scholz elected as German chancellor

Designated German Chancellor Olaf Scholz reacts after being elected as new chancellor during a session of the German lower house of parliament Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, December 8, 2021. REUTERS/Annegret HilseRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comSocial Democrat receives clear majority in parliamentScholz takes oath of office after nomination by presidentMerkel hands over chancellery…

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Wisconsin Conservative Group Finds ‘No Evidence Of Widespread Fraud’ In 2020 Election

Topline A 10-month-long review of Wisconsin’s 2020 election conducted by a conservative group in the state found no signs of widespread or significant election fraud, according to a new report of its findings, further disproving continued baseless allegations of election fraud as the battleground state undergoes a contentious partisan election audit. Residents wait in line…

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