Former New York Post digital editor sues Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.

A former top editor of the New York Post has sued News Corp., alleging she faced years of retaliation at the publishing company for complaining about sexual advances by the Post’s former editor in chief, Col Allan, one of Rupert Murdoch’s longest-serving lieutenants.Michelle Gotthelf, who was managing editor of the Post’s digital edition until last…

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Biden nominates Muslim woman to the federal bench, a first in US history as he diversifies the judiciary

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden intends to nominate a Muslim woman for a federal judgeship for the first time in U.S. history Wednesday as part of his administration’s push to reshape the federal judiciary with historic diversity.Nusrat Jahan Choudhury, the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, is Biden’s nominee for the United States District Court for the…

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White House says it will distribute 400 million free N95 masks to protect against omicron

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will make 400 million N95 masks available for free at thousands of locations across the country, a White House official said Wednesday, as health experts stress the importance of high-quality face coverings to protect against the omicron variant of the coronavirus.The plan consists of working with pharmacies and community health…

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Rise of right-wing apps seen worsening midterm disinformation

A growing constellation of right-wing social media apps and sites are seeing their user bases grow, creating an echo chamber that experts fear will promote disinformation and outright lies about the midterm elections.A major concern: increased calls for violence. What began in the past few years as fringe and sparsely populated alternatives to established social media…

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North Korea says latest launch was test of tactical guided missiles

1/2 North Korea said Tuesday that its latest weapons test verified the accuracy of a tactical guided missile system. Analysts say Pyongyang fired a pair of KN-24 solid-fuel short-range ballistic missiles, highly maneuverable weapons based on the American ATACMS. Photo by KCNA/EPA-EFE SEOUL, Jan. 18 (UPI) — North Korea confirmed the accuracy of a pair…

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4th Vaccine Shot Likely ‘Not Good Enough’ To Protect Against Omicron, Israeli Researcher Says

Topline A fourth Covid-19 vaccine dose may provide only limited protection against infection from the omicron variant, an Israeli researcher studying the shots said Monday based on preliminary findings, as a number of countries roll out the extra booster shots to at-risk groups. Moshe Geva Rosso receives a fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on…

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Many Americans ‘Frustrated’ With Biden After First Year—Approval Numbers Still Better Than Trump’s

Topline Nearly one year into Joe Biden’s presidency, half  of Americans report being frustrated with his performance and are unsatisfied with his handling of the economy, high inflation rates and the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a poll released Sunday from CBS News and YouGov.  U.S. President Joe Biden gives remarks on his administration’s response to…

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United States surpasses 850,000 total COVID-19 deaths, 800,000 daily cases

1/5 The United States has surpassed 850,000 COVID-19 deaths while reporting a seven-day average of more than 800,000 new daily cases nationwide, Johns Hopkins University data showed Sunday. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Jan. 16 (UPI) — The United States has surpassed 850,000 total COVID-19 deaths just one month after reporting 800,000 fatalities…

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