Fauci blasts Rand Paul’s Wuhan lab funding claim: ‘You do not know what you’re taking about’

WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the government’s top public health experts, got into a heated exchange at a Senate hearing Tuesday after Paul accused Fauci of lying to Congress about the role the National Institutes of Health played in funding research in Wuhan, China.”Senator Paul, you do not…

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Democrats introduced a bill to rename more than 1,000 forests, lakes, and mountain peaks named with racist slurs or offensive language

Over 1,000 places in the US, like streams and mountain peaks, have been flagged for offensive names. Democrats in Congress introduced a bill aimed at reviewing and revising the offensive names. Places that have been flagged include slurs for Black people, Native Americans, and Mexicans living in the US. LoadingSomething is loading. Congressional Democrats introduced…

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The current drought is worldwide. Here’s how different places are fighting it

The world is facing unprecedented levels of drought. In the U.S., nearly half the mainland is currently afflicted, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. The situation is especially dire in the Northwest, which is facing some of its driest conditions in over a century following a heat wave that killed hundreds of people.…

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Facebook suggests it’s more effective than Biden on vaccinations

Facebook on Saturday pushed back at President Joe Biden for the second time in as many days, suggesting the company has been more effective than the government in promoting Covid-19 vaccination after Biden said the social media behemoth is “killing people” with misinformation.Asked Friday for his message to social media platforms regarding vaccinations, Biden said,…

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Dow slides 300 points to cap off first weekly decline in a month amid inflation worries

A trader works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, New York, U.S., March 3, 2020. Andrew Kelly/Reuters US stocks dropped on Friday as investor concerns about rising inflation continued to linger.A better-than-expected June retail sales report was unable to move stocks higher.US consumers spent $621 billion at…

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Number of attempted crossings at southern U.S. border hits 21-year high

WASHINGTON — U.S. border agents stopped more than 188,000 immigrants trying to cross the southern U.S. border in June, marking a 21-year high in monthly border crossings, as the Biden administration considers lifting Covid-19 restrictions and allowing more immigrants to claim asylum in the U.S.The numbers were the highest since March 2000, when more than…

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N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo to be interviewed in state sexual harassment inquiry

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to meet this weekend with the lawyers leading the state attorney general’s inquiry into sexual harassment allegations against him, a source familiar with the situation confirmed to NBC News.Cuomo will be interviewed by Joon Kim and Anne Clark, the two outside lawyers leading Attorney General Letitia James’ inquiry…

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