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Chas Danner

  1. covid-19
    How to Get Free N95 Masks From the GovernmentStarting this week, the Biden administration will distribute 400 million free N95 masks. Here’s everything we know about the program.
  2. covid-19
    New York State’s Mask Mandate Reinstated, For NowA state appellate court judge granted a stay after the state sued to block an earlier ruling which struck down the mandate.
  3. explainer
    What We Know About the Texas Synagogue Hostage StandoffRabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker said Monday that he and two other hostages were able to escape after he threw a chair at their captor.
  4. omicron
    Seriously, Upgrade Your Face MaskOmicron is everywhere. Infectious-disease doctor Abraar Karan explains why it’s long past time to start wearing high-filtration respirators like N95s.
  5. medical breakthroughs
    A Pig’s Heart Has Been Successfully Transplanted Into a Human for the First TimeThe 57-year-old man who received a heart from a genetically modified pig is still doing well three days after the operation.
  6. covid-19
    CDC Won’t Require Negative COVID Test to Leave IsolationThe agency updated its new guidelines for shorter isolation and quarantine periods, but doubled down on not recommending a negative COVID test.
  7. politics
    Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Twitter Account Permanently SuspendedThe company said Greene had violated its COVID-19 misinformation policy for a fifth and final time.
  8. covid-19
    What to Know About the New COVID-19 Antiviral PillsThe FDA has issued an emergency use authorization for the Pfizer treatment, which will be available by the end of the year.
  9. politics
    Manchin’s Sudden Spike of Build Back Better Act Draws White House RebukeThe senator is apparently pulling the plug on the massive social policy and climate legislation, infuriating fellow Democrats.
  10. covid-19
    5 Ways to Understand the U.S. Climb to 800,000 COVID DeathsGrappling with another horrifying milestone as the Omicron phase of the pandemic nears.
  11. extreme weather
    Many Feared Dead After Tornadoes Tear Through Central U.S.: UpdatesAt least 50 people may have been killed at a factory in Kentucky. More than 30 tornadoes struck at least six states overnight Friday.
  12. covid-19
    CDC Recommends Taking an At-Home COVID Test Before Indoor GatheringsThe new guidance says self-tests can be used regardless of vaccination status, the presence of symptoms, or a prior exposure to COVID-19.
  13. foreign policy
    U.S. Announces Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing OlympicsAmerican athletes will still be able to compete, but no U.S. delegation will attend in an effort to call out China’s human rights abuses.
  14. the fallout
    CNN Fires Chris CuomoThe cable-news host was terminated amid an internal review, days after a former colleague accused him of sexual misconduct.
  15. covid-19
    All Adults Now Eligible for COVID Booster Shots: FDA, CDCEveryone 18 and older who was fully vaccinated at least six months ago may now receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.
  16. explainer
    What to Know About Booster Shots, NowCountless Americans are now eligible for a booster dose of any of the three U.S.-authorized COVID vaccines.
  17. covid-19
    New Documents Detail How Trump White House Interfered in CDC’s COVID ResponseEmails and transcripts released by congressional investigators reveal more about Trump administration efforts to influence and muzzle CDC scientists.
  18. politics
    FBI Raids James O’Keefe’s Apartment Amid Probe Over Ashley Biden’s Stolen DiaryAgents raided the Project Veritas founder’s home, as well as two other two locations linked to people who worked for the group.
  19. politics
    House Passes $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, Delays Social-Spending BillThe seemingly eternal Infrastructure Week is finally almost over, but House Democrats delayed action on the Build Back Better social-spending bill.
  20. facebook
    What Is Being Leaked in the Facebook Papers?A guide to the newly reported revelations from a trove of internal company documents shared by a company whistleblower.
  21. crime and punishment
    Giuliani Ally Lev Parnas Convicted of Making Illegal Campaign DonationsThe one-time major player in Trump’s Ukraine scandal is going to prison on unrelated campaign-finance charges.
  22. international affairs
    Haitian Kidnappers Demand $17 Million for Return of American MissionariesWhat we know about the unfolding situation.
  23. crime
    Robert Durst Has COVID, Is on VentilatorThe real-estate heir and convicted murder was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday.
  24. tourism
    Fully Vaccinated Travelers Can Visit U.S. Starting November 8The U.S. will soon allow fully vaccinated visitors from more than 30 countries, including via the borders with Canada and Mexico.
  25. nfl
    Jon Gruden Is Out of a Job Following Email ScandalIn addition to a racist comment about a Black NFL union leader, Gruden frequently made homophobic and misogynistic remarks, per a new report.
  26. halloween
    Fauci Endorses Return of Trick-or-Treating“Go out there and enjoy Halloween,” he advised parents.
  27. the law
    Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Abortion BanAs expected, the conservative-leaning Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked a lower court’s ruling against the law.
  28. liveblog
    Confused Nation Keeps Refreshing As Facebook, Instagram Disappear: UpdatesThe mysterious outage appears to be ending.
  29. the media
    Is Ozy Alive or Dead?Embattled CEO Carlos Watson said the shuttered company is having a “Lazarus moment.” Tell that to your employees.
  30. pandora papers
    New Leak Exposes Massive Trove of Offshore Wealth DocumentsThe Pandora Papers expose the secret assets of 35 current and former heads of state, and many others among the world’s wealthy elite.
  31. politics
    Trump Still Really Wants His Twitter Account BackHe has asked a federal judge to make Twitter reinstate his account.
  32. lawsuits
    Alex Jones Must Pay Damages in Two Sandy Hook Cases: JudgeHow much he’ll have to pay the parents of two children killed in the school shooting will now be decided by a jury.
  33. vaccine mandates
    Vaccine Mandate for New York City Teachers ReinstatedTeachers and school staff have until 5 p.m. Friday to get their first dose of a COVID vaccine, after a federal court denied an appeal.
  34. transportation
    Amtrak Train Derails in Montana, Killing 3 PeopleAs many as 50 people were injured. The cause of the derailment, which sent eight cars off the tracks, is not yet clear.
  35. politics
    Protest Over Capitol Riot Arrests a NoneventMedia and police far outnumbered actual protesters on the National Mall on Saturday.
  36. crime
    Robert Durst Found Guilty of Murdering FriendThe real-estate heir was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Susan Berman in 2000 in an attempt to conceal how he had murdered his wife.
  37. booster shots
    FDA Panel Recommends Booster Shots for Those 65 and Over, But Not EveryoneThe panel’s vote against authorizing third shots of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for those 16 and over may derail the Biden administration’s booster plan.
  38. afghanistan
    U.S. Admits Deadly Kabul Drone Strike Was ‘Horrible Mistake’The air strike killed ten civilians, including seven children — not an ISIS-K car bomber.
  39. covid-19
    No, COVID Vaccines Don’t Cause Swollen TesticlesOr impotence. Or infertility.
  40. politics
    FBI Releases Inconclusive Report on Saudi 9/11 LinksBut some who represent survivors and victims’ relatives are nonetheless celebrating the declassified document as significant.
  41. afghanistan
    Final U.S. Drone Strike In Kabul May Have Been Deadly MistakeTwo new investigations suggest that the U.S. airstrike, which killed 10 civilians, likely targeted an innocent man.
  42. big tech
    Judge Orders Apple to End Stranglehold on In-App PurchasesThe ruling could cost the company billions in App Store revenue.
  43. louisiana
    Louisiana Is Still Reeling From Hurricane IdaNew deaths are still being reported and more than 500,000 remain powerless, among other dangerous problems.
  44. afghanistan
    U.S. Airstrike Against ISIS Said to Have Killed 10 CiviliansSeven children are reportedly among the dead after a missile slammed into a target in Kabul neighborhood.
  45. afghanistan
    U.S. Airstrike Targets ISIS-K ‘Planner’ in AfghanistanThe U.S. conducted a drone strike in retaliation for Thursday’s devastating suicide bombing outside Kabul’s airport.
  46. lab-leak hypothesis
    U.S. Intelligence Review Inconclusive on COVID OriginsThe country’s spy agencies say they need more information to be able to say for sure where the virus came from.
  47. afghanistan
    Biden Will Not Extend Kabul Evacuation DeadlineThough he added in an address Tuesday that the August 31 timeline is “contingent on the Taliban continuing to cooperate.”
  48. afghanistan
    One Dead After Firefight Breaks Out at Kabul AirportMeanwhile, the U.S. military evacuated 10,400 people over a 24-hour period, a new high for the effort.
  49. extreme weather
    Henri Brings Deluge of Record Rainfall to NortheastThe storm has weakened to a tropical depression, but flash flooding remains a threat for parts of several states through Monday.
  50. andrew cuomo
    Cuomo Moves His Stuff to Sister’s HouseBut it’s not clear if that’s where the disgraced governor will next hang his hat.
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