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Biden will announce vaccination requirement across federal government on Thursday
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Biden will announce vaccination requirement across federal government on Thursday

President Joe Biden will announce on Thursday a requirement that all federal employees and contractors be vaccinated against Covid-19, or be required to submit to regular testing and mitigation requirements, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter. The announcement will come in remarks where Biden is also expected to lay out a…MORE

Tesla just had a very good quarter. Wall Street is not impressed
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Tesla just had a very good quarter. Wall Street is not impressed

The last time Tesla reported quarterly earnings this far above Wall Street expectations, in October of 2019, it started the stock on one of the most incredible bull runs ever. Not this time. Shares of Tesla were down 3% in early afternoon trading Tuesday, despite a strong second quarter that blew away Wall Street forecasts…MORE

Hubble finds water vapor around Jupiter’s moon Ganymede
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Hubble finds water vapor around Jupiter’s moon Ganymede

The Hubble Space Telescope has spied evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere around Jupiter’s moon Ganymede, the largest moon in our solar system. The water vapor forms as the icy surface of the moon turns from a solid to a gas, a process called sublimation. Astronomers uncovered this water vapor while using a combination…MORE

CDC recommends encouraging everyone to wear a mask in school, regardless of vaccination status
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CDC recommends encouraging everyone to wear a mask in school, regardless of vaccination status

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Tuesday that localities encourage all teachers, staff, students, and visitors in schools to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. “In areas with substantial and high transmission, CDC recommends fully vaccinated people wear masks in public indoor settings to help prevent the spread of the…MORE

Simone Biles’ withdrawal reminds us that she’s human — and still very much the GOAT
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Simone Biles’ withdrawal reminds us that she’s human — and still very much the GOAT

Simone Biles came to the Tokyo Olympics looking to earn another gold medal or four and deliver yet another stellar performance before potentially retiring. But then she did something her fans had never seen before: She faltered. She was attempting an advanced vault move known as the Amanar, which she’d executed perfectly in a previous…MORE

‘January 6 still isn’t over for me’: Officers testify about mental health and lingering wounds from US Capitol attack
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‘January 6 still isn’t over for me’: Officers testify about mental health and lingering wounds from US Capitol attack

Four police officers who defended the US Capitol on January 6 made clear Tuesday they are still dealing with physical and mental trauma from the attack, at times becoming visibly emotional while describing those lingering wounds during a hearing before the House select committee investigating the events of that day. The four officers testifying —…MORE

CDC updates guidance, recommends vaccinated people wear masks indoors in certain areas
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CDC updates guidance, recommends vaccinated people wear masks indoors in certain areas

To prevent further spread of the Delta variant, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its mask guidance on Tuesday to recommend that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors when in areas with “substantial” and “high” transmission of Covid-19, which includes nearly two-thirds of all US counties. “In recent days I have seen…MORE

‘Prison Break’ star Wentworth Miller reveals autism diagnosis
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‘Prison Break’ star Wentworth Miller reveals autism diagnosis

Wentworth Miller has revealed he received an autism diagnosis a year ago, and he’s sharing his feelings about it with the world. The “Prison Break” star said on Instagram, “This isn’t something I’d change … immediately being autistic is central to who I am. To everything I’ve achieved/articulated.” He did not include a picture alongside…MORE

New evidence shows Trump appointees’ political interference with CDC weekly Covid data reports, House subcommittee says
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New evidence shows Trump appointees’ political interference with CDC weekly Covid data reports, House subcommittee says

A Democratic-led House select committee says it has uncovered evidence of political interference by the Trump administration into the federal government’s coronavirus response last year, including attempts to alter or block data reports from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detailing the dire effects of the virus. A new document released Tuesday details…MORE

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