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DHS needs better Covid-19 protocols at US-Mexico border to prevent putting migrants and staff at risk, watchdog finds
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DHS needs better Covid-19 protocols at US-Mexico border to prevent putting migrants and staff at risk, watchdog finds

The Department of Homeland Security needs to enhance its Covid-19 prevention measures at the US-Mexico border, a newly released report from the department inspector general has found. “Without stronger COVID-19 prevention measures in place, DHS is putting its workforce, support staff, communities, and migrants at greater risk of contracting the virus,” concluded the report, which…MORE

Doctor argues for more research into effects of Covid-19 vaccines on menstruation

Doctor argues for more research into effects of Covid-19 vaccines on menstruation

Clinical trials for coronavirus vaccines should include examination of any possible effects on women’s menstrual cycles — if only because so many women are worried about possible problems, a British expert argued Wednesday. But there’s also evidence the immune response prompted by both vaccines and viral infections can temporarily affect menstrual cycles, so studying these…MORE

Former US gymnast calls for ‘follow-through’ after Larry Nassar hearing
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Former US gymnast calls for ‘follow-through’ after Larry Nassar hearing

Former US rhythmic gymnast Jessica Howard said Wednesday that she “would really like to see some follow-through” after top US gymnasts gave harrowing testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee about how Federal Bureau of Investigation agents mishandled the Larry Nassar investigation. The testimony from Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols came after…MORE

Students fight back against a book ban that has a Pennsylvania community divided

Students fight back against a book ban that has a Pennsylvania community divided

Students in a southern Pennsylvania school district are battling the latest example of panic spreading over how history and race are taught in schools across the US. “I don’t think a moral compass will let you ban books about equality and loving each other,” Central York High School senior Christina Ellis told CNN. Ellis is…MORE

Democratic resistance to drug pricing plan underscores dilemma for party
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Democratic resistance to drug pricing plan underscores dilemma for party

A small group of House Democrats voted against key drug pricing provisions on Wednesday in two separate committee markups, underscoring the challenges the party is facing to stay united as it races to finalize sweeping legislation to expand the nation’s social safety net. Democratic Reps. Scott Peters of California, Kurt Schrader of Oregon and Kathleen…MORE

Takeaways from the Senate hearing on the FBI’s failures to investigate gymnasts’ charges against Nassar

Takeaways from the Senate hearing on the FBI’s failures to investigate gymnasts’ charges against Nassar

A Senate hearing Wednesday gave several acclaimed gymnasts who were abused by Larry Nassar a powerful platform to call out the system that failed them. Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman focused on how the FBI botched its investigation into allegations against Nassar and the intimidation that came from the sport’s governing…MORE

Colorado attorney general report found Aurora police racially biased and fire department administered ketamine illegally
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Colorado attorney general report found Aurora police racially biased and fire department administered ketamine illegally

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office released the findings of its 14-month investigation into the Aurora police and fire departments Wednesday. The 112-page report found that the police department has a pattern of practicing racially biased policing, excessive force, and has failed to record legally required information when interacting with the community, according to a news…MORE

Pope Francis says bishops should be pastors, not politicians in US debate on denying Biden communion over abortion
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Pope Francis says bishops should be pastors, not politicians in US debate on denying Biden communion over abortion

Pope Francis on Wednesday said bishops debating whether to deny communion to public figures who support abortion rights, such as President Joe Biden, should make their decisions from a “pastoral” viewpoint and not a political one. “The problem is not theological, it’s pastoral,” Francis told reporters while traveling from Slovakia to Rome on Wednesday. “How…MORE

Democrats eye end-of-month showdown with GOP on debt ceiling as anxiety grows in the ranks
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Democrats eye end-of-month showdown with GOP on debt ceiling as anxiety grows in the ranks

Democratic leaders are actively discussing attaching an increase to the national debt limit onto a must-pass spending bill to keep the government open, setting up an end-of-the-month partisan standoff with Republicans on the eve of a key deadline to keep federal agencies operating. What’s still unknown: What will happen next if Republicans block that plan.…MORE

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