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Nov 30 2021
New COVID-19 travel restrictions in the U.S. have revived the debate over immigration bans and national security, sparking criticisms of media bias and political hypocrisy.
President Joe Biden banned travel from eight African nations for non-U.S. citizens Monday in response to the emerging Omicron COVID-19 variant: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South AfricaThe Week - News Washington Examiner Fox News (Online News)
Mar 12 2022
Russian state media and some voices on social media claiming adherence to QAnon have widely spread an accusation that the U.S. is funding biological weapons laboratories in Ukraine, which most outlets across the spectrum have classified as "baseless."
Some theorize that Russia's reasoning for launching airstrikes on Ukraine is to destroy supposed bioweapon-manufacturing labs where Dr.New York Times (News) The Daily Signal BBC Fact Check
Nov 24 2021
Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving 2021 amid record-breaking price inflation, goods shortages and continued concerns about COVID-19.
Some frozen turkeys cost as much as 27% more than they did a year ago, and the prices of other Thanksgiving staples, such as potatoes, are up 5% annually. Meanwhile, new COVID-19 cases are up roughly 25% and hospitalizations are up 9% in the past twoCNN (Online News) Axios Fox News (Online News)
Nov 17 2021
An estimated 100,306 Americans died of drug overdoses from April 2020 to April 2021, the CDC reported Wednesday.
The CDC previously said there were 78,056 overdose deaths from April 2019 to April 2020 and 93,000 overdose deaths in 2020. Health officials attributed the deaths to the COVID-19 pandemic and the prevalence of synthetic opioids like fentanyl. According to data from TheWashington Post Associated Press National Review
Nov 08 2021
The US lifted its international travel ban Monday for the first time since March 2020, allowing foreigners from 33 nations as well as passengers from Canada and Mexico to cross the border. Travelers are required to show proof of vaccination and a recent negative coronavirus test taken within three days of travel. Unvaccinated children under the age of 18 are exempt from the requirement butBBC News Washington Post New York Post (News)
Nov 03 2021
The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it would begin tapering off its pandemic-era surge in monthly asset purchases this month. “It is time to taper,” Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said, “because the economy has made substantial progress towards our goals.” The central bank began buying billions of dollars of bonds and other assets in March 2020 to support the economy through the pandemicPolitico Fox Business CNBC
Oct 11 2021
Amid a series of massive flight disruptions, Southwest Airlines denounced “unfounded rumor and speculation” that the company’s recent decision to mandate vaccinations spurred cancellations and delays. The airline attributed the "high volume of cancellations" and delays to “weather challenges” in Florida and “unexpected air traffic control issues in the same region.” Southwest canceled a totalThe Federalist BuzzFeed News Axios
Sep 21 2021
President Joe Biden gave his first address as president to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, covering a wide range of issues and pledging to replace an “era of relentless war” with one of “relentless diplomacy.” Biden focused primarily on climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, saying, “Our shared grief is a poignant reminder that our collective future will hinge on our abilityCNBC Politico New York Post (News)
Sep 14 2021
Recent data about inflation, wages and poverty is driving confusion about the state of the U.S. economy. The Labor Department announced Tuesday that consumer prices rose 0.3% in August from July, another monthly rise but the slowest increase since January; consumer prices also rose annually again in August, up 5.3%. Producer prices rose in August by 8.3% annually, the highest jump sinceNew York Times (News) Wall Street Journal (News) The Epoch Times
Apr 18 2022
A federal judge in Florida has overturned the CDC's mask mandate on planes, trains, buses and other forms of public transportation.
U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump in 2020, ruled that the public health agency exceeded its legal authority. Mizelle also argued that the CDC failed to adequately justify its decision toNational Review Wall Street Journal (News) BuzzFeed News