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Federal Covid Workplace Safety Rules Finally Here. But Only For Health Care Workers

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 14:46

The Biden Administration has issued an emergency rule that requires health care employers to take steps to protect their workers from Covid-19. For all other industries, there is updated guidance.

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Spring Numbers Show 'Dramatic' Drop In College Enrollment

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 14:43

Undergraduate college enrollment fell again this spring, down nearly 5% from a year ago. "It's really the end of a truly frightening year for higher education," one researcher says.

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Little Lady Liberty: France Is Sending The U.S. A Second, Smaller Statue Of Liberty

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 14:41

France is sending a mini Statue of Liberty to the U.S. It will stand across from the original Lady Liberty through the Independence Day holiday before being transported to the French Embassy in D.C.

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Clock Is Ticking In Vaccine Standoff Between Houston Hospital And 178 Employees

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 14:38

Employees at Houston Methodist who are unwilling to get the shot say the vaccines are unsafe and even "experimental." The hospital system's CEO says they're spouting "anti-vaccination rhetoric."

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A Shooter Killed 2 People Then Themselves At A Florida Supermarket, Police Say

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 14:34

A man, woman and child died in the shooting at a Publix in Royal Palm Beach, the sheriff's office said in a statement. It wasn't immediately clear whether the man or woman was the suspect.

Inner Workings Of DarkSide Cybergang Reveal It's Run Like Any Other Business

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 14:03

New York Times investigative reporter Michael Schwirtz gained access to the dashboard of DarkSide, a Russian ransomware operation that's pulled in more than $90 million since it began last August.

French Man Gets 4-Month Prison Sentence For Slapping Macron

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 13:36

The man was also banned from ever holding public office in France and from owning weapons for five years over the swipe, which caught President Macron's left cheek as he was greeting a crowd.

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India And Tech Companies Clash Over Censorship, Privacy And 'Digital Colonialism'

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 12:21

India's new social media rules give the government broad powers to block some content and break encryption. It's the latest in a standoff with tech companies over censorship, privacy and free speech.

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A Nun Stole $835,000 From A School To Feed A Gambling Habit, Prosecutors Say

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 11:59

Mary Margaret Kreuper, 79, agreed to plead guilty to one count of money laundering and one count of wire fraud. The federal charges carry a maximum prison term of 40 years.

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Japan Aims To Convince A Wary Public The Olympics Will Be Safe

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 11:11

Anger at the government's insistence on pushing ahead with the games remains intense, but Japan's ramped-up vaccination campaign may be helping to ease some safety fears about the games.

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With An Eye To History, Biden And Johnson Try To Rekindle The 'Special Relationship'

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 10:50

President Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed a 21st century "Atlantic Charter," an update of a document that tied the countries together during World War Two.

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India's COVID Orphans Face Trauma And Trafficking Risks

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 10:41

India is trying to track — and help — the hundreds of children orphaned by the pandemic. Are the government efforts enough to protect them?

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Congress Urged To Act As States Start Allowing Outside Cash For Student Athletes

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 09:28

Nearly 20 states will soon allow NCAA athletes to accept cash for the use of their image, name and likeness. Many say the result will be unfair advantages for some schools unless Congress acts.

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Ready, Set ... Think! Hackathon Aims To Kill Off Fake Health Rumors

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 08:54

How do you fight misinformation around neglected tropical diseases? In this competition, teams of college students across the globe had 24 hours to cook up a cool plan.

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See The Stunning Photos Of This Morning's 'Ring Of Fire' Solar Eclipse

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 08:24

If you didn't wake up early enough to see Thursday's solar eclipse yourself, photographers from the U.S. to Asia to Europe snapped images of the striking astronomical event.

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Myanmar's Junta Accuses Aung San Suu Kyi Of Accepting Bribes And Misusing Authority

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 07:45

The ousted leader's lawyers denied the allegations when they were first raised three months ago by the military regime that toppled her elected government in a February coup.

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El Chapo's Wife Is Expected To Plead Guilty To Helping Run The Global Drug Cartel

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 06:00

Emma Coronel Aispuro is accused of acting as a messenger for the crime boss to keep the Sinaloa cartel in business. She's also charged with helping to stage her husband's tunnel escape from prison.

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Inflation Is Surging. The Price Of A Toyota Pickup Truck Helps Explain Why

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 05:36

The Labor Department will report the latest inflation data on Thursday. It comes after the consumer price index rose 4.2% in April from a year ago, the highest in more than a dozen years.

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A Growing Number Of Critics Raise Alarms About The Electoral College

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 05:35

The Electoral College, which has benefited Republicans in some recent elections, also factors into debate over GOP bills aiming to change state-level election laws.

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Child Labor Surges For The First Time In 20 Years. The Pandemic May Make That Worse.

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 05:21

An estimated 160 million children were involved in child labor around the world at the beginning of 2020, according to a new report.

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