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The U.S Supreme Court denied an attempt to block the implementation of the Texas Heartbeat Act.
5-4 Ruling: Supreme Court Rejects Plea to Block Texas Abortion Law
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a motion to block a new abortion law from taking effect in Texas. In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court allowed the Texas Heartbeat Act (Senate Bill 8), which...
The new Mu COVID-19 variant has shown potential of bypassing vaccine-elicited immunity.
WHO Monitoring New ‘Mu’ COVID-19 Variant, Could Be Vaccine-Resistant
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently classified the B.1.621 strain of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), also known as Mu, as a Variant of Interest (VOI). The variant, first identified in Colombia in Jan. 2021, is...
Apple is facing a lawsuit for recording people's conversations without them knowing.
Recording User Conservation Without Consent, Apple and Google Facing Lawsuits
Big tech firms Apple and Google are facing lawsuits due to reports of their voice assistants violating user privacy. Assistants record voices when users spell out certain keywords. Sometimes, the voice assistants accidentally record conversations...
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is sworn in to testify before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on May 13, 2021 in Washington, DC.
50,000 Afghans Allowed Entry Into the United States As Americans Remain Stranded in Afghanistan
Alejandro Mayorkas, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary, has stated that at least 50,000 Afghan nationals who evacuated following the Taliban takeover would be admitted into the United States. He did not say exactly how...
A McDonalds in Oregon has lowered its working age to attract new staff.
Oregon McDonald’s Hopes 14-Year-Olds Will Solve ‘Staffing Issues’
A banner hung up by the staff of a McDonald’s in Oregon has caught the attention of the Internet. It is calling for the services of teenagers to apply for a job due to “staffing...
Pfizer to Make $2.3 Billion Deal to Acquire Trillium, Blood Cancer Drugmaker
On Monday, Pfizer Inc. announced it would buy Canadian drug developer Trillium Therapeutics Inc via a $2.26 billion deal to reinforce its investments in blood cancer therapies. Pfizer already acquired a $25 million stake in...
The European Union has recommended the imposition of a travel restriction on Americans.
European Union Recommends Banning American Travelers
The European Union (EU) has recommended its member states institute travel bans on visitors from the United States due to its high number of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. In addition to America, five more...
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US Offers $5 Million Bounty For Wanted Chinese Fentanyl Trafficker
A Chinese fentanyl trafficker who was the leader of a transnational drug trafficking group illegally trafficked fentanyl, causing four deaths and five injuries in the United States.  On Aug. 30, the U.S. State Department offered...
A Cessna Citation X passenger jet refueling from Santa Fe Municipal Airport in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Cessna Hits Laser Factory in Fiery Crash, Killing Doctors on Board
A married Boston couple, both doctors, and their two pilots died in a fiery crash shortly after takeoff from Robertson Airport in Plainville, CT. Witnesses said the private jet appeared to struggle to take off....