1st known Omicron death in U.S. reported in Texas

1st known Omicron death in U.S. reported in Texas

Promoting Women in Trucking Workforce Act was Republican-led bill incorporated into infrastructure…

This post was originally published on this sitePromoting Women in Trucking Workforce Act was Republican-led bill incorporated into infrastructure law, but its lead Republican sponsors still voted against Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI8) Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) Sadly, the bill does nothing to remedy the dearth of female trucks in the Cars movie franchise. Context The Infrastructure Investment […]

California sues Walmart over toxic waste dumping

This post was originally published on this site The US state of California announced Monday it is suing Walmart, alleging the retail giant unlawfully disposes of millions of toxic waste items. The state said it had conducted 58 inspections of trash compactors at Walmart stores between 2015 and 2021 and found items that require special […]

Christmas Travel Rebounds Despite Official Handwringing About Omicron

This post was originally published on this site  Millions of Americans are traveling home for Christmas this year, despite official handwringing about the need for caution in the face of the new omicron variant. On December 20, some 2.1 million people passed through airport checkpoints according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). That’s nearly double […]

Warren targets supermarket chains over high food prices

This post was originally published on this siteSen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said in a letter to leadership at Kroger, Albertson’s and Publix that the grocery store chains are profiting off of struggling American families during the pandemic. “While many Americans faced the loss of…

Pentagon stops short of banning military membership in extremist groups

This post was originally published on this site By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon stopped short on Monday of creating a list of extremist groups that military members cannot join and declined to say explicitly whether refusing to view President Joe Biden as America’s legitimate leader was a violation of […]

Moderna vaccine needs only ‘minor adjustments’ for omicron, CEO says

This post was originally published on this siteModerna Chief Executive Officer Stephane Bancel said on Tuesday that the vaccine maker hopes to begin clinical trials for a booster shot to protect against the omicron variant of COVID-19 early next year.”It only needs minor adjustments for…

Dr. Fauci issues new warning over the omicron variant

This post was originally published on this site  Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, listens during a Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The contagious omicron variant has been raging around the world and […]

Democrats set to play hardball with Manchin

This post was originally published on this siteSenate Democrats are signaling they plan to take more of a hardball approach to pressuring Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to support their climate and social spending agenda after months of kid-glove treatment failed to deliver his vote.Democrats…

Booming U.S. Economy Ripples World-Wide, Straining Supply Chains and Driving Up Prices

This post was originally published on this siteThe force of the American expansion is inducing overseas companies to invest in the U.S., betting that the growth is still accelerating and will outpace other major economies.

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