Biden Seeks to Use Infrastructure Plan to Address Racial Inequities

WASHINGTON — America’s most celebrated infrastructure initiative, the interstate highway system, rammed an elevated freeway through the center of Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans in the late 1960s. It claimed dozens of Black-owned businesses, along with oak trees and azalea bushes that had shaded Black children playing in the large neutral ground in the middle […]

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Can Vaccinated People Spread the Virus? We Don’t Know, Scientists Say.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday walked back controversial comments made by its director, Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, suggesting that people who are vaccinated against the coronavirus never become infected or transmit the virus to others. The assertion called into question the precautions that the agency had urged vaccinated people to take […]

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US Looks To Keep Critical Sectors Safe From Cyberattacks

WASHINGTON: A top Biden administration official says the government is undertaking a new effort to help electric utilities, water districts and other critical industries protect against potentially damaging cyberattacks. Our aim is to ensure that control systems serving 50,000 or more Americans have the core technology to detect and block malicious cyber activity,” Anne Neuberger, […]

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World Powers, Iran To Hold Virtual Nuclear Talks Friday

The online meeting will be chaired by senior European Union diplomat Enrique Mora. (Representational) Brussels, Belgium: World powers and Iran will meet by videoconference to discuss the possible return of the United States to the Iran nuclear deal, the EU announced Thursday, in a development welcomed by Washington. Representatives of China, France, Germany, Russia, the […]