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Olympics Virus Cases Raise Tricky Questions About Testing

Moreover, questions about transmission remain unsettled. Vaccinated people with asymptomatic or breakthrough infections may still be able to pass the virus on to others, but it is not yet clear how often that happens. Until that science is more definitive, or until vaccination rates rise, it is best to err on the side of safety […]

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Taliban Seem To Have “Strategic Momentum” In Afghanistan: Top US Official

The Taliban now controls about half of Afghanistan’s roughly 400 districts. (File) Washington: The Taliban appear to have the “strategic momentum” in their sweeping offensives across Afghanistan, but their victory is far from assured, the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff General Mark Milley said Wednesday. Nearly 20 years after the US toppled […]


Is the U.S. Economy Too Hot or Too Cold? Yes.

Here’s a riddle: What is both too hot and too cold? The answer: the United States economy in the summer of 2021. That is the common thread that comes through in economic data; shifts in financial markets; anecdotes from businesses; and experiences of ordinary people who are simultaneously enjoying higher incomes and facing higher prices […]


Airtel, Intel Announce Partnership to Jointly Develop Key 5G Infrastructure

Bharti Airtel, the second largest telecom operator in India by volume of mobile users, and Intel, one of the world’s most prominent chipmakers, have announced a partnership that will see the two companies collaborate on developing key network infrastructure for next generation 5G connectivity in India. According to the announcement made earlier today, the companies […]


Linebacker Vince Williams, 31, informs Pittsburgh Steelers of his retirement after eight seasons

PITTSBURGH — On the eve of the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ first training camp practice, veteran inside linebacker Vince Williams informed the team of his retirement Wednesday. Williams, 31, played eight seasons with the organization after being selected in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL draft. Williams was initially released by the team in March because […]

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Water Crisis Protests Persist In Iran, With Chants In Capital -reports

DUBAI:Protesters angry about water shortages took to the streets of southwest Iran for a sixth night in a row on Tuesday, with mounting violence, while Tehran residents chanted anti-government slogans, according to videos posted on social media on Wednesday and Iranian news outlets. Videos uploaded by social media users showed security forces using teargas to […]


Jeff Bezos vows to fight climate change, but space tourism could do more harm, critics say.

Upon descending from his trip to the edge of space on Tuesday, Jeff Bezos, the richest person on the planet, reaffirmed his commitment to fight climate change. “We have to build a road to space so that our kids and their kids can build a future,” he told MSNBC. Mr. Bezos says space tourism is […]


Washington State’s Nick Rolovich says he’s unvaccinated, will do Pac-12 media day remotely

Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich announced Wednesday afternoon that he has chosen not to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, and that he would be remotely joining Pac-12 media day on July 27. “As the Pac-12 Conference has required that all in-person participants at next week’s Pac-12 Football Media Day be fully vaccinated, I will participate […]

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Infrastructure bill fails first vote; Senate to try again

WASHINGTON: Senate Republicans rejected an effort Wednesday to begin debate on a big infrastructure deal that a bipartisan group of senators brokered with President Joe Biden. But supporters in both parties remained hopeful of another chance in coming days. Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York had scheduled the procedural vote that he described […]


The Amazonification of Space Begins in Earnest

The anniversary of the Apollo moon landing marked one small step for space travel but a giant leap for space billionaires. Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson vividly demonstrated this month that soaring up to the near reaches of the sky appeared safe and, above all, a lark. The planet has so many problems that it […]