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Biden Mandates Vaccines for Workers, Saying, ‘Our Patience Is Wearing Thin’

Slightly more than half of Americans, 53 percent, are fully vaccinated. The number of people seeking shots ticked up considerably in August, as Delta pushed the country’s daily average caseload over 150,000 for the first time since late January, overwhelming hospitals in hard-hit areas and killing roughly 1,500 people a day. But the vaccination rate […]

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Kentucky Lawmakers Scrap Statewide Mask Mandate In Schools

FRANKFORT, Ky.: Kentucky lawmakers, many not wearing masks, voted Thursday to scrap a statewide mask mandate in public schools and shifted masking decisions to local school boards, acting in a special session as the state’s worst COVID-19 surge threatens to overwhelm hospitals. The GOP-dominated legislature set education policies in response to disruptions caused by the […]


Covid Live Updates: Biden Unveils Vaccine Mandate Plan Covering Two-Thirds of U.S. Workers

Here’s what you need to know: Video transcript Back transcript Biden Mandates Vaccinations for Two-Thirds of U.S. Workers President Biden announced sweeping actions to get tens of millions of American workers vaccinated against the coronavirus, including private sector employees, health care workers and federal contractors. My job as president is to protect all Americans. So […]

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First Flight From Kabul Is Hailed as Positive Step Amid Troubling Signs

KABUL, Afghanistan — Ten days after the chaotic evacuation of Afghanistan came to an end, a lone jetliner lifted off from Kabul’s airport on Thursday, the first international passenger flight since American forces ended their 20-year presence in the country. The departure of the chartered Qatar Airways Boeing 777, with scores of Americans, Canadians and […]


Biden announces plan to mandate vaccines at businesses with 100 or more workers.

Daily Business Briefing Sept. 9, 2021Updated  Sept. 9, 2021, 6:59 p.m. ET Sept. 9, 2021, 6:59 p.m. ET A new rule requiring vaccinations or regular tests would apply to companies with more than 100 employees.Credit…Jenna Schoenefeld for The New York Times President Biden said on Thursday that the Department of Labor is preparing to mandate […]


Hunter Renfroe ‘completely wrong’ in saying that Boston Red Sox were told to stop testing amid COVID-19 outbreak

Major League Baseball on Thursday refuted Boston Red Sox outfielder Hunter Renfroe‘s allegation that the league told the team to stop testing for COVID-19 amid the outbreak spreading through the team’s clubhouse. “MLB basically told us to stop the testing and just treat the symptoms,” Renfroe said earlier Thursday on WEEI’s “Merloni and Fauria” show. […]