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Vietnam approves Cuba’s Abdala vaccine as Delta variant outbreak continues

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Vietnam has approved Cuba's Abdala vaccine for use against the coronavirus, the government said on Saturday, as the Southeast Asian country battles its worst outbreak of the pandemic. Abdala becomes the eighth Covid-...

Texas House approves GOP voting restrictions bill after months of Democratic delays

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The Texas House approved a raft of new voting restrictions Friday, as majority Republicans seeking to hold on to power in a rapidly changing state finally overcame months of delays by Democrats who said the measure ...

Tennessee officials say damage from floods worse than previously thought, Biden approves disaster declaration

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In a Tuesday interview with NPR, Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis said that the flooding was even more destructive than initially believed, with around 120 homes destroyed or "gone."  TENNESSEE FLOODING: HEARTBRE...

Biden approves Florida emergency declaration due to Tropical Storm Fred

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Biden ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts -- because of emergency conditions resulting from the storm, according to the statement  TROPICAL STORM FRED MAKES LANDFALL IN F...

Virginia school board approves controversial transgender policy

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In what was seen as a victory for LGBTQ advocates, the Loudoun County School Board approved the policy by a 7-to-2 vote following hours of debate and after minor amendments were made. "LCPS’ number one priority is to...

Biden approves federal emergency declaration after Surfside building collapse

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"The President's action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts,'' the White House said. Video About 100 people are still...

House approves bill marking Juneteenth a federal holiday, sending it to Biden’s desk

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The vote passed 415-14, with all dissenting votes coming from Republican members of the chamber. Among the members who voted no were Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Mo Brooks, R-Ala., Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., Scott DesJarlais...

Federal board unanimously approves to rename 16 Texas geographic sites that included the word ‘Negro’

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Sixteen Texas geographic locations with names like "Negro Creek" will no longer include the term "Negro" following a decision by a federal board. The US Board on Geographic Names unanimously approved a proposal on T...

Washington state approves offering free marijuana joints to those getting the Covid vaccine

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Add free weed to the list of incentives being offered to people to encourage them to get vaccinated against Covid. Officials at the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) on Monday gave state licensed cann...

Senate approves Biden’s last unconfirmed Cabinet member

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Lander, who will serve as Biden’s top scientist, is the first person to hold the role since the president made it a Cabinet-level position.  Before Friday, Lander was the only unconfirmed member of the Cabinet, thoug...

Iran approves hardliner for presidential polls, bars several hopefuls

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Iran's election watchdog has approved the candidacy of hardline judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi in next month's presidential election, state television reported on Tuesday, while disqualifying some of his main rivals i...

Tucker Carlson: The White House approves gasoline shortage, it’s their Green New Deal

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NBC NEWS: Gas shortages now reported in at least six states and expected to grow. They stretching down the highways as customers wait at the pumps. The Governor of North Carolina has declared a state of emergency. Th...

Los Angeles City Council approves motion to replace mandatory homeless cleanups with ‘voluntary compliance’

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The motion instructs the Bureau of Sanitation and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to develop new standards for hygiene by offering trash pickups, mobile showers, tent exchanges and more services.  "When o...

Federal judge approves partial deal between women, US Soccer

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U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner approved the Dec. 1 settlement during a hearing Monday. The deal calls for charter flights, hotel accommodations, venue selection and professional staff support equitable to that ...

Pennsylvania approves 2-week deer hunting season, bans rifles from turkey hunts

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Officials in the Coal State have approved a two-week deer hunting season and banned the use of rifles for fall turkey hunting for the 2021-2022 license year. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners confirmed the...

New Zealand approves paid leave after miscarriage, and encourages the world to follow

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New Zealand will become one of the world's only countries to offer paid bereavement leave for workers who suffer a miscarriage, after lawmakers unanimously approved the motion on Wednesday. Employees in the country ...

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