Joe Hernandez

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Classes for Chicago students are in limbo as teachers, mayor wrangle over omicron

Sunday, January 09, 2022

Teachers began refusing to show up for their jobs in person on Wednesday amid skyrocketing COVID-19 cases, prompting the cancellation of classes for more than 300,000 public school students.

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All 3 white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery are sentenced to life in prison

Friday, January 07, 2022

Travis McMichael, who pulled the trigger, and his father, Greg, have no chance for parole. A federal hate crimes trial remains in a case widely seen as racially motivated.

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GMO is out, 'bioengineered' is in, as new U.S. food labeling rules take effect

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

A new national standard is meant to give consumers clarity about how their food was produced, but critics say the rules will introduce more confusion and don't go far enough.

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Car ads in France will soon have to encourage more environmentally friendly travel

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

The automakers' ads will suggest people consider carpooling or cycling instead of driving. The new rules, beginning in March, come as the country is trying to cut down on its carbon emissions.

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Snowfall hits the Mid-Atlantic, dropping more than a foot in some areas

Monday, January 03, 2022

A major winter storm brought more than a foot of snow to parts of Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Delaware, with heavy accumulations also seen in North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and D.C.

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The FDA authorizes a Pfizer booster shot for children ages 12 to 15

Monday, January 03, 2022

The authorization comes in the midst of an explosion of COVID-19 cases nationwide driven by the omicron variant — a surge that has brought a spike in pediatric hospitalizations.

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CDC could add a negative test to its new isolation guidelines, Fauci says

Sunday, January 02, 2022

The CDC recently cut the number of days it recommends COVID-positive people remain in isolation from 10 days to five, but it didn't require a negative test to leave isolation.

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Twitter bans Marjorie Taylor Greene's personal account over COVID misinformation

Sunday, January 02, 2022

A spokesperson for the social media company said it had been clear that it would ban accounts for repeated violations of its COVID-19 misinformation policy.

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COVID-19 experts, athletes and Daniel Craig make the U.K.'s 'Honours List'

Saturday, January 01, 2022

The annual tradition pays tribute to people for achievements made over the previous year. The government said it was the most ethnically diverse Honours List yet.

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U.S. COVID cases continue to skyrocket and disruptions abound as 2022 begins

Saturday, January 01, 2022

The U.S. will soon mark two years since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country, and the number of new infections has never been higher. Meanwhile, travelers are facing canceled flights.

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Food recalls have dropped off during the pandemic, but no one is entirely sure why

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

When the pandemic hit last year, restaurants closed and grocery stores struggled to keep their shelves stocked. A shift also occurred in the national food safety system.

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Virginia workers unearth a 2nd time capsule at the Robert E. Lee statue site

Monday, December 27, 2021

Last week, experts opened a box they believed to be a chest left in the plot in 1887, but the contents weren't what they were expecting. Now they may have finally found what they were seeking.

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Fauci says New York was right to ease quarantine rules for health care workers

Monday, December 27, 2021

Vaccinated health care staff and other essential workers can return to work five days — rather than the previous 10 days — after a positive COVID-19 test if they meet certain safety standards.

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The FDA has authorized Merck's COVID pill for home use — the second in two days

Thursday, December 23, 2021

The medicine, called molnupiravir, is taken twice a day for five days and works by preventing the virus from replicating. Merck says it will have 10 million packs available by the end of the month.

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Some colleges and universities will start the new year online as omicron spreads

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Seven schools in the University of California system, Harvard University, Northwestern University and others are among those changing their plans in response to the highly transmissible variant.

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Procter & Gamble recalls 32 dry shampoo and conditioner products over benzene concern

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The company said it had not received any reports of adverse events related to the products but was issuing the recall as a precautionary step.

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The jury begins deliberations in Kim Potter's trial over the killing of Daunte Wright

Monday, December 20, 2021

Attorneys have made their closing arguments in the case of the former Minnesota police officer, who fatally killed Daunte Wright. The case is now in the hands of the jury.

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U.S. professional sports leagues change their game plans as omicron infections climb

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Players are benched after testing positive, games are canceled or postponed and leagues and players' unions are scrambling to figure out how to move forward under a cloud of uncertainty.

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'Saturday Night Live' ditches audience, musical performances amid omicron fears

Sunday, December 19, 2021

The highly transmissible variant has again upended life in the U.S., as officials warn of a coming spike in cases and people race to get booster shots and coronavirus tests during the winter holidays.

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Joe Manchin says he won't support President Biden's Build Back Better plan

Sunday, December 19, 2021

The announcement by the West Virginia Democrat dooms the $2 trillion social spending and climate legislation, which needs support from every Senate Democrat in order to pass through the 50-50 chamber.

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