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Unvaccinated

Unvaccinated NYC Workers Face Possible Termination

Posted: February 5, 2022 at 1:53 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

New York City municipal workers could be losing their jobs this weekend for not complying with the coronavirus vaccine mandate. Meanwhile, mask mandates have ended statewide. New York mask mandate ends On Wednesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced she would drop New York’s strict indoor mask mandate, which will no longer require proof of vaccination or […]

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Homeschooling

Homeschooling: A Rising Trend Here To Stay

Posted: January 11, 2022 at 2:26 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Lifestyle

Jaime’s son was crying. Again. “I’m just not a good student,” he said. After months of trying to make it work, the confession caused a permanent shift in Jamie’s perspective. It was 2020, and her son was a first-grade virtual learner. She sympathized with his teacher, but the pressure put on her son was too […]

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COVID Deaths

Weekend Reviews: U.S. Surpasses 700,000 COVID Deaths Even As Cases Decline

Posted: October 3, 2021 at 3:49 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

The United States has reached the tragic milestone of over 700,000 recorded COVID deaths, despite the wide availability of vaccines. The new death count comes at a time when the late summer surge of the Delta variant appears to be on the decline, with cases per day falling to approximately 100,000 per day.  The number […]

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Weekend Review: Chaos in Afghanistan as Taliban Takeover Power

Posted: August 22, 2021 at 2:04 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is complete and prominent leaders are returning from exile. The news comes as U.S.-led war efforts which drove the group out nearly 20 years ago have been drawing to a close. President Joe Biden vowed to follow through on his promise to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Aug. […]

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Morning in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, where Taliban advances now threaten to overtake the city.

Weekend Review: Afghanistan on the Verge of Collapse

Posted: August 14, 2021 at 6:58 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

The Taliban is making extraordinary advances in Afghanistan and now claims 21 of 34 of the country’s provinces. Alarming new research suggests the country’s capital, Kabul, could fall to the militant group within 90 days, according to ABC News. In April, President Joe Biden announced the imminent withdrawal of all remaining U.S. forces from Afghanistan after 20 years of war efforts. […]

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A woman applauds a speaker during a June rally in Boston protesting housing evictions. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Weekend Review: Federal Moratorium on Evictions Has Expired

Posted: August 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

The Delta variant is surging and excessive heat threatens part of the country. Still, Congress has failed to extend the federal moratorium on rental evictions before leaving for August recess. More than 3.5 million Americans reported they could face eviction in the next two months. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved a […]

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Delta Variant

Delta Variant Threatens COVID Control Worldwide

Posted: July 3, 2021 at 10:00 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

Governments and city officials are reinstating mask mandates and varying degrees of lockdowns as the prevalence of the Delta variant increases across the globe. The newest COVID-19 variant poses a unique threat to re-opening procedures due to its grave potency compared to previous strains. Researchers estimate that the Delta variant is between 50–60 percent more […]

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COVID-19 Origin

The Perpetual Twisting Story of the COVID-19 Origin

Posted: June 9, 2021 at 5:28 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

The debate about the COVID-19 origin and the possibility that the virus was leaked from a Wuhan lab is regaining momentum around the globe. With more than 173 million cases to date and roughly 9.6 million U.S. jobs lost, there is no doubt that the pandemic has influenced the trajectory of history. The weight of […]

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Airstrikes

Weekend Review: Dozens Killed by Israeli Airstrikes in Gaza

Posted: May 16, 2021 at 1:34 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, WORLD

At least 42 people died in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on Sunday, and 50 more were left wounded. The attacks targeted a street of residential buildings and stores, toppling three structures. On Saturday, the offices of the Associated Press and other media outlets fell. Along with Sunday’s damages, many of the Gaza City’s tallest […]

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India

Tragedy Grips India as COVID-19 Cases Reach New Records

Posted: May 6, 2021 at 9:43 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, WORLD

Overwhelmed hospitals in India are running out of beds and oxygen as the COVID-19 crisis ravages the world’s second most-populated country.  According to Johns Hopkins University, the nation broke its records for the highest number of deaths and new infections in a 24-hour period between Wednesday and Thursday. The country suffered 412,000 new cases and […]

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