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Chilean health regulator approves CanSino COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Reuters
A woman receives a vaccine as part of the seasonal flu vaccination campaign during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Santiago, Chile April 5, 2021. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s health regulator on Wednesday approved emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese company CanSino, as the South......

U.S. FAA approves design of 737 MAX 8200 variant

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Chief Steve Dickson brings a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to a stop after an evaluation flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S. September 30, 2020. Mike Siegel/Pool via REUTERS./File Photo/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Wednesday it......

NFL Officially Approves 17-Game Regular Season

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc4MzEwNDE1MjM3Nzg1MTky/nfl-logo-generic.jpg Joseph Salvador NFL owners have voted and approved a 17-game regular season. As a result, the preseason has been shortened to three games. In addition, teams will host ten games—either nine regular season games and one preseason game or eight regular season games and two preseason games. The schedule......

China’s parliament approves Hong Kong electoral system reform plan: SCMP

Reuters
(Reuters) – The top decisionmaking body of the Chinese parliament unanimously approved a plan on Tuesday to reform Hong Kong’s electoral system, the South China Morning Post reported citing the city’s sole representative to the body. The National People’s Congress Standing Committee approved the plan by a vote of 167-0,......

Georgia House approves smaller expansion of special needs scholarship program

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Georgia House has approved a bill that would expand eligibility in the state’s special needs scholarship program. The program offers scholarships for students with individualized education plans to attend a private school or a public school of their......

House approves awarding Congressional Gold Medal to Capitol Police for Jan. 6 response

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Earlier Wednesday, some Republicans expressed unhappiness over the bill’s language, which described the Capitol as “the temple of our American Democracy” and labeled the attackers as “a mob of insurrectionists.” A competing bill circulated by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) named......

Minneapolis approves $27 million settlement with George Floyd’s family

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Minneapolis City Council approved Friday a $27 million civil settlement with the family of George Floyd, reports CBS station WCCO. The city council voted 13-0 to approve the settlement, which directs $500,000 to be used to benefit the George......

House approves $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, sending bill to Biden

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — The House approved the final version of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill on Wednesday, a significant legislative victory for the new president as he works to stabilize an economy still struggling to rebound from the......

Portugal approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for over-65s

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Prepared syringes of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are seen at the Clinique de l’Estree – ELSAN private hospital in Stains as part of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign in France, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s health authority said on Wednesday it had......

Pentagon approves extension of reduced National Guard presence around Capitol

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: National Guard soldiers patrol the grounds of the U.S. Capitol after police warned that a militia group might try to attack the Capitol complex in Washington, U.S. March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon on Tuesday approved a request to keep about 2,300 National Guard......

Indonesia approves AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use

Reuters
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia has approved AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, Penny K. Lukito, the chief of the country’s food and drug agency, told a news conference on Tuesday. More than one million doses of the vaccine arrived late on Monday via the COVAX global vaccine-alliance scheme. About 38......

Senate approves Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic relief plan

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Schumer managed to keep his 50-member caucus largely united throughout the process, but it was not without some last-minute drama: The so-called vote-a-rama session was delayed for more than ten hours on Friday, as Senate Democrats reached a last-minute deal......

Senate approves bill to tighten controls on China-funded Confucius Institutes on U.S. university campuses

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Senate on Thursday approved by unanimous consent — without a roll-call vote — a bill that would increase oversight on Confucius Institutes, China-funded cultural centers that operate on university campuses. According to Human Rights Watch, Confucius Institutes “are Chinese......

California approves limited fans at MLB stadiums

ESPN
California officials will allow people to attend Major League Baseball games and other sporting events, go to Disneyland and watch live performances in limited capacities starting April 1. The rules announced Friday coincide with baseball’s Opening Day. The San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics all have home......

Canada approves the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, giving it a fourth option.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Canada’s health regulator on Friday authorized the use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine. The move now gives the country, which has experienced a slow start to vaccinations, four inoculations to choose from. “This is great news,” Prime......

South Korea approves Pfizer covid-19 vaccine: drug safety ministry

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Medical workers wait to receive the first dose of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine Covid-19 at the National Medical Center vaccination center in Seoul, South Korea February 27, 2021. Song Kyung-Seok/Pool via REUTERS SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s drug safety ministry said on Friday it has granted final approval......

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