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U.S. Supreme Court blocks Biden vaccine-or-test policy for large businesses

Reuters
Conservative-majority court divided on both cases Blocked policy applied to companies with 100-plus workers Vaccines needed at facilities that take Medicare, Medicaid WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination-or-testing mandate for large businesses – a policy the conservative justices deemed......

U.S. judge blocks Pentagon from punishing Navy SEALs who refused COVID-19 vaccine

Reuters
The Pentagon building is seen in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. October 9, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 3 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday barred the U.S. Department of Defense from punishing a group of Navy SEALs and other special forces members......

Federal judge blocks Pentagon from punishing Navy sailors who decline COVID-19 vaccine

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — A federal judge in Texas blocked the Department of Defense on Monday from punishing 35 members of the Navy who refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in compliance with the service’s vaccine mandate due to religious objections.......

Judge blocks Navy vaccine policy for legal challengers citing religious objections

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here US District Judge Reed O’Connor issued a preliminary order blocking the Navy from taking adverse action against 35 Navy Seals who sued in court because they are seeking exemption from the vaccine requirement for religious reasons. The order blocked......

Federal judge blocks mask and vaccine mandates for Texas Head Start program

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Natalie Prieb A federal judge blocked mask and vaccine mandates in the state’s Head Start program in a ruling on Friday, which Gov. Greg AbbottGreg AbbottOvernight Energy & Environment — Analysts predict rising gas prices Pentagon goes on offense vs......

South Africa court blocks Shell’s oil exploration

BBC
Shell had begun surveying the 6,000-sq-km area at the beginning of December after an earlier court judgement said it could go ahead. In that case, the judge said that those who wanted to prevent the survey had not provided enough evidence to show the environmental harm. BBC – For more......

Russia blocks website of OVD-Info protest-monitoring group

Reuters
MOSCOW, Dec 25 (Reuters) – Russia’s communication watchdog has blocked the website of the OVD-Info protest-monitoring group, which has for years documented anti-Kremlin protests, following a court ruling, the group said on Saturday. It said the ruling on restricting access to the ovdinfo.org cite was issued by a court in......

At Every Step, Afghans Coming to America Encounter Stumbling Blocks

New York Times
As many as 4,000 Afghans are moved from the camps and resettled each week, and “this is an effort that will continue,” Mr. Markell said. He acknowledged Afghans’ frustration, and said officials have tried to answer more of their questions in recent weeks. “If we were in their shoes, we’d......

Russia Blocks U.N. Move to Treat Climate as Security Threat

@BreaknNews
Russia on Monday blocked a United Nations Security Council draft resolution, under negotiation for many months, that for the first time would have defined climate change as a threat to peace. The resolution, which enjoyed wide-ranging support, would have significantly expanded the criteria used by the most powerful U.N. agency......

Stocking stuffer: Giannis sets Bucks’ blocks mark

ESPN
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo became the franchise leader for career blocked shots on Friday night while leading visiting Milwaukee to a 123-114 victory against the Houston Rockets, snapping their seven-game winning streak. Antetokounmpo filled up the stat sheet with 41 points, 17 rebounds, five assists, three steals and two......

Judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for federal contractors

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees of federal contractors, the latest in a string of victories for Republican-led states pushing back against Mr. Biden’s pandemic policies. U.S.......

Judge blocks Texas social media censorship law

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Rebecca Klar A federal judge has blocked Texas from enforcing a law that aimed to block social media companies from banning users based on political views.  Judge Robert Pitman issued the order Wednesday in favor of two industry associations......

A federal judge blocks Biden’s vaccine mandate for U.S. health workers.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday to halt the start of President Biden’s national vaccine mandate for health care workers, which had been set to begin next week. The injunction, written by Judge Terry A.......

A federal judge blocks Biden’s vaccine mandate for U.S. health workers.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday to halt the start of President Biden’s national vaccine mandate for health care workers, which had been set to begin next week. The injunction effectively expanded a separate order......

Court blocks vaccine mandate for federal contractors in 3 states, in latest blow to Biden administration

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “The question presented here is narrow. Can the president use congressionally delegated authority to manage the federal procurement of goods and services to impose vaccines on the employees of federal contractors and subcontractors?” US District Judge Gregory Frederick Van......

Federal judge temporarily blocks vaccine requirements for health care workers in 10 states

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington – A federal judge in Missouri on Monday temporarily blocked the Biden administration from implementing its COVID-19 vaccine requirements for health care workers in 10 states, finding the administration overstepped its authority in ordering employees at a range......

Facebook-owner Meta told to sell Giphy as British regulator blocks acquisition

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference to announce the rebrand of Facebook as Meta, in this screen grab taken from a video released October 28, 2021. Facebook | via Reuters LONDON — Meta,......

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