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March 4, 2021


F.D.A. Clears Johnson & Johnson’s Shot, the Third Vaccine for U.S.

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, beginning the rollout of millions of doses of a third effective vaccine that could reach Americans by early next week. The announcement arrived at a critical moment, as the steep decline......

Russian Court Ruling Clears the Way to Send Navalny to a Penal Colony

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MOSCOW — A Russian court on Saturday rejected an appeal by the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny, clearing the way for his possible transfer to the country’s penal colony system. The ruling was expected. Russian officials had signaled......

Retooled school reopening bill clears North Carolina General Assembly, heads to Cooper

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Legislation that requires full in-person learning in North Carolina public schools for the remainder of the school year is on its way to Gov. Roy Cooper. After negotiations with the Senate, the North Carolina House approved a conference committee......

Bill to legalize marijuana clears first hurdle in Virginia Senate

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Legislation that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Virginia jumped another hurdle Friday when lawmakers advanced the bill through the Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee. Senate Bill 1406, sponsored by Sen. Adam Ebbin, D-Alexandria, would legalize......

Janet Yellen’s nomination as first female Treasury secretary clears key Senate hurdle

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former Federal Reserve Chair, Janet L. Yellen, President- elect Joe Biden pick to be Treasury Secretary, speaks at the Queen in Wilmington, DE on December 1, 2020. Demetrius Freeman | The Washington Post | Getty Images Janet Yellen’s history-making move......

Senate clears Austin waiver, setting up confirmation vote to be Biden’s Pentagon chief

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Austin, who retired in 2016, needs a waiver to the law requiring he be out of uniform for seven years before becoming Pentagon chief. Congress also granted a waiver for retired Marine Gen. Jim Mattis to run the Defense Department......

Sources: Mahomes clears steps, still in protocol

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol, and it’s too early to say that he definitely will play in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Mahomes cleared certain steps Monday, “some big steps,” sources told Schefter, but the......

Brazil clears emergency use of Sinovac, AstraZeneca vaccines, shots begin

By Jamie McGeever, Pedro Fonseca BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Sunday approved emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines from China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd and Britain’s AstraZeneca, clearing the way for immunizations as the pandemic enters a deadly second wave. Nurse Monica Calazans, 54, receives the Sinovac’s......

In Blow to U.S. Alliance, Mexico Clears General Accused of Drug Trafficking

New York Times
By Natalie Kitroeff, Alan Feuer and Oscar Lopez MEXICO CITY — When U.S. officials agreed to hand back over to Mexico a former defense minister whom they had accused of being on a drug cartel’s payroll, they did it in hopes of salvaging the badly fraying security cooperation between the......

Heartbeat abortion bill clears first hurdle in South Carolina Legislature

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A bill that would criminalize most abortions in South Carolina passed the first hurdle of legislative approval Thursday. Senate Bill 1 would make it a felony to perform an abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, except in......

Congress Clears Two-Day Spending Extension to Finalize Stimulus Deal

New York Times
Negotiators worked into Friday night to put the finishing touches on key details of the stimulus compromise, continuing negotiations on how long unemployment benefits should last, how to distribute federal relief for small businesses and the extension of a federal eviction moratorium. The plan was expected to revive the Paycheck......

F.D.A. Clears Pfizer Vaccine, and Millions of Doses Will Be Shipped Right Away

New York Times
The Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use on Friday, clearing the way for millions of highly vulnerable people to begin receiving the vaccine within days. The authorization is a historic turning point in a pandemic that has taken more than 290,000 lives in the United......

NeNe Leakes Clears Up That French Montana Cheating Rumor – E! Online

When it comes to French Montana rumors, NeNe Leakes ain’t worried about nothin’. That’s because–they aren’t true. Amid claims that the Real Housewives of Atlanta alum was… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

Source: NFL clears 49ers, Bourne in virus probe

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A week after the NFL and players’ union opened an investigation into the San Francisco 49ers‘ compliance with the league’s COVID-19 protocols, the team has been cleared of any potential violations. A league source confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday that after a review of the team’s......

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