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Russian Attempts to Expand Sputnik Vaccine Sets Off Discord in Europe

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — When Slovakia’s prime minister welcomed a military aircraft carrying 200,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine from Russia in March, he posed proudly for photographs on the tarmac in front of crates stuffed with what......

Indoor dining in New York City will expand to 75 percent capacity next week, the governor says.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Restaurants in New York City can broaden indoor dining to 75 percent capacity beginning on May 7, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday, an expansion already available to restaurants in the rest of the state. The governor also......

North Carolina parents urge lawmakers to expand private school scholarship programs

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A group of North Carolina parents took to the state Capitol on Wednesday to urge lawmakers to expand the state’s private school scholarship program. Melanie Osborne, a single mother of five, said North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program transformed her......

Liberal push to expand Supreme Court is all but dead among Hill Dems

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here That trio is facing reelection in 2022, making their opinions particularly important to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). But as Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) formally pushes for high court expansion, resurfacing the popular progressive cause in response to the......

Apple plans to expand ads business – FT

Reuters
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is planning to expand its advertising business by adding a second advertising slot in its App Store search page’s “suggested” section, the Financial Times reported on Thursday. The new advertising slot, which will be rolled out by the end of the month, will allow advertisers to promote......

Inside the Democratic strategy to expand voting rights state by state

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here To be sure, not all Republican legislatures are opposed to expanding voting access. In Kentucky, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear signed a sweeping electoral reform law passed by the Republican-controlled legislature that broadens early and absentee voting and establishes recount procedures.......

CVS to expand frozen food, snack offerings

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WOONSOCKET, RI. — CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health operating nearly 10,000 locations, is ramping up its food and beverage offerings in an effort to become more of a meal solutions provider post-pandemic. CVS said select stores now have a refreshed assortment of more than 100 frozen foods......

EXCLUSIVE Canada’s Ontario to expand use of AstraZeneca COVID vaccine as epidemic rages

Reuters
Boxes of some of the first 500,000 of the 2-million AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine doses that Canada has secured through a deal with the Serum Institute of India in partnership with Verity Pharma at a facility in Milton, Ontario, Canada March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio The Canadian province of......

Want to work in the growing space industry? How one CEO says hiring needs to expand

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The growth of space businesses makes this “the most exciting time” to be involved in the industry, but one CEO says private and government organizations must do more to tap the next generation of U.S. workers. “I do think there’s......

Democrats roll out legislation to expand Supreme Court

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Tal Axelrod Democrats rolled out new legislation to expand the Supreme Court Thursday in the midst of a partisan debate over the body.  The legislation, introduced by Sen. Ed MarkeyEd MarkeyDemocrats to offer bill to expand Supreme Court Hillicon......

Democrats propose a bill to expand the Supreme Court, but Pelosi pans it.

New York Times
A group of House and Senate Democrats on Thursday introduced legislation to expand the Supreme Court from 9 members to 13, trying to spur momentum for the first change in the makeup of the court in 150 years. The Democrats and progressive activists said the change was necessary to restore......

Justice signs bill to expand telemedicine in West Virginia

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Legislation to expand telemedicine to out-of-state practitioners was signed into law by Gov. Jim Justice. House Bill 2024 will allow healthcare practitioners to practice telemedicine with West Virginia patients if they register with the appropriate board. The practitioner must......

UK investors expand anti-slavery push to construction, materials sectors

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LONDON (Reuters) – A UK investor coalition that presses companies to unearth modern-day slavery in their supply chains said on Monday it was going to expand its campaign into the construction and materials sectors. FILE PHOTO: Construction workers are seen working at a site in London, following the outbreak of......

Biden seeks extra $400 a year in Pell grants for college and to expand aid to Dreamers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Alex Wong | Getty Images News | Getty Images President Joe Biden asked Congress for a $400 annual increase in maximum Pell grants for college students as part of a budget proposal issued Friday. The president also called to broaden......

Why Kentucky Just Became the Only Red State to Expand Voting Rights

New York Times
Jennifer Decker has solid conservative credentials. A first-term Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who used to work for Senator Rand Paul, she represents a county that voted for Donald J. Trump last year by nearly 30 percentage points. Yet at a time when many of her Republican counterparts around the......

Governors across the political spectrum push to expand in-person learning.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here A bipartisan group of governors have decided it is time to get students back into classrooms, despite union resistance and bureaucratic hesitancy. Democratic governors in Oregon, California, New Mexico and North Carolina, and Republicans in Arizona, Iowa, West......

Democratic-led states expand voting rights amid GOP push to restrict access

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Republican lawmakers have introduced 361 restrictive bills in a different set of 47 states. Texas, Arizona and Georgia — states that are competitive in presidential elections, but where Republicans have full control of statehouses — have seen the largest......

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