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Powell to journalist Bob Woodward on his health struggles: ‘Don’t feel sorry for me’

“Don’t say no and don’t feel sorry for me, for god’s sakes. I’m (almost) 85 years old,” Powell said after telling Woodward about battling multiple myeloma for nearly two years. “I haven’t lost a day of life fighting these two diseases. I’m in good shape.” “I’ve taken lots of exams and I get there on …

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As COVID Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect, Approximately 8,000 DOE Employees Out Of 148,000 Remain Unvaccinated – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City’s mandate requiring all public school employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 took effect Monday. Mayor Bill de Blasio said 95% of full-time workers received at least one dose of the vaccine. READ MORE: As Vaccination Rates Improve, Families Left Wondering Again About Holiday Gatherings, Trick Or Treating And …

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US coronavirus: The US is turning a corner in its fight against Covid-19, Fauci says. But it’s still too early to let our guard down

The US is averaging around 107,000 new infections every day, according to Johns Hopkins University — down from more than 150,000 just last month. Rates of hospitalizations and deaths have also been on the decline. But Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told ABC’s “This Week” that over nearly 20 …

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Fumio Kishida takes office as Japan’s new Prime Minister

Kishida, 64, who was elected leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) last week, was officially confirmed as the country’s 100th Prime Minster following a parliamentary vote — his elevation all but a given due to the LDP’s majority in the lower house. A moderate liberal regarded as a stabilizing hand, Kishida inherits a …

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Facebook whistleblower reveals identity ahead of ’60 Minutes” interview

A Facebook whistleblower who brought internal documents detailing the company’s research to The Wall Street Journal and the U.S. Congress unmasked herself ahead of an interview she gave to “60 Minutes,” which aired Sunday night. Frances Haugen, a former product manager on Facebook’s civic misinformation team, according to her website, revealed herself as the source …

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West Virginia governor gets testy over questions about handling of Covid surge

In an interview that reflected the sharp debate accompanying just about every aspect of policy surrounding the pandemic, their disagreements continued through discussions of federal policies, vaccine rates and possible mandates for children. Justice repeatedly used the phrase “for crying out loud” to express his exasperation with her. “No chance,” Justice said in response to …

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Trump asks judge to force Twitter to restore his account

The company permanently banned Trump from its platform days after his followers violently stormed the Capitol building to try to block Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential win. Twitter cited concerns that Trump would incite further violence. Prior to the ban, Trump had roughly 89 million followers on Twitter. Trump was also suspended from Facebook …

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