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How some states are administering Covid-19 vaccines at twice the speed of others

How some states are administering Covid-19 vaccines at twice the speed of others

One month after the first dose was administered in the United States, Covid-19 vaccinations lag far behind early promises from the federal government. Yet, despite reports of technology hiccups, changes to allocated supply and other logistical hurdles, some states have risen as clear leaders in efficient Covid-19 vaccination efforts. More than 31 million Covid-19 vaccine…MORE

Biden elevates White House science post to Cabinet level

Biden elevates White House science post to Cabinet level

President-elect Joe Biden is elevating the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to a Cabinet-level position, a move that highlights the emphasis the incoming administration plans to put on science as it inherits a public health crisis. Biden on Friday named Eric Lander, a principal leader of the Human Genome…MORE

NRA files for bankruptcy

NRA files for bankruptcy

The National Rifle Association of America, the nation’s foremost gun lobby, has filed for voluntary bankruptcy in Texas, the organization said Friday. The group said it plans to leave New York and reincorporate as a Texas nonprofit, in an move it is calling “Project Freedom.” The NRA said it’s in its “strongest financial condition in…MORE

Manhattan DA expands criminal investigation into Trump Organization finances to include family compound in Westchester County

Manhattan DA expands criminal investigation into Trump Organization finances to include family compound in Westchester County

The Manhattan district attorney’s office has expanded its criminal investigation into the Trump Organization’s finances to include the family’s compound in Westchester County, according to lawyers and people familiar with the investigation. Prosecutors’ interest in the 212-acre property called Seven Springs is a significant widening of an investigation that began more than a year ago.…MORE

Fast food workers go on strike in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

An estimated 1,000 fast food workers across the United States went on strike Friday over low wages, staging protests in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. ahead of the federal holiday next week. The demonstrations were set to take place in more than 15 cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis and Los Angeles. The strike…MORE

Trump’s Pentagon chief says he ‘cannot wait to leave’ his job

Trump’s Pentagon chief says he ‘cannot wait to leave’ his job

Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, who will leave office in less than a week. stated that he ‘cannot wait to leave this job,” according to a transcript released by the Department of Defense. The admission, during a press gaggle Thursday on his way back from a trip to Nebraska, Tennessee and Colorado, was one…MORE

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