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Taxing extreme wealth could lift 2.3 billion people out of poverty

Taxing extreme wealth could lift 2.3 billion people out of poverty

The pandemic has shone a spotlight on how inequality kills. As inequalities in income, wealth and access to health care have accelerated, the world’s most economically precarious people have suffered far more than their fair share of death and economic loss. As a new Oxfam report points out, inequality contributes to the deaths of more…MORE

Republicans refuse to comply with Schiff’s request to get tested before committee briefing
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Republicans refuse to comply with Schiff’s request to get tested before committee briefing

Rep. Mike Turner of Ohio, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said the panel’s chairman, Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California, has requested that members receive a negative Covid test before they participate in an upcoming committee briefing. Turner, however, said Republicans on the committee will not comply with Schiff’s request. “The American…MORE

‘Do not fall victim to false gods again’: Judge worries about rioters acting in 2024
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‘Do not fall victim to false gods again’: Judge worries about rioters acting in 2024

A federal judge warned on Wednesday that Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, should be more cautious about which political leaders they follow in the future, and said that placing rioters on probation through the 2024 election could be a more effective sentence than short prison terms. “Many politicians are writing…MORE

Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ series finally  has a name and plot

Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ series finally has a name and plot

Amazon’s long-awaited “Lord of the Rings” prequel series has a name — and a slightly more detailed logline that confirms the looming presence of a certain Dark Lord. “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” will center on the 20 rings mentioned, but not deeply explored, in the original “Lord of the Rings”…MORE

Pelosi says Democrats are considering adding Covid-19 relief to larger bill
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Pelosi says Democrats are considering adding Covid-19 relief to larger bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Wednesday that Democrats are considering adding Covid-19 relief to the larger government funding bill, which could complicate Republican support for the broader legislative package. “We are working very closely with Rosa DeLauro on the omnibus bill,” she said after the House Democrats’ weekly meeting, referencing the Connecticut Democratic…MORE

Man who rescued 5 people during Oklahoma City bombing dies
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Man who rescued 5 people during Oklahoma City bombing dies

Raymond Washburn, who is credited with helping rescue five people from the rubble of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, passed away on Sunday at his home in Bristow, Oklahoma, at the age of 75. When the bomb exploded at the federal building in Oklahoma City, Washburn was working at the fourth-floor snack stand he owned…MORE

How to get free at-home Covid-19 tests from the government
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How to get free at-home Covid-19 tests from the government

Americans can now sign up to get free home Covid-19 tests from the federal government. Though the website formally debuted on Wednesday, the Biden administration quietly launched it the day before. Orders began pouring in immediately. The program is part of the administration’s effort to increase testing amid the nationwide surge of the Omicron variant.…MORE

Sotomayor and Gorsuch say they are ‘warm colleagues and friends’ amid masking dustup
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Sotomayor and Gorsuch say they are ‘warm colleagues and friends’ amid masking dustup

Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Sonia Sotomayor issued an unusual statement Wednesday asserting there is no tension on the high court around masking and stressing that Sotomayor did not ask Gorsuch to wear a mask while on the bench. In the rare statement, the justices said that “reporting that Justice Sotomayor asked Justice Gorsuch…MORE

Times Square subway victim Michelle Alyssa Go remembered as a ‘compassionate soul’
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Times Square subway victim Michelle Alyssa Go remembered as a ‘compassionate soul’

Michelle Alyssa Go, who was pushed to the her death in front of a Times Square subway train, is remembered as a compassionate woman who volunteered her time to help those less fortunate than her. Go, 40, worked in mergers and acquisitions for the multimillion-dollar financial firm Deloitte Services LP and spent time helping women…MORE

When the Delta variant dominated, vaccination and prior infection protected against Covid-19, but vaccination was safest, study finds
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When the Delta variant dominated, vaccination and prior infection protected against Covid-19, but vaccination was safest, study finds

When the Delta variant was dominant in the United States, both vaccination and prior infection helped protect against Covid-19, but vaccination was the safest way to be protected, according to a study published Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data included in the study was collected before the Omicron wave…MORE

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