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Are two masks better than one? Double masking ‘just makes common sense’ to help...

They say two heads are better than one, but can the same be said for masks? The answer is yes, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert. “So, if you have a...

Biden says there will be ‘extreme competition’ with China, but won’t take Trump approach

President Joe Biden said his administration was ready for “extreme competition” with China but that his approach would be different than his predecessor. “I’m not going to do it the way Trump did. We are...

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 13, Is Nearly As Tall As Mom Angelina Jolie On London Shopping...

They grow up so fast! Vivienne Jolie-Pitt looked almost as tall as her superstar mother Angelina while shopping at H&M on Oct. 26. Angelina Jolie & Daughter Vivienne Look-Alike Pics Vivienne Jolie-Pitt‘s tall stature was very...

Amazon now employs almost 1 million people in the U.S. — or 1 in...

Amazon has revealed for the first time the number of people it employs in the U.S., putting the figure at 950,000, according to the e-commerce giant's quarterly earnings call on Thursday. While the headcount was...

Republican state lawmakers want to punish schools that teach the 1619 Project

This story was published in partnership with The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy. Lawmakers in several statehouses this year want to stop lesson plans that focus on the centrality...

Why the GOP is threatening to block a debt limit extension they say is...

WASHINGTON — When the Senate votes Monday afternoon on legislation to fund the government and avert a catastrophic default on the debt, it is likely to be blocked by a Republican-led filibuster. As the U.S....

NYC fire had wedding guests jumping out of windows to safety

A bride and her 6-year-old niece were among two dozen people injured in an Elmhurst, Queens, blaze Sunday morning that sent occupants jumping from windows for safety hours after a wedding celebration wrapped up,...

Senate clears a key procedural hurdle on infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate cleared a key procedural hurdle on the bipartisan infrastructure bill, pushing final passage Monday or sooner. The Senate voted 67 to 27 on a motion to invoke cloture, which ends debate...

Oregon police, firefighters sue Gov. Kate Brown over vaccination mandate

A coalition of police and firefighters are suing Gov. Kate Brown over her mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccination for state workers. The lawsuit, filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court, says the plaintiffs are the Oregon Fraternal...

Climate activists score wins against Exxon, Shell and Chevron

It has not been a good few days for Big Oil. Shareholders Wednesday rebuked the top two U.S. oil companies for dragging their feet on fighting climate change, while a Dutch court ruled that Royal...