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NYT: Agreement reached to scrap race as a factor in NFL concussion settlements

NYT: Agreement reached to scrap race as a factor in NFL concussion settlements

The National Football League and lawyers for Black players who accused the league of discrimination have filed a joint proposal to “scrap the use of a race-based method to evaluate dementia claims made by former players in the league’s concussion settlement,” according to a New York Times report. The Times reviewed a copy of the…MORE

More people are getting boosters than new Covid-19 vaccinations. And others could soon become eligible for an additional shot

More people are getting boosters than new Covid-19 vaccinations. And others could soon become eligible for an additional shot

People looking to boost their Covid-19 vaccinations have surpassed the number of people looking to begin them and the additional doses may soon be made available to a greater proportion of the US. According to the latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are 1.3 times as many boosters…MORE

Evergrande says a $2.6 billion sale has collapsed as another payment deadline looms

Evergrande says a $2.6 billion sale has collapsed as another payment deadline looms

Evergrande has called off plans for a multibillion-dollar deal for its property management unit, worsening its cash crunch as the Chinese real estate giant teeters on the brink of collapse. The company announced late Wednesday that it had terminated an agreement to sell a controlling stake of Evergrande Property Services to rival Chinese developer, Hopson,…MORE

India delivers 1 billion Covid vaccines, but millions are yet to receive a single dose

India delivers 1 billion Covid vaccines, but millions are yet to receive a single dose

India has administered more than 1 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses, a remarkable feat just months after a second wave of infection killed thousands of people across the country. But as India celebrated passing the milestone on Thursday, some experts warned the pandemic threat was not over — in a nation of 1.3 billion, millions of…MORE

Democrats grapple with pared down Build Back Better agenda

Democrats grapple with pared down Build Back Better agenda

Forced to pare down their bill to expand the social safety net, Democrats are now having to make tough calls on what they can cut from the proposal, prompting fresh concerns from members who had been working for years on provisions that once had been included in President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda and…MORE

Biden sees American credibility on the line as he races to lock down climate action ahead of Glasgow

Biden sees American credibility on the line as he races to lock down climate action ahead of Glasgow

President Joe Biden wanted the stakes to be perfectly clear when he sat down with nine liberal Democrats in the Oval Office Tuesday to discuss ongoing legislative negotiations. Going around the room and staring them each in the eye, the President warned of dire consequences if he arrives in Scotland next week for a United…MORE

5 takeaways from the New York City mayoral debate
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5 takeaways from the New York City mayoral debate

The contest to become New York City’s next mayor effectively ended early this summer, when Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams won the Democratic primary. But on Wednesday night, Adams shared a stage with the Republican nominee, Curtis Sliwa, a founder of the Guardian Angels and media personality, for their first debate. The event was less…MORE

Some Arizona Republicans embrace election conspiracies as they bow to Trump
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Some Arizona Republicans embrace election conspiracies as they bow to Trump

Republican leaders nationally hope to move on from re-litigating the 2020 election as they set their sights on winning back the House and Senate in next year’s midterms, but that may be a difficult shift to make in Arizona. GOP headliners running for some of the state’s top jobs are making former President Donald Trump’s…MORE

2 people were killed and 8 children injured after Amish family’s buggy was rear-ended

2 people were killed and 8 children injured after Amish family’s buggy was rear-ended

A couple was killed and their eight children were injured after the family’s Amish horse-drawn buggy was rear-ended Sunday night in central Virginia, State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller told CNN in a statement. The driver of a Toyota Tundra allegedly rear-ended the family buggy in Cumberland County and left the scene but came back a…MORE

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