Month: July 2021

More than 3.6 million Americans at risk of eviction as Congress, Biden fail to extend moratorium

Evictions could begin as soon as Monday.

What we know about the delta variant of COVID-19 following new CDC report

An internal document circulated within the CDC warns the delta variant is more contagious and more likely to break through vaccine protection.

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The Abbey in West Hollywood requires proof of COVID vaccination or negative test from patrons

The Abbey Food and Bar in West Hollywood is now requiring customers provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test within the last 48 hours to enter the establishment.

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Russian hackers broke into email accounts of top US prosecutors, DOJ says

attorney offices in New York were breached. The DOJ says 80% of Microsoft email accounts used by employees in the four U.S.

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Walmart, Google among companies rolling out COVID vaccine requirements for employees | LIST

Walmart, one of America’s largest employers, announced Friday that it is requiring employees be vaccinated.

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FDA says it’s working as fast as possible to fully approve COVID vaccines

Medical experts say full approval could come within the next couple of months.

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California may lose almost all of its bacon supply as pig rules take effect

At the beginning of next year, California will begin enforcing an animal welfare proposition approved overwhelmingly by voters in 2018 that requires more space for breeding pigs, egg-laying chickens and veal calves.

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NOT REAL NEWS: False stories from this week about COVID variants, PCR tests, more

A table showing a list of planned COVID-19 variants and when they will be “released” to the public is fake.

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Blue Origin loses appeal of NASA’s plans to use Musk moon lander

The federal government Friday rejected an appeal by billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to get in on NASA’s plans to return astronauts to the moon by using rival Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

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Pet food company announces voluntary recall

No illnesses have been reported but the FDA says the substance in question can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities.

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Do vaccinated people need to get tested for COVID?

The CDC has changed its testing guidance from May.

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Texas sheriff’s office under fire over controversial arrest of teen caught on video

Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office said the officer was using an approved control technique to detain her.

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Corona: Anthony Barajas, movie theater shooting victim, dies after being removed from life support

A TikTok star was removed from life support days after he and a friend were fatally shot inside a Corona movie theater.

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Michael Jackson’s estate eyes revival following court victories against ‘Leaving Neverland’ accusers

The first priority is restarting the Jackson-themed Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas. Then comes the delayed debut of “MJ: The Musical.”

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Football, Pokémon and ritual bells: A look at the life of a US teen Buddhist lama

Once the 14-year-old graduates from high school, he looks forward to joining a monastery in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains.

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Florida reports highest one-day total in new COVID cases since start of pandemic

The news came shortly after Gov. Ron DeSantis barred school districts from requiring students to wear masks.

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Ammunition shelves bare as US gun sales continue to soar

The ammunition shortage has caused some officers to cut back on firearms training while a record number of people are buying guns.

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Sheriff Villanueva expresses ‘grave concerns’ over deadly shooting by deputies caught on bodycam

Sheriff Alex Villanueva expressed “grave concerns” about the shooting by deputies of a knife-wielding 34-year-old man in East Los Angeles.

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Bacteria at some LA County beaches near Dockweiler continues to exceed state standards

Special water sampling has determined several Los Angeles County beaches near Dockweiler State Beach continue to exceed state standards for bacteria in water, the Department of Public Health announced.

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Corona movie theater shooting: ‘Look at me!’ victim’s father yells at suspect in courtroom outburst

The man accused of fatally shooting an 18-year-old woman and wounding her friend at a Corona movie theater appeared in court, where he was verbally confronted by the woman’s father.

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