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US administers 367.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine – CDC
The United States administered 367,911,870 doses of COVID-19 vaccines nationwide on Saturday morning and distributed 439,428,235 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Those numbers are up from the 366,838,484 doses of vaccine that the CDC said had taken up arms on Aug. 27 out of 437,567,285 doses delivered.
US Gulf Coast Residents Flee “Extremely Dangerous” Hurricane Ida
Hurricane Ida intensified over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, prompting tens of thousands to flee coastal areas, while President Joe Biden pledged aid to help states recover quickly. once the storm has passed. Forecasters said Ida could make landfall in the United States on Sunday as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm on the five-stage Saffir-Simpson scale, generating winds of 140 mph (225 km / h), heavy showers and a tidal wave that could plunge much of the Louisiana coastline under several feet of water.
Parole recommended for RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan
A California review board recommended Friday that Sirhan Sirhan, the Palestinian refugee serving a life sentence for the assassination of US presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, be released from prison on parole. Sirhan, 77, has already been denied parole 15 times.
Theranos founder claims abuse by ex-boyfriend in fraud lawsuit – court documents
Theranos Inc founder Elizabeth Holmes accused her ex-boyfriend, who was president of the blood testing startup, of abusing her, unsealed court documents showed on Saturday, hinting at a possible defense strategy with jury selection in his fraud trial set to begin next week. . In documents filed in court over 18 months ago, Holmes’ attorneys said they plan to present evidence that Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani had emotionally and psychologically abused her in a relationship that lasted for more than a decade. This includes the period when the company claimed that its technology could allow a wide range of medical tests with just a few drops of blood.
Congress demands Facebook, YouTube and others turn over January 6 documents
The Congressional committee investigating the deadly Jan.6 attack on the United States Capitol on Friday asked major social media companies, including Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc, Google to turn over the tapes of the messages related to the assault on supporters of Donald Trump. The House of Representatives select committee asked for documents related to the violence and the days leading up to it, including the spread of disinformation and efforts to stop President Joe Biden’s election certification.
U.S. Republicans slam Biden over Afghan deaths
The top Republican in the House of Representatives blasted President Joe Biden for the deaths of 13 US servicemen in Afghanistan on Friday, but did not respond to calls from other Republicans for the Democratic president to resign or be impeached . Parliamentary Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy instead called on Democratic President Nancy Pelosi to recall lawmakers after an August hiatus to consider legislation he said would prevent a US withdrawal from Afghanistan until all Americans are out of the country.
Biden says he coordinated with governors and electric utilities on Hurricane Ida
US President Joe Biden said on Saturday he had spoken with governors of states in the Gulf of Mexico region and coordinated with electric utilities in preparation for Hurricane Ida, the powerful storm which should make landfall on Sunday evening. “We have pre-positioned food, water, generators and other supplies in the area. Power restoration and mobile communications support teams are also on the way. We have also coordinated closely with local communities. electric utilities to restore power as soon as possible, ”Biden said. during a briefing with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Biden administration urges localities to block evictions after court ruling
The Biden administration wrote to state and local authorities urging them to block unnecessary residential evictions, after the United States Supreme Court on Thursday ended a federal moratorium aimed at keeping people housed during the COVID pandemic. 19. A copy of the letter was seen by Reuters on Friday.
Analysis: Biden’s Supreme Court Losses Lead to Deeper Examination of ‘Shadow Case’
President Joe Biden’s administration received a double blow from the conservative-majority Supreme Court this week, raising new questions about how judges handle cases brought through an emergency process known as “ghost file”. In recent years, the court has increasingly made substantive decisions on major issues via the shadow case https://www.reuters.com/article/legal-us-usa-court-shadow-video/the- shadow-docket-how-the -us-upreme-court-quietly-dispatches-key-rulings-idUSKBN2BF16Q, deciding quickly and sometimes late at night in a process that critics across the ideological spectrum say lacks transparency.
Thousands of people protest in Washington and American cities for the right to vote
Thousands of protesters gathered in Washington and other U.S. cities on Saturday to demand protection of voting rights, in a bid to pressure lawmakers to pass legislation to counter a wave of voting restrictions in Republican-led states. Held on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic march on Washington in 1963, the organizers of the “March for Washington and Voting Rights” stressed that the measures to restrict access to the vote would disproportionately affect people of color.
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