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Just in: Biden's commission drops its first draft of a report on a possible Supreme Court expansion

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As Pandemic Continues, Americans Are Receiving Less Federal Aid [Video]

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As Pandemic Continues, Americans , Recieve Less Federal Aid. The world has almost entered its third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. CNN reports citizens of the United States shouldn't expect any more help from the federal government in 2022. CNN reports citizens of the United States shouldn't expect any more help from the federal government in 2022. Congress authorized relief packages totaling $5.7 trillion in 2020 and 2021. . Economists say much of Congress' relief packages have now been spent. Now, amid the onset of the highly-contagious Omicron variant, experts say less help is on the way than ever before. In the United States, stimulus checks are a thing of the past. Helpful programs like enhanced unemployment insurance and paid sick leave programs have expired. Expanded child tax credits were paid out for the last time in December. After public outcry, President Biden announced that student loan repayments would be paused until May. And still, there is much uncertainty as we turn toward 2022

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Health Experts Worry Biden’s Plan To Distribute 500 Million COVID-19 Tests Isn’t Enough [Video]

Health Experts Worry Biden’s Plan To Distribute 500 Million COVID-19 Tests Isn’t Enough

Health Experts Worry Biden's Plan, To Distribute 500 Million, COVID-19 Tests Isn't Enough. Health Experts Worry Biden's Plan, To Distribute 500 Million, COVID-19 Tests Isn't Enough. As the Omicron variant began its swift spread across the nation, the Biden administration announced plans to distribute 500 million at-home COVID-19 tests starting next month. As the Omicron variant began its swift spread across the nation, the Biden administration announced plans to distribute 500 million at-home COVID-19 tests starting next month. Experts are concerned 500 million tests aren't enough to address the surge of Omicron. Some say the administration should have been distributing tests weeks ago. Health officials say the administration's incompetence in rolling out test kits before the holidays was an "opportunity lost.". The quality of life for people over Christmas was probably diminished if they couldn't get a test. , Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, via Fox News. Compounding issues further, a nationwide shortage of COVID-19 tests has left many Americans in the dark. Compounding issues further, a nationwide shortage of COVID-19 tests has left many Americans in the dark. Experts say 500 million tests aren't enough even if limited only to the nation's labor force. I can imagine each 200 million needing at least one test a week. , Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professor of medicine at Stanford University, via Fox News. I can imagine each 200 million needing at least one test a week. , Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professor of medicine at Stanford University, via Fox News. Thus far, the Biden administration's response to the Omicron variant has been underwhelming, to say the least. Thus far, the Biden administration's response to the Omicron variant has been underwhelming, to say the least. The reality is that we’re probably not going to have [tests] in time to mitigate the current surge and at least that. , Neil Jay Sehgal, assistant professor of health policy at University of Maryland School of Public Health, via Fox News. The reality is that we’re probably not going to have [tests] in time to mitigate the current surge and at least that. , Neil Jay Sehgal, assistant professor of health policy at University of Maryland School of Public Health, via Fox News

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2nd At-Home Rapid COVID Test Is Authorized by the FDA [Video]

2nd At-Home Rapid COVID Test Is Authorized by the FDA

2nd At-Home Rapid COVID Test , Is Authorized by the FDA. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its authorization on Dec. 28. The test was designed by Siemens Healthineers and can now be used in addition to the Roche test the FDA also recently approved. The authorization comes as test shortages have wracked the nation amid record-breaking numbers of infections. Officials with the Biden administration praised the FDA's move as in keeping with its COVID priorities. Increasing Americans' access to easy-to-use, reliable COVID tests is a top priority for the Biden Administration, , Xavier Becerra, Health and Human Services Secretary, via 'The Hill'. ... and we are using all resources at our disposal to make more tests available and ramp up supply, Xavier Becerra, Health and Human Services Secretary, via 'The Hill'. With daily infections topping 300,000 in the U.S., at-home testing has become a signature administration strategy. Adding two new authorized tests will give Americans more options for testing at home, , Xavier Becerra, Health and Human Services Secretary, via 'The Hill'. ... which helps keep people safe and provides peace of mind, Xavier Becerra, Health and Human Services Secretary, via 'The Hill'. FDA officials cautioned that the at-home test is not 100 percent accurate. Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or patient management decisions, including infection control decisions. , Jacqueline A. O’Shaughnessy, FDA Scientist, via 'The Hill'. Despite this, the tests offer reliable guidance in the context of a person's potential exposure to COVID-19. Negative results should be considered in the context of an individual’s recent exposures, history and the presence of clinical signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19, Jacqueline A. O’Shaughnessy, FDA Scientist, via 'The Hill'. The Biden administration is expected to begin distribution of 500 million at-home tests sometime in January

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How will Omicron affect global economy and health facilities in 2022? | Putin-Biden | Oneindia News [Video]

How will Omicron affect global economy and health facilities in 2022? | Putin-Biden | Oneindia News

Omicron's effect on the global economy, health infrastructure and international travel. Also, the Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin talks today. Find out these on Global Chit Chat, where we bring you up to speed with top developments in geopolitics that are important but lesser-known. #Omicron #WorldNews #Geopolitics #BidenPutin

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Biden To Speak With Putin Thursday Amid Growing Ukraine Tensions

Biden To Speak , With Putin Thursday, Amid Growing Ukraine Tensions. NBC News reports Biden will speak with Putin over the phone on Dec. 30 at the Russian president's request. . The conversation will be held as 100,000 Russian troops sit at the Ukrainian border, stoking invasion fears. The conversation will be held as 100,000 Russian troops sit at the Ukrainian border, stoking invasion fears. Russia denies malicious intentions. . The Biden Administration continues to engage in extensive diplomacy with our European Allies and partners, consulting and coordinating on a common approach in response to Russia’s military build-up on the border with Ukraine, Emily Horne, National Security Council spokesperson, via NBC News. Ahead of the planned call, Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Ahead of the planned call, Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. [Blinken] reiterated the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s military buildup on Ukraine’s borders, Ned Price, State Department spokesman, via statement. Earlier this month, Biden told Putin there would be "severe consequences" if Russia attacked Ukraine

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Iraq's Supreme Court ruling paves way for seismic shift in balance of Shia power [Video]

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Yogi government to probe Ayodhya land deal near the temple site, report in one week| Oneindia News [Video]

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A day after a report surfaced of the politicians and relatives of the members of the Uttar Pradesh government buying land in Ayodhya after the Supreme Court verdict on November 9th, 2019 cleared construction of the Ram temple, the UP government under the leadership of Yogi Adityanath has ordered an inquiry into the matter and seek report within a week. #Ayodhya #AyodhyaLandDeal #YogiAdityanath

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Judge Overturns Purdue Pharma Deal That Shielded Sacklers From Civil Lawsuits [Video]

Judge Overturns Purdue Pharma Deal That Shielded Sacklers From Civil Lawsuits

Judge Overturns Purdue Pharma Deal , That Shielded Sacklers From Civil Lawsuits. A federal judge overturned the judgement in which the Sackler family was order to pay $4.5 billion... . for its role in perpetuating the U.S. opioid epidemic. In agreeing to pay the sum, . the Sackler family was granted immunity from individual civil lawsuits. U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon ruled that the bankruptcy court that granted the settlement was not authorized to make the decision. Purdue Chairman Steve Miller released a statement in reaction to the news. While the district court decision does not affect Purdue’s rock-solid operational stability or its ability to produce its many medications safely and effectively, .., Steve Miller, Purdue Chairman, via Reuters. ... it will delay, and perhaps end, the ability of creditors, communities, and individuals to receive billions in value to abate the opioid crisis, Steve Miller, Purdue Chairman, via Reuters. While the bankruptcy settlement will likely be upended, . allowing for civil lawsuits could give opioid victims their day in court. The bankruptcy court did not have the authority to deprive victims of the opioid crisis of their right to sue the Sackler family, Merrick Garland, U.S. Attorney General, via Reuters. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson praised the ruling. There cannot be two forms of justice – one for ordinary Americans and a different one for billionaires, Bob Ferguson, Washington State Attorney General, via Reuters. I’m prepared to take this fight all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary, to ensure true accountability for the Sackler family, Bob Ferguson, Washington State Attorney General, via Reuters

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FDA Makes Abortion Pills , Permanently Available via Mail. On December 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permanently lifted restrictions on access to abortion pills. . On December 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permanently lifted restrictions on access to abortion pills. . 'The New York Times' reports that patients will now be able to receive the medication by mail, rather than obtaining it in person from certified health care providers. . The decision was announced as the Supreme Court weighs rolling back abortion rights or even overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. . Patients can now receive a prescription for abortion pills through a telemedicine appointment. . Earlier this year, the FDA temporarily made mifepristone, one of two drugs used to terminate a pregnancy, available by mail. . The new decision makes that ruling permanent. . According to the 'NYT,' the decision is likely to further polarize divisions between conservative and liberal states. 19 states currently ban patients from receiving abortion pills through telemedicine visits. . Other state, like New York and California, are expected to provide access for women in more restrictive states to obtain abortion medication. . It’s really significant. Telehealth abortions are much easier for both providers and patients, and even in states that want to do it, there have been limits on how available it is, Mary Ziegler, a law professor at Florida State University, via 'The New York Times'

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US wins Julian Assange extradition appeal in British court [Video]

US wins Julian Assange extradition appeal in British court

The legal team for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange say they will try to appeal his latest setback, at the Supreme Court.

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