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Third judge blocks Gov. Lee's mask opt out in schools

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00:44 sec | 2 hrs ago

Third judge blocks Gov. Lee's mask opt out in schools

"Federal judges are blocking an executive order by Tennessee's Republican governor that allows families to opt out of school mask mandates governor bill Lee issued the order in August with Republican lawmakers demanding a special session of the Tennessee General Assembly so they could put a halt to school mask mandates and other covert nineteen safety measures many students have been attending classes without masks since in pediatric hospitals have reached record highs that's my parents and advocates to file legal challenges in separate decisions Friday judges blocked the order in Williamson County just south of Nashville and Knox County which includes Knoxville a week ago a third judge band please order after families argued it endangered their children I'm Ben Thomas

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The Latest: Group files civil rights complaint against Idaho

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01:02 min | 19 hrs ago

The Latest: Group files civil rights complaint against Idaho

"A civil rights complaint has been filed against the state of Idaho for allegedly discriminating against older patients in its coporate care rationing guidelines the group justice in aging is asking the U. S. department of health and Human Services to investigate Idaho's published crisis standards of care guidelines the emergency plan that's been enacted to prioritise patients while hospitals are overwhelmed with cold with nineteen the advocates say the guidelines discriminate against older adults especially black and native Americans by using factors like age to determine which patients first get access to lifesaving care state officials as Idaho standards are based on ethical obligations while protecting medical resources public health officials in Arizona Utah and northern Texas had to modify their crisis care plans after similar complaints were filed Jackie Quinn Washington

Idaho U. S. Department Of Health And Utah Arizona Texas Jackie Quinn Washington
Ancient Teens Shake Up History of Human Migration

Kottke Ride Home

02:08 min | 1 d ago

Ancient Teens Shake Up History of Human Migration

"Twenty thousand year-old footprints discovered in whitesands national park in new mexico could mean humans came to the americas several thousand years earlier than previously thought having to traverse colossal glaciers as they went the findings published yesterday in the journal. Science could completely upend what many thought they knew about humans arrival in north and south america ciprian are delion archaeologist. Who is not involved in the study called it quote. Probably the biggest discovery about the peopling of america in hundred years and quotes first some context from the study authors. In the conversation quote our species began migrating out of africa around one hundred thousand years ago signed from antarctica. The americas were the last continents humans reached with the early pioneers crossing the now submerged bering land bridge that once connected eastern siberia to north america at times throughout the police design age which ended ten thousand years ago. Large ice sheets covered much of europe and north america. The water locked in these ice sheets lowered the sea level allowing people to walk the bridge from asia through the arctic to alaska but during the peak of the last glacial cycle their path south into the americas was blocked by continental wide ice sheets until now scientists believed humans. Only travelled south into the americas. Win this ice barrier began to melt at the earliest sixteen thousand five hundred years ago and quotes. Most archaeologists put the date of humans traveling south into the americas right around that time or even earlier about thirteen thousand years ago. Right at the end of the last ice age primarily based on evidence found from tools and weapons in clovis new mexico the oldest artifacts found which dated back thirteen thousand years but quoting the new york times starting in the nineteen seventies. some archaeologists began publishing older evidence of humanity's presence in north america last year dr dillion and his colleagues published a report of stone tools in a mountain cave in mexico dating back twenty six thousand years and

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Biden urges COVID-19 booster shots for those now eligible

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00:44 sec | 1 d ago

Biden urges COVID-19 booster shots for those now eligible

"President Biden is urging those who are eligible to get covert nineteen Brewster shots a day after the CDC endorsed the doses for millions of people it's a major new phase in America's vaccination campaign with the CDC backing boosters for older or otherwise vulnerable people as hard in knowledge in over sixty five and I'm a get my booster shot the president's praising the decision is offering more protection some vaccinated Americans and he's again criticizing those still unvaccinated roughly a quarter of those eligible the country's largest sars that's twenty five percent minority can cause an awful lot of damage and they are causing a lot of damage Sager made Donnie Washington

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Climate activists in India join global protest

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00:40 sec | 1 d ago

Climate activists in India join global protest

"Climate activists who've taken to the streets in New Delhi that's a police barricade shouting slogans we have to run his around the world he does take stronger action to curb climate change the issue has risen up the political agenda in many countries amid warnings from scientists the world is heading towards dangerous temperature rises unless greenhouse gas emissions all cut sharply out of the New Delhi protest one nineteen year old tell C. A. P. just because there's a pandemic doesn't mean you stop working around the climate crisis right you have to take climate action I'm Charles Taylor that's my

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Thunberg joins climate rally in Germany ahead of election

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00:50 sec | 1 d ago

Thunberg joins climate rally in Germany ahead of election

"Swedish activist Christa tune Berg is joining a larger climate rally outside the large dog in Berlin Germany ahead of a key election thousands of environmental activists have rallied outside Germany's parliament two days before the country holds a national election to demand lawmakers take stronger action to curb climate change the protest is part of a string of rallies around the world the big guy warnings the planet faces dangerous temperature rises unless greenhouse gas emissions a cut sharply in the coming years with whom Berg scheduled to speak at the German one German activists have referred to the September twenty six election as the vote of the century arguing the next government will influence the country's efforts to tackle climate I'm Charles de Ledesma

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WHO endorses antibody treatment for some people with COVID-19

Africa Business News

00:42 sec | 1 d ago

WHO endorses antibody treatment for some people with COVID-19

"World organization has added the region. Iran antibody drug cocktail rasc- reeve mad and endeavour map to its list of treatment for people with kobe nineteen urging the manufacturer to reduce the price and ensure equitable distribution whol says clinical studies showed. The drunk combination was effective in patients. Who when not severely ill but at high risk of being admitted to hospital with coffee nineteen others with severe cases of the disease and no exist. Antibodies the antibody therapy secure emergency use authorisation in the us in november last year after it was used to treat from a president donald trump when he was admitted to hospital with kobe.

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New fund aims to bring more people into the climate conversation

Climate Connections

01:12 min | 1 d ago

New fund aims to bring more people into the climate conversation

"Many communities in the us are working to reduce global warming and transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. But some people have been left out of the conversation. The whole polar bear pr campaign. You know from many years that it really didn't resonate with people of color or people in urban areas. And so what i want to be able to do is to start observing equitable and accessible conversations. That really make climate digestible for people in clean energy digestible topic. That's the a huddle director of the ohio. Climate justice fund. The new fund provides grants for hosting community listening sessions to organizations led by black indigenous and other people of color at these events. Ohioans will share their views about climate change. Utility costs air pollution. Green jobs and more many things i think are being done without resident voice in resident input in so this is a fun that is completely invested in receiving that input in documenting it. She says this information can be used to encourage policy makers to support climate action plans and craft equitable clean energy policies. We're really tried to see what happens.

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CDC endorses COVID booster for millions of older Americans

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00:52 sec | 1 d ago

CDC endorses COVID booster for millions of older Americans

"The centers for disease control and prevention that's indoors booster shots for millions of older or vulnerable Americans late Thursday night CDC director Dr Rochelle Wilensky signed off on a series of recommendations from a panel of advisors the adviser said booster should be given to people sixty five and older nursing home residents and those ages fifty to sixty four who have risky underlying health problems the extra dose would be given once there are at least six months past their last Pfizer shot the panel had voted against saying that people can get a booster if they are eighteen to sixty four and healthcare workers or have another job that puts them at increased risk of being exposed but Wolinsky disagreed and put that recommendation back at my camp in Washington

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After Years Of Delays, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope To Launch In December

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01:04 min | 1 d ago

After Years Of Delays, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope To Launch In December

"Science correspondent nell greenfieldboyce with some exciting. Strana me news high now. Hey they're re too so today. We're gonna talk about nasr's next big space telescope. The james webb space telescope. This is a behemoth that is sometimes called the successor of hubble and it will be the biggest most powerful telescope ever put into space. And i here. We finally have launched aid. It's been a long time coming. Indeed indeed it has and now it's supposed to launch on december eighteenth. Hasn't this telescope being in the works for over twenty years. Yeah yeah i i reported on it for. Npr back in two thousand and seven. That's when they built this giant life sized model of the thing and we're bringing around the country. I went to see it when it was set up here in dc down by the white house and all the monuments and to me it looked like this big ray gun that was about to zap the dome off the capitol building description. And that's an unusual. Look for a telescope right. I mean usually space telescopes look like metal tubes but not this one nothing like this has been put out into space before

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US sets the stage for COVID booster shots for millions

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00:55 sec | 1 d ago

US sets the stage for COVID booster shots for millions

"Government advisers have recommended Kobe booster shots for millions of Americans but expressed skepticism extra shots will help slow the pandemic advisers to the U. S. centers for disease control say booster should be offered to people sixty five and older nursing home residents and those ages fifty to sixty four with underlying health problems with the provision for younger adults at health risk but the panel decided against extra shots for healthy health care workers Dr Pablo Sanchez we have a really effective vaccine and it's like saying that it's not working and it is and Dr Helen Talbot says getting everyone vaccinated is the answer not giving boosters to those already protected I feel like what month on fox like this is not one of them I'm Jackie Quinn

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'Vaccine apartheid': Africans tell UN they need vaccines

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00:52 sec | 1 d ago

'Vaccine apartheid': Africans tell UN they need vaccines

"Well the U. S. and other nations contemplate coronavirus booster shots leaders of African countries called for wider distribution of vaccines speaking at the U. N.'s annual meeting African leaders denounced vaccine inequity including an Indian president hog again go this is not the insignificant inspectors president of Tanzania send me a salute her son says the level of vaccine inequity seen by African countries is appalling most of all countries every note related less than two percent of all populist and thus seek more folksy is full of people other countries about to roll out this side does the director general of the World Health Organization says only about fifteen percent of promised donations of vaccines have been delivered he says they need to billion doses right away to achieve the target of forty percent of the population of every country by the end of this year I'm Jennifer king

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FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Pfizer Booster Shot for High-Risk Adults

WSJ What's News

00:26 sec | 2 d ago

FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Pfizer Booster Shot for High-Risk Adults

"The food and drug administration has authorized booster shots of the pfizer biotech vaccine for certain groups of people who've already gotten to doses of pfizer's vaccine that includes people sixty five and older and for those at severe risk of infection like healthcare workers teachers and grocery store employees. People can get the booster six months. After the second shot the biden administration had plan to make a third dose available to all adults but the fda said current evidence did not support broad

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EPA rule sharply limits HFCs, gases used as refrigerants

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00:49 sec | 2 d ago

EPA rule sharply limits HFCs, gases used as refrigerants

"The environmental protection agency is sharply limiting domestic production and use of highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used as refrigerants the new rule aims to decrease production and use of hydro fluorocarbons spite eighty five percent over the next fifteen years part of a global phase out hydro fluorocarbons are considered a major driver of global warming thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide the often leaks through pipes or appliances that use compressed refrigerants such as refrigerators and air conditioners White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy says the rule is expected to reduce harmful emissions by the equivalent of four point five billion metric tons of carbon dioxide by twenty fifty a total similar to three years of emissions from the U. S. power sector Ben Thomas Washington

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FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk

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00:52 sec | 2 d ago

FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk

"The food and drug administration signed off on the recommendation that seniors and high risk Americans be allowed to get five users cobit booster shot the FDA says eligible Americans who received by users two dose vaccine should get a third dose six months after the last shot they received that would be people age sixty five and older health care workers teachers grocery workers and those in homeless shelters where prisons but it's up to a panel of the U. S. centers for disease control to make specific recommendations about who gets the boosters and when the panel is still hearing various reports including some views that boosters are not needed because the covert vaccines are still warding off severe illness but more people are getting infected as immunity is waning Jackie Quinn Washington

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Florida makes quarantine optional for exposed students

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00:50 sec | 2 d ago

Florida makes quarantine optional for exposed students

"A day after taking the job Florida's newly appointed Surgeon General signed new coronavirus rules governor Ron DeSantis appointed Dr Joseph let down below he says the new rules allow parents to decide whether their children should quarantine or stay in school after being exposed to someone who has tested positive for intervening healthy students is incredibly damaging for their educational advancement it's also incredibly disruptive for families with CDC recommends a student should quarantine for fourteen days if they are unvaccinated it can be shortened to seven days by testing negative in Florida we are going to be following a symptoms based approach if somebody is symptomatic of course they stay home on changed our rules allowing schools in Florida to adopt mask mandates as long as students can opt out I'm a Donahue

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