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Alaskan health department still struggling to recover after ‘nation-state sponsored’ cyberattack

Alaskan health department still struggling to recover after ‘nation-state sponsored’ cyberattack

Some computer networks at the Alaskan health department are still offline after foreign government-backed hackers breached the department in May, a spokesperson told CNN on Monday. News of the breach first emerged in May, but Alaskan officials now say that “nation-state sponsored” hackers exploited a vulnerability in the health department’s website to gain further access…MORE

More than 200 companies joined a pledge to hit net-zero carbon by 2040

More than 200 companies joined a pledge to hit net-zero carbon by 2040

More than 200 companies, including Twitter, Salesforce and Procter & Gamble, signed a climate pledge that aims to reduce their carbon emissions over the next two decades. The project is part of a collaboration between Amazon and the advocacy group Global Optimism. “The breadth of industry that’s committed to this, the size of companies, the…MORE

Nearly 226,000 Covid-19 cases were reported in children last week, pediatrician group says

Nearly 226,000 Covid-19 cases were reported in children last week, pediatrician group says

Covid-19 infections have continued to increase “exponentially” among children across the US, and now account for nearly 26% of all cases reported nationwide, according to data published Monday. Over the past week, the American Academy of Pediatrics reported the second highest total of new diagnoses among children over the course of the pandemic, with 225,978.…MORE

Member of CIA chief’s team reported Havana syndrome symptoms on recent trip to India

Member of CIA chief’s team reported Havana syndrome symptoms on recent trip to India

When CIA Director Bill Burns traveled to India earlier this month a member of his team reported symptoms consistent with Havana syndrome and had to receive medical attention, according to three sources familiar with the matter. The incident set off alarm bells within the US government and left Burns “fuming” with anger, one source explained.…MORE

Texas doctor who says he performed abortion sued in first known challenges under new law

Texas doctor who says he performed abortion sued in first known challenges under new law

A San Antonio doctor who wrote a Washington Post op-ed claiming that he had violated Texas’ six-week abortion ban now faces at least two lawsuits brought against him under the ban, both brought by plaintiffs who say they oppose the new law. One lawsuit was filed Monday by Oscar Stilley, a former tax attorney in…MORE

Open warfare breaks out between liberals and moderates over Biden agenda

Open warfare breaks out between liberals and moderates over Biden agenda

Tensions are reaching a boiling point for Democrats as intense divisions between liberals and moderates threaten to derail key pillars of President Joe Biden’s agenda and factions within the party increasingly cast blame on one another. The Biden agenda has entered a pivotal stage on Capitol Hill as House Democrats run up against a looming…MORE

Rep. Tim Ryan says he has tested positive for Covid-19

Rep. Tim Ryan says he has tested positive for Covid-19

Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio announced Monday that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. Ryan, who is vaccinated, urged his constituents to wear a mask and get vaccinated in a series of tweets. “Today, I tested positive for COVID-19. While I’m currently experiencing mild symptoms, I’m grateful to have…MORE

Memo shows Trump lawyer’s six-step plan for Pence to overturn the election
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Memo shows Trump lawyer’s six-step plan for Pence to overturn the election

A conservative lawyer working with then-President Donald Trump’s legal team tried to convince then-Vice President Mike Pence that he could overturn the election results on January 6 when Congress counted the Electoral College votes by throwing out electors from seven states, according to the new book “Peril” from Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert…MORE

4 steps that have to happen before Covid-19 vaccine is available for younger children
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4 steps that have to happen before Covid-19 vaccine is available for younger children

A highly anticipated announcement Monday from the companies Pfizer and BioNTech revealed that their lower-dose Covid-19 vaccine was found to be safe and generated a “robust” antibody response in children ages 5 to 11, based on data from a Phase 2/3 trial. Many parents now are waiting for the time when their young children can…MORE

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