December 22, 2020

COVID-19

‘Too White’ To Get COVID Vaccine? Some Social Justice Activists Say Yes.

Are teachers “too white” to get early, priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine? In a New York Times article Friday, several medical professionals suggested that decisions over distributing the limited doses of COVID-19 vaccines are not based on the most efficient way to prevent deaths, but on consideration of social justice. For example, older Americans

Science

Volcano erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island, draws crowds to park

Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island roared back to life Sunday night as lava went shooting into the air, boiling away a water lake and sending a massive plume of steam, gas and ash soaring into the atmosphere. In the first hours of the eruption, lava mixed rapidly with water in the summit’s crater lake

National

Highlights of $900 billion COVID-19 relief, wrap-up bills

Congressional leaders have hashed out a massive, year-end catchall bill that combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill and reams of other unfinished legislation on taxes, energy, education and health care. The huge bill is slated for votes on Monday — with lawmakers having only a few hours to

Politics

Harris, Ivanka Trump stump in Georgia ahead of Senate runoff

Campaigning in Georgia on Monday, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris stressed a need to elect Democratic U.S. Senate candidates who will advance President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda. Ivanka Trump, meanwhile, warned that failing to reelect the two Republican incumbents in next month’s crucial runoff could erode her father’s legislative achievements. Telling a crowd in Columbus that “everything

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