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No. 2 US climate diplomat leaves after a year under Biden

6 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - The Biden administration's second-ranking climate diplomat is leaving his government job after one year, special U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said...
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Why We've Succumbed to Pandemic Apathy

13 hours ago   |   The New Republic

In March of 2020 The New York Times published a photo essay titled “ The Great Empty .” It was an unsettling testimony of public landscapes leached of humanity: Times Square...
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I Predicted the Fall of Journalistic Institutions. Now It's Time to Lift Them Up

I Predicted the Fall of Journalistic Institutions. Now It's Time to Lift Them Up

15 hours ago   |   Politico

As we approached the 15th anniversary of POLITICO, I plunged into old files expecting to find a lot that would make me cringe. Cringe, I did, looking at some of the early...
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Democrats slim down ambitions after back-to-back failures

Democrats slim down ambitions after back-to-back failures

15 hours ago   |   Politico

After two strikeouts, don't expect Senate Democrats to immediately swing for the fences again. There's little appetite in the Democratic majority to publicly fall short on...
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France to lift Covid restrictions in February

1 day ago   |   Politico

Vaccinated French people will soon be allowed to go to stadiums and nightclubs.
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Veterans sick after toxic burn pit exposure are still struggling to get care covered

1 day ago   |   NPR

Momentum on increased Veterans Affairs coverage for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits is building in Congress. None of it soon enough for sick veterans or advocates like...
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She's in: Maura Healey announces run for governor

1 day ago   |   Boston Herald   |   2 articles

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced officially Thursday she's running for governor. “I'm all in. I'm running for Governor of Massachusetts,” Healey declared...
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Should We Be Breeding Pigs Just for Their Hearts?

1 day ago   |   The New Republic

Humans and pigs share 98 percent of the same genes. Most of those similarities don't matter -we share genes with a lot of animals. But a small number of specific similarities...
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Pro-Trump influencers flocked to alternative social networks. Their follower counts stalled soon after

1 day ago   |   The Washington Post

After a short surge following the Jan. 6 riot, their follower counts over the last year have barely grown or even declined, a Washington Post analysis found. Their most...
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Lucas: Women taking the reins of Massachusetts government

1 day ago   |   Boston Herald

Once touted as the Massachusetts Miracle, the state could soon be known as the Massachusetts Matriarchy. Billy Galvin, 71, the veteran secretary of state, could soon be the...
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Japan widens virus restrictions as omicron surges in cities

Restaurants and bars will close early in Tokyo and a dozen other areas across Japan beginning Friday as the country widens COVID-19 restrictions due to the omicron variant... Read more ...

Home Showcase: Vintage Colonial a stunner in North Andover

There is something deeply wholesome and New England-y about the circa-1750 Capt. Nathaniel Berry Homestead at 166 Salem St. in North Andover. Maybe it's the pleasing symmetry... Read more ...

Intel to build $20B Ohio chip facility amid global shortage

Chipmaker Intel said Friday it will invest $20 billion to build a new factory in Ohio, an attempt to help alleviate a global shortage of chips powering everything from phones... Read more ...

Giuliani Associate Sentenced To One Year In Prison In Foreign Donor Case

Giuliani Associate Sentenced To One Year In Prison In Foreign Donor Case

Igor Fruman, who aided Giuliani in seeking information on Joe Biden, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison. Read more ...

As Biden struggles, Harris touts California wildfire aid

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - After a difficult first year in office, Vice President Kamala Harris enjoyed a homecoming of sorts Friday, taking a helicopter tour in Southern... Read more ...

Demand for rental housing soars in highest, lowest income brackets, Harvard...

A new annual report out of Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies confirmed what many renters in the super-competitive Massachusetts market already know: renters... Read more ...

Trump Considered Directing Pentagon To ‘Seize' Voting Machines, Draft Order...

Trump Considered Directing Pentagon To ‘Seize' Voting Machines, Draft Order Shows

The never-issued executive order would have also appointed a special counsel to pursue "criminal and civil proceedings." Read more ...

Biden's COVID Vaccine Mandate For Federal Workers Blocked Temporarily In Court

Biden's COVID Vaccine Mandate For Federal Workers Blocked Temporarily In Court

The judge pointed to the Supreme Court's recent ruling halting enforcement of the administration's vaccine-or-test rule for employers. Read more ...

Charlie Baker files legislation to update wiretapping laws, but faces some...

Gov. Charlie Baker refiled legislation first submitted in 2017 to allow law enforcement more power to tap into wiretapping resources to investigate a wider range of violent... Read more ...

Biden Looks to Intel's U.S. Investment to Buoy His China Agenda

The president said passage of a China competition bill was needed “for the sake of our economic competitiveness and our national security.” Read more ...