UK extends emergency COVID-19 powers by 6 months

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LONDON — British lawmakers agreed Thursday to prolong coronavirus emergency measures for six months, allowing the Conservative government to keep its unprecedented powers to restrict U.K. citizens’ everyday lives. The House of Commons voted to extend the powers until September, and approved the government’s road map for gradually easing Britain’s strict coronavirus lockdown over the … Read more

Gov. Cuomo is snowed under an avalanche of scandals as new reports claim he offered his family special access to COVID-19 tests at the height of the pandemic

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during the daily media briefing at the Office of the Governor of the State of New York on July 23, 2020 in New York City. Jeenah Moon/Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has found himself embroiled in four major scandals in the early months of 2021. The latest: … Read more

Trump said he ‘listened’ to Fauci on how to handle the coronavirus pandemic but ‘didn’t do what he said’

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President Donald Trump at the White House on November 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Former President Donald Trump said he ignored Dr. Anthony Fauci’s advice on handling the pandemic. “I listened to him, but I didn’t do what he said,” Trump said in a new podcast interview. Trump and Fauci often disagreed over the … Read more

COVID-19 vaccines appear to cause sharp drop in infections in groups of American, Israeli health-care workers

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National Review Columbia University’s Ultra-Woke Idea: Segregated Graduation Ceremonies Last week, Columbia University, where I am currently a junior, made national headlines over commencement ceremonies demarcated by race, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Such multicultural ceremonies have a history at many schools, but Columbia’s was apparently the one to receive nationwide media attention. Though discussion … Read more

This country is the happiest in the world, even during COVID-19

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Despite the challenges and uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic over the last year, Finland has maintained its status as the happiest country in the world. That’s according to the 2021 World Happiness Report, which was released on Friday. Among the top 10 happiest countries, nine were European.  Following Finland, in order, were Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, … Read more