Category Archives: National News

US health officials call for booster shots against COVID-19

US health officials call for booster shots against COVID-19

The plan, as outlined by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other top authorities, calls for an extra dose eight months after people get their second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. The doses could begin the week of Sept. 20.MORE

College won’t revoke Trump adviser Flynn’s honorary degree

College won’t revoke Trump adviser Flynn’s honorary degree

The University of Rhode Island decided not to revoke an honorary degree bestowed upon Michael Flynn, an alumnus who briefly served as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser and who has remained an ardent supporter of the former president since his election loss. MORE

Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health law

Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health law

The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire law intact Thursday in ruling that Texas, other Republican-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court. The Biden administration says 31 million people have health insurance because of the law popularly known as “Obamacare.”MORE

Fight over witnesses could delay Trump trial conclusion

Fight over witnesses could delay Trump trial conclusion

The last-minute fight over witnesses followed Friday night revelations from a Republican House lawmaker about a heated phone call on the day of the riot between Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy that Democrats say establishes Trump’s indifference to the violence.MORE

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