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Parts of the U.S. health system “are in dire straits,” as the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant forces some states to prepare for rationed medical care, said … more
Ernestine “Erma” Bryant likes her job, but the pay is a problem. She works in a caregiver role as a “direct support professional” in Tifton, Georgia, helping people who … more
The House Budget Committee advanced a draft version of President Joe Biden’s signature tax and social spending measure, a milestone ahead of possible votes on the floor of … more
Beijing has applied to join an Asia-Pacific trade pact once pushed by the U.S. as a way to isolate China and solidify American dominance in the region. China submitted the formal application … more
Searches for COVID-19 tests on Google are surging as the delta variant spreads in the U.S. and more employers and large-scale events require testing. The number of Americans looking up … more
The last remaining Haitian migrants who were living in squalid conditions in makeshift encampments underneath a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, along the U.S.-Mexico border have been … more
In a bid to nullify Texas’ controversial near-total abortion ban, the U.S. House on Friday passed a reproductive rights bill that would codify into federal law the right to an … more
The House on Friday is expected to vote to legalize abortion nationwide until fetal viability, and even though the legislation is almost certain to fail in the Senate, it would … more
As Democrats and Republicans duel over redistricting, line-drawers in more states are carving cities into multiple districts for political gain. Republican lawmakers in conservative states have … more
Mild cases of COVID-19 among vaccinated individuals are becoming increasingly common as the highly contagious delta variant barrels through communities, but physicians and public … more
Former President Donald Trump’s lawsuit against The New York Times and his niece over an investigative report on his tax avoidance for which she provided documents is just his “latest … more
Early treatment with Gilead Sciences Inc.’s remdesivir kept high-risk COVID-19 patients out of the hospital in a late-stage international trial that supports administering the medicine to … more
Many parents and children are eagerly awaiting news from vaccine manufacturers and the Food and Drug Administration on progress toward authorizing vaccines for children younger than … more
The Taliban nominated Mohammad Suhail Shaheen to be Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United Nations and requested that their foreign minister be allowed to address the U.N. General Assembly … more
The federal regulator charged with keeping the nation’s airways safe met Tuesday with representatives of U.S. passenger airlines and urged them to take more aggressive steps to reduce the … more
The House passed a catchall budget package Tuesday that is intended to avoid a partial government shutdown and debt limit crisis, but it seems likely to come back for a do-over … more
A 15-year-old Heritage High School student was arraigned Tuesday on charges of shooting two fellow students at the school Monday morning. The Newport News teen appeared … more
The test results that hot day in early August shouldn’t have surprised me — all the symptoms were there. A few days earlier, fatigue had enveloped me like a weighted blanket. I chalked it … more
The number of U.S. COVID-19 deaths has surpassed the toll of the 1918 influenza pandemic, a milestone many experts say was avoidable after the arrival of vaccines. The U.S. has reported 675,446 … more
The latest wave of COVID-19, driven by the delta variant, has brought hospitals back to the brink and destroyed hopes of a return to normalcy anytime soon. But the damage from the coronavirus has … more
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