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Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, (center) is shown visiting Kabul, Afghanistan in January 2020. The Biden administration said it plans to complete a draw down of U.S. troops in the country by Sept. 11. CREDIT: Lolita Baldor/AP

President Biden Says U.S. Troops To Withdraw From Afghanistan By Sept. 11 – 20 Years After Attack

President Biden will withdraw all remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that prompted America’s involvement in its longest war, a senior administration official told reporters on Tuesday. Continue Reading President Biden Says U.S. Troops To Withdraw From Afghanistan By Sept. 11 – 20 Years After Attack

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, shown here in a hospital in Denver. CREDIT: David Zalubowski/AP

U.S. Recommends Pausing Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Over Blood Clot Concerns

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday they are recommending a “pause” in the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of an “abundance of caution” while a review of reports of rare, potentially dangerous blood clots is conducted. Continue Reading U.S. Recommends Pausing Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Over Blood Clot Concerns

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Environmental justice activist and 2020 MacArthur Fellow Catherine Coleman Flowers speaks at a "Fire Drill Fridays" event, part of a movement that seeks to draw attention to the global "climate emergency." Courtesy of Catherine Coleman Flowers

Wastewater Is The Infrastructure Crisis ‘People Don’t Want To Talk About’

Some infrastructure concerns go far less discussed than others including, notably, the issue of wastewater and sanitation. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the country’s wastewater treatment plants are functioning at an average of “81 percent of their design capacities,” and 15 percent have “reached or exceeded” that capacity. Drinking water service disruptions and flooding from sewer backups and other infrastructure failures cost U.S. households $2 billion in 2019. Continue Reading Wastewater Is The Infrastructure Crisis ‘People Don’t Want To Talk About’

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U.S. Supreme Court building

Supreme Court Rules For Worshippers And Against California COVID Restrictions

For the fifth time, the U.S. Supreme Court has sided with religious adherents and against California’s COVID-19 restrictions. This time, the court barred the state from enforcing a rule that for now limits both religious and non-religious gatherings in homes to no more than three households. Continue Reading Supreme Court Rules For Worshippers And Against California COVID Restrictions

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American Airline Boeing 737 Max jet

Boeing Warns Of Possible Electrical Issue, And Airlines Ground Some 737 Max Planes

A new possible problem with Boeing’s 737 Max airplanes has several airlines once again pulling dozens of the troubled jets out of service. Boeing said in a statement that it has “recommended to 16 customers that they address a potential electrical issue in a specific group of 737 MAX airplanes prior to further operations.” Continue Reading Boeing Warns Of Possible Electrical Issue, And Airlines Ground Some 737 Max Planes

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