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President Biden signs an executive order Monday reversing a Trump-era ban on transgender people serving in the military. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden Repeals Trump-Administration Ban On Transgender Troops

President Biden on Monday repealed a controversial Trump-era ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military. Biden signed an executive order on the issue as he met in the Oval Office with new Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley and Vice President Harris. Continue Reading President Biden Repeals Trump-Administration Ban On Transgender Troops

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Anna Romero had to quit her part-time job during the coronavirus pandemic to care for her husband, Ivan, who has dementia. Courtesy of Anna Romero

Some Seniors Face Shrinking Nest Eggs As They Care For Loved Ones During Pandemic

Those who have savings have to decide if they should dip into their accounts early, potentially eating away at funds they’d earmarked for later. Others are having to calculate how starting to receive their Social Security payments earlier than planned could reduce their checks in the future. Continue Reading Some Seniors Face Shrinking Nest Eggs As They Care For Loved Ones During Pandemic

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An empty syringe on a table at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after a care worker received the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 16, 2020. CREDIT: Brian van der Brug/AP

How Many Vaccine Shots Go To Waste? Several States Aren’t Counting

As reports emerge across the country of health facilities throwing out unused and spoiled COVID-19 vaccines, some state governments are failing to track the wastage as required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leaving officials coordinating immunization efforts blind to exactly how many of the precious, limited doses are going into the trash and why. Continue Reading How Many Vaccine Shots Go To Waste? Several States Aren’t Counting

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A U.S. postal worker delivers packages, boxes and letters in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood shortly before Christmas. The U.S. Postal Service said it faces "unprecedented volume increases and limited employee availability due to the impacts of COVID-19." Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

‘There’s No End In Sight’: Mail Delivery Delays Continue Across The Country

The U.S. Postal Service has an answer at the very top of its official tracking page. A disclaimer there notes the system is “experiencing unprecedented volume increases and limited employee availability due to the impacts of COVID-19.” That combination is making it tough on those at the other end of the mailbox. Continue Reading ‘There’s No End In Sight’: Mail Delivery Delays Continue Across The Country

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