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Biden greets former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after speaking Thursday about gun violence prevention in the White House Rose Garden. Giffords and other advocates in favor of stricter gun laws attended the announcement. CREDIT: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

‘It Has To Stop’: President Biden Takes Initial Action On Guns, Calls On Congress To Do More

Declaring U.S gun violence an “epidemic” and “an international embarrassment,” President Biden outlined actions to regulate certain firearms and to try to prevent gun violence after a spate of mass shootings in recent weeks and pressure from advocates. Continue Reading ‘It Has To Stop’: President Biden Takes Initial Action On Guns, Calls On Congress To Do More

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Vaccine Refusal May Put Herd Immunity At Risk, Researchers Warn

A recent NPR/Marist poll found that one in four Americans said they would refuse a coronavirus vaccine outright if offered. Another 5% are “undecided” about whether they would get the shot. Although the numbers were highest for Republican men and residents of rural areas, there were still a significant number of people across all ages and demographic groups who claim they will say “no.” Continue Reading Vaccine Refusal May Put Herd Immunity At Risk, Researchers Warn

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Supreme Court Hands Google A Win Over Oracle In Multibillion-Dollar Case

The U.S. Supreme Court handed Google a major victory Monday in a multi-billion dollar copyright dispute. By a 6-to-2 vote, the court declared that Google did not infringe on Oracle’s copyright when it used a tiny portion of Oracle’s computer code lines to create a new system software for smartphones in the early 2000s. Continue Reading Supreme Court Hands Google A Win Over Oracle In Multibillion-Dollar Case

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