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Nominees for USPS Board of Governors say they haven’t been pressured about DeJoy

Nominees for USPS Board of Governors say they haven’t been pressured about DeJoy

President Joe Biden’s trio of US Postal Service Board of Governors nominees said Thursday they have not made any commitments or been pressured about the potential firing of embattled Trump-era Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. The scrutiny comes as scores of Democratic lawmakers have sent letters to DeJoy and President Joe Biden in recent weeks, raising…MORE

Cher rescued an elephant then sang him ‘My Way’

Cher rescued an elephant then sang him ‘My Way’

Cher and a four-year elephant rescue mission she led is the focus of a new documentary, “Cher & the Loneliest Elephant.” Now streaming on Paramount+ in honor of Earth Day, the film takes audiences through the singer’s journey to save and protect a 36-year-old elephant named Kaavan, from captivity in Pakistan last November. Kaavan was…MORE

Senate overwhelmingly passes anti-Asian hate crimes bill

Senate overwhelmingly passes anti-Asian hate crimes bill

The Senate passed with a wide bipartisan majority Thursday a bill denouncing discrimination against Asian communities in the United States, and creating a new position at the Justice Department to expedite reviews of potential Covid-19-related hate crimes. The vote was 94-1. The lone vote in opposition was from Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley. The bill…MORE

With Trump’s backing, Walker freezes Senate GOP field in Georgia

With Trump’s backing, Walker freezes Senate GOP field in Georgia

Former President Donald Trump’s backing of football great Herschel Walker to run for the Georgia Senate seat has been enough to effectively freeze the GOP field in place — even though some Republicans privately worry the political neophyte might fizzle against Sen. Raphael Warnock in a high-stakes general election. Warnock, who is running for a…MORE

Covid-19 raises risks for expectant mothers and babies, study says

Covid-19 raises risks for expectant mothers and babies, study says

If you’re pregnant and infected with Covid-19, there is an increased risk of negative outcomes for both you and your baby, according to a new study published Thursday in JAMA Pediatrics. Expectant mothers with a Covid-19 diagnosis from 18 different countries were at higher risk for adverse outcomes, such as preeclampsia, infections, admission to hospital…MORE