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Biden’s Transition Gets a Federal OK as Trump Runs Out of Options
WASHINGTON — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. He relented after suffering yet more legal and procedural defeats in his seemingly futile effort to overturn the election with baseless claims of fraud.
A Single COVID-19 Test Result Can’t Guarantee a Safe Thanksgiving
Over the past few days, my social media feeds have been jam-packed with pictures and videos of COVID-19 testing lines that stretch multiple blocks. Some people report waiting hours for their turn, while others say they’re being turned away before ever getting the chance. It’s not just here in the New York metro area, either—similar delays are being reported around the country.
Why Does the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine’s Efficacy Vary So Much? Here’s What We Know
AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine is up to 90% effective, the company said Monday in a press release, making it the third pharmaceutical firm to report promising vaccine news, following Pfizer and Moderna. AstraZeneca, which partnered with University of Oxford researchers to develop its two-dose vaccine, reported efficacy from two different dosing regimens; one led to 62% efficacy and another to 90%, with an average, the company says, of 70%.
As Michigan Certifies Biden’s Win, Trump’s Path to Overturn the Election Rapidly Narrows
Michigan’s board of canvassers certified the state’s election results on Monday, throwing another roadblock in President Donald Trump's ongoing effort to challenge the results of the 2020 election.
Republican member Norman D. Shinkle abstained in the board's vote to certify the results. But his fellow Republican member Aaron Van Langevelde voted for certification, as did Democrats Jeannette Bradshaw and Julie Matuzak.
Trump’s Disinformation Campaign Threatens to Undermine the Government
The “continuity of government” problem is an artifact of the nuclear age. What happens to the national command authority vested in the president—and what happens to nuclear deterrence—if a surprise attack decapitates the U.S. leadership? The fear of a first-strike targeting nuclear weapons against the president and others at the highest levels of the U.S. government led to many simulations and exercises, none of them very reassuring.
Co-Founder of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Which Raised $200 Million for Research, Dies at 37
(YONKERS, N.Y.) — A co-founder of the social media ALS ice bucket challenge, which has raised more than $200 million worldwide for Lou Gehrig’s disease research, died Sunday at the age of 37, according to the ALS Association.
Pat Quinn was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, in 2013, a month after his 30th birthday, the organization said in a statement announcing his death.
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