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Steve October 20, 2021

Donald Trump, and logos for Twitter, Youtube and Facebook (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images/Facebook/Twitter/Youtube) If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Former President Donald Trump announced his plans to launch a new media company Wednesday night, in an attempt to “fight back against Big Tech,” according to a statement posted to Twitter by the ex-commander-in-chief’s spokesperson, Liz […]

Steve October 20, 2021

Health minister to launch a song and film at Mughal-era Red Fort in New Delhi to mark the milestone. India is set to administer one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses by early Thursday, an important milestone after a slow start, even as a recent drop in inoculations worries the government and healthcare providers. Health Minister Mansukh […]

Steve October 20, 2021

US President Biden concerned about the report but one expert says technology is not new as he warns of another ‘pointless’ arms race. China conducted not one, but two tests of new hypersonic weapons in July and August, the Financial Times (FT) newspaper has reported, raising more concerns in the United States about the growing […]

Steve October 20, 2021

The three-stage NURI is due to lift off in a few hours time with future plans for surveillance, communications satellites, and even lunar probes. South Korea is set to jumpstart its space programme on Thursday when it conducts the first test launch of its domestically built rocket. The three-stage KSLV-II NURI rocket, emblazoned with South […]

Steve October 20, 2021

US, UK and France say country has advanced its weapons programme, while Pyongyang accuses US of ‘double standards’. The United States, Britain and France have told the United Nations that North Korea, which tested what it said was a “new type” submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Tuesday, has continued to advance its weapons programmes, despite […]

Steve October 20, 2021

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the first COVID-19 vaccine for use in adolescents as young as 12, regulators based their decision on clinical trial data collected before the Delta variant became the dominant coronavirus strain. That left open the question of whether the vaccine’s real-world protection was still as good as advertised. […]

Steve October 20, 2021

While schooling is required for those of elementary and high school age, preschool is optional. Andrew Bacher-Hicks, an assistant professor of education policy at Boston University, said the drops in preschool enrollment reflect a reality for many parents who had to decide whether preschool’s benefits were worth it in the middle of a pandemic. “The […]

Steve October 20, 2021

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, went in on her Republican colleagues Wednesday during a House Rules Committee meeting over their obstruction of an investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Cheney, who was booted from her party leadership position earlier this year for repeatedly criticizing former President Donald Trump, specifically took Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to […]

Steve October 20, 2021

Sales at Elon Musk’s electric vehicle and clean energy firm rose 57 percent to $13.8 billion, while earnings came to $1.86 a share on an adjusted basis, the California-based firm said. Tesla Inc. reported revenue that fell short of Wall Street estimates, but managed to beat third-quarter earnings projections despite a semiconductor shortage and supply-chain […]

Steve October 20, 2021

The Biden administration is facing growing criticism for its treatment of migrants seeking protection at its border. US authorities reportedly detained 1.7 million migrants trying to cross the US-Mexico border this fiscal year – marking an all-time high and highlighting the deepening political and humanitarian challenges the Biden administration is facing on immigration. The figures […]

Steve October 20, 2021

The S&P 500 benchmark index, a proxy for the health of retirement and college savings accounts, climbed 0.4 percent for its sixth gain in a row to end as solid earnings stir hope in investors. Solid earnings from health care companies helped power broad gains for stocks on Wall Street Wednesday and pushed the benchmark […]