What brains could teach scientists about the lasting effects of Covid-19

Dr. Avindra Nath spends his days surrounded by brains. His goal: learning all he can about how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, affects brain tissue, potentially leading to long-term symptoms of the virus. “The involvement of the brain is quite extensive,” said Nath, a researcher at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, More...

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Most charged in Capitol riot had no connection to extremist groups or one another, report finds

WASHINGTON — Over half the people charged with taking part in the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol were not connected to extremist groups or to one another, according to an analysis of arrest information. The More...

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J&J vaccine could be a ‘game changer.’ Here’s why it matters

Having two vaccines is good. But three is better — and it could make a major difference in getting the pandemic under control. “It could be a total game changer,” said Dr. Muriel Jean-Jacques, More...

By admin On Monday, March 1st, 2021
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U.S. airstrike in Syria on Iranian-backed militia killed one fighter, wounded two, says Pentagon

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Monday that a U.S. airstrike last week in eastern Syria killed one fighter in an Iranian-backed militia and wounded two others. “What I can tell you is that we believe More...

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Nicolas Sarkozy, former French president, receives jail sentence for corruption

PARIS — A Paris court on Monday found French former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence. The 66-year-old More...

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Prince Harry and Meghan’s new pregnancy shines a light on children after miscarriage

On Feb. 14, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan, announced that they’re expecting their second child. The news came less than three months after Meghan penned an op-ed in The New York More...

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‘Nomadland,’ ‘Borat’ sequel win top film honors

The soulful road drama “Nomadland” and the bawdy prank comedy “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” collected the top film prizes at the 78th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, capping off a largely More...

By admin On Sunday, February 28th, 2021
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Cuomo apologizes for ‘insensitive’ comments, turns over sexual harassment investigation to AG’s office

Faced with multiple allegations of sexual harassment, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday apologized for comments that “have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation” and, following pressure More...

By admin On Sunday, February 28th, 2021
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Virginia lawmakers pass legislation that will legalize marijuana in 2024

Virginia lawmakers approved a bill on Saturday that would legalize the sale and recreational use of marijuana — but not until 2024. The historic move makes Virginia the first Southern state to vote to legalize More...

By admin On Sunday, February 28th, 2021
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The Georgia counties turning the state blue are growing. And fast.

WASHINGTON — Last week, David Perdue announced he would not run to recapture his Senate seat in Georgia for the Republicans. Many in the political class wondered why a strong candidate with deep family ties More...