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Biden’s first executive order will require masks on federal property

Biden’s first executive order will require masks on federal property

President-elect Joe Biden, who plans to make the coronavirus pandemic his top priority, will begin his presidency by asking Americans to wear masks for 100 days and requiring their use on federal property. His first executive order, the “100 Days Masking Challenge,” will symbolize the administration’s sharp turn from the Trump era by emphasizing recommendations…MORE

Tight security at mostly calm US capitols as Joe Biden is inaugurated

Tight security at mostly calm US capitols as Joe Biden is inaugurated

The US Capitol in Washington, DC, and state capitols across the country were under tight security as President-elect Joe Biden was inaugurated on Wednesday. After a pro-Trump mob attacked the US Capitol two weeks ago, the FBI warned of possible armed protests at the Capitol and all 50 state capitols in the days leading up…MORE

Preemies may have greater risk of premature death as adults, study suggests

Preemies may have greater risk of premature death as adults, study suggests

One in 10 babies around the world is born prematurely, and the vastly improved survival rates of preemies is one of the most striking advances of modern health care — with the overwhelming majority of those born preterm reaching adulthood. But what are the long-term health risks of being born too early as these infants…MORE

Today begins 1-20-21, the beginning of a string of palindrome dates

Today begins 1-20-21, the beginning of a string of palindrome dates

The next ten days are sure to be historic, and it’s not just because of the inauguration. Wednesday marks the beginning of a slew of palindrome dates, which are dates that can be read the same forward and backward. For 10 consecutive days, from 1/20/21 to 1/29/21, the dates are mirrored. And, according to the…MORE

An ASL interpreter for Hawaii’s Covid-19 press briefings has died of the virus

An ASL interpreter for Hawaii’s Covid-19 press briefings has died of the virus

An American Sign Language interpreter who helped keep the deaf community informed during Covid-19 press briefings in Hawaii has died from the virus. Patty Sakal, 62, passed away on Friday morning at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center in La Mesa, California during a trip to visit family, her sister Lorna Mouton Riff told CNN. Her health…MORE

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