Companies look at increasing price of their COVID-19 vaccines. Bernie Sanders is not happy

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the incoming chair of the committee focused on health, on Tuesday called out Moderna for looking at a more-than-quadruple spike of its COVID-19 vaccine prices. “How…

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What’s in the agreement that led to the end of the New York City nurses’ strike

The New York City nurses’ strike finally ended after the hospitals and the employees reached a tentative agreement early Thursday morning. More than 7,000 nurses at Montefiore Bronx and Mount…

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US kindergarten vaccination rate dropped again, data shows

NEW YORK — Vaccination rates for U.S. kindergarteners dropped again last year, and federal officials are starting a new campaign to try to bring them up. Usually, 94% to 95%…

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China is ‘heavily underreporting’ number of COVID-19 deaths, WHO says

The World Health Organization said Wednesday China is “heavily underreporting” the number of COVID-19 deaths as a wave of infections sweeps the country. The Chinese Center for Disease Control and…

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Q&A: Filmmaker Alice Diop mines darkness in ‘Saint Omer’

In 2016, French documentary filmmaker Alice Diop made an unusual decision. She decided to travel to a town in Northern France to watch the trial of a Senegalese woman, Fabienne…

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New, taller Barbie doll is aimed at kids as young as 3

NEW YORK — Love her or loathe her, Barbie has been transformed again, this time into a version for children as young as 3. Gone is the contentious hourglass figure…

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Cancer death rates down but racial disparities persist among Black men and women

Black men and women are more likely to die from prostate, uterine and breast cancer compared to other races, according to new data from the American Cancer Society. That’s despite…

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Dish from Harry, one of their own, could fuel royal change

LONDON — In public, they present a united front — always. But Prince Harry has a very different story to tell about the British royals and the way they operate….

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Electric vehicles win truck, utility of the year awards

PONTIAC, Mich. — Electric vehicles took two of three categories for the first time in this year’s North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year awards. Ford’s F-150 Lightning…

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