DeSantis calls for permanent ban on COVID mask and vaccine mandates. Here’s what that means

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he wants to permanently ban all mandates related to COVID-19. In a press release, DeSantis, a Republican, said he is proposing legislation that will prevent…

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Gender-affirming care for trans youth improves mental health: Study

Gender-affirming hormone therapy improves the mental health of transgender adolescents and teenagers, a new study released Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine showed. The study tracked over 300…

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Collection of voice data for profit raises privacy fears

A customer-service center uses artificial intelligence to identify a caller’s agitation, an insurance company scans voice data to flag illness and raise rates, a five-star restaurant denies a reservation over…

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World leaders unprepared for rise in cyberwarfare in the ’90s, author says

World leaders were not prepared for the rise in cyberwarfare in the ’90s and today they still need to stay vigilant, according to an author who has been tracking online…

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Police join search for missing clouded leopard at Dallas Zoo

DALLAS — A missing clouded leopard shut down the Dallas Zoo on Friday as police helped search for the animal that officials described as not dangerous and likely hiding somewhere…

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FEMA fires group for nonsensical Alaska Native translations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — After tidal surges and high winds from the remnants of a rare typhoon caused extensive damage to homes along Alaska’s western coast in September, the U.S. government…

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FEMA fires translator for botching Alaska Native languages

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — After tidal surges and high winds from the remnants of a rare typhoon caused extensive damage to homes along Alaska’s western coast in September, the U.S. government…

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FEMA’s help for Alaska Natives had mistranslations, nonsense

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — After tidal surges and high winds from the remnants of a rare typhoon caused extensive damage to homes along Alaska’s western coast in September, the U.S. government…

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EU, Beijing heading for collision over China’s COVID crisis

BRUSSELS — The European Union and China on Tuesday moved closer to a political standoff over the COVID-19 crisis, with Beijing vehemently rejecting travel restrictions some EU nations have started…

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German doctor jailed for illegally issuing mask exemptions

BERLIN — A German doctor was sentenced late Monday to two years and nine months in prison for illegally issuing more than 4,000 people with exemptions from wearing masks during…

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