MSNBC’s Craig Melvin speaks with Benjamin Kagan, a 14-year-old who founded “Chicago Vaccine Angels” after watching his grandparents struggle with the Covid-19 vaccination process.
Apple’s new app tracking transparency rules require developers to submit information about the user data they collect
NEW DELHI (Reuters) -India on Tuesday said it will fast-track emergency approvals for COVID-19 vaccines authorised by Western countries and Japan, paving the way for possible imports of Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna shots. The move, which will exempt companies from carrying out local safety trials for their vaccines, follows the world's biggest surge in cases in the country this month. Since April 2, India has reported the highest daily tallies of infections.
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48-year-old officer is 26-year veteran of the force, having got police license in 1995 aged 22
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Boehner slams Trump's conduct during the 2020 election, says the former president 'abused' his loyalists
"He stepped all over their loyalty to him by continuing to say things that just weren't true," Boehner told USA Today about Trump and his followers.
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Daunte Wright: Obamas say police killing reveals ‘how badly we need to reimagine policing and public safety’
Following ‘another senseless tragedy’, former first family stresses urgency for ‘nationwide changes that are long overdue’ to address racial inequities
Most experts say it's a normal and safe practice but environmentalists and locals are not happy.
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Former president ‘set us back years in the push for fair housing and inclusive communities’ as White House urged to address systemic racism with sweeping infrastructure package
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) -Prince Harry praised Prince Philip on Monday for his devotion to "granny" Queen Elizabeth, and described the late duke as a mischievous host who could captivate his guests with unpredictable remarks. Philip, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth who had been at her side throughout her 69-year reign, died at Windsor Castle on Friday, aged 99. "Grandpa, thank you for your service, your dedication to Granny, and for always being yourself," Harry, who returned to the United Kingdom from Los Angeles for Philip's Saturday funeral, said in a statement.
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Decision comes ‘out of an abundance of caution’, the Food and Drug Administration says
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Clamour is growing for David Cameron to face scrutiny from MPs about his lobbying of Government, as Labour launches a bid to force a Commons inquiry. Sir Keir Starmer’s party will use its Opposition Day Debate on Wednesday to call a binding vote on a motion to set up a “full, transparent” parliamentary probe into the Greensill controversy. Labour proposes creating a new cross-party select committee to conduct the inquiry, which would have the power to call witnesses to give evidence and face questions. A party source said it was imperative that Mr Cameron was quizzed in public and not only behind closed doors. The former prime minister is currently expected to give evidence privately to an independent probe looking at his lobbying activities, launched by the Government on Monday, after his spokesman confirmed he would “be glad to take part” in it. Downing Street announced that lawyer Nigel Boardman, a non-executive board member of the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy department, would review how collapsed lender Greensill secured Government contracts and the role of lobbying by the finance firm’s representatives, including Mr Cameron, aimed at Government. Mr Cameron lobbied Rishi Sunak and two other Treasury ministers last year on behalf of Greensill, it has emerged, while he also organised a “private drink” between Matt Hancock and Mr Greensill. Rachel Reeves, Labour’s shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, poured scorn on the lawyer-led inquiry, which she claimed “has all the hallmarks of a Conservative cover up” and amounts to the Conservatives “marking their own homework”. The public “deserve answers” about the deep access Greensill was reportedly granted to Whitehall departments under Mr Cameron’s administration and the contact Mr Cameron has had with ministers since he became an adviser to the firm. She said: “Any Conservative who wants to stop the cronyism rampant in their party and in Government must vote with Labour this week to uncover once and for all the truth behind this scandal.” The Opposition party’s demand that the Chancellor, the Health Secretary, the Prime Minister and special advisers also face scrutiny as part of the proposed probe is likely to dampen Tory support for the idea, however. Alternative options for a parliamentary inquiry into the lobbying row engulfing Mr Cameron and the collapsed lender Greensill are being discussed by MPs. Chris Bryant, Labour chairman of both the standards and privileges committees, has called for a joint inquiry to be hosted by a group of relevant select committees. He said that the benefit of an MP-led probe included powers to subpoena witnesses and evidence, and offer the cloak of parliamentary privilege to whistleblowers. “Whatever you say in committee you can't be sued for. This applies to courts, tribunals and parliamentary proceedings. It’s a really important aspect of the way we do our business. It helps you get to the truth.” Senior Conservative MP Sir Bernard Jenkin, chairman of the liaison committee, expressed his openness to the idea of a parliamentary committee. He told The Telegraph: “There needs to be some form of inquiry which will learn some lessons from the Greensill controversy and the many other concerns that have been raised over decades about inappropriate relationships between Government and business. This didn’t start under the Conservatives.” Changes to the civil service code and ministerial code are needed, he said, adding: “What matters most is not who is doing the lobbying but how the system responds to inappropriate lobbying.” Mr Cameron broke his silence on Sunday and stressed that his request of Mr Sunak, to boost Greensill’s access to a Government coronavirus funding scheme, was rejected. “The outcome of the discussions I encouraged about how Greensill’s proposals might be included in the Government's CCFF [Covid Corporate Financing Facility] initiative-and help in the wake of the coronavirus crisis-was that they were not taken up,” he said. The former prime minister said there were “important lessons to be learnt”, and that he should have acted differently “so there can be no room for misinterpretation”. In a statement he said by making representations to Government on behalf of Greensill, he “was breaking no codes of conduct and no government rules”. He cautioned that “the outcome of the discussions I encouraged about how Greensill’s proposals might be included in the Government's CCFF [Covid Corporate Financing Facility] initiative-and help in the wake of the coronavirus crisis-was that they were not taken up”. Mr Cameron also sought to clarify the use of text message and email, as a means of communication. “I understand that concern, but context is important: at that time the Government was-quite rightly-making rapid decisions about the best way to support the real economy and welcomed real time information and dialogue,” he said.
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The NHS website for booking vaccination appointments crashed on Tuesday morning after those aged over 45 were allowed to receive a jab. It signals the start of 'Phase 2' of the vaccination programme - which involves offering vaccines to healthy adults under the age of 50. Until now the NHS in England had been focusing on offering vaccines to those at highest risk including people over the age of 50 and people deemed to be "clinically extremely vulnerable". Following the announcement, the NHS website crashed on Tuesday morning, as under-50s flooded the booking system hoping to get an appointment for their jab. A message on the website said: "The NHS website is currently experiencing technical difficulties. "We are working to resolve these issues. Thank you for your patience." Other users reported being placed in a queue, with a holding screen which read: "You are in a queue. Lots of people trying to book an appointment." Shortly after the NHS booking site crashed, Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi tweeted that the problem had been "fixed".
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A Disney Parks executive showed off the prototype for a realistic Star Wars lightsaber in a call earlier this month.
In an emergency meeting Monday, Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott was given authority over the city’s police department. Curt Boganey, city manager of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, has been fired in the wake of the police shooting death of Daunte Wright. At an emergency meeting Monday afternoon, the Brooklyn Center City Council voted 3-2 to give authority over the police department to Mayor Mike Elliott.
‘No one has bought Earl’s masters,’ they said Monday. ‘Additionally, we are not selling any merch or raising money’ for funeral services. The family of late rapper-actor DMX is clarifying rumors that Jay-Z and his wife, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, purchased the magnetic MC’s master recordings and gifted them to his children.
People who got blood clots after a Johnson & Johnson vaccine got them within two weeks of their COVID-19 shot
Of the 6.8 million people who've received a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, six people subsequently developed CVST blood clots.
Beijing sends 25 military aircraft into Taiwan as the US warns against an 'increasingly aggressive' China.
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The worker was taken to a hospital for evaluation and medical care, the zoo said. The employee's condition has not been released.
Prince Philip looks like the spitting image of his grandson Prince Harry on a 1957 cover of Paris Match magazine.
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Blood clots have been reported in a small minority of people after receiving COVID-19 vaccines by AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.
Moderna released a statement Tuesday reassuring people of the safety of its coronavirus vaccine hours after the FDA recommended pausing the administration Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccines due to reported cases of "extremely rare" blood clots.What they're saying: After over 64.5 million doses administered globally, a comprehensive assessment using data through March 22 "does not suggest an association with" blood clots in the brain or veins, Moderna said.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.The big picture: The Centers for Disease Control and FDA made its recommendation on the J&J shot "out of an abundance of caution" after six women developed blood clots within two weeks of receiving the shot.J&J delayed rollout of its vaccine in Europe after the FDA announcement.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free