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Six people are missing after landslides in Alaska

Six people in Haines, Alaska, were reported missing Wednesday after heavy rains and flooding caused a mudslide. Dozens of homes on the hillside are uninhabitable because of the incident, said Alekka Fullerton, Haines borough interim manager. Haines is about 92 miles north of Juneau. “The whole side of the hill has come down,” Fullerton said,…MORE

Pompeo is hosting holiday parties at the State Department amid coronavirus spikes

Pompeo is hosting holiday parties at the State Department amid coronavirus spikes

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has invited hundreds of guests to the State Department for holiday receptions in the coming weeks despite warnings from health experts that Americans should avoid large gatherings amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic, according to two State Department officials familiar with the planning. The upcoming events, which will offer refreshments and…MORE

Vaccination cards will be issued to everyone getting Covid-19 vaccine, health officials say

Vaccination cards will be issued to everyone getting Covid-19 vaccine, health officials say

The Department of Defense released the first images of a Covid-19 vaccination record card and vaccination kits Wednesday. Vaccination cards will be used as the “simplest” way to keep track of Covid-19 shots, said Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director of the Immunization Action Coalition, which is supporting frontline workers who will administer Covid-19 vaccinations. “Everyone…MORE

US blocks cotton imports from China region over reported forced-labor abuses

US blocks cotton imports from China region over reported forced-labor abuses

The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it will block imports of cotton, reportedly produced with forced labor, from China’s western Xinjiang region. US Customs and Border Protection will detain shipments containing cotton and cotton products originating from the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, a major cotton producer in the region, which is home to about…MORE

What it feels like to get an mRNA coronavirus vaccine

What it feels like to get an mRNA coronavirus vaccine

As the United States inches closer to authorizing a Covid-19 many people may now let themselves start wondering what it will feel like to get it. Is it going to be like the flu vaccine? Will it be more painful? And what about side-effects? The two front-runners for getting an emergency use authorization from the…MORE

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