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Schools, universities push to teach media literacy
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Schools, universities push to teach media literacy

The Instagram headline was pithy and alarming: “Head of Pfizer Research: Covid Vaccine is Female Sterilization.” And the report, from a murky source, could have had real-world consequences, coming in 2020, just as the U.S. rolled out the first vaccines to combat the coronavirus pandemic. That made the story a perfect tool for an educator...

Microsoft cloud success helps push revenue, offsets Windows and PC drops
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Microsoft cloud success helps push revenue, offsets Windows and PC drops

Microsoft has announced (opens in new tab) strong Q1 2023 financial results thanks largely to the success of its cloud services, despite losses in its flagship Windows PC vector.  The company’s Microsoft Cloud division raked in $25.7 billion worth of revenue in the quarter, a 24% increase from the same period last year.  The business...

Biden to Get Omicron Booster and Push Vaccine Clinics
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Biden to Get Omicron Booster and Push Vaccine Clinics

The White House is asking businesses to help employees get updated coronavirus vaccines by hosting on-site clinics and will initiate a new program providing some Americans with free home delivery of COVID-19 treatments before an expected surge of the virus this fall. President Joe Biden will announce the effort Tuesday at the White House, where...

Japan steps up push to get public buy-in to digital IDs
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Japan steps up push to get public buy-in to digital IDs

TOKYO — Japan has stepped up its push to catch up on digitization by telling a reluctant public they have to sign up for digital IDs or possibly lose access to their public health insurance. As the naming implies, the initiative is about assigning numbers to people, similar to Social Security numbers in the U.S....

Leaked audio fallout could push L.A. City Hall further left
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Leaked audio fallout could push L.A. City Hall further left

Dissatisfaction with Los Angeles City Hall has been simmering for years, with residents growing exasperated over the protracted homelessness crisis, anxious over crime and exhausted by a string of corruption indictments targeting various city leaders. But publication of an incendiary leaked audio recording less than a month before election day provided yet another damning argument...

Poor nations face peril over elusive G-20 debt relief push: An analysis
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Poor nations face peril over elusive G-20 debt relief push: An analysis

A failure to secure meaningful progress on a debt relief for the world’s poorest nations at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meeting in Washington has left policymakers, campaigners and investors frustrated. Two years ago the Group of 20 launched the Common Framework – a mechanism designed to provide a...

‘Time to Take a Side’: U.S. Lawmakers Push Israel on Aid to Ukraine – U.S. News
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‘Time to Take a Side’: U.S. Lawmakers Push Israel on Aid to Ukraine – U.S. News

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Dems push Medicaid expansion for left-behind rural Georgia
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Dems push Medicaid expansion for left-behind rural Georgia

ARLINGTON, Ga. — Nine years after the hospital closed in the southwest Georgia town of Arlington, the worry about health care lurks. Health insurance premiums are high, many residents report poor health and there’s no guarantee Calhoun County’s sole ambulance will arrive promptly if it’s taking a patient to a distant hospital. “If it’s out...

Liberals push back on Republican activism in school board elections
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Liberals push back on Republican activism in school board elections

The Florida Democratic Party noted it has had a Municipal Victory Program since 2016 that includes efforts to fundraise and help school board candidates. A spokesperson added that out of 37 candidates endorsed by the party chairman, Manny Diaz, 10 won outright in August, and another 20 are headed to a runoff in November. DeSantis...

Liberals push back on Republican activism in school board elections
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Liberals push back on Republican activism in school board elections

The Florida Democratic Party noted it has had a Municipal Victory Program since 2016 that includes efforts to fundraise and help school board candidates. A spokesperson added that out of 37 candidates endorsed by the party chairman, Manny Diaz, 10 won outright in August, and another 20 are headed to a runoff in November. DeSantis...