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Michelle Go’s death hasn’t been labeled a hate crime but it adds to the fear that Asian Americans feel
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Michelle Go’s death hasn’t been labeled a hate crime but it adds to the fear that Asian Americans feel

A rush of emotion ran through Chong Bretillon’s body as she biked into Times Square, where massive billboards displayed the portraits of Michelle Alyssa Go and many Asian American victims of bias attacks. “I was overwhelmed with both grief and sorrow,” said Bretillon, a 41-year-old Korean American and college instructor. “It put it all together,…MORE

Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman says she almost declined to speak at Biden’s inauguration
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Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman says she almost declined to speak at Biden’s inauguration

Amanda Gorman, the nation’s first youth poet laureate, recounted her fears ahead of President Joe Biden’s inauguration in an op-ed published exactly one year later in The New York Times on Thursday. Gorman, now 23, wrote that she was “terrified” and almost declined to be the inaugural poet. She cited the fear of failing her…MORE

Metro Atlanta hospitals are overwhelmed — and some ambulances must get diverted, health care leaders say
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Metro Atlanta hospitals are overwhelmed — and some ambulances must get diverted, health care leaders say

Some Atlanta-area hospitals are so packed that ambulances are getting sent elsewhere. Medical professionals from six healthcare systems described overwhelming conditions during a virtual news conference Thursday as the Omicron variant keeps tearing across the South. “Aside from being overwhelmed with patients — and we are running about 110% capacity right now — we’ve had…MORE

Covid-19 vaccinations do not impair fertility in men or women, study finds
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Covid-19 vaccinations do not impair fertility in men or women, study finds

A new study adds to growing evidence that there is no connection between Covid-19 vaccinations and a reduced chance of conceiving a baby. Rather, couples in the study had slightly lower chances of conception if the male partner had been infected with the coronavirus within 60 days — which offers even more reason to get…MORE

Driver monitoring gets spotlight amid safety questions
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Driver monitoring gets spotlight amid safety questions

Two leaders in motor vehicle safety testing said Thursday that they will rate the driver monitoring systems that are supposed to help make technologies like Tesla’s Autopilot safe. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Consumer Reports are pushing for safeguards that go further than what the auto industry and regulators currently ask of the…MORE

Arizona Democrat says some senators urging him to challenge Sinema with party at a ‘breaking point’
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Arizona Democrat says some senators urging him to challenge Sinema with party at a ‘breaking point’

Rep. Ruben Gallego says his phone has been ringing a lot recently — with many Democrats making a pitch to him: Run against Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in 2024. Among those making the case, he claimed, are Sinema’s own Senate Democratic colleagues. “It wasn’t Bernie, I’ll tell you that,” Gallego told CNN, referring to Vermont…MORE

Netflix shares tank 20% on weak subscriber outlook
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Netflix shares tank 20% on weak subscriber outlook

Netflix‘s stock fell as much as 20% in after hours trading due to a bad outlook for its future growth. Netflix now has 221.8 million subscribers globally. It added 8.2 million subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2021, the company reported on Thursday. That number slightly missed the streaming service’s own expectations, which had the…MORE

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