The US investigation into COVID-19 origins

Once dismissed by most public health experts and government officials, the hypothesis that COVID-19 leaked accidentally from a Chinese lab is now receiving scrutiny under a new U.S. investigation. Experts say the 90-day review ordered on May 26 by President Joe Biden will push American intelligence agencies to collect more information and review what they already have. Former State Department officials under […]

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WTO panel considers easing protections on COVID-19 vaccines

Envoys from World Trade Organization member nations are taking up a proposal to ease patents and other intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines to help developing countries fight the pandemic, an idea backed by the Biden administration but opposed in other wealthy countries with strong pharmaceutical industries. On the table for a two-day meeting of a WTO panel opening Tuesday […]

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Facebook lifts ban on US political, social issue ads

Facebook says it is lifting its ban on political and social-issue ads after the 2020 U.S. presidential election.Political candidates, groups and others will be able to place ads on Facebook and Instagram beginning on Thursday.Restricting political advertisements following the November election was among the host of measures Facebook put in place last year in an attempt to ensure its platform […]

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Detectives look at SUV’s ‘black box’ from Tiger Woods crash

Detectives are looking at data from the “black box” of Tiger Woods’ SUV to get a clearer picture of what occurred during the Southern California rollover crash that seriously injured the golf star, authorities said Wednesday.The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said traffic investigators executed a search warrant Monday to retrieve data from the device from the Genesis SUV that […]

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