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Florida issues new Covid-19 vaccine residency rules to cut down on ‘vaccine tourism’

Florida issues new Covid-19 vaccine residency rules to cut down on ‘vaccine tourism’

Florida issued new health guidelines Thursday in an attempt to cut down on “vaccine tourism,” requiring that Covid-19 vaccines be given only to permanent and seasonal residents. State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees signed a Public Health Advisory prioritizing Florida residents for the vaccines, days after Gov. Ron DeSantis said publicly that the shots should…MORE

The religious books used during the swearing-ins — and the symbolism behind them

The religious books used during the swearing-ins — and the symbolism behind them

There were a number of notable swearings-in on Wednesday (though the President’s oath arguably received the most attention). Aware of the attention their ceremonies would receive, the five elected officials who began their terms this week chose the religious texts they’d take their oaths on with care. The Bibles — and, in Sen. Jon Ossoff’s…MORE

How a ‘Hamilton’ song helped Amanda Gorman overcome a speech impediment

How a ‘Hamilton’ song helped Amanda Gorman overcome a speech impediment

You wouldn’t know it from her commanding delivery at the inauguration, but up until a few years ago, National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman struggled to overcome speech impediment. For much of her life, including when she was still an undergraduate at Harvard, Gorman had trouble pronouncing the letter “R.” To practice saying the letter,…MORE

In Biden’s Oval Office, Cesar Chavez takes his place among America’s heroes

In Biden’s Oval Office, Cesar Chavez takes his place among America’s heroes

The Oval Office d├ęcor quickly changed after President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. Walls featuring figures such as Andrew Jackson were replaced with portraits of Founding Fathers and busts of civil rights leaders Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. Among the new displays near a collection of personal photos: a bust of Mexican American…MORE

One ticket sold in Maryland wins $731.1 million Powerball jackpot

One ticket sold in Maryland wins $731.1 million Powerball jackpot

One ticket sold in Maryland hit the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot in history on Wednesday night. The winning ticket, sold at the Coney Market in Lonaconing, is worth an estimated $731.1 million if the holder chooses payments over 29 years. It would be worth $546.8 million if the holder chooses a lump-sum payment, lottery officials said.…MORE