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Latinas left workforce at highest rate, see slow recovery

Latinas have left the workforce at rates higher than any other demographic and have had some of the highest unemployment rates throughout the pandemic, according to a report by the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative.

Jury deciding if immigration detainees must get minimum wage

SEATTLE – A federal jury is deciding whether one of the nation’s biggest private prison companies must pay minimum wage – instead of $1 a day – to immigration detainees who perform tasks like cooking and cleaning at its jail in Washington state.

‘A summer of freedom’: Vaccine gives new meaning to July 4th

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden wants to imbue Independence Day with new meaning this year by encouraging nationwide celebrations to mark the country’s effective return to normalcy after 16 months of coronavirus pandemic disruption and more than 600,000 lives lost.

U.S. seeks to fine Air Canada $25.5 million over slow refunds

The U.S. Transportation Department said Tuesday it is seeking to fine Air Canada about $25.5 million for what it termed extreme delays in giving refunds to thousands of passengers whose flights across the U.S.-Canada border were canceled or rescheduled.

More evidence suggests COVID-19 was in U.S. by Christmas 2019

NEW YORK – A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 – weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials.

U.S. intel report warns of more violence by QAnon followers

WASHINGTON – A new federal intelligence report warns that adherents of QAnon, the conspiracy theory embraced by some in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, could target Democrats and other political opponents for more violence as the movement’s false prophecies increasingly fail to come true.

Workers push back against hospitals requiring COVID vaccines

Jennifer Bridges, a registered nurse in Houston, is steadfast in her belief that it's wrong for her employer to force hospital workers like her to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or say goodbye to their jobs. But that's a losing legal argument so far.

Novavax: Large study finds COVID-19 shot about 90% effective

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the U.S. and Mexico, potentially offering the world yet another weapon against the virus at a time when developing countries are desperate for doses.