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Karen Graham

Editor-at-Large based in Richmond, VA, United States. Joined on Sep 22, 2013
Expertise in Unemployment, Science & space, Education, Charity & volunteer work, Pharmaceuticals,   see all» Ethnic cultures, Environment & green living, Women's health, Politics, Health, Government

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Petition to White House requests action to save Arecibo telescope

After it was decided to demolish the iconic Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, scientists, experts, and many Puerto Ricans have taken to digital platforms to plead with the government to save the 57-year-old observatory.

AstraZeneca admits errors were made in vaccine study results

AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Wednesday acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade will march on - sort of...

New York - Yes, Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade will go on this year, although there will be some major differences due to the pandemic. Gone are the student marching bands or sidewalk crowds, but there will be plenty of balloons and entertainment.

Coronavirus cases and deaths set new record highs in U.S.

The U.S. logged 2,092 coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, making it the deadliest day since May 6, when 2,611 fatalities were reported. More than 3.1 million new cases of the virus have been reported since November 1, the most reported in a single month.

Op-Ed: How embarrassing — Trump machine wants states to change electors

The Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee will hold a public hearing Wednesday in Gettysburg to discuss “election issues and irregularities.” Rudy Giuliani will attend the hearing.

Canada will lag behind U.S. and UK on COVID vaccine distribution

Ottawa - Because the country has no domestic production of the COVID-19 vaccine, Canada will have to depend on other countries for a vaccine, meaning Canadians will likely receive doses weeks after some of our allies says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Ignoring warnings, White House planning indoor holiday parties

Washington - The White House is planning to host a Thanksgiving reception and other holiday parties - despite warnings from public health officials, and against the advice of its own advisers, even as COVID-19 cases surge across the U.S.

COVID-19 cases in children increases 28% in past two weeks

There were 144,145 new coronavirus cases among children 17 and under in the U.S. from Nov. 12 to 19, a record 28 percent increase over the previous week ending Nov. 12, which saw 112,000 new COVID-19 cases among children.

GM pulls out of Trump lawsuit to ban California emissions rules

In a letter to 11 environmental groups on Monday, General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra announced that the company is pulling out of the Trump administration's lawsuit to end California's right to set its own clean-air standards.

Who is Antony Blinken, Biden's choice for Secretary of State?

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to pick Antony Blinken, one of his closest policy aides and confidants, to be secretary of state, according to people familiar with the matter.

Millions ignoring CDC warnings to travel for Thanksgiving

Airports across the U.S. were jam-packed with travelers over the weekend as more than 2 million people passed through TSA checkpoints on Friday and Saturday — the busiest two-day period since March.

With all his legal worries, can President Trump pardon himself?

Even though President Donald Trump refuses to accept it, his time in office is coming to a close on January 20, 2021. He will lose both his job and one of its perks - his immunity from prosecution on pending charges in lower courts.

China to launch moon probe this week to bring back lunar rocks

China plans to launch an unmanned spacecraft to the moon this week to bring back lunar rocks -- the first attempt by any nation to retrieve samples from Earth's natural satellite since the 1970s.

Images show the extent of food insecurity in America

About 4 in 10 Americans have experienced food insecurity for the first time during the Covid-19 pandemic. Since March as many as seven million people have enrolled in the federal government's food stamp program and that won't last much longer.

SpaceX launches advanced ocean-mapping satellite into orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched an advanced ocean-mapping satellite into orbit for NASA and the European Space Agency Saturday (Nov. 21) in a stunning morning launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

While Congress refuses to work together, the country suffers

Washington - Between now and the end of the year, with time off for holidays, lawmakers in Congress have just 15 business days to accomplish anything. If Congress does not act now, an omnibus spending bill and any coronavirus relief won't be seen until after January.

Argentine black and white tegus spreading across southeastern US

The invasive Argentine black and white tegu lizard, which can reach up to 4-feet in length, has spread throughout Florida's southern region and has even spilled over into Georgia and South Carolina.

Trudeau unveils Canada's new net-zero emissions plan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his government's net-zero accountability plan on Thursday, requiring the federal government to set five-year interim emissions reduction targets over the next 30 years to ensure progress toward that ambitious goal.

Trudeau urges vigilance as COVID-19 cases expected to soar

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Canadians to hunker down and follow public health rules to contain an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases, as new projections warn of a possible surge in the caseload.

World-Renowned Arecibo Radio Telescope can't be saved

The world-renowned radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in northern Puerto Rico, now on the brink of collapse, is set to be withdrawn from service, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today.
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