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Families Cheer, Some Doctors Worry as Nursing Homes Open Doors Wide to Visitors

For nearly 20 months, the roughly 1.3 million Americans living in nursing homes and their families grappled with strict visitation…

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Business

$15 minimum wage for federal contractors will take effect Jan. 30.

Employees of federal contractors will make at least $15 per hour under a final rule that the Labor Department announced…

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Politics

Biden to Nominate Shalanda Young as Budget Director

WASHINGTON — President Biden plans on Wednesday to nominate Shalanda Young, the acting director of the Office of Management and…

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Politics

Challenges to Workplace Vaccine Mandate Moved to Appeals Court in Cincinnati

WASHINGTON — A federal judicial panel on Tuesday assigned the appeals court in Cincinnati to handle at least 34 lawsuits…

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Politics

Racial Equity in Infrastructure, a U.S. Goal, Is Left to States

WASHINGTON — President Biden’s $1 trillion plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure comes with a built-in promise: No longer will roads,…

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Politics

Faith Groups Push to Scrap New Mandates in Biden’s Child Care Plan

WASHINGTON — A coalition of religious groups is waging an intensive lobbying effort to remove a nondiscrimination provision from President…

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World

Oklahoma’s governor puts an opponent of vaccine mandates in charge of the National Guard.

OKLAHOMA CITY — The governor of Oklahoma this week dismissed the state’s highest ranking military official, a vocal backer of…

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Politics

Appeals Court Extends Block on Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Employers

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has kept its block in place against a federal mandate that all large employers…

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Health

The Core Legal Strategy Against Opioid Companies May Be Faltering

In 2014, as overdoses and deaths from prescription opioids were catapulting, gutting the budgets of local governments that were struggling…

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Politics

U.S. Urges Court Not to Block Vaccine Mandate on Employers

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday argued that the federal government had all the power it needed to require…

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