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Many people who get coverage through their jobs also must select a plan at this time of year, and their decisions could be affected by new ACA rules.

Touting record-breaking enrollment for 2023, the Biden administration announced that around 3.1 million Americans are getting insurance for the first time under the federal Affordable Care Act - and there is still time to sign up before the Jan. 15 deadline. Read more»

Despite the gray wolf population’s low numbers, the service has routinely attempted to remove protection from the species, most recently in 2020 under former President Donald Trump.

Accusing the government of failing to comply with the Endangered Species Act, a conservation group asked a federal judge on Tuesday to demand a nationwide recovery plan for the gray wolf. Read more»

Across the world, other countries have already updated boosters for citizens.

Updated boosters are expected to come out as soon as next week after the FDA authorized Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna to modify their respective shots to better protect Americans against the Omicron strain of COVID-19. Read more»

President Joe Biden speaks about gun and police reform at an August 30, 2022, rally hosted by Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.

President Joe Biden made a stop in election battleground country Tuesday to rally votes for the Democratic side of the ticket in the upcoming midterms, questioning the lack of bipartisan support for his crime-prevention plan. Read more»

The designation of the chemicals hazardous substances under Superfund law means that federal, state or tribal officials must be informed when certain levels of PFOA and PFOS are released into the environment.

Based on significant evidence that PFOA and PFOS may present a substantial danger to human health or the environment, the two chemical compounds used for decades earned the hazardous substances designation under federal Superfund law. Read more»

The investigation dates back to the 2016 presidential campaign when Trump said that he could not release his tax returns because of an IRS audit.

Just one day after the FBI searched his Mar-a-Lago home, former President Donald Trump suffered another loss Tuesday when a federal appeals court greenlit a House committee's request to seize his tax returns from the IRS. Read more»

Overall, the group estimated that, depending on the measurement metrics used, monarch populations have shrunk by between 22% and 72% in the last decade alone.

Citing plummeting population numbers for one of America’s favorite pollinators, the leading international scientific body on extinction classified the monarch butterfly as endangered, and experts urged the federal government to offer protection under the Endangered Species Act. Read more»

President Joe Biden announces climate change initiatives at a press event at a coal power plant that closed in 2017 in Somerset, Massachusetts, that has since become an offshore wind farm and undersea cable manufacturing plant.

Balking at the Senate’s failure to rally behind climate provisions of his Build Back Better plan, President Biden announced that he will begin issuing executive orders and proclamations in the coming days to combat the climate change emergency. Read more»

A phase III trial volunteer receives the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a new non-mRNA COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use Wednesday, greenlighting a shot made by Novavax that the government secured 3.2 million doses of earlier this week. Read more»

President Joe Biden called on Congress to give Americans a 90-day holiday from the federal gas tax.

President Joe Biden called on Congress Wednesday to pause the federal gas tax for the next 90 days during the summer travel season, promising a seal of approval on legislation that’s been proposed in both chambers of the body. Read more»

President Joe Biden addresses union members in Philadelphia at the AFL-CIO Convention on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

Amping up his plan to rebuild the American economy around the middle class, President Joe Biden noted that the unemployment rate is currently at 3.6% and that he has plans to fix two of the country’s biggest looming issues: rising gas and food prices. Read more»

The approach to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Monday against a Navajo Nation member who said double jeopardy occurred when he was given tribal and federal sentences for the same instance of sexual assault. Read more»

Looking to give states and Native American territories and tribes more power to block energy projects capable of polluting waterways on their land, the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed reversing a Trump-era rule. Read more»

One person died from a drug overdose every five minutes in the United States in 2021, a record level that is up 15% from overdose deaths counted in 2020 and 30% higher than pre-pandemic estimates in 2019. Read more»

The Transportation Security Administration is in charge of enforcing the rule, and will likewise extend its security measures for the next two weeks.

The CDC said Wednesday it will extend its face mask requirement on public transit for an additional 15 days - as a coalition of 21 states, including Arizona, filed a suit challenging the continued implementation of the public transportation mask mandate. Read more»

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