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Philippine President Duterte may be injected with Russia’s coronavirus vaccine by next May

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gives a speech at the Malacanang Palace in Manila on June 1, 2017. Noel Celis | AFP | Getty Images Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may be injected with Russia’s coronavirus vaccine as early as May 2021, according to the government’s official newswire, which quoted the presidential spokesman on Thursday. Earlier this […]

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Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández Hospitalized With COVID-19 And Pneumonia

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The hospitalization of Honduras’ president with COVID-19 and pneumonia Wednesday has drawn attention to another country struggling under the pandemic’s strain as cases rise sharply in the capital. President Juan Orlando Hernández announced late Tuesday that he and his wife had tested positive for the virus. Just hours later he was […]

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Medical Journal Pleads With Voters To Pick President Who’ll Put Health Ahead Of Politics

The prestigious Lancet medical journal published a scathing and unusual editorial Friday pleading with American voters to pick a president this election who will “understand that public health should not be guided by partisan politics.” The editorial slams the Trump administration’s “inconsistent and incoherent national response” to the COVID-19 crisis as cases continue to grow. […]

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Navajo Nation President: U.S. Government Ignoring Native Americans Amid Coronavirus

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said Tuesday that the U.S. government “once again has ignored” the country’s Indigenous people, accusing federal officials of failing to deliver enough much-needed resources to help fight the coronavirus. During a town hall that aired live on Facebook, Nez urged residents of his nation, the largest American Indian territory in […]

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What President Trump Got Wrong About Abortion in His State of the Union Address

The Trump administration made its stance on restricting reproductive rights very clear during last night's State of the Union address. President Donald Trump spent a solid chunk of time speaking about the "chilling" state of abortion legislation today—particularly laws that protect a person's right to an abortion later in a pregnancy. His remarks contained a […]

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Dawn Laguens, Planned Parenthood's Executive Vice President, Steps Down

Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood and the interim face of the organization since former President Cecile Richards stepped down in the spring, is leaving the family planning provider after nearly eight years. Laguens, a longtime Democratic political consultant who led the campaign against former KKK leader David Duke when he ran for […]