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Tennessee GOP leaders urge delay of toddler COVID-19 shots

Jun. 22, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top Tennessee Republican House leaders on Wednesday urged Gov. Bill Lee to delay the state's health department from distributing and promoting the COVID-19 vaccines to infants, toddlers and preschoolers. In a letter sent to the Republican governor, House...

Transcript of AP interview with President Joe Biden

Jun. 16, 2022 22:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A transcript of an Oval Office interview Thursday with President Joe Biden by AP White House reporter Josh Boak. Where the audio recording of the interview is unclear, ellipses or a notation that the recording was unintelligible are used. AP: I wanted to thank you...

VP Harris launches task force on online harassment, abuse

Jun. 16, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris and administration officials on Thursday launched a task force dedicated to fighting online harassment and abuse, which they warned can be a precursor to real-life violence. “The internet is an essential part of life in the 21st...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jun. 09, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

Brunswick News. June 2, 2022. Editorial: Tougher penalties needed for firing a gun in public Georgia legislators need to consider stiffer penalties for any person who is charged and found guilty of discharging a gun in public. Such incidents are getting out of hand in...

Officials: Millions of COVID-19 shots ordered for youngest

Jun. 09, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been ordered for small children in anticipation of possible federal authorization next week, White House officials say. The government allowed pharmacies and states to start placing orders last week, with 5 million doses...

Jill Biden, Murthy welcome 2nd mass delivery of baby formula

May. 25, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Jill Biden and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy welcomed the delivery Wednesday of a second shipment of tens of thousands of pounds of baby formula that the Biden administration is importing from Europe to ease critical supply shortages in the U.S. The first lady...

Harris, surgeon general warn of health care worker burnout

May. 23, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued a warning Monday about burnout among the nation's health care staff after more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the potential for severe worker shortages in the years ahead if the...

Jill Biden, Selena Gomez lead talk on youth mental health

May. 18, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Selena Gomez joined first lady Jill Biden and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy at the White House on Wednesday for a conversation about youth mental health. The singer/actor has been public about her struggles and revealed in 2020 that she had been diagnosed...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Apr. 07, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

The Journal. April 5, 2022. Editorial: Veto of H.B. 4020 was justified Gov. Jim Justice appears to have done the right thing this week in vetoing a few bills for which lawmakers’ hearts may have been in the right place, but not enough homework was done. The devil is...