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Biden speaks with potential FDA commissioner

Biden speaks with potential FDA commissioner

President Joe Biden recently held a call with Dr. Rob Califf, the former FDA commissioner, who is now under consideration to lead the agency again, according to two people familiar with the conversation. The call last week was seen as a next step in Califf’s vetting for the job, which acting commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock…MORE

Ed Sheeran says he tested positive for Covid-19
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Ed Sheeran says he tested positive for Covid-19

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran announced on Sunday that he has tested positive for Covid-19. “Quick note to tell you that I’ve sadly tested positive for Covid, so I’m now self-isolating and following government guidelines,” the 30-year-old said in a statement posted to his verified Instagram account. The news come ahead of his highly anticipated fourth studio…MORE

McAuliffe, Abrams warn Virginians that commonwealth could look like Texas, Georgia with Youngkin win
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McAuliffe, Abrams warn Virginians that commonwealth could look like Texas, Georgia with Youngkin win

Stacey Abrams had a message for Democrats in Virginia on Sunday: If Republicans win on November 2, the commonwealth will begin looking a lot more like Georgia or Texas, two states that have seen years of Republican control. Abrams, during an event in Charlottesville on behalf of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe that featured a…MORE

Today Drake celebrates his 35th birthday
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Today Drake celebrates his 35th birthday

Pop the bottle, it’s the Champagne Papi’s birthday today. Canadian rapper Drake is celebrating another year around the sun as he turns 35 years old on Sunday. Just last month, the musician, whose real name is Aubrey Graham, dropped his new album, “Certified Lover Boy,” which made it to No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 chart…MORE

Blumenthal says Facebook’s calls for regulation are the ‘height of disingenuousness’
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Blumenthal says Facebook’s calls for regulation are the ‘height of disingenuousness’

Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Sunday balked at claims made by Facebook that it would support government regulation of social media platforms, calling it the “height of disingenuousness.” “What we are hearing from Facebook is platitudes and bromides. When it says it wants regulation, at the same time it is fighting that regulation tooth and nail,…MORE

Clarence Thomas at the Supreme Court through the years, in his own words
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Clarence Thomas at the Supreme Court through the years, in his own words

Justice Clarence Thomas‘ unconventional ideas, daring rhetoric and booming baritone have distinguished him from his Supreme Court colleagues over the past 30 years. From the start, his image at the 1991 Senate confirmation hearings went beyond the world of the law. The 73-year-old Thomas remains a cultural icon, especially on issues of race and sex.…MORE

‘Eternals’ expands the Marvel universe with a messy, history-spanning origin saga

‘Eternals’ expands the Marvel universe with a messy, history-spanning origin saga

Adapting a relatively obscure comic into a sprawling epic, “Eternals” might be Marvel’s boldest bet since “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and that worked out. Whether this millennia-spanning tale of immortals hiding in plain sight on Earth can repeat history will serve as a referendum on the studio’s muscle, especially because the movie’s structural flaws offset…MORE

Biden still hasn’t nominated an OMB director. Here’s why that matters.
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Biden still hasn’t nominated an OMB director. Here’s why that matters.

Nine months after taking office, President Joe Biden still doesn’t have a permanent director of a critical agency in his administration. The last Cabinet-level position that hasn’t been filled is the director of the Office of Management and Budget — an agency that not many Americans are familiar with but is an incredibly powerful part…MORE