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Treasury Department refunds nearly $4 million to FDNY 9/11 first responders health program

Treasury Department refunds nearly $4 million to FDNY 9/11 first responders health program

The US Department of Treasury has refunded nearly $4 million previously withheld from the health care program assisting September 11 first responders who suffer lasting effects from the attack and ensuing cleanup efforts, the president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association announced Monday. “This nation owes a profound debt of gratitude to the 9/11 first responders,”…MORE

‘King of the coal’ Robert Murray dies at the age of 80

‘King of the coal’ Robert Murray dies at the age of 80

Robert “Bob” Murray, known in the industry as the king of coal, died due to complications from lung disease early Sunday morning surrounded by his family in the Ohio Valley, his lawyer Michael Shaheen told CNN. Murray was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or coal miner pneumoconiosis, in July 2016 and had been battling the…MORE

British study shows evidence of waning immunity to Covid-19

British study shows evidence of waning immunity to Covid-19

A study of hundreds of thousands of people across England suggests immunity to the coronavirus is gradually wearing off – at least according to one measure. Researchers who sent out home finger-prick tests to more than 365,000 randomly selected people in England found a more than 26% decline in Covid-19 antibodies over just three months.…MORE

Fact-checking Biden on ’60 Minutes’

Fact-checking Biden on ’60 Minutes’

Interviews with the 2020 presidential candidates on “60 Minutes” made headlines after President Donald Trump pre-emptively released his full 38-minute interview on Facebook Thursday. A shorter, edited version of Trump’s interview with Lesley Stahl aired on CBS Sunday evening alongside interviews with Vice President Mike Pence, former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate,…MORE

White House holds swearing-in ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett

White House holds swearing-in ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett

Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in to the Supreme Court at a White House ceremony Monday evening, shortly after her nomination was confirmed by the Senate. “As you take your oath tonight the legacy of our ancestors falls to you,” President Donald Trump told Barrett during the ceremony. “The American people put their trust in…MORE

Charles Schwab plans to lay off 1,000 employees following TD Ameritrade merger

Charles Schwab plans to lay off 1,000 employees following TD Ameritrade merger

Charles Schwab said Monday that it is laying off 1,000 employees just weeks after completing its acquisition of TD Ameritrade. The job cuts are part of efforts to “reduce overlapping or redundant roles” across both firms, the company said. “We have begun notifying individuals that their roles have been eliminated and they will be leaving…MORE

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