The U.S. declared China’s treatment of the Uyghurs a genocide. A Golden State Warriors co-owner said ‘nobody cares.’
Chamath Palihapitiya, a venture capitalist and part-owner of the Golden State Warriors, is facing criticism after claiming 'nobody cares' about China's repression of the Uyghur ethnic minority.washingtonpost.com
CDC updates mask guidance to help stop the spread of Omicron
There's renewed guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about what masks to wear against the highly infectious Omicron COVID-19 variant. The agency now recommends wearing "the most protective mask you can" to help stop the spread. This is happening as many Americans are still having a tough time finding at-home testing kits. Michael George has the latest.news.yahoo.com
Families face budget strain as monthly child tax credit checks stop
American families who depended on the enhanced child tax credit for extra income will not receive payments in January. Stormy Johnson, a mother and student support specialist in West Virginia, joined CBSN to discuss how the lapse is affecting her community and her message to West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, who opposes the enhanced credit's extension.news.yahoo.com
NKorea warns of 'stronger' action following new US sanctions
North Korea on Friday berated the Biden administration for imposing fresh sanctions against the country over its latest missile tests and warned of stronger and more explicit action if Washington maintains its “confrontational stance.” In a statement carried by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency, an unidentified Foreign Ministry spokesperson defended the North’s recent launches of purported hypersonic missiles as a righteous exercise of self-defense. The spokesperson said the new sanctions underscore hostile U.S. intent aimed at “isolating and stifling” the North despite Washington’s repeated calls for Pyongyang to resume diplomacy that has stalled over disagreements about sanctions relief and nuclear disarmament steps.news.yahoo.com
Allen West blasts Gov. Greg Abbott over suicides, pay problems among National Guardsmen at the border
Abbott’s political challenger said guard members deployed to Operation Lone Star are facing late pay, being exposed to COVID-19, experiencing supply shortages and dealing with added stress that has led to multiple suicides tied to the mission.
Mayor Turner, other leaders encourage Houston-area residents to get a vaccine booster shot as COVID cases surge
Local officials reinforced their call Tuesday for residents in southeast Texas to get a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to fight off the surge of the omicron variant, echoing similar statements made by President Biden.
Senate confirms big slate of Biden ambassadors to end 2021
The Senate has confirmed more than 30 ambassadors and other Biden administration nominees after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed to schedule a vote on sanctions on the company behind the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that will deliver natural gas from Russia to Germany.
A retro feel to Biden's plan for covering OTC virus testing
The Biden administration’s plan for health insurers to reimburse consumers for over-the-counter COVID-19 tests is recalling the model of a bygone era when the companies processed large volumes of claims from individuals — with paper receipts.
Texas Dreamer, attorney providing a voice for others like him
Just last month, the Biden administration moved to publish a federal rule to protect Dreamers, children brought to the US illegally by their migrant parents. Currently, the Department of Homeland Security is not accepting new DACA applications, to comply with a federal court ruling.
Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick blast state bar investigation into Ken Paxton as “politically motivated”
The Texas attorney general is being investigated for professional misconduct for his filing of a lawsuit challenging the 2020 presidential elections in battleground states. Fellow Republicans say the probe encroaches on Paxton’s executive branch authority.