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US and global vaccine alliance kick off Covid fundraising effort

US and global vaccine alliance kick off Covid fundraising effort

The United States government and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, kicked off a pledging event Thursday aimed at raising an additional $2 billion to support vaccine distribution to lower income countries around the world. The Biden administration’s involvement in the effort is the latest example of its work to reestablish the US standing on the world…MORE

Kate Winslet classes up small-town secrets in ‘Mare of Easttown’

Kate Winslet classes up small-town secrets in ‘Mare of Easttown’

Small towns harbor big secrets in prestige TV, and so it is in “Mare of Easttown,” a showcase for Kate Winslet that resembles “Broadchurch” in the broad strokes, before establishing its own distinct personality. Slow to start, the limited series gains momentum while mostly providing Winslet a fine star vehicle a decade after her Emmy-winning…MORE

Massachusetts wants to pull the plug on Robinhood

Massachusetts wants to pull the plug on Robinhood

Regulators in Massachusetts are seeking to pull the plug on Robinhood just as the booming app aims to go public in a blockbuster IPO. The Massachusetts Securities Division escalated its months-long battle against the controversial startup Thursday by moving to revoke its broker-dealer license in the state. To make their case, state regulators accused Robinhood…MORE

Biden puts his stamp on foreign policy with series of momentous decisions

Biden puts his stamp on foreign policy with series of momentous decisions

After President Joe Biden declared Wednesday that the US must shift focus from a bloody and intractable war to more modern-day pursuits, it took less than 24 hours for him to put his words into practice. Unveiling a new package of sanctions on Russia while pressing its leader for a summertime summit in Europe, Biden…MORE

Sotheby’s CEO explains why NFTs are the future

Sotheby’s CEO explains why NFTs are the future

Despite what Pete Davidson’s rap spoof suggests, NFT isn’t just for crazy kids with cash to burn. You want proof? You can buy them at Sotheby’s. The market for the unique digital collectibles remains volatile, but Sotheby’s has given the NFT space legitimacy. First Move’s Julia Chatterley spoke to Sotheby’s CEO Charles Stewart Thursday. People…MORE

San Antonio Airport put on lockdown after officer-involved shooting

San Antonio Airport put on lockdown after officer-involved shooting

San Antonio International Airport was put on lockdown Thursday afternoon following an officer-involved shooting, according to a tweet from police. “There is no active threat to the public,” San Antonio Police tweeted. No other injuries were reported, and no police officers were hurt, Officer Cory Schuler told CNN.MORE

BBC received more than 100,000 complaints over coverage of Prince Philip’s death

BBC received more than 100,000 complaints over coverage of Prince Philip’s death

The UK’s public broadcaster, the BBC, received over 100,000 complaints over the level of coverage of Prince Philip’s death, the network said Thursday. Figures made available by the BBC showed 109,741 complaints had been made, as of Thursday, “driven by reaction to the amount of coverage given to the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.”…MORE

Pence underwent successful surgery to have a pacemaker implanted

Pence underwent successful surgery to have a pacemaker implanted

Former Vice President Mike Pence underwent a successful surgery Wednesday to have a pacemaker implanted to help combat a slow heart rate he’s recently experienced, his office said in a statement. “Over the past two weeks, former Vice President Pence experienced symptoms associated with a slow heart rate and, upon consultation with his doctors, underwent…MORE

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