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Facebook panel's Trump ruling delayed as comments flood in

Facebook’s quasi-independent Oversight Board says it will take longer than expected to decide on whether or not the suspension of former president Donald Trump should be upheld because it needs more time to go through the deluge of public comments



Indian vaccine maker asks US to ease export curbs

The chief executive of Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest maker of vaccines and a critical supplier of the U.N.-backed COVAX facility, has asked President Joe Biden on Twitter to lift the U.S. embargo on exporting raw materials needed to make the the jabs





Family asks feds to reopen case on Tamir Rice police killing

The family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was fatally shot by Cleveland police in 2014, is asking the Justice Department to reopen the case into his death after it was closed near the end of the Trump administration




Senators to Biden: Waive vaccine intellectual property rules

Ten liberal senators are urging President Joe Biden to back India and South Africa’s appeal to the World Trade Organization to temporarily relax intellectual property rules so coronavirus vaccines can be manufactured by nations that are struggling to inoculate their populations










Equal pay bill passed by House but faces long odds in Senate

House Democrats has approved legislation that they say would help close the gap between what men and women are paid in the workplace, though the measure faces little chance of overcoming Republican opposition in the Senate


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