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A civil servant is like the foundation of a grand building that never gets its due credit despite being the ‘steel frame’ that holds the structure together. Unfortunately, the only time a common man gets to know about a civil servant is when things have gone wrong, while his good deeds, usually, fail to …

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly urged Americans Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving, in one of its sharpest warnings to date, as an official said the agency is alarmed by the exponential growth in Covid-19 cases, as well as rising hospitalizations and deaths. With the pandemic in its 11th month in the …

YOLO COUNTY (CBS13) — California’s first recorded COVID-19 death, intense political pressure, and physical threats. All of those events happened just months after Dr. Aimee Sisson took the job as Placer County’s Health Director. “I don’t think there is going to be a bigger public health crisis,” explained Sisson. “I think what the state failed …

With the naming of Subtropical Storm Theta this week, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season surpassed 2005 as the busiest season ever recorded. Theta is the 29th named storm of hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. There were 28 named storms in 2005: 21-named from an official alphabetical list used by the …

Arlington County police are investigating a case of razor blades taped to the bottom of a political sign. A victim was cut after she removed a sign from along George Mason Drive on Wednesday afternoon, suffering minor injuries, police said today. A photo released by police show several razor blades attached to the bottom of the …

A split reality is emerging for U.S. shale drillers: Those that primarily pump oil are still struggling to survive, while those that produce natural gas are slowly seeing signs of recovery. Oil-focused fracking companies are under extreme financial strain, as renewed concerns about the coronavirus pandemic are weighing down crude prices. But gas-focused drillers are …

Not only is 2020 the first election to occur during a deadly pandemic, it is taking place at a time when the effects of climate change have intensified — with this year having the highest number of extreme weather events like hurricanes and wildfires.  Matching the severity of these two phenomena, many scientists are breaking …

Italian anti-riot policemen clash with demonstrators over measures to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the center of Naples, southern Italy, on October, 24, 2020. carlo hermann/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images European stocks traded lower Monday on a combination of worries, including a profit warning from business software giant SAP, new restrictions on activity in response to …

In the final days of 2017, Malcolm and Emily Fairbairn thought they had everything ready to cushion the income-tax hit from more than $200 million in hedge-fund income. They prepared a large charitable donation, using their relationship with Fidelity Investments and a booming energy stock to maximize their tax deduction. It didn’t go as they …

The restarts mean testing of two of the most advanced Covid-19 vaccines in development can get back on track after their testing had been sidetracked. The testing is crucial for regulators to evaluate whether the vaccines safely protect against the virus and should be given widely. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration had wrapped up …