Lawsuit against Biden admin challenges proposed allocation of H-1B visas based on wages

82733895Five non-profit organisations drawn largely from the medical and technology segment have filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration, challenging the rule that would allot H-1B visas based on wages.

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World’s worst pandemic leaders: 5 presidents and prime ministers who badly mishandled Covid-19

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US seeing fewest Covid deaths since start of pandemic

82743887The seven-day moving average of deaths was 545 on May 16. New daily cases are headed down in all US states, with the current average of 30,211 the lowest since last June — when there were severe testing shortages. About 60 percent of the US adult population has now received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine, and the country is moving to loosen restrictions.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/us-seeing-fewest-covid-deaths-since-start-of-pandemic/articleshow/82743887.cms

‘So I raped you’: Facebook message renews fight for justice

82705533For all the focus on sexual violence in the (hash)MeToo era, very few campus rapes are ever prosecuted, according to victim advocates and the limited crime data available.

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Covid: As US races back to ‘normal’, no sign it is letting go of vaccine stockpile

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‘US should pledge to create partnerships for cost-sharing, co-investment to end Covid vaccine crisis’

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Crash victim had posted videos riding in Tesla on Autopilot

82675672The driver of a Tesla involved in a fatal crash that California highway authorities said may have been operating on Autopilot posted social media videos of himself riding in the vehicle without his hands on the wheel or foot on the pedal.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/crash-victim-had-posted-videos-riding-in-tesla-on-autopilot/articleshow/82675672.cms

US calls reports of migrant children in buses ‘unacceptable’

82651182Reports of unaccompanied migrant children being forced to stay overnight in parked buses at the Dallas convention center are “completely unacceptable” if true, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Friday.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/us-calls-reports-of-migrant-children-in-buses-unacceptable/articleshow/82651182.cms

NYC Mayor announces aid for India’s Covid-19 response

82655728ew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced plans to tap into the city’s stockpile to send Covid-19 test kits, swabs, ventilators, pulse oximeters and other vital medical supplies to India to save lives and beat back the pandemic.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/nyc-mayor-announces-aid-for-indias-covid-19-response/articleshow/82655728.cms

Tech giants file amicus brief in US district court to support right of H-1B spouses to work

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Covid: US will not immediately lift mask rules in air, public transit

82623288The Biden administration’s requirements that people wear masks on US airplanes, public transport, airports and ride-hailing vehicles are not expected to be lifted anytime soon, despite an easing in rules for mask-wearing elsewhere. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Thursday that fully vaccinated people don’t need to wear masks outdoors and can avoid them indoors in most places.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/covid-us-will-not-immediately-lift-mask-rules-in-air-public-transit/articleshow/82623288.cms

Extended gap between 2 doses of Covishield reasonable approach, India must get as many people vaccinated: Anthony Fauci

82623405Dramatically ramping up Covid-19 vaccination drive is key to ending the crisis in India and extending the gap between two doses of Covishield is a “reasonable approach,” White House chief medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci told ANI in an exclusive interview on Thursday.

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Donuts and hangouts: US kicks off Covid vaccination for teens

82624284The campaign to immunize America’s 17 million adolescents aged 12-to-15 kicked off in full force on Thursday, a key part of President Joe Biden’s strategy to push the country toward herd immunity.

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China accuses US of ‘coercive diplomacy’ after trade remarks

82630510China on Friday accused the United States of “coercive diplomacy” following comments by Secretary of State Antony Blinken to his Australian counterpart that the US “will not leave Australia alone on the field — or maybe I should say alone on the pitch’ — in the face of economic coercion by China.”

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/china-accuses-us-of-coercive-diplomacy-after-trade-remarks/articleshow/82630510.cms