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UK Covid-19 trial ends hydroxychloroquine study because there’s no evidence the drug benefits patients

Researchers in the United Kingdom have put an abrupt stop to an arm of their Covid-19 trial that involves the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine. The Recovery trial, a large UK-based trial investigating potential coronavirus treatments, has stopped including hydroxychloroquine in its study due to there being “no evidence of benefit,” researchers announced on Friday. Other arms…MORE

Trump administration plans to cut US troops in Germany

Trump administration plans to cut US troops in Germany

The White House has asked for a substantial reduction of US military personnel stationed in Germany, according to a US defense official. The official said that the exact size of the reduction has not been decided but a cut of 9,500 is the current tentative planning figure. The formal order to begin moving troops has…MORE

Journalists of color are fed up and speaking out

Journalists of color are fed up and speaking out

Refinery29 did this week what many brands do to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement: Make a design tweak. The site’s homepage color was changed to black, a stark contrast from its signature bright pink and orange hues. The change did inspire solidarity — but probably not in the way the leaders at…MORE

Astronomers may have found an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star

Some 3,000 light years away from Earth, researchers believe they have found an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star. The star is known as Kepler-160, and it was observed during NASA’s exoplanet-hunting Kepler mission between 2009 and 2013. It’s similar in size and temperature to our sun. Previous observations in the last six years have…MORE

Chicago mayor says officer shown giving ‘the finger’ to protesters should be fired

Chicago mayor says officer shown giving ‘the finger’ to protesters should be fired

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants an officer who was photographed giving protesters the middle finger to be fired. Lightfoot was asked at a press conference on Friday about Chicago Police officers allegedly attempting to conceal their names and badge numbers from protesters while seen making obscene gestures. “It won’t be tolerated. We are actively at…MORE

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