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Transgender HHS Official Rachel Levine Named ‘First-Ever Female Four-Star Admiral’ in Public Health Corps

The Biden administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Tuesday publicly announced that Rachel Levine, the transgender assistant secretary of health for HHS, had been named the nation’s first openly transgender four-star officer across any of the eight uniformed services of the United States. According to the press release, this makes Levin, a biological male, the “highest ranking official in the USPHS Commissioned Corps and its first-ever female four-star admiral.”

Dr. Rachel Levine (Tom Brenner - Pool / Getty)

Washington State Coach Rolovich Fired for Refusing Vaccine

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State fired football coach Nick Rolovich on Monday for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.

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CDC Sends out Guidance for Vaccinating Children for Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reportedly sent out guidance for vaccinating children for the Chinese coronavirus as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) weighs granting emergency authorization for Pfizer’s vaccine for those ages 5-11. The federal health agency’s

In this April 20, 2012, photo, Holly Ann Haley, 4, gets vaccinations at the doctor's office in Berlin, Vt. Vermont continues to be embroiled in a debate over ending the philosophical exemption that allows parents to have their kids skip the immunizations required for most children to attend school. (AP …

Beijing Flame to be Lit in Empty Stadium

The Olympic flame will once again be lit in an empty stadium on Monday as it starts its truncated journey to Beijing for the Winter Games in February.

The crowds that came out to see actor Gerard Butler in Sparta brought the last torch relay in Greece to a premature end. This time organisers are avoiding the risk