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More contagious delta variant expanding in Nevada

The latest coronavirus mutant federally classified as a “variant of concern” now accounts for 10 percent of new U.S. cases and possibly twice that rate in Nevada, health officials say.

Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama health law

The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire law intact Thursday in ruling that Texas, other Republican-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court.

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COVID-19 cases delay Royal Caribbean cruise in Florida

Royal Caribbean International is postponing for nearly a month one of the highly anticipated first sailings from the U.S. since the pandemic began because eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19, the company’s CEO said.

Phoenix sees record temperatures as heat wave grips West

Phoenix tied a record for the second day in a row when it reached 115 degrees Wednesday and was expected to hit 117 each of the next two days, the National Weather Service said.

 
Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday establishing a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery, saying he believes it will go down as one of the greatest honors he has as president.

US housing crisis grows worse, millions fear eviction

More than 4 million people say they fear being evicted or foreclosed upon in the coming months just as two studies released Wednesday found that the nation’s housing availability and affordability crisis is expected to worsen significantly.

Hubble Space Telescope hit with computer trouble

Launched in 1990, Hubble is showing more and more signs of aging, despite a series of repairs and updates by spacewalking astronauts during NASA’s shuttle era.