Analysis: Students lost 35% of school during pandemic

(NewsNation) — An alarming new analysis shows students across the world lost up to 35% of expected learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The data was reviewed and published in the journal Nature Human Behavior. In October, the National Assessment of Educational Progress Exams revealed the devastating effect the pandemic had on learning. For eighth-grade students, … Read more

Sinaloa cartel member known as ‘The Engineer’ pleads guilty

(NewsNation) — A former high-ranking member of the Sinaloa drug cartel and one of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s top aides has pleaded guilty to a drug charge in Chicago federal court. Felipe Cabrera Sarabia, also known as “The Engineer,” is just the latest Sinaloa cartel member to find himself in the headlines. Just two weeks … Read more

Vermont lawmakers mull bills to protect abortion providers

Vermont lawmakers are taking testimony on a pair of bills that aim to protect health care workers who provide abortions and gender-affirming health care in Vermont from legal and disciplinary action from states that limit or ban those practices. The bills were introduced seven months after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and … Read more

Jennifer Grey says her ‘outrageous’ look as Gwen Shamblin Lara is meant to send a message

Jennifer Grey is nearly unrecognizable embodying Christian diet guru Gwen Shamblin Lara in a new Lifetime movie. The actor says her “outrageous” look is meant to send a sobering message about eating disorders. Speaking to after her broadcast appearance on Jan. 31, the “Dirty Dancing” star takes a deep dive into her transformation into … Read more

CDC warns that a brand of eyedrops may be linked to drug-resistant bacterial infections

One person has died and at least three others are left with permanent vision loss because of a bacterial infection possibly linked to a brand of over-the-counter eyedrops, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A majority of those affected reported using preservative-free EzriCare Artificial Tears before becoming ill, the CDC reported in a statement dated Jan. 20. … Read more

S. Dakota lawmakers push bill to bar transgender youth care

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A state House committee voted Tuesday to advance a bill that would ban gender-affirming care for transgender youth in South Dakota. Supporters argued a bill barring youth from accessing puberty blockers, hormones and surgery would protect adolescents from irreversible damage, while opponents argued it only blocks them from becoming their authentic … Read more

These benefits will disappear when Biden ends the COVID national and public health emergencies in May

President Joe Biden intends to end the COVID-19 national and public health emergencies on May 11, the White House said Monday. That means that many Americans could have to start paying for COVID-19 testing and treatment after the declarations cease. The White House, in a statement of administration policy announcing opposition to two House Republican … Read more

Who is Mike Banks, Texas’ first ‘border czar’?

(NewsNation) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that Mike Banks, a retired Border Patrol agent, will be the state’s first “border czar.” NewsNation partner Border Report wrote that Abbott announced the new position during a press conference where construction crews were building the second segment of a state-funded border wall in South Texas. The … Read more

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