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Army bases offering vaccine incentives but no military-wide policy for now

Army bases offering vaccine incentives but no military-wide policy for now

At least three Army bases are now offering incentives for soldiers to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, including additional days off, gym access and reduced movement restrictions. Near Seattle, Joint Base Lewis-McChord announced in a memo obtained by CNN on Thursday that there will be “up to four hour periods each day during which Welfare/Recreation activities…MORE

Missouri governor nixes voter-approved Medicaid expansion plan

Missouri governor nixes voter-approved Medicaid expansion plan

Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Thursday that he will not expand Medicaid — a change approved by voters and scheduled to start July 1 — because lawmakers did not appropriate funding. “Although I was never in support of MO HealthNet expansion, I always said that I would uphold the ballot amendment if passed,” said…MORE

How stores are responding to CDC’s new mask guidance

How stores are responding to CDC’s new mask guidance

CVS, Walgreens and Macy’s said they are reviewing their requirements for facial coverings following new CDC guidance easing mask wearing for people vaccinated against Covid-19. The CDC said Thursday that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors, except under certain circumstances such as in healthcare settings,…MORE

Rep. Chip Roy says he’ll challenge Stefanik for Republican conference chair

Rep. Chip Roy says he’ll challenge Stefanik for Republican conference chair

Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas said Thursday he is running to challenge GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York in her bid to become the next Republican conference chair. “I’m running,” Roy told CNN on his way to a closed-door forum on Capitol Hill, where Republican House members were scheduled to hear from Stefanik…MORE

GOP Sen. Tim Scott on policing overhaul: ‘I think we have a long way to go’

GOP Sen. Tim Scott on policing overhaul: ‘I think we have a long way to go’

Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina offered a blunt assessment on Thursday of where things stand in the bipartisan effort to craft a compromise to overhaul policing in the US, telling CNN, “I think we have a long way to go.” Calling progress “incremental,” Scott said the three key negotiators — himself, Democratic Sen.…MORE

Why the ‘Friends’ reunion is a critical moment for HBO Max

Why the ‘Friends’ reunion is a critical moment for HBO Max

The long-awaited and much anticipated “Friends” reunion is coming to HBO Max at last. “Friends: The Reunion” will debut on the WarnerMedia streaming service on May 27. (HBO Max is owned by WarnerMedia, which is also the parent company of CNN.) The event, which brings together stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc,…MORE

Disney+ growth has slowed. That’s bad news for Disney

Disney+ growth has slowed. That’s bad news for Disney

Streaming has carried Disney through the pandemic with Disney+ growing to more than 100 million subscribers. Yet the biggest star in Disney’s media universe shined a little less bright on Thursday. Disney+ now has 103.6 million subscribers, below the 110 million that many on Wall Street were expecting. Disney’s stock was down as much as…MORE