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‘I Can Breathe Again’: Older Adults Begin to Test Freedom After Covid Vaccinations

With a mix of relief and caution, older adults fully vaccinated against covid-19 are moving out into the world and resuming activities put on hold during the pandemic. Many are making plans to see adult children and hug grandchildren they haven’t visited for months — or longer. Others are getting together with friends indoors, for […]

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Ask KHN-PolitiFact: How Can Covid Vaccines Be Safe When They Were Developed So Fast?

The development of the first covid vaccines may have seemed to occur at a dizzying pace. After all, scientists identified a new virus and created vaccines to protect against its most severe effects within a year. But the research underpinning these vaccines isn’t that new at all, vaccine experts say. Some of it is decades […]

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It’s Not Just QAnon. Democrats and Independents Also Want to Recall California’s Governor.

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is framing the burgeoning effort to remove him from office as a fringe Republican movement backed by right-wing extremists, Trump supporters and QAnon conspiracy theorists. But Newsom isn’t telling the whole story about who supports his recall. Democrats and independent voters — who together dominate the state’s electorate — […]

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CA6 Affirms Tax Obstruction Conviction (3/27/21)

In United States v. Avery (6th Cir. 3/26/21)(Unpublished), CA6 here and TN here, the Court affirmed Avery’s conviction for one count of tax obstruction, § 7212(a).  This is an unpublished opinion and, in the context, a fairly routine holding.  There are, however, two items I think worth mentioning 1.  A picky point.  The Court said […]

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Journalists Dish on Vaccination Loopholes and Alliances

Reporter Fred Mogul discussed how college students are using loopholes to get vaccinated for travel with Newsy on Thursday. California politics correspondent Samantha Young discussed the relationship between Gov. Gavin Newsom and Blue Shield of California with KPCC’s “Take Two” on Monday. Chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner discussed how the Biden administration’s covid relief law strengthens […]

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Military Exposed to Toxic Fumes From Burn Pits Set to Get Bipartisan Boost

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Friday planned to roll out what could be the most ambitious attempt ever tried to treat American war fighters poisoned in deployments overseas. The bipartisan bill, modeled on both Agent Orange legislation and the 9/11 health act, aims to help unknown thousands of veterans who got sick after being exposed […]

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How One State’s Public Health Defunding Led to Vaccination Chaos

ST. LOUIS — Missourians have driven hours to find vaccines in rural counties — at least those with cars and the time. Tens of thousands of doses are waiting to be distributed, slowly being rolled out in a federal long-term care program. Waitlists are hundreds of thousands of people long. Black residents are getting left […]

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Inmates’ Distrust of Prison Health Care Fuels Distrust of Covid Vaccines

One November night in a Missouri prison, Charles Graham woke his cellmate of more than a dozen years, Frank Flanders, saying he couldn’t breathe. Flanders pressed the call button. No one answered, so he kicked the door until a guard came. Penny Kopp and son Frank Flanders took this photo on one of Kopp’s last […]

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CA9 Holds in Boyd that Nonwillful FBAR Civil Penalty Is Per Form Rather Than Per Account When Correct Delinquent FBAR Is Filed (3/24/21; 3/31/21))

Added 3/31/21 3:30pm:  Lavar Taylor, here, Boyd’s lawyer and a force in the national tax community, emailed me some comments on my offering on the Boyd case.  Lavar authorized me to include his comments at the end of this blog.  I highly recommend his comments to readers interest in the general subject matter. In United […]

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CA9 Holds in Boyd that Nonwillful FBAR Civil Penalty Is Per Form Rather Than Per Account When Correct Delinquent FBAR Is Filed (3/24/21)

In United States v. Boyd, ___ F.3d ___ (9th Cir. 2021), CA9 here and TN here, the Court held that the FBAR nonwillful penalty is per annual form rather than per account that should have been reported on the form.  With this opinion, there seems to be a consensus on this holding that is likely to continue. I […]