Dec 27, 2017

Sen. Sanders to swear in de Blasio for second term

Bill de Blasio. Photo: Gary Gershoff / Getty Images for Housing Works, Inc.

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio will be sworn in for his second term by Sen. Bernie Sanders, according to NYT City Hall reporter J. David Goodman.

Flashback: In 2014, former President Bill Clinton handled de Blasio's swearing in. Four years later, Sanders is probably the most high-profile member of the progressive wing of the Democratic party, to which de Blasio belongs.

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Experimental coronavirus vaccine to be tested on humans

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The vaccine that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and drugmaker Moderna have been developing to combat the coronavirus is ready to be tested on humans, NIAID director Anthony Fauci told the Wall Street Journal.

The state of play: The rapidly developed vaccine will be tested on 20–25 healthy volunteers in April to determine whether two doses will be safe and generate an immune response to protect against infection. Results will be available in July or August, Fauci told WSJ.

#MeToo gets Weinstein

A man carries out Weinstein's walker. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted rapist, two years and four months after accusations against him helped ignite the #MeToo movement.

Why it matters: To date, #MeToo has resulted in hundreds of powerful men losing their jobs. Seven have been criminally convicted, with four others still facing charges.