Shira Tarlo, Newsy

Shira Tarlo


Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Shira:

Some Tokyo Residents 'Anxious' Olympics Will Fuel COVID-19 Rebound

Tokyo residents share their mixed feelings after Japan declared a coronavirus state of emergency that will last through the end of the games. → Read More

Why The U.S. Has More COVID Vaccines Than People Who Want Them

Supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the U.S. is outpacing demand, signaling a new phase — and hurdle — in the nation's vaccination campaign. → Read More

Iceberg Larger Than State Of Rhode Island Splits From Antarctica

Spotted in satellite images, a slab of ice bigger than Rhode Island has broken off from Antarctica. It's now the world's largest iceberg. → Read More

Progressives Respond To President Biden's First Address To Congress

Progressives have a message for President Biden, and Wednesday night they delivered it in a formal response to his first address to Congress. → Read More

The Ugly Truth About U.S. Recycling System: It's Garbage

Recycling is more popular than ever in the U.S., but the logistics of actually meeting that demand are murky. → Read More

Could "Amtrak Joe" Give High-Speed Rail Its Long-Awaited Glow Up?

As President Biden pushes his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, high-speed rail advocates hope he will make a nationwide bullet train a reality. → Read More

Progressives Ready To Target Democratic Establishment In 2022 Midterms

Progressives are already worried President Biden's concessions to moderates and conservative lawmakers could cost Democrats seats in Congress in 2022. → Read More

Green New Deal Gets Fresh Push In Texas Amid Fallout From Power Crisis

After a deadly winter storm nearly collapsed the Texas power grid, climate activists are pushing the state's lawmakers to pass a Green New Deal. → Read More

How President Joe Biden Made Inroads With Progressives

The president has formed an early working relationship with progressive Democrats, easing concerns about an intraparty battle. → Read More

Counterterrorism Experts Say Domestic Terrorism Threat Is 'Persistent'

The House Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing on the ongoing threat of domestic terrorism in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol. → Read More

How President Biden Might Confront Policing Issues In First 100 Days

Joe Biden entered the White House amid a national reckoning over police brutality and racial inequality, and he's vowed to push for change. → Read More

Why Is The U.S. Lagging Behind In Administering COVID-19 Vaccine?

Operation Warp Speed said as many as 20 million people could be vaccinated by year's end, but so far the U.S. isn't even close to that goal. → Read More

Japan's 'Twitter Killer' Sentenced To Death For Murders Of Nine People

Takahiro Shiraishi, 30, was convicted of murdering nine people in his apartment near Tokyo. He used Twitter to contact most of his victims. → Read More

Trump Supporters Rally In D.C. Before Electoral College Vote

The event comes just two days before the Electoral College will formalize Joe Biden's White House victory. → Read More

State, Local Officials Prepare To Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

State and local health officials plead for more federal funds and information as they get ready to distribute the first COVID-19 vaccine doses. → Read More

Elected Officials Take Heat For Not Following Own COVID-19 Advice

Some governors and mayors are facing criticism for appearing to ignore their own COVID-19 recommendations by traveling and attending large gatherings. → Read More

Speculation Mounts Over Potential Pardons In Pres. Trump's Final Weeks

Pardons have become a major focus of the final weeks of President Donald's Trump's administration. → Read More

President-elect Joe Biden Picks Janet Yellen For Treasury Secretary

Biden nominee Janet Yellen has served as chair of the Federal Reserve and headed the White House Council of Economic Advisers. → Read More

Joe Biden Reveals Top Foreign Policy, National Security Picks

Joe Biden revealed his choices for top national security positions, including secretary of state and Homeland Security secretary. → Read More

Pres. Trump's Records Could Pose Another Hurdle For Biden Transition

Reports suggest President Trump has a habit of tearing up his papers, a major concern for ethics watchdogs and lawmakers during the transition period. → Read More