FILE - People wear face masks at an outdoor mall with closed business amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles on June 11, 2021. During earlier surges of the COVID-19 pandemic, some governors ordered business closures, issued mask mandates and required vaccines in certain settings. Some even required quarantines for out-of-state travelers. No more. The record-shattering caseload of the omicron surge has been met with a collective shrug by most governors, who are displaying little appetite for widespread public orders or shutdowns. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Oxfam calls on govt. to impose 99% one-time tax on rich

An anti-poverty organization calls for the government to impose a one-time tax on the world’s billionaires to fund COVID-19 vaccines. On Monday, Oxfam called for a 99 percent tax on the world’s richest, suggesting the money be used to fund the production of vaccines for the poor.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27: A teacher gives a lesson to masked students in their classroom at Yung Wing School P.S. 124 on September 27, 2021 in New York City. New York City schools fully reopened earlier this month with all in-person classrooms and mandatory masks on students. The city's mandate ordering all New York City school staff to be vaccinated by midnight today was delayed again after a federal appeals court issued a temporary injunction three days before the mayor's deadline. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Chicago schools return to in-person learning

Students are headed back to school in the Windy City as the Chicago Teachers Union ends its strike. Late Monday night, the union’s House of Delegates voted to suspend its remote work action after cancelling classes four-days in a row.