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States put smokers in line for the Covid-19 vaccine, sparking frustration among those lower in priority

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 17:49
Federal guidelines recommend that smokers under the age of 65, considered high-risk for severe Covid-19 symptoms, be eligible for the vaccine in early phases of distribution, frustrating essential workers lower in the priority line.

US takes back its assertion that Capitol rioters wanted to 'capture and assassinate' officials

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 17:18
Justice Department prosecutors have formally walked back their assertion in a court filing that said Capitol rioters sought to "capture and assassinate elected officials."

Teachers wait for Covid vaccines

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 17:09
Teacher Naseeb Gill has been through a full range of reactions since the pandemic closed down in-person learning 10 months ago.

Known as a no nonsense leader, this retired general will soon review Capitol security

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 16:50
The review of US Capitol security in the wake of this month's riots will be handled by retired Lt. General Russel Honoré, the widely praised former commander of the First Army who became a household name as he coordinated relief efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

A combat veteran thrust back into action during the Capitol attack grapples with what's next

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 14:49
Rep. Jason Crow didn't expect to vote to impeach a US President twice in when he came to Congress.

Manhattan DA expands criminal investigation into Trump Organization finances

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 14:48
The Manhattan district attorney's office has expanded its criminal investigation into the Trump Organization's finances to include the family's compound in Westchester County, according to lawyers and people familiar with the investigation.

A teen with autism died after Louisiana deputies sat on him for 9 minutes, parents' lawsuit says

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 13:58
The parents of a 16-year-old with severe autism who died last year are suing the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, sheriff, claiming the teen's death was caused by deputies who restrained and sat on him for 9 minutes.

Taxidermy and a Lincoln bust among departing White House effects

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 12:10
A pheasant took flight from the White House Thursday afternoon.

Police say Orlando waitress saved boy from abuse with note asking if he needed help

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 12:07
An 11-year-old boy was removed from his home and his parents are in jail after police say an Orlando waitress noticed something was wrong and used a note to ask him if he needed help.

Hospital collecting medical stockpile

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 11:05