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Some states ease Covid restrictions amid growing concern over new strains

15 minutes ago   |   NBC News

As the U.S. tries to fight the spread of more contagious Covid-19 variants, restrictions in some of the nation's largest and hardest-hit cities are now being rolled back.
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N.Y. Republicans propose legislative package to aid struggling restaurants already passed by Dems

17 minutes ago   |   NY Daily News

Restaurants have been among the hardest-hit businesses in the state as limits on gatherings, restrictions on indoor dining and other measures meant to stem the spread of the...
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State Senate passes resolution to repeal mask mandate

State Senate passes resolution to repeal mask mandate

17 minutes ago   |   WISN

The Republican-controlled state Senate voted 18-13 to repeal Wisconsin's mask mandate.
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Las Vegas area jobless rate still highest in the state in December

21 minutes ago   |   Review Journal

The unemployment rate in the Las Vegas metropolitan area remained the highest in the state last month at 10.4 percent, even as the local economy adds more jobs, a new report shows.
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Those who inspect Missouri's long-term care facilities not vaccinated for COVID-19

Those who inspect Missouri's long-term care facilities not vaccinated for COVID-19

23 minutes ago   |   KMBC

Inspectors not included in the state's first vaccination wave
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Boston reopens gyms after second coronavirus shutdown

25 minutes ago   |   Boston Herald

Boston fitness pros are celebrating Mayor Martin Walsh's decision to reopen gyms in February after weathering a six-week shutdown during the holiday surge of coronavirus...
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Biden announces 'wartime' boost in vaccine supply

Biden announces 'wartime' boost in vaccine supply

25 minutes ago   |   Arizona Daily Star

The Biden administration is boosting purchases of coronavirus vaccines to deliver enough to protect 300 million Americans by the end of the summer, as it surges deliveries to...
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Annapolis housing authority board OKs police substation in Robinwood, Harbour House

27 minutes ago   |   Baltimore Sun

The Annapolis housing authority board approved Tuesday two residential units be converted into police substations to curb an increase in violent crime and drug-related...
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Man Charged With Threatening Congressman's Family as Riot Raged

27 minutes ago   |   NY Times

Relatives of Hakeem Jeffries and George Stephanopoulos received threatening text messages as rioters stormed the Capitol, federal prosecutors said.
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Comparing Biden and Trump's Cabinet Picks

29 minutes ago   |   NY Times

President Biden has chosen policymakers, while President Donald J. Trump valued cabinet secretaries he saw as deal makers.
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Sen. Patrick Leahy taken to hospital hours after being sworn in to preside...

Sen. Patrick Leahy taken to hospital hours after being sworn in to preside over impeachment trial

Summary List Placement Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, of Vermont, has checked into a local hospital hours after being sworn in to preside over former president Trump's... Read more ...

Biden administration to boost vaccine supply next week

Biden administration to boost vaccine supply next week

The Biden administration is giving states an approximately 17% boost in vaccine next week following complaints around the U.S. of severe shortages. Read more ...

US judge derails Biden's vaunted 100-day deportation freeze after Texas sues

US judge derails Biden's vaunted 100-day deportation freeze after Texas sues

A federal judge, citing a lawsuit by the Texas Attorney General, has issued a two-week temporary restraining order shutting down US President Joe Biden's effort to halt all... Read more ...

Republican senators want to halt Trump impeachment trial

Republican senators want to halt Trump impeachment trial

Senators have taken an oath to ensure “impartial justice” as jurors in Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial, but some Republican senators want to stop the proceedings. Read more ...

Rand Paul says Trump impeachment case is 'DEAD ON ARRIVAL' after 45 senators...

Rand Paul says Trump impeachment case is 'DEAD ON ARRIVAL' after 45 senators support his motion to declare trial unconstitutional

Only five Republican senators opposed a motion by colleague Rand Paul to declare Donald Trump's impeachment trial unconstitutional, signaling that Democrats won't have enough... Read more ...

In first call with Putin as president, Biden presses on Navalny's arrest

In first call with Putin as president, Biden presses on Navalny's arrest

President Joe Biden had his first call with Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, raising concerns about the arrest of opposition figure Alexei Navalny while pressing the Russian leader... Read more ...

DOJ rescinds 'zero tolerance' immigration rule

DOJ rescinds 'zero tolerance' immigration rule

The Justice Department has rescinded a Trump-era memo that established a "zero tolerance" enforcement policy for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, which... Read more ...

Senate rejects GOP motion to dismiss Trump impeachment trial

Senate rejects GOP motion to dismiss Trump impeachment trial

The Senate has rejected a Republican attempt to dismiss Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial, a vote that allows the case on “incitement of insurrection” to move... Read more ...

Apple issues new warning: Keep your iPhone at least 6 inches away from your...

Apple issues new warning: Keep your iPhone at least 6 inches away from your pacemaker

Apple is warning customers that its smartphones could interfere with medical devices. Read more ...

Judge orders video in Robert Kraft massage parlor case to be destroyed

Judge orders video in Robert Kraft massage parlor case to be destroyed

Police say recordings show Robert Kraft paying for sex acts at a Florida spa, but a misdemeanor solicitation charge against the New England Patriots owner was dropped. Read more ...