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Politics Jun 17As COVID-19 crisis ebbs, some lawmakers seeking 9/11-style commission
The proposal comes amid lingering questions over the government's response to the crisis and the origin of the virus that has killed more than 600,000 Americans.
Health Jun 15U.S. COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll
The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer.
Nation Jun 02Capitol insurrection aftermath roils far-right extremist groups
More than three dozen members and associates across both the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers have been charged with crimes.
Nation Mar 10U.S. narrows in on organized extremists in Capitol siege investigation
Authorities allege evidence points to the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys laying January 6 attack plans well in advance.
Education Feb 04Pressure builds on schools to reopen during pandemic
The debate is pitting politicians against teachers who have yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In Chicago, there's so much rancor that teachers are on the brink of striking.
Nation Jan 11FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week
The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.
Nation Oct 08Law enforcement preps for potential election-related unrest
It comes in the wake of claims by President Donald Trump and his allies that the vote will be rigged and his call to supporters to "go into the polls and watch very carefully."…
Politics Sep 30WATCH: Trump doesn’t disavow white supremacy, tells far-right extremist group to ‘stand by’
President Donald Trump on Tuesday didn’t condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer, branding it solely a “left-wing” problem and telling one far-right extremist group to “stand back and stand by.”…
Health Jul 13Federal judge rules women can get abortion pill without doctor visits
A federal judge agreed Monday to suspend a rule that requires women during the COVID-19 pandemic to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain an abortion pill.
Politics Jun 06As Trump blames antifa, protest records show scant evidence
WASHINGTON — Scott Nichols, a balloon artist, was riding home on his scooter from the protests engulfing Minneapolis last weekend when he was struck by a rubber bullet fired from a cluster of police officers in riot gear. “I just…