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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…
Health May 28Doctors sue to block FDA abortion pill rule during pandemic
Requiring patients to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to get an abortion pill is needlessly risking their health during the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of physicians allege in a lawsuit that seeks to suspend the federal rule.
Health May 17U.S., European leaders weigh reopening risks without a vaccine
On a weekend when many pandemic-weary people emerged from weeks of lockdown, leaders in the U.S. and Europe weighed the risks and rewards of lifting COVID-19 restrictions knowing that a vaccine could take years to develop.
Health May 14Virus tests hospitals in pockets of U.S. as some states reopen
Coronavirus outbreaks are testing the public health networks in pockets of the U.S., while some states prepare to lift lockdown measures, seeing signs of progress.
Health May 13WATCH: Michigan governor gives coronavirus update
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer held a news conference to give an update on the state's efforts to fight the novel coronavirus.