Law enforcement is on high alert after intelligence uncovered a “possible plot” by a militia group to storm the U.S Capitol again.
By Amna Nawaz, Vignesh Ramachandran
In the year since COVID-19 entered the U.S., incidents of racially motivated harassment of Asian Americans have been on the rise. See our conversation about the history of AAPI hate crimes and how communities are responding now.
By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving.
Black and Hispanic business owners said they feel disparities in PPP distribution highlight longstanding systemic inequities in the U.S. that have kept entrepreneurs who are not white from accessing capital.
By Jeff Martin, Leah Willingham, Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
Mississippi's largest city is still struggling with water problems, more than two weeks after winter storms and freezing weather ravaged the system.
By Associated Press
The news comes nearly two months after a mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the iconic building to try to stop Congress from certifying now-President Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
In our news wrap Wednesday, President Biden denounced decisions some state leaders are making to loosen COVID restrictions a day after Texas and Mississippi lifted mask mandates, the U.S. House moved to pass major election changes, at least 34 protesters…
Although the U.S. should have enough vaccines on hand for all adults by the end of May, it may take longer to inoculate enough Americans to provide adequate protection. There are many reasons for that, but key among them, lingering…
By Paul Solman, Diane Lincoln Estes
As Washington debates how to provide economic aid during the pandemic, many say one critical component should be part of future deals: forgiving student debt. But determining how much could or should be forgiven is a complicated question. Paul Solman…
By Mark Pratt, Tammy Webber, Associated Press
Buoyed by a surge in vaccine shipments, states and cities are rapidly expanding eligibility for COVID-19 shots to teachers, 55-and-over Americans and other groups as the U.S. races to beat back the virus and reopen businesses and schools.
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