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U.S. suffers sharpest rise in poverty rate in more than 50 years

By Alex Tanzi and Catarina Saraiva Bloomberg News The end of 2020…

  • Jan 26th, 2021
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Contactor Tyler Papike helps clear a fallen ponderosa tree in front of a home he was working on in California’s Bass Lake area after strong winds rip through the area overnight on January 19, 2021.

‘Total war zone’ — Yosemite area hit hard by wind that toppled trees

FRESNO, Calif. — Lindsay Stevenson was in a camper van in the…

  • Jan 25th, 2021
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Contactor Tyler Papike helps clear a fallen ponderosa tree in front of a home he was working on in California’s Bass Lake area after strong winds rip through the area overnight on January 19, 2021.

Biden takes executive action to expand unemployment, food aid

By Chris Sommerfeldt New York Daily News President Joe Biden took executive…

  • Jan 25th, 2021

Rudy Giuliani sued by Dominion Voting Systems for $1.3 billion

By Stephen Rex Brown New York Daily News Rudy Giuliani’s attempts to…

  • Jan 25th, 2021
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U.S. Capitol Police Officer and acting deputy Senate sergeant-at-arms Eugene Goodman arrives at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

Heroic Capitol Police officer escorts VP Kamala Harris during inauguration

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, who two weeks ago…

  • Jan 20th, 2021
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U.S. Capitol Police Officer and acting deputy Senate sergeant-at-arms Eugene Goodman arrives at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

Trump signs executive order for study of troops at ‘black goo’ base who got cancer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In one of his final acts in office, President…

  • Jan 20th, 2021
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Joe Biden is sworn in as president during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., to become the 46th president of the United States.

Biden is president.

He vows to heal and unite a nation in crisis, while VP Harris makes history

  • Jan 20th, 2021
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Joe Biden is sworn in as president during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., to become the 46th president of the United States.

Keystone XL may be sold for scrap if Biden moves to kill project

By Robert Tuttle Bloomberg News The Canadian province that invested $1.1 billion…

  • Jan 19th, 2021

McConnell says mob attack on Capitol was ‘provoked’ by Trump

By Steven T. Dennis and Laura Litvan Bloomberg News WASHINGTON, D.C. —…

  • Jan 19th, 2021

Trump ends historically unpopular presidency with 34% approval rating

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s approval rating has dropped to 34%…

  • Jan 19th, 2021

Incoming CDC director warns of ‘dark weeks ahead’

Expects 500,000 COVID deaths by mid-February

  • Jan 18th, 2021

Social media platforms cracking down to prevent Inauguration Day violence

By Andrea Chang and Sam Dean Los Angeles Times Over the four…

  • Jan 18th, 2021

Feds seek woman whose ex says she stole Pelosi’s laptop during Capitol invasion

Federal authorities have obtained an arrest warrant for a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, woman…

  • Jan 18th, 2021
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. (Eli Imadali/American-Statesman)

Calls grow for Sen. Cruz to be punished for his role in challenging electors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the aftermath of last week’s mob violence at…

  • Jan 13th, 2021
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. (Eli Imadali/American-Statesman)
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A rioter allegedly identified as Josiah Colt, 34, of Treasure Valley, Idaho, drops into the Senate Chamber on Wednesday, Jan. 6, in Washington, D.C.

Idaho man who stormed Capitol, jumped onto Senate floor is in custody

BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho man seen jumping onto the floor of…

  • Jan 13th, 2021
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A rioter allegedly identified as Josiah Colt, 34, of Treasure Valley, Idaho, drops into the Senate Chamber on Wednesday, Jan. 6, in Washington, D.C.

Military brass: Riot at Capitol was an act of ‘sedition’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For a third time during Donald Trump’s presidency, his…

  • Jan 13th, 2021

Trump impeached — again — for inciting insurrection

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Donald J. Trump became the first president in U.S.…

  • Jan 13th, 2021
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Adam Johnson, 36, of Parrish, Fla., faces felony charges after he was seen carrying House Speaker House Nancy Pelosi’s lectern through the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Florida man charged with stealing Pelosi’s lectern during Capitol riot is released on bond

TAMPA, Fla. — Adam Johnson, the Florida man charged with participating in…

  • Jan 12th, 2021
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Adam Johnson, 36, of Parrish, Fla., faces felony charges after he was seen carrying House Speaker House Nancy Pelosi’s lectern through the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

More fed action sought to deal with disruptive air travelers in wake of Capitol riots

By Jessica Wehrman CQ-Roll Call WASHINGTON, D.C. — Disruptive incidents on flights…

  • Jan 12th, 2021

National News in Brief

Rep. Jayapal positive for coronavirus after being locked down with lawmakers who…

  • Jan 12th, 2021