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Governors scramble to speed vaccine effort after slow start

Governors scramble to speed vaccine effort after slow start

New York’s governor threatened to fine hospitals if they don't use their allotment of COVID-19 vaccine fast enough. His South Carolina counterpart warned health care workers they have until Jan. 15 to get a shot or move to the back of the line.
Protesters swarm Statehouses across US; some evacuated

Protesters swarm Statehouses across US; some evacuated

SANTA FE, N.M. — Protesters backing President Donald Trump massed outside statehouses from Georgia to New Mexico on Wednesday, leading some officials to evacuate while cheers rang out at several demonstrations as a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S.

New Illinois congresswoman: 'Hitler was right on one thing'

CHICAGO — Freshman U.S. Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois drew swift criticism from fellow Republicans Wednesday for quoting Adolf Hitler in a speech a day earlier outside the U.S. Capitol.
Justice Department, federal court system hit by Russian hack

Justice Department, federal court system hit by Russian hack

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and the federal court system disclosed on Wednesday that they were among the dozens of U.S. government agencies and private businesses compromised by a massive, months-long cyberespionage campaign that U.S.
Chicago priest stepping aside after sex-abuse allegation

Chicago priest stepping aside after sex-abuse allegation

CHICAGO — Nationally known activist Chicago priest the Rev. Michael Pfleger has been asked to step aside due to an allegation of sexual abuse that occurred decades ago, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago announced.
New Mississippi flag without rebel symbol being put into law

New Mississippi flag without rebel symbol being put into law

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi is updating its laws to include a new state flag with a magnolia and the phrase “In God We Trust,” six months after legislators ditched the last state flag in the U.S. that had the Confederate battle emblem.
2 detectives involved in Breonna Taylor's death are fired

2 detectives involved in Breonna Taylor's death are fired

LOUISVILLE, Ky.
Warnock, Ossoff win in Georgia, handing Dems Senate control

Warnock, Ossoff win in Georgia, handing Dems Senate control

ATLANTA — Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats — and with them, the U.S.
Fed supported advance notice before changing bond purchases

Fed supported advance notice before changing bond purchases

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials last month supported providing advance notice before the central bank makes changes to its $120 billion in monthly bond purchases.
Stocks rally despite protests on hopes for Senate turnover

Stocks rally despite protests on hopes for Senate turnover

Wall Street rallied Wednesday on expectations of more stimulus for the economy, although the enthusiasm was dampened by chaotic scenes in Washington as pro-Trump protestors stormed the U.S. Capitol. The S&P 500 rose 0.