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US Tracking Of Virus Variants Has Improved After Slow Start

After a slow start, the United States has improved its surveillance system for tracking new coronavirus variants such as omicron, boosting its capacity by tens of thousands of samples per week since early this year. Viruses mutate constantly. To find and track new versions of the coronavirus, scientists analyze the genetic makeup of a portion …

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3 White Men Charged in Ahmaud Arbery Case Found Guilty of Murder

All three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery were convicted of murder Wednesday in the fatal shooting that became part of a larger national reckoning on racial injustice. The convictions for Greg McMichael, son Travis McMichael and neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan came after jurors deliberated for about 10 hours. The men face …

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Video: Rep. Rashida Tlaib defends her bill to empty out federal prisons of all inmates

Rep. Rashida Tlaib defends her bill to empty out federal prisons of all inmates, telling Axios : “Look at who’s in prison now.” Notorious Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib found herself backtracking in a recent interview on her own policy stances after being called out for supporting a bill that would have abolished all prisons within 10 …

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Democrat Who Called Waukesha Deaths ‘Payback’ for Rittenhouse Resigns

An Illinois Democrat who portrayed yesterday’s deadly ramming in Waukesha, Wisconsin as payback for the deaths in the Kyle Rittenhouse case, has resigned after a massive outcry. Mary Lemanski resigned as social media director of the Democratic Party of DuPage County, Illinois, after making the comments on social media. “It was probably just self-defense,” Lemanski …

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Biden approves release of 50 million barrels of oil amid rising gas prices

President Biden announced Tuesday that his administration was releasing  50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to help combat rising gas prices — hours before millions of Americans are expected to hit the road for Thanksgiving. “American consumers are feeling the impact of elevated gas prices at the pump and in their home heating bills, …

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