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Liz Cheney Might Be in TroubleLiz Cheney is the No. 3 Republican in the House and has long been expected to rise even higher. However, the 54-year-old Wyoming congresswoman is now in political peril, reports Politico . She risks not only losing her leadership position as chairwoman of the House Republican Conference but her very seat...
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This 2020 photo provided by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department shows the worn, mostly toothless jaw of Grizzly 168. The grizzly was the oldest documented in the Yellowstone region. Bear biologists euthanized the 34-year-old grizzly due to its poor health. (Zach Turnbull/Wyoming Game and Fish Department)
Grizzly, 34, confirmed as Yellowstone region's known oldestWildlife biologists say a 34-year-old grizzly bear captured in southwestern Wyoming has been confirmed as the oldest on record in the Yellowstone region
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Fauci: UK Strain Could Be Worse Than ThoughtRecent data suggests the UK strain of the coronavirus is more deadly, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. "We want to look at the data ourselves," Fauci said. Until that happens, he said, the US needs to "assume now that what has been circulating dominantly in the UK does have a...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 file photo, teachers Adrienne Thomas, left, and Irene Barrera, right set up their computers and materials for their virtual classes outside of Suder Montessori Magnet Elementary School in solidarity with pre-K educators forced back into the building in Chicago. The Chicago Teachers Union said Sunday, Jan. 24 that its members voted to defy an order to return to the classroom before they are vaccinated against the coronavirus, setting up a showdown with district officials who have said such a move would amount to an illegal strike.(Anthony Vazquez/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Chicago teachers vote to teach from home, defying districtChicago teachers have voted to defy the school district’s order to return to their classrooms for the resumption of in-person instruction despite not being vaccinated against the coronavirus
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Chicago teachers vote to defy district's orders to return to in-person instruction before vaccinationsChicago teachers vote to defy district's orders to return to in-person instruction before vaccinations
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33 Missing Children FoundAn investigation launched during Human Trafficking Awareness Month found 33 missing children in Southern California, the FBI announced . One person was arrested on California human trafficking charges, USA Today reports. Eight of the children were being sexually exploited when they were found, officials said, and others were exploited in the...
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All Capitol Rioters May Not Be ChargedSince the attack on the US Capitol on Jan. 6, investigators have been working to identify and arrest the rioters. Now, prosecutors are considering what to do with them, the Washington Post reports. About 800 people breached the building, but among that group, some people committed acts of violence and...
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FILE - This Friday, Jan. 10, 1997 file photo shows the outside of the Metropolitan Correction Center in New York. Joshua Schulte, a former CIA software engineer charged with leaking government secrets to WikiLeaks says it's cruel and unusual punishment that he's awaiting trial in solitary confinement, housed in a vermin-infested cell of a jail unit where inmates are treated like “caged animals." In court papers Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 Schulte maintained he is held in conditions “below that of impoverished persons living in third world countries.”  (AP Photo/Osamu Honda, File)
Ex-CIA engineer tells judge he's incarcerated like an animalA former CIA software engineer charged with leaking government secrets to WikiLeaks says he's held in solitary confinement in an area of a jail where inmates are treated like “caged animals.”
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State Rep. Walt Brooks, R-St. George, sponsor of HB60, speaks to members of the House Judiciary Standing Committee at the Capitol in Salt Lake City, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. HB60 would remove the state's requirement for law-abiding Utahns over the age of 21 to have a permit to lawfully carry a concealed firearm. (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP)
States eye allowing concealed carry of guns without a permitRepublican lawmakers in several more states want to loosen gun restrictions by allowing people to carry concealed firearms without having to get a permit, continuing a trend that gun control advocates call dangerous
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo, a caution sign is placed on the floor of a COVID-19 unit at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif. U.S. hospital intensive care units in many parts of the country are straining under record numbers of COVID-19 patients.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
2 in 5 Americans live where COVID-19 strains hospital ICUsU.S. hospital intensive care units in many parts of the country are straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients
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Pandemic Suicides Push School System to ReopenA Nevada school system may soon fast-track reopening for in-class learning amid a spike in suicides during pandemic closures. Per the New York Times , the Clark County school district intends to bring some elementary age students back to the classroom, as well as "groups of struggling students" after a rise...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2020 file photo, Dwight McKissic, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, and his wife, Vera McKissic, pray during services in Arlington, Texas. As a student in college and seminary, then as a pastor in Texas, McKissic has been affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention for more than 45 years. Now he’s pondering whether he and his congregation should break away -- following the steps of several other Black pastors who exited in dismay over race-related actions of some white SBC leaders.  (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
Some Black Southern Baptists feel shut out by white leadersAs a student in college and seminary, then as a pastor in Texas, Dwight McKissic has been affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention for more than 45 years
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