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Second Democratic congresswoman tests positive for COVID-19, blames maskless colleagues for creating a ‘superspreader event’ amid Capitol siege

Rep. Pramila Jayapal announced she had tested positive for COVID-19, the second Democrat to do so after legislators were locked down together in close quarters during the siege of the Capitol. “Too many Republicans have refused to take this pandemic...

House Democrat tests positive for COVID-19 after Capitol riots

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., announced that she has contracted COVID-19 and believes it occurred during the lockdown in the Capitol during last week’s siege. “I received a positive test result for COVID-19, and am home resting at this time....

Biden gets 2nd dose of coronavirus vaccine

President-elect Joe Biden received the second course of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine Monday afternoon, as his Jan. 20 inauguration nears. The second dose of Biden’s vaccination comes nine days before his pared-down swearing-in ceremony. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is also...

Holiday COVID surge pushes hospitals and ambulance crews to their breaking point

The holiday season has now manifested itself into California’s worst surge of new COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic and is forcing the state’s hospitals and ambulance crews to make life-and-death decisions on who to treat. Confirmed new...

New Georgia Sen. Warnock says riot shows 'words have power' — and he will use his for 'bringing people together'

ATLANTA — On the day that the Rev. Raphael Warnock made history by becoming Georgia’s first Black senator, the news was overshadowed by a catastrophe unfolding 600 miles away, where hundreds of rioters rampaged through the Capitol in support...

Atlanta voters share their thoughts on the election: 'It’s time for a change'

ATLANTA — Georgians turned out in record numbers for runoff elections on Tuesday, casting more than 4 million votes. That high-water mark came weeks after the state surpassed 5 million votes, another record, in the Nov. 3 election. Riding that...

A second new strain of COVID spreads fear in Britain as Boris Johnson dithers

BARCELONA, Spain — On Monday morning, millions of small children across England piled onto buses and headed back from Christmas holidays for their first day of primary school, a move strongly discouraged by the British government’s own scientific advisory...

Trump supporters in Georgia explain why they believe the president's claims of voter fraud

DALTON, Ga. — On Monday, President Trump traveled to rural Georgia to campaign for the state’s two incumbent Republican senators, where, a day before two runoff elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate, he continued to spread...

Exclusive: Pandemic relief aid went to media that promoted COVID misinformation

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, public health officials have warned about the dangers of a parallel “infodemic” — the spread of conspiracy theories, misinformation and disinformation about the virus. Some of that misinformation, it seems, has been spread...

Amid COVID surge, experts look for ways to stretch vaccine supplies: The case for postponing the second shot

America's COVID-19 vaccine rollout is going a lot slower than expected — so slow, in fact, that leading scientists are starting to debate whether authorities should take the drastic step of stretching available supplies to twice as many people...

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