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- Lucky few hit COVID-19 vaccine jackpot for rare extra doses
Lucky few hit COVID-19 vaccine jackpot for rare extra doses -
With millions of Americans waiting for their chance to get the coronavirus vaccine, a lucky few are getting bumped to the front of the line as clinics scramble to get rid of extra, perishable doses at the end of the day.
- A coyote made its way inside this South Carolina elementary school restroom
A coyote made its way inside this South Carolina elementary school restroom -
Deputies and school staff worked together to remove a coyote that wandered into an elementary school building this week.
- Coronavirus guidelines now the rule at White House
Coronavirus guidelines now the rule at White House -
Testing wristbands are in. Mask-wearing is mandatory. Desks are socially distanced.
Welcome to the White House.
- Health experts blame rapid expansion for vaccine shortages
Health experts blame rapid expansion for vaccine shortages -
Public health experts Thursday blamed COVID-19 vaccine shortages around the U.S. in part on the Trump administration’s push to get states to vastly expand their vaccination drives to reach the nation’s estimated 54 million people age 65 and over.
- It gets cold over the weekend
It gets cold over the weekend -
First Warning Weather
- Democrats ask ethics panel to investigate Sens. Cruz, Hawley
Democrats ask ethics panel to investigate Sens. Cruz, Hawley -
Seven Democratic senators on Thursday asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley “to fully understand their role” in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.
- President Biden signs burst of virus orders, requires masks for travel
President Biden signs burst of virus orders, requires masks for travel -
With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that the nation's COVID-19 response is under new management.
- Japan determined to hold Tokyo Olympics, organizers say, following report suggesting otherwise
Japan determined to hold Tokyo Olympics, organizers say, following report suggesting otherwise -
"We hope that daily life can return to normal as soon as possible, and we will continue to make every effort to prepare for a safe and secure Games," organizers said in a statement following the report.
- LGBTQ support group weighs in on Biden's nondiscrimination protection order
LGBTQ support group weighs in on Biden's nondiscrimination protection order -
President Biden signed 17 executive orders on his first day Wednesday
- Champ and Major Biden have not yet moved into the White House
Champ and Major Biden have not yet moved into the White House -
The new administration is working doggedly in its first days in office, but President Joe Biden's four-legged companions aren't joining in just yet.
- State trooper comforts child after she endures high-speed chase in car’s backseat
State trooper comforts child after she endures high-speed chase in car’s backseat -
"I noticed the SpongeBob doll and the floorboard," the trooper said. "So I YouTube SpongeBob to keep her busy; soon as the song came on she started just watching the video."
- Fauci says vaccinations will help coronavirus variants from emerging
Fauci says vaccinations will help coronavirus variants from emerging -
"Viruses don't mutate unless they replicate," Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said at a news briefing at the White House, his first under the administration of President Joe Biden.
- 'Now there's a light': Veteran says service dog saved her life
'Now there's a light': Veteran says service dog saved her life -
"She saved my life and I think I’ve done the same for her," veteran Mac McQueary said.
- President Biden halts new oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water
President Biden halts new oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water -
The Biden administration has suspended new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on U.S. land and water for 60 days.
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