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CDC will decrease quarantine time to 7-10 days

The Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, informed Vice President Mike Pence and White House Coronavirus Task Force members on Tuesday that the CDC will soon issue new guidelines reducing the number of days close contacts should quarantine following exposure to a Covid-19 positive individual, two senior administration officials told CNN.
Tags: News, Cdc, Stories, Mike Pence, White House Coronavirus Task Force


Mark Kelly to be sworn in as US senator

Democrats will pick up a Senate seat on Wednesday when former astronaut Mark Kelly is sworn in as a US senator for Arizona after defeating Republican Sen. Martha McSally last month.
Tags: News, Senate, US, Arizona, Stories, Mark Kelly, Sen Martha McSally


DOJ investigating potential presidential pardon bribery scheme, court records reveal

• Opinion: The presidential pardon history lesson that Trump should learn
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Justice Department investigating potential presidential pardon bribery scheme, court records reveal

• Opinion: The presidential pardon history lesson that Trump should learn
Tags: News, Stories, Justice Department, Trump


The US still has not figured out how to get all of its kids safely back into classrooms and it's probably worse than the data suggests

• CDC will decrease coronavirus quarantine time from 14 to 7-10 • Live updates: US sets record for Covid-19 hospitalizations • First shipments of Pfizer vaccine to be delivered December 15
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Daily coronavirus deaths are at their highest since April and are expected to get worse

The US reported the second highest day of Covid-19 deaths Tuesday, as rising hospitalizations signal even more deaths in the coming weeks.
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Hong Kong activist sentenced to 13 months in prison over 2019 protest

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been sentenced to 13.5 months in prison after pleading guilty to inciting and organizing an unauthorized protest outside the city's police headquarters last year, during months of unrest over a proposed extradition bill with China.
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Britain becomes the first country to approve the vaccine, with plans for distribution to begin next week

The United Kingdom has approved the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, with plans for it to be made available across the country next week.
Tags: News, Britain, United Kingdom, Stories, Pfizer


California dive boat captain indicted on multiple counts of manslaughter

The captain of the Conception dive boat, which went up in flames off the coast of California last year leaving 34 people dead, was indicted on Tuesday on 34 counts of seaman's manslaughter, the US Attorney's Office in Los Angeles said Tuesday.
Tags: News, California, Office, US, Los Angeles, Stories


The attorney general's admission reflects the extent to which Trump has shattered Washington's guardrails

• Barr bashed in right-wing media after election fraud comments • Trump associates, including Giuliani, are asking for pardons
Tags: News, Washington, Stories, Giuliani, Trump


A young family faces financial ruin trying to protect their baby from Covid-19

Jessica Lusk and Dylan Garcia are under what they call "unbearable stress."
Tags: News, Stories, Jessica Lusk, Dylan Garcia


California dive boat captain indicted on multiple counts of manslaughter in connection with fire that left 34 dead

The captain of the Conception dive boat, which went up in flames off the coast of California last year leaving 34 people dead, was indicted on Tuesday on 34 counts of seaman's manslaughter, the US Attorney's Office in Los Angeles said Tuesday.
Tags: News, California, Office, US, Los Angeles, Stories


Barr bashed in right-wing media after election fraud comments

• Trump associates, including Giuliani, are asking for pardons • Analysis: Barr breaks with Trump's election fantasy
Tags: News, Stories, Giuliani, Trump, Barr


China has promised millions of coronavirus vaccines to countries globally. And it is ready to deliver them

Inside a gray warehouse at the Shenzhen International Airport in southern China, a row of white chambers sits in a cordoned-off corner, each fitted with a display screen showing the customized temperature inside.
Tags: News, China, Stories, Shenzhen International Airport


Analysis: Now we have proof that kids are paying the price of Covid

• CDC will decrease coronavirus quarantine time from 14 to 7-10 • Live updates: US sets record for Covid-19 hospitalizations • First shipments of Pfizer vaccine to be delivered December 15
Tags: News, Cdc, US, Stories


Analysis: Barr breaks with Trump's election fantasy

Attorney General William Barr just dealt the most credible blow to Donald Trump's lies about a stolen election, precisely because he previously often came across more as the President's personal lawyer than a neutral arbiter of justice.
Tags: News, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Barr, William Barr


Hispanic lawmakers urge Biden to pick Lujan Grisham for HHS

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus have sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden's transition team lobbying for New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to be nominated for the role of health and human services secretary.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Stories, New Mexico, Biden, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Lujan Grisham


Walmart scraps shipping minimum

Walmart is dropping its $35 minimum shipping threshold on online orders for its membership program Walmart+, a move that could make the offering more competitive with Amazon Prime.
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Walmart scraps shipping minimum in move to take on Amazon

Walmart is dropping its $35 minimum shipping threshold on online orders for its membership program Walmart+, a move that could make the offering more competitive with Amazon Prime.
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Infectious disease expert on new quarantine time: This is a smart move

The CDC will soon issue new guidelines decreasing coronavirus quarantine time from 14 to 7-10 days, two senior administration officials told CNN. CNN's Don Lemon discusses with infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm.
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Trump talks of 'another four years' during Christmas reception

President Donald Trump talked during a Christmas reception at the White House on Tuesday about spending four more years in office -- whether that starts in January 2021 or January 2025, according to a source familiar with his comments.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Donald Trump


Opinion: Barr has sounded the death knell on Trump's wild claims

If you're President Donald Trump, when Attorney General William Barr tells you it's over -- then it's over. Barr's statement to the Associated Press Tuesday that "to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election" should be a death-knell for Trump's effort to conjure a false narrative that the election was stolen from him.
Tags: News, Stories, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Trump, Barr, William Barr



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