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4 members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 in the wake of the Capitol insurrection

A unit of the DC National Guard outside the Capitol. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Four Democratic members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Capitol insurrection last Wednesday. Lawmakers were forced to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Several Republican representatives were caught on video refusing to wear masks. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey was the first lawmaker to announce a positive test on Monday, followed by Reps. Pramila Jayapal of Washing...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Science, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Massachusetts, Trends, Pennsylvania, House, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Republican, Illinois, Msnbc


Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been criminally charged with willful neglect in connection with the Flint water crisis, report says

The top of a water tower is seen at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, Michigan January 13, 2016, where residents coping with the city's crisis over lead-contaminated drinking water. Rebecca Cook/Reuters Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been criminally charged with willful neglect of duty in connection with the Flint water crisis, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.  Former Michigan health director Nick Lyons is another official also expected to face charges.  The Flint water cri...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Ap, New York Times, Michigan, Associated Press, Npr, Lyon, Reuters, Flint Michigan, Flint, Rick Snyder, Flint Water Crisis, Flint River, Snyder


Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other top officials will soon be criminally charged in connection with the Flint water crisis, report says

The top of a water tower is seen at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, Michigan January 13, 2016, where residents coping with the city's crisis over lead-contaminated drinking water. Rebecca Cook/Reuters Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other former top officials are expected to face criminal charges in connection with the Flint water crisis, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.  Former Michigan health director Nick Lyons is another official also expected to face charges.  The Flint...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Ap, Michigan, Associated Press, Lyon, Reuters, Flint Michigan, Flint, Rick Snyder, Flint Water Crisis, Flint River, Snyder, Rebecca Cook, Flint Water Plant


3 members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 after sheltering together during the Capitol insurrection

A unit of the DC National Guard provides a security presence at the US Capitol in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Three Democratic members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Capitol insurrection and riots on January 6.  Lawmakers were forced to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Several Republican representatives were caught on video refusing to wear masks.  Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey was the first lawmaker to announce a positive test on ...
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Trump administration appointee at HHS pushed a strategy of young, healthy people getting infected with COVID-19 to 'develop immunity and help stop the spread'

Jeffrey Basinger/Newsday via Getty Images Paul Alexander, a former top science advisor at the Department of Health and Human Services, pushed for a strategy of infecting as many young people as possible to reach "herd immunity" against COVID-19.  A number of Alexander's emails outlining the idea were recently obtained by the House of Representatives and first reported by Politico. Alexander left the agency in September.  "Infants, kids, teens, young people, young adults, middle aged with ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Politico, New York City, Trends, Getty Images, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Committee, Trump


2 former CDC officials say the Trump administration 'sidelined' science and hobbled the agency's COVID-19 response

Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Two former senior officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they experienced political interference and micromanagement from the Trump administration during the pandemic. Former CDC chief of staff Kyle McGowan and deputy chief of staff Amanda Campbell told The New York Times that constant meddling from the White House ultimately stifled the agency's COVID-19 response. "Everyone wants to describe the day that the ...
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'Potentially catastrophic': Sen. Chris Murphy sounds the alarm on the Trump administration not briefing the Biden team on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Chris Murphy. Zach Gibson/Getty Images The Trump administration told senators during a Thursday briefing that their vaccine team has not yet reached out to the Biden camp to begin coordination on vaccine rollout, Sen. Chris Murphy tweeted.  Murphy, who serves on the Senate's Health Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, called the lack of outreach 62 days before Inauguration Day "potentially catastrophic." Two companies, Pfizer and Moderna, have recently reported promising results from ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Supreme Court, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Connecticut, Commission, Food And Drug Administration, General Services Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Donald Trump, Clinton


Daylight-saving time ends on Sunday, November 1 — here's why we have it and why some countries and states have gotten rid of it

Sunset over the Arizona desert Shutterstock At 2 a.m. ET on November 1, Americans will "fall back" by moving their clocks an hour earlier for daylight-saving time.  The common wisdom about daylight-saving time is that it's about farming, but it's not. The history of daylight-saving time goes back to World War I, when it was thought to save energy.  Today, most of the US, with the exception of Hawaii, Arizona, and many US territories, recognizes daylight-saving time. Here's the full history...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, California, Germany, Time, US, West Virginia, Trends, Eu, European Union, History, Features, Britain, United States


Trump plans to hold an outdoor event at the White House over the weekend. He still hasn't released a negative COVID-19 test.

President Donald Trump upon his return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump plans to hold an outdoor event at the White House on Saturday with hundreds of people in attendance, even though he hasn't released a negative test for COVID-19, ABC News and The New York Times reported.  The outlets said Trump would address a crowd gathered on the White House lawn from one of the White House's balconies.  Trump also p...
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