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Covid-19 live updates: Scientists call for ‘proper investigation’ into virus origins
In a letter published in the latest edition of the journal Science, the researchers say the findings of a joint investigation by the World Health Organization and China released in March are not sufficiently conclusive.
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A Black softball player was forced to cut off her hair beads at a game: ‘I felt humiliated’
Nicole Pyles, a 16-year old Black student in North Carolina, says an umpire asked her to remove her hair beads if she wanted to keep playing softball.
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DeSantis says he will pardon Floridians charged with violating pandemic rules: ‘They’ve been treated poorly’
In an appearance on Fox News, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said he plans to pardon all residents who faced charges for violating pandemic health mandates.
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Pelosi keeps mask mandate on House floor despite CDC change, sparking GOP backlash: ‘It’s about control’
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined other Republicans in bashing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to keep a mask mandate on the House floor.
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Trial for 3 former officers charged in George Floyd’s murder delayed until March
A judge on Thursday delayed the planned August trial for the three former Minneapolis police officers accused of aiding and abetting Derek Chauvin in the death of Floyd, potentially allowing a federal civil rights case against all four to proceed first.
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Vaccinations of 12- to 15-year-olds underway in D.C. region
After CDC approval on Wednesday, local officials and some parents rush to get younger teens vaccinated.
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