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Trial set to start on charges that actor faked racist attack
Jussie Smollett stands accused of staging a hate crime against himself in Chicago.
Mississippi governor draws lines on individual choice
Tate Reeves discussed abortion and vaccine mandates with “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd.
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Michael Cohen says Trump is ‘grifting’ off the American people
The former attorney for Donald Trump also said he’s convinced the former president won’t run again.
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POLITICO Playbook: ’Tis the season of sizing up promises
And the world scrambles on the Omicron variant.
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Omicron variant will 'inevitably' reach the U.S., Fauci says
NIAID Director Anthony Fauci said cases of the Omicron variant have not been detected yet in the U.S., but that “inevitably, it will be here.”
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Omicron raises concerns about global vaccine equity and hesitancy
African Union officials have complained about the lack of vaccines since the U.S., U.K. and EU pre-purchased the bulk of available supplies at the end of 2020.
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Fauci: ’I’m going to be saving lives and they're going to be lying’
Anthony Fauci said claims he lied about certain research funding in the Wuhan lab smacked of contempt for science.
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Too early to know answers on Omicron variant, NIH director says
Francis Collins said there are many unknowns at this point.
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Vaccine squabble tests global trade ties as WTO meeting postponed
The new leader of the World Trade Organization is trying to find a compromise on vaccine patents to help global efforts to combat coronavirus.
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The Missouri auctioneer bidding it all for Trump's backing
Rep. Billy Long's been ride-or-die for the ex-president who can put him over the top in the Senate GOP primary. But he's got colorful competition.
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What ‘Succession’ Gets That AOC Doesn’t
Americans don’t want to hate the rich. We want to feel sorry for them.
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Trump’s Senate picks stumble out of the gate
The former president’s endorsement doesn’t guarantee a glide path to the GOP nomination.
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No one seems to like the Lincoln Project anymore
Once the belle of the resistance ball, the group now has a growing list of detractors. They say they’re still committed to the fight.
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South African scientists brace for wave propelled by omicron
The omicron variant has sent South Africa from a period of low transmission to rapid growth of new confirmed cases.
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Maximum fissures: Iran nuclear deal talks head toward oblivion
Expectations are low as talks resume following a lengthy hiatus and an Iranian election.
New Covid variant triggers urgent moment for Biden health team
There is plenty still unknown about Omicron, but the variant already has the potential to upend the global pandemic response and undo progress that's been made containing Covid-19.
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POLITICO Playbook: MTG plays cat and mouse with McCarthy
And the deadly new coronavirus variant spreading rapidly in southern Africa now has a name.
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The overlooked public health issue that could make or break Biden’s new drug regulator
Robert Califf, who President Joe Biden nominated this month to lead the agency, is being looked to by forces from all sides as someone who can reboot the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products.
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How ‘Climate Migrants’ Are Roiling American Politics
Refugees fleeing weather-related disasters are changing the political equation in Florida, Virginia, California, Idaho and beyond.
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World races to contain new Covid threat, the omicron variant
A World Health Organization panel named the variant “omicron” and classified it as a highly transmissible virus of concern, the same category of the delta variant.
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Opinion | How Race Might Have Swayed the Jury in the Ahmaud Arbery Case
Highlighting racial bias, as the prosecutor did subtly, can lead to fairer outcomes.
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