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While the details of Biden's speech are being kept tightly under wraps, his inaugural team said the address will lay out his vision to "defeat the pandemic, build back better, and unify and heal the nation."
Officials launched a probe into Burr's business dealings after the senator warned a group of constituents in February to prepare for the coronavirus then sold off $1.7 million in stocks.
Maine says it received vaccines with "the thermometer on the outside of the boxes ... [showing] that at some point the required minimum temperature had been exceeded."
Steven Brandenburg, the Wisconsin pharmacist who admitted to removing some 570 doses of the Moderna vaccine from cold storage last month, has been charged with attempted criminal damage to property.
The vaccine is now being used in Brazil, Indonesia and Turkey for starters. But there are conflicting reports about its degree of effectiveness.
"I believe this genocide is ongoing," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a forceful statement issued on his last full day representing the U.S. to the world.
Air quality limits on cremations are temporarily suspended in Los Angeles because of increased demand due to COVID-19. Officials say the death rate is now more than double that of pre-pandemic years.
The Senate majority leader's remarks are his strongest against the president since the Jan. 6 riot.
"We are hopeful for change and that we start building more bridges instead of walls," says Ronald Rael, one of the designers of the project.
At her confirmation hearing Tuesday, Treasury Secretary-designate Janet Yellen warned that without more federal help, the recession would last longer and be more painful than necessary.
"Humility and confidence should be the flip sides of America's leadership coin," Blinken will testify at his Senate confirmation hearing, vowing to work for the "greater good."
Dr. Rachel Levine is currently the secretary of health in Pennsylvania, where she leads the state's fight against COVID-19.
Eight alleged members of extremist groups were charged in the past week in connection with the Jan. 6 siege at the U.S. Capitol.
At 22 years old, the Los Angeles native will become the youngest poet in recent memory to deliver a poem at a presidential inauguration.
By a 60%-to-27% margin, Americans said they thought Trump would go down as either one of the worst presidents in history or below average. President-elect Joe Biden is viewed more positively.
Documentarian Ken Burns believed there were three major crises in the nation's past: The Civil War, the Depression and World War II. Now, he says, we are living through the fourth.
The Senate returns for the first time since the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Five committees will question nominees to lead Defense, State, Homeland Security, Treasury and the top Intelligence post.
Black vaccine hesitancy goes back to history of distrust of medicine, say doctors and researchers. To help, it's important to empower people with knowledge to make their own choices.
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The LA Report
President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status, a massive reversal from the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies.
Most of us tell white lies in social situations, whether to make someone else feel comfortable or to present ourselves in a more positive light.
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, infectious disease specialist and professor of medicine at the UCSF Medical Center.
New Report Calls for Reforms of Gang-Like Behavior Among LA Deputy Subgroups Within Sheriff’s Department| January 19 2021, 9:19 AM
A new report from Loyola Law School details the last 50 years of deputy policing in Los Angeles and calls for more community collaboration and increased transparency from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.