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The "For the People Act" would dramatically overhaul the U.S. voting system and seek to limit the amount of dark money in politics.
U.S. Catholic bishops say the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines did not use abortion-derived fetal cell lines, but that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is acceptable, if it's the only available option.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo apologized for making people feel uncomfortable, but said he would not resign and urged people to wait for the attorney general's investigation before forming opinions.
Moderate Democrats have demanded that the $1,400 stimulus checks be targeted at low- and moderate-income people. The change, if adopted, means the House will need to vote again on the package.
Officials said Wednesday that a coalition of health insurance providers will team up as part of a new "Vaccine Community Connectors" pilot program.
The U.S. Capitol Police says it is aware of and preparing for a threat by an unidentified militia group to breach the Capitol complex on Thursday.
During a presidential trip, the report says, the former White House physician made inappropriate comments about a female subordinate, then got drunk and banged on her door in the middle of the night.
Seven years after the kidnapping of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls, a new book shares insights into their survival strategies — and looks at the mixed blessing of the 'Bring Back Our Girls" campaign.
Dutch police say the explosion went off outside of a coronavirus test center several miles north of Amsterdam. There were no injuries from the blast.
German investigators can now cultivate informants, tap phone calls and read emails as part of its inquiry. The Alternative for Germany party says the move is politically motivated.
Maj. Gen. William Walker said the Department of Defense took three hours to approve deploying the National Guard to the Capitol on Jan. 6 after a "frantic" request from Capitol Police.
A 15-minute call with J&J executives on a Sunday afternoon stretched into a 75-minute turning point. "We have to take bold action and overwhelm this," a senior official said.
Trump and his allies' false claims about Dominion Voting Systems are leading elected officials in one Ohio county to slow down an effort to procure new voting equipment.
Democrats and Republicans can agree to very little about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, including how to investigate it. The fallout is impacting the ability to work across party lines.
U.S. factories are thriving thanks to unexpected strong demand for all kinds of goods, but that is also leading to unexpected headaches.
As experts compile last year's data for gun buying and shooting, the debate grows over whether the two are connected.
Directed by Amy Poehler, the new Netflix film longs to stretch beyond its limits to be an inclusive look at feminism in teenagers, but its story works best when it keeps its ambitions modest.
The face of the U.S. government's pandemic response donated his personal model of the SARS-CoV-2 virion to the Smithsonian Institution for a future exhibit.
Scientists are spotting new coronavirus variants almost on a daily basis. So far public health experts are still most worried about three important ones.
The Senate Rules and Homeland Security committees will hear from top military officials on their role in the insurrection. This, as a House panel weighs new Capitol security spending.
The water outages in Jackson, Miss., began Feb. 15 as a winter storm swept across the state. An untold number of residents are still without clean water weeks later.
Residents will be able to enjoy many indoor and outdoor activities for the first time in months, including dining, movie theaters, amusement parks and recreational sports.
There were no blog entries published on this date.
COVID-19 AMA: President Biden Says US To Have Enough Vaccine Doses For American Adults By End Of May| March 03 2021, 9:44 AM
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.
It’s Been A Year Since The Pandemic Reached The US, But Violence And Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans Are Still Prevalent| March 03 2021, 9:42 AM
Early in the pandemic in Los Angeles, an elderly Korean woman who'd been verbally harassed and pelted with rocks in Koreatown went to her local police station to report the incident in her limited English.
The beating of Rodney King by police officers took place 30 years ago on this day, March 3, 1991.
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic (a year ago, sigh), some wondered whether a baby boom would be inevitable. But research is now showing that it may be a baby bust instead of a boom.
LA journalists Jimmy Recinos and Samanta Helou Hernandez are hosting a new Zoom event series on East Hollywood, covering topics including gentrification, redlining and housing.
Thousands Of Doctors In America Can’t Get Into Residency Programs. What Will It Mean For America’s Physician Shortage?| March 03 2021, 9:03 AM
In recent years, medical schools have been producing more doctors, but hospital residency programs— a crucial step doctors must take to become fully licensed in the states— can’t keep up.