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MacKenzie Scott Has Donated More Than $4 Billion In Last 4 Months

| "This pandemic has been a wrecking ball in the lives of Americans already struggling," Scott wrote, announcing gifts to organizations in all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Russian Agents Trailed Opposition Leader Navalny Before Poisoning, Report Finds

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An investigation by Bellingcat, an Internet research organization, and other media outlets, revealed that for years, Russian agents secretly followed Alexei Navalny.

Census Estimates U.S. Population As High As 336 Million Ahead Of Actual Count

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The Census Bureau has yet to release the 2020 census results, which are undergoing quality checks. Based on government records, it estimates the population has grown by as much as 8.7% since 2010.

Support For Scottish Independence Is Growing, Partly Due To U.K.'s COVID-19 Response

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Recent polls show consistent support among Scots for leaving Great Britain. Many in Scotland think Prime Minister Boris Johnson is poorly suited to handle the pandemic and trust Scottish leaders more.

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Pastor Of Black Church Defaced In Protests: 'An Assault On Our Historical Resolve'

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Black Lives Matters signs from two historic Black churches were destroyed. William Lamar IV says his congregation will keep its "desire to make this nation what it claims to be, but never has been."

Millions More COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Are On The Way, U.S. Officials Say

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"Our war against the virus is not over yet, but this week we're taking a major step toward our eventual victory," Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said.

UPS Executive: Vaccine Shipments Will Reach Distribution Centers Monday Morning

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Wes Wheeler, president of UPS Healthcare, told NPR Sunday that the first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines is on its way to sites in all 50 states, complete with dry ice and Bluetooth technology.

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Alabama Vows To 'Fervently Defend' Justice Department Lawsuit Over Prison Conditions

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State officials say they were blindsided this week by a Justice Department lawsuit alleging brutal and unconstitutional conditions in the state's prison system.

House Oversight Committee Chair: Testimony Points To Political Interference At CDC

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Rep. James Clyburn says the Trump Administration may have deliberately tried to "conceal and destroy evidence that senior political appointees interfered" with the CDC's coronavirus response.