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The internal report, which does not appear to have been shared widely with other agencies, was among the flags that experts say should have alerted officials to the risks.
A Trump-Pence sign stands illuminated outside a home near Aberdeen. (Kyle Grantham for The Post)
In Aberdeen, Md., the police chief’s son declared he had “stormed the Capitol,” prompting the same kind of reckoning underway in communities across the country. There was fear, fury, lies, conspiracy theories and, before long, a threat of more violence.
Assembled in the mob were self-described militias, white nationalists and sundry conspiracists and agitators. Some wore tactical vests and helmets adorned with far-right symbols and slogans.
Democrats are eager to punish President Trump for inciting the attack on the U.S. Capitol, but wary of a Senate trial dragging on too long and slowing President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda.
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The incoming president said he will use FEMA to build vaccine centers in schools and stadiums. He repeated a warning that the pandemic will worsen and that more Americans will die in coming months before the vaccine can be administered to enough people to turn the tide.
States were anticipating a windfall after federal officials said they would stop holding back second doses. But the policy had already changed, and no stockpile exists.
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The rapid spread of the variant first detected in the United Kingdom heightens the urgency of getting people vaccinated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
If U.S. deaths remained below 200,000, he said in March of last year, it would show his administration had “done a very good job.”
This week, New Jersey issued new covid-19 vaccination guidelines that now allow the state's roughly two million smokers to get a covid-19 vaccine.
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The Transportation Security Administration said Friday it is conducting risk assessments on hundreds of people ahead of possible violent protests in Washington.
Democrat Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. became the nation’s longest-serving state senate president, presiding for 33 years over his chamber in the General Assembly.
A U.S. military helicopter lands on a field outside the governor’s palace during a high-level visit in June 2019 in Maidan Shar, Afghanistan. (AFP/Getty Images)
The drawdown comes despite Congressional opposition to the move.
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With just days left in office, his administration scaled back standards for equipment Americans use to heat their homes, habitat for the northern spotted owl, and protections for conservation lands in California and Utah.
Sarah Matthews, deputy White House press secretary, listens during a news conference in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on July 8, 2020. (Bloomberg News)
The insurrection set off a wave of resignations and attempts at distancing among administration officials and advisers.
Democrats are plotting moving the package without GOP support, which would leave little room for error.
Defending deficit spending, the president-elect says his $1.9 trillion proposal is a down payment.
India is rolling out two locally made vaccines but only one has completed a Phase 3 trial. The aim is to immunize 300 million people by this summer.
Russia’s move leaves another foreign policy challenge for the incoming Biden administration.
British police officers open gates to let a vehicle enter as they maintain their usual level of security outside the Houses of Parliament on Thursday in London. (AP)
Metal detectors and other such security features are standard in many of the world’s government buildings.
The country has access to up to 414 million doses for a population of 38 million. The United States is vaccinating people three times as fast.
Meng Wanzhou wants to lose the private security guards who accompany her on daytime excursions, arguing that they put her at increased risk of the coronavirus.
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The government agreed not to release census population data used for congressional apportionment or redistricting until after Wednesday's inauguration.  
As part of its plan to reorganize in Texas, the National Rifle Association said it would declare bankruptcy, though the organization said it is at the strongest financial position in its history. The New York attorney general has sought to dissolve the organization for violating its nonprofit status.
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The vote at an Alabama warehouse, which has roughly 6,000 employees, sets the stage for one of the biggest U.S. labor battles in years.
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The group's goal is to help develop a secure copy of immunization records, which could be stored in the digital wallet feature on smartphones. The group is also plans to provide papers printed with QR codes that would allow people who don't have smartphones to still access a secure record and gain entry to places that might require such a certificate. 
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