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Covid-19 live updates: U.S. coronavirus cases approach 50 million

The omicron variant of the virus, which is possibly more contagious than the widespread delta variant, had been found in 19 U.S. states as of Monday.

Hawaii governor declares state of emergency as heavy rains bring ‘danger of a disaster’

Under the state of emergency, authorities can take action to save lives, including by ordering mandatory evacuations and shutting off power lines.

A man planted bombs hours after a Black Lives Matter protest in Pittsburgh. He was sentenced to probation.

Prosecutors had asked that Matthew Michanowicz receive at least 2 1/2 years in prison.

In new podcast interview, Kyle Rittenhouse says traveling to Kenosha was ‘not the best idea’

In an interview on the right-wing podcast “You Are Here," Kyle Rittenhouse pushed back on assertions that he was a "hero."

Yes, millennials are delaying pregnancy, but this Gen Xer just delivered her first child at 50.

"Having her in our lives is really quite the miracle,” Susie Troxler said about her infant.
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What teens think about White privilege, discrimination and how their generation will treat people when they grow up

A poll shows that White, Hispanic, Black and Asian teenagers have sharply different expectations for whether their race or ethnicity will hurt their ability to get ahead in life.

A man was executed for killing his wife. Before he died, he confessed to killing his sister-in-law, too.

Two days after David Neal Cox's execution in Mississippi, his attorneys gave local authorities a letter in which they say he confessed to killing his sister-in-law in 2007 and detailed where he buried her.

Police question artist linked to building where parents of Michigan shooting suspect hid

Police apprehended the Crumbleys early Saturday after a brief manhunt involving numerous law enforcement agencies.

NYC expands vaccine mandate to private employers

Tighter rules for international travelers' entry into the United States went into effect Monday.

Justice Dept. sues Texas over redistricting, citing discrimination against Latinos

Latinos fueled growth in Texas that added two congressional seats. The lawsuit says those districts favor non-Latino Whites.

Minneapolis police chief who oversaw department through the turmoil of George Floyd’s murder to retire

Chief Medaria Arradondo said Monday he will retire next month, another blow to a department still in crisis after the killing of George Floyd by one of his officers.

Fred Hiatt, Washington Post editorial page editor, dies at 66

A onetime foreign correspondent, Mr. Hiatt greatly expanded The Post's opinions department and wrote spirited columns and editorials on politics, foreign affairs and other matters.

A smell sickened L.A. County residents for months. Officials say a fire that torched wellness products is to blame.

Investigators say a warehouse fire sent chemicals into a Los Angeles County channel, causing noxious gas to sicken residents.

A Black couple says an appraiser lowballed them. So, they ‘whitewashed’ their home and say the value shot up.

After the couple "whitewashed" their home, the appraised value jumped nearly 50 percent, a new federal lawsuit claims.

Sheriff’s office slammed for post of Santa getting concealed handgun permit: ‘What is your message to children?’

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office in Colorado apologized after tweeting an image of Santa getting a concealed handgun permit, just days after four students were killed in a school shooting in Michigan.
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