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Coronavirus updates: As variants spread, countries pursue new round of travel restrictions

The United States, Britain and New Zealand are moving to impose stricter border measures as highly infectious coronavirus variants continue to spread.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler pepper-sprayed a maskless man who accused him of disregarding coronavirus measures

The Democratic mayor told police that he feared the maskless man could infect him with the coronavirus, adding that he was also concerned for his personal safety.

An Idaho newspaper editor struggled to get Excel access for staff. After tweeting about it, she was fired.

The Idaho Statesman's union has demanded that Christina Lords, the paper's top editor, be rehired.

A UConn basketball fan drank hot sauce on Twitter as a goof. The stunt caught on, and is helping needy kids go to games.

“It was literally just a spur of the moment thing,” said Bryan Jackson about the hot sauce challenge. It was just weird enough to catch on.

Oregon Republican Party falsely calls U.S. Capitol riot a ‘false flag’ meant to ‘discredit President Trump’

In a resolution from the Oregon GOP, the party falsely claims that the entire Capitol riot was a “false flag” staged to undermine President Donald Trump and silence his supporters.

Tornado rips through Alabama, killing 1 and injuring at least 20

First responders are still searching for people buried in rubble, Fultondale Mayor Larry Holcomb said.

Wealthy couple chartered a plane to the Yukon, took vaccines doses meant for Indigenous elders, authorities said

"I can’t believe I’ve ever seen or heard of such a despicable, disgusting sense of entitlement and lack of a moral compass,” British Columbia Solicitor General Mike Farnworth said Monday, according to the Vancouver Sun.

Small protests in Tacoma, Wash., after police officer drives into crowd

Police said the incident occurred as they were responding to 911 calls about a crowd blocking an intersection to watch car enthusiasts perform automotive stunts in what is known as a “sideshow.” They said people were beating on the officer’s windows.

'Mass murder’ suspect arrested: Six shot dead, including pregnant woman, Indianapolis officials say

Indianapolis Police Chief Randal Taylor said the crime was the community's largest mass casualty shooting in more than a decade.

At least one hospitalized after Tacoma police officer, ‘fearing for his safety,’ drives car into crowd

As police began clearing an intersection after responding to a group that was “driving in a reckless manner,” some people began surrounding an officer’s vehicle and hitting the vehicle’s body and windows, according to a statement from the Tacoma Police Department.

Sarah Sanders announces run for Arkansas governor

The former White House press secretary, who endeared herself to Trump’s base while combatively — and sometimes misleadingly — sparring with the press, is seen by many as an early favorite in the race.

Deborah Birx said Trump was being given ‘parallel data’ on covid-19

Deborah Birx saw Trump presenting graphs she never made, the former White House coronavirus response coordinator said Sunday.

Paul O’Sullivan found people with his name on Facebook. Naturally, they formed a band.

To avoid confusion, the Paul O’Sullivans started using their geographic locations when referring to one another. Paul O’Sullivan from Baltimore became Baltimore Paul, and so on.
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Trump is threatening to form the Patriot Party. That name has already been used — by ‘hillbilly’ socialists.

The original Patriot Party was a group of socialist radicals who sought to stoke revolutionary fervor among poor and working-class White people, decking themselves out in Confederate flags while taking their political inspiration from the Black Panthers.
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