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US Models Suggest Omicron Wave May Kill Up to 300,000 People

New models suggest that the milder but more infectious omicron variant will cause 50,000 to 300,000 deaths in the United States before March. Although many studies show that Omicron causes less severe disease than past variants of Covid, the sheer...

US Inflation Rises 7% Over the Course of 2021

Inflation rose 7% over the course of 2021 in the United States, the largest increase since 1982. The United States Labor Department released a survey of the country's consumer price index on Wednesday, finding that the cost of goods...

US Covid-19 Hospitalizations Reach New Record

The United States reported a new record high for Covid-19 hospitalizations on Tuesday. Data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showed that the seven-day average of hospitalizations in the U.S. reached 140,576, the highest since the...

Biden to Address Significance of January 6 Capitol Riots

President Joe Biden will address the historical significance of the January 6, 2021 insurrection, also known as the Capitol Riot, on Thursday. The Capitol Riot occurred last year when supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the nation's Capitol...

Andrew Cuomo Won’t Be Prosecuted in Sexual Misconduct Case

Former Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York had his sexual misconduct case dropped by the Albany County district attorney on Tuesday. Cuomo will not face prosecution in the criminal case built on allegations by a former aide that he...

Biden Addresses Shortcomings of Covid-19 Testing As Cases Soar

President Joe Biden and his administration have been working to address the universal need for more Covid-19 testing, pledging to make more at-home rapid test kits available-- but they are finding that Omicron is more challenging than they had...

US Reaches Record High for Daily Covid-19 Cases

The United States reached a record high of daily Covid-19 cases on Wednesday. The country recorded a seven-day average of over 282,000 cases as the Omicron variant has begun to dominate in all 50 states. Johns Hopkins University's Covid-19 database...

Footage Shows Tragic Police Shooting of 14 Year Old Girl in LA

The Los Angeles Police Department released on Monday body camera footage of a police shooting that led to the death of 14-year-old Valentina Orellana-Peralta. The LAPD had entered a Burlington Coat Factory in North Hollywood in search of a 24-year-old...

U.S. Shortens Covid-19 Isolation Time Amidst Omicron Surge

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially shortened the amount of time those who have tested positive with Covid-19 must isolate themselves. Federal health officials announced on Monday that their new recommendation is to isolate for five days...

Viriginia Workers Find 19th Century Time Capsule at Robert E. Lee Statue

Workers at the former site of a Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond, Virginia, discovered a time capsule from the 19th century last week. Experts had long suspected that a time capsule was hidden somewhere in the site, but only...