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Suspect arrested after 2 dead, 2 wounded in series of stabbings on New York City subway line

The New York City police department said on Sunday that they have arrested a man in connection with a series of subway stabbing attacks that killed two people and injured two others. Rigoberto Lopez, 21, faces two charges of second-degree murder, two counts of attempted second-degree murder and a single count of first-degree murder, police said. ... [Read Full Story]

Biden administration announces acquisition of 200M additional vaccine doses

On Thursday, President Joe Biden said his administration has finalized a deal for 200 million additional COVID-19 vaccine doses. Biden said the acquisition will give the United States a total of 600 million doses, enough to inoculate 300 million people by the end of July. Biden also announced that federally run community health centers will begin receiving vaccine doses.... [Read Full Story]

President Biden announces executive order for new sanctions on those responsible for the military coup in Myanmar

President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday he had approved an executive order for new sanctions on those responsible for the military coup in Myanmar, repeating demands for the generals to give up power and free civilian leaders. Biden said the order enables his administration “to immediately sanction the military leaders who directed the coup, their business interests as well as close family members,” adding that Washington would identify the first round of targets this week, and was taking steps to prevent the generals in Myanmar — also known as Burma — having access to $1 billion in Myanmar government funds held in the United States.... [Read Full Story]

Suspet in custody after shooting at Minnesota clinic leaving one dead, five injured

One person was killed and many more injured and a suspect was taken into custody following a shooting at a health clinic in Minnesota on Tuesday morning. Buffalo Police Chief Pat Budke said during a press conference that Police received a call of shots fired at the Allina Health clinic in Buffalo, Minn., about 40 miles northwest of Minneapolis, before 11 a.m. where they found the victims and the suspect. Five people were taken to area hospitals, including three who were in critical but stable condition.... [Read Full Story]

Trump attorneys denounce the process as Senate leaders set rules for impeachment trial

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell have agreed to the rules for former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Trump’s legal team, however, slammed the process as an effort to silence a political opponent. Trump’s legal team also filed a brief on Monday, denying that Trump had a part in inciting the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, which occurred while Congress was certifying the Electoral College votes in favor of President Joe Biden... [Read Full Story]

House votes to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments over racist and extremist rhetoric

The House approved a resolution Thursday removing GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her assigned committees. The final vote tally was 230-199 and 11 with Republicans voting in support of the resolution. Greene, a vocal supporter of Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, has been condemned by Democrats and many Republicans for embracing numerous conspiracy theories in videos and social media activity before she took office this year.... [Read Full Story]

Virginia Senate backs bill to abolish the death penalty

On Wednesday, the Virginia Senate approved legislation to abolish the death penalty, bringing the state one step closer to becoming the 23rd state to do so. The upper chamber of the General Assembly voted 21-17 on the bill along party lines. The Virginia House of Delegates must still vote on the legislation — and the two chambers must agree on a matching bill — before it can be sent to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam for signature. ... [Read Full Story]

Former Ohio police officer indicted by grand jury in fatal shooting of Andre Hill

Prosecutors said on Wednesday that a former Ohio police officer has been indicted in the fatal shooting of a black man last month. Adam Coy, the white officer who served with the Columbus Police Department, was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury in the shooting death of Andre Hill, 47. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said Coy was indicted on charges of murder, felonious assault and dereliction of duty.... [Read Full Story]

Former Ohio police officer indicted by grand jury in fatal shooting of

Prosecutors said on Wednesday that a former Ohio police officer has been indicted in the fatal shooting of a black man last month. Adam Coy, the white officer who served with the Columbus Police Department, was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury in the shooting death of Andre Hill, 47. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said Coy was indicted on charges of murder, felonious assault and dereliction of duty.... [Read Full Story]

Boston and NY flights canceled and vaccine distribution halted as major Nor’easter hits East Coast

A major storm hit the mid-Atlantic coast and northeast with a snow accumulation of more than a foot in some areas on Monday, and is expected to intensify Tuesday overnight. The National Weather Service said that areas from the northern Mid-Atlantic to southern New England experienced heavy snow and increasingly strong winds together with increasing waves along the coast that were predicted to cause coastal flooding overnight during high tides. ... [Read Full Story]

SpaceX announces first mission with all-civilian crew

On Monday, SpaceX announced plans for the first all-civilian mission to space in late 2021.  The mission will be a days long orbit of the Earth, to be led by finance company executive and pilot Jared Isaacman. Isaacman has purchased a four-person mission in the SpaceX Dragon capsule Resilience to launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida. He expects a mission duration ranging from two to four days. Isaacman pledged to donate $100 million to Memphis-based St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in connection with the space flight. Isaacman also promised to hold a raffle for one of the four seats on the Dragon mission — to prompt efforts to raise $200 million for the hospital.... [Read Full Story]

First cases in the U.S. of South African COVID-19 variant reported in South Carolina

Health officials in South Carolina announced Thursday that they have identified two cases of a COVID-19 variant that emerged recently in South Africa. The two cases are the first found of the mutated virus in the United States. According to South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control, federal officials identified the B.1.351 variant in adults from the state’s Lowcountry and Pee Dee regions. The patients have not traveled internationally and did not know each other.... [Read Full Story]

Biden administration puts freeze on foreign arms sales to United Arab Emirates

The White House has temporarily put a freeze on arms deals negotiated under the Trump administration with several Middle Eastern nations, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The State Department has not confirmed which countries will see arms deal freezes, but a report by the Wall Street Journal Wednesday said that Saudi Arabia and the UAE are expected to be among the nations affected.... [Read Full Story]

Federal judge temporarily blocks Biden’s 100-day deportation ban

On Tuesday, a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked President Joe Biden’s 100-day pause on deportations. Federal Judge Drew Tipton granted a temporary restraining order in response to a lawsuit by state Attorney General Ken Paxton, which in part cited an agreement between Texas and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that required the agency to consult the state before instituting policy changes.... [Read Full Story]

President Biden signs executive order to lift Trump administration military transgender ban

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Monday to lift a ban issued by President Donald Trump that prevented transgender persons from serving openly in the U.S. armed forces. The Trump administration ordered that all military members must follow standards associated with their birth gender and prohibited those who have received transitional therapies from joining the military.... [Read Full Story]