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Shoppers walk past a "Sale" sign outside a store at the Easton Town Center Mall in Columbus, Ohio, on Jan. 7. CREDIT: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Retail Spending Dips For 3rd Straight Month As Infections Surge

Even as people continue to splurge on shopping, they cut back on going out to eat and shop. Plus, the earlier-than-usual holiday shopping season meant online shopping as well sales of electronics and appliances dipped in December. Gas stations saw the biggest jump in spending last month, up 6.6%, as people traveled for holiday visits despite health warnings. Continue Reading Retail Spending Dips For 3rd Straight Month As Infections Surge

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Final vote tally from CSPAN to impeach president Trump

U.S. House Votes To Impeach Trump A 2nd Time, But Senate Trial Time Unknown

The House of Representatives is on track to impeach President Trump for the second time in 13 months — which would make him as the only president to receive the rebuke twice. This time, though, impeachment could be bipartisan. Republicans all opposed the House vote in December 2019, arguing that it was politically driven. But now some GOP lawmakers are joining Democrats in pointing the finger at the president for using rhetoric that helped spark a violent insurrection at the Capitol last Wednesday. Continue Reading U.S. House Votes To Impeach Trump A 2nd Time, But Senate Trial Time Unknown

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Nurse Salina Padilla prepares an infusion of a COVID-19 antibody treatment at Desert Valley Hospital in Victorville, Calif., in December. CREDIT: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Tracking Down Antibody Treatment Is A Challenge For COVID-19 Patients In Washington

Monoclonal antibody drugs are supposed to help people with mild to moderate COVID-19 avoid the hospital, but it can be a challenge to find out where the treatment is offered. NPR has heard from people across the country who have been frustrated by this. They include Shirley Wagoner, an 80-year-old who still hits the ski slopes and helps run the family plumbing business in Spokane Valley, Wash. Continue Reading Tracking Down Antibody Treatment Is A Challenge For COVID-19 Patients In Washington

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