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At-Home COVID Testing Is Growing. Can It Help Turn The Tide On The Pandemic?

If you’ve ever waited in a long line to receive a test for the coronavirus, or tried to get one and couldn’t, or waited a week to get the results, you may have wondered why it’s not easier and more convenient. In recent weeks, the Food and Drug Administration began approving over-the-counter COVID-19 tests for Americans to use at home, part of a wave of new options that could play a role in catching infections that might otherwise go undetected. Continue Reading At-Home COVID Testing Is Growing. Can It Help Turn The Tide On The Pandemic?

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The National Rifle Association's annual meeting in 2019 in Indiana. The NRA filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Friday, saying it aims to reincorporate as a nonprofit in Texas and leave New York, where the state has filed a fraud suit against it. Michael Conroy/AP

NRA Files For Bankruptcy Amid Fraud Suit In New York

The National Rifle Association filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Texas on Friday as its current home, New York, pursues a fraud case against the organization. The NRA was founded in New York in 1871 and has since presented itself as a defender of Second Amendment rights. The NRA attributes the move to Texas to a “corrupt political and regulatory environment” in New York. Continue Reading NRA Files For Bankruptcy Amid Fraud Suit In New York

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People line up on Thursday for the first day of Clark County's pilot COVID-19 vaccination program at Cashman Center in Las Vegas. CREDIT: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

COVID-19 Supply Deal Lets Vaccine Maker Earmark Doses For Employees And Their Families

Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s push to make a COVID-19 vaccine available in record time, added $628 million to a federal contract with Emergent BioSolutions, a Maryland-based contract manufacturer, “to advance manufacturing capabilities and capacity for a potential COVID-19 vaccine as well as therapeutics,” the Department of Health and Human Services announced in June. Continue Reading COVID-19 Supply Deal Lets Vaccine Maker Earmark Doses For Employees And Their Families

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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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