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As new, more This illustration shows a woman wearing two facemasks, a cloth mask over a surgical mask, in Arlington, Virginia, on February 8, 2021. - As new, more transmissible variants of the coronavirus spread, experts say it's time to consider using a medical-grade respirator, or wearing a surgical and cloth mask together. Scientists have agreed for some time the main way the virus is spread is through the air, rather than surfaces, and there's growing evidence that small droplets from ordinary breathing and speech that can travel many meters (yards) are a common mode of transmission. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)transmissible variants of the coronavirus spread, the CDC says wearing a cloth mask over a surgical mask offers increased protection against the virus. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

CDC Says Double-Masking Offers More Protection Against COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new research on Wednesday that found wearing a cloth mask over a surgical mask offers more protection against the coronavirus, as does tying knots on the ear loops of surgical masks. Those findings prompted new guidance on how to improve mask fit at a time of concern over fast-spreading variants of the virus. Continue Reading CDC Says Double-Masking Offers More Protection Against COVID-19

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Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna

NTSB Says Pilot Had ‘Spatial Disorientation’ In Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the probable cause of the crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and six other passengers last year was the pilot’s decision to continue flight under adverse weather conditions. The result, they said, was the pilot’s “spatial disorientation” and loss of control. Continue Reading NTSB Says Pilot Had ‘Spatial Disorientation’ In Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash

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Workers and patients at a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site near downtown Seattle in January. "The vast majority who are coming in do appear to be meeting the eligibility criteria," says Dr. Jeff Duchin, King County's public health officer. Grant Hindsley/AFP via Getty Images

Washington State’s Vaccine Rollout Highlights Difficulty Of Enforcing Eligibility And Line-Jumping

The Washington state Department of Health told us they aren’t keeping track of who’s eligible and who’s not among those vaccinated, but anecdotal evidence suggests ineligible people are getting vaccines at many clinics across the state. This happens because each provider must come up with its own process for checking eligibility, and most rely on the honor system. Continue Reading Washington State’s Vaccine Rollout Highlights Difficulty Of Enforcing Eligibility And Line-Jumping

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Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump - Senate floor - February 9, 2021

Impeachment Trial Day 1: Six Republicans Join Democrats In Saying It’s Constitutional

The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump will move forward after the Senate voted Tuesday that the trial of a former president is constitutional. Trump was impeached by the House for inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The Senate Tuesday vote was 56-44, with six Republicans joining all 50 Democrats. Continue Reading Impeachment Trial Day 1: Six Republicans Join Democrats In Saying It’s Constitutional

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Lead impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., is expected to argue that the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is constitutional, even if Trump is no longer in office. CREDIT: Senate Television via/AP

Trump’s 2nd Impeachment Trial Starts With Debate On Constitutionality

The Senate trial of former President Donald Trump for one article of impeachment — incitement of the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6 — starts Tuesday with a debate over whether the Constitution allows for prosecution of a president once he leaves office. The debate comes about a year after the Senate acquitted then-President Trump on two counts of abuse of power and obstruction. Continue Reading Trump’s 2nd Impeachment Trial Starts With Debate On Constitutionality

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Occupy Wall Street march in 2012

‘The Game Is Rigged’: How Fury Over The Great Recession Fueled The Reddit Trade

WallStreetBets started as an investment forum — and its moderators continue to insist it is just that as the group has now grown to boast nearly 9 million members. But interviews with some of its members and an examination of its threads also show something else — that it’s morphed into a movement of sorts, riding a giant wave of unresolved anger from the Great Recession. Continue Reading ‘The Game Is Rigged’: How Fury Over The Great Recession Fueled The Reddit Trade

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House impeachment managers, led by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., seen leaving the Senate floor after delivering the article of impeachment on Capitol Hill on Jan. 25. They will deliver the case against former President Trump starting Tuesday, Feb. 9. CREDIT: Melina Mara-Pool/Getty Images

Trump’s 2nd Impeachment Trial Begins. Here’s What You Need To Know

President Trump made history when he became the first president to be impeached twice by the House of Representatives. Roughly a year ago, the Senate acquitted Trump on two articles — abuse of power and obstruction. This time he faces one article approved by the House arguing he incited an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the day that Congress was required by the Constitution to count and certify the electoral votes in the 2020 election. Continue Reading Trump’s 2nd Impeachment Trial Begins. Here’s What You Need To Know

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Tribal canoeists on the Memorial Bridge in Lewiston, Idaho, on the Clearwater River just before the confluence with the Snake River. The group joined the larger Free the Snake "flotilla" demonstration, Sept. 7-8, 2018. CREDIT: MIKE BEISER

Idaho Congressman Proposes $33.5 Billion Plan For Breaching Snake River Dams In Washington

A $33.5 billion stimulus package would breach the four dams by 2031. Much of the funding would go toward solutions for what would be lost, including hydropower, less access to irrigation, grain transportation and economic development for Lewiston and the Tri-Cities. Continue Reading Idaho Congressman Proposes $33.5 Billion Plan For Breaching Snake River Dams In Washington

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