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Matthew S. Schwartz

Fierce street fighting is being reported as Ukrainian troops defend the capital city. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urges citizens to stay inside, take cover and “stand firm.”
People who test positive need to isolate themselves for 5 days if they don’t show symptoms. The change reflects “what we know about the spread of the virus” and vaccine protection, the CDC chief says.
State AG Dana Nessel said her office is the “perfect agency” to conduct a full review of the shooting that killed four students. The investigation would focus on the events leading up to the tragedy.
As rescuers work against the threat of an approaching storm, officials continue to assess the damage after buildings throughout the island nation were flattened by the 7.2-magnitude quake.
Within days of President Biden signing the stimulus bill into law, many Americans have been delighted to see bank accounts showing $1,400 deposits already pending.
The nation prepares for an inauguration unlike any in the country’s history amid a massive effort to avoid a repeat of the U.S. Capitol attack.
They want to know what the intelligence community knew about the planned attack and why officials didn’t prepare more thoroughly.
Wednesday’s violent insurrection at the Capitol led to the deaths of five people. Some lawmakers and others worry that it was just the beginning.
Health care workers are bracing for a deadly January, and President-elect Joe Biden cautioned that “the next few weeks and months are going to be very tough.”
Rep. Louie Gohmert and other Republicans argue that the Constitution lets Vice President Pence reject Biden electors and count those for Trump. The judge says the plaintiffs have no standing to sue.
The U.K. was the first Western country to approve Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration could vote to approve the vaccine as early as Thursday.
More than 91,000 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus on Saturday — over 6,000 of them on ventilators. With the holiday season fast approaching, health experts fear the worst is yet to come.
Doctors say people who have had COVID-19 can test positive but no longer be contagious. Trump’s doctor said Trump is “no longer a transmission risk to others” but did not say if Trump tested negative.
A “national humiliation,” said a U.K. paper. “Cacophonique,” according to a French news channel. An Israeli news anchor tweeted “condolences to America,” saying, “It is hard to stoop lower than this.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling the House back to vote on blocking the U.S. Postal Service from making operational changes that threaten the timely delivery of mail-in ballots in November’s election.
President Trump signed four executive actions to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus pandemic. They amount to a stopgap measure after not reaching a deal with Congress.
Early indications are that Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky could face similar increases to those seen in the South, Dr. Anthony Fauci tells ABC’s Good Morning America. He urges states to be cautious.
Global deaths stood at over 499,000 on Sunday, while the pandemic’s grisly death toll continued to climb higher.