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Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines testifies during a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing about worldwide threats on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 13:52

The top U.S. intelligence officials detailed concerns to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, with many questions raised about cyberthreats and espionage targeting U.S. technology.

Falun Gong supporters marched from Capitol Hill to the Washington Monument in July 2015 in Washington, D.C.
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 13:09

The Trump administration and a Democratic activist fought to win millions in federal funds for anti-censorship software tied to Falun Gong. That saga is now at the center of a criminal investigation.

Dr. Anike Baptiste receives a dose of J&J from nurse Mokgadi Malebye at a Pretoria hospital last February. South Africa is one of the countries that announced a pause on the J&J vaccine while more research is done into potential blood clots that occurred in younger women after getting the vaccine.
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 11:58

Soon after U.S. regulators paused the use of the J&J single-dose vaccine, health authorities in many European countries and in South Africa announced that they were also putting it on hold.

Tufts University became the first major university to strip the Sackler name from its buildings in 2019.
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 11:01

Empire of Pain author Patrick Radden Keefe says the Sackler family has "thrown a lot of energy" into trying to thwart his reporting about the family's involvement in the opioid crisis.

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 09:51

Bernie Madoff, who carried out one of the most notorious Ponzi schemes in history, has died while serving his prison sentence in North Carolina. He bilked thousands of investors out of their savings.

Dr. David Fowler testifies  Wednesday in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin is on trial for charges of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 09:49

Dr. David Fowler disputed the conclusion by the Hennepin County medical examiner that "homicide" was the manner of George Floyd's death. The defense witness said the manner was "undetermined."

President Biden speaks from the Treaty Room in the White House on Wednesday to announce the withdrawal of the remainder of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 09:13

The president said he will move to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years of an active U.S. military presence in the country.

Bernard Madoff, shown here in 2009, died Wednesday in a federal prison facility in North Carolina.
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 09:08

Madoff died Wednesday in a North Carolina federal prison, where he was serving a 150-year sentence. He defrauded thousands of investors out of tens of billions of dollars over nearly two decades.

A Planned Parenthood of Utah facility in Salt Lake City. The Biden administration is moving to reverse a Trump-era family planning policy that critics describe as a domestic "gag rule" for reproductive healthcare providers.
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 08:09

The Trump administration tried to "defund" Planned Parenthood and other groups through changes to the Title X family planning program. The Biden administration is proposing reversing those rules.

Democratic Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is the lead sponsor of H.R. 40, a bill that would establish a commission to study reparations for slavery.
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 06:00

The bill would create a commission that would study the effects of slavery and racial discrimination, hold hearings and recommend "appropriate remedies" to Congress.

The FBI has released a substantial amount of information, including surveillance video, about the unidentified bomb-maker.
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 05:28

More than 400 people are charged in the Jan. 6 riot, but one suspect remains elusive to law enforcement: the person who left bombs near the Democratic and Republican national committee headquarters.

Kristen Clarke delivers remarks after being nominated to be civil rights division assistant attorney general by then-President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 7. Her confirmation hearing is on Wednesday.
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 04:42

Clarke is facing the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. If confirmed she would be the first woman and first woman of color in the job.

Syphilis cases in California have contributed to soaring national caseloads of sexually transmitted diseases. Experts point to the advent of dating apps, less condom use and an increase in meth.
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 04:42

Syphilis cases in California have contributed to soaring national caseloads of sexually transmitted diseases. Experts point to the advent of dating apps, decreased condom use and an increase in meth.

Earth's atmosphere photographed from the International Space Station. Greenhouse gases have accumulated rapidly and are trapping extra heat in the atmosphere. It will take decades for the gases to break down naturally or be reabsorbed on Earth's surface.
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 04:15

The U.S. plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions dramatically in the next decade. Scientists say it's crucial that the U.S. succeed. Still, many of the positive effects won't arrive for decades.

A detailed review of the Jan. 6 insurrection by the U.S. Capitol Police's inspector general is set for discussion at a House hearing on Thursday.
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 22:42

The watchdog review also found that some advance intelligence offered a "more alarming" warning ahead of the day's events.

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