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About 5,200 Guard troops are on duty in Washington now, staffing a security perimeter around the Capitol that includes miles of fencing around one of the major symbols of American democracy. It was installed after the insurrection, launched by supporters of President Donald Trump after a “Stop the Steal” rally in support of his false …

Greene, who represents Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, frequently posted far-right extremist and debunked conspiracy theories on her page, including the baseless QAnon conspiracy which casts former President Donald Trump in an imagined battle against a sinister cabal of Democrats and celebrities who abuse children. In one post, from January 2019, Greene liked a comment that …

“Early protection against covid-19 may occur from about 12 days after dose one,” said Naor Bar-Zeev, an infectious diseases physician and epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. People “should not really consider themselves protected really until after a week or two following dose two.” Even though the vaccines may protect people from …

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer put out a statement Thursday denouncing the “insurrection” at the Capitol “incited by the President,” and saying, “This President should not hold office one day longer.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined the call later Thursday at a news conference. “I join the Senate Democratic leader in calling on the Vice …

Washington —Vice President Mike Pence announced just after 3:40 a.m. Thursday that President-elect Joe Biden had won the presidency after Congress completed the counting of the Electoral College votes. What was largely seen as a perfunctory last step before Mr. Biden’s inauguration had turned into a day of chaos after an angry mob of rioters …

Shortly after 1 p.m. ET Wednesday hundreds of pro-Trump protesters pushed through barriers set up along the perimeter of the Capitol, where they tussled with officers in full riot gear, some calling the officers “traitors” for doing their jobs. About 90 minutes later, police said demonstrators got into the building and the doors to the …

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday extended pandemic-related bans on green cards and work visas to large groups of applicants through March 31, while a federal appeals court sided with him on a rule that requires new immigrants to have their own health insurance. The twin developments on the final day of …

President Trump on Dec. 22 called on Congress to amend the coronavirus relief bill to increase direct payments to individuals and other “wasteful items.” (Donald J. Trump via Twitter) “I am also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation, and to send me a suitable bill, or …

The craft-beer industry appears to have dodged a doubling of federal excise taxes thanks to a provision in Congress’ long-awaited COVID-19 relief bill. Buried within the almost-5,600-page bill is a permanent extension of the fermenters tax break, which applies to breweries, wineries and distillers. Both chambers of Congress voted to approve the $900 billion bill …

“This second stimulus package comes as welcomed relief to many struggling Alabamans. Over 2.5 million of our citizens will soon be receiving direct assistance payments of $600 per person and also for every child. Disbursement of these funds are expected to begin as early as next week. In addition, individuals receiving unemployment benefits can expect …