SD governor gave Trump bust with face on Mount…

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she gave former president Donald Trump a $1,100 bust depicting the president on Mount Rushmore last year because she knew it was something he wanted to receive

McConnell Wants a Deal on Filibusters

Republicans and Democrats are negotiating how to split control of the Senate for the next two years, and there's one custom that Mitch McConnell wants to protect: the filibuster. His rivals aren't buying it, the Hill reports. "We're not going to give him what he wishes," said Sen. Dick Durbin....

Rescuing dry skin during the winter

Cold temperatures are a major factor in dry, cracked skin during the winter, but there are ways you can keep your skin hydrated.

SC abortion limits bill with no rape exception…

A bill to ban nearly all abortions in South Carolina without exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest is heading to a debate on the Senate floor

Facebook's Trump Suspension Goes to Oversight…

Facebook has defended its decision, made after the attack on the US Capitol, to not allow former President Trump on its platforms indefinitely. "We believe our decision was necessary and right," a Facebook blog post said. But the company has sent the issue to its new Oversight Board for a...

Fauci: 'Liberating' to work with new team on virus

Dr. Anthony Fauci was back in the White House briefing room to talk about the Biden administration's COVID plans. Fauci said the new administration will “be completely open and honest” about the pandemic, which he called "a liberating feeling." (Jan. 21)

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Outging US ambassador says world must end…

In a final swipe at China, the Trump administration’s outgoing U.N. ambassador tweeted that it’s time for the world to oppose China’s efforts to exclude and isolate Taiwan, drawing sharp criticism from Beijing

Investors Bullish on Tech as 2 More Records Fall

The stock market ended up in mixed territory on day No. 2 of the new White House. The Dow fell 12 points to 31,117 on Thursday, but the S&P 500 rose a point to 3,853, and the Nasdaq climbed 73 points to 13,530. The latter two are...

Firefighters put a stop to the Skyline Fire

Firefighters quashed the forward progress of the Skyline Fire near Hacienda Heights, California, keeping it to half an acre on Jan. 20.

Native Americans question use of folk song at…

Native Americans celebrated as Joe Biden revoked a pipeline permit and halted border wall construction on his first day as president

Biden Tightens Virus Travel Rules, Outlines COVID…

President Biden's first full day in office had one main focus: COVID-19. Biden signed 10 executive orders aimed at speeding up the nation's recovery and curbing the spread of the virus, reports NBC News . But he also cautioned that things will get worse in the near future. "We didn't get...

Cesar Chavez bust placed in Biden's oval office

Paul Chavez didn’t know where a sculpture of his father, the late Latino American civil rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez, would end up in the White House. He shipped it from California and was surprised to see it right behind Biden on Wednesday. (Jan. 21)

Kentucky to study warrant process after Taylor…

Kentucky’s attorney general has formed a task force to study the search warrant process nearly a year after the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor

The Bernie Sanders Memes Won't Stop

One of the most enduring memes from Inauguration Day continues to revolve around Bernie Sanders' mittens. A photo of Sanders seated at the ceremony wearing mittens made by a Vermont teacher has taken on a life of its own. BuzzFeed , Mashable , Apollo magazine, and the Burlington Free Press , were among...

Tracking a new storm for Midwest, Northeast

Bernie Rayno says a storm system set to arrive in the West has the potential to bring widespread impacts to the East next week.

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Biden halts border wall building after Trump's…

President Joe Biden has ordered a “pause” on all border wall construction within a week, one of 17 executive orders he issued on his first day in office

Siblings of 2 Congressmen Call for Removal From…

Critics of lawmakers who backed President Trump's election challenges want them removed from office, and those critics sometimes include their own relatives. Two of Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs' four siblings are calling for the Republican's removal in a letter to the editor at the Arizona Republic . William Biggs and Daniel...

Congress set for quick action on defense nominee

The Democratic-controlled House easily passed legislation required to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as President Joe Biden’s secretary of defense, brushing aside concerns over how long he's been out of the military. (Jan. 21)

Health experts blame rapid expansion for vaccine…

Public health experts are blaming COVID-19 vaccine shortages around the U.S. in part on the Trump administration’s push to get states to vastly expand their vaccination drives to reach the nation’s estimated 54 million people age 65 and over

Post : Army 'Falsely Denied' Flynn Brother Was on…

There's no sign that Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn shares the extreme views of his brother, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, but the military still denied for days that he was in the room for a Jan. 6 call in which the Capitol Police pleaded with reluctant officials for help, reports...

Police and kids compete in friendly sled race

Even police officers must have some fun. Watch as a group of officers join some kids for some friendly competition as they race down the snowy hill in Wausau, Wisconsin, on Jan. 20.

Judge: Georgia lawyer's mind poisoned by violent…

A federal judge lashed out at a Georgia lawyer accused of storming the U_S_ Capitol, saying the lawyer was seduced by a dangerous ideology that “poisoned this man's mind."

Single Winner Takes Massive Powerball Jackpot

By Wednesday night, Powerball's jackpot had risen to $731 million—the fifth-largest ever, per the AP —and after the evening's drawing, one single ticket sold in Maryland was declared a winner. The lottery will now reset to $20 million, Michigan Live reports. Meanwhile, the Mega Millions jackpot, which was already...

Vaccine shortage in NYC forces cancellations

A growing shortage of the COVID-19 vaccine has caused many vaccination appointments to be cancelled in New York City. (Jan. 21)

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Judge says Amazon won't have to restore Parler…

Amazon won’t be forced to immediately restore web service to Parler after a federal judge ruled Thursday against a plea to reinstate the fast-growing social media app favored by followers of former President Donald Trump

As Biden Spoke, a Solemn Moment in Delaware

As President Joe Biden gave his inauguration speech in Washington DC on Wednesday, a lone man knelt at the Delaware grave of his son, Beau Biden, Delaware Online reports. “I was thinking of Beau Wednesday … I thought I would drive by Beau's grave and say a short prayer,” writes...

Daunting rescue of driver trapped in fast-moving…

A delivery driver found himself trapped after his truck ended up overturned in a fast-moving river in Westgate, England, on Jan. 19. Fire crews rushed to the scene and rescued him.