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EU Reverses Move To Restrict Export Of COVID-19 Vaccines To Northern Ireland

The European Union reversed a brief decision to try to restrict the export of COVID-19 vaccines across the border from Ireland into Northern Ireland.

European vaccination campaigns have been struggling as supplies of vaccines on the continent have run low. The decision to invoke an emergency protocol of the Brexit deal was seen as an effort to keep supplies from going from the EU to Britain.


South Carolina GOP Censures Rep. Tom Rice Over Trump Impeachment Vote

South Carolina's Republican Party formally censured Rep. Tom Rice on Saturday over his vote earlier this month to impeach former President Donald Trump for inciting the crowd that stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Rice, who represents South Carolina's 7th District, was one of 10 House Republicans who broke ranks and voted with Democrats to impeach.

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As Democrats Call For Marjorie Taylor Greene's Removal, Republicans Stay Silent

The list is long of the baseless conspiracy theories that Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has embraced. She's denied that a plane hit the Pentagon on Sept.


Who Are The Lawyers Defending Trump In His 2nd Impeachment Trial?

Former President Donald Trump is relying on several relatively unknown attorneys from South Carolina to defend him in his second impeachment trial. All are from small firms and appear to be a stark contrast to Trump's previous counsel.

Fifty-five-year-old Butch Bowers is an elections and ethics attorney in the capital city of Columbia. He is known as the "go-to guy" for the state's Republican politicians and party leaders.


Nearly 100 Million In Midwest Under Advisories As Winter Storm Moves East

The winter storm system that blanketed California's mountaintops and brought heavy rains that caused mudslides throughout the state is moving into the Midwest, triggering advisories for nearly 100 million in the central U.S..

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Could Trump Make A Comeback In 2024?

The Senate had a test vote this week that cast deep doubt on the prospects for convicting former President Donald Trump on the impeachment charge now pending against him. Without a two-thirds majority for conviction, there will not be a second vote in the Senate to bar him from future federal office.

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Promising COVID-19 Vaccine News Has Some Itching To Travel Again

Recent promising vaccine news has many people hoping to finally see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, and maybe even daring to think about getting on a plane bound for snowy mountains, a tropical beach, or just anywhere.

The Pizzarello family in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., is among them. They love to travel. So much so that, Ed, the patriarch, has been hesitant to even bring up the subject during the pandemic so that his 14-year old daughter and 10-year-old son wouldn't get their hopes up.


CDC Issues Sweeping New Mask Mandate For U.S. Travelers, Extends Eviction Moratorium

Starting early next week, travelers and commuters will be required to wear face masks on nearly all forms of public transportation as part of a sweeping new order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

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PHOTOS: The Pandemic Sends A Single Mom In The Big City To A Simpler, Happier Life

In late July, the first waves of COVID-19 were cresting in Honduras, and Tegucigalpa, the capital, was the epicenter. As overwhelmed hospitals buckled under the number of cases and a government-ordered lockdown paralyzed the city, Ella Guity wondered whether it was time to go back and join her family in Rio Esteban, the small fishing village where she grew up, and where her ancestors are buried.

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Trump's Influence On GOP Endures, Even As New Impeachment Trial Looms

No one expected him to ride quietly into the sunset. But when Donald J. Trump vacated the White House — freshly impeached for a second time, and still insisting on the lie that the election was stolen from him by massive voter fraud — it was an open question as to how much influence he would still wield within the GOP.