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Associate of U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz to cooperate with prosecutors

A former Florida official central to the federal investigation into whether U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz committed sex trafficking of a minor will cooperate with investigators as part of a plea agreement, a court document submitted by prosecutors showed. The former official, Joel Greenberg, is set to plead guilty to crimes including sex-trafficking a minor – …

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U.S. warns domestic extremists could exploit easing COVID-19 restrictions

U.S. Department of Homeland Security emblem is pictured at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) located just outside Washington in Arlington, Virginia September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/File Photo/File Photo The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned on Friday that domestic extremists could take advantage of easing COVID-19 restrictions to launch attacks on a …

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U.S. House Republicans aim to move past Trump-Cheney battle with Friday leadership vote

U.S. Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) walks through the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., May 13, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
 U.S. House Republicans met behind closed doors early on Friday to elect a successor to Liz Cheney, whom they ousted from their leadership team for criticizing Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud, as they seek to …

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Analysis: U.S. investors looking for protection as inflation pressures bubble, stocks volatile

A man points a computer screen showing stock information in this illustration photo taken in Bordeaux, France, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau U.S. investors grappling with the latest stock volatility and evidence of inflation say they have been positioning themselves for more unexpected kinks in the road to recovery. The moves to hold assets that …

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U.N. Security Council to meet on Sunday about Israel, Gaza

An Israeli firefighting plane extinguishes a fire on a field of wheat after a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip landed near homes in Moshav Zohar, Israel May 13, 2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen The U.N. Security Council will publicly discuss the worsening violence between Israel and Palestinian militants on Sunday, diplomats said, reaching a compromise over …

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U.S. schools unlikely to mandate COVID-19 vaccines anytime soon

Aidan Mohl, 13, is inoculated with Pfizer’s vaccine by Registered Medical Assistant Melissa Dalton at Dekalb Pediatric Center in Decatur, Georgia, May 11, 2021.   REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry/File Photo Pfizer (PFE.N) and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine was authorized for use in children as young as 12 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week – …

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COVID-19 vaccinations finally starting to stem pandemic’s tide in US: Analysis

For months, officials and health experts have been urging Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19, to thwart severe illness, and support the country’s continued fight against the ubiquitous virus that has killed over 582,000 people across the U.S. Since the first coronavirus vaccinations were authorized for emergency use in December 2020, nearly 154 million Americans …

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Colonial Pipeline slowly restarts as Southeast U.S. scrambles for fuel

Colonial Pipeline began to slowly restart the nation’s largest fuel pipeline network on Wednesday after a ransomware attack shut the line, triggering fuel shortages and panic buying in the southeastern United States. It will take several days for the 5,500 mile (8,850 km) pipeline to return to normal operations, Colonial said, even as motorists in …

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