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Exclusive: Federal prosecutors looking at 2020 fake elector certifications, deputy attorney general tells CNN
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Exclusive: Federal prosecutors looking at 2020 fake elector certifications, deputy attorney general tells CNN

Federal prosecutors are reviewing fake Electoral College certifications that declared former President Donald Trump the winner of states that he lost, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco told CNN on Tuesday. “We’ve received those referrals. Our prosecutors are looking at those and I can’t say anything more on ongoing investigations,” Monaco said in an exclusive interview.…MORE

Johnson & Johnson expects its Covid vaccine sales to surge — but still lag its rivals

Johnson & Johnson expects its Covid vaccine sales to surge — but still lag its rivals

Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest health care products company, reported that sales of its Covid vaccine have accelerated, but they’ll still lag far behind other vaccines for the foreseeable future. Its 2021 sales of its single-dose vaccine came to $2.4 billion, the company reported Tuesday, just short of its earlier forecast of $2.5 billion.…MORE

Americans get another $100 million in federal aid for soaring home energy costs
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Americans get another $100 million in federal aid for soaring home energy costs

Struggling Americans are getting some more help to pay their home heating bills, which have skyrocketed for many this winter, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. The agency is adding $100 million to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which helps families afford heating and cooling. The infusion is the first…MORE

During Omicron, disease severity appears to be lower than during other periods of high transmission, according to CDC study
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During Omicron, disease severity appears to be lower than during other periods of high transmission, according to CDC study

During a period when the Omicron coronavirus variant was dominant, severe outcomes for patients hospitalized with Covid-19 — including ICU admission, ventilator use and death — were less common than during Delta or the first winter surge, according to a study published Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also, although the…MORE

Cheryl Hines condemns husband Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s anti-vaccine comments, which invoked Anne Frank
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Cheryl Hines condemns husband Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s anti-vaccine comments, which invoked Anne Frank

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” actress Cheryl Hines has condemned her husband Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s comments about Anne Frank, who was murdered by Nazis as a teenager, which he made during a rally against vaccine mandates. Kennedy, a longtime opponent of vaccines, invoked Nazi Germany in his screed against vaccine mandates on Sunday, at the Lincoln…MORE

Tennessee lawmaker becomes latest House Democrat not to seek reelection
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Tennessee lawmaker becomes latest House Democrat not to seek reelection

Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper of Tennessee announced Tuesday that he will not run for reelection, becoming the latest House Democrat to head for the exits as the party faces an uphill battle to retain control of the chamber in the 2022 midterms. “Today I am announcing that I will not run for re-election to Congress.…MORE

Why Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks and more artists have sold their music catalogs
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Why Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks and more artists have sold their music catalogs

Bob Dylan is the latest artist to sell his music catalog. The musician’s $200 million deal with Sony Music Entertainment announced Monday will give the company rights to all of Dylan’s recorded music since 1962. His decision to sell his catalog is part of a recent trend among some top artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Neil…MORE

Michael Avenatti steps in to represent himself in his criminal trial, expected to cross-examine Stormy Daniels
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Michael Avenatti steps in to represent himself in his criminal trial, expected to cross-examine Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti is now representing himself in the criminal trial against him after a judge approved the move Tuesday. Avenatti addressed the court in a measured tone, citing differences of opinion with his attorneys over “scope and method” of cross examinations among other issues like timeliness of applications to the court. “There has been a…MORE

Biden administration to withdraw Covid-19 vaccination and testing regulation aimed at large businesses
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Biden administration to withdraw Covid-19 vaccination and testing regulation aimed at large businesses

The Biden administration is withdrawing its Covid-19 vaccination and testing regulation aimed at large businesses, following the Supreme Court’s decision to block the rule earlier this month. The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday it will be withdrawing the vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard for businesses with 100 or…MORE