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WHO: Omicron could spread faster but it's still not certain

WHO: Omicron could spread faster but it’s still not certain

UPDATED: 6:56 p.m.

GENEVA — The World Health Organization says early evidence suggests the omicron variant may be spreading faster than the highly transmissible delta variant but brings with it less severe coronavirus disease -– though it’s too early to make firm conclusions.

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Father, son arrested in wildfire that threatened Lake Tahoe

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A father and son were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of starting a massive California wildfire that destroyed many homes and forced tens of thousands of people to flee Lake Tahoe communities earlier this year, authorities said.
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Lawyers deny spy suspect discussed fleeing to evade arrest

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for a Maryland woman charged along with her husband in a scheme to sell Navy submarine secrets to a foreign government denied Wednesday that she had contemplated fleeing the United States to avoid arrest. Instead, they said, contempt for then-President Donald Trump was behind the couple's emigration plans.
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Senate rejects Biden’s vaccine mandate for businesses

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – The Senate narrowly approved a resolution Wednesday to nullify the Biden administration’s requirement that businesses with 100 or more workers have their employees be vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing.

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Coast Guard diver pulls body from car above Niagara Falls

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 8, 2021

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — A U.S. Coast Guard diver lowered from the sky Wednesday braved frigid rapids to get to a car partly submerged in water near the brink of Niagara Falls, only to find it was too late to rescue the driver trapped inside.
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Progressive Democrats pressure Nancy Pelosi to discipline Lauren Boebert

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — A group of progressive Democrats on Wednesday ratcheted up pressure on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to punish firebrand conservative Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, whose recent comments likening a Muslim member of Congress to a bomb-carrying terrorist they decried as a “bigoted” incitement to violence that puts “an entire group of Americans” in danger.
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Joining drag queens on TV show costs Indiana pastor his job

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 8, 2021

NEW YORK – The Rev. Craig Duke has been a Methodist minister for three decades, building a reputation as a staunch advocate of LGBTQ inclusion. His pastoral duties have now been terminated – the result of a bitter rift surfacing in his Indiana church after he sought to demonstrate solidarity by appearing in drag alongside prominent drag queens in the HBO reality series “We’re Here.”
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Scott Peterson resentenced to life term in wife’s 2002 death

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Nearly 17 years after being sentenced to die, Scott Peterson was resentenced to life without parole Wednesday during an emotional hearing in which family members of his slain pregnant wife, Laci, called him out for the Christmas Eve killing in 2002 and his apparent lack of remorse.
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Leaking California oil pipe’s safeguards not fully working

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 8, 2021

LOS ANGELES — The ruptured offshore pipeline that spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil off the Southern California coast this fall did not have a fully functioning leak detection system at the time, according to a report obtained by the Associated Press.
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COVID cases spike even as U.S. hits 200M vaccine milestone

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 8, 2021

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The number of Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 reached 200 million Wednesday amid a dispiriting holiday-season spike in cases and hospitalizations that has hit even New England, one of the most highly inoculated corners of the country.
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California plans to be abortion sanctuary if Roe overturned

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 8, 2021

With more than two dozen states poised to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court gives them the OK next year, California clinics and their allies in the state Legislature on Wednesday revealed a plan to make the state a “sanctuary" for those seeking reproductive care, including possibly paying for travel, lodging and procedures for people from other states.
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Jan. 6 panel to move forward with contempt against Meadows

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 8, 2021

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has “no choice” but to move forward with contempt charges against former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows now that he is no longer complying with a subpoena, the panel's chairman said Wednesday.

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