December 6th, 2021

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Jan. 6 panel votes to hold former DOJ official in contempt

By Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press on December 1st, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection voted Wednesday to pursue contempt charges against Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official who refused to answer the committee’s questions, even as the committee has agreed to let him come back for another try. The committee voted 9-0 to pursue criminal ... Read More »

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Judge: No bond for Michigan teen charged in school shooting

By Corey Williams And Ed White, The Associated Press on December 1st, 2021

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – A judge has ordered a Michigan boy charged in the shooting at Oxford High School to be moved from a juvenile facility to a county jail. Ethan Crumbley will be held without bond on charges of murder, attempted murder, terrorism causing death and gun crimes. He is charged as an ... Read More »

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Official: Michigan boy discussed killing students in video

By Corey Williams And Ed White, The Associated Press on December 1st, 2021

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – Authorities say a 15-year-old boy charged in a shooting at a Michigan high school recorded video night before violence in which he discussed killing students. The revelation was made by Oakland County Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Willis during a court hearing for Ethan Crumbley. Crumbley is accused of killing four students ... Read More »

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Stacey Abrams launches 2nd campaign for Georgia governor

By Jeff Amy, The Associated Press on December 1st, 2021

ATLANTA (AP) – Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat and leading voting rights activist, said Wednesday that she will launch another campaign to become the nation’s first Black woman governor. Without serious competition in a Democratic primary, the announcement sets up a likely rematch between Abrams and incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. Their 2018 contest was ... Read More »

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Sheriff: Boy’s parents called to Oxford High before violence

By Corey Williams And Ed White, The Associated Press on December 1st, 2021

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – A sheriff says the parents of a 15-year-old boy charged in a shooting that killed four fellow students at Oxford High School in Michigan had been summoned to the school before the violence. Sheriff Mike Bouchard wouldn’t discuss details of the behavior school officials were concerned about. Bouchard’s comments Wednesday ... Read More »

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US case of COVID-19 omicron variant identified in California

By Michael Balsamo And Zeke Miller, The Associated Press on December 1st, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) – A person in California who had been vaccinated against COVID-19 became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the omicron variant, the White House announced Wednesday as scientists continue to study the risks posed by the new virus strain. Dr. Anthony Fauci told reporters that the person was ... Read More »

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Michigan teen charged in Oxford High School shooting

By Ryan Kryska And Mike Householder, The Associated Press on December 1st, 2021

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – A Michigan teenager has been charged with murder, terrorism and other charges for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured others at Michigan’s Oxford High School. Charges against 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley were announced Wednesday, a few hours after authorities reported the death of a fourth teen from the ... Read More »

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Fauci: 1st US case of COVID-19 omicron variant identified

By Michael Balsamo And Zeke Miller, The Associated Press on December 1st, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) – A person in California became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the COVID-19 omicron variant, the White House announced Wednesday as scientists continue to study the risks posed by the new strain of the virus. The Biden administration moved late last month to restrict travel from Southern ... Read More »

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Official: 1st US case of COVID-19 omicron variant identified

By Michael Balsamo And Zeke Miller, The Associated Press on December 1st, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) – A person in California became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the COVID-19 omicron variant, U.S. officials said Wednesday as scientists continue to study the risks posed by the new strain of the virus. The Biden administration moved late last month to restrict travel from Southern Africa ... Read More »

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US official: 1st case of omicron variant identified in US

By Michael Balsamo And Zeke Miller, The Associated Press on December 1st, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) – A person in California became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the omicron variant of COVID-19, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Wednesday. It comes as scientists continue to study the risks posed by the new strain of the virus. The Biden administration moved late ... Read More »

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Longtime Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio won’t seek reelection

By The Associated Press on December 1st, 2021

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Rep. Peter DeFazio, the longest serving U.S. House member in Oregon’s history, said Wednesday that he is retiring and will not seek re-election next year The 74-year-old Democrat is the powerful chairman of the House Transportation Committee. He represents Oregon’s 4th District, which covers the southwestern portion of the state, including ... Read More »

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