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Legal Beat

Female inmate’s execution on hold; 2 more halted over COVID

The U.S. government’s plans to carry out its first execution of a female inmate in nearly seven decades were on hold Tuesday amid a flurry of legal rulings, and two other executions set for later this week were halted because the inmates tested positive for COVID-19. The three executions were to be the last before

COVID-19

1 in 5 prisoners in the US has had COVID-19, 1,700 have died

One in every five state and federal prisoners in the United States has tested positive for the coronavirus, a rate more than four times as high as the general population. In some states, more than half of prisoners have been infected, according to data collected by The Associated Press and The Marshall Project. As the

COVID-19

Vaccine rollout could ease crisis, but who gets it first?

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine to the right people could change the course of the pandemic in the United States. But who are the right people? As the decision looms for President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration, a new analysis argues for targeting the first vaccines to the same low-income Black, Hispanic and Native American households that

National

President Trump visits Kenosha, Wisconsin

President Trump just finished thanking law enforcement officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin, for their efforts helping to quell violence and protect neighborhoods from additional damage after a series of violent riots last week. “Law enforcement has just done such a great job working with the National Guard and working with a lot of people . .

Education

When is it safe to open schools? States have varying answers

As schools across the U.S. decide whether to reopen this fall, many are left wondering how to know if it’s safe. Public health experts say virus rates in the community should be low, but there’s little agreement on a specific threshold or even a measurement. The federal government has largely left it to state and

Politics

A Message From Paul Gosar

Upholding the Constitution and Supporting our Troops On July 21st, the House passed the annual National Defense Authorization Act. This bill sets the policies for our national defense to protect our homeland against attacks and support the troops. Unfortunately, House Democrats muddied the waters with politically charged and irrelevant policies, such as red flag gun

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