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U.S. House set to vote on bills to expand gun background checksThe U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on Wednesday on a pair of bills to expand background checks before gun purchases, two years after a similar House effort failed to make it through the Senate.
The House Rules Committee on Monday will take up the two bills that Democrats, who control the chamber, say are aimed at closing loopholes in the background check system.
The Rules Committee action is a procedural step before the full House votes.
Meghan accuses British royals of racism, says they pushed her to brink of suicideMeghan, the wife of Prince Harry, accused the British royal family of racism, lying and pushing her to the brink of suicide, in an explosive televised interview that looks set to shake the monarchy to its core.
The 39-year-old, whose mother is Black and father is white, said she had been naive before she married into the family in 2018, but that she ended up having suicidal thoughts and considering self harm after pleading for help but getting none.
She added that her son Archie, now aged one, had been denied the title of prince because there were concerns within the royal family about how dark his skin might be.
Your Vaccination Appointment, What To Expect
CDC: What to expect at your COVID vaccination appointment
The CDC is offering the following information about what you might expect at your vaccination appointment when it is your turn to receive one of the three COVID-19 vaccines.
It's important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, stay at least 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often.
High temperatures across the US rise well above seasonal averages
The high temperatures across the U.S. will continue to follow a warming trend on Sunday. The Midwest and Central Plains will be flooded with warm air that will push temperatures up to 20 degrees above the average.
The weather system moving into the Pacific Northwest will bring rain and snow to the coast, with wintry conditions expected at the highest elevations.
Biden officials visited U.S.-Mexico border Saturday amid migrant influxSecretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas led a visit by Biden administration officials to the U.S. border with Mexico on Saturday amid a growing number of border crossings and criticism by Republicans that an immigration crisis is brewing.
President Joe Biden, a Democrat, has sought to reverse rigid immigration polices set up by his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, whose 2016 election and four-year presidency were dominated in part by his efforts to build a border wall and reduce the number of legal and illegal migrants coming into the United States.
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AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine Deemed Effective Against South African Variant
The World Health Organization has moved to assuage concerns related to the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine in providing immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 mutation first detected in South Africa last year.
The variant is particularly contagious and has been detected in several countries where it has spread quite rapidly; one of them being the Philippines, but WHO representatives in that country have repeated guidance that dismisses earlier reports about low rates of vaccine effectiveness.
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