Rittenhouse found not guilty on all counts in Kenosha protest shootings
A jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges including first-degree murder on Friday, finding the 18-year-old’s actions on the night last year when he killed two and injured a third with an AR-15 during a chaotic Kenosha, Wisconsin, protest did not amount to homicide, attempted homicide or reckless endangerment.
House approves $1.85 trillion spending bill to expand social programs
After months of political negotiations and a record-breaking speech by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy that delayed the vote, the House on Friday morning narrowly passed a $1.85 trillion spending package that marks the most profound and sweeping attempt to expand the American social safety net in decades.
Indicted Three Percenter fights to toss top charge, joining trend of Capitol rioters
A Three Percenter who brought guns to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 is joining a growing number of rioters seeking to get their felony obstruction charges thrown out.
Holidays in mind, CDC backs Covid booster shots for all adults
Less than a week out from Thanksgiving with yet more family gatherings on the horizon, the vaccine advisory panel for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention agreed unanimously on Friday to back booster shots of the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines for all adults.
California unemployment rate inches down to 7.3% in October
A decline in new coronavirus cases helped jumpstart California’s economy as employers last month added nearly 100,000 jobs, the most of any state.
Biden set to reverse Trump rule opening pristine Alaskan forest to logging
The Biden administration has proposed repealing a Trump-era exemption to the Alaska Roadless Rule for the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the United States and home to a cornucopia of unique flora and fauna, some of which are endangered.
Austria announces nationwide lockdown, vaccine mandate for all
Faced with soaring coronavirus infections, Austria on Friday took the drastic steps of imposing a new nationwide lockdown and announced vaccination will become mandatory for the general population in February, a first for a Western nation.
UK climate activists jailed, with controversial protest restrictions coming
The jailing of nine climate activists is the latest chapter in a standoff between protesters and the U.K. government that has led to controversial new legislation limiting disruptive demonstrations.
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