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Trump planning wave of more than 100 pardons, but so far not himself, source says

Trump planning wave of more than 100 pardons, but so far not himself, source says

Steve Holland, Reuters  |  Posted Jan 18th - 11:17am

U.S. President Donald Trump at this point is opting not to issue a pardon for himself as he prepares an expansive list of more than 100 pardons and commutations for release on Tuesday, a source familiar with the effort said.
Vice President-elect Harris to step down from Senate seat Monday

Vice President-elect Harris to step down from Senate seat Monday

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:22am

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are inaugurated.
How to serve on MLK Day while quarantining at home

How to serve on MLK Day while quarantining at home

Ashley Vaughan, CNN  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:55am

Caught between colliding pressures of a pandemic, political unrest and outcries for social justice, this Martin Luther King Day of Service is unlike any other.
ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker and Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:19am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.
Fauci says 100 million vaccinations in 100 days 'absolutely a doable thing'

Fauci says 100 million vaccinations in 100 days 'absolutely a doable thing'

Brad Heath, Reuters  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:32pm

President-elect Joe Biden's goal of delivering 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine within the first 100 days of his presidency "is absolutely a doable thing," Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Sunday.
'It was a non-event': U.S. capitals see few protesters after bracing for violence

'It was a non-event': U.S. capitals see few protesters after bracing for violence

Nathan Layne and Brendan O'Brien, Reuters  |  Posted Jan 17th - 6:26pm

Law enforcement officers far outnumbered protesters at state capitol grounds on Sunday, as few Trump supporters who believe the president's false claim that he won the 2020 election turned out for what authorities feared could be violent demonstrations.
Betty White marks 99th birthday Sunday; up late as she wants

Betty White marks 99th birthday Sunday; up late as she wants

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:21pm

True to form, Betty White has something impish to say about her birthday Sunday.
Biden outlines 'Day One' agenda of executive actions

Biden outlines 'Day One' agenda of executive actions

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:28am

In his first hours as president, Joe Biden plans to take executive action to roll back some of the most controversial decisions of his predecessor and to address the raging coronavirus pandemic, his incoming chief of staff said Saturday.
How to serve on Martin Luther King Jr. Day while isolating at home

How to serve on Martin Luther King Jr. Day while isolating at home

Ashley Vaughan, CNN  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:52pm

Now more than ever, MLK Day of Service is enabling everyday people to roll up their sleeves and help their communities — even while stuck at home. Here's how.
Governors complain over pace of COVID-19 vaccine shipments

Governors complain over pace of COVID-19 vaccine shipments

Lauran Neergaard, Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar and David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 5:37pm

Governors bitterly accused the Trump administration Friday of deceiving the states about the amount of COVID-19 vaccine they can expect to receive as they ramp up vaccinations for senior citizens and others. But the government attributed the anger to confusion and misguided expectations on the part of the states.
National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy, seeking to escape New York lawsuit

National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy, seeking to escape New York lawsuit

Jan Wolfe and Jonathan Stempel, Reuters  |  Posted Jan 16th - 12:01pm

The National Rifle Association on Friday filed for bankruptcy, a sudden development that could help the gun rights group escape a lawsuit by New York's attorney general seeking its dissolution.
Internal watchdog to probe how Justice Department prepared before Capitol riots

Internal watchdog to probe how Justice Department prepared before Capitol riots

Sarah N. Lynch and Brad Heath, Reuters  |  Posted Jan 16th - 8:53am

The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog will review how the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies prepared and responded to the storming of the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump's supporters, Inspector General Michael Horowitz said on Friday.
Retired doctors and more syringes: Biden lays out plan to get America vaccinated

Retired doctors and more syringes: Biden lays out plan to get America vaccinated

Trevor Hunnicutt, Reuters  |  Posted Jan 15th - 8:39pm

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Friday said he would order increased production of syringes and other supplies to ramp up vaccinations against COVID-19 and improve upon the Trump administration rollout that he called a "dismal failure."
Humane Society: 97 cats survive house fire; some injured

Humane Society: 97 cats survive house fire; some injured

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 15th - 7:27pm

Nearly 100 cats have survived a house fire in a town outside Rochester, New York, according to an animal protection group.
350 Utah National Guardsmen heading to DC for inauguration security

350 Utah National Guardsmen heading to DC for inauguration security

Jasen Lee, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan 15th - 5:17pm

With possible civil unrest facing the nation's capital on the eve of the presidential inauguration, a group of Utah citizen soldiers will be among those providing protection.
MTA: Bus driver refuses drug test after careening off bridge

MTA: Bus driver refuses drug test after careening off bridge

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 15th - 3:07pm

A bus dramatically plunged off a bridge in New York City late Thursday, leaving its front half hanging over a highway ramp, its fall broken only by the road below.
Appeals court OKs convictions in college basketball scandal

Appeals court OKs convictions in college basketball scandal

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 15th - 2:54pm

A federal appeals court in New York on Friday upheld convictions against a sports marketer, an aspiring agent and a financial adviser in a college basketball scandal that spoiled the careers of several coaches and left a stain on the integrity of college athletics.
Case against woman charged in boyfriend's suicide to proceed

Case against woman charged in boyfriend's suicide to proceed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 2:38pm

The manslaughter case against a former Boston College student accused of encouraging her boyfriend to take his own life will head toward trial, prosecutors said Friday.
Creighton dorm evacuated after student tries to make ricin

Creighton dorm evacuated after student tries to make ricin

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 15th - 2:14pm

Police and firefighters evacuated a Creighton University dormitory after a student at the Nebraska school told emergency room staff that she had tried to make the poison ricin in her dorm room in an attempt to harm herself.