Today's Headlines: The U.S. Faces Another Covid Christmas as Omicron Fuels a Rise in Cases

Jan. 6 Committee Weighs Possibility of Criminal Referrals
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The U.S. Faces Another Covid Christmas as Omicron Fuels a Rise in Cases

The U.S. Faces Another Covid Christmas as Omicron Fuels a Rise in Cases

By Campbell Robertson, Mitch Smith and Giulia Heyward

In a country already struggling with full hospitals and virus fatigue, the variant has contributed to spikes in some states.

Jan. 6 Committee Weighs Possibility of Criminal Referrals

Jan. 6 Committee Weighs Possibility of Criminal Referrals

By Michael S. Schmidt and Luke Broadwater

The House panel is examining whether there is enough evidence to recommend that the Justice Department pursue cases against Donald J. Trump and others.

Behind Manchin's Opposition, a Long History of Fighting Climate Measures

Behind Manchin's Opposition, a Long History of Fighting Climate Measures

By Jonathan Weisman and Lisa Friedman

Senator Joe Manchin III noted climate policy when he said he would vote against the Build Back Better Act. In his life and career, West Virginia coal has loomed large.

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'Hey, Pal': Biden Welcomes a New Puppy to the White House

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'Hey, Pal': Biden Welcomes a New Puppy to the White House

By Michael D. Shear and Katie Rogers

The 3-month-old German shepherd with very large, pointy ears is named Commander.

We Learned Our Lesson Last Year: Do Not Close Schools

Opinion | Guest Essay

We Learned Our Lesson Last Year: Do Not Close Schools

By Joseph G. Allen

The Omicron surge is scary. But schools must stay open.

Today's Videos

Haiti Missionaries Walked Miles to Escape Kidnappers, Ministry Says

Video Video: Haiti Missionaries Walked Miles to Escape Kidnappers, Ministry Says

By Reuters

A spokesman for Christian Aid Ministries described the dramatic escape of 12 missionaries who had been held captive in Haiti for two months. Their account has not been independently verified.

Omicron Surge Will Be a 'Challenging Few Weeks,' N.Y.C. Mayor Says

Video Video: Omicron Surge Will Be a 'Challenging Few Weeks,' N.Y.C. Mayor Says

By The New York Times

Mayor Bill de Blasio predicted the uptick in coronavirus cases caused by the Omicron variant will last "a matter of weeks" if the city focused on vaccination and testing.

Prosecutor in Kimberly Potter Trial: 'This Was a Colossal Screw-Up'

Video Video: Prosecutor in Kimberly Potter Trial: 'This Was a Colossal Screw-Up'

By The Associated Press

The prosecutor emphasized in her closing arguments that Kimberly Potter, a former police officer, was criminally reckless when she fatally shot Daunte Wright.

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