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The first known case of the new Covid-19 variant was discovered in Colorado on Dec. 29, according to state health officials.

Here’s what we know about the new Covid-19 variant found in Colorado

Amir Vera, CNN December 29, 2020

(CNN) -- The first known case of the new Covid-19 variant was discovered in Colorado Tuesday, according to state health officials.The variant, called B.1.1.7, has been linked to the United Kingdom. The...

Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, speaks at the May 4 commemoration ceremony Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Justice Department won’t pursue charges against officers in Tamir Rice shooting

(CNN) -- The US Justice Department announced Tuesday it found insufficient evidence to support federal criminal charges against two officers in relation to the fatal 2014 shooting of Tamir Rice in an...

Andre Maurice Hill, 47, was shot and killed by Officer Adam Coy within seconds of their encounter, as Hill walked toward Coy holding an illuminated cell phone in his left hand.

Ohio police officer fired in fatal shooting of Black man

Farnoush Amiri, AP December 28, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A white Ohio police officer was fired Monday after bodycam footage showed him fatally shooting 47-year-old Andre Hill — a Black man who was holding a cellphone — and refusing...

Police attempt to stop journalists from recording footage outside the Shanghai Pudong New District Peoples Court, where Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan - who reported on Wuhans Covid-19 outbreak and placed under detention since May - is set for trial in Shanghai on December 28, 2020.

Chinese journalist who documented Wuhan coronavirus outbreak jailed for 4 years

Nectar Gan and James Griffiths, CNN December 28, 2020

(CNN) -- An independent Chinese journalist who reported from Wuhan at the height of the initial coronavirus outbreak has been jailed for four years by a Shanghai court, her lawyer said Monday.Zhang Zhan,...

The Capitol dome on November 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. 

House passes measure to increase stimulus checks to $2,000

(CNN) -- The House of Representatives on Monday passed a measure to increase stimulus checks for Americans under a certain income level to $2,000 after President Donald Trump championed the effort, sending...

A new image of Nashville bomber Anthony Quinn Warner was released by the FBI Memphis Field Office.

Investigators are looking at ‘any and all possible motives’ after identifying Nashville bomber

(CNN) -- Investigators are looking at "any and all possible motives" in the Nashville explosion after identifying the bomber as Anthony Quinn Warner.Warner, a 63-year-old described by one neighbor as...

Andre Maurice Hill, 47, was shot and killed by Officer Adam Coy within seconds of their encounter, as Hill walked toward Coy holding an illuminated cell phone in his left hand.

Officer faces termination over fatal shooting of Black man

Farnoush Amiri, AP December 28, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fate of a white Columbus police officer who fatally shot a Black man last week hangs in the balance after a disciplinary hearing Monday that may result in his termination.Columbus...

The Capitol dome on November 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. 

House to vote Monday evening on increasing stimulus checks to $2,000

(CNN) -- The House of Representatives will vote on Monday on a measure to increase stimulus checks for Americans under a certain income level to $2,000 after President Trump signed a sweeping coronavirus...

Singer, Beyonce performs during the Kobe Bryant Memorial Service on February 24, 2020 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. 

Beyoncé to donate $500,000 to people impacted by the eviction crisis

Alaa Elassar, CNN December 26, 2020

(CNN) -- Beyoncé will offer $5,000 grants to help people facing foreclosures or evictions due to the housing crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.People can apply for the grants beginning January...

Emergency personnel work near the scene of an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. Buildings shook in the immediate area and beyond after a loud boom was heard early Christmas morning.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Investigators have received 500 tips related to Nashville explosion on Christmas

(CNN) -- Federal investigators in Nashville are combing through more than 500 tips and leads to unravel the mystery surrounding the explosion that rocked Music City on Christmas morning.The blast occurred...

Andre Maurice Hill, 47, was shot and killed by Officer Adam Coy within seconds of their encounter, as Hill walked toward Coy holding an illuminated cell phone in his left hand.

Columbus, Ohio, police chief moves to terminate one officer, investigate others in fatal shooting of Andre Hill

Keith Allen and Travis Caldwell, CNN December 25, 2020

(CNN) -- The chief of the Columbus Division of Police in Ohio announced he is moving forward with terminating one of the department's officers after the fatal shooting of a Black man Tuesday morning.Andre...

In this Dec. 7, 2020 photo President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. 

Trump announces wave of pardons, including Papadopoulos and former lawmakers Hunter and Collins

Pamela Brown, Kevin Liptak and Katelyn Polantz, CNN December 22, 2020

(CNN) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced a wave of lame duck pardons, including two for men who pleaded guilty in Robert Mueller's investigation, as well as ones for Republican allies who...

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