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The clamor for hard-to-get Covid-19 vaccines has created armies of anxious Americans who have resorted to hunting for leftovers on the fringes of the country’s patchwork vaccination system.

The chapel at Continental Funeral Home in East Los Angeles was once a place where the living remembered the dead. Now the pews, chairs and furniture are gone, and the dead far outnumber the living.

Mental health researchers are gathering data on the effects of quarantines on 26 million college students this year. "We're enforcing physical loneliness," one expert said. "There's not really anything to compare it to, exactly, in our history."

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas decided to fire its chief executive after the agency, which controls the flow of electricity through much of the state, became the target of blame and scorn for widespread outages during last month’s winter storm

California is slated to get $42 billion from the federal pandemic relief bill, with $8 billion going to struggling cities

As some members of the far right exit more established groups and strike out on their own, it may become even more difficult to track extremists who have become more emboldened to carry out violent attacks.

It’s been almost a year since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. What is the current status of the effort to contain the virus and its mutations in the U.S.? Listen to today’s episode of The Daily.

As QAnon’s believers explain away another supposed day of reckoning, researchers say the conspiracy theory is already adapting to a post-Trump world — and it looks like it’s here to stay.

Though mothers are facing unusual challenges, the census analysis also shows the ways in which they have been affected by the same forces as other workers.

The Biden administration is planning to release migrant families seeking asylum at the border within 72 hours, a break with past practice of keeping them for much longer, which was criticized for harming children.


A Georgia prosecutor plans to bring the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man, before a grand jury

When she was in sixth grade, Sandra Parks wrote an award-winning essay about gun violence and crime in her hometown, Milwaukee. On Monday, she was fatally shot when someone outside fired a gun at her home and a stray bullet went into her bedroom.

Protesters march up Seventh Avenue in New York City, following the grand jury decision in Ferguson.

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U.S. health insurance premiums could increase as much as 40% next year if the coronavirus pandemic results in millions of Americans needing hospital stays, a new analysis warns

In the 5 years since Noah Pozner was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, death threats and online harassment have forced his parents to relocate 7 times. “I would love to go see my son’s grave and I don’t get to do that," his mom said.

James Fields Jr., the white supremacist who murdered Heather Heyer in 2017 when he steered a car into a crowd of peaceful demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, was sentenced Friday to life in federal prison

“It’s inhuman to take a baby from its parents,” says the mother of a detained 1-year-old who has not seen his parents in days. Separating parents from children could become a regular policy under an administration proposal meant to deter border crossings.

President Trump’s inauguration fund collected $500,000 from two private prison companies that house detained migrant families

Cyntoia Brown, 30, is serving a life sentence in Nashville for murdering a man who had hired her for sex when she was a teenager. Her supporters say she deserves clemency as a child trafficking victim.