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Over the course of the last year, more than 700 people have been arrested in connection to the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Pushing a trio of civil lawsuits filed against former President Donald Trump one step further toward trial, a federal judge in Washington ruled Friday that the evidence-gathering phase of suits aiming to hold Trump liable for the Jan. 6 insurrection may proceed. Read more»

Moderna is still approved only for those 18 and older in the U.S. for its two doses of vaccination and booster.

About two years in and 75 million pandemic infections later, the Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to the two-dose regimen of Moderna's newly tagged Spikevax vaccine against the novel virus that causes COVID-19. Read more»

Navient Corp. committed Thursday to canceling $1.7 billion in private student loans for 66,000 borrowers in Arizona and across the country as part of settlement over lending practices and payment plans said to be abusive and predatory. Read more»

The Food and Drug Administration moved Monday to allow children as young as 12 to receive booster shots of Pfizer's vaccine against COVID-19 and the winter surge of the coronavirus Omicron variant. Read more»

Judge Trina Thompson.

President Joe Biden put 10 people on the path to the bench Wednesday, including one nominee who, if confirmed, would be the only Black woman serving the Northern District of California as an active U.S. district judge. Read more»

Zients emphasized the administration’s forward planning, ahead of FDA and CDC approval, is an effort to be ready immediately operationally when a decision is made.

Having secured enough vaccines for all 28 million Americans ages 5 to 11, the White House released its plans Wednesday to make Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine easily accessible to as many of these children as possible at pediatrician's offices, pharmacies and schools. Read more»

According to the Centers for Disease Controls, Pfizer remains the only approved booster shot as of Monday, and only for those who previously received the Pfizer series six months ago.

The Food and Drug Administration is planning to let Americans mix and match booster shots as all are relatively effective at boosting immunity regardless of patients’ original vaccinations, the New York Times reported, saying that the agency may make it official later this week. Read more»

The EPA plans to host national webinars on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 to speak with stakeholders about the roadmap for PFAS regulation.

In an effort to better protect Americans – especially those in underserved communities – from toxic compounds called “forever chemicals” for their resistance to dissolution, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a roadmap to new regulations Monday. Read more»

At the center of the challenges is the provision delegating enforcement power from the state to private individuals.

Just one day after the Fifth Circuit held that Texas’ near-total ban on abortions would remain in effect while it is challenged in court, the Justice Department said it intends to ask the Supreme Court to vacate the stay of the preliminary injunction against Texas Senate Bill 8. Read more»

While children were shown in the early days of the pandemic to be less susceptible to COVID-19, cases among them have risen with the rise of the Delta variant.

A lower dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has proved highly safe and effective in kids ages 5 to 11, the pharmaceutical companies said Monday alongside highly anticipated trial results that show the vaccine produced robust antibody responses in children. Read more»

President Joe Biden explains his plan to increase taxes on Americans making more than $400,000 as part of his Build Back Better plan on Thursday.

President Joe Biden on Thursday bit back at Republicans who’d described his economic recovery plan as excessive spending, pointing to their support of his predecessor’s nearly $2 trillion in tax cuts for big corporations and the wealthy. Read more»

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh laughs at a 2016 hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee after an emotional introduction to her family and supporters in the gallery.

Announcing nine appointments to the federal bench, the White House touted President Joe Biden on Wednesday for continuing a judicial-nominating commitment that recognizes diverse professional and racial backgrounds. Read more»

A group of more than 100 people, who surrendered to Border Patrol agents near Sasabe, including more than 90 children.

Facing more than a million backlogged cases, the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department wants to update how it handles people seeking asylum at the U.S. - Mexico border. Read more»

Friday's update from the CDC says schools should work with local public health authorities to determine what COVID-19 prevention strategies are needed in their area, accounting for their community’s level of transmission and vaccination rates.

Emphasizing that returning for in-person learning is a priority, the CDC announced Friday that vaccinated teachers and students no longer have to mask up in the classroom - only a day after publication of a study that says one dose of a two-part vaccine regimen does not offer enough protection against the Delta variant of the virus. Read more»

President Joseph R. Biden, Vice President Kamala D. Harris, and their spouses greet the crowd at the top of the stairs on the east side of the Capitol Building during the 59th inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2021.

112 days into his first term, the president is now up to 20 judicial nominations from diverse professional and personal backgrounds, which the administration says is more candidates at this point into his first term than any other president in modern American history. Read more»

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