Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold certified the results of the state’s 2020 General Election on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020.
Vaccine passports are a hot-button issue, but travelers already need vaccines to enter certain countries around the world
The idea of requiring proof of vaccination is not new. For years, select countries have had yellow fever vaccination entry requirements in place.
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While locations of the kitchen and bathrooms are set, clients can customize the layouts to fit their needs, including open or traditional floor plans, and add amenities such as balconies, gardens, and parking. Architect Jeffrey Sommers of Square Root designed the semi-customizable C3 Pre-fab—the first LEED Platinum–certified home in Chicago—using corrugated Galvalume, reclaimed wood, and fiber cement. Modular construction allowed the firm to build on a narrow site that would have not have allowed traditional building methods.
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With Patrick Beverley out indefinitely because of a broken hand and Paul George taking a night off, the Clippers survived a game of wild swings to beat the Rockets on Friday night.
- The State
Hospitalizations from COVID-19 remain around the same as they have been the previous weeks.
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Security forces in Myanmar cracked down heavily again on anti-coup protesters Friday even as the military downplayed reports of state violence. Reports on online news outlets and social media said at least four people were killed in Bago, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) northeast of Yangon, in an attack by government troops and police that began before dawn and continued sporadically until after dark. The Bago Weekly Journal Online said a source at the city’s main hospital, whom it didn’t name, believed about 10 people had been killed.
Five people were charged for 'neglect' in death of an inmate who had 22 seizures in about 6 hours at a Michigan jail
Charges against four sheriff deputies and a registered nurse came after a probe of police reports, medical records, and eight hours of footage, a news release said.
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The president's political and personal history has been interwoven with the US rail system Amtrak, earning him the nickname "Amtrak Joe."
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Clippers guard Reggie Jackson's inspired play comes at a critical time with his minutes due to increase again after the injury to Patrick Beverley.
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Letters to the L.A. Times Sports department for April 11.
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Ryan O’Reilly had three goals and an assist, Jaden Schwartz scored twice and the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 9-1 on Friday night. Justin Faulk and Sammy Blais each had a goal and two assists, and Zach Sanford and Ivan Barbashev also scored for the Blues, who posted a season high for goals in a game. “The guys are confident in what our game looks like when we’re doing the right things, we’re doing the little things and we’re playing for each other and when we do that, we can beat anyone on any given night,” Schwartz said.
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Speaking to reporters in the White House briefing room on Friday, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hope cruise ships could be taking passengers by the middle of the summer.
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DEFENSE ATTORNEY ERC NELSON: "I'm taken by your accent..."DR. MARTIN TOBIN: "I can't compensate for it."A critical care doctor with an Irish brogue commanded the jury's attention on Day 9 of the murder trial of Derek Chauvin.The prosecution's witness testified that George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen caused by being handcuffed face down in the street with the former Minneapolis police officer's knee on his neck. TOBIN: "Mr. Floyd died from a low level of oxygen."The testimony from Dr. Martin Tobin, a pulmonary expert who treats patients in a Chicago ICU, came equipped with charts, anatomical diagrams and mathematical formulas to confirm the county medical examiner's finding that Floyd's death was a homicide at the hands of police. TOBIN: "We're seeing that the level of oxygen has gone down to zero. That there is, at that point, there's not an ounce of oxygen left in his body. And, again, this is totally... you can figure this out with very precise science."At one point, Dr. Tobin unbuttoned his shirt collar and had jurors feeling the backs of their necks as he described how Chauvin's knee compressed Floyd's airway.TOBIN: "...and you put your whole palm of your hand around it... Sorry?"The judge interrupted to tell the jury they didn't have to follow his instructions.JUDGE PETER CAHILL: "You are not required to do anything that the witness instructs you to do. But feel free to do it if you wish."Almost all jurors followed along. Crucially, Dr. Tobin also said the medical evidence contradicted the argument by Chauvin's defense that Floyd may have died from a drug overdose in the May 25th arrest, and compared the restraint Floyd was in to a vice.TOBIN: "A healthy person subjected to what Mr. Floyd was subjected to would have died as a result of what he was subjected to."Defense attorney Eric Nelson tried to argue that traces of fentanyl and methamphetamine found in Floyd’s system may have played a role in his limited breathing.NELSON: "...fentanyl is a respiratory depressant."But prosecutor Jerry Blackwell attempted to put that argument to rest. BLACKWELL: "Did you see any depression in Mr. Floyd’s ability to breathe whatsoever before he went unconscious?"TOBIN: "No. Absolutely not."The prosecution then called to the stand a forensic toxicologist, who said the levels of the fentanyl and methamphetamine found in Floyd's blood were much lower than that of the average DUI case. PROSECUTOR ERIN ELDRIDGE: "Would that be considered a low level of methamphetamine?"DR. DANIEL ISENSCHMID: "Yes, very low."And Thursday's final witness, a surgeon from Louisville who trains police about the dangers of using pressure on a suspect’s neck, said Floyd could not breathe because of Chauvin's knee.DR. WILLIAM SMOCK: "That is not a fentanyl overdose. That is somebody begging to breathe."
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The Charlotte Hornets’ renewed attention to detail in drafting and development has seen players like McDaniels grow from late draft picks to impactful fill-in starters.
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Biden, Obama, and other world leaders extend condolences to the British royal family over Prince Philip's death
"His legacy will live on not only trough his family, but in all the charitable endeavors he shaped," Biden said of Prince Philip.
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At least two deaths and multiple injuries have been reported in Louisiana following severe weather on Friday night and Saturday morning.
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Coach Brandon Staley talked about the Chargers needs at cornerback and offensive tackle, but would not say what position they might target with the No. 13 pick of the NFL draft.
What was it like to take on the part of the Duke of Edinburgh in the award-winning Netflix series?
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Lawmakers passed a $271 million rent relief bill. Who is eligible for assistance?
During this weekend’s highly anticipated donor retreat hosted by the Republican National Committee in Palm Beach, Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel was escorted off the premises while his primary opponent, Jane Timken, was allowed to stay, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell Axios.What we’re hearing: The invitation-only event is taking place at the Four Seasons Resort, and the RNC reserved the entire hotel. While Timken, former Ohio GOP chair, was invited to the event “because she is a major donor” — Mandel was not, so he was asked to leave, according to one of the sources.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Despite not having his name on the list, Mandel seized on the opportunity to get some face time with top Republican donors while they all were in one place, one source familiar with his plans told Axios.But when the first event formally kicked off at the hotel Friday night, Mandel and others who did not have credentials were asked to leave.A spokesperson for the RNC declined to comment. Mandel's team did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Between the lines: Those attending the retreat not only have access to big donors, but also key party players, including former President Trump. Saturday evening, the group will travel to Mar-a-Lago, where Trump is expected to delver remarks and mingle with attendees. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a potential 2024 presidential contender, will also speak. Why it matters: The incident gives Timken more visibility and access to Trump, which is crucial as he continues to be the party’s rainmaker and most influential player. It also underscores how Trump’s efforts to continue leading the GOP have made all interactions with donors high-stakes. Background: Trump previously showed interest in endorsing Timken, but was ultimately talked out of it by his son, Donald Trump Jr., and other top advisers.Mandel and Timken have long been extremely pro-Trump and both are vying to get the former president's endorsement — which could be the deciding factor in who wins the race to replace Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), who recently announce he will not run for reelection.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
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Ingenuity was supposed to spin its blades at full speed on Friday, but a "watchdog" timer that identifies issues abruptly cut the test short.