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Alligators can regrow their tails, new study finds

Small reptiles like lizards and geckos are known for their extraordinary ability to regrow their tails, a potentially lifesaving skill in the wild. But it turns out these reptiles are not the only animals in the amniote family with the ability to regenerate appendages. Researchers were surprised to discover that juvenile alligators also have the…MORE

Pentagon shake-up continues as another top official departs

Pentagon shake-up continues as another top official departs

The top official leading the Pentagon’s Defeat-ISIS Task Force resigned Monday, becoming the latest senior official to be fired or asked to resign in recent days, part of a White House-directed post-election purge that saw some of the senior-most Defense Department civilians ousted in a matter of days. “Today, Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller…MORE

Fed chair calls the economic recovery ‘extraordinarily uncertain’

Fed chair calls the economic recovery ‘extraordinarily uncertain’

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the outlook for the United States economy is “extraordinarily uncertain” as the rise in Covid-19 cases continues to take an economic toll on the country. “As we have emphasized throughout the pandemic, the outlook for the economy is extraordinarily uncertain and will depend, in large part, on the success…MORE

Dr. Scott Atlas resigns from Trump administration

Dr. Scott Atlas resigns from Trump administration

Dr. Scott Atlas, a highly controversial member of the White House’s coronavirus task force, has resigned from his post in the Trump administration, according to a person who works with the task force. A source familiar with what happened told CNN that Atlas turned in his resignation letter to President Donald Trump on Monday. As…MORE

When can I get a coronavirus vaccine?

When can I get a coronavirus vaccine?

Federal government officials are promising coronavirus vaccines soon — some even before Christmas — and states are gearing up to begin vaccinating Americans sometime in December. It almost sounds as if people will be lining up everywhere before New Year’s to get a vaccine. But while millions of health care workers may be able to…MORE

Georgia reports more than 940,000 absentee ballot requests for Senate runoff

Georgia reports more than 940,000 absentee ballot requests for Senate runoff

More than 940,000 mail-in ballots have been requested in Georgia for the January 5 runoff election that will decide which party controls the Senate, Gabriel Sterling, the state’s voting systems implementation manager, said Monday. That includes 604,255 people who are eligible to receive mail-in ballots automatically, according to Sterling. For comparison, 1,322,529 absentee ballots were…MORE

Justice Department releases Trump’s pardon of Flynn and asks court for dismissal

Justice Department releases Trump’s pardon of Flynn and asks court for dismissal

The Justice Department on Monday released a copy of President Donald Trump’s pardon of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and formally asked a federal court to dismiss the case against him. Trump’s pardon, announced last week, appears to clear Flynn from the crimes he’s admitted to and all possible prosecutions in the future that…MORE

READ: Trump’s pardon of Michael Flynn

READ: Trump’s pardon of Michael Flynn

The Justice Department on Monday released a copy of President Donald Trump’s pardon last week of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Read the pardon here: Executive Grant of Clemency Donald J. Trump President of the United States of America TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, GREETING: BE IT KNOWN, THAT THIS DAY,…MORE

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