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Federal Prisons On Lockdown Because Of 'Current Events'

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| The Bureau of Prisons said Saturday it was securing all of its facilities as a precautionary measure. The agency did not specify the length of the lockdown, but said it was a temporary measure.

House Lawmakers Open Investigation Into Capitol Attack

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They want to know what the intelligence community knew about the planned attack and why officials didn't prepare more thoroughly.

Biden Administration Will Rename 'Operation Warp Speed,' Citing Trump 'Failures'

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The Biden transition team also announced that Dr. David Kessler will be the White House's chief science officer of COVID Response.

White Man Gets Life In Prison For Killing of Black Army 1st Lt. Richard Collins III

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Sean Urbanski, 25, was convicted of murdering Collins in 2017. Limitations in Maryland's hate crime statute exempting Urbanski led to a change in the law.

As Pompeo Dumps Rulebook For U.S.-Taiwan Relations, Some See 'Trap' For Biden

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The Trump administration has upended decades of diplomatic practice in U.S. relations with Taiwan. For the new president, "this is meant to be a trap," says a former Obama administration official.

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'I May Not Get There With You': An Eyewitness Account Of MLK's Final Days

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Clara Jean Ester was a college student in 1968 when she saw Martin Luther King Jr. give his final speech. A day later, Ester was at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., when he was assassinated.

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Israel To Start Vaccinating Palestinian Prisoners Next Week

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The vaccinations will start Monday or Tuesday, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein tells NPR. Thirty inmates tested positive for the coronavirus in one prison on Thursday.

Flint Pediatrician Says Charges Against Ex-Governor Help 'Wounds Finally Close'

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Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who was among the first to raise a red flag over the contamination of Flint's water, says the filing of charges "helps the city and the people move on and recover."

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FAA Cracks Down On Unruly Airline Passengers Ahead of Biden Inauguration

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After incidents of Trump supporters engaging in threatening and disruptive behavior on flights to and from Washington, D.C., last week, the FAA enacts a "zero tolerance" policy.