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Justice Department Sues Walmart, Alleging It Illegally Dispensed Opioids

| Damages could total in the billions. "Walmart had the responsibility and the means to help prevent the diversion of prescription opioids. Instead, for years, it did the opposite," the government said.

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster Tests Positive For The Coronavirus

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The Republican governor's office said he is "experiencing mild symptoms with a cough and slight fatigue." McMaster's wife also contracted the virus but his office said she is asymptomatic.

BioNTech CEO Says 'Highly Likely' Vaccine Is Effective Against U.K. Virus Variant

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"Scientifically, it is highly likely that the immune response by this vaccine also can deal with the new virus variant," BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin said Tuesday.

Air Force Investigation Finds Black Members Face Racial Disparity In Service

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Two out of five Black Air Force members don't trust their chain of command to address racism, bias, and unequal opportunities.

More Than 70 West Point Cadets Accused Of Cheating In Academic Scandal

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Instructors at the Army's premier training ground for officers revealed the academic scandal on Monday, saying it's the worst they've seen since 1976. Some called it a national security issue.

Virginia Removes Its Robert E. Lee Statue From U.S. Capitol

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The Confederate general's statue is expected to be replaced by one of civil rights activist Barbara Johns, who at 16 led a student walkout protesting inferior conditions at an all-Black high school.

'This Is An Exciting Thing.' For Frontline Workers, Vaccine Comes As A Massive Relief

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Despite some early bumps, the arrival of the first shipments of a COVID-19 vaccine was celebrated this past week by those who've been caring for patients since the early days of the pandemic.

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U.S. State Department Closing Two Consulates In Russia

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The announcement follows the revelation of a massive cyberattack against numerous government agencies as well as a number of private companies. Russian intelligence is widely believed responsible.

Brexit Countdown: What To Know As The United Kingdom Breaks With The EU

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As the New Year's Eve deadline approaches, the two sides are still trying to negotiate a deal to avert major economic and trade disruptions. Here are some of the top issues at play.