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Texas attorney general taking Trump's voter fraud conspiracies to the Supreme Court

The Texas attorney general taking Trump's voter fraud conspiracies to the Supreme Court

(CNN) -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has fought in the courts for President Donald Trump's causes before, has emerged as one of the final defenders of the President's baseless claims of voter fraud in hopes of overturning the election.…

Army punishes 14 senior officers after murder and other deaths at Fort Hood

The issues at Fort Hood are "directly related to leadership failures," Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said.

Originally Published: 08 DEC 20 12:34 ET By Zachary Cohen and Ryan Browne, CNN (CNN) -- The Army announced Tuesday that 14 senior officers will be punished following a probe that was initiated after the murder of a soldier and…

The US sees its deadliest Covid-19 week since April

Originally Published: 08 DEC 20 03:03 ET Updated: 08 DEC 20 12:44 ET By Madeline Holcombe and Jason Hanna, CNN (CNN) -- The US is nearing 15 million total reported Covid-19 infections, and daily deaths are near a record level…

David Lander, 'Squiggy' on 'Laverne & Shirley,' dies at 73

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor David L. Lander, best known for playing Squiggy on the popular ABC comedy “Laverne & Shirley,” has died after a decades-long long battle with multiple sclerosis. His wife says Lander died Friday at the age…

National Christmas Tree Lighting includes Congress members

The pandemic forced Colorado residents to pick this year's tree virtually, but no other problems have been reported.

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia - On Wednesday, Congress members will participate in the National Christmas Tree Lighting event.. This year the tree is a 55-foot tall Engelmann Spruce from the Gunnison National Forest in Colorado. Colorado residents made ornaments for…

NYC's Rockefeller Christmas Tree close-up viewing requires reservations

The pandemic caused NYC's annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree to be closed to the public and require viewing reservations.

NEW YORK CITY, New York - On Wednesday, Dec. 2,  the all-time favorite Rockefeller Christmas Tree on display and lit,  until early January 2021. The 88th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony is still happening, despite anticipated COVID-19 negative and…

5 things to know for December 2: Covid-19, pardon probe, economy, China, Brazil

Here's what you need to know to get up to speed and on with your day

1. Coronavirus The UK is now the first country to grant emergency use authorization for Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine. The vaccine will be made available across the UK starting next week, marking the first time people outside the worldwide clinical trials…

Man, child rescued from car in bayou

HOUSTON, Texas - Houston Police Department officers responded to reports of a water rescue on Bellfort near Glencrest in southeast Houston around 5:30 p.m. Police said a child and a man were trapped inside of a vehicle after they flipped…

A second man dies after Sacramento mall shooting

(CNN) -- A second young man has died after a shooting in a Sacramento mall, police said Saturday. Officers responded to the Arden Fair Mall in California's state capital following a report of shots fired a little after 6 p.m.…

5 things to know for November 25: Covid-19, Biden, immigration, China, opioids

Here's what you need to know to get up to speed and on with your day

1. Coronavirus "The mother of all superspreader events." That's what CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner said Thanksgiving could potentially turn into as millions of people prepare to gather for the holiday despite suggestions to avoid travel and group events.…

5 things to know for November 24: Biden, coronavirus, Nigeria, China, emissions

Here's what you need to know to get up to speed and on with your day

1. Election 2020 The Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process with President-elect Joe Biden. The General Services Administration made the announcement yesterday, marking the first step the administration has taken to acknowledge the President's electoral defeat.…