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Biden won’t block Trump documents from Jan. 6 committee

President Joe Biden will not block a tranche of documents sought by a House committee’s investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, setting up a showdown with former President Donald Trump, who has pledged to try to keep records from his time in the White House from being turned over to investigators.

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to journalists from Philippines, Russia

Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for their fight for freedom of expression in countries where reporters have faced attacks, harassment and even murder.

Utah national monuments cut by Trump to be restored

President Joe Biden will restore two sprawling national monuments in Utah that have been at the center of a long-running public lands dispute.

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Tanzanian writer awarded Nobel literature prize

Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for works that explore the legacies of imperialism on uprooted individuals.

Shootings near Zion National Park lead to lockdown, arrest

A man who is suspected of shooting at vehicles and causing a lockdown of a tourist town outside of Zion National Park in southern Utah was apprehended Wednesday night, authorities said.

Texas ordered to suspend new law banning most abortions

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Texas to suspend the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., which since September has banned most abortions in the nations second-most populous state.

 
Southwest Airlines mandates vaccines for workers

Southwest Airlines on Monday became the latest U.S. airline to require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

California ticket wins $700M Powerball jackpot, 7th largest ever

After 40 drawings without a big Powerball winner, a single ticket sold in California matched all six numbers drawn Monday and was the lucky winner of the jackpot prize, officials said.

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp suffer worldwide outage

Facebook along with its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms suffered a worldwide outage Monday that has extended more than three hours. Facebook’s internal systems used by employees also went down. Service has not yet been restored.

Former Facebook manager says social giant fed Capitol riot

Frances Haugen was identified in a “60 Minutes” interview Sunday as the woman who anonymously filed complaints with federal law enforcement that the company’s own research shows how it magnifies hate and misinformation.