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Colorado Roundup

Interior secretary talks drought, wildfires on Western visit

Haaland and Tanya Trujillo, the department's assistant secretary for water and science, planned to meet with Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette, Gov. Jared Polis and Jim Lochhead, CEO of Denver Water, Colorado's largest water agency, for a discussion on the region's drought and possible federal solutions.

Nation

Vaccinations rise in some states with soaring infections

"The fourth surge is real, and the numbers are quite frightening at the moment," Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said on a New Orleans radio show. Edwards, a Democrat, added: "There's no doubt that we are going in the wrong direction, and we're going there in a hurry."

GOP’s vaccine push comes with strong words, few actions

"These vaccines are saving lives," said DeSantis, who recently began selling campaign merchandise mocking masks and medical experts.

Dems renew questions about FBI background check of Kavanaugh

Senate Democrats are raising new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI's background investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the FBI revealed that it had received thousands of tips and had provided "all relevant" ones to the White House counsel's office.

SIEGE ON THE US CAPITOL

THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION

The Trump White House

AP FACT CHECK: Trump stokes Jan. 6 conspiracy theories

TRUMP: "I will tell you they know who shot Ashli Babbitt. They're protecting that person. I have heard also that it was the head of security for a certain high official, a Democrat. And we will see, because it's going to come out. It's going to come out." — on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures."

National Biz

US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears to be rebounding on the strength of a reopened economy.

Obituaries

Fact Check

AP FACT CHECK: Biden at TV ‘town hall’ goes too far...

President Joe Biden offered an absolute guarantee Wednesday that people who get their COVID-19 vaccines are completely protected from infection, sickness and death from the coronavirus. The reality is not that cut and dried.

Real Fake News

Report: Social media manipulation affects even US senators

"We've seen how easy it is for foreign adversaries to use social media as a tool to manipulate election campaigns and stoke political unrest," Murphy said. "It's clear that social media companies are not doing enough to combat misinformation and paid manipulation on their own platforms and more needs to be done to prevent abuse."

That's Weird

World

Violence, protests overshadow Mass for slain Haitian leader

"This is real messed up since Jovenel died," said David Daniel, who stood in the doorway of a restaurant he co-owns as he watched the scene unfold. But he said he doesn't think the unrest will have the effect demonstrators intend. "Violence has been here in Haiti since I was a kid, so I don't think violence is going to change anything."

Gun Control Debate

Garland launches gun trafficking strike forces in 5 cities

The Justice Department is launching an effort in five cities in the U.S. to reduce spiking gun violence by addressing illegal trafficking and prosecuting offenses that help put guns in the hands of criminals.

National Politics