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Fired VA staffer admits to murdering 7 patients with insulin

A former staffer at a veterans hospital in West Virginia pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally killing seven patients.

Judge upends Weinstein settlement, questioning its approach

A federal judge Tuesday upended a $25 million proposed civil settlement between Harvey Weinstein, his former film company and dozens of women who have accused him of sexual harassment and misconduct.

GAO: Trump boosts deregulation by undervaluing cost of climate change

WASHINGTON — A federal report released Tuesday found that the Trump administration set a rock-bottom price on the damages done by greenhouse gas emissions, enabling the government to justify the costs of repealing or weakening dozens of climate change regulations.

Biden announces $2 trillion climate plan

Joe Biden announced on Tuesday a new plan to spend $2 trillion over four years to significantly escalate the use of clean energy in the transportation, electricity and building sectors, part of a suite of sweeping proposals designed to create economic opportunities and build infrastructure while also tackling climate change.

Protest Notebook

3 lawsuits accuse Philadelphia of excessive force

One lawsuit accuses Philadelphia police of lobbing tear gas and firing rubber bullets at protesters indiscriminately as they marched peacefully on a city highway.


Library of Congress honors author Colson Whitehead

Already this year's recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the Orwell Prize for political fiction, he found out Monday that he had won the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.

Trump administration to recommend National Guard as an option to help hospitals report COVID-19 data

The Trump administration is poised to ask governors to consider sending in the National Guard to hospitals to help improve data collection about coronavirus patients, supplies and capacity, according to draft letters, internal emails and hospital industry officials familiar with the plans.

Pence heads to Louisiana amid renewed surge in virus cases

Vice President Mike Pence travels Tuesday to Louisiana, which has reemerged as one of the nation's hot spots for the coronavirus only months after seeming to contain its outbreak.