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CDC releases guidelines for vaccinated Americans
CDC's guidance allows congregation of fully vaccinated individuals in small groups indoors without the need for masks or social distancing. Fully vaccinated people do not need to quarantine if they have been exposed, unless they show symptoms.
 
Capitol Hill security review released after riot
The final report calls for many changes to improve the response of US Capitol Police and increase security around the Capitol complex. Among the many who are facing charges for allegedly storming the Capitol, Robert Minuta was charged on Monday.
 
Derek Chauvin trial in the death of George Floyd begins
Minneapolis officials estimate that $1 million is being spent on security ahead of the trial. Demonstrators are already calling for justice. Chauvin has pleaded not guilty to second degree unintentional murder and second degree manslaughter.
 
Top NY lawmakers demand Cuomo’s resignation
Cuomo has refused to step down before an investigation led by Attorney General Letitia James is complete. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins called for Cuomo's resignation.
 
Seoul agrees for increased funding of US troops stationed in South Korea
The US troops in South Korea help deter aggression from North Korea and number around 28,000. The recent deal between US and South Korea includes a 'negotiated increase' in South Korea's share of the cost-sharing plan.
 
LeBron James group fights voter suppression efforts
Subsequent to allegations of election fraud in 2020, Republican legislators have been forwarding bills restricting voting access. LeBron James and his organization 'More than a Vote' are releasing a new campaign called 'Protect our Power" to stop such policies.
 
Dallas police officer arrested on account of 2 capital murder charges
Dallas Police Chief Eddie García said Riser joined the department in August 2008 and until recently was working as a south-central patrol officer. García added they will be reviewing all of Riser's past arrests to ensure there was no misconduct involved. Riser was arrested after a man confessed that he had kidnapped and killed Liza Saenz and Albert Douglas at the direction of Riser.
 
Coronavirus restrictions were rescinded in Texas on Tuesday
Governor Abbott's decision to lift off mask mandates has been condemned by public health experts, who feel it's too early to loosen restrictions. Dr. Fauci added that US shouldn't loosen coronavirus restrictions until daily new cases fall below 10,000. Meanwhile, White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended President Joe Biden's comments.
 
Police warn of a possible plot by militia to breach Capitol
Following the information, the House of Representatives cancelled Thursday's session. The threat appears to be connected to a far-right conspiracy theory promoted by supporters of QAnon, which says that Trump will rise again to power on March 4.