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Trump promotes Covid vaccines, boosters despite opposition

Former President Donald Trump has been promoting Covid-19 vaccinations and boosters despite opposition from his supporters, but as NBC News' Jonathan Allen explains, it's a message that's pleasing Trump's advisers. 
Trump promotes Covid vaccines, boosters despite opposition
Trump promotes Covid vaccines, boosters despite opposition

Trump takes aim at Florida Governor DeSantis

Former President Trump is reportedly taking aim at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ahead of a potential 2024 matchup. NBC News’ Vaughn Hillyard reports on how Trump appeared to bash the governor in an interview as DeSantis refuses to rule out a presidential run. 
Trump takes aim at Florida Governor DeSantis
Trump takes aim at Florida Governor DeSantis

Trump's advisers point the finger at McConnell as reports of feud with DeSantis swirl

While DeSantis’ refusal to publicly rule out running against him for president has irked Trump for months, some see the Florida governor caught in the crossfire of a different fight.
Image: Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis and President Donald Trump at a campaign rally at on Nov. 3, 2018 in Pensacola, Fla.
Image: Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis and President Donald Trump at a campaign rally at on Nov. 3, 2018 in Pensacola, Fla.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s family calls for action on voting rights on holiday

Relatives of Martin Luther King Jr. are marking the holiday with a push for action on Democrats’ voting rights legislation, holding a march in Washington and gathering at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. The two bills are at a standstill on Capitol Hill, with President Biden facing criticism as his own party is unable to pass a key part of his agenda.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s family calls for action on voting rights on holiday
Martin Luther King Jr.'s family calls for action on voting rights on holiday

Cost of masks and tests deepens a pandemic wedge between the haves and the have-nots

For some, the added financial burden of N95 masks and rapid tests is an irritation but still affordable. To others, it is an economic impossibility. 
San Francisco Has 3rd Highest Covid-19 Transmission Rate In California
San Francisco Has 3rd Highest Covid-19 Transmission Rate In California

'A crucial time': Senators travel to Ukraine to warn against Russian aggression

The bipartisan group of senators met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other officials.
Image: U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Chris Murphy D-Conn., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Jeanne Shaheenm, D-N.H., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., at a news briefing following their meeting with Ukrainian Presid
Image: U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Chris Murphy D-Conn., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Jeanne Shaheenm, D-N.H., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., at a news briefing following their meeting with Ukrainian Presid

Black women look to make historic gains in 2022 midterm elections

The 2022 midterm elections could bring change to Washington, D.C., and states across the country as Black women look to make historic gains in statewide offices. NBC News deputy political editor Ben Kamisar reports. 
Black women look to make historic gains in 2022 midterm elections
Black women look to make historic gains in 2022 midterm elections

Top U.S. military officer Mark Milley tests positive for Covid

Another member of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. David Berger, the commandant of the Marine Corps, also tested positive.
Image: Mark Milley, Defense Chiefs Testify On Department Of Defense 2022 Budget
Image: Mark Milley, Defense Chiefs Testify On Department Of Defense 2022 Budget

Federal suit targeting Jan. 6 extremist groups goes for the jugular: Their finances

A lawsuit against the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers follows similar litigation that was successful against the organizers of a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017.
Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.

S.D. Gov. Kristi Noem releases national ad targeting transgender student athletes

The ad promotes a bill the South Dakota governor proposed last month that would ban trans girls from playing on female school sports teams.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem

Biden to require private health insurers to pay for at-home Covid-19 tests

Starting Saturday, up to 8 tests per person per month may be covered without cost to the consumer when acquired at specific outlets, federal agency says.
Binax at-home COVID-19 testing kits are distributed in New York, Dec. 23, 2021.
Binax at-home COVID-19 testing kits are distributed in New York, Dec. 23, 2021.