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Half of US adults have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot

The U.S. cleared the 50 percent mark just a day after the reported global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million.
Anaheim Ducks mascot Wild Wing celebrates as a man receives a Covid-19 vaccination at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., on March 23, 2021.
Anaheim Ducks mascot Wild Wing celebrates as a man receives a Covid-19 vaccination at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., on March 23, 2021.
13h ago

Alma Wahlberg, mother of Mark, Donnie Wahlberg, dies at 78

“My angel. Rest in peace,” Mark Wahlberg tweeted.
Mark Wahlberg and his mother Alma attend an HBO party after the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 16, 2005.
Mark Wahlberg and his mother Alma attend an HBO party after the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 16, 2005.

Otters at Georgia Aquarium test positive for Covid-19

The aquarium expects the otters to make full recoveries.
An Asian small-clawed otter waits to be fed at the Woodland Park Zoo on May 26, 2020, in Seattle.
An Asian small-clawed otter waits to be fed at the Woodland Park Zoo on May 26, 2020, in Seattle.
15h ago

Suspects arrested, victim identified in Nebraska mall shooting

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on a murder warrant in connection to the shooting Sunday and a second suspect was arrested on an accessory charge.
One person has been taken to hospital with critical injuries after a shooting at Westroads mall in Omaha, Neb., on Saturday April 17, 2021.
One person has been taken to hospital with critical injuries after a shooting at Westroads mall in Omaha, Neb., on Saturday April 17, 2021.
17h ago

Gunman in FedEx shooting legally purchased assault rifles used in attack, police say

Indiana's "red flag law" is intended to prevent people from buying or possessing firearms if they are found to present "imminent risk" to themselves or others.
Police stand near the scene where multiple people were shot at the FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis on April 16, 2021.
Police stand near the scene where multiple people were shot at the FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis on April 16, 2021.
18h ago

Mass shootings in the U.S. in 2021

NBC News defines a mass shooting as a single incident involving three or more people who have been shot in a public place, excluding the shooter.
Image: People who knew shooting victim Neven Stanisic comfort each other at a makeshift memorial outside a King Soopers grocery store on March 25, 2021 in Boulder, Colo.
Image: People who knew shooting victim Neven Stanisic comfort each other at a makeshift memorial outside a King Soopers grocery store on March 25, 2021 in Boulder, Colo.

Covid-19 cases are surging around the country. See where the hot spots are.

NBC News is following Covid-19 case numbers in states and territories in the United States. The data will be updated daily.

Tracking coronavirus case surges in the United States

New coronavirus cases are rising across the country. Not all upticks are the same.
21h ago

'Lackluster performance' by Chauvin defense leaves experts debating trial's outcome

Derek Chauvin's defense team rested its case after seven witnesses testified over two days.
Images of George Floyd are place all around the area surrounding Cup Foods where Floyd died on April 8, 2021 in Minneapolis.
Images of George Floyd are place all around the area surrounding Cup Foods where Floyd died on April 8, 2021 in Minneapolis.

Feuds set aside as U.S. and China agree to cooperate on climate change

The world's two biggest carbon emitters said in a statement that the climate crisis "must be addressed with the seriousness and urgency that it demands."
Image: John Kerry
Image: John Kerry
22h ago

Structural, but solvable: These programs could be key to breaking cycle of poverty

The pandemic has illuminated what helps families get out of poverty — while creating new challenges for these programs.
Ciera Pritchett
Ciera Pritchett