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CDC: 300-plus cases of heart issue after Covid vaccination reported in young people

A CDC panel of experts will meet next week to review the cases.
New York City Reopens As Most Pandemic Restrictions Are Lifted
New York City Reopens As Most Pandemic Restrictions Are Lifted

Tracking coronavirus case surges in the United States

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

Covid-19 cases are falling around the country. See where case counts are falling the most.

NBC News is following Covid-19 case numbers in states and territories in the United States. The data will be updated daily.
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Court's foster care ruling has experts, advocates split on potential LGBTQ impact

Critics of the ruling say it will embolden other religious social services providers to discriminate, while others say its impact will be muted.
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Suspect in road rage death of 6-year-old pulled gun on driver days after shooting, DA says

The accused killer, Marcus Anthony Eriz, is "an extreme danger to the community" and "cannot control his temper," according to prosecutor.
Image: Yellow crime scene tape stretches across the northbound lanes of the 55 freeway as police investigators walk the freeway looking for evidence following a shooting on May 21, 2021 in Orange, Calif.
Image: Yellow crime scene tape stretches across the northbound lanes of the 55 freeway as police investigators walk the freeway looking for evidence following a shooting on May 21, 2021 in Orange, Calif.
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AOC says her bill 'does not oppose statehood' for Puerto Rico

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was responding to criticism from statehood advocates who support a competing bill.
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St. Louis couple who flashed guns at protesters plead guilty, forfeit firearms

Mark and Patricia McCloskey were charged with felonies last year after they were recorded brandishing guns at protesters and previously pleaded not guilty.
Image: Mark McCloskey, Patricia McCloskey
Image: Mark McCloskey, Patricia McCloskey

'All the water's bad': In McDowell County, you have to get creative to find safe drinking water

To get drinking water, Burlyn Cooper and his neighbors have to collect runoff from the rock face of a mountain. It’s contaminated, but it’s all they have.
Hazel Cooper holds a jug of orange, contaminated water from one of her two wells. She and her husband have about $50 left every month after paying their bills, and use the money to buy bottled water.
Hazel Cooper holds a jug of orange, contaminated water from one of her two wells. She and her husband have about $50 left every month after paying their bills, and use the money to buy bottled water.
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Officer killed after being dragged by car during Georgia traffic stop, officials say

An officer shot and killed the driver of the vehicle, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
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32 pelicans found mutilated along California coast

A wildlife group says someone is intentionally breaking the birds' wings.
A handout image provided by Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center shows an injured brown pelican after surgery, who later died in Southern California.
A handout image provided by Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center shows an injured brown pelican after surgery, who later died in Southern California.
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Two major electricity failings in Texas may signal a long hot summer of blackouts

Some energy experts warn that the recent failings of the state's grid may portend additional shutdowns should temperatures continue to climb this summer.
Texas Averts Blackouts And Braces For More Heat Through Friday
Texas Averts Blackouts And Braces For More Heat Through Friday