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A key component of J&J vaccine could explain link to extremely rare blood clots

One person has died and another is in critical condition after getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. But is the shot to blame?
Image: A pharmacist draws a syringe of Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn., on March 3, 2021.
Image: A pharmacist draws a syringe of Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn., on March 3, 2021.
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Bernie Madoff, mastermind behind largest Ponzi scheme in history, dies at 82

Once hailed as a Wall Street icon, the ex-Nasdaq chairman had bilked investors out of an estimated $65 billion at the time of his 2008 arrest.
Bernard Madoff, founder of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, leaves federal court in New York on March 10, 2009.
Bernard Madoff, founder of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, leaves federal court in New York on March 10, 2009.
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6 rescued, search on for 13 others after ship capsizes off Louisiana

19 people were on board the 129-foot commercial lift vessel when it left port.
Image: A Coast Guard Station Grand Isle boat crew heading toward a capsized 175-foot commercial lift boat April 13, 2021 searching for people in the water 8 miles south of Grand Isle, La.
Image: A Coast Guard Station Grand Isle boat crew heading toward a capsized 175-foot commercial lift boat April 13, 2021 searching for people in the water 8 miles south of Grand Isle, La.
3h ago

Derek Chauvin trial: Live updates on George Floyd's death

Get Derek Chauvin trial live updates and neGeorge Floyd's death. Watch a trial livestream as the defense makes their case to the jury in the murder trial.
Image: Chauvin trial
Image: Chauvin trial

Fauci says Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause will last days, not months

Fauci reiterated Wednesday that the move was "out of an abundance of caution."
Image: Anthony Fauci
Image: Anthony Fauci

Russia is massing troops near Ukraine border, sending shivers of unease through the West

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that "if Russia acts recklessly, or aggressively, there will be costs, there will be consequences."
Image: A member of the Ukrainian armed forces fires in an attempt to shoot down an alleged unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at fighting positions on the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk, Ukraine
Image: A member of the Ukrainian armed forces fires in an attempt to shoot down an alleged unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at fighting positions on the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk, Ukraine

How one sentence (and $5 billion) could reshape America's approach to gun violence

For decades, anti-violence crusaders have preached new approaches to curb shootings. Now, the White House is listening.
Illustration of diverse figures disassembling a hand gun.
Illustration of diverse figures disassembling a hand gun.
10h ago

Texas power provider asks residents to conserve energy despite typical spring conditions

ERCOT, which previously came under fire after February's deadly winter storm, issued the watch Tuesday.
Image: Power Lines
Image: Power Lines
13h ago

Texas students disciplined for 'slave-trading game' that auctioned off classmates

Schools officials in Aledo said they discovered that students had engaged in cyberbullying and racial harassment.
Image: Aledo Independent School District parents say the Texas district has not done enough after an online game was discovered, in which 9th-grade students were \"slave-trading\" students of color and labeling the group chat \"Slave Trade,\" \"N\" Farm, and \"
Image: Aledo Independent School District parents say the Texas district has not done enough after an online game was discovered, in which 9th-grade students were \"slave-trading\" students of color and labeling the group chat \"Slave Trade,\" \"N\" Farm, and \"
13h ago

Man who shot, killed elephant seal in California sentenced to prison

Jordan Gerbich, who used to live in California, shot the elephant seal with a handgun on a beach there in 2019.
Image: Northern elephant seals in San Simeon, Calif., on Jan. 12, 2018
Image: Northern elephant seals in San Simeon, Calif., on Jan. 12, 2018
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'I wish I had more time': Family mourns Daunte Wright's death

"My little brother was someone who could walk into a room and not say anything but still make everyone laugh," Wright's brother said.
Katie Wright, Daunte Wright's mother, addresses the media outside the Hennepin County Government Center after a police officer shot and killed Daunte Wright, 20, following a traffic stop in Minneapolis on April 13, 2021.
Katie Wright, Daunte Wright's mother, addresses the media outside the Hennepin County Government Center after a police officer shot and killed Daunte Wright, 20, following a traffic stop in Minneapolis on April 13, 2021.