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Massimiliano Finzi/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — As the United States heads into the summer season, early indicators show the country is likely to experience an increase in COVID-19 infections. For the week ending June 8, the latest date for which data is available, COVID test positivity was 5.4% across the U.S., an increase of 0.8% […]

Scott Olson/Getty Images (DETROIT) — Record warm winter weather is having severe ramifications on the ice cover that typically engulfs the Great Lakes at this time of year. Just 5.9% of the Great Lakes are currently covered with ice compared to an average of about 40% for this time of year, according to the latest Great […]

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Republican members of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday pressed Washington, D.C., officials about public safety and the city’s management in the wake of Congress taking the unusual step of blocking controversial changes to the local criminal code. For almost four hours, legislators debated D.C.’s laws at a hearing nominally focused […]

Bengtsson, Hasse/Getty Images (EAST PALESTINE, Ohio) — There were more toxic chemicals aboard the train that derailed in Ohio than originally reported, new data shows. State health officials were initially concerned about the presence of vinyl chloride, a highly volatile colorless gas produced for commercial uses, which spilled after about 50 cars on a Norfolk […]

Jenn Ackerman /For The Washington Post via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — In the early months of 2020, doctors were left responsible to treat a little-known virus that prompted the worst pandemic the world had seen in a century – risking their lives in the process. During the study timeframe, from March 2020 to December […]