Here’s What We Know About the COVID-19 Omicron Strain So Far

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Yes, a new variant has emerged. On Friday, the WHO designated a fourth, possibly more transmissible “variant of concern”—B.1.1.529 or Omicron—after a steep increase in COVID-19 infections in South Africa.
Health officials have detected the variant in Belgium, Britain Botswana, Hong Kong, Israel, and the United Kingdom. As of Friday, there have been no cases of Omicron detected in the United States, according to the CDC.

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The Extreme Right’s Favorite Web Provider Just Got Hacked

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Epik, the domain registrar known for hosting far-right websites and social media services, was recently hacked, according to a release from someone claiming to be associated with the online collective known as Anonymous.

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It’s Not Too Late to Learn the Lessons We Didn’t Learn From 9/11

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This changes everything. 
Well…kind of.
After the devastating strikes of September 11, 2001, much of the national conversation focused on how the attack would alter the United States. Many of the changes weren’t positive.

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It’s Not Too Late to Learn the Lessons We Didn’t Learn From 9/11

A man watches smoke emit from the former site of the World Trade Center on September 12, 2001, from Hoboken, New Jersey.Chris Hondros/Getty

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This changes everything. 
Well…kind of.
After the devastating strikes of September 11, 2001, much of the national conversation focused on how the attack would alter the United States. Many of the changes weren’t positive.

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It’s Not Too Late to Learn the Lessons We Didn’t Learn From 9/11

A man watches smoke emit from the former site of the World Trade Center on September 12, 2001, from Hoboken, New Jersey.Chris Hondros/Getty

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This changes everything. 
Well…kind of.
After the devastating strikes of September 11, 2001, much of the national conversation focused on how the attack would alter the United States. Many of the changes weren’t positive.

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The QAnon Shaman Just Pleaded Guilty

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The closest thing QAnon has had to a mascot has pleaded guilty Friday to obstructing Electoral College certification of the 2020 presidential election on January 6. The image of Jacob Chansley wearing an American flag face paint and a horned fur hat went viral after he stormed the Capitol building along with other Trump supporters. So far, over 600 have been arrested in connection with the Capitol riots.

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The QAnon Shaman Just Pleaded Guilty

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The closest thing QAnon has had to a mascot has pleaded guilty Friday to obstructing Electoral College certification of the 2020 presidential election on January 6. The image of Jacob Chansley wearing an American flag face paint and a horned fur hat went viral after he stormed the Capitol building along with other Trump supporters. So far, over 600 have been arrested in connection with the Capitol riots.

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The QAnon Shaman Just Pleaded Guilty

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The closest thing QAnon has had to a mascot has pleaded guilty Friday to obstructing Electoral College certification of the 2020 presidential election on January 6. The image of Jacob Chansley wearing an American flag face paint and a horned fur hat went viral after he stormed the Capitol building along with other Trump supporters. So far, over 600 have been arrested in connection with the Capitol riots.

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The QAnon Shaman Just Pleaded Guilty

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The closest thing QAnon has had to a mascot has pleaded guilty Friday to obstructing Electoral College certification of the 2020 presidential election on January 6. The image of Jacob Chansley wearing an American flag face paint and a horned fur hat went viral after he stormed the Capitol building along with other Trump supporters. So far, over 600 have been arrested in connection with the Capitol riots.

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Biden Says Chaos in Kabul Justifies His Decision to Withdraw from Afghanistan

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President Joe Biden said Monday that it would have been pointless and a betrayal of his promises to Americans to have left US troops in Afghanistan any longer, in a speech that came a day after the Taliban takeover of Kabul.

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