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Public health officials have confirmed cases of the omicron variant in at least 20 countries.

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Experts say it's only a matter of time until the new omicron variant emerges in the U.S.

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Congress returns from a holiday break with a full plate of must-pass legislation. Democrats face some pretty big deadlines during a make or break month to pass the rest of President Biden's Build Back Better agenda.

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Infectious disease experts have said this again and again - the pandemic isn't over.

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Now they say the omicron variant is proof of exactly that.

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Today, we know some of the history of a man accused of driving his vehicle into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis., killing five people.

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Let's start with what we don't know. We do not know why the driver of a red SUV rolled through the Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis.

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Farmers are celebrating at protest camps in northern India.

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Who killed Malcolm X? The official answer to that question changes today.

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Two federal health agencies are independently considering a very big question - should all American adults get COVID booster shots?

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Democrats in Washington say they have a PR problem. They say their policies and ideas that helped elect them to run the House, Senate and the White House are still popular today. The problem is that the polling does not seem to agree.

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When President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping met by teleconference last night, Biden repeated his goal for their summit. He said he wanted to avoid conflict and instead talk about competition.

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Climate negotiations in Glasgow, Scotland, are down to the wire.

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President Biden plans to sign a landmark $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law on Monday.

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Biden traveled to the Port of Baltimore to sell it.

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