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Saturday April 3rd, 2021 day edition

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The United States surpassed a significant milestone Friday toward ending the COVID-19 pandemic with more than 100 million people having received at least one vaccine dose, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What You Need To Know More than 100 million Americans have now received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, according to CDC data.

As of Friday afternoon, 30.7% of the U.S. population has received at least one shot, while 17.5% have been fully vaccinated.

The Biden administration announced Friday that 20 million shots have been administered over the past seven days, an average of 2.9 million doses a day.

The number as of early Friday afternoon stood at 101.8 million, or 30.7% of the population.

“It is truly inspiring for me to see many Americans embracing vaccination,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said.

Nearly three-quarters of Americans age 65 or older have received at least one shot, while 53.5% are fully vaccinated. »

Nuclear should be considered part of clean energy standard, White House says

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In a press conference yesterday with reporters, White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy said the administration would seek to implement a clean energy standard that would encourage utilities to use greener power sources.

The clean energy standard adds a climate dimension to the Biden administration’s recently announced infrastructure plan, seeking to put the US on a path to eliminating carbon pollution.

Though the Biden administration favors the clean energy standard, McCarthy said they aren’t ruling out a carbon tax or fee to get to net-zero. »

Rep. Matt Gaetz's communications director steps down amid federal investigation of congressman

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Rep. Matt Gaetz's communications director has left the office of the Florida Republican amid a federal criminal probe into whether the congressman paid women for sex.

"The Office of Congressman Matt Gaetz and Luke Ball have agreed that it would be best to part ways," Gaetz's office said in a statement to Fox News.


Capitol Officer Killed Weeks After Mitch McConnell Insisted Extra Capitol Security Was Unnecessary

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On Friday afternoon, Capitol police officer William Evans was killed after being rammed by a vehicle at the northern entrance to the complex.

The attack comes nearly three months after the violent insurrection that left five people dead, and weeks after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell insisted there was no reason for enhanced security around the Capitol building.

Speaking to reporters last month, McConnell claimed that extra security was totally unnecessary. »