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5 things to know for December 10: Covid, January 6, Immigration, Robbery, Jussie Smollett

By AJ Willingham, CNN

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1.Coronavirus

Doctors, nurses and healthcare workers once again reaches exhaustion as Covid-19 infection rates rise again. Nationwide, the number of hospital admissions of Covid-19 has increased by 40% from a month ago. In some places, the situation is even worse, like Michigan, where hospitalizations rose 88% in the past month. Healthcare workers there are noticing a worrying trend: increasingly young people are dying. This is the first winter in America with a deadly Delta variant, so experts are concerned about what’s to come. Meanwhile, FDA authorized the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to be used as a booster in people aged 16 to 17, and the CDC has also made its recommendations. To date, about 50 million people – 26.9% of fully vaccinated adults – have received an additional dose of the vaccine.

2. Riot in the Capitol

Federal Court of Appeals denied former President Donald Trump’s attempt to block his White House records from his release to the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 uprising. However, Trump is now likely to take the matter to the Supreme Court. Trump’s lawsuit alleges the committee failed to provide clear reasons for obtaining more than 700 pages of records, but the court generally upheld the commission’s purposes and found examples of former presidents in compliance. request of the successor. Despite what some lawmakers are considering a decisive decision that put Trump off efforts to block the documents for months, the court paused the decision for two weeks so Trump could seek intervention. of the Supreme Court.

3. Immigration

At least 650 people died trying to cross the US-Mexico border this year, According to data from the International Organization for Migration. That is the highest number since the agency began recording such data in 2014. Although the agency did not specify a cause of death, border crossings are notoriously difficult and can be innumerable. complicated. U.S. Customs and Border Protection previously said the majority of deaths at the migrant border were linked to heat exposure. As the Biden administration continues to attempt to reunite hundreds of families separated at the border under a Trump-era “zero tolerance” policy, the Department of Homeland Security issued a public request for recommendations to make sure the federal government never uses family separation as a tactic against undocumented migrants.

4. Robbery

A group of 20 retail leaders – including the CEOs of Target, Best Buy, Nordstrom, Home Depot and CVS – sent a letter to Congress calling on lawmakers to act. in response to the recent wave of cheeky store robberies in major US cities. The group says criminals can easily resell stolen items online and recommends Congress pass a bill to make it easier for consumers to identify exactly who they are buying from and where the goods came from. – and it’s harder for criminals to conceal false identities. There have been some incidents in the past few weeks a crowd of people overwhelms the store and shoplifting, and several stores were looted during Black Friday. Some retailers, like Best Buy, say they’re also beefing up security to address the issue.

5. Jussie Smollett

Jussie SmollettActor was found guilty of five counts of disorderly conduct for falsely reporting to police that he was the victim of a hate crime in January 2019. Smollett denied the attack was a hoax. However, two brothers who knew Smollett through the television show “Empire” testified that the actor was black and gay, directing and paying them to carry out a mock attack against gays and racists to attract the sympathy of the media. At that time, many celebrities, politicians and advocacy groups rallied after the actor. Chicago police initially investigated the incident as a hate crime, but when the story broke, they quickly said the actor orchestrated the incident himself. Smollett’s sentence is likely to result in jail time.

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TODAY’S NUMBERS

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That’s how many of the galleries at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art are named for the Sackler family, a major longtime donor. Yesterday, the organization announced it will remove the Sackler name from those galleries. The Sackler family’s Purdue Pharma, which makes OxyContin, is now best known for its role in the nation’s opioid epidemic. The Met’s decision this week is the museum’s latest attempt to distance itself from the controversy.

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This very cute puppy is learning a hard lesson at the beach: No matter how much you dig, the waves will always wash it away. (Click here to view)

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