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So far, coronavirus mutations don’t mean much, big study finds

So far, coronavirus mutations don’t mean much, big study finds

A giant study of more than 12,000 mutations in the novel coronavirus finds none of them has made a big difference in how easily it infects people, researchers reported Wednesday. The mutations, found in more than 46,000 samples taken from 99 different countries, all appear to be neutral, the team of leading viral genetics experts…MORE

CIA officer killed in combat in Somalia

CIA officer killed in combat in Somalia

A CIA officer was killed in Somalia last weekend, according to a former senior administration official with knowledge of the matter. The officer was wounded in an operation in the country and later died, the source said. The identity of the officer has not been made public but the source said the officer was a…MORE

Atlanta homicides are the highest they’ve been in 30 years, police say

Atlanta homicides are the highest they’ve been in 30 years, police say

There have been 131 homicides in Atlanta so far this year, making 2020 the deadliest year for the city in the past decade with more than a month until year’s end, according to Atlanta Police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant. By June 27, there were 50 homicides in Atlanta, and five months later that number has…MORE

Fox News staffers thought Newsmax was a joke. But they’re not laughing anymore

Fox News staffers thought Newsmax was a joke. But they’re not laughing anymore

Fox News is taking action to stave off newfound competition from Newsmax TV. Producers on some Fox programs have been told to monitor Newsmax’s guest bookings and throw some sand in Newsmax’s gears by encouraging guests who appear on both channels to stop saying yes to the upstart. According to Fox sources, producers were told…MORE

Trump announces pardon for Michael Flynn in tweet

Trump announces pardon for Michael Flynn in tweet

President Donald Trump announced in a tweet Wednesday that he has granted his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, a “full pardon,” wiping away the guilty plea of the intelligence official, lobbyist and conservative fringe darling for lying to the FBI. The pardon, coming as Trump enters his last days as President, bookends his four…MORE

Democratic fight emerges ahead of appointment to fill Kamala Harris’ Senate seat

Democratic fight emerges ahead of appointment to fill Kamala Harris’ Senate seat

A cross-country lobbying campaign for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris‘ Senate seat has pitted factions divided by race, gender and geography against one another and heightened internal tensions within at least one influential caucus on Capitol Hill. Prominent African Americans officials would like California Gov. Gavin Newsom to pick Reps. Karen Bass or Barbara Lee to…MORE

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