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    To mandate or not: How businesses are weathering the SCOTUS decision

    To mandate or not: How businesses are weathering the SCOTUS decision

    Which businesses are enforcing vaccine mandates on their own?

    • 13 min
    Booster shots 90% effective at preventing omicron hospitalizations

    Booster shots 90% effective at preventing omicron hospitalizations

    Data is particularly strong for older people to get vaccinated and boosted. Plus, breaking news reporter Grace Hauck updates us on the investigation into COVID testing fraud allegations, diplomats stay optimistic at easing Russia and Ukraine tensions, rare winter weather hits the Carolinas and the NFL Playoffs Divisional Round is here.




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    How the war on critical race theory spread from schools to big business

    How the war on critical race theory spread from schools to big business

    Senior tech and economic opportunity reporter Jessica Guynn explains. Plus, President Joe Biden has strong words for Russia, breaking news reporter Claire Thornton talks Americans' growing fears on COVID-19, we remember Meat Loaf and the March for Life descends on Washington.




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    • 11 min
    Biden's first year in office

    Biden's first year in office

    He addressed the nation yesterday as approval ratings have plummeted. Plus, voting rights legislation fails in the Senate, education reporter Alia Wong talks about day care closings because of omicron, the Sundance Film Festival kicks off and tech reporter Brett Molina talks about 5G near airports.




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    • 15 min
    Trump documents set for release

    Trump documents set for release

    Only a handful of documents will be made available - for now. Plus, reporter Sarah Elbeshbishi explains how some states make a distinction between sexual assault victims who were forced to be intoxicated and those who chose to do so, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken meets with Ukrainian leaders amid Russia tensions, tech reporter Brett Molina explains why Microsoft bought a big video game company and AT&T and Verizon launch 5G in most of the country.




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    • 11 min
    Senate to take up voting rights legislation

    Senate to take up voting rights legislation

    Democrats were able to pass a bill through the House, but doing so in the Senate may be impossible without eliminating the filibuster. Plus, research from Israel shows a 4th COVID-19 vaccine dose may not be as effective against omicron, we hear some tips on finding at-home COVID-19 tests, Tonga remains isolated after a tsunami and a massive asteroid passes by Earth.




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    • 12 min

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