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13h15 25  février
Live updates: New vaccine developments raise hopes even as virus variants proliferate
By Erin Cunningham and Paul Schemm
A new vaccine is expected to hit the market soon, while drugmakers are retooling the existing ones to combat the emerging, more virulent variants of the virus.
Dozens got coronavirus from high-intensity workouts in gyms. The CDC warns that masks, better ventilation are a must.
By Andrea Salcedo
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday urged gym users to wear masks during intense workouts even when socially distant and asked gyms to improve ventilation and push for outdoor activities when possible.
The Texas freeze’s silent victims: wildebeest, gemsbok antelope and other exotic’ animals
By Eva Ruth Moravec
Ranchers and breeders are still calculating their losses. It was heartbreaking,’ one says.
Virginia prison guards accused a staffer of smuggling contraband, so she was fired. It was a tampon, she says.
By Jaclyn Peiser
Joyce Flores says she tried to convince the Virginia Department of Corrections officers for hours that the article inside her vagina was a tampon and not contraband.
Marjorie Taylor Greene blasted for attacking colleague’s transgender daughter: Sickening, pathetic, unimaginably cruel’
By Katie Shepherd
After Rep. Marie Newman (D-Ill.), who has a transgender daughter, hung a transgender rights flag outside her office, her neighbor, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.), retaliated with a transphobic sign.
A Capitol rioter texted his ex during the insurrection to call her a moron,’ feds say. She turned him in.
By Timothy Bella
Richard Michetti called his former partner a moron in a text message during the insurrection, federal agents said, and she quickly turned him in.
16h45 24  février
Moderna says new version of vaccine is tailored to quell infection by South Africa variant
By Kim Bellware and Erin Cunningham
It is the third-straight week that global deaths have fallen. The number of new cases is also down by 11 percent from the week before.
Ex-aide alleges Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed her, kissed her and left her nauseous’ at work
By Hannah Knowles and Reis Thebault
Lindsey Boylan said in an online post that Cuomo would go out of his way to touch me on my lower back, arms and legs, and she shared images of text messages and emails that she said supported her story.
Ex-officer threatened to put a bullet in 11-year-old’s head over doorbell prank, police say
By Lateshia Beachum
A former police officer is facing charges of kidnapping and making death threats to an 11-year-old after a doorbell prank, police say.
Black History Month 2021
By Washington Post Staff
This Black History Month, as history struggles to keep up with current events, we can remember how we got here as we keep our eyes on the future.
Fanne Foxe, Argentine Firecracker’ at center of D.C. sex scandal, dies at 84
By Adam Bernstein
She ran from the car of a powerful congressman and dove into the Tidal Basin in 1974, generating a splash that would ripple into a political cause celebre.
South Dakota AG pushed by critics to resign over new evidence in fatal car incident: He knew what he hit and he lied’
By Andrea Salcedo
South Dakota Gov. Kristi L. Noem (R) called for Jason Ravnsborg’s resignation as a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced articles of impeachment.
Oklahoma man accused of triple murder confessed to killing neighbor and cooking her heart with potatoes,’ investigators say
By Jaclyn Peiser
In one of the three murders he is accused of, Lawrence Anderson told state investigators he cooked the heart with potatoes to feed to his family to release the demons.
She needed a vaccine appointment before open-heart surgery. She got it from a stranger on Nextdoor.
By Sydney Page
I am scheduled for the vaccine this morning at 10:45am, wrote Christy Lewis, who has an autoimmune disease. You need this much more than I do.
Critics slam Sen. Ron Johnson for unfounded claim that fake Trump protesters’ led riots: It’s disgraceful’
By Katie Shepherd
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) made false claims minimizing the damage done by a pro-Trump mob during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.