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Unstoppable Tide: Alabama routs Ohio State for national title
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Unstoppable Tide: Alabama routs Ohio State for national title

DeVonta Smith was uncoverable, Najee Harris unstoppable and Mac Jones impeccable as the top-ranked Tide won the College Football Playoff national championship game 52-24 against No. 3 Ohio State on Monday night. They finished the year 13-0 — a full season when many wondered if it would be possible to play any.

US asking states to speed vaccine, not hold back 2nd dose
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US asking states to speed vaccine, not hold back 2nd dose

By ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is asking states to speed delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to people older than 65 and others at high risk by no longer holding back the second dose of the two-dose shots, officials said Tuesday. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said that “the administration in...

Records show fervent Trump fans fueled US Capitol takeover
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Records show fervent Trump fans fueled US Capitol takeover

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, GILLIAN FLACCUS and JIM MUSTIAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The insurrectionist mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol at the president’s behest last week was overwhelmingly made up of longtime Trump supporters, including Republican Party officials, GOP political donors, far-right militants, white supremacists, and adherents of the QAnon myth that...

Capitol assault a more sinister attack than first appeared
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Capitol assault a more sinister attack than first appeared

"Hang Mike Pence!" the insurrectionists chanted as they pressed inside, beating police with pipes. They demanded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's whereabouts, too. They hunted any and all lawmakers: "Where are they?" Outside, makeshift gallows stood, complete with sturdy wooden steps and the noose. Guns and pipe bombs had been stashed in the vicinity.

No. 1 Alabama looking for 6th title under Saban vs. Ohio St
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No. 1 Alabama looking for 6th title under Saban vs. Ohio St

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer MIAMI (AP) — Trying to figure out which of Nick Saban’s Alabama teams is best is akin to picking Michelangelo’s greatest work of art or Ernest Hemingway’s best novel. They are all excellent in their own way. The first to win a national championship came in 2009...

Capitol siege forces questions, ousters
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Capitol siege forces questions, ousters

The violent siege of the Capitol by President Donald Trump's supporters forced painful new questions across government — about his fitness to remain in office for two more weeks, the ability of the police to secure the complex and the future of the Republican Party in a post-Trump era.

The day my ‘second home,’ the Capitol, was overtaken by mob
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The day my ‘second home,’ the Capitol, was overtaken by mob

In the center aisle, right between McConnell and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York, stood an officer with an identifying sash. His back was to us as he faced the center Senate door. He had a large rifle, it seemed, but he was trying to hide it. Behind him were three boxes holding electoral college vote certificates.