Stacey Abrams speaks during a church service in Norfolk, Va., on Oct. 17. A political organization led by the Democrat is branching out into paying off medical debts. Fair Fight Action said it's donating $1.34 million from its political action committee to wipe out debt owed by 108,000 people in Georgia, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
LGBTQ rights advocates protest efforts to pass legislation restricting the participation of trans student athletes on Sept. 20 at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott signed the bill into law Monday.
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Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra said the overdose epidemic has grown so severe that new measures are needed to keep people with addiction alive. He is seen here on Capitol Hill in September.
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Prior to his arrest on charges stemming from the riot at the U.S. Capitol, Alan Hostetter led protests against lockdown policies related to COVID-19 and pro-Trump "Stop The Steal" rallies in California. In a recent video posted to the platform BitChute, he said he will represent himself at trial, while wearing a hat saying "COVID IS A SCAM."
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Actor Alec Baldwin, seen in 2015. Experts predict a tremendous legal fallout after Baldwin pulled the trigger on a gun used as a prop while filming Rust in New Mexico and unwittingly killed a cinematographer and injured a director.
A military police officer walks near a destroyed gate in Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael on Oct. 12, 2018. The Pentagon says climate change is a national security concern.
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A child plays with colorful plastic blocks. Children in need of quality childcare is in high demand but short supply, including for disabled children, parents say.
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Emails show that the firing of Tennessee's former vaccination director, Michelle Fiscus, caught the state's top health leaders off guard and sent them scrambling for answers. Meanwhile the health commissioner fumed over the praise fellow coworkers heaped on the ousted employee.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., arrives at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 5. Her opposition to Democrats' proposed spending package is forcing changes, but her specific positions have been hard to pin down.
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Rain falls as people cross the street during an autumn Nor'easter on Tuesday in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. New York and New Jersey declared states of emergency as the storm brought heavy rain and strong winds to the area.
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