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Oklahoma City Police Kill Inmate Who Took Officer Hostage 

Oklahoma City police officers fatally shot an inmate who took a correctional officer hostage at a county jail Saturday, authorities said. Officers had tried to deescalate the situation at the Oklahoma County Detention Center, but authorities fired their weapons after the suspect held something against…

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Prosecutors add 3 fraud charges against Missouri lawmaker 

LIBERTY, Mo. – A Missouri state lawmaker already indicted on 20 charges related to a fraud scheme involving medical treatments now faces three more charges alleging she fraudulently sought federal funding for COVID-19 services at her southwest Missouri clinics. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that a…

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White House to Spend $10 Billion to Bolster Vaccine Effort 

The White House announced Thursday that it is dedicating another $10 billion to try to drive up vaccination rates in low-income, minority and rural enclaves throughout the country. The effort, which is funded through the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package passed earlier this month, will…