Midday News to Use: 01.08.2021

Blood on His Hands
A US Capitol police officer has died of injuries suffered in Wednesday’s violence at the Capitol. Officer Brian Sicknick is the fifth person to die as a result of the insurrection. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund is resigning. Sund said his force and other officers were “actively attacked” with metal pipes and other weapons as insurrectionist tried to enter the building.
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Intentionally
President Trump replaced the head of the Pentagon after he lost the election. Many watched with concern for what that would mean. Now they think it had to do with January 6th as the Pentagon placed limits on D.C. Guard ahead of pro-Trump riots. Couple that with the fact that after repeated calls for assistance no assistance was given until after Vice President Pence directly intervened.
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No Other Choice
While talk of imposing the 25th ammendment swirl, people near the Vice President say he has no appetite for it. Even though Trump incited rioters to march on the Capital where Vice President Pence was fulfilling his constitutional obligations. With that in mind Democrats will meet today to discuss impeaching Trump for a second time after the President incited the assault on Capitol.
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A New Record Every day
Yesterday broke the previous day record for the amount of deaths in the U.S. from Covid-19. 4,000 in one day. CNN reports that in Los Angeles County, the number of people dying of Covid-19 in a day is now equivalent to the number of homicide deaths the city sees in an entire year.
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Pulix Vaccination
As quickly as they became available is as quickly they went. Publix had no problems scheduling those 65 or older to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. The counties that vaccines were available for a limited number of COVID-19 vaccinations at select Publix pharmacies are Citrus, Hernando, and Marion counties. Pulix hopes that it can expand its reach if they are allowed to have more vaccines.
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