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First-time gun buyers driving up sales as gun violence numbers increase

The FBI says 38 million firearm background checks were run in 2021 as a result of increased gun sales. NBC News’ Steve Patterson reports on how the rise in sales coincides with the rise of gun violence. 
First-time gun buyers driving up sales as gun violence numbers increase
First-time gun buyers driving up sales as gun violence numbers increase
4h ago

BNSF unions can't strike over attendance policy, judge rules

About 17,000 workers had threatened to stop working over the policy, a move that could have disrupted the transportation of goods and commodities across the U.S.
A BNSF rail terminal worker monitors the departure of a freight train, on June 15, 2021, in Galesburg, Ill.
A BNSF rail terminal worker monitors the departure of a freight train, on June 15, 2021, in Galesburg, Ill.

Who will get long Covid? Study may offer clues

If confirmed, the findings could one day lead to the development of a test to predict a patient's risk.
A healthcare worker administers a Covid-19 test in San Francisco on Jan. 10, 2022.
A healthcare worker administers a Covid-19 test in San Francisco on Jan. 10, 2022.

Cup Foods employee, FBI video analyst testify in trial of officers charged with violating George Floyd’s rights

A Cup Foods employee and a FBI video analyst testified in the trial of three former police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights. The employee recounted his interaction with Floyd and described interacting with him outside of the store. 
Cup Foods employee, FBI video analyst testify in trial of officers charged with violating George Floyd’s rights
Cup Foods employee, FBI video analyst testify in trial of officers charged with violating George Floyd’s rights

What's a market correction? Two charts help explain.

The stock market’s dip Monday introduced the term to many new investors for the first time. Here’s what it means.
Image: Trader Jonathan Mueller works on the New York Stock Exchange floor in New York City on Jan. 25, 2022.
Image: Trader Jonathan Mueller works on the New York Stock Exchange floor in New York City on Jan. 25, 2022.
6h ago

Second NYPD officer dies after shooting in Harlem

Wilbert Mora, 27, was fatally wounded alongside fellow officer Jason Rivera, 22, who died last week.
Image: Police officers hold candles as they attend a vigil following the shooting of two police officers in Harlem, N.Y., on Jan. 22, 2022.
Image: Police officers hold candles as they attend a vigil following the shooting of two police officers in Harlem, N.Y., on Jan. 22, 2022.
6h ago

Alec Baldwin, 'Rust' producers say fatal shooting 'workplace accident' while seeking to dismiss suit

The movie's script supervisor should be pursing her claims via workers compensation, defense attorneys said in their petition to have Maime Mitchell's civil claim tossed.
Alec Baldwin appears on NBC's "TODAY" show on April 1, 2019.
Alec Baldwin appears on NBC's "TODAY" show on April 1, 2019.

Over 500 corporations back effort to support Equality Act. Does it matter?

Critics point out that some of those same companies are funding the politicians who are standing in the way of the sweeping LGBTQ rights bill’s passage.
People carry a rainbow flag during the Miami Beach Pride Festival in South Beach, Fla., on Sept. 19, 2021.
People carry a rainbow flag during the Miami Beach Pride Festival in South Beach, Fla., on Sept. 19, 2021.

Despite surge in hospitalizations, omicron is causing less severe illness

A smaller percentage of Covid patients are winding up in intensive care units, the CDC reported. A combination of vaccinations and a less virulent variant may be factors.
Medical staff treat a Covid-19 patient in their isolation room on the Intensive Care Unit at Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, on Jan. 5, 2022.
Medical staff treat a Covid-19 patient in their isolation room on the Intensive Care Unit at Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, on Jan. 5, 2022.

Hospitals receive $2 billion in federal aid to fight Covid

The Biden administration is sending an additional $2 billion in federal aid to help hospitals and medical service providers fight the latest Covid-19 surge. The Department of Health and Human Services announced the latest funding as health care groups emphasize how the coronavirus overwhelmed hospitals. 
Hospitals receive $2 billion in federal aid to fight Covid
Hospitals receive $2 billion in federal aid to fight Covid
7h ago

NBA player Jaxson Hayes charged with domestic violence in Los Angeles

The New Orleans Pelicans center is facing 12 misdemeanors stemming from a July confrontation with police, who were responding to an incident involving his girlfriend.
Jaxson Hayes of the New Orleans Pelicans watches from the bench during the second half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns on Nov. 2, 2021, in Phoenix.
Jaxson Hayes of the New Orleans Pelicans watches from the bench during the second half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns on Nov. 2, 2021, in Phoenix.