John Bacon, The Spectrum

John Bacon

The Spectrum

Arlington, VA, United States

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Recent articles by John:

Coronavirus updates: Single-dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson could be 'game changer'; Biden to require masks on planes

A COVID vaccine being developed by New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson could dramatically speed up the fight against the pandemic. Latest COVID news. → Read More

Inauguration Day security live updates: Bomb threat at Supreme Court; security remains tight in and around Capitol

The inauguration of Joe Biden was set to kick off at 11 a.m. in a sun-splashed but chilly nation's capital-turned armed camp. → Read More

FBI tracking chatter that extremists could pose as National Guard to access Inauguration, report says

Adherents of the QAnon extremist ideology have indicated they plan to be in Washington for Joe Biden's inauguration, according to report. → Read More

A jittery nation days before Inauguration Day; gun rights caravans roll into Richmond, Virginia

An FBI warning of possible armed protests at the U.S. Capitol and state capitol buildings across the nation have put the nation on edge. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: As US death toll approaches 400K, new variants threaten to add to struggle; Americans' trust in vaccines grows

The pace of vaccinations is picking up but remains well below encouraging estimates from public health experts. Latest COVID-19 news. → Read More

'Everyone is on high alert': DC, state capitals prepare for violent protests ahead of inauguration

Preparations are underway in capitals across the nation amid FBI reports of armed protests planned for virtually every state. → Read More

Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund's request for National Guard backup was denied, he says in interview

Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund says his requests for National Guard assistance before and during the riot were repeatedly turned down. → Read More

Capitol Police officer being hailed as a hero for drawing angry mob away from Senate floor

Officer Eugene Goodman drew an angry mob away from the entrance to the Senate floor as rioters smashed their way into the US Capitol on Wednesday. → Read More

Capitol riot live updates: More arrests made as report details open, online planning of Capitol riot

An organization that tracks online activity of white supremacists says many Americans don’t understand how openly the Capitol riot was planned. → Read More

US Capitol quiet after night of unprecedented assault: 4 dead, 52 arrested, FBI seeking information

D.C. was quiet hours after Trump supporters overwhelmed police and breached the Capitol in an unprecedented assault on the Democratic process. → Read More

Live coverage of DC protests: Capitol locked down as protesters push through fence, breach building

Live coverage of the Washington, D.C., rallies where Trump supporters are gathering to protest as Congress counts Electoral College votes. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: Britain imposes lockdown even as it rolls out new vaccine; December was worst month yet in US

Britain became first nation to use the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. December smashed records for deaths and cases in the US. Latest virus news. → Read More

Minneapolis police involved in first fatality since George Floyd; video to be released

Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said a fatal shooting took place Wednesday evening during a traffic stop involving a "felony suspect." → Read More

Coronavirus updates: Unemployment benefits expire for millions of Americans; EU begins mass vaccinations across 27 nations; 333K US deaths

Jobless benefits expired for millions as Trump and Congress struggled over stimulus details. The EU began its vaccination program. Latest COVID news. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: December is deadliest month for COVID-19; Sunday air travel sets pandemic record; Italy cracks down on anti-vaxxers

Novavax announced final testing of its vaccine candidate will begin. More than a dozen anti-vaxxer doctors disciplined in Rome. Latest COVID news. → Read More

Nashville bombing: Authorities know Anthony Quinn Warner triggered the blast, but motive remains a mystery

Anthony Quinn Warner triggered the bomb that rocked Nashville and took his life on Christmas morning. Authorities are trying to determine why. → Read More

Army member Duke Webb charged in Illinois bowling alley rampage that killed 3

Duke Webb, 37, is being held in Winnebago County Jail without bond on three counts each of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. → Read More

Nashville bombing mystery: Questions could be answered 'relatively soon,' mayor says

A day after a recreational vehicle blew up in Nashville, injuring 3 and damaging more than 40 buildings, no motive for the attack had been revealed. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: First vaccine shipments roll out; first inoculations could come Monday

Vaccine shipments roll out today. Inoculations could come Monday, with healthcare workers and nursing home residents first in line. Latest COVID news. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: US sets record for daily deaths as Pfizer vaccine reaches final review for FDA authorization

Another California region falls into state's stay-at-home order. Wyoming doctor resigns after pushing debunked conspiracy theory. Latest COVID news. → Read More