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John Bacon

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Arlington, VA, United States

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Recent articles by John:

Power outages, flight cancellations, thundersnow: Brutal snow, ice storm slams South

The entire eastern United States was bracing for a winter storm on Sunday as a furious weather front approached. → Read More

FBI IDs assailant in Texas hostage standoff as British national; rabbi 'grateful to be alive'

The assailant in the Texas synagogue hostage standoff demanded release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist suspected of ties to al-Qaida. → Read More

'A horrible scene': Search for bodies continues in Brazil cliff collapse captured on video

Video from the scene Saturday captured the tragedy as a wall of rock multiple stories tall tumbled from the cliffs, slamming at least one small boat. → Read More

'Trapped': Bronx apartment resident recalls harrowing escape from fire that left 19 dead

A 5-alarm fire started in a bedroom of a duplex apartment in the 19-story Twin Parks North West complex at 333 East 181st Street in West Bronx. → Read More

US averaging 700,000 new cases daily; Fauci says nation could reach 1M: Live COVID updates

The U.S. reported about 4.91 million cases in the week ending Saturday, more than April, May, June and July 2021 combined. Latest COVID news. → Read More

At least 6 die when Brazil cliff wall collapses on boats in tragedy caught on video

Divers and helicopters joined the frantic effort to rescue tourists thrown into a Brazilian lake when a cliff wall collapsed on their boats. → Read More

CDC advisory panel recommends youths 12-15 should get a booster: Live COVID updates

A CDC advisory panel has recommended that adolescents 12-15 get a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine, after the FDA cleared it. Latest COVID news. → Read More

FDA authorizes Pfizer booster shots for kids 12-15; US defense secretary tests positive: Today's COVID updates

The FDA gave the thumbs-up to a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for kids 12 to 15. Latest COVID news. → Read More

'Rebuild, recover, heal': 2 still missing, hundreds of homes gone after Colorado wildfires

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis toured burned-out communities Sunday as searchers looked for 2 people missing since fires destroyed hundreds of homes. → Read More

CDC cuts isolation time for Americans who test positive for COVID-19 from 10 days to 5: Updates

Health officials also reduced the amount of time one should quarantine after coming into contact with someone who tests positive for COVID. Updates. → Read More

More than 4,000 flights delayed or canceled Sunday; hospitalizations jump in some states: Live COVID-19 updates

More than 4,000 flights were delayed or canceled across the nation Sunday amid the omicron-driven coronavirus surge sweeping the nation. → Read More

The 'conscience of his generation': Desmond Tutu, South African equality activist, dies at 90

He used his pulpit as the first Black bishop of Johannesburg and later Archbishop of Cape Town to galvanize public opinion against racial inequity. → Read More

Moderna study suggests booster is effective against omicron; New Zealand man dies of myocarditis: COVID-19 updates

A study suggests Moderna's booster shot is effective against omicron. New Zealand man dies from myocarditis linked to Pfizer vaccine. Latest updates. → Read More

Omicron may multiply 70 times faster than delta; new variant dominant in Disney World county: Latest COVID-19 updates

The omicron variant multiplies 70 times faster in the human bronchial tubes than the initial COVID-19 or the delta variant, according to a new study. → Read More

800,000 US deaths from COVID-19 and counting: 'There's no question we will reach 1 million'

As the US nears 800,000 deaths from COVID-19, the question may not be whether the U.S. will reach 1 million fatalities but rather when, experts say. → Read More

Rescuers search for survivors as death toll climbs after tornadoes ripped through 5 states

Tornadoes struck at least five states over the weekend, destroying a candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky and an Amazon warehouse in Illinois. → Read More

New York brings back mask mandate as cases spike; South African president tests positive for COVID: Live updates

Masks will be required starting Monday in all indoor public places across New York unless businesses implement a vaccine requirement for entry. → Read More

FDA authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech booster for kids ages 16-17; delta is the problem, not omicron: Live COVID updates

The FDA authorized booster shots of Pfizer's vaccine for 16- and 17-year-olds at least six months after their initial doses. COVID news. → Read More

US omicron cases on the rise as NY reports 5; antibody drug appears effective against new variant: Latest COVID-19 updates

Confirmed U.S. cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus ticked up on Thursday. COVID news. → Read More

Fauci says omicron variant might 'evade immune protection': COVID-19 updates

The omicron mutation of the coronavirus "strongly suggests" it is easily transmitted and might elude immunity protections. Latest COVID news. → Read More