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Should I get vaccinated against Covid-19 if I have had the virus?

Should I get vaccinated against Covid-19 if I have had the virus? Yes. Regardless of whether there has been a previous infection, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that people should plan to get vaccinated when it is their turn. "It's a pretty straightforward question," said Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease specialist at Johns Hopkins University. "Yes, you need to get vaccinated." Once you recover, your immune system should prevent you from catching it again right away. "Your immune system is able to identify the virus and protect itself," said Saskia Popescu, an epidemiologist at George Mason University. Scientists still don't know exactly how long that immunity lasts or how strong it is, although recent research suggests that protection could last for several months. It's impossible to know how long a person can be immune, said Prathit Kulkarni, an infectious disease expert at Baylor College of Medicine. &quo

U.S. executes first woman in nearly seven decades

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Lisa Montgomery, 52, was pronounced dead at 1:31 a.m. on Wednesday after receiving a lethal injection into Terre Haute Federal Prison, Indiana. For the first time in nearly seven decades, the federal government executed a woman. Lisa Montgomery,52, was pronounced dead this Wednesday at 1:31 a.m., after receiving a lethal injection into Terre Haute Federal Prison, Indiana. The Kansas woman was sentenced to death for strangling a pregnant woman in Missouri and cutting off the baby she was carrying in her womb. At the beginning of the process, a woman standing leaned towards Montgomery, gently removed her mask and asked if she had a final words. "No, " replied the woman in a quiet, dull voice. He didn't say anything else. On Tuesday, a federal judge had granted Montgomery a temporary postponement of his execution pending a review of his mental ability to understand this punishment. But on Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court lifted the suspension of the appeals court that bl

Republican leader in Senate doesn't rule out voting in favor of convicting Donald Trump in political trial

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In a statement, Mitch McConnell said that "even though the press is full of speculation," he has not yet "made a final decision" regarding what will be his position in the process in which the representative is accused of "inciting insurrection" U.S. Senate Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell did not brazenly vote in favor of convicting Donald Trump in the political trial passed Wednesday by the House of Representatives. In a statement, McConnell said that "even though the press is full of speculation," he has not yet "made a final decision" regarding what will be his position in the process in which the representative is accused of "inciting insurrection." "I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate," he said. This was the first time the mighty Republican has left open the possibility of cons using the outgoing representative in public. The statement was issued hours after

The House of Representatives will vote Wednesday to charge Trump for the second time after he incited riots at the Capitol

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Washington, D.C. -- The House of Representatives is set up on Wednesday to make Donald Trump the first president in U.S. history to be charged for the second time with a quick, bipartisan vote to condemn his role in inciting riots at the U.S. Capitol. House Democrats and at least a handful of Republicans, including House No. 3 Republican, will vote in favor of the trial to dismiss Trump just a week after a deadly mob invaded the Capitol, ransacked the compound, and endangered the lives of Vice President Mike Pence and lawmakers. The speed of the vote and Republican support underscores the anger lawmakers feel about Trump's role in inciting agitators who seized the Capitol after months of false rhetoric about election theft. The political trial resolution that the House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday accuses Trump of a single charge: "incitement to insurrection." Republicans will vote in favor of the political trial, but it is unclear how many will unite The num

Paramedic who 'thought he was untouchable' is behind bars after being convicted of raping two women including a nurse and sexually assaulting young girl

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A paramedic 'who thought he was untouchable' has been found guilty of raping a patient in her own home and sexually assaulting another patient in the back of his ambulance. Andrew Wheeler, 46, of Mill Green, Warboys in Cambridgeshire, was on duty in a rapid response car when he was called to help a woman who had collapsed at her friend's house in 2018. He drove the woman, who was drunk, to her own house where he raped and sexually assaulted her. Jurors at Peterborough Crown Court convicted him of both offences after three days of deliberation. The jury also convicted Wheeler of raping a second woman in 2009 on an occasion when she was not a patient, and of sexually assaulting her in the back of his ambulance when she was a patient in 2010. Andrew Wheeler, 46, (pictured left in 2019 and right, arriving at court earlier this month) was convicted of a string of sexual offences including raping a patient in her own home in 2018 Prosecutor Noel Casey described Wheeler as a “call

NASCAR rising star Hailie Deegan is ordered to undergo sensitivity training for calling an opponent a 'retard' during online race

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NASCAR's rising start driver Hailie Deegan has been ordered to undergo sensitivity training for calling an opponent a 'retard' during live stream of a virtual race.  The 19-year-old was playing iRacing - a popular racing simulation that is sometimes played and broadcast live by professional drivers - on Sunday night, and used the word when she was bumped into by another car. 'It was inappropriate slang and a stupid thing to do,' Deegan said in a statement Sunday. 'I apologize to everyone who was offended by it. There's no excuse for it, and I know I have to do better for my sponsors and my fans.'  NASCAR's rising start driver Hailie Deegan (pictured in February) has been ordered to undergo sensitivity training for calling an opponent a 'retard' during live stream of a virtual race In 2018, the California became the first woman to win a race in NASCAR's K&N Pro Series West. Deegan now competes for Ford Racing Development in mostly lo

EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Dre's estranged wife accused him of holding a gun to her head, punching her in the face and grabbing her by the neck in explosive divorce documents filed days before the hip-hop mogul suffered a brain aneurysm

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Just days before hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital with a suspected brain aneurysm, his estranged wife Nicole filed divorce documents accusing him of years of violent and emotional abuse. The 55-year-old music tycoon - real name Andre Young - held a gun to her head, punched her in the face and slammed her against a wall, lifting her off her feet by her neck, she claimed in the court papers found by DailyMail.com. Nicole, 50 - who's fighting in court for her share of Dre's estimated $1 billion empire - made her shocking charges in response to her soon-to-be-ex husband's declaration last week that 'at no time did I abuse Nicole or threaten her physical safety,' during their 24-year marriage.  Nicole blasted Dre's statements as 'blatant lies'.  'I have explained in excruciating and painful detail the abuse that Andre has perpetrated against me over our more than 25 year-relationship,' she said.  Nicole Young, the estranged

LAPD hunts two men 'of interest' in attack of black woman at Stop the Steal rally in LA where she was 'saved' by Good Samaritan Trump supporter who then lost his job

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The LAPD has revealed it is hunting two men described as people of interest in an attack on a black woman at a 'Stop the Steal' rally after she was allegedly 'saved' by a Good Samaritan Donald Trump supporter. The manhunt comes amid calls to reinstate to job of the apparent Samaritan, who was fired from his job at a local car dealership after his superiors spotted him in the footage of the Trump rally.  Police released photos of the two individuals 'of interest' on social media Monday and asked for the public's help identifying them in connection to the alleged hate crime and battery incident in front of City Hall in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday. Berlinda Nibo, 25, had been walking past the pro-Trump protest on her way home when she was attacked by members of the crowd who ripped off her wig, called her the N-word and pepper sprayed her multiple times.   Pictures of the violent incident showed a white Trump supporter - identified online as Roy Ball - re

DC Attorney General investigates whether he can charge Trump with inciting violence for urging MAGA mob to march towards Capitol prior to siege

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The District of Columbia's Attorney General is considering potentially charging President Trump and others for inciting violence in the speeches they gave to MAGA supporters prior to the US Capitol siege.  AG Karl Racine said his office is investigating last week's breach of the Capitol and is weighing whether he could bring charges against Trump and others, including his son Don Jr. and lawyer Rudy Giuliani. 'I'm looking at a charge under the DC Code of inciting violence and that would apply where there's a clear recognition that one's incitement could lead to foreseeable violence,' Racine told MSNBC on Monday.   He noted that the Justice Department has already said they can't bring charges against a president. District of Columbia's Attorney General Karl Racine said his office is investigating last week's breach of the Capitol and is weighing whether he could bring charges against Trump and others, including his son Don Jr. and lawyer Rudy Giul

Stag in the mud! Moment hidden camera captures two male deer splashing and frolicking in murky puddle

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This is the comical moment a hidden camera catches two deer frolicking around in a muddy puddle. Footage captured by ecological consultant Dr Jochen Langbein, 61, in Exmoor National Park last month shows the two playful red deer stags jumping into the murky puddle and covering themselves in the brown sludge.     During the clip, the first stag, who has single spike antlers and is around 18 months  old, leaps into the murky waters and rolls around in the mud.  Dr Jochen Langbein, 61, captures the red deer stag enjoying the muddy puddle in Exmoor National Park A second stag, who is believed to be around two-and-a-half-years-old, enters the murky water Later, the second stag, who is believed to be around two-and-a-half years old, enters the water and submerges its body into the muddle puddle. Red deer: The largest wild animals on British soil Red deer are the UK's largest wild land mammals and are common in Scotland, particularly the Highlands and the islands, the Lake District, Exm

Carjacker who killed three police officers and injured a fourth after a traffic accident sought in Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico authorities with help of the FBI are hunting for a motorist who killed three police officers and stole a car as he attempted to flee from cops.  Municipal police officers Eliezer Hernández and Luis Salamán, 30, were shot dead and state cop Luis Marrero, 42, was run over Monday near the island's capital. A fourth police officer was injured in the violent confrontation. The suspect was identified by local media outlets at Carlos Cotto, 33, who was still at large as of Tuesday.   The surviving cop reportedly drove himself to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries.  Luis Marrero is one of the three police officers in Puerto Rico who were killed by a carjacker identified by local media as Carlos Cotto on Monday. Marrero, 42, leaves behind three daughters Eliezer Hernández was shot dead while responding to a traffic accident in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico, on Monday Luis Salamán, one of the three cops who were killed by a carjacker Monday in Isla Verde, Puerto R