U.S. closer to first single-dose vaccine after Johnson & Johnson version clears major FDA hurdle; Dem divide on Biden OMB nominee, push for $15 minimum wage; Sheriff: Woods’ survival from crash “nothing short of a miracle”; First interview with Biden’s Ve


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Promising signs in pandemic: vaccine progress, cases and hospitalizations down, deaths slow in new estimate; WH: 3-4 million doses of J&J vaccine to go out next week if FDA grants emergency use; Moderna testing vaccine boosters to combat South Africa variant; WH: J&J’s production problems were “disappointing,” drug maker to now deliver 100m doses by summer; FDA: Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 85% effective against severe illness, meets requirements for emergency use; WH says it is “fighting” for Neera Tanden’s OMB nomination; Key hearings on OMB nominee Neera Tanden unexpectedly postponed, signaling White House may pull nomination; Rep. McCarthy refuses to say if Trump should be probed by 9/11-style commission; GOP rep slams GOP Sen for pushing Capitol attack conspiracy theory; Trump ally investigations continue with Don Jr. deposed, Bannon financial records subpoenaed; Woods “aware, responsive & recovering” after extensive emergency surgery on right leg; Microwave attack victim: “I rather would’ve been shot”; CIA director Burns: extraordinarily high priority to get to the bottom of attacks; Biden’s V.A. Secy admits the department “faces great challenges”

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