Jan 17, 2021

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Statehouses, amid heavy security, see small protests across US

By News Engin
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  • Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday, outnumbered by National Guard troops and police brought in to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol.
  • Security was stepped up in recent days after the FBI warned of the potential for armed protests in Washington and at all 50 state capitol buildings ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
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Nevada casino-resort workers may face wait before vaccination

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  • “I think (getting hospitality workers vaccinated) is the first step to turning it all around,” said one Strip dealer, who was granted anonymity to protect her job at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
  • In the state’s latest COVID-19 playbook, front-line casino and resort workers are in the fourth category of workers eligible for the vaccine through Nevada’s “frontline/essential workforce lane.”
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