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Biden Calls For Teacher Vaccinations; Texas & Mississippi Lift Mask Mandates

President Biden is calling on states to make the vaccination of teachers a priority; Texas and Mississippi lift COVID restrictions against CDC guidance. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

WASHINGTON (NBC News) — President Biden is asking states to guarantee at least one shot to every educator by the end of this month. The president on Tuesday announced that pharmaceutical maker Merck, under the Defense Production Act, will manufacturer Johnson & Johnson’s single dose COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to boost the amount of vaccine available, and that he…

Bethany Christian Services To Allow Same-Sex Adoptions

Bethany, one of the largest adoption agencies in the nation, says it will "implement a nationwide policy of inclusivity in order to serve all families." WOOD's Heather Walker reports.

(WOOD/NBC News) — Bethany Christian Services, one of the nation’s largest adoption agencies, will now start adopting children to LGBTQ couples. The announcement of a new inclusivity policy came Monday from Michigan-based Bethany, which as a faith-based organization previously did not adopt out to same-sex couples. “It’s going to open up a world for kids who normally wouldn’t have a…

“There’s No Justice For Us” – No Charges In Kansas City Police Shooting

Family questions why police officer shot Donnie Sanders to death during a March, 2020 traffic stop won't be charged. Sanders was unarmed at the time. KSHB's Andres Gutierrez reports.

(KSHB/NBC News) — A Kansas City, Missouri police officer won’t face charges for fatally shooting an unarmed man during a traffic stop last March. Learning that the officer who shot and killed Donnie Sanders won’t be charged was like ripping the scab off an emotional wound his family has suffered. “He could have shot him in the leg, he could…

Police: Mother Killed 6-Year-Old, Threw Body In River

Investigators say Ohio mother showing little remorse after confessing to brutally killing young son and disposing of body with boyfriend's help. WDTN's Kristen Eskow reports.

(NBC News) — An Ohio mother charged with murder is “not showing much remorse” after telling authorities she killed her 6-year-old son and dumped his body in the Ohio River, according to Chief David Birk of the Middletown Police Department. Brittany Gosney, 29, was arraigned in Middletown Municipal Court Monday on several charges in connection to the death of her…

Gator Invades Florida Family’s Garage

Torrie Heathcoat says her garage door was only open for ten minutes before a seven-foot alligator wandered in. WBBH's Zach Barrett reports.

(WBBH/NBC News) — A Florida woman says she had the shock of her life when she opened her garage door and came face-to-face with a 7-foot alligator. Torrie Heathcoat found the gator in the garage of her Fort Myers home Sunday night. “It was huge! His head was huge, his head was gigantic!” she says. Heathcoat said she had seen…

“New Amsterdam” Returns

The popular medical drama kicks off a third season with a pandemic-focused storyline, along with a few surprises. NBC's Mark Barger reports.

(NBC) — It’s been almost a year since “New Amsterdam” wrapped up its pandemic-shortened second season. The series returns tonight with COVID-19 very much impacting story lines. The pandemic kept “New Amsterdam” star Ryan Eggold largely isolated for months, including his own bout with COVID-19. “It felt like an extended flu, really tired, and stuff like that. But fortunately, it…

Biden Makes Last Minute Push For COVID Relief

Aides say the president will engage Senators directly as his administration works to shore up support for the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

(NBC News) — President Biden is calling on Senate Democrats for “lunchtime lobbying” to shore up support for the $1.9 trillion American rescue plan. The first Senate vote could happen as early as Wednesday, but Democrats aren’t all on the same page. Some want to tighten up income requirements for the $1,400 relief payments. Others want to roll back business…

Houston Water Woes Continue

Thousands of Houstonians are still living without running water, 11 days after severe winter storms hit Texas. KPRC's Bill Barajas reports.

(KPRC/NBC News) — Nearly two weeks after historic freezing temperatures knocked out electricity and burst pipes, but many residents of Houston, Texas are still without running water. In a press conference on Sunday, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said he believes the number of tenants and homeowners struggling is likely in the thousands. Coaquies Davis says she’s been without water for…