• The COVID-19 speedway experience: Safe in the hands of the world’s largest pit crew
    Charlotte Observer

    The COVID-19 speedway experience: Safe in the hands of the world’s largest pit crew

    Getting a shot has never been so much fun. Here’s what one Observer reporter saw at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend.

  • Growing number of GOP senators oppose impeachment trial
    Associated Press

    Growing number of GOP senators oppose impeachment trial

    A growing number of Republican senators say they oppose holding an impeachment trial, a sign of the dimming chances that former President Donald Trump will be convicted on the charge that he incited a siege of the U.S. Capitol. House Democrats, who will walk the impeachment charge of “incitement of insurrection” to the Senate on Monday evening, are hoping that strong Republican denunciations of Trump after the Jan. 6 riot will translate into a conviction and a separate vote to bar Trump from holding office again.

  • Scowling Bernie Sanders happy his mittened meme may raise millions for charity
    Reuters

    Scowling Bernie Sanders happy his mittened meme may raise millions for charity

    U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the famed curmudgeon photographed at President Joe Biden's inauguration wearing mittens and a scowl behind his facemask in an image that instantly became a meme, said on Sunday he was happy it may help raise millions for charity. Lifting spirits around the world since it went viral, the meme depicts everything from Sanders' mittens touching Michelangelo's Hand of God in the Sistine Chapel, to the Vermont Democrat helping actor Demi Moore mold clay at the pottery wheel from the film "Ghost," to Sanders joining the World War Two Yalta Conference in 1945, seated next https://tinyurl.com/y5exklqe to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.