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The following front-page stories received the most comments during the preceding week.

Josh Marshall: COVID is an evolving pathogen. Our knowledge of it is evolving. We're basically conducting, against our will, a live subject study with the entire human population. Science isn't a book with all the answers. It's an empirical process. read more


A doctor in Missouri says some patients have worn disguises to their vaccinations to avoid letting people know they got the shot. "I've had several people come in to get vaccinated who have sort of tried to disguise their appearance and even went so far as to say, Please, please, please don't let anybody know that I got this vaccine. I don't want my friends to know,'" Dr Priscilla Frase told ABC News. read more


There were at least 915 shooting incidents that killed at least 430 people and left at least 1,007 wounded between Saturday July 17 and Friday, July 23. That translates into a shooting every 12 minutes, according to the data from the Gun Violence Archive. read more


The House select committee showed new video footage from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot at the start of today's hearing. read more


Sun Dawu, one of China's best-known rural entrepreneurs, was handed an 18-year prison sentence on Wednesday amid broader efforts by authorities in China to rein in powerful businessmen and limit the influence of private enterprise. read more


President Donald J. Trump pressed top Justice Department officials late last year to declare that the election was corrupt even though they had found no instances of widespread fraud, so that he and his allies in Congress could use the assertion to try to overturn the results, according to new documents provided to lawmakers and obtained by The New York Times. read more


Court documents filed Tuesday show Remington Arms Co. was offering millions to settle lawsuits filed by nine families affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Remington is offering $3.66 million to each of the nine families, for a total of nearly $33 million. read more


Many private businesses, especially healthcare providers have started requiring the Covid-19 vaccine for employees. read more


Danny Cevallos: Tampa resident Paul Hodgkins, who was photographed marching onto the Senate floor during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, was sentenced to eight months in federal prison last week. read more


Stephen Collinson: For the briefest moment, amid an inferno of fury, mistrust, stunts and ill-faith, Congress actually worked. read more


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