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

Today, the 50 members of the Democratic caucus represent 56.5% of the 50-state population compared to only 43.5% for the chamber's 50 Republicans, meaning Democrats have tens of millions more constituents but the same number of seats. read more

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 500,000 on Sunday, according to an NBC News tally " a milestone that underscores the grave threat the virus still poses nationwide even as more Americans get vaccinated. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 2,462,000 people worldwide, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The death toll in the U.S. is the highest in the world, even though the country has less than 5 percent of the global population. read more

Joe Walsh: It will be difficult, but with the growing constituency in the middle, all that is required to get a new party off the ground is money, effective messaging, and organizing. read more

Health officials around the world are racing to vaccinate enough people to stop the spread of COVID-19, but what qualifies as "enough" is still an open question. read more

Florida will lower flags to half-staff after funeral plans are set for conservative media icon Rush Limbaugh, a Palm Beach resident who died Wednesday after a battle with cancer, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday. read more

The US Supreme Court rejected an attempt to shield Donald Trump's personal and business financial records from the Manhattan district attorney. The scope of the investigation is unclear but court filings have indicated that it may involve multiple possible crimes including tax and business fraud. Mazars USA, Trump's accounting firm, says it will abide by the ruling and will quickly comply with the subpoena.

But one of the stranger responses to the disaster was the spread of viral conspiracy theory videos on TikTok, Facebook and Twitter claiming that the severe snow was actually "fake" and "government generated" as part of a sinister plot instigated by shadowy "elites", presumably intentionally plunging Texas into its present state of chaos. read more

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) reported on Tuesday morning that his wife, Heidi, is less than thrilled that at least two people in her group chat leaked her tone-deaf texts about the Cruz family's Cancn vacation in the middle of Texas' snowstorm crisis last week. read more

The Biden administration reopened a temporary facility for unaccompanied migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas, on Monday, the Washington Post reports. read more

From fervent Facebook posts to Halloween displays falsely accusing the Biden family of running a crime empire, Jennifer Susan Wright was known around her South Florida community for her fanatical support of former president Donald Trump. read more


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