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Duncan Hunter. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images

Former California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter was sentenced on Tuesday by a federal judge to 11 months in prison for stealing and misspending campaign funds, AP reports.

The state of play: Hunter also received three years of supervised probation. His attorney had requested home confinement for his client, citing his prior service as a Marine.

Hunter resigned from his congressional post earlier this year after pleading guilty to the charges. Hunter changed his original not guilty plea six months after his wife, Margaret Hunter, pleaded guilty to the couple's co-indictment on federal corruption charges and agreed to testify against him.

The big picture: The congressman and his wife were indicted on more than 60 charges concerning allegations they used $250,000 in campaign money for personal expenses and for falsifying campaign finance records.

Go deeper: GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter submits letter of resignation

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3 hours ago - Health

Food banks feel the strain without holiday volunteers

People wait in line at Food Bank Community Kitchen on Nov. 25 in New York City. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York City

America's food banks are sounding the alarm during this unprecedented holiday season.

The big picture: Soup kitchens and charities, usually brimming with holiday volunteers, are getting far less help.

5 hours ago - Health

AstraZeneca CEO: "We need to do an additional study" on COVID vaccine

Photo: Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot said on Thursday the company is likely to start a new global trial to measure how effective its coronavirus vaccine is, Bloomberg reports.

Why it matters: Following Phase 3 trials, Oxford and AstraZeneca said their vaccine was 90% effective in people who got a half dose followed by a full dose, and 62% effective in people who got two full doses.

Updated 7 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Health: Coronavirus cases rose 10% in the week before Thanksgiving.
  2. Politics: Supreme Court backs religious groups on New York coronavirus restrictions.
  3. World: Expert says COVID vaccine likely won't be available in Africa until Q2 of 2021 — Europeans extend lockdowns.
  4. Economy: The winners and losers of the COVID holiday season.
  5. Education: National standardized tests delayed until 2022.

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