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Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other alt-right factions with counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo: Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Jacob Goodwin, part of a group caught on camera severely beating a black man during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last August, was found guilty on one count of malicious wounding, and jurors recommended a sentence of 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine, in addition to a rehabilitation plan, reports NBC 29.

Flashback: The incident, that left the victim DeAndre Harris with "a concussion, spinal fracture, eight staples to his head, multiple gashes, and a chipped tooth," per BuzzFeed, was part of the violence that erupted during a rally of white supremacists. Goodwin, a white nationalist, argued he acted in self defense, while Harris' attorney, Nina-Alice Antony, said Goodwin was looking for a fight, and that he was "outfitted for battle." Goodwin is the first of cour to face trial over the attack.

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CDC to cut guidance on quarantine period for coronavirus exposure

A health care worker oversees cars as people arrive to get tested for coronavirus at a testing site in Arlington, Virginia, on Tuesday. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

The CDC will soon shorten its guidance for quarantine periods following exposure to COVID-19, AP reported Tuesday and Axios can confirm.

Why it matters: Quarantine helps prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which can occur before a person knows they're sick or if they're infected without feeling any symptoms. The current recommended period to stay home if exposed to the virus is 14 days. The CDC plans to amend this to 10 days or seven with a negative test, an official told Axios.

  • The CDC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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CDC panel: COVID vaccines should go to health workers, long-term care residents first

Hospital staff work in the COVID-19 intensive care unit in Houston. Photo: Go Nakamura via Getty

Health-care workers and nursing home residents should be at the front of the line to get coronavirus vaccines in the United States once they’re cleared and available for public use, an independent CDC panel recommended in a 13-1 emergency vote on Tuesday, per CNBC.

Why it matters: Recent developments in COVID-19 vaccines have accelerated the timeline for distribution as vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna undergo the federal approval process. States are preparing to begin distributing as soon as two weeks from now.

Obama: Broad slogans like "defund the police" lose people

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Former President Barack Obama told Peter Hamby on the Snapchat original political show "Good Luck America" that "snappy" slogans such as "defund the police" can alienate people, making the statements less effective than intended.

What he's saying: "You lost a big audience the minute you say it, which makes it a lot less likely that you're actually going to get the changes you want done," Obama told Hamby in an interview that will air Wednesday morning at 6 a.m. EST on Snapchat.