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Tom Howell Jr.

Tom Howell Jr.

Tom Howell Jr. covers politics and the White House for The Washington Times. He can be reached at

Articles by Tom Howell Jr.

In this Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, photo, a Phase 3 Novavax coronavirus vaccine trial volunteer is given an injection at St. George's University hospital in London. Novavax says its vaccine appears effective against COVID-19 in a large study, including against variants. Results from the study in the U.S. and Mexico were released on Monday, June 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) **FILE**

Novavax vaccine poised to be a fourth COVID-19 option in U.S.

Maryland drugmaker Novavax is playing catch-up in the COVID-19 vaccine race but feels it can sway the vaccine-hesitant and serve the long-term booster market when U.S. regulators give the green light to its shots. Published May 26, 2022

National Rifle Association members listen to speakers during the NRA's annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, in this May 4, 2013, file photo. (Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

Guns banned from NRA convention during Trump speech: Report

The National Rifle Association is known for promoting the right to arms, but guns will be banned from the hall at its annual forum in Houston on Friday when former President Donald Trump addresses the group. Published May 26, 2022

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event at the Kenosha Regional Airport on Nov. 2, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis.  All of the $2.3 million stolen from the Wisconsin Republican Party by hackers just before the 2020 presidential election has been recovered, including nearly $600,000 obtained by the FBI and deposited back to the party last month, the state party chairman said Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The money had been taken from the account they were using to help reelect then-President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Trump seemed to approve of chants about hanging Pence: Report

Former President Donald Trump said that maybe his vice president should be executed after protesters at the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol chanted, "Hang Mike Pence!" according to witnesses who spoke to the House committee probing the attack. Published May 25, 2022

Kladys Castellón prays during a vigil for the victims of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (Billy Calzada/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

Active shooter events spiked in 2021, says FBI report

Active shooter incidents in the U.S. jumped by more than 50% in 2021 compared to 2020 and resulted in a higher number of deaths in such incidents since 2017, the FBI says in a new report. Published May 25, 2022