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A growing online conspiracy theory is using the tagline “died suddenly” to baselessly claim that COVID-19 vaccines are killing people. The filmmakers and anti-vaccine activists behind the misinformation campaign have flooded social media with news reports, obituaries and GoFundMe pages about sudden deaths or injuries alongside the term “died suddenly” and syringe emojis. The media intelligence firm Zignal Labs found that the use of “died suddenly” or a misspelled version of it in tweets about vaccines have surged more than 740% in the past two months compared with the two previous months. Rigorous study and real-world evidence from hundreds of millions of administered shots prove that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.

The Biden administration has offered to brief congressional leaders on its investigation into the classified documents found at former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence. That's according to people familiar with the matter who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday. A briefing could come as soon as this week. But it may not meet bipartisan demands from lawmakers who say they have national security concerns also about papers found in the private possession of President Joe Biden and former Vice President Mike Pence. Any briefing isn't expected to include direct access to the documents that were seized.

A smoldering fire has persisted in a tangle of dozens of freight cars, some carrying hazardous materials, that derailed in Ohio near the Pennsylvania state line. An evacuation order remained in effect and environmental authorities kept a wary eye on air quality monitors. About 50 cars derailed in East Palestine at about 9 p.m. Friday. No injuries to crew, residents or first responders have been reported. East Palestine officials said emergency responders were monitoring but keeping their distance from the fire. Officials say the evacuation zone covered a 1-mile-radius. Schools and village offices will be closed Monday.

President Joe Biden will use his second State of the Union address on Tuesday to remind Americans of how their lives have been improved over his first two years in office, as he tries to navigate the tricky politics of a newly divided Washington. Rather than laying out major new policy proposals, Biden was expected to devote much of his speech to highlighting his efforts over the past two years to create jobs, fight inflation and improve the nation’s infrastructure. The speech comes at a time of pessimism in the country and as Biden seeks to hone his pitch to voters ahead of his expected announcement in the coming months that he will seek reelection in 2024.