News brief: 4th Jan. 6 hearing, eastern Ukraine, cryptocurrency vulnerability

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Most Americans have recently been affected by extreme weather and support efforts to protect against future disasters, a new survey finds. And many people suffer long-term financial problems.

A new analysis commissioned by DARPA quantifies how the decentralized tech that runs the currency system could be compromised.

Tuesday’s hearing is expected to focus on former President Trump’s pressure on officials to change the results of voting in their states.

Under the campaign, the school has also offered need-blind admissions to international students and increased the household income limit for full scholarships to $125,000.

In Georgia, four Republican congressional races have runoffs, as do Democratic contests for secretary of state and lieutenant governor.

Yellowstone is working to fully reopen, but there are new entry restrictions and many could be turned away at the gates. Here are some other vacation options nearby that are worth your while.

Medical debt can ruin lives, and in many states patients have few financial protections. North Carolina is considering a new law that could lead the way in shielding patients from high medical bills.

In Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s competitive 7th Congressional District, some voters are more concerned with economic issues than the ongoing Jan. 6 hearings at the U.S. Capitol.

In Alabama, the key runoff is for U.S. Senate, where Katie Britt and Rep. Mo Brooks square off in the Republican race.

A schoolteacher in Hawaii connected with a student through skateboarding, only to find out he couldn’t afford a board of his own. She started a grassroots organization to fix that.

In Virginia, two Democrats in competitive congressional districts await to see who their Republican challengers will be.

More strikes are planned later this week in a rail dispute over pay, working conditions and job security.