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California Gov. Gavin Newsom to face recall election

5 hours, 51 minutes ago

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom will face a recall election, marking just the second time in state history that a special election will be held to recall a sitting governor.

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Senators say deal reached on infrastructure proposal as bipartisan agenda faces make-or-break moment

7 hours, 19 minutes ago

The next 24 hours could determine whether two of President Joe Biden's major bipartisan priorities — infrastructure and policing legislation — will collapse.

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New videos show Capitol rioters attacking police line from officers' point of view

7 hours, 27 minutes ago

The Justice Department released six never-before-seen clips of police body-camera and surveillance footage showing rioters harassing and attacking police on January 6 around the US Capitol.

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Trial against banker who loaned $16 million to Paul Manafort underway; Anthony Scaramucci set to testify Thursday

8 hours, 40 minutes ago

A former Chicago bank executive is on trial in Manhattan for allegedly taking bribes from onetime Donald Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort, hoping to trade loans for a high-ranking position in the presidential administration.

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Whitehouse defends family's beach club ties but apologizes for 'lack of diversity' at sailing club

9 hours, 30 minutes ago

Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island defended his family's ties to an exclusive beach club in the state on Wednesday but apologized for "failing to address" what he called the "lack of diversity" at a sailing club to which he belongs.

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Frustration and bewilderment: Emails show tension between Facebook and Biden campaign

10 hours ago

People working with Joe Biden's presidential campaign repeatedly warned Facebook about violent campaign-related rhetoric on its platform during the heat of the 2020 election, but a series of email exchanges reveals how the social media giant sometimes brushed them off.

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Top Texas Democrat slams 'out of control' governor in fight over restrictive voting bill

10 hours, 19 minutes ago

The top Democratic Party official in Texas on Wednesday blasted Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's recent decisions to veto a portion of the state budget that funds the Texas Legislature and to convene a special legislative session next month, calling the moves "beyond shameful" as the party squares off with the governor over a slew of voting restrictions.

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Covid outbreak at US Embassy in Afghanistan grows

11 hours, 13 minutes ago

The Covid-19 outbreak at the US Embassy in Kabul has grown to 159 cases, according to a diplomatic cable sent Tuesday, as a devastating third wave of the deadly disease continues to hit Afghanistan.

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Kamala Harris to make first trip to the border as vice president this week

11 hours, 31 minutes ago

Vice President Kamala Harris will head to the US-Mexico border on Friday, a source familiar with the trip told CNN.

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Biden warns of 'more pronounced' summer crime spike as he announces plan to tackle gun violence

11 hours, 33 minutes ago

President Joe Biden on Wednesday will announce a comprehensive strategy on violent crime prevention -- with a particular emphasis on gun crimes -- amid a nationwide surge in violent crime that's emerged as an area of concern for the White House.

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Cruz, Hirono clash at Judiciary hearing; Dem accuses Texan of 'mansplaining'

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After asking to make a “point of personal privilege” during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Wednesday, Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono reportedly accused Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, of “mansplaining” to her about originalism.

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Infrastructure bill: ‘Breakthrough’ in talks between WH, bipartisan group of senators

3 hours, 48 minutes ago

Senior White House officials met twice with a bipartisan group of senators Wednesday to discuss the framework of a massive infrastructure bill and made enough progress to warrant another meeting Thursday at the White House.

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Jesse Jackson, William Barber arrested during filibuster protest outside Capitol

6 hours, 44 minutes ago

The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Bishop William Barber II were both arrested Wednesday while protesting against the filibuster and Republican opposition to a federal minimum wage increase outside the U.S. Capitol. 

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New York's scandal-plagued Democratic mayor of Rochester loses primary

7 hours, 58 minutes ago

The scandal-plagued Democratic mayor of Rochester, N.Y., who is facing felony charges and married to an alleged drug-trafficker, has lost her primary and won’t run as a third-party candidate, bringing an end to her tenure as head of the city after two terms.

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Trump's upcoming border visit forced VP Harris' trip, Republicans say

8 hours, 8 minutes ago

The White House announced on Wednesday that it is now the “appropriate time" for Harris to travel down South to see the border after the veep dismissed the idea of a visit as a “grand gesture” earlier this month.

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Biden wants to slash National Guard force size despite busiest year since WWII

8 hours, 30 minutes ago

The National Guard saw its busiest year with more troops deployed in June 2020 than any time since World War II a top general said Wednesday, but White House budget cuts mean the force will see a drop in authorized troops.

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill permitting college students to record professors in class

8 hours, 32 minutes ago

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed into law, a new bill that will, among other things, allow college students to use recordings of their college professors’ lectures as evidence in complaints about political bias to the university.

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Gavin Newsom recall becomes official; over 1.7M signatures against California Dem governor verified

8 hours, 49 minutes ago

California’s effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom has succeeded in forcing a new election within 90 days following the validation of more than 1.5 million signatures, according to state officials.

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Republican-led Michigan panel affirms Biden victory in the state

9 hours, 42 minutes ago

An oversight committee in Michigan on Wednesday confirmed the results of the November 2020 general election, which declared President Biden the winner last year.

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Pete Buttigieg says federal government should 'encourage' vaccine passports

9 hours, 47 minutes ago

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said that the federal government should "encourage" private businesses to implement vaccine passports when he was asked this week about Texas's ban on the practice.

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Second gentleman Doug Emhoff talks historic role, Harris criticism in first interview

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In his first one-on-one interview since Vice President Kamala Harris took office, Emhoff said that her decision to visit the border later this week was not motivated by politics.

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Senate infrastructure negotiators set to meet with Biden with 'framework' in place

8 hours, 25 minutes ago

Bipartisan group "wouldn’t be going to the White House if we didn’t think we had something,” Sen. Mark Warner says, though no details have been revealed.

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Biden promises to end 'ridiculously low salary' for federal firefighters

8 hours, 54 minutes ago

"I didn’t realize this, I have to admit, that federal firefighters get paid $13 an hour. That’s going to end in my administration," Biden said on Tuesday.

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Doug Emhoff: VP Harris’s trip to the border not driven by ‘political pressure’

10 hours, 47 minutes ago

In an exclusive interview with NBC News’ Peter Alexander, second gentleman Doug Emhoff addresses criticism as Vice President Kamala Harris is set to visit the border. “She’s just focused on the work,” Emhoff says.

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President Biden reveals crime prevention plan

10 hours, 51 minutes ago

As crime rates rise across America, President Biden released plans today for five new strike forces to deal with firearms trafficking. Included in his plan: hiring more police officers and bringing violence intervention programs to 15 cities. 

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U.S. and allies increase pressure on Russia to keep humanitarian aid route into Syria open

11 hours, 12 minutes ago

Bab al-Hawa, the crossing between Turkey and Syria that is the last authorized humanitarian corridor, is at risk of closing if Russia could vetoes a U.N. resolution requiring it to stay open.

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Indiana woman gets probation in first Capitol riot sentencing

12 hours, 15 minutes ago

Anna Morgan-Lloyd pleaded guilty to a single charge of illegally demonstrating in the Capitol building and was sentenced to three years of probation.

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Biden announces strategy to tackle gun violence amid sharp increase in crime

12 hours, 18 minutes ago

The president said he wants to "supercharge what works" by cracking down on rogue gun dealers and increase funding for police and social service programs.

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Military leaders push back on questions by Gaetz about critical race theory

12 hours, 44 minutes ago

“So what is wrong with understanding, having some situational awareness of the country which we are here to defend?” asked Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Former nurse could be first socialist mayor of a large U.S. city in more than 60 years

13 hours, 3 minutes ago

Walton, 39, will become the first socialist mayor of a large American city since 1960 if she wins the general election in November.

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Bipartisan group of senators reaches agreement on infrastructure framework

7 hours, 26 minutes ago

The agreement comes after White House officials met with the bipartisan group of senators twice on Wednesday.

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Supreme Court sides with cheerleader in free speech case

7 hours, 41 minutes ago

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of high school cheerleader Brandi Levy, who expressed her disappointment with profanity on social media about not making the varsity squad. The high court ruled her speech was protected by the First Amendment after she was suspended. Jan Crawford has more.

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Teamsters announce plan for unionization effort at Amazon

8 hours, 10 minutes ago

Delegates at the 30th International Convention, with representatives from all 500 Teamsters local unions, will vote Thursday on a new resolution to build worker power at Amazon.

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"We will find you": Biden signals crackdown on gun dealers who break the law

8 hours, 26 minutes ago

The president also said he is holding out hope the Assault Weapons Ban will be reinstated.

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Janet Yellen pleads with Congress to raise or suspend debt limit

9 hours, 49 minutes ago

"Failing to increase the debt limit would have absolutely catastrophic economic consequences," Yellen told lawmakers.

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Puerto Rico's governor calls lack of statehood "geographic discrimination"

9 hours, 53 minutes ago

"Congress should be laying out the terms and conditions for Puerto Rico to become a state," Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi said.

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Pentagon to recommend change in prosecuting sexual assault

11 hours, 6 minutes ago

Austin's recommendation comes amid increasing pressure from Congress to overhaul the system for addressing sexual assault in the military.

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Pelosi mulls committee to investigate U.S. Capitol attack

11 hours, 10 minutes ago

This comes after Senate Republicans blocked what had been considered a bipartisan effort to create an independent 9/11-style commission last month.

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D.C. police officer who defended Capitol says he felt "abandoned" after January 6 insurrection

11 hours, 13 minutes ago

D.C. police officer Michael Fanone suffered a heart attack and a brain injury from defending the U.S. Capitol against pro-Trump rioters on January 6. Only on "CBS This Morning," Kris Van Cleave speaks with Fanone, Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger and Democratic Representative Eric Swalwell about the need for a 9/11-style commission to investigate the insurrection.

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Bipartisan group of senators to brief Biden on infrastructure ‘framework’ after potential breakthrough in talks

7 hours, 43 minutes ago

Some details are “still to be worked out,” Sen. Collins said, but lawmakers and White House aides believe major progress was made Wednesday.

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Tension grips Michigan as Trump’s election attacks continue to reverberate

9 hours, 51 minutes ago

A new report by a GOP-controlled state Senate committee Wednesday sought to tamp down calls for a ballot audit, but also reinforced a Republican push for new voting rules.

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Live updates: Biden outlines steps on gun-crime prevention as he warns of spike in summer

10 hours, 6 minutes ago

Among other measures, the Biden administration intends to revoke the licenses of gun sellers who neglect to run required background checks.

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Eric Adams leads in New York mayor’s race; challengers plead for patience as votes are ranked

10 hours, 33 minutes ago

The new system, under which voters rank multiple favorites, means the final result will not be known until next month.

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Sen. Whitehouse, under scrutiny for family ties to exclusive beach club, says it has non-White members

11 hours, 12 minutes ago

The Democrat from Rhode Island said the attention to the issue made him reevaluate his other affiliations and he found that a sailing club he belongs to lacks diversity.

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Supreme Court sides with high school cheerleader in free-speech dispute over profane Snapchat rant

11 hours, 24 minutes ago

The court ruled 8 to 1 that the punishment was too severe, although it declined to say schools never have a role in disciplining students for off-campus speech.

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Supreme Court strikes down Calif. regulation allowing union access to farmworkers on growers’ land

11 hours, 37 minutes ago

In a 6-to-3 ruling, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that it is the kind of uncompensated ‘taking’ of private property by the government that the Constitution forbids.

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Supreme Court tightens, slightly, rules for police entering a home without a warrant

12 hours, 42 minutes ago

Police pursuing someone fleeing arrest might require a warrant if the crime is minor, the court’s majority agrees.

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Biden lays out strategy to tackle rising homicides

12 hours, 53 minutes ago

The White House sees a political advantage in focusing on gun control as a way to stem the violence.

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What Did New York’s Primaries Mean for Progressives? It’s Complicated.

1 hour, 8 minutes ago

Progressives cheered the results in down-ballot races and in Buffalo, even as the outcome of the mayoral primary appeared less rosy.

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U.S. to Move Afghans Who Aided Troops to Third Countries

1 hour, 8 minutes ago

The move is meant to place interpreters and others who worked with departing American forces somewhere safe until visas for them to enter the United States are processed.

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Climate watchdog says Britain lacks a strategy to meet its goals.

3 hours, 44 minutes ago

The British government is failing to take necessary steps to meet “historic” climate promises, an advisory panel said.

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Democrats and Activists Focus on the Filibuster After a Defeat on Voting Rights

6 hours, 10 minutes ago

Backers of the elections bill hope Republican obstruction will lead to a change in Senate rules, but Democratic holdouts remain firm.

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Why Democrats Are Reluctantly Making Voter ID Laws a Bargaining Chip

6 hours, 12 minutes ago

While party leaders have long worried about the discriminatory effects of such laws, many now see other restrictive voting measures pushed by Republicans as a more urgent threat.

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Judge Blocks $4 Billion U.S. Debt Relief Program for Minority Farmers

6 hours, 16 minutes ago

The aid program, part of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package that Congress passed in March, is intended to help farmers who have endured generations of racial discrimination.

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Biden Aims to Bolster Police Departments as Homicides Increase

6 hours, 47 minutes ago

The president made clear that he intends to approach crime prevention by investing in, rather than defunding, the police as he waded into an urgent national debate over policing.

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Biden Administration Forces Out Trump-Era Border Patrol Chief

8 hours, 10 minutes ago

The chief, Rodney S. Scott, had become known for his support of President Donald J. Trump’s signature border wall, and had resisted a Biden initiative to stop using the phrase “illegal alien.”

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Staving Off G.O.P. Attacks, Democrats Show New Urgency on Crime

10 hours ago

A strong showing by Eric Adams in the New York mayoral race and President Biden’s announcement of a new crime-fighting agenda signal a shift by Democrats toward themes of public safety.

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Biden Administration Forces Out Trump-Era Border Patrol Chief

10 hours, 59 minutes ago

The move comes as Vice President Kamala Harris plans to visit the southwest border on Friday.

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Donald Trump Reportedly Hoped COVID-19 Would Take Out John Bolton

2 hours, 53 minutes ago

The ex-president also reportedly mocked people sick with the coronavirus, according to a new book from The Washington Post’s Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta.

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Michael Cohen Reveals The Family Member Trump’s About To ‘Throw Under The Bus’

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"Family fireworks about to be ignited for our viewing entertainment," the longtime Trump fixer wrote.

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Tammy Duckworth Calls On Congress To Better Protect Immigrant Veterans

5 hours, 30 minutes ago

Sen. Tammy Duckworth lambasted policies that allowed the U.S. to deport noncitizen veterans, and called on lawmakers to help bring them home.

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Texas GOP Renews Call To Pass Anti-Trans Bill Targeting Student Athletes

10 hours, 11 minutes ago

Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he wants the state legislature to include the issue in its July 8 special session, despite the bill already failing to pass.

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Buckingham Palace Releases Ethnic Makeup Of Workforce

10 hours, 49 minutes ago

Ethnic minorities account for about 13% of the U.K. population but only 8.5% of the Royal Household staff.

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Michigan Senate GOP Probe Finds No Systemic Fraud In Election

11 hours, 2 minutes ago

State Senate Republicans urged the state attorney general to consider probing people who have made baseless allegations about the results.

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Biden Nominates Cindy McCain As U.S. Ambassador To UN Food Program

11 hours, 8 minutes ago

The president on Wednesday announced 16 other nominations for key roles in his administration.

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Says Elite Beach Club Isn't All-White After All

11 hours, 27 minutes ago

The Rhode Island Democrat said he's been assured the club has nonwhite club members and that its improving diversity remains a priority.

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Ratings for Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals Crash 33% from 2019

6 hours, 48 minutes ago

Bob Costas once said that the NBA's social justice messaging was alienating its fans, and Bob Costas is a very smart man.

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CNN's Cuomo: 'The Party of Trump' Would Have Gone Crazy if a Black Guy Behaved Like Capitol Rioters

7 hours, 29 minutes ago

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said Wednesday on his show "Cuomo Prime Time" that Republicans, which he referred to as "the party of Trump," would be going crazy if a black guy treated the police the way White guys did at the Capitol on January 6.

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Woke to Broke: MLB Sunday Night Baseball Ratings Crash 49%

7 hours, 30 minutes ago

Major League Baseball (MLB) chose the wokes over their fans when they relocated the All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver.

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Greg Abbott Rips Kamala Harris After Announcing First Southern Border Trip

7 hours, 59 minutes ago

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) released a statement Wednesday ripping Vice President Kamala Harris in response to her announcement to visit the southern border this week.

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Joe Biden Threatens Gun Brokers' Licenses Who Willfully Sell Guns that 'Commit Violent Crimes'

8 hours, 28 minutes ago

President Joe Biden delivered Wednesday's remarks on the administration’s strategy to prevent gun crimes across the country when he issued a stark warning for gun brokers who have willfully sold guns to people who are not authorized to own one and are used to commit violent crimes.

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Britney Spears Tells Judge 'Abusive' Conservatorship Forcing Her to Use Birth Control, Preventing Her from Having a Child

9 hours, 1 minute ago

Pop superstar Britney Spears told a Los Angeles, California, judge on Wednesday that her conservatorship has forced her to use birth control, which has prevented her from having a third child.

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Pelosi: Republicans ‘Can’t Win’ Unless They ‘Suppress the Vote’ – This Is Like Washington Crossing the Delaware, 'We Are at Trenton'

9 hours, 11 minutes ago

During a portion of an interview with theGrio released on Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that Republicans are blocking federal election legislation “Because they can’t win any other way. They can’t win any other way. So, they have

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Bipartisan Senators, Joe Biden Strike Infrastructure Deal

9 hours, 49 minutes ago

A group of Republican and Democrat lawmakers announced Wednesday that they had struck a deal with President Joe Biden on a potential infrastructure package. 

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Joe Biden: ‘A Range of Programs’ Is Needed for Americans Not to ‘Pull the Trigger’

10 hours, 14 minutes ago

President Joe Biden delivered remarks Wednesday on the administration's strategy to prevent gun crimes across the country when he said there is "a range of programs" he believes is needed to keep Americans from pulling the trigger.

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Connecticut Legalizes Marijuana to Combat 'Racial Disparities'

10 hours, 23 minutes ago

Gov. Ned Lamont (D-CT) signed a bill that legalizes possession of marijuana in the state and anticipates retail sales of the drug in 2022.

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