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After Being Sidelined By The Pandemic, The Spelling Bee Makes Its Great R-E-T-U-R-N

Thursday, July 08, 2021

The academic games were canceled last year, but the mental sport is back. First lady Jill Biden is attending the finals Thursday night in Orlando, Fla.

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The Republican National Committee Was Targeted By Hackers

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

The RNC said one of its contractors was targeted but that no data was accessed. The attempt may be the second Russian attack on U.S. entities in recent days.

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The Justice Department Is Pausing Federal Executions After They Resumed Under Trump

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Attorney General Merrick Garland cited the impact of federal executions on inmates of color and the recent exonerations of people on death row. The department will its review policies and procedures.

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Biden Spends Hours With Families Affected By The Condo Collapse And Pledges More Help

Thursday, July 01, 2021

President Biden met with Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and pledged more help with the Surfside condo disaster. DeSantis said the federal-state coordination has gone well.

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Donald Rumsfeld, The Controversial Architect Of The Iraq War, Has Died

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Rumsfeld, a longtime military thinker and Washington powerbroker, served twice as secretary of defense. He was 88.

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Biden Signs A Law To Memorialize Victims Of The Pulse Nightclub Mass Shooting

Friday, June 25, 2021

The shooting at the gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., in June 2016 killed 49 people and wounded 53 more. Biden's signature enshrines a monument to those killed.

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Lawmakers Reach A Bipartisan Agreement On Police Reform

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Despite the agreement, the lawmakers said "there is still more work to be done on the final bill."

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'We Have A Deal': Biden Announces A Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement With Senators

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

But the president cautioned that the bipartisan deal wouldn't be enacted without a separate proposal moving along with just Democratic support.

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'It's An Outrage': Biden Outlines New Steps To Curb Surging Gun Violence

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

As part of the efforts, the Treasury Department will inform states that they can use funds allotted by the American Rescue Plan to aid in reducing gun violence.

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White House Says Democrats Might Revisit Filibuster Rules If Voting Rights Bill Fails

Monday, June 21, 2021

The controversial practice to stop a Senate proposal from being brought to a vote has caused some infighting among Democrats.

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Juneteenth Is Now A Federal Holiday

Thursday, June 17, 2021

June 19 is a commemoration of the end of chattel slavery in the United States, marking the day enslaved people were finally freed — more than 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

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House Passes A Bill To Commemorate Juneteenth As A Federal Holiday

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The yes vote comes a day after the Senate unanimously moved to recognize June 19 as a commemoration of the end of chattel slavery in the United States.

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Senate Unanimously Approves A Bill To Make Juneteenth A Public Holiday

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Juneteenth is an annual celebration held on June 19 to commemorate the end of chattel slavery in America.

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AG Garland Vows To Defend Voting Rights As The 'Cornerstone' Of American Democracy

Friday, June 11, 2021

The attorney general said his department would rededicate crucial resources to ensuring all eligible Americans have the ability to vote.

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The Justice Department Watchdog Will Review A Trump-Era Probe Of Democratic Lawmakers

Friday, June 11, 2021

The Trump Justice Department sought metadata from Apple to investigate members of the House Intelligence Committee, a source tells NPR. Democratic leaders want former attorneys general to testify.

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Ex-White House Counsel Describes Pressure He Felt From Trump During The Russia Probe

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

The House Judiciary Committee released testimony from the former president's White House counsel, Don McGahn, who said Trump's repeated phone calls made him feel "frustrated, perturbed, trapped."

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Biden Ends Infrastructure Talks With Senate GOP Group, Saying Its Plan Fell Short

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

A statement from White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the counterproposal on one of the president's chief domestic priorities did not "meet the essential needs of our country."

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Senate OKs Bill That Would Provide Aid For Mysterious 'Havana Syndrome' Injuries

Monday, June 07, 2021

The symptoms, which include vertigo and memory loss, first affected American officials stationed in Cuba in 2016.

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States Get A Blueprint From The Justice Department For 'Red Flag' Gun-Removal Laws

Monday, June 07, 2021

The Biden administration is trying to make it easier for states to make laws that temporarily remove guns from people deemed to be a danger to themselves or others.

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The Postmaster General Is Under Federal Investigation Over Campaign Contributions

Thursday, June 03, 2021

A spokesman for Louis DeJoy says the Department of Justice is probing "contributions made by employees who worked for him when he was in the private sector."

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