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Ohio GOP lawmaker to resign giving Republicans one fewer vote in the House

Ohio GOP lawmaker to resign giving Republicans one fewer vote in the House

Republican Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio announced Monday on Twitter that he is leaving Congress next month to become the president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, giving the GOP at least temporarily one fewer vote in the narrowly divided House of Representatives. “Throughout my career in public service I’ve worked to promote…MORE

Biden administration to provide $150 million to boost Covid response in underserved and vulnerable areas

Biden administration to provide $150 million to boost Covid response in underserved and vulnerable areas

The Biden administration on Monday will allocate $150 million from the American Rescue Plan to community-based health care providers across the nation to help boost their coronavirus response for “underserved communities and vulnerable populations,” an administration official told CNN. President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 adviser Andy Slavitt is expected to announce the federal government will provide…MORE

Supreme Court tosses out another Republican 2020 election challenge

Supreme Court tosses out another Republican 2020 election challenge

Five months after the presidential election, the Supreme Court said on Monday that it won’t take up a case from several Republicans challenging changes to election rules in the battleground state of Pennsylvania. The unsigned ruling sends yet another message that the court’s majority has no interest in relitigating the last election. Before Monday, the…MORE

‘Downton Abbey’ film sequel coming for Christmas

‘Downton Abbey’ film sequel coming for Christmas

The “Downton Abbey” film is getting the band back together. On Monday, Focus Features announced it has set production with Gareth Neame’s Carnival Films on “Downton Abbey 2.” “The original principal cast will all once again return for the second film which began production last week and is set to release Christmas 2021,” according to…MORE

Minnesota has a First Amendment problem

Minnesota has a First Amendment problem

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. Authorities in Minnesota are coming under wholly deserved scrutiny for mistreating members of the media who are covering protests in Brooklyn Center and beyond. While the state’s governor has expressed regret for the earlier incidents,…MORE

What is the new European Super League and how will it work?

What is the new European Super League and how will it work?

Football fans, politicians and governing bodies are united in fury after 12 of the sport’s biggest teams announced plans to breakaway from European football competitions and form their own “Super League” — a move that poses an existential threat to the world’s favorite sport. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know about the…MORE

Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver to open Cannes Film Festival in ‘Annette’

“Annette,” a musical starring Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver will open the 2021 Cannes Film Festival on July 6. The film, set in Los Angeles, is directed by “Holy Motors” director Leos Carax and is his English language debut. It tells the story of a couple, Henry (played by Driver), a stand-up comedian, and Ann…MORE

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