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Schumer moves to shut down debate on infrastructure bill in key step toward final vote
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Schumer moves to shut down debate on infrastructure bill in key step toward final vote

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer moved on Thursday night to cut off debate on the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, paving the way for swift passage of the sweeping legislation that would enact key elements of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda, although exact timing of a final vote is still unclear. Schumer’s move to file…MORE

Washington Football Team bans wearing Native American headdresses and face paint at home games
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Washington Football Team bans wearing Native American headdresses and face paint at home games

The Washington Football Team has released its new fan protocol ahead of the 2021 season and the organization announced fans will no longer be allowed to wear Native American-inspired headdresses and face paint into the stadium. That attire had been tradition for fans of the team, formerly known as the Washington Redskins, but the organization…MORE

Former Oregon school custodian accused of planning ‘mass casualty event,’ police say
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Former Oregon school custodian accused of planning ‘mass casualty event,’ police say

A former high school custodian in Medford, Oregon, is accused of attempted 2nd degree murder and other criminal charges after police say he “made significant steps to carry out a mass casualty event.” Kristopher Clay, 24, is being held in the Jackson County Jail on $2 million bail following his initial court hearing Thursday. The…MORE

MyPillow magnate Mike Lindell’s latest election conspiracy theory is his most bizarre yet
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MyPillow magnate Mike Lindell’s latest election conspiracy theory is his most bizarre yet

Since the presidential election, Christina Jensen says she’s been stopped on the street several times by acquaintances who wanted to share troubling news: hackers from Beijing had switched nearly 24,000 votes for Donald Trump in their rural, GOP-leaning Wisconsin county. Jensen, the Clark County clerk and a Republican herself, has patiently explained that the local…MORE

READ: Congressional Budget Office report on the bipartisan infrastructure plan and what it costs
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READ: Congressional Budget Office report on the bipartisan infrastructure plan and what it costs

The Congressional Budget Office offers lawmakers an assessment of how much legislation will cost the US taxpayer if implemented. A new report from the CBO out Thursday says a bipartisan infrastructure plan, currently making its way through the Senate, would add $256 billion to the projected federal deficits over the next decade. Read that report…MORE

Democrats scramble to find a path forward on federal legislation on voting rights as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls new special session
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Democrats scramble to find a path forward on federal legislation on voting rights as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls new special session

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has escalated the Republican push to pass new voting restrictions in the state, announcing on Thursday a second special session of the state legislature that could continue the bitter standoff with Democrats in the Texas House who broke quorum and fled to the nation’s capital to prevent action on the bill.…MORE

Biden signs bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to police who responded to insurrection
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Biden signs bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to police who responded to insurrection

President Joe Biden signed a bill into law at the White House on Thursday to award congressional gold medals to the police forces that responded to the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6. The Congressional Gold Medal is the US Congress’ “highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions by individuals…MORE

Alabama has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the US. Now it’s starting to rise
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Alabama has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the US. Now it’s starting to rise

Joan Chang, 42, is 33 weeks pregnant with her second child. But it wasn’t until last week that she got her first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Chang, who works in the banking industry, has been working from her home in Gardendale, Alabama, since last year and doesn’t really interact with anyone, she said. Chang…MORE

US ‘not ready to throw in the towel’ on Afghan talks even as Taliban violence grows
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US ‘not ready to throw in the towel’ on Afghan talks even as Taliban violence grows

The Biden administration has continued to back negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban, insisting the latter is still invested in the political process and political success is still possible, even as the international community has accused the Taliban of atrocities that may amount to war crimes. However, experts and former diplomats say that…MORE

Biden’s electric vehicle sales goal won’t be too hard to reach by 2030
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Biden’s electric vehicle sales goal won’t be too hard to reach by 2030

President Joe Biden announced an agreement Thursday that aims to push the US auto industry to sell more electric vehicles. The goals include a “shared aspiration” that 40% to 50% of vehicles sold in the US will be electric, plug-in hybrids or hydrogen-powered. This will be a challenge, some experts say, but isn’t really as…MORE

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