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Israeli airstrike levels high-rise building that housed media offices in Gaza

An Israeli airstrike on Saturday flattened a high-rise building housing media offices for Al Jazeera, AP and others in the Gaza Strip. Driving the news:…

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The International Entrepreneur Rule is just a first step

The Biden administration on Monday announced that it will fully implement the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER), an Obama-era program that lets certain foreign-born entrepreneurs stay…

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Only one policy shift can save America from a shrinking future

The U.S.’ sharply declining rate of population growth threatens to put an expiration date on a country built around a vision of endless reinvention. The…

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Republican governors learn to navigate the party’s anti-trans bills

Some Republican governors have found themselves at odds with their own party over a record number of bills targeting transgender children. Why it matters: Social…

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China makes history with successful Mars landing

A Chinese lander carrying a rover successfully touched down on Mars for the first time, state media reports. Why it matters: This is the first…

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UN: 10,000 Palestinians flee homes in Gaza as fighting between Israel, Hamas escalates

The United Nations warned Friday that ongoing fighting between Israel and Hamas “has the potential to unleash an uncontainable security and humanitarian crisis,” in not only…

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Coronavirus dashboard: Catch up fast

Health: New CDC mask guidance tests risk tolerance — Study: Over 99% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients were not vaccinated — Mental health visits among vulnerable…

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Bernie Sanders: The U.S. must recognize that “Palestinian rights matter”

The United States must encourage an immediate cease-fire in the Middle East and adopt an “evenhanded approach” that recognizes Palestinians and Israelis have a right…

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Uber launches new anti-racism efforts, hires new inclusive design lead

Eager to show progress on the pledge to make its platform and business anti-racist, Uber on Friday announced new anti-racism driver and rider campaigns, as…

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Ex-Gaetz associate admits to sex trafficking, agrees to cooperate with federal prosecutors

Joel Greenberg, a former associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), agreed to cooperate with federal investigators and admitted to a variety of federal charges including…

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White House: User fees for infrastructure deal would “violate” Biden’s tax pledge

The White House on Friday said that Republicans’ idea to impose user fees for infrastructure spending would “violate” President Biden’s promise not to raise taxes…

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City of Columbus, Andre Hill’s family agree to $10M settlement over the fatal police shooting

Columbus, Ohio, on Friday reached a $10 million settlement with the family of Andre Hill, an unarmed Black man who was fatally shot by police…

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“Mass Effect”: Gaming’s biggest space opera returns

The iconic spacefaring adventure “Mass Effect” is back today with “Mass Effect: Legendary Edition,” a single, remastered version of all three games. Why it matters:…

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Gas shortages persist after Colonial Pipeline restarts service

Gas stations in 12 states and the District of Columbia are still experiencing fuel shortages after Colonial Pipeline resumed service following a ransomware attack that…

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Video shows Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing AOC in 2019

A newly unearthed video obtained by CNN shows Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), then a private citizen, taunting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) outside of her…

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DarkSide claims it’s shutting down after Colonial Pipeline hack

The hacker group DarkSide, which was responsible for a ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline and led to fuel shortages in multiple states…

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Coronavirus dashboard: Catch up fast

Health: New CDC mask guidance tests risk tolerance — Study: Over 99% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients were not vaccinated. Politics: Pelosi says masks will still…

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Lawmakers reach deal on bipartisan 9/11-style commission to investigate Jan. 6

House negotiators have reached an agreement on the parameters of a 9/11-style commission to investigate the “facts and circumstances” surrounding the Jan. 6 attack on…

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Trump loyalist Elise Stefanik elected No. 3 House Republican after Liz Cheney ouster

House Republicans voted 134-46 in a secret ballot Friday to appoint Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) as the chair of the GOP conference, replacing Rep. Liz…

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Retail sales flat in April after huge surge in March

April retail sales in the U.S. were unchanged from March, which saw a surge revised up to 10.7%, according to the latest Commerce Department report…

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Forget “net zero” emissions target — U.S. must get to “net negative” ASAP, nonprofit argues

A new policy roadmap provides Congress and the White House with ways to support the growth of methods to pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere…

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CDC guidance allowing vaccinated people to ditch masks tests risk tolerance

The CDC announced Thursday that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks indoors. Why it matters: The U.S. is entering a new stage…

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