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Senate Democrats reach deal on extending unemployment insurance

Senate Democrats struck a deal Friday evening to extend unemployment insurance in President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package after deliberating for most of the…

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Capitol review panel recommends boosting security with more police, mobile fencing

A panel appointed by Congress to review security measures at the Capitol is recommending several changes, including mobile fencing and a bigger Capitol police force,…

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Financial fallout from the Texas deep freeze

Texas has thawed out after an Arctic freeze last month threw the state into a power crisis. But the financial turmoil from power grid shock…

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Chamber of Commerce decides against widespread political ban following Capitol insurrection

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce revealed Friday it won’t withhold political donations from lawmakers who simply voted against certifying the presidential election results and instead…

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Scoop: CDC lets child migrant shelters fill to 100% despite COVID concern

The Centers for Disease Control is allowing shelters handling child migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border to expand to full capacity, abandoning a requirement they…

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8 Senate Democrats vote against adding $15 minimum wage amendment to COVID relief

Eight Democratic senators on Friday voted against Sen. Bernie Sanders’ amendment to ignore a ruling by the Senate parliamentarian and add a $15 minimum wage…

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CDC: Easing mask mandates, re-opening restaurants led to higher COVID cases, deaths

Easing mask restrictions and on-site dining have increased COVID-19 cases and deaths, according to a study out Friday from the Centers for Disease Control and…

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Coronavirus dashboard: Catch up fast

Vaccines: U.S. ahead of pace on vaccines — Public desire for vaccine increases to 69%, but with partisan divide — The rise of vaccine passports….

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Exclusive: GOP Leader McCarthy asks to meet with Biden about the border

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has requested a meeting with President Biden to discuss the rising numbers of unaccompanied migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico…

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Public desire for vaccine increases to 69%, but with partisan divide

69% of the public intends to get a COVID vaccine or already has, up significantly from 60% in November, according to a report out Friday…

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China’s highly anticipated 5-year plan is hazy on climate

China’s highly anticipated 5-year plan revealed on Friday provides little new information about its climate initiatives, leaving plenty to discuss in multinational meetings this year…

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U.S. economy added 379,000 jobs in February

The economy added 379,000 jobs in February, while the unemployment rate dropped to 6.2% from 6.3%, the Labor Department said on Friday. Why it matters:…

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Workers are getting a really bad deal

This week’s spate of data highlighted the difficulties Americans who have lost their jobs have had bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic, and just how…

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FBI: Trump-appointed State Department aide arrested in connection with Capitol riot

The FBI on Thursday arrested former State Department aide Federico Klein, a Trump appointee who worked on the former president’s 2016 campaign, on charges related…

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Biden confronts mounting humanitarian crisis at the border

Just over a month into his presidency, President Biden is staring down a mounting crisis at the border that could be just as bad as…

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The rise of vaccine passports

Vaccine passports were touted early in the pandemic as an important piece of the plan to get people back to normal life. Now they’re becoming…

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“Vaccine tourism” stretches states’ supplies

Americans who are highly motivated to get vaccinated are traveling across state lines after hearing about larger vaccine supplies or loopholes in sign-up systems. Why…

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The shift to green shipping

The world’s maritime industry — from ferries to freighters — is trying to navigate a once-in-a-century transition away from fossil fuels to new, cleaner means…

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Kamala Harris breaks tie as Senate proceeds with lengthy debate on COVID relief bill

The Senate on Thursday voted 51-50 — with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie — to proceed to debate on President Biden’s $1.9 trillion…

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Cuomo advisers reportedly altered July COVID-19 nursing homes report

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s advisers successfully pushed state health officials to exclude certain data on the number of COVID-19 nursing home deaths from a…

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Ro Khanna accuses Biden of quitting on Middle East, says Obama “strove for greatness”

An outspoken progressive Democrat is wary of President Biden’s approach to the Middle East, arguing it’s like “conceding defeat of the aspiration” to win a…

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