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Senate passes bill to award Congress’ highest honor to first Black NHL player
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Senate passes bill to award Congress’ highest honor to first Black NHL player

The US Senate passed legislation this week to grant Congress’ highest honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, to the first Black player to compete in the National Hockey League. The bipartisan measure to honor Willie O’Ree unanimously passed the chamber on Tuesday. It now must be approved by the US House of Representatives for O’Ree to…MORE

DeSantis and other GOP 2024 prospects target public health officials with political attacks
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DeSantis and other GOP 2024 prospects target public health officials with political attacks

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ warning this week of a “Faucian distopia” offered the latest glimpse at how ambitious Republicans eyeing 2024 presidential bids are increasingly targeting public health officials as they attempt to grow their national brands in front of conservative audiences. “It is very important that we say unequivocally no to lockdowns, no to…MORE

The pandemic turning point the White House didn’t want
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The pandemic turning point the White House didn’t want

President Joe Biden is tired of wearing a mask. Stepping into the East Room on Thursday, his face covered in black surgical fabric for the first time in weeks, the President made no attempt to disguise his disappointment at returning to the most charged symbol of the pandemic era. “In a significant part of the…MORE

Biden nominates Khizr Khan, a Gold Star father and Trump critic, to religious freedom post
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Biden nominates Khizr Khan, a Gold Star father and Trump critic, to religious freedom post

President Joe Biden announced Friday that he was appointing Khizr Khan, a Gold Star father who drew then-candidate Donald Trump’s ire when he spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Khan, who endorsed Biden in 2020, said in 2016 that Trump “sacrificed nothing and no one,”…MORE

Biden says US will ‘in all probability’ see more guidelines and restrictions amid rising Covid cases
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Biden says US will ‘in all probability’ see more guidelines and restrictions amid rising Covid cases

President Joe Biden said Friday the US will, “in all probability,” see more guidelines and restrictions amid rising coronavirus cases and the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. “And by the way, we had a good day yesterday,” Biden told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing for Camp David,…MORE

The week in 14 headlines

The week in 14 headlines

This week, the Senate voted to start debate on a $1 trillion infrastructure bill after a bipartisan group of lawmakers finally struck a deal. Meanwhile, the White House moved to mitigate the rise of Covid-19 cases and the CDC rang the alarm over the apparent severity of the Delta variant. Monday Biden announces end of…MORE

Biden administration sues Texas over Gov. Abbott’s migrant transport order
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Biden administration sues Texas over Gov. Abbott’s migrant transport order

The Biden administration is taking Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to court over an executive order he issued earlier this week targeting the transport of migrants recently released from US Customs and Border Protection custody. In a lawsuit filed Friday, the Justice Department alleged the order — in which Abbott directed state troopers to stop vehicles…MORE

Georgia Republicans inch closer to a takeover of elections in state’s largest county
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Georgia Republicans inch closer to a takeover of elections in state’s largest county

Republican lawmakers in Georgia are requesting that the state undertake a performance review of local election officials in Fulton County — a move that could result in a GOP takeover of election operations in a heavily Democratic region of this battleground state. A letter sent Friday to the State Board of Elections and signed by…MORE

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