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‘This is the year to get it done’: Democrats move on expanding background checks

‘This is the year to get it done’: Democrats move on expanding background checks

Democrats are reintroducing legislation to expand background checks on all commercial gun sales, the first congressional move on significant gun control since Democrats won the White House and the majority in both chambers of Congress. The bill, called the Background Check Expansion Act, would expand background checks for all firearm sales or transfers in the…MORE

Vernon Jordan, civil rights leader and close ally of Bill Clinton, dies

Vernon Jordan, civil rights leader and close ally of Bill Clinton, dies

Vernon Jordan, a civil rights leader and close adviser to former President Bill Clinton, died Monday evening, multiple sources close to the family tell CNN. He was 85. The former president of the National Urban League rose to prominence as a civil rights activist with close connections in all corners of American politics, working with…MORE

Biden now says US will have enough vaccine for every adult by the end of May

Biden now says US will have enough vaccine for every adult by the end of May

President Joe Biden, announcing that drugmaker Merck will help manufacture a vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson, said the United States would have enough doses for every adult American by the end of May. That does not mean they would all be administered by then. The timeline speeds up by two months the administration’s previous…MORE

UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield: Congress’ work in wake of Capitol riot ‘shows that our democracy is resilient’

UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield: Congress’ work in wake of Capitol riot ‘shows that our democracy is resilient’

US ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said Monday that Congress’ work in the immediate wake of the US Capitol insurrection confirmed to her that American democracy had survived the January 6 attack. Asked by CNN’s Don Lemon how, as ambassador, she would calm allies’ potential concerns over what happened that day, Thomas-Greenfield replied:…MORE

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