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Tornado leaves trail of devastation in suburban Chicago

Associated Press CHICAGO — A tornado swept through communities in heavily populated suburban Chicago, damaging more than 100 homes, toppling trees, knocking out power and causing multiple injuries, officials said. At least five people, including a woman who was in critical condition, were hospitalized in Naperville, where 16 homes were left “uninhabitable” and dozens of other homes were damaged when a tornado touched down after 11 p.m. Sunday, said city spokeswoman Linda LaCloche. More than 120 ...
Tags: National Weather Service, Politics, News, Environment, Sport, Indiana, Chicago, Soccer, Missouri, Iowa, Michigan, Associated Press, Hobart, Midwest, Chicago Sun Times, Naperville


Keep private money out of election administration

State lawmakers may not be experts on everything, but there’s one subject on which their expertise is beyond question. State elected officials know a lot about state elections. They also know a lot about fundraising, and how much it costs to run an effective get-out-the-vote effort. They know about campaign finance laws, and contribution limits, and how hard it is to raise money. They know where their voters live, and where the other team’s voters live. So it’s interesting that a number of state...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, Texas, California, Washington Post, Opinion, Washington, Barack Obama, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, House, Arizona


Fierce Capitol attacks on police seen in body-cam videos

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER | Associated Press Videos released under court order provide a chilling new look at the chaos at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including body camera footage that shows a man charging at a police officer with a flagpole and tackling him to the ground. Federal judges ordered the release of the videos after media organizations, including The Associated Press, went to court to request that the Department of Justice provide access. The videos are being presented as evidence in p...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Texas, News, Washington, Senate, New York City, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Indiana, Fbi, Soccer, Gop, House, Connecticut


Catholic Bishops took another step towards denying Biden from receiving communion while he supports abortion rights

US President Joe Biden departs Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church in Wilmington, Delaware on February 7, 2021. - President Joe Biden anticipates the US rivalry with China will take the form of "extreme competition" rather than conflict between the two world powers. Biden said in a CBS interview aired Sunday that he has not spoken with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping since he became US president. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Catholic Bishops voted to advance guidance that would reproa...
Tags: Politics, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Xi Jinping, Catholicism, New York Times, Catholic Church, Cbs, Associated Press, Catholic, Biden, Times


Another victory at the Supreme Court for religious groups

By JESSICA GRESKO WASHINGTON (AP) — In another victory for religious groups at the Supreme Court, the justices on Thursday unanimously sided with a Catholic foster care agency that says its religious views prevent it from working with same-sex couples. The court said the city of Philadelphia wrongly limited its relationship with the group as a result of the agency’s policy. The ruling was specific to the facts of the case, sidestepping bigger questions about how to balance religious freedom and ...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Colorado, Washington, Religion, Sport, Css, Soccer, Philadelphia, Associated Press, Catholic, Mark Sherman, John Roberts, American Civil Liberties Union, The Supreme Court


‘Obamacare’ survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court dismissed a major challenge to the Obama era health care law on Thursday, turning aside an effort by Republican-led states to throw out the law that provides insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire law intact in ruling that Texas, other GOP-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court. The Biden administration says 31 million people have health insurance b...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, Washington, Court, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, Healthcare, Mitch McConnell, Medicare


Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health law

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the Obama era health care law, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire law intact Thursday in ruling that Texas, other Republican-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court. The Biden administration says 31 million people have health insurance because of the law popularly known as “Obamacare.” The law’s major provi...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, Washington, Court, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Healthcare, Mitch McConnell, Medicare, Associated Press


Congress approves bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

By Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the nation. The House voted 415-14 Wednesday to make Juneteenth, or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday. The bill now goes to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. Juneteenth commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free. Confederate soldiers surrendered in April 1865, but word didn’t reach the last enslaved Black ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, House, Associated Press, United States of America, Martin Luther King Jr Day, Kevin Freking, Galveston Texas, Sen John Cornyn


‘Practical work’ summit for Biden, Putin: No punches or hugs

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE, and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin exchanged cordial words and plotted modest steps on arms control and diplomacy but emerged from their much-anticipated Swiss summit Wednesday largely where they started — with deep differences on human rights, cyberattacks, election interference and more. The two leaders reached an important, but hardly relationship-changing agreement to return their chief diplomats to Mo...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, Merck, Sport, European Union, Joe Biden, Ap, Canada, Britain, Soccer, United States


‘Pure business’ at Biden-Putin summit: No hugs, no brickbats

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and AAMER MADHANI GENEVA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded their summit on Wednesday with an agreement to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts in Washington and Moscow and a plan to begin work toward replacing the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons. But the two leaders offered starkly different views on difficult simmering issues including cyber and ransomware attacks...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Ap


1 in 3 local election officials are concerned about facing harassment and feeling unsafe on the job, a new poll shows

In this April 28, 2020, file photo, Louisa Boyer, a provisional election judge, reviews paperwork at a voting center at Edmondson High School as voters arrive to cast their ballot in the 7th Congressional District special election in Baltimore AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file One in three local election officials say they are concerned about their safety on the job, a new poll shows. Thirty-nine percent expressed concerns about facing pressure to certify the election results. The poll comes aft...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Local, Trends, Social Media, Georgia, Joe Biden, Arizona, Hobbs, Associated Press, Pbs, Biden, Donald Trump, Baltimore, Polls


Biden, Putin conclude summit between ‘two great powers’

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded their summit meeting Wednesday between what the American leader called “two great powers,” wrapping up more quickly than expected. The pair’s second sit-down, with aides present on both sides, lasted about 65 minutes. That session was to be divided into two parts with a break in between, but concluded without a second part. The two sides had said they ex...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Ukraine


‘Two great powers’: Biden, Putin plunge into hours of talks

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV GENEVA (AP) — With stern expressions and polite words before the cameras, President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin plunged into hours of face-to-face talks Wednesday at a lush lakeside Swiss mansion, a highly anticipated summit at a time when both leaders agree that relations between their countries are at an all-time low. Biden called it a discussion between “two great powers” and said it was “always better to meet face to face.” ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Ukraine


Biden arrives in Geneva for meeting with Putin

By Aamer Madhani, Jonathan Lemire and Lorne Cook | Associated Press GENEVA — Buoyed by days of partnership-building sessions with America’s democratic allies, Joe Biden arrived in Geneva on Tuesday for the most-watched and tensest part of his first European tour as president: talks with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Biden is seeking to restore European ties that were strained under former President Donald Trump, who dismissed longstanding alliances with America’s democratic partners and sought out Pu...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Washington, White House, China, Russia, America, Eu, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Atlantic, Soccer, United States


Evidence suggests COVID-19 was in US in late 2019

By Mike Stobbe | Associated Press NEW YORK — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials. The analysis is not definitive, and some experts remain skeptical, but federal health officials are increasingly accepting a timeline in which small numbers of COVID-19 infections may have occurred in the U....
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Cdc, Washington, China, New York City, US, Sport, World news, Soccer, United States, Harvard University, Wisconsin, Associated Press, Disneyland


The DOJ's top national security official is resigning amid reports that the department secretly seized House Democrats' records

John Demers. Andrew Harnik - Pool/Getty Images The DOJ's top national security official will step down, AP reported on Monday. John Demers is resigning amid revelations that the DOJ secretly seized lawmakers' and reporters' records. Demers will be replaced by the acting US attorney for the Eastern District of New York. See more stories on Insider's business page. The top national security official at the Justice Department is resigning amid news that the department secretly...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, Politico, Russia, US, Trends, Ap, Cnn, House, New York Times, Associated Press, Department Of Justice, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump


5 states pose a barrier to Biden's vaccine goals because they've so far vaccinated less than half of their population

President Joe Biden wants 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4. Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Jackyenjoyphotography/Getty Images Five states have not given at least one COVID-19 vaccine to half their population, according to CDC data. This poses a challenge to President Joe Biden, who wants 70% of Americans partially vaccinated by July 4. Currently, more than 64% of Americans have received at least one dose and about 43% are fully vaccinated. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Politics, News, Mississippi, Cdc, White House, US, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Wyoming, Tennessee, Associated Press, Vaccine, Biden, Hill, Centre Daily Times


Vaccine supply grows by the day as expiration dates loom

By Lindsay Whitehurst and Leah Willingham | Associated Press In Tennessee and North Carolina, demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that they have given millions of doses back to the federal government, even though less than half of their total populations are vaccinated. Oklahoma has not asked for new doses from the government for more than a month, spurning its 200,000-a-week allotment. Around the country, states are rushing to use up doses before they expire this summer. Th...
Tags: Politics, News, Mississippi, Colorado, Cdc, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, Africa, Alabama, West Virginia, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, New Hampshire, Maine


Justice department calls for internal inquiry into seizure of Democrats’ data – live

Congress members’ phone records targeted by Trump DoJ Schumer calls for Barr and Sessions to testify before SenateTrump DoJ secretly seized House Democrats’ data in crackdown on leaks 6.47pm BST 6.20pm BST The justice department has asked for an internal investigation into the Trump-era seizure of phone data from House Democrats in 2018, the Associated Press is reporting. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco asked the department’s inspector general to open the investigation on Friday, a ...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, US news, Ap, Democrats, US politics, House, Associated Press, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump


DoJ calls for internal investigation of seizure of Democrats’ data – live

Congress members’ phone records targeted by Trump DoJ Schumer calls for Barr and Sessions to testify before SenateTrump DoJ secretly seized House Democrats’ data in crackdown on leaks 6.20pm BST The Justice Department has asked for an internal investigation into the Trump-era seizure of phone data from House Democrats in 2018, the Associated Press is reporting. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco asked the department’s inspector general to open the investigation on Friday, a senior Justice D...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Oregon, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, US news, Ap, Democrats, US politics, House, Associated Press, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department


DOJ's watchdog opens investigation into the Trump-era seizure of Democrats' phone data

Former President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File The DOJ's watchdog opened an investigation into the Trump-era seizure of Democrats' phone data. The data was collected in 2018 as part of an aggressive leak investigation by the Trump DOJ. Democrats threatened to subpoena Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions to testify about the "appalling" matter. See more stories on Insider's business page. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco asked the Justice Department inspector general o...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, Associated Press, Monaco, Department Of Justice, Times, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump


What Queen Elizabeth's relationship was like with every US president, from Truman to Trump

Queen Elizabeth II, pictured on a visit to Hull last month. Getty Images President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will meet Queen Elizabeth II on their visit to the UK. Since 1951, the Queen has met with 11 US presidents and helped facilitate diplomatic relations. Here's what the queen's relationships and meetings with US presidents have been like. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are set to meet Queen Elizab...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, News, Washington Post, Washington, France, Life, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden


10 Things in Politics: Manchin is the VIP for Biden's agenda

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Progressives are peeved at Joe Manchin while West Virginia basks in Biden's loveBiden is said to have ordered a scathing private rebuke of the UK before the G7Bill Gates' farmland reportedly grows potatoes for McDonald's friesOne thing to watch for: President Joe Biden will attend the first day of th...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Florida, UK, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Politico, US, America, West Virginia, Trends


State Pledges To Pay $215 Million Recall Election Pricetag

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Tags: Politics, News, California, Senate, Los Angeles, Palmer, San Diego, Associated Press, Doug Ose, Caitlyn Jenner, Gavin Newsom, State, Legislature, Los Angeles County, Assembly, Legislative


Man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron sentenced to 4 months in prison

Emmanuel Macron seen on November 21, 2020 in Paris. LUDOVIC MARIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron has been sentenced to prison. The AP reported that the man will serve four months. Investigators found a copy of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" in the man's home, per BBC. See more stories on Insider's business page. The man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron this week has been sentenced to four months in prison, the Associated ...
Tags: Politics, News, Prison, France, Trends, Ap, Bbc, Arrest, Associated Press, French, Adolf Hitler, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Slap, DROME, Paris LUDOVIC MARIN


Report: Protest was not broken up for Trump’s photo op

By Ashraf Khalil | Associated Press WASHINGTON — An internal government investigation has determined that the decision to forcibly clear racial justice protesters from an area in front of the White House last summer was not influenced by then-President Donald Trump’s plan to stage a Bible-toting photo opportunity at that spot. The report released Wednesday by the Interior Department’s inspector general concludes that the protesters were cleared by U.S. Park Police last June 1 so that a contract...
Tags: Minneapolis, Washington, White House, Sport, Soccer, United States, Secret Service, Associated Press, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Trump, Floyd, Lafayette Park, Muriel Bowser, Bowser, Metropolitan Police Department


Biden heads to Europe for first overseas trip

By Jonathan Lemire and Aamer Madhani | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Embarking on the first overseas trip of his term, President Joe Biden is eager to reassert the United States on the world stage, steadying European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor and pushing democracy as the only bulwark to rising forces of authoritarianism. Biden has set the stakes for his eight-day trip in sweeping terms, believing the West must publicly demonstrate it can compete economically with China as the world...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, England, Putin, Australia, Washington Post, Washington, France, White House, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, America, Eu, Sport


California Regulators Are Again Reconsidering Mask Standards For Workers

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – California’s workplace regulators are set to again reconsider controversial masking rules designed to protect employees against the coronavirus – requirements that business organizations say will make it harder for them to operate when the state fully reopens its economy next week. A “special meeting” of the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board was hastily scheduled for Wednesday after State Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón sent a letter to the panel r...
Tags: Politics, California, Masks, Sacramento, Ap, San Diego, Associated Press, Gavin Newsom, Carl DeMaio, Aragon, ETS, Cal-osha, OSHA, state Health Department, state Department of Public Health, Newsom


President Biden is throwing out Trump-era bans on TikTok and WeChat after the former administration fought hard to prohibit the apps over national security concerns

TikTok users in the US have been reacting to the news of a potential ban of the popular app for months. Photo Illustration by Andrea Ronchini/NurPhoto via Getty Images President Biden signed an executive order rescinding a ban on TikTok and WeChat. Trump signed a series of executive actions last year targeting the apps, whose parent companies are in China. Biden directed the commerce secretary to investigate apps with ties to foreign adversaries. See more stories on Insider's business ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, News, Microsoft, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Commerce, New York Times, Larry Ellison, WeChat, Associated Press, Party


Biden is throwing out Trump-era bans on TikTok and WeChat after the former administration fought hard to prohibit the apps over national-security concerns

TikTok users in the US have been reacting to the news of a potential ban of the popular app for months. Photo Illustration by Andrea Ronchini/NurPhoto via Getty Images President Biden signed an executive order rescinding a ban on TikTok and WeChat. Trump signed executive actions last year targeting the apps, whose parent companies are in China. Biden directed the commerce secretary to investigate apps with ties to foreign adversaries. See more stories on Insider's business page. Presid...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, News, Microsoft, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Commerce, New York Times, Larry Ellison, WeChat, Associated Press, Oklahoma



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