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Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

By KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday establishing a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery, saying he believes it will go down as one of the greatest honors he has as president. Biden signed into law a bill to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the 12th federal holiday. The House voted 415-14 on Wednesday to send the bill to Biden, while the Senate passed the bill unanimously the day before. “This is a day of profound weight and profound powe...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Alabama, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, United States, Tennessee, House, Arizona


Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You Get Another Relief Payment?

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Tags: Business, New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, Pua, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, West Virginia, Bloomberg, Joe Biden


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


Putin says Biden is of 'sound mind,' walking back on Russian disinformation about the president's mental acuity

Russian President Vladimir Putin greets President Joe Biden during the US-Russia Summit 2021 at the La Grange Villa on June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland.. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Putin backtracked on Russian propaganda about Biden's mental health. The Russian leader said Biden is "of sound mind and should be taken seriously." Russian state news previously pushed disinformation that Biden was not mental well. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian President ...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Moscow, Julia Davis, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Abc News


The US House voted to repeal the 2002 Iraq War authorization

Tom Brenner/Reuters The House voted to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq. The 2002 AUMF paved the way for the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. There's a growing bipartisan effort to scrap post-9/11 laws that gave presidents broad authority to wage war. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House of Representatives on Thursday voted to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq.The resolution, sponsored by...
Tags: Politics, California, Washington, Senate, Iraq, US, Trends, Iran, House, House Of Representatives, Tehran, Iraq War, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Lee, AUMF


Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, tossing out a challenge against Obama's signature health care law for lack of standing

In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo an American flag waves in front of the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Supreme Court punted on a case over whether the Trump administration can exclude people in the country illegally from the count used for divvying up congressional seats. Patrick Semansky/AP The US Supreme Court ruled on Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act, saying that defendants in the case lacked standing.California v. Texas was the Supreme Court's th...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Obama, California, Washington, Trends, Affordable Care Act, Capitol Hill, US supreme court, Trump, Patrick Semansky, Kelly McLaughlin, Speed desk


‘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


High court sides with Catholic agency in foster care dispute

By JESSICA GRESKO WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously sided with a Catholic foster care agency that says its religious views prevent it from working with same-sex couples as foster parents. The justices said the city of Philadelphia wrongly limited its relationship with the group as a result of the agency’s policy. Philadelphia violated the Constitution in limiting its work with the agency, Catholic Social Services, the court said. “The refusal of Philadelphia to contract...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Religion, Sport, Css, Soccer, Philadelphia, Catholic, John Roberts, Roberts, Philadelphia Philadelphia, JESSICA GRESKO, Catholic Social Services, AP The Supreme Court


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


Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health care law, preserving coverage for millions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health care law, preserving coverage for millions.
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A woman who pleaded guilty to involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection told a judge she watched the Holocaust film 'Schindler's List' to 'educate herself'

Rioters supporting President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in Washington on January 6. AP Photo The attorney for a Capitol rioter said she watched "Schindler's List" to "educate herself" after January 6. Anna Morgan Lloyd, 49, pleaded guilty to one charge of picketing in the Capitol. Lloyd submitted a movie review to support her plea for a probationary sentence. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Capitol rioter who pleaded guilty to a charge related to the insurrecti...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Protest, Washington, America, Trends, Indiana, Ap, Best, Donald Trump, Spielberg, History Channel, Schindler's List, Capitol, Schindler


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


Many States Ending $300 Federal Unemployment Benefits Early

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A Republican congressman refused to shake hands with a DC police officer beaten by Trump loyalists on Jan. 6, according to 2 House members

D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Officer Michael Fanone, addresses the media after a meeting with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to urge Republican senators to support a bipartisan commission to investigate the events of January 6th attack on the Capitol, on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Tom Williams/Getty Images Rep. Andrew Clyde refused to shake hands with Michael Fanone, a DC police officer who was assaulted on Jan. 6. Two members of Congress shared Fanone's story on Tuesday via Twitter...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Maine, House, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Illinois, Trump, Clyde


Biden apologized for losing his temper when a CNN reporter pressed him on Putin, saying he 'shouldn't have been such a wise guy'

President Joe Biden speaks to reporters before boarding Air Force One at Geneva Airport in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Biden is returning to Washington as he wraps up his trip to Europe. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Biden apologized for losing his temper with a CNN reporter on Wednesday. "I shouldn't have been such a wise guy," he told reporters. CNN's Kaitlan Collins had pressed Biden on his meeting with Putin. See more stories on Insider's business page. Presi...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, Geneva, Biden, Collins, Summit, Geneva Switzerland


The most memorable and bizarre lines from Putin's whirlwind press conference after meeting with Biden

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Putin held a lengthy press conference after his historic summit with Biden. The Russian president downplayed the Kremlin's crackdown on dissent and got philosophical at times. Putin called the talks "quite constructive," though there were evident disagreements. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Wednesday met with longtime Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Geneva Summit for the fi...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, United States, Moscow, Kremlin, Biden, Black Lives Matter, Alexei Navalny


‘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


Biden rejects Putin’s ‘ridiculous comparison’ between Capitol rioters and Alexei Navalny at summit – live

Biden says he raised human rights concerns at summitPutin says he and Biden agreed ambassadors should return to postsSummit concludes after about three hours of talks between leadersFirst session was small meeting with Blinken and Lavrov presentSecond session included more of the two leaders’ senior aides 7.20pm BST Back in Washington, a contender for headline of the day from MSNBC’s Maddowblog. Trumpets please…Defying irony, GOP alleges White House ‘weakness’ toward RussiaPresident Joe Bide...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Gop, US politics, Geneva, Biden, Msnbc, Republican National Committee, Alexei Navalny


Putin savored the global spotlight after his direct but largely fruitless meeting with Biden

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland. Mikhail Metzel/Getty Images Biden and Putin's meeting ended up pretty much as expected. In typical Putin fashion, the Russian leader held a lengthy, rambling press conference. Biden sounded cautiously optimistic about improving relations, but made clear many challenges remain. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian President Vladimir Putin held a lengthy, rambling press conference after ...
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Progressives call on Justice Stephen Breyer to retire amid McConnell's threats to block future Supreme Court nominees

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell; Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images; J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Progressives are calling on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire. "For the good of the country, now is the time to step aside," an ad that ran in Politico read. The call comes after Sen. Mitch McConnell said he would block future nominees to the court. See more stories on Insider's business page. Progressives have mounted a p...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Court, Barack Obama, Trends, Conservative, Joe Biden, Cnn, Getty Images


Images of Biden's meeting with Putin show a cool but cordial dynamic as the US president seeks a reset after Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden in Geneva, Switzerland. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Images showed the cool atmosphere as Biden and Putin met in Geneva on Wednesday. Biden's stance toward Russia marks a major shift from Trump. Trump's 2018 summit with Putin in Helsinki was one of the most infamous moments of his presidency. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Geneva on Wednesda...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Syria, Ukraine, Crimea, Moscow, Geneva, Kremlin


Images of Biden's meeting with Putin show a cool but cordial dynamic as the president seeks a reset after Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Joe Biden in Geneva, Switzerland. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Images show the cool atmosphere as Biden and Putin met in Geneva on Wednesday. Biden's stance toward Russia marks a major shift from Trump. Trump's Helsinki summit with Putin was one of the most infamous moments of his presidency. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednes...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Syria, Ukraine, Crimea, Moscow, Geneva, Kremlin


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.” ...
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New Telegram audio transcripts show how Proud Boys panicked when members started getting arrested after the Capitol riot

Proud Boys members Ethan Nordean and Zachary Rehl walking toward the US Capitol. Carolyn Kaster/AP Telegram conversations obtained by the FBI show how the Proud Boys squabbled after the Capitol riot. Audio transcripts were released in Seattle chapter leader Ethan Nordean's court filing. They show members worried about arrests and others angry that some even went to DC. See more stories on Insider's business page. Proud Boys members squabbled in private conversations after the Capi...
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US Warns EU Against Anti-American Tech Policy

The US has warned the EU against pursuing "protectionist" technology policies that exclusively target American companies, ahead of Joe Biden's first presidential visit to Brussels. From a report: The National Security Council, an arm of the White House, wrote last week to complain about the tone of recent comments about the EU's flagship tech regulation, as debates are about to begin in the European parliament. "We are particularly concerned about recent comments by the European Parliament rappo...
Tags: Europe, Washington, White House, China, US, Tech, Eu, Joe Biden, United States, Brussels, National Security Council, Biden, Donald Trump, Financial Times, European Parliament, EU US


21 Republican lawmakers vote against honoring law enforcement for their work during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot

In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington. AP Photo More than 20 GOP lawmakers voted against a bill awarding law enforcement officers the highest congressional honor for their work during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Not a single House Democrat opposed the measure, which passed with the overwhelming support of 406 members. A few Republican lawmakers took issue with calling the storming of the Capitol an "insurrection." See more...
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Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?

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National charity RIP Medical Debt just wiped out $278 million of medical debt for over eighty thousand Americans, Wall Street Journal reports

Passengers wearing face masks wait for their bus in front of a national debt display on Pennsylvania Ave. NW in Washington on Monday, May 18, 2020 Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A national charity is wiping out $278 million in medical debt for 82,000 low-income Americans. See more stories on Insider's business page. National charity RIP Medical Debt announced on Tuesday that it will buy $278 million of medical debt from hospitals in Tennessee and Virginia, in a bid to he...
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