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No jail time in 1st riot sentence; Oath Keeper pleads guilty

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN An Indiana woman on Wednesday became the first defendant to be sentenced in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and avoided time behind bars, while a member of the Oath Keepers extremist group pleaded guilty in a conspiracy case and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in a major step forward for the massive investigation. The two developments signal that the cases against those charged in the deadly siege are slowly advancing, even as the U....
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Philadelphia Democrat Brian Sims, whose anti-GOP speech went viral, is not sorry about all that

Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims, a Democrat, at John F. Kennedy Plaza, also known as Love Park, in Philadelphia in 2014. Matt Rourke/AP Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims was first elected in 2012, defeating a 28-year incumbent. He was the Pennsylvania Legislature's first openly gay lawmaker. Sims is now campaigning to be the state's next lieutenant governor. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Ted Cruz once declared him to be "hateful" and "angry," but as Penn...
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Tucker Carlson Thinks Climate Change Is a Conspiracy to Shrink Your Kids

Tucker Carlson is freaking out about something a professor said at a conference five years ago, as Tucker Carlson is prone to do. He also used those remarks to insinuate they’re about the future scientists want despite that being false, as Tucker Carlson is prone to do.Read more...
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Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plunge 45% after Supreme Court ruling gives Biden power to remove director

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Shares of mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae fell as much as 45% on Wednesday following a Supreme Court ruling.The court made it easier for a US President to remove the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.President Biden plans to replace FHFA director Mark Calabria following the court ruling, The New York Times reported.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plunged as much ...
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Kamala Harris to visit US-Mexico border for first time as vice-president – live

Vice-president under pressure from Republicans over lack of visitBiden and Harris criticized for not doing more to help voting rightsPresident to discuss gun crime prevention with attorney generalDemocrats seek way ahead after voting rights bill hits roadblock 8.15pm BST Michigan state senate Republicans who investigated Michigan’s 2020 presidential election for months concluded there was no widespread or systemic fraud and urged the state attorney general to consider probing people who have...
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Calls grow to evacuate Afghans to Guam as US troops leave

By JULIE WATSON and BEN FOX SAN DIEGO (AP) — In the chaotic, final hours of the Vietnam War, the U.S. evacuated thousands of South Vietnamese who supported the American mission and were at risk under the communist government. As U.S. and NATO forces prepare to depart Afghanistan by Sept. 11, many are recalling that desperate, hasty exodus as they urge the Biden administration to evacuate thousands of Afghans who worked as interpreters or otherwise helped U.S. military operations there in the pas...
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Oath Keeper pleads guilty in Jan. 6 attack; will cooperate

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN A member of the Oath Keepers extremist group pleaded guilty Wednesday in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in a major step forward for the massive investigation into the insurrection. It was also the first guilty plea in the major conspiracy case brought against members of the Oath Keepers. Graydon Young, who was accused alongside 15 other members and associates of the Oath Keepers of conspiring to block t...
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House may curb power of Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple

By MARCY GORDON | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A House panel pushed ahead Wednesday with ambitious legislation that could curb the market power of tech giants Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple and force them to sever their dominant platforms from their other lines of business. Conservative Republican lawmakers haggled over legislative language and pushed concerns of perceived anti-conservative bias in online platforms but couldn’t halt the bipartisan momentum behind the package. The drafting s...
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Job searches are down in states cutting federal unemployment benefits early, not what you'd expect to see from a 'disincentive to work'

Help Wanted sign at taco stand in California Thomson Reuters Half of all US states - all GOP-led - are cutting Biden's unemployment benefits early, citing a labor shortage. But Indeed data found job searches are still down in the states cutting off the benefits early. This suggests the benefits are not disincentivizing work as much as the GOP argues. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twenty-five GOP-led states have so far opted to end President Joe Biden's $300 weekl...
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Joe Manchin appears close to making up his mind. Here's what he wants in an infrastructure plan.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). Photo by Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images Joe Manchin holds singular sway over Biden's economic agenda and his spending plans. Over the past few months he has held back from offering policy specifics, but that's changing. He's indicated he wants an infrastructure plan that includes a partial rollback of Trump's tax cuts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is poised to play a critical role in President Joe Bi...
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Harris to visit US-Mexico border area regarding migration

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday will make her first visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, her office announced, after she has faced criticism from members of both parties for failing to go there despite her role leading the Biden administration’s response to a steep increase in migration. Harris will visit the El Paso area, accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, according to a statement Wednesday from Harris senior adviser Symone San...
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Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer are leading an effort to give student-loan borrowers another 6 months of relief

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer listens as Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on October 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images 64 Democrats sent a letter to Biden urging him to extend the student loan payment pause by 6 months. Led by Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer, they say borrowers are still recovering from the pandemic. Education Sec. Miguel Cardona has hinted at extending the pause but has not said so definitively. See m...
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Kamala Harris will travel to the US-Mexico border on Friday

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a news conference on Tuesday in Mexico City, Mexico. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Kamala Harris will travel to the US-Mexico border on Friday, Psaki announced. She will visit the border with DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Republicans have attacked Harris for not personally taking a trip to the border. See more stories on Insider's business page. Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to the US-Mexico border on Frida...
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Biden to Replace Housing Finance Agency Chief After Top Court Ruling -White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will replace the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency with his own nominee, a White House...
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U.S. Again Votes Against U.N. Call to End Cuba Embargo

By Michelle NicholsNEW YORK (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday continued Washington's tradition of voting against an...
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Miami police chief: Here's what we want to hear from Biden on crime

Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo tells CNN's Kate Bolduan what he wants to hear from President Joe Biden about tackling the rise in violent crime.
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Biden Mourns Former Senate Colleague, Virginia's John Warner

President Joe Biden is mourning his former Senate colleague, Virginia's John Warner.
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United States: Juneteenth Is Now A Federal Holiday (Beltway Buzz, June 18, 2021) - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

Juneteenth Is Now a Federal Holiday. This week, President Joe Biden signed into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act...
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Trump will travel to the US-Mexico border with a group of House Republicans next week, per report

Former President Donald Trump participates in a ceremony commemorating the 200th mile of border wall at the international border with Mexico in San Luis, Arizona, June 23, 2020. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Trump will travel to the US-Mexico border next Wednesday with a group of House Republicans. The former president's trip comes amid GOP attacks on the Biden administration over its border policies. Trump made immigration a central issue of his campaign and administration. See more ...
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Supreme court sides with cheerleader punished by high school over Snapchat post – live

Teen suspended after using swear words on social media postBiden and Harris criticized for not doing more to help voting rightsPresident to discuss gun crime prevention with attorney general Democrats seek way ahead after voting rights bill hits roadblock 3.46pm BST The Supreme Court is issuing a slate of opinions today. One just released is an 8-1 ruling against a Pennsylvania school that punished a student for cursing the school on social media after she did not make the school’s varsity c...
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Biden aims for high-stakes meeting with Xi Jinping with Putin summit in the rearview

President Joe Biden's closely watched summit last week with his Russian counterpart affirmed his belief that nothing can replicate a face-to-face with a tough adversary. Now, he and his aides are looking ahead to a higher-stakes encounter: a meeting with China's Xi Jinping.
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U.S. Supreme Court Bolsters Presidential Power Over Housing Finance Agency

By Lawrence HurleyWASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday made it easier for President Joe Biden to remove the head of the...
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India is tracking a new mutated coronavirus strain that health officials call 'Delta Plus' - but experts say there's no need to worry

A health worker takes a swab sample from a man to test for the coronavirus, as cases continue to spike, at a swab collection center in Guwahati, India on August 31, 2020. Biju Boro/AFP via Getty Images Indian officials say they're closely monitoring "Delta Plus," a version of the Delta coronavirus variant with an extra mutation. Dr Anurag Agarwal, director at one of India's sequencing labs, said it wasn't "worrisome yet." "Delta Plus," also called AY.1, accounts for just 0.0000...
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Democrats take aim at Biden and Harris over voting rights failure – US politics live

Duo could have done more to prevent Senate defeat, critics sayBiden to discuss gun crime prevention with attorney general GarlandDemocrats seek way ahead after voting rights bill hits roadblock 2.13pm BST Good morning – this is Lauren Aratani kicking off today’s politics live blog. After the Democrats’ major voting rights bill was killed in the Senate by a GOP filibuster yesterday, some Democratic progressives are hinting that the White House should have done more to prevent the defeat. They...
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United States: President Biden Signs Juneteenth Bill Into Law, Making June 19 A Federal Holiday - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, making June 19 a legal public holiday.
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Chuck Schumer compared McConnell to Southern senators who fought civil rights reforms in the '60s over GOP opposition to the voting rights bill

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Democratic Policy Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol June 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday criticized Republicans for blocking a voting rights bill. He compared their views to those of senators opposed to civil rights reforms in the '60s. The bill was designed to protect voting rights amid a voter suppression drive by Re...
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Biden praises Nassib and Yokoyama for bravery in coming out

US President Joe Biden praises NFL player Carl Nassib and Japan women's forward Kumi Yokoyama for their courage in coming out as LGBTQ+.
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Carl Nassib and Kumi Yokoyama praised for coming out by US President Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden praises NFL player Carl Nassib and Japan women's forward Kumi Yokoyama for their courage in coming out as LGBTQ+.
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Biden to speak among nationwide surge in violent crime

President Joe Biden on Wednesday will announce a comprehensive strategy on violent crime prevention -- with a particular emphasis on gun crimes -- amid a nationwide surge in violent crime that's emerged as an area of concern for the White House.
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Biden made it easier to get a work visa. Here's why foreign workers still can't get to the US.

When President Joe Biden revoked a Trump-era executive order in February that had temporarily banned some immigrant visas during the coronavirus pandemic, he touted the way US industries could again "utilize talent from around the world."
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