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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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Trump hoped Covid-19 would ‘take out’ former aide John Bolton, book claims

Nightmare Scenario details final year of presidencyWashington Post reporters’ book one of several on TrumpDonald Trump wanted Covid-19 to “take out” his former national security adviser John Bolton, a new book is set to reveal, as a heated summer of further colourful revelations about the controversial former president spills out from competing tomes.The forthcoming Nightmare Scenario will stake out the claim, in addition to telling of how Trump advocated shipping Americans who contracted corona...
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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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US Navy’s powerful shock exercise harms marine mammals, expert says

Recent blast registered as a 3.9 magnitude earthquake off Florida coast and is enough to have outsized effects on marine life in areaThe US navy set off a massive explosion last week, detonating a 40,000lb blast as part of a test to determine whether its newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald Ford, is ready for war. The test, known as a full ship shock trial, is just the first of three planned blasts over the coming months.But the amount of explosive used – 40,000 lbs – is enough to have outsiz...
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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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Police investigate Chris Brown over alleged battery of woman in LA

Los Angeles police were called to San Fernando Valley residence where a woman alleges the R&B star hit herR&B singer Chris Brown is being investigated for the alleged battery of a woman in Los Angeles.A police spokesperson told NBC News that Brown is accused of hitting the unnamed woman during an argument. Officers had been called to a residence in the city’s San Fernando Valley area on Friday 18 June. Continue reading...
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Voting rights bill blocked in Senate despite united Democrats | First Thing

US president’s crucial legislation suffers expected defeat thanks to Republican filibuster. Plus, the people trying to make millions with memesGood morning.Joe Biden suffered a painful blow on Tuesday as a crucial vote on his For the People Act – one of his administration’s top priorities – ended in a bruising defeat in Congress. Continue reading...
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US Capitol attack: first defendant in 6 January riot expected to be sentenced

Anna Morgan-Lloyd’s sentence could indicate what kind of punishments judges will impose on those involved in breachThree years of probation, 40 hours of community service and $500.That is the punishment federal prosecutors have requested for the first Capitol rioter expected to be sentenced in court, Anna Morgan-Lloyd, a 49-year-old Donald Trump supporter from Indiana. Continue reading...
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Morgan Stanley to bar unvaccinated staff from New York offices

Bank warns staff they have less than three weeks to take both Covid jabs or continue working from homeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEmployees and visitors to Morgan Stanley will barred from entering the bank’s New York offices unless they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from next month, as the Wall Street firm prepares to get staff back to their desks by early September.The banking company warned staff and clients that they have less than three weeks to receiv...
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Democrats seek way ahead after voting rights bill hits Senate roadblock

The White House warned democracy was ‘in peril’ but while key Democrats stay committed to the filibuster, progress looks difficultAfter nearly six months of watching Republicans relentlessly make it harder to vote in the US, Democrats suffered a major blow on Tuesday after GOP senators used a legislative maneuver to halt a sweeping voting rights and ethics bill.The vote doesn’t kill the bill, but it marks one of the most significant setbacks for Democrats in Joe Biden’s presidency so far. Democr...
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Democrats seek way forward after voting rights bill hits Senate roadblock

The White House warned democracy was ‘in peril’ but while key Democrats stay committed to the filibuster, progress looks difficultAfter nearly six months of watching Republicans relentlessly make it harder to vote in the US, Democrats suffered a major blow on Tuesday after GOP senators used a legislative maneuver to halt a sweeping voting rights and ethics bill.The vote doesn’t kill the bill, but it marks one of the most significant setbacks for Democrats in Joe Biden’s presidency so far. Democr...
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Britney Spears will directly address Los Angeles court on conservatorship

Singer will offer rare testimony on controversial arrangement that has given Spears’s father control over much of her life for 13 yearsBritney Spears will directly address a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday, offering rare testimony in the case of the controversial conservatorship that has governed the pop star’s life for 13 years.The hearing has drawn interest from fans across the globe, who have for years organized a campaign under the hashtag #FreeBritney to protest the unusual legal arrange...
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Ex-police captain Eric Adams takes early lead in New York mayoral primary

Centrist Democrat claims most first-choice ballotsRanked-choice voting means primary winner due on 12 JulyBrooklyn’s borough president, Eric Adams, appeared to take a fragile lead in New York’s Democratic mayoral primary on Tuesday, but it could be weeks before it becomes clear who is on top in the first citywide election to use ranked choice voting.As ballot counting began, more Democrats ranked Adams as their first choice in the race than any other candidate. Continue reading...
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US takes down dozens of Iran-linked news sites, accusing them of disinformation

Notices appear on Iran-affiliated sites saying they had been seized as part of law enforcement actionUS authorities have seized a range of Iran’s state-linked news websites, which they accused of spreading “disinformation” on Tuesday, a US official said, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian media amid heightened tensions between the two countries.The US government official, who spoke on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the case had not yet been officially annou...
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Senate Republicans block landmark voting rights bill in significant setback for Democrats – as it happened

All 50 Republicans voted against advancing the legislationManchin tells Chuck Schumer he will vote to advance legislationSenate Democrats to fall short of 60 votes needed to begin debateNew Yorkers vote in Democratic primary for New York mayoral pick 1.03am BST 12.39am BST More than 150 healthcare workers who refused to abide by Houston Methodist hospital’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate have resigned or been fired, the hospital said. The Texas hospital had suspended 178 employees after annou...
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Landmark voting rights bill defeated in Senate despite Democratic unity

For the People Act fails to overcome filibusterBiden under pressure to advocate for presidential priorityUS politics – live coverageJoe Biden suffered a significant setback on Tuesday as one of his top priorities, a set of reforms to protect voting rights and shore up American democracy, was defeated in Congress. Related: Trump has ‘zero desire’ to be speaker of House, spokesman says Continue reading...
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Senate Republicans block landmark voting rights bill in significant setback for Democrats – live

All 50 Republicans voted against advancing the legislationManchin tells Chuck Schumer he will vote to advance legislationSenate Democrats to fall short of 60 votes needed to begin debateNew Yorkers vote in Democratic primary for New York mayoral pick 11.23pm BST Republican senators voted against debating Democrats’ election and voting reform legislation, as expected. Sixty votes are required to open debate on any measure under the Senate’s filibuster rules – and in a 50-50, evenly divided Se...
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Democrats present united front in For the People Act vote – video

Democrats demonstrated unity in the US senate as the West Virginia senator Joe Manchin said he would vote in favor of advancing voting rights legislation known as the For the People act to the debate stage.The Republican Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, denied any voter suppression was happening despite around 400 bills introduced in more than 43 states which could restrict the right to vote. The legislation would remove hurdles to voting.In the evenly split Senate, Republican votes mean...
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US military training manual describes socialism as ‘terrorist ideology’ – report

Navy document, obtained by the Intercept, lists political philosophy alongside anarchists and neo-NazisA US military training document has described the political philosophy of socialism – a relatively mainstream term in politics around the world – as a “terrorist ideology” akin to neo-Nazism.The document, which was obtained by The Intercept news website, was used in the US navy. It was entitled: Introduction to Terrorism/Terrorist Operations, and aimed at some members of the navy’s internal pol...
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Manchin backs debate on voting rights bill but Republicans set to block Democrats’ effort – live

Manchin tells Chuck Schumer he will vote to advance legislationSenate Democrats to fall short of 60 votes needed to begin debateNew Yorkers vote in Democratic primary for New York mayoral pick 8.21pm BST Here’s Senate majority leader and New York Democrat Chuck Schumer welcoming Joe Manchin’s agreement to vote this afternoon in favor of advancing the voting rights For the People Act to the debate stage. Republicans will block this, but if things now go as expected, Schumer will at least be a...
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Migrants turned away at border under Biden face shocking abuse in Mexico

Human Rights First report records 3,300 incidents of kidnap, rape, trafficking or assault linked to Trump-era Title 42 health protocolNearly 3,300 migrants stranded in Mexico since January due to a US border policy have been kidnapped, raped, trafficked or assaulted, according to a new report by the campaigning group Human Rights First.The report documents cases of migrants and asylum seekers stuck in Mexico since Joe Biden took office on 20 January. The number of cases has jumped in recent week...
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Lab analysis of Subway tuna sandwiches fails to identify tuna DNA

New York Times commissions test of 60in worth of tuna sandwiches but researchers were unable to pinpoint a speciesA lab test commissioned by the New York Times failed to identify any tuna DNA in a series of Subway tuna sandwiches. Related: Subway bread is not bread, Irish court rules Continue reading...
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Petition urges Jeff Bezos to blast into space – and stay there

Change.org effort has gathered tens of thousands of signaturesBezos to go into space in July on first human Blue Origin flightA growing group of earthlings is banding together in an effort to keep Jeff Bezos off the planet, after he leaves it in late July. Related: Sold! Bidder pays $28m for spare seat on space flight with Jeff Bezos Continue reading...
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Trump has ‘zero desire’ to be speaker of House, spokesman says

Chatter about the most unlikely of political comebacks has spread among Trump supporters Donald Trump has “zero desire” to be speaker of the House of Representatives, a spokesman said, after the former president discussed the outlandish idea.Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, is the current House speaker. Republicans under the minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, hope to retake the chamber next year. Continue reading...
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Republicans set to sink Democrats’ effort to advance key voting rights bill – live

Senate Democrats to fall short of 60 votes needed to begin debateNew Yorkers vote in Democratic primary for New York mayoral pickObama backs Joe Manchin compromise before crucial Senate vote 2.15pm BST Joe Biden met, separately, yesterday with West Virginia moderate senator Joe Manchin and Arizona moderate senator Kyrsten Sinema, as he tries to push forward his legislative priorities. It’s no secret that I oppose eliminating the Senate’s 60-vote threshold. I held the same view during three ...
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First Thing: Obama backs compromise to voting rights bill before Senate vote

The former president has urged others to support Manchin’s proposed changes to Biden’s landmark legislation. Plus, the new Norwegian sex guide causing quite a bit of frictionGood morning.Barack Obama has thrown his weight behind the voting rights proposal of the conservative West Virginia Democratic senator, Joe Manchin, calling it a “product of compromise” as the landmark legislation faces a crucial vote in the US Senate on Tuesday. Continue reading...
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Man with Alzheimer’s proposes to his wife after forgetting they were married. She said yes

‘He doesn’t know that I’m his wife,’ Lisa Marshall said. So when Peter proposed again, she decided to go for itA married couple from Connecticut hosted a second, especially touching wedding ceremony when the groom, battling a type of dementia, proposed to his wife again after forgetting they were already married.Despite struggling to remember his marriage due to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Peter Marshall, 56, has never forgotten the love he has for Lisa, 54, his wife of 12 years, whom he ha...
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New bill aims to force Canada to tackle ‘systemic’ environmental racism

C-230 would require government to study effect of pollution and industry on marginalized people but conservatives could sink planFor generations, marginalized communities in Canada have feared that heavy industry is slowly poisoning their air, land and water. Related: America's dirty divide: how environmental racism leaves the vulnerable behind Continue reading...
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Kim Jong-un’s sister dismisses hopes of US-North Korea nuclear talks

Kim Yo-jong’s intervention appears to have thwarted any prospects for early resumption of negotiationsKim Jong-un’s influential sister appears to have dismissed hopes for a breakthrough on nuclear talks with the US, warning Washington that it faced “disappointment” if it believed engagement with North Korea was a possibility.Kim Yo-jong, a senior figure in the ruling party who is considered one of the North Korean leader’s closest confidantes, said any US expectations for a resumption of talks w...
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US private hospitals eye overseas expansion in search of vast profits

Foreign forays prompt questions about why US non-profit health systems are indulging in such nakedly commercial venturesAcross the street from the Buckingham Palace Garden and an ocean away from its Ohio headquarters, Cleveland Clinic is making a nearly $1bn bet that Europeans will embrace a hospital run by one of America’s marquee health systems.Cleveland Clinic London, scheduled to open for outpatient visits later this year and for overnight stays in 2022, will primarily offer elective surgeri...
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