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Biden says he was wrong to suggest those who defy subpoenas from January 6 committee should be prosecuted
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Biden says he was wrong to suggest those who defy subpoenas from January 6 committee should be prosecuted

President Joe Biden admitted on Thursday that he was wrong to make a statement last week that those defying subpoenas from the House committee investigation the January 6 attack on the US Capitol should be prosecuted. “No, the way I said it was not appropriate,” Biden said. “I should have chosen my words more wisely.”…MORE

Riders who did not intervene during alleged sexual assault on a SEPTA train won’t face charges, prosecutor says
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Riders who did not intervene during alleged sexual assault on a SEPTA train won’t face charges, prosecutor says

Riders who failed to call 911 or stop the alleged sexual assault of a woman on a transit train in Philadelphia will not be prosecuted, according to the district attorney’s office. Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer urged anyone who witnessed the alleged rape on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train last week to come…MORE

Sinema is ‘smart as the devil’ and Manchin is ‘not a bad guy,’ Biden says
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Sinema is ‘smart as the devil’ and Manchin is ‘not a bad guy,’ Biden says

President Joe Biden has for months been circumspect in describing the behind-the-scenes negotiations with Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema over his sweeping domestic ambitions. He emerged Thursday prepared to spill some of the details. Speaking amid what all sides describe as final-stage talks on a major spending package containing much of Biden’s social and…MORE

Biden says he’s open to altering filibuster on voting rights
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Biden says he’s open to altering filibuster on voting rights

President Joe Biden said Thursday he would be open to altering the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation, but said attempting to do so now would hamper his ability to pass his economic agenda. CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked Biden at a CNN town hall: “When it comes to voting rights, just so I’m clear though,…MORE

Florida education agency to investigate private school ordering pupils who get a vaccine shot to stay home
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Florida education agency to investigate private school ordering pupils who get a vaccine shot to stay home

The Florida Department of Education on Thursday sent a letter to the Centner Academy, a Miami private school with a controversial policy for students who get vaccine shots. Centner Academy has asked parents to keep their children home for 30 days if their child has received a Covid-19 vaccine dose, according to a letter sent…MORE

A California teacher was placed on leave after video shows her mimicking Native American dance

A California teacher was placed on leave after video shows her mimicking Native American dance

A math teacher in Southern California has been placed on leave after videos posted online showed her wearing a headdress and mimicking a Native American dance during a lesson. The video appears to have been recorded by a student in Riverside, California, during a math lesson and posted on social media by another person. CNN…MORE

Texas and Missouri sue Biden administration over its efforts to stop border wall construction

Texas and Missouri sue Biden administration over its efforts to stop border wall construction

Texas and Missouri filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Biden administration for its efforts to stop wall construction projects at the US southern border. The lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Southern District of Texas, argues that President Joe Biden didn’t have the authority to refuse to spend funds Congress authorized under the…MORE

Democrats struggle to overcome sticking points as they try to close social safety net deal
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Democrats struggle to overcome sticking points as they try to close social safety net deal

The prospects for reaching a tentative agreement on President Joe Biden’s sweeping social safety net package by the end of the week are increasingly dire with Democrats still haggling over critical details of what to include and how to pay for the President’s signature legislation. The slow progress comes after Democratic senators said Tuesday they’d…MORE

Blinken met with diplomats impacted by Havana syndrome in Bogotá
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Blinken met with diplomats impacted by Havana syndrome in Bogotá

Secretary of State Antony Blinken met privately with US officials who were affected by Havana syndrome during his visit Thursday to the US Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia, according to a senior State Department official. “He heard their experiences and reiterated that the issue and their care is an absolute priority for him. He deeply appreciated…MORE

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