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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Saturday, June 19, 2021

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters just after the Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Obama-era health care law, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 17, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


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Democrats see springboard for health care in high court win
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Affordable Care Act now secure in the framework of the nation’s health care programs, Democrats are eager to leap above and beyond.








































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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Friday, June 18, 2021

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Gas price is seen at a Mobil gas station in Vernon Hills, Ill., Friday, June 11, 2021. The rising cost of gasoline is being felt across the U.S., as the national average price has gone up from $2 per gallon last year to $3 per gallon as of June 9, according to data from the American Automobile Association. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Republicans point to inflation in bid to retake Congress
Gas prices have whizzed past $3 per gallon in much of the nation. The cost of used cars and new furniture, airline tickets, department store blouses, ground beef and a Chipotle burrito are on the rise, too.









































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Gosar's brothers apologize 'on behalf of the actual sane members of our family'

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Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarHouse Democrat: Republicans 'treating Capitol Police like shirt' were 'the most scared' during riot Gosar's brothers apologize 'on behalf of the actual sane members of our family' 14 Republicans vote against making Juneteenth a federal holiday MORE’s (R-Ariz.) brothers on Thursday apologized "on behalf of the actual sane members" of the Gosar family for the Arizona Republican's false claims about the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

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Simone Biles sports red, white and blue braid on Glamour cover ahead of Summer Olympics

  • News source: Celine Castronuovo
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Gymnastics star and U.S. Olympic medalist Simone Biles went viral this week after she appeared on the cover of Glamour magazine wearing a red, white and blue braid ahead of this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Glamour chose Biles, who has a combined total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals and is considered by many to be the greatest gymnast of all time, as the cover star for its June issue.

The cover image and other photos included in the profile on the athlete were shot by photographer Kennedi Carter, who told USA Today Sports in an...
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Trump supporter sues New York town for $25M: ‘They’re trying to silence me’

  • News source: FOX News
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Michael Wasserman wants to let his freedom fly — but his town of Long Beach, New York, isn’t having it.

"I believe the city is trying to silence me because I’m pro-Trump," he told The Post.

The 62-year-old entrepreneur has become known in the area for plastering his home — along with his Porsche and Jeep — with a rotating variety of political flags and stickers.

Now he has filed a $25 million federal suit — against the City of Long Beach, the chief of police, the city manager and specific police officers — after officials forced him to remove the...
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Truck kills one, barely misses Wasserman Schultz at Florida Pride event

  • News source: Caroline Vakil
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A pickup truck ran over two people, killing one of them, and narrowly missing a member of Congress during a pride parade in Florida on Saturday evening, according to WPLG Local 10.

A white pickup truck was lined up with other floats at the Stonewall Pride Parade & Street Festival on Saturday evening when the driver reportedly hit the gas pedal and ran over two bystanders, WPLG reported.

The incident took place in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who was present at the parade and sitting in a convertible, was almost hit...
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64 percent of Iowans say 'time for someone else' to hold Grassley's Senate seat: poll

  • News source: Sarah Polus
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Nearly two-thirds Iowa voters think Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyFive takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision On The Money: Yellen, Powell brush off inflation fears | Fed keeps rates steady, upgrades growth projections Overnight Health Care: US buying additional 200M Moderna vaccine doses | CureVac's COVID-19 vaccine failed in preliminary trial results | Grassley meets with House Dems on drug prices MORE (R-Iowa) should not run for reelection, according to a new poll released Saturday.

According to the poll, conducted by Des Moines...
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Former Black Hat hacker warns cyberattacks against US will get ‘exponentially worse and worse'

  • News source: Joshua Nelson
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Co-founder of the hacking group LulzSec Hector Xavier Monsegur on Saturday warned that cyberattacks against U.S. infrastructure are going to get "worse exponentially."

"We do not have enough people to deal with the threats, we don't have enough law enforcement that actually understands cyber and all of the organizations that I've worked with around the nation and we see in the news all the time, you know, still haven't reached a certain threshold in their security posture," Monsegur told "Watters World."

"So we're going to continue to see these...
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VA moves to offer gender confirmation surgery to vets

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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Anti-government activist Bundy issues Idaho campaign videos

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Ammon Bundy has his first video announcing his campaign to become Idaho governor
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VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

  • News source: Alexandra Jaffe
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The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to offer transgender veterans gender confirmation surgery, Secretary Denis McDonough announced at a Pride Month event in Orlando Saturday.

McDonough said in prepared remarks that the move was “the right thing to do,” and that it was part of an effort to overcome a “dark history” of discrimination against LGBTQ service members. The move is just the first step in what’s likely to be a yearslong federal rulemaking process to expand VA health benefits to cover the surgery, but McDonough said the VA will use...
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2 people hit by truck at gay pride march

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GOP slams Biden admin for using tax funds on gender-transition surgery for veterans

  • News source: Caitlin McFall
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Republicans on Capitol Hill are firing back at the news that transgender veterans will soon be able to receive gender-transition surgeries through the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care coverage.

VA Secretary Denis McDonough announced Saturday that the department has taken the first step, in what is expected to be a years-long process, toward providing gender transition surgeries covered by the veteran healthcare network.

DOJ ASSERTS WEST VIRGINIA, ARKANSAS LAWS LIMITING TRANSGENDER RIGHTS ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL

"We’re making these changes not only...
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Nonprofit tied to BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors failed to disclose significant donations: report

  • News source: Morgan Phillips
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A nonprofit organization started by Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors reportedly brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars in 2016 but claimed not to have made more than $50,000 in donations that year.

Dignity and Power Now, a group that Cullors set up in 2013 to help Black and minority prisoners, brought in at least $225,000 in 2016, but only disclosed $50,000 to the IRS, according to the New York Post. Since the group only reported $50,000, it did not have to file a complete a return or outline all of its spending and donations...
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In pictures: 1,000 Dreams to mark World Refugee Day

  • News source: BBC News - World
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Refugees across Europe set out to record the lives of those who have also fled persecution.
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'War on Terror': Are big military deployments over?

  • News source: BBC News - World
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Twenty years on from the "War on Terror", is it the end of big military deployments to warzones?
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K-wave: How fans are supporting their favourite idols

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From buying billboard space to food trucks, here's how fans of Korean pop culture support their idols.
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