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Refugees Arriving in US Unlikely to Exceed Cap Set by Trump

  • News source: Julie Watson and Matthew Lee
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President Joe Biden, under political pressure, agreed to admit four times as many refugees this budget year as his predecessor did, but resettlement agencies concede the number actually allowed into the U.S. will be closer to the record-low cap of 15,000 set by former President Donald Trump.

Refugee advocates say they are grateful for the increase because it’s symbolically important to show the world the United States is back as a humanitarian leader at a time when the number of refugees worldwide is the highest since World War II. But they’re...
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Crenshaw: Republicans can't 'ex-communicate' Trump

  • News source: Joseph Choi
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Rep. Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans All House Republicans back effort to force floor vote on 'born alive' bill Crenshaw makes first appearance at hearing since eye surgery MORE (R-Texas) on Sunday argued that the GOP could not simply "excommunicate" former President TrumpDonald TrumpSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Navajo Nation...
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Lawmakers bicker over how to go after tax cheats

  • News source: Naomi Jagoda
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Lawmakers are debating President BidenJoe BidenWarren calls for US to support ceasefire between Israel and Hamas UN secretary general 'deeply disturbed' by Israeli strike on high rise that housed media outlets Nation's largest nurses union condemns new CDC guidance on masks MORE’s pitches to strengthen tax enforcement against high-income individuals and businesses as Congress considers different ways to pay for infrastructure legislation.

Democrats and Republicans both say they want to narrow the gap between taxes paid and the amount owed...
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Suspected arsonist sought in LA County wildland fire threatening homes

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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GOP members press Biden, DNI Haines for more information on COVID lab leak theory

  • News source: Morgan Phillips
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Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee have written letters to President Biden and Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines demanding information on the origin of COVID-19, claiming they'd found evidence to support the theory that the virus originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology lab.

The letter accuses the intelligence community of failing to provide timely updates on its investigation and not being "forthcoming" about "what processes it undertook to make seemingly authoritative statements early in the pandemic about the...
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House Republican: 'Absolutely bogus' for GOP to downplay Jan. 6

  • News source: Mychael Schnell
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Rep. Fred UptonFrederick (Fred) Stephen UptonSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Cheney fight stokes cries of GOP double standard for women Overnight Energy: Michigan reps reintroduce measure for national 'forever chemicals' standard | White House says gas tax won't be part of infrastructure bill MORE (R-Mich.) on Sunday said his Republican colleagues downplaying the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol building is “absolutely bogus.”

In an interview on CNN’s “State...
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Maryland GOP governor: Trump is 'toxic for the Republican Party and for the country'

  • News source: Mychael Schnell
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Maryland GOP Gov. Larry Hogan on Sunday said former President TrumpDonald TrumpSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Navajo Nation president on Arizona's new voting restrictions: An 'assault' on our rights The Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez MORE is “toxic for the Republican Party and for the country.”

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Dana BashDana BashRecords show Jenner voted in 2020, even though she says she...
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CDC's about-face on masks appears politically motivated to help a struggling Biden

  • News source: Joe Concha, Opinion Contributor
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) decision to lift mask restrictions on those vaccinated for COVID-19 is being hailed as "a great day for America" by president Biden, while The Atlantic says the new guidelines "follow the science."

But does it follow the increasingly-less-impactful words of Dr. Anthony FauciAnthony FauciFauci: COVID-19 vaccine could lead to 'breakthrough' in HIV fight GOP lawmaker calls for Wuhan probe to 'prevent the next pandemic' Trump bemoans lack of vaccine credit amid mask news MORE, director of the U.S...
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Israeli Strikes Kill Dozens, Topple Buildings In Gaza City

  • News source: The Associated Press
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City flattened three buildings and killed at least 42 people Sunday, medics said, making it the deadliest single attack since heavy fighting broke out between Israel and the territory's militant Hamas rulers nearly a week ago.

The violence, which came as international mediators worked to broker a cease-fire and stave off an Israeli ground invasion of the territory, marked the worst fighting here since the devastating 2014 war in Gaza.

The airstrikes Sunday hit a busy downtown street of...
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Chris Wallace presses Liz Cheney on Trump supporters: 'Why alienate them?'

  • News source: Megan Henney
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Rep. Liz Cheney, ousted this week as the third-ranking House Republican, defended her outspoken criticism of former President Donald Trump during an interview on "Fox News Sunday," and said that the 74 million Americans who voted for him were "misled" and "betrayed."

Asked by Fox News' Chris Wallace about why she chose to alienate "tens of millions of Republican voters who still support Donald Trump," Cheney said: "Those millions of people that you mention who supported the president have been misled. They've been betrayed. And certainly, as we see...
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Covid: Taiwan orders toughest curbs amid infections spike

  • News source: BBC News - World
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Cinemas and entertainment venues are shutting down, and limits on public gatherings are tightened.
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Cheney: I can't ignore Trump because he 'continues to be a real danger'

  • News source: Joseph Choi
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Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyIncreasingly active younger voters liberalize US electorate Sunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans The Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez MORE (R-Wyo.), who was recently ousted as House Republican Conference Chair, said on Sunday that she could not simply ignore former President TrumpDonald TrumpSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for...
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Inside the tiny NY county with one of the nation's highest vaccination rates

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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An impressive 65% of people in Hamilton County, New York, are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, compared with 36% of Americans nationally.
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South Dakota’s Noem ignites more 2024 speculation

  • News source: Paul Steinhauser
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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s repeatedly said she’s not interested in running for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

But two developments this past week are sparking further speculation that the first term conservative governor and strong supporter of former President Trump – whom political pundits consider a potential contender - likely has national ambitions in the next race for the White House.

PENCE TRIPS SPARK FURTHER 2024 SPECULATION

The influential Iowa based social conservative group The FAMiLY Leader on Wednesday announced...
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Larry Hogan: Ousting Liz Cheney was a mistake

  • News source: By Aubree Eliza Weaver
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Removing Rep. Liz Cheney from her role as the House's No. 3 Republican is "kind of doubling down on failure," Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Sunday morning.

"I think it was a mistake," Hogan said on CNN's "State of the Union." "Liz Cheney is a solid conservative Republican who voted with the president 93 percent of the time. I thought she just stood up and told the truth and said exactly what she thought.

"To ostracize somebody or remove them from their leadership position, it's crazy," the Maryland Republican added. "I mean, it's kind of doubling...
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