Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Friday, April 30, 2021 (1 Viewer)

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Biden administration to return billions in border wall funding diverted from Pentagon
The Biden administration is returning to the Pentagon billions in funds diverted by President Donald Trump to build the wall at the southwestern border, and plans to cancel all related construction contracts, an administration official told ABC News on Friday.



Democrats accuse GOP of new lows in culture wars - The Hill

Biden to veer from Trump, Obama policies in taking on N. Korea - AP

Antifa fears, UV lights: What the group running Arizona GOP's election audit tried to keep secret - NBC

Justice ramps up Giuliani probe - The Hill

Newsmax apologizes to Dominion exec who sued outlet - W.E.

Manchin pans DC statehood bill in another break with Dems - AP

Florida passes social media bill that would punish companies for banning politicians - FOX

Trump allies worry Giuliani raid sent 'strong message' to ex-President's inner circle - CNN

Clyburn echoes Scott's comments on race — but hits back at GOP voting laws push - Politico

Republicans ask Biden to withdraw 'divisive' proposal to teach more Black history - Reuters

Paul Ryan says Trump debate in divided GOP party 'is going to fade' - ABC

Despite population increase, DC suspects a census undercount - AP

Gaetz, House Republicans introduce bill to defund Postal Service covert operations program - The Hill

Joe Biden is proving progressives wrong. And they're loving it. - NBC

Biden celebrates Amtrak's 50th anniversary with plans to expand the railway - FOX

Eight Republican 2024 candidates speak in Texas next week, but not Trump - Reuters

Here's what's in Biden's $3.5 trillion plan to tax the rich - CBS

Hillary Clinton talks Afghanistan, Russia and Giuliani - Politico

Did 55 big U.S. firms not pay federal taxes? - USA Today

Republicans can govern without winning a majority. That threatens our democracy. - ABC

McConnell wants '1619 Project' removed from federal grant programs - The Hill

A partnership made in the MAGAverse: Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene team up to battle political opposition - CNN

Schumer warns Dems will go it alone on Biden's $4T tax and spending proposal - FOX

Pentagon chief calls for ‘new vision’ for American defense - AP

GM announces $1B investment into Mexican plant to build electric cars - W.E.

Rutgers, Duke and Vanderbilt all have ties to the $100 million NJ deli company - CNBC

Woman says FBI raided her home for Pelosi's stolen laptop - W.E.

Kamala Harris to speak at upcoming Naval Academy commencement ceremony - Yahoo

Biden’s Wall Street cop feels progressives' heat after hiring blunder - Politico

Ukraine faces sharp criticism from U.S., EU after sacking management at state energy company - NBC

Embassy in Moscow limits consular services after Russian hiring restrictions - The Hill

UV lights, cars with Trump bumper stickers and a lack of transparency illustrate ongoing GOP-driven ballot review in Arizona - CNN

Biden pushes for $80B injection into Amtrak to fight climate change - W.E.

New climate czar John Kerry sold off energy holdings to avoid conflict of interest - ABC

Giuliani search warrant resolved Justice Department dispute - AP

Pence, Christie, other top potential GOP White House contenders to speak at Texas donor event - CNBC

Capitol Police official who said to watch for ‘anti-Trump’ forces on Jan. 6 was deputy chief - Politico

White House expands behind-the-scenes lobbying as Biden makes public push for $4 trillion proposals - CNN

Group submits petition in bid to remove Minneapolis police from city charter - W.E.

Texas Dem official faces demands to resign for calling Tim Scott 'an oreo' - FOX

Steep drop in national security surveillance during pandemic - AP

Texas election poses test of Trump's power over GOP - The Hill

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine offers to seal arrest records of over 200 BLM protesters - CBS

Prosecutors seek higher sentence for Chauvin in Floyd death - ABC

TikTok picks CEO linked to blacklisted Chinese companies deemed security threats by US - W.E.

Venezuela transfers 6 jailed American oil execs to house arrest as Biden weighs policy options - FOX

The decades-long debates surrounding D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam statehood have been reignited. What's the best option? - USA Today

Suicide truck bomber hits Afghan guest house, killing 21 - AP

FBI and CIA are urged to boost intel gathering on foreign White supremacist groups - CNN

Army disciplines 21 at Fort Hood in probe of soldier’s death - AP

Arizona Republicans recount 2020 ballots behind closed doors - NBC

Noem sues Biden administration over rejection of Mount Rushmore fireworks - The Hill

US and Russia working toward Biden-Putin summer summit - FOX

Vanessa Guillen was sexually harassed, Army report confirms, detailing how superior targeted her - USA Today

Rudy Giuliani denies receiving FBI warning about Russian spies - W.E.

U.S. investigates suspected energy attack near White House - CBS

Colorado state Democrats introduce three new gun measures in response to Boulder shooting - CNN

90 migrants found crammed inside Houston house in alleged smuggling operation - NBC

States, led by Arizona, ask Supreme Court to intervene in fight over Trump-era rule on immigrants and welfare - FOX

NC governor pardons man who had murder convictions vacated - ABC

Prosecutor probed over Capitol riot interview leaves post - AP

Federal search warrant on Giuliani sought contacts with Ukrainian officials: report - The Hill

Venezuelan groups call on Florida Republican senators to back bill on citizenship - NBC

Robocall 'smear' accuses Texas GOP candidate of murdering husband - FOX

Senate Intel leaders say mysterious directed energy attacks appear to be increasing - CNN

76,000 California inmates to be eligible for earlier release - NBC

Texas voters head back to polls after congressman’s death - AP

FISA warrants dropped sharply during coronavirus pandemic, intel agencies say - FOX

Ma'Khia Bryant's sister sought help before shooting: Records - ABC

Federal judge says Columbus police ran 'amok' during peaceful protests - NBC

Alleged $335M bitcoin 'mixer' arrested after analysis of decadelong blockchain data - W.E.

DHS reviewing humanitarian protections for Haitians and others in the US - CNN

Israel mourns deaths of 45 in stampede at religious festival - AP

Kelly Loeffler responds to Brad Raffensperger's 'Fake Trumper' remarks - FOX

Illinois Democrat and former DCCC Chair Cheri Bustos won't seek reelection to House in 2022 - CBS

FedEx shooting victims to be remembered at big ceremony - AP

Why bodycam footage is sometimes released quickly -- and sometimes not at all - ABC

Wu-Tang Clan imposter sentenced to 8 years after scamming hotels, limos - NBC

Major Biden receives special training to prepare for new White House cat - CNN

'Game of Thrones' actor Esmé Bianco sues Marilyn Manson for sexual assault - NBC


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Coronavirus News and Updates:


Number of Americans fully vaccinated tops 100 million - AP

What a decade of inspection reports shows about firm tasked with helping make vaccine - ABC

U.S. restricting travel from India amid raging COVID outbreak - CBS

Why younger patients are becoming severely ill with COVID-19 - ABC

Canada pauses J&J rollout after mistake in Maryland lab - The Hill

US to restrict travel from India over COVID starting Tuesday - AP

Covid: Australians could face jail or fines if they return from India - BBC

US extends face-mask requirement on planes until September - ABC

AstraZeneca: FDA wants more data on vaccine - NBC

CDC finds some COVID-19 vaccine reactions actually due to anxiety - ABC
 
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