Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Monday, May 17, 2021 (1 Viewer)

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    Supreme Court throws abortion fight into center of midterms
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In agreeing to hear a potentially groundbreaking abortion case, the Supreme Court has energized activists on both sides of the long-running debate who are now girding to make abortion access a major issue in next year’s midterm elections.

    Giuliani lawyers: Feds treat him like drug boss or terrorist - AP

    US military intercepted small aircraft in restricted airspace as Biden visited Delaware home - FOX

    GOP-dominated Arizona board of supervisors call for end to election audit - CBS

    Arizona Republicans fight back against election fraud claims - AP

    Troubles grow for Gaetz as former associate flips - The Hill

    Rift grows within Democratic Party over Israeli-Palestinian conflict as violence intensifies - CNN

    U.S. commits to admitting 250 asylum-seekers per day in concession to advocates - CBS

    Bidens paid 25.9% rate and earned $607,336, tax returns show - AP

    The Trump Justice Department tried forcing Twitter to reveal the identity of a Devin Nunes parody account - BI

    Biden raises cease-fire, civilian toll in call to Netanyahu - AP

    Trump signals he's ready to get back in the game - The Hill

    Israel crisis puts Schumer on collision course with progressives - Axios

    Pence slams Biden for 'weakness' in handling of Israel-Hamas conflict - NBC

    Israel unleashes more airstrikes on Gaza Strip, after deadliest single attack so far - ABC

    Supreme Court pulls Biden into an abortion fight he didn't want - Politico

    GOP resolution backs Israel's 'right to defend itself,' omits call for ceasefire - FOX

    Windham auditors suspect folds in ballots to blame for election discrepancies - Washington Examiner

    How Trump and McConnell set the final pieces for the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade - CNN

    Amid threats to members, House to vote on new security - AP

    The freshmen in Congress who have missed the most votes - Axios

    Biden developing pardon process with focus on racial justice, expected to issue acts of clemency before middle of term - CNN

    ‘Shel’ and Joe: West Virginia duo a key link in Biden agenda - AP

    Texas Senate tries again to ban gender-affirming care for transgender youths - USA Today

    Maricopa officials blast election auditors and refuse meeting with AZ Senate - Wash. Examiner

    Connecticut offers $1,000 bonus to unemployed people who find jobs - The Hill

    ‘I’m troubled by it’: Dems trash Biden’s handling of Israeli strikes in Gaza - Politico

    Biden plan would pick winners, losers in move to green jobs - AP

    2 detention deputies terminated after death of Black inmate in Charleston jail - ABC

    Israeli government tweets rocket emojis amid Gaza conflict - USA Today

    Senate advances a rare bipartisan deal on countering China - Politico

    Speaker Pelosi extends House remote voting through July 3 amid GOP pushback - FOX

    Analysis: Arpaio immigration patrol lawsuit to cost Arizona county at least $202 million - The Hill

    Republicans not sold on bipartisan Jan. 6 commission - Politico

    Judge refuses to halt Robert Durst's L.A. murder trial over health concerns - Reuters

    Arizona GOP election official defends office against Trump voting conspiracy theory: 'We are humans, it has to stop.' - CNN

    EU vows to boost efforts to end Israeli-Palestinian fighting - ABC

    NC judge accused of nearly hitting BLM activists with car at May protest - The Hill

    New York Gov. Cuomo to receive over $5 million from book deal - CNN

    Supreme Court takes up blockbuster case over Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban - CBS

    White House: Biden committed to codifying Roe v. Wade regardless of Miss. case - The Hill

    Israeli strikes hit Gaza tunnels as diplomats work for truce - AP

    Key figures who pushed 2020 election conspiracies are now boosting Arizona audit - ABC

    Gaetz associate pleads guilty to 6 federal crimes, including sex trafficking a teen - Politico

    Georgia election law threatens voting, speech rights: Suit - ABC

    Giuliani's attorneys argue recent search warrants are 'fruit of this poisoned tree' ... CNN

    Graham: 'I accept the results of the election' - The Hill

    Key figures who pushed 2020 election conspiracies are now boosting Arizona audit - GMA

    Supreme Court won't decide if use of the N-word amounts to illegal discrimination- NBC

    Blinken hasn’t seen any evidence on AP Gaza building strike - AP

    IRS to start monthly payments of child tax credit July 15 - The Hill

    Biden to speak to Netanyahu as pressure mounts on U.S. to call for ceasefire in Gaza - CNBC

    $1M ad campaign accuses Biden of working with dark money, teachers unions, to keep schools closed - FOX

    Major US hospital chain suing patients during pandemic - CNN

    Supreme Court declines to hear case involving racial slur in workplace - CBS

    Manchin, Murkowski call for bipartisan Voting Rights Act reauthorization - The Hill

    Supreme Court declines to broaden police authority to search homes - NBC

    Joe Biden proves an elusive target for Republicans. After Cheney fight, their focus is back on the president - USA Today

    Underfunded And Overworked, Secret Service Fears They're 'Relying On Luck' - NPR

    'Landmark opportunity': SCOTUS faces biggest abortion fight in decades - Wash. Examiner

    Pro-tax millionaires launch protests in front of Jeff Bezos’ home - CNBC

    Explainer: Will attorney-client privilege apply to Giuliani's communications? - Reuters

    States forge ahead with redistricting, sans census data - Politico

    New group aims to fight cancel culture by giving 'woke left' a 'dose of their own medicine' - FOX

    Republicans seize on conservative backlash against critical race theory - The Hill

    ‘Biden is not a good bad guy’: GOP rips up midterm playbook - Politico

    Fractures within the GOP persist as Kevin McCarthy aims for the House speakership in 2022 - BI

    GOP leads Democrats in 2022 enthusiasm by double digits: Poll - Wash. Examiner

    US announces more sanctions against Myanmar's military government - CNN

    Israel-Palestinian conflict: White House defends not publicly calling for ceasefire, says approach is 'quiet' - FOX

    Schumer in bind over fight to overhaul elections - The Hill

    Corporate America thinks it can kill most Biden tax hikes - Politico

    White House won't push 'vaccine passports' - Wash. Examiner

    Liz Cheney hinted that Trump and Kevin McCarthy may have talked about setting their stories straight on the Capitol riot - BI

    Dogged by Mideast, Blinken aims to revive US-Denmark ties - AP

    US investigates second suspected case of mystery 'syndrome' near White House - CNN

    Here's what you need to know about Biden's newly expanded child tax credit - USA Today

    AXA insurance subsidiary group hit by ransomware attack in multiple Asian countries - The Hill

    'Palestinian lives matter': Omar charges Biden with backing Israeli 'crimes against humanity' in Gaza - Wash. Examiner

    Giuliani wants to dispute 'legality' of DOJ investigation before court appoints special master - FOX

    Parler returns to the Apple App Store - Axios

    House chairman proposes emergency $1.9 billion for Capitol security - USA Today

    Progressives tell SEC chair to fire Trump-era audit board - Politico

    Supreme Court rules ban on Jim Crow-era split juries can't be applied retroactively - NBC

    Psaki won't say if Biden has seen Israeli intel on AP Gaza building - The Hill

    Fuel outages persist and gas prices remain high - ABC

    Biden: US aims to leapfrog China and Russia as world's top COVID vaccine distributor - Wash. Examiner

    Republican operator founds organization to fight the left's 'cancel culture' - Yahoo

    Republicans back 'hero' Space Force commander fired for speaking out against 'Marxism' in military - FOX

    Giuliani lawyers attack prosecutors, searches in Ukraine probe - Reuters

    At least 200 killed in Gaza as Israeli air raids continue - Aljazeera

    Supreme Court sides with man who said police illegally seized firearms from his home without a warrant - CNN

    Supreme Court sides with oil companies in Baltimore case - The Hill

    U.S. tiptoes through sanctions minefield toward Iran nuclear deal - Reuters

    AP Exclusive: Full-blown boycott pushed for Beijing Olympics - AP

    Rise of a megadonor: Thiel makes a play for the Senate - Politico

    US vetoes UN statement on Israel-Palestine for 3rd time in a week - Aljazeera

    New law makes inmates choose electric chair or firing squad - ABC

    Massive US-Israel weapons sale approved by Biden administration - FOX

    Arizona's GOP state treasurer launches bid for governor - The Hill

    White House says Biden will release tax returns 'soon' - CNN

    Gretchen Whitmer's Florida trip: company that flew governor not authorized for charter flights, FAA says - FOX

    Biden faces Israeli-Palestinian fight he didn't expect, prepare for - NBC

    How Dems learned to stop worrying (mostly) and embrace tax hikes - Politico

    New York City Marathon returns after 2020 COVID-19 cancellation - Reuters

    Afghans who helped the US now fear being left behind - AP

    'There’s something out there': UFO mystery makes it to 60 Minutes - Wash. Examiner

    Mexican president apologizes for massacre of hundreds of Chinese people in 1911 - The Hill

    Palisades Fire grows to more than 1,300 acres as possible arson suspect questioned - ABC

    Trump heading to battleground NC to headline state GOP convention - FOX

    Senate Republicans launch full-court press to woo Sununu - Politico

    White House concerns rising over civilian deaths in Israeli-Palestinian conflict - CNN

    The U.S. Looks To Support The Afghan Military From 'Over The Horizon' - NPR

    Overwork Killed More Than 745,000 People In A Year, WHO Study Finds - NPR

    Buddy Roemer, former US representative and Louisiana governor, dies at 77 - The Hill

    Should Joe Biden worry about soaring lumber prices? - NBC

    Officer charged in death of Daunte Wright to appear in court - AP

    Pro-tax millionaires protesting in front of Bezos's homes - The Hill

    Israel-Gaza violence: Calls to protect civilians as conflict endures - BBC

    ‘So I raped you.’ Facebook message renews fight for justice - AP

    Georgia's GOP lt. governor won't seek reelection amid election backlash - The Hill

    88% of children covered by monthly payments starting in July - ABC

    Nearly a quarter of US adults were worse of financially last year - Aljazeera

    Next Digital trading halted after Jimmy Lai’s assets frozen - AP

    Bemoaning Covid policies, Trump ally Lou Barletta announces run for Penn. governor - NBC

    Stacey Abrams launches speaking tour - The Hill

    Former Cuomo aide alleges 'pattern' of gender discrimination, harassment as Clinton HUD secretary - FOX

    111-year-old Australian recommends eating chicken brains - AP

    AT&T will merge WarnerMedia operations with rival Discovery - AP

    Retired Gen. Tata says Iran 'pressing advantage' by supporting Hamas attacks - FOX

    Trump, House Democrats close to deal on Deutsche Bank subpoenas - The Hill

    Powerful cyclone makes landfall in India’s Gujarat - Aljazeera

    'Tiger King' seeking presidential pardon from Biden - The Hill

    Coronavirus News and Updates:

    What to know about workplace COVID-19 vaccine requirements - ABC

    India coronavirus: Tracing a family’s journey to save a life - BBC

    They Had Leftover COVID Vaccines. So They Offered Them To Their Canadian Neighbors - NPR

    Mask controversy spurs CDC to rethink its pandemic response - Politico

    Biden boosting world vaccine sharing commitment to 80M doses - AP

    U.S. weekly deaths from COVID fall to lowest in 14 months - Reuters

    Glimmer of hope seen in India, but virus crisis not over yet - AP

    The COVID-19 variant first identified in India has been found in the U.S. - The Hill

    We asked a former CDC director about the new mask guidelines. Here's what he said - CBS

    COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Underway For Kids 5 And Younger - NPR

    What mask confusion? WH dismisses complaints new guidance is unclear - Wash. Examiner

    CDC's second-in-command Anne Schuchat to step down - Politico

    Texas reports zero COVID deaths 2 months after Biden slammed 'Neanderthal thinking' - FOX

    U.S. will send 20 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses abroad - CBS

    Mental health fears cloud school reopenings - Politico

    Joy for UK pubs and hugs tempered by rise in virus variant - AP

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