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Biden quadruples Trump refugee cap after delay backlash
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday formally raised the nation’s cap on refugee admissions to 62,500 this year, weeks after facing bipartisan blowback for his delay in replacing the record-low ceiling set by former President Donald Trump.


Whose ‘Big Lie’? Trump’s proclamation a new GOP litmus test - AP

Allies of GOP leader vow to oust Liz Cheney - The Hill

Top general drops opposition to change in sex assault policy - AP

Cheney calls out Trump's latest attempt to promote 'BIG LIE'... - CNN

Rep. Liz Cheney's role as GOP conference chair facing renewed jeopardy amid Trump feud - FOX

Dominion accuses Powell of lying for financial gain - Wash. Examiner

Supreme Court won’t take Maryland bump stock ban case - AP

Biden pursues GOP infrastructure deal as anxious Democrats watch the clock - NBC

The Memo: Trump's critics face wrath of GOP base - The Hill

Cheney: What Trump did 'is a line that cannot be crossed' - CNN

Biden is talking to Republicans, but for only so long - Politico

McConnell says GOP open to $600 billion for infrastructure - AP

Number of unaccompanied migrant children held by Border Patrol falls 88% in 5 weeks - CBS

Liberals Admire Justice Breyer. Now They Want Him To Retire - NPR

Arkansas governor allows bill targeting critical race theory in state agencies to become law - The Hill

U.S. infrastructure is more than just roads, bridges, tunnels -- and isn't faring well - USA Today

Noem: Biggest cultural challenge is 'defeating anti-American indoctrination' - USA Today

U.S.-Mexico Efforts Targeting Drug Cartels Have Unraveled, Top DEA Official Says - NPR

A decision on suspended Trump Facebook account this week - ABC

‘It’s an act of war’: Trump’s acting Pentagon chief urges Biden to tackle directed-energy attacks - Politico

Bush says if GOP stands for 'White Anglo-Saxon Protestantism, then it's not going to win anything' - CNN

Brit Hume reacts to 'backlash' coming after critical race theory in classrooms (video) - FOX

FAA warns of increase in unruly airline passengers - The Hill

Armed intruder stopped, shot by FBI agents after attempting to drive through CIA main entrance - NBC

Biden touts education funding in infrastructure proposal in visit to Virginia schools... - CNN

Biden administration announces separated migrant families to be reunited this week - ABC

Trump's WH exit diminishes Never Trump faction - Wash. Examiner

Over Thomas dissent, high court rejects West Point case - AP

Grassley asks Blinken to provide potential conflicts involving John Kerry - The Hill

Microwave weapons are targeting US officials at home and abroad - FOX

Yellen taps top Fed aide to serve as acting bank cop - Politico

The GOP of Cheney, Bush and Romney feels like ancient history - CNN

Calls for justice at N.C. funeral of Andrew Brown Jr. - AP

Asian woman bashed with hammer after stranger demands she remove mask - The Hill

Fifth graders tell the Bidens virtual learning allowed them to eat and sneak in a nap - FOX

Cheney hits back at Trump over election 'big lie' - NBC

Judge orders Tesla to turn over documents on Musk compensation plan - The Hill

Biden administration considering changes to China securities ban following lawsuits - Politico

States appeal ruling that they waited too long to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment - NBC

Video shows woman going on racist tirade during traffic stop - Wash. Examiner

Analysis: Confusion over masks sparks new political showdown - CNN

KT McFarland warns 'woke culture' is doing 'grievous harm' to national security - FOX

EPA rule to phase out gases used in refrigerators, coolants - AP

On The Trail: Texas underscores Democrats' struggle with voter turnout - The Hill

Justice Thomas says ex-West Point cadet should be able to sue over alleged rape - NBC

AP-NORC poll: Government should help Americans age at home - AP

Trump, DeSantis, Cruz, Rubio, Tim Scott and Rick Scott speaking at pro-life summit - FOX

Majority of voters say surge at border is a crisis: poll - The Hill

Biden administration taps Richard Cordray as student loan chief - CNN

Biden says people earning less than $400,000 won't pay taxes in new slip-up - Wash. Examiner

President Biden proposes policy guaranteeing paid leave for caregivers - NBC

DOJ slow to resolve Trump-era legal battles - The Hill

5 charged in alleged smuggling operation after police find 97 undocumented people in Houston "stash house" - CBS

Idaho intern reported rape, faced ‘overwhelming’ harassment - AP

The Trump-Cheney hostility is a big problem for McCarthy - NBC

Bill and Melinda Gates announce they are getting divorced - AP

Judge delays Ghislaine Maxwell sex crimes trial until fall - The Hill

Armed man shot by cops outside CIA headquarters - ABC

Dallas-area critical race theory opponents win big in school board election - FOX

Congress’ top tax man won't be a blank check for Biden - Politico

Moderator of pro-Cuomo Facebook group sends 'We are coming for you' threat to Cuomo accusers - FOX

Mexico marks end of last Indigenous revolt with apology - AP

Matt Gaetz: USPS 'covert operations program' is classic government - Wash. Examiner

Puerto Rican Boxer Félix Verdejo Charged With Killing Pregnant Woman - NPR

Kevin Spacey accuser must reveal identity in sex abuse lawsuit, judge says - The Hill

'This Must Stop': Sharpton Gives Eulogy For Andrew Brown Jr. - NPR

Texas judge mulls whether to dismiss NRA's bankruptcy petition - CNN

Arizona governor to resume job-seeking requirements for unemployment benefits - The Hill

Comedian scrubs board membership from social media bios after racist tweet targeting Tim Scott - FOX

Severe weather turning more active in May after unusually quiet April - ABC

Lincoln Project taunts Trump for losing to ‘the swamp’ in Fox ad buy - Wash. Examiner

Good Samaritan jumps off bridge to save child, but wants to stay anonymous - ABC

Biden weighs going big on infrastructure — or going bipartisan - NBC

KKK membership records made public in Denver - ABC



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Coronavirus News and Updates:



FDA expected to OK Pfizer vaccine for teens within week - AP

Phony coronavirus vaccine site shut down by federal agents - ABC

Your COVID vaccine booster might be a patch or a pill - CBS

Biden: US will be in 'very different position' by summer in coronavirus fight - The Hill

More than 20 states not ordering all available doses as COVID-19 vaccinations slow - CBS

The Americans hesitant about the Covid vaccine - (video) - BBC

Children Now Account For 22% Of New U.S. COVID Cases. Why Is That? - NPR

Coronavirus pandemic forces sharp price hike on consumer goods - CBS

The Biden administration says vaccine equity is a reality. One expert laughed. - NBC

AP FACT CHECK: Biden overstates how many Americans immunized - AP

EU Moves Closer To Welcoming Vaccinated Tourists This Summer - NPR

Critics slam CDC after teachers union influences guidelines: 'Based in politics and not science' - FOX

Sports stadiums asking fans for their "vaccine passports" - CBS

Prince Harry makes impassioned plea for vaccinations - The Hill

Hermit nation: Australia locks out its citizens in extreme new Covid policy - Politico

India Covid pandemic: Delhi calls for army help amid crisis - BBC

Florida governor signs law suspending COVID restrictions across state - ABC

Restrictions easing in US and Europe amid disaster in India - AP

Unexpected places now offering COVID-19 vaccines - ABC

Modi's ruling party takes a hit as Covid runs rampant in India - NBC

White House struggle to define its vaccine diplomacy leaves Ukraine hanging - Politico

 
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