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Below are some of the top political news stories of the day:


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Biden honors war dead at Arlington, implores nation to heal
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden honored America’s war dead at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day by laying a wreath at the hallowed burial ground and extolling the sacrifices of the fallen for the pursuit of democracy, “the soul of America.”

Biden's Memorial Day warning: 'Democracy itself is in peril' - CNN

Supreme Court prepares final push to release hot-button rulings, amid retirement talk - FOX

Walkout by Democrats in Texas House keeps sweeping voting restrictions bill from passing - CBS

Texas Gov. Abbott says he'll target legislators' pay after Democrats block restrictive voting bill - NBC

Biden invokes "soul of America" theme on Memorial Day - CBS

Democrats aim to make Greene their foil ahead of midterms - The Hill

Study blames climate change for 37% of global heat deaths - AP

The Republican 'War Room': Inside Steve Bannon's effort to galvanize the right - NBC

Biden proclaims day of remembrance on 100th anniversary of Tulsa Race Massacre - CNN

4 more Oath Keepers indicted in alleged Capitol riot conspiracy - USA Today

Biden, Harris shock DC diners with unannounced visit to popular restaurant - FOX

NSA spying row: US and Denmark pressed over allegations - BBC

Flynn denies saying Myanmar-like coup 'should' happen in US - Wash. Examiner

Michael Flynn appears to suggest a Myanmar-style coup should happen in US - CNN

Cheney fires back at Flynn over coup remark - The Hill

Cruise lines and Florida Gov. DeSantis square off over vaccine passports - NBC

Arizona GOP boasts 1 million ballots counted in Maricopa County audit - Wash. Examiner

Cyberattack hits JBS, world's largest meat supplier - USA Today

Voting rules, f-bombs, and Obamacare: Supreme Court term to wrap up with a bang - Wash. Examiner

Pac funded by Trump loyalists targets 10 Republicans who voted to impeach him - The Guardian

In Memorial Day speech, Biden defends 'imperfect' democracy - Reuters

Biden shows little desire to reverse Trump's Cuba policies - The Hill

Nevada OKs bill in try for 1st presidential nominating state - AP

Texas Republicans plot to resurrect restrictive voting bill after Democrats’ walkout - The Guardian

Supreme Court prepares final push to release hot-button rulings, amid retirement talk - FOX

Mark Meadows says 'more to come with Hunter Biden' - Wash. Examiner

On Memorial Day, Austin reflects on strength of US military and dismisses adversaries' criticism - CNN

Graham meets with Netanyahu in Jerusalem - The Hill

Juan Williams: 'Extremism Among Republicans Is Paralyzing Congress' - HP

Black women’s next targets: governorships and Senate seats - AP

The US economy is set to grow at the fastest pace since 1984 thanks to stimulus and the rapid vaccine rollout, the OECD said - BI

Defense secretary dismisses Ted Cruz's accusations - CNN

Netanyahu's opposition warns of assassination or ‘God forbid, a civil war’ - Wash. Examiner

Hundreds gather at historic Tulsa church’s prayer wall - AP

9 Republicans not named Trump who could run in 2024 - The Hill

Texas Gov. Abbott to veto funding for state legislature amid spat over election bill - FOX

The next three months could shape Biden's next three years in office - NBC

Feds arrest man pardoned by ex-Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin - The Hill

Biden wants to make moving to the US from abroad easier and cheaper by revamping the immigration system, according to a new report - BI

Biden honored his son Beau, who died of brain cancer in 2015, during his Memorial Day speech - BI

Texas Democrats celebrate blocking restrictive voting bill, but warn of future threat to voting access - CNN

California eyes shuttered malls, stores for new housing - AP

Fox’s Lone-Wolf Liberal Had a Tough Job. But It Made for Better TV. - Politico

U.S. plans cryptocurrency crackdown - Axios

Dem congressman chides progressives for provoking anti-Semitism by calling Israel 'apartheid state' - FOX

White House cranks up the pressure as infrastructure talks drag on - CNN

Nation’s first school mandate on AAPI history heads to Illinois governor - Politico

Biden tells military families he empathizes with 'black hole' feeling in Memorial Day remarks - NBC

UN watchdog: Access to key Iranian data lacking since Feb 23 - AP

Capitol Suspect's Attorney Compares Rioters To Cultists Who Drank Jim Jones' Kool-Aid - HP

Five things to know about the new spotlight on UFOs - The Hill

Authorities ask public to help identify gunmen in deadly Miami-area shootings - CBS

New attention on abortion pill dispensing amid challenge to Roe v. Wade - Politico

Biden on Memorial Day asks Americans to remember 'sacrifice,' 'valor' and 'humanity' of fallen service members - FOX

Texas is the latest frontier in the voting rights fight - CNN

Media slam Marjorie Taylor Greene - FOX

Israeli opposition leader: New coalition faces 'plenty of obstacles' - The Hill

More US citizens apprehended for moving drugs over border - AP

Early 2024 moves already underway in next GOP White House race - FOX

U.S. tech giants’ vise over Israel tightens despite ceasefire - Politico

Biden defends Americans' right to vote 'freely' in Memorial Day remarks - The Hill

Naomi Osaka quits French Open after refusing press conferences - Wash. Examiner

Canadians demand action from officials as country mourns discovery of a mass grave of children's remains - CNN

DHS Inspector General reviewing huge no-bid contract with company connected to former Biden official - FOX

Russia signals 'uncomfortable' run-up to Biden-Putin summit - Wash. Examiner

7-year-old swam for an hour to get help for his dad, sister who were stranded in a river - CNN

Medical examiner's office working with families to identify remains in Tennessee plane crash that killed diet guru Gwen Lara - USA Today

The last Bush gets ready for Texas-sized political showdown - FOX

China eases birth limits to ease demographic crisis - NBC

J.D. Vance emerges as wild card in Ohio GOP Senate primary - The Hill

Denmark helped US spy on Merkel, EU officials during Obama administration: reports - FOX

Connolly: Presidential Commission to investigate Jan. 6 'is the answer' - CNN

The Surprising Honolulu Origins of the National Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage - Politico

Johnson & Johnson asks high court to void $2B talc verdict - AP

Coronavirus News and Updates:

WHO's new naming system for coronavirus variants uses Greek alphabet - CNN

Americans begin transition into post-pandemic life as more are vaccinated - CB

A nation slowly emerging from pandemic honors Memorial Day - AP

U.S. movie theaters remove mask mandate for vaccinated people - NBC

The 'Time Has Come' For A Global Pandemic Treaty, WHO's Tedros Says - NPR

Mobile vaccination units hit tiny US towns to boost immunity - AP

Vaccinated Americans are celebrating the 1st big holiday safely without masks. But for some, returning to normal is not so easy - CNN

In post-pandemic Europe, migrants will face digital fortress - AP

Mississippi's Black communities turned around Covid rates. Next up: Vaccines - NBC

Covid-19: UK in early stages of third wave - scientist - BBC

E.U. executive urges easing travel restrictions for vaccinated tourists this summer - NBC

Who benefits? US debates fairest way to share spare vaccine - AP

Graphic: Track Biden's latest vaccination goals - NBC

Andrus Whitewing

Andrus Whitewing


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