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Major US pipeline halts operations after ransomware attack
WASHINGTON (AP) — The operator of a major pipeline system that transports fuel across the East Coast said Saturday it had been victimized by a ransomware attack and had halted all pipeline operations to deal with the threat.

Stefanik’s political evolution mirrors story of today’s GOP - AP

With civil rights charges, Justice Dept. signals priorities - AP

Michael Cohen on Giuliani's legal fees: He won't get 'two cents' from Trump - The Hill

The Memo: The Obamas unbound, on race - The Hill

Election officials face fines, charges in GOP voting laws - AP

Chinese rocket updates: Debris hurtling toward Earth at 18,000 mph - ABC

Marooned at Mar-a-Lago, Trump Still Has Iron Grip on Republicans - NY Times

Warren says she will run for reelection in 2024 - Politico

EXPLAINER: Did US hiring slow because of a ‘labor shortage’? - AP

Sen. Hagerty visits Mexico and Guatemala, calls for urgency on border crisis: 'This needs to be fixed now' - FOX

Gov. Hogan pardoning 34 victims of racial lynching in Maryland - Politico

Scottish government sets stage for another independence vote - AP

Inside Democrats' Scramble to Resist GOP Voting Laws - NY Times

Biden fills immigration court with Trump hires - The Hill

POLITICO Playbook: How the threats to Biden’s presidency got real this week - Politico

Multiple people injured in shooting at Florida mall - The Hill

Obama dog Bo, once a White House celebrity, dies from cancer - AP

4 dead, 1 injured after 'horrific' shooting, fire - ABC

CIA continues new ‘woke’ ad series amid criticism - Wash. Examiner

Rep. Elise Stefanik could be one-term GOP conference chair if she beats Liz Cheney - FOX

Bomb kills at least 30 near girls' school in Afghan capital - AP

Black Americans And The Racist Architecture Of Homeownership - NPR

Iran says onus is on US to rejoin nuclear deal on 3rd anniversary of withdrawal - The Hill

Jerusalem: Many injured on second night of clashes - BBC

GOP senators to meet with Biden, who's looking for deal on massive spending bill - FOX

US exit from Afghanistan leaves progress, anxiety in its wake: Reporter's Notebook - ABC

Disney insists US founded on 'systemic racism,' leaked documents show - Wash. Examiner

Online speech shield under fire as Trump Facebook ban stays - AP

Republicans attack Biden agenda after disappointing jobs report - The Hill

Democrats, activists blast Trump DOJ effort to get journalists' phone records - The Hill

'America First isn't going away': Gaetz and Greene strike defiant tone at tour kickoff - Politico

DHS chief Mayorkas says hundreds of migrant kids still coming in daily - FOX

Advocates sound alarm as restrictive voting laws pile up - The Hill

Unhappy states consider census lawsuit to stop new political map - Wash. Examiner

Biden administration signs onto international effort to curb online extremism - Politico

Possible DeSantis opponent: Florida is 'no longer a free state' - The Hill

The Arizona GOP's Maricopa County audit: What to know about it - CBS

Arizona Senate assures feds election recount is secure - NBC

Why the White House doesn't want Biden taking questions from reporters - USA Today

Mystery health attacks reported in US: White House - ABC

Trump DOJ secretly seized phone records from Washington Post reporters - FOX

Biden tries to sell his agenda while Republicans go after their own - CNN

Biden wants trillions for infrastructure, but a hurdle remains: Spending the cash - NBC

Prospects dim for passage of LGBTQ rights bill in Senate - AP

Virginia Republicans gather to pick their gubernatorial nominee - CNN

Town attorney's final word: Trump can live at Mar-a-Lago as a 'bona fide employee' - USA Today

Trump sits out of chaotic Virginia GOP gubernatorial race - Wash. Examiner

Virginia showdown: GOP using ranked-choice voting to pick gubernatorial nominee - FOX

Biden contemplates a climate deal with the ‘Trump of the tropics’ - Politico

Buttigieg on $2.3T infrastructure plan: 'Doing nothing is what's truly unaffordable' - ABC

Cyberattack forces top fuel pipeline operator to shut entire network - NBC

Analysis: Liz Cheney is learning the GOP equals Trumpism - CNN

Iraqi air base hosting US troops targeted in drone attack - The Hill

Chinese rocket will crash to Earth within a huge 'risk zone' this weekend - CNN

Mexico is deadliest country for journalists, who also face government harassment - NBC

Montana Gov. Gianforte signs bill banning transgender athletes from girls sports - FOX

‘We Build the Wall’ founder, linked to Steve Bannon, indicted on new fraud and tax charges - CNBC

Democrat Henry Cuellar has become one of Biden's harshest critics on the border - USA Today

The 'headache' Trump left behind for Biden on the White House lawn - CNN

Democrats' dream: Congressional earmarks aim to federally fund 'wokeism' - FOX

Medics: 200 Palestinians hurt in Al-Aqsa clashes with police - AP

The sleazy, sordid Matt Gaetz scandal: are the walls now closing in on him? - The Guardian

Cuomo told business leaders to stay in New York, lobby against SALT cap in private call - CNBC

Washington Post: Trump Justice Department got reporters’ phone records - USA Today

Fight for $15 minimum wage heats up after Biden's endorsement - CNN

Israeli-Palestinian Clashes Escalate In Ramadan Night Violence At Al-Aqsa Mosque - NPR

Energy Secretary Granholm asserts that gas prices may have gone up ‘because of the virus’ - FOX

Mexico City metro: Hundreds protest at scene of deadly rail collapse - BBC

Melania Trump, Jill Biden and the battle over the Rose Garden - Yahoo News

After shock U.S. jobs data, Republicans and Democrats spar over benefits - Reuters

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm floats federal subsidies for nuclear power plants - FOX

Democrats' biggest test on police reform: Delivering a deal that pleases activists - Politico

In Response To Justice Dept., Arizona Senate Says Plan To Canvass Voters Is On Hold - NPR

Most people unaware of the dangers of our shrinking natural world, new survey says - The Hill

How the Internet Turned on Elon Musk - Politico

Suspect in Minnesota bank robbery threatened hostages and wanted a 'big show' with the FBI, authorities say - CNN

GOP Gov. DeSantis signs Florida election law while shutting out all media but Fox News - CNBC

Researchers say strange rocks on Mars could be fungi - Wash. Examiner

South Africa’s royal scandal: New Zulu king’s claim disputed - AP

Coronavirus News and Updates:

States scale back vaccine orders as interest in shots wanes - AP

Cruise lines race to vaccinate thousands of crew in hope for mid-July restart - ABC

Why we're thinking about vaccine hesitancy wrong in communities of color: Experts - ABC

Parents across the country rally against school COVID-19 protocols - Wash. Examiner

School board president's death from COVD-19 will 'forever impact' town - ABC

EU leaders criticize Biden push to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents: Not a 'magic bullet' - The Hill

COVID-19 fear, anxiety continues to hold back fully vaccinated Americans. Where does it come from and how can we overcome it? - USA Today

CDC may roll out seasonal Covid-19 boosters to protect against variants - CNN

Fact-checking Sen. Ron Johnson's anti-vaccine misinformation - CNN

Pfizer Seeks Full FDA Approval For COVID-19 Vaccine - NPR

More than half of Michigan adults have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose - The Hill

California Man Arrested In Suspected Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Card Operation - NPR

Workers cleaning meatpacking plants can face unsafe, even deadly, conditions - NBC

103-Year-Old COVID Survivor Has Advice For The Unvaccinated - NPR

Warriors guard Damion Lee says he tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated - USA Today

A shot for a swipe: Vaccines are the hottest new trend on dating apps - NBC

Beyond India, a growing number of Asian countries are being ravaged by fresh coronavirus waves - CNN

A Semi-Controversial Theory About The Coronavirus Variant In India - NPR

EU agrees potential 1.8 billion-dose purchase of Pfizer jab - AP

How inmates fought for COVID-19 protections, vaccinations - USA Today

More people are dying from Covid in India than at any stage of the pandemic - CNN

Vaccine mandates? What could happen if Pfizer vaccine gets full FDA approval - NBC

Will My Sense Of Smell Ever Return? Olfactory Insights From COVID And Beyond - NPR

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