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Bipartisan Senate group reaches tentative infrastructure deal, but skepticism prevails
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of 10 senators said Thursday they had reached a tentative infrastructure deal, but skepticism from Republicans and impatience from Democrats left its prospects uncertain as lawmakers departed for the weekend.

Here's what we know about the bipartisan infrastructure deal - CNN

Recount of Maricopa ballots expected to conclude this week - Wash. Examiner

How Trump's Political Legacy Is on the Ballot in the Virginia Governor's Race - NY Times

Deutsche Bank issues dire economic warning for America - The Hill

Biden, Johnson strike warm tone in first meeting - AP

Ad war erupts in West Virginia as both sides try to pressure moderate Democrat Manchin - CNBC

Wisconsin Republican lawmakers plan trip to observe Arizona recount - USA Today

Senators eye $579B in new infrastructure spending, $1T plan - AP

White House silent as Dem civil war brews between Pelosi, 'Squad' - FOX

FBI Director Chris Wray says he's 'not aware of any investigation' against Trump related to the insurrection - CNN

America's global image under Biden skyrockets compared to Trump, survey finds - NBC

UN Secretary-General’s climate warning: ‘We are at the verge of the abyss’ - NBC

Supreme Court asked to keep eviction pause in place - The Hill

Where Voters Are Losing Patience With Lauren Boebert - Politico

DOJ charges six connected to pro-Trump rallies and right-wing revolutionary group in new Capitol riot conspiracy case - CNN

Watch: Biden, Boris Johnson appear to hit it off at G-7 summit - FOX

Gaetz, under investigative cloud, questions FBI director - The Hill

Price surge sparks new attacks on Biden but shrugs from Wall Street - Politico

PA Senate votes to end governor's COVID-19 emergency declaration, keep protections in place - FOX

Wray grilled on FBI's handling of Jan. 6 - The Hill

The Latest: Biden presents UK’s Johnson with a US-made bike - AP

Three Percenters militia members charged in U.S. Capitol attack - Reuters

Pro-Trump Republicans are flocking to site of partisan Arizona ballot audit - NBC

Senate group reaches infrastructure deal without tax hikes — but leaders still need to sign off - CNBC

Republicans use leak of billionaires' tax secrets to attack Biden's plan to boost IRS - Politico

Rashida Tlaib calls out Dem leadership for 'policing' Ihan Omar and Muslim women - FOX

Gorsuch, Thomas join liberal justices in siding with criminal defendant - The Hill

Sinema faces Arizona blowback over becoming the Senate's new unmovable roadblock - CNN

Watch: President Biden updates ally status with UK including 'revitalised' Atlantic Charter - USA Today

Prisons, once seen as a small-town jackpot, are now more burden than boon - NBC

Top Dems rebuke Ilhan Omar for US, Israel comparison to terrorist groups: 'no moral equivalency' - FOX

Nancy Pelosi rebukes Ilhan Omar for tweet on Israel, Hamas and Taliban - The Guardian

Shelby sides against Trump in Alabama Senate race - Politico

Infrastructure talks enter last-ditch stage as both Republicans and Democrats eye gas-tax increase - BI

Pence eyes his political future as he tries to make peace with Trump - CNN

Rep. Ilhan Omar says she wasn't equating US, Israel to Hamas, Taliban after rebuke ... USA Today

Gov. Abbott says Texas will build border wall amid immigration crisis - FOX

Jill Biden will meet with Kate Middleton in England this week - CNN

Iowa governor questions lack of notice on migrant children flights to Des Moines - The Hill

Arizona AG running for Senate after tangling with Trump - Politico

Some States Will Let Student Athletes Earn Money From Endorsements. But Critics Cry Foul - NPR

Senate confirms Zahid Quraishi, making him the first Muslim American federal judge - USA today

First lady says Biden 'over-prepared' for Europe trip, says they are 'bringing love from America' - FOX

Apple, other U.S. companies under pressure to address China’s ‘repression,’ Biden ally says - CNBC

China has created a 'dystopian hellscape' in Xinjiang, Amnesty report says - BBC

Biden won't accept infrastructure plans that include gas tax index - Wash. Examiner

Demings raises $1 million after announcing Senate bid against Rubio - The Hill

Feds obtain another conspiracy indictment in Jan. 6 riot - Politico

The green energy revolution is coming -- with or without help from Washington - CNN

Trump finds historical muse in tourmate and ex-Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly - The Guardian

BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors erects fencing and electric gate around her new $1.4M home: report - FOX

Gov. Reynolds claims feds lied about flying migrant children to DSM - Axios

Progressives rally behind Omar while accusing her critics of bias - The Hill

From facial recognition to dating apps, technology helping track down Capitol rioters - ABC

Ilhan Omar: US congresswoman defends 'offensive' Israel remark - BBC

Senator Presses Landlord Over Report It Evicts Black Renters At Higher Rates - NPR

New report details torture, cover-ups in China's internment camps for Muslim minorities - NBC

Joe Manchin is to Biden's White House what Joe Lieberman was to Obama's - Politico

Deficit tops $2 trillion in first 8 months of fiscal year, Treasury says - CBS

Trump State Department appointee Federico Klein offered plea deal in Capitol riot case - USA Today

Texas Democrats who defeated restrictive voting bill to meet with Harris - NBC

Global Leaders Are Meeting To Tackle Climate Change And Pandemic Recovery - NPR

South Dakotans 'pissed off' and 'angry' over Keystone XL cancellation - Wash. Examiner

Treasury says tax gap to balloon to $7 trillion, calls for beefed-up IRS - CNBC

Dem leaders look to deescalate Omar drama - Politico

Macron slap: Four months for man who attacked French president - BBC

Former GOP congresswoman concerned that without extensive probe "something like January 6 could happen again" - CBS

Black activist wards off protesters so women can access Mississippi's sole abortion clinic - NBC

Third member of FDA advisory panel resigns over Alzheimer's drug approval - The Hill

Video shows pregnant woman's car flip over after officer's PIT maneuver - ABC

Half of pandemic unemployment money may have been stolen - Wash. Examiner

California recall that could oust Gov. Newsom projected to cost state $215M - NBC

Terry McAuliffe going to New York to raise cash for Virginia gubernatorial campaign - CNBC

Have West Virginia's senators squandered their state's moment in the sun? - Yahoo News

Schumer bemoans number of Republicans who believe Trump will be reinstated: 'A glaring warning' - The Hill

Crist makes GOP election bill centerpiece of early Florida gubernatorial campaign - Politico

‘Crimes against humanity’ detailed in China’s Xinjiang: Amnesty - Aljazeera

Autopsy: Andrew Brown Jr. died from gunshot to head - ABC

Pentagon chief supports major shift in how military handles sex assault cases - NBC

China is the elephant in the room at the G-7 - Politico

'Everyone was running': Shooter, 2 others dead inside Florida Publix - USA Today

Wray: FBI frowns on ransomware payments despite recent trend - AP

San Jose mayor rolls out new gun control proposal days after railyard mass shooting - FOX

'She didn't pitch a shutout': Harris hit from all sides after flubbing trip - Wash. Examiner

Jeffrey Toobin returns to CNN eight months after exposing himself to colleagues on Zoom call - Wash. Examiner

Wife of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' pleads guilty to US charges - USA Today

Contractor that does nuclear weapons-related works for Energy Department hit by ransomware - FOX

Colorado charts a new path on immigration: Provide state benefits to undocumented residents - NBC

Police officer investigated for allegedly deleting suspect's video of arrest - ABC

Biden officials: Border stats ‘overstate’ problem - Wash. Examiner

Facing shortage of high-skilled workers, employers seeking more immigrant talent - CNBC

Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: UN aid chief says there is famine - BBC

The US is banking on G7 summit to revitalise transatlantic ties - Aljazeera

Kyrsten Sinema gets her make-or-break moment with Republicans - Politico

Peru's Pedro Castillo closes in on victory in presidential election - NBC

Copays for new Alzheimer's drug reach could $11.5K - ABC

Arizona AG Brnovich joins 2022 race to oust Mark Kelly - Wash. Examiner

'Rosetta stone' explosion on the sun reveals clues about solar eruptions, study reports - USA Today

Israeli court postpones Silwan forced displacement hearing - Aljazeera

New DNA testing identifies John Doe #1 found in 1994 believed to be victim of 'Hog Trail Murders' serial killer - NBC

Coronavirus News and Updates:

Kid Covid-19 vaccines: 3 takeaways from the FDA's big meeting - Politico

Hospitals across U.S. are requiring workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 - CBS

2 passengers test positive for COVID on 1st North American cruise since 2020 - ABC

Biden announces ‘no strings attached’ global vaccine donation - Aljazeera

The U.S. is stepping up its global Covid response - Politico

Leaders head to COVID-themed G7 summit with vaccine pledges - AP

Some Bitcoin conference attendees report testing positive for Covid after event - NBC

No shipments of J&J's Covid-19 vaccine have gone out from the government in weeks, official tells CNN - CNN

Cap for on-site federal workers lifts without requirement for COVID vaccines - Axios

Analysis: Were half of Covid unemployment benefits stolen? Here's what we know - CNN

Spring College Enrollment Dropped By Nearly 730,000 Students. And It's Not Just About COVID - NPR

Scott Walker cuts ad encouraging Covid vaccination - Politico

GOP Sens. Graham and Sasse praise Biden's purchase of 500M Pfizer vaccines to share globally - Axios

New Covid workplace safety rules snag health care, spare other industries - Politico

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Andrus Whitewing


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