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US to ramp up tracking of domestic extremism on social media
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security plans to ramp up social media tracking as part of an enhanced focus on domestic violent extremism. While the move is a response to weaknesses exposed by the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection, it’s raising concerns about undermining Americans’ civil liberties.

House narrowly approves $1.9B to fortify Capitol after riot - AP

Trump CFO faces second criminal inquiry: Sources - ABC

Israel and Hamas approve ceasefire in Gaza - Axios

Biden Signs The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Bill As Anti-Asian American Attacks Rise - NPR

35 Republicans buck Trump, back study of Jan. 6 Capitol riot - AP

Ron Johnson: Jan. 6 Capitol riot was a largely 'peaceful protest' - The Hill

Trump hits 35 'wayward' Republicans for voting in favor of Jan. 6 commission - NBC

House GOP revolt against Trump sets up tough Senate battle on January 6 probe - CNN

'Not a positive development': What the new criminal probe could mean for the Trump Org. - NBC

Michael Cohen says he believes Trump will 'flip on all of them,' including his children, in New York investigations... BI

New name emerges in Gaetz investigation - The Hill

Prospects bleak that 10 Republicans would buck McConnell on January 6 commission vote - CNN

Obama called Trump a 'f------ lunatic' in remarks to foundation donors, book claims - FOX

Treasury pitches global minimum tax rate of at least 15 percent - The Hill

Senate panel approves Biden's first slate of judicial nominees - CBS

Progressives nearly tank House Democrats' Capitol security bill - The Hill

Senate panel advances Biden pick as WH science adviser - AP

Bernie Sanders may force vote to block Israel weapons sale, as Democrats split over Gaza conflict - FOX

US jobless claims decline to 444,000, a new low - ABC

The differences between Republicans in the House and Senate - Politico

Jen Psaki claims 'a number of officers' died the day of the Capitol riot - Wash. Examiner

EU ministers seek to cement trade ties with Biden team - AP

Democrats and Republicans are bracing for what Pelosi will do in 2022 - CNN

Here's how the Biden administration plans to collect $700 billion from wealthy tax cheats - CBS

EXPLAINER: What’s the status of voting legislation in Texas? - AP

Andrew Giuliani says he has spent parts of '5 decades' in politics despite being just 35 years old - BI

Biden increasingly impatient with Netanyahu, sources say - CNN

Amazon facing new lawsuits alleging racial, gender bias - The Hill

Biden’s top scientist gets OK from Senate committee - Politico

Schumer: 'No good justification' for opposing January 6 commission - NBC

McCarthy says he'd testify before Jan. 6 commission - The Hill

Democrats prepare for hardball as doubts linger over Jan. 6 commission: The Note - ABC

Inside Trump’s push to oust his own FBI chief - Politico

Republicans defy Trump to back Capitol riot probe - BBC

Biden tells Netanyahu U.S. expects ‘a significant de-escalation today’ in Gaza - CNBC

J.D. Vance Is Making Everyone Mad on Twitter. Can It Win Him a Senate Seat? - Politico

GOP sens strategize to prevent CRT training in military - Wash. Examiner

Sanders moves to block sale of US bombs to Israel he says 'devastating Gaza' - ABC

CNN’s Chris Cuomo advised brother, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on sexual claims, report says - CNBC

US, Russia at odds over military activity in the Arctic - AP

Restaurants appeal for more aid -Politico

As Congress debates Jan. 6 commission, some Republicans look to downplay Capitol riot - Yahoo News

Israel unleashes new strikes as expectations for truce rise - AP

Senate GOP readies to let Trump off the hook — again - NBC

House Ethics panel to drop $5K metal detector fines against Clyburn, Rogers - The Hill

Flights transporting migrant children to TN raises questions - Wash. Examiner

Senators propose bipartisan Postal Service reform bill that could actually pass - CNN

Biden leaning toward Thomas Nides as ambassador to Israel - Axios

As Airstrikes Pummel Homes In Gaza, Even A Trip To The Kitchen Requires Planning - NPR

Trump knocks 'wayward' House Republicans who voted for Jan. 6 commission - The Hill

Biden’s old Senate colleagues don’t recognize his current economics. They’re cool with that - Politico

Biden proposes doubling IRS workforce as part of plan to snag tax cheats - Politico

Hackers targeted SolarWinds earlier than previously known - AP

House passes $1.9 billion Capitol security bill that faces Senate roadblocks - CNBC

"Piles of problems," but Russia calls 1st top-level meeting with Biden administration "positive" - CBS

Former President George W. Bush 'deeply concerned' Afghanistan troop withdrawal will 'create a vacuum' - FOX

Justice delayed? In wealthy California town, officer kills 2 - AP

An 'Army of 16-Year-Olds' Takes On the Democrats - NY Times

House OKs $1.9B billion for Capitol security; GOP calls it premature - USA Today

'Squad' vote against Capitol police funding makes Pelosi scramble - Wash. Examiner

McAuliffe ties Youngkin to Trump's objections to 2020 results in new ad - The Hill

How did America end up with a policing crisis? And what's the path forward? An expert explains - CNN

AP Interview: Hamas official says ‘no shortage of missiles’ - AP

Top US, Russia diplomats spar firmly but politely in Iceland - AP

U.S. pressure fuels hope for Israel-Gaza ceasefire, but as both sides stay on the attack, kids suffer the most - CBS

Prosecutors took 18 electronic devices from Rudy Giuliani's home and office in April raid - CNN

Carlson's 'Nazi' attack on Chicago mayor roils debate over newsroom diversity - Politico

GOP's Burr, who voted to convict Trump, opposes Jan. 6 commission - The Hill

Tennessee bill mandating bathroom signs called 'humiliating' for transgender people - USA Today

Harris To Asian Americans: Turn Pain And Outrage Into Political Power - NPR

Biden suggests bipartisan COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act marks anti-Trump 'break' - Wash. Examiner

Cuomo dismisses question about signing $5M book deal while New Yorkers died: 'That's stupid' - FOX

US ends use of 2 immigration jails accused of mistreatment - AP

DHS closes 2 migrant detention centers run by ICE amid allegations of abuse, misconduct - FOX

Senators call on Biden administration to demand Saudi end blockade tactics on a starving Yemen - CNN

China's persecuted Muslims find haven in US - ABC

Pence's brother says Pelosi wanted to bail after Jan. 6 attack - The Hill

Tennessee bill mandating bathroom signs called 'humiliating' for transgender people - USA Today

Biden to sign anti-Asian hate crime bill into law: 'Hate has no place in America' - ABC

Israel-Gaza: Israel and Hamas 'close to ceasefire deal' - BBC

Trump rising: 73% GOP want him to run, beats Harris 49%-45% - Washington Examiner

House member fined for ignoring mask policy on the floor: Pelosi 'wants to fine the science' - FOX

Justin Amash warns of painting Liz Cheney as a 'hero' and questions why she spoke out about Trump - CNN

Netanyahu’s prospects bolstered amid Israel-Hamas fighting - AP

Pardon-probe ruling roils legal teams for Trump ally Broidy, associate - Politico

The largest iceberg in the world just broke off from Antarctica - CBS

Chinese authorities order video denials by Uyghurs of abuses - AP

White House: 'Incredibly disappointing' to see GOP oppose Jan. 6 commission - The Hill

How emboldened Arizona Latinos took down anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio - Axios

Ilhan Omar's daughter, a prominent climate activist, adds communist hammer and sickle to Twitter bio - FOX

Death of 17-year-old Asian American girl being investigated as hate crime - ABC

Here are the 63 Republicans who voted against the anti-Asian hate crimes bill - CNN

DIARY: Fleeing bombs, trying to endure in a city under fire - AP

Treasury estimates tax gap of $600B in 2019 - The Hill

Gillibrand climbs back after a tough 2020 - Politico

Feds Seize 68 Lions, Tigers And Other Big Cats From Tiger King Park In Oklahoma - NPR

Black man is beaten, stunned by troopers in footage police refused to release - NBC

2020 was a record-breaking hurricane season. Here's what NOAA says to expect in 2021. - ABC

Senate Republicans warn Jan. 6 commission bill gives Dems full authority over staff as bill faces uphill climb - FOX

Official: Roadside bombings in Afghanistan kill 13 - ABC

Clarence Thomas awaits his chance to drive the conservative majority on abortion and guns - CNN

Report: BBC reporter used deceit to get 1995 Diana interview - AP

Video shows Virginia deputy lifting car to save trapped woman - NBC

California entrepreneur arrested in Thai kidnap - ABC

Coronavirus News and Updates:

Rapid school reopenings may have led to thousands of COVID cases, hundreds of deaths - ABC

Nervous workers struggle to adjust to new mask policies - AP

Lawmakers spar over requirements to wear mask on House floor - CBS

New Coronavirus Detected In Patients At Malaysian Hospital; The Source May Be Dogs - NPR

In 19 states, at least half of adults are fully vaccinated against Covid - CNN

Pelosi slams unvaccinated lawmakers, says she needs to ensure House floor isn't 'petri dish' for COVID - FOX

Colleges in 15 states won't require the Covid vaccination. Is yours one of them? - NBC

China says providing vaccines to 40 African states - ABC

They Haven't Gone for a Shot. So Shots Are Coming to Them - NY Times

Big gaps in vaccine rates across the US worry health experts - AP

Graphic: See the full vaccination rate in your state and nationwide - NBC

LIVE UPDATES WH leaves possibility open to using unused Covid relief money for infrastructure - CNN

Sen. Cotton on Wuhan COVID lab leak report, US funding debate: 'Fauci is playing word games' - FOX

EU signs new deal with Pfizer-BioNTech - ABC

Stark racial disparities persist in vaccinations, state-level CDC data shows - CNN

Weapons seized in raids by Austrian police on opponents of coronavirus curbs - NBC

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