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    Biden offers to keep 2017 tax cuts intact to pay for infrastructure in concession to GOP
    In a concession to Republicans, President Joe Biden proposed that instead of raising the corporate tax rate to pay for a bipartisan infrastructure package totaling at least $1 trillion, they'd work to ensure corporations don't exploit tax loopholes.

    Manchin signals he's not ready to buck Republicans on key issues - CNN

    Pence: I’ll likely never see eye to eye with Trump on Jan. 6 - AP

    Trump’s grip on GOP sparks fears about democratic process - AP

    Biden emphasizes taxes on richest companies to fund infrastructure proposal - CBS

    Biden’s pledge on media freedom may be easier said than done - AP

    USA Today fights subpoena aimed at readers of Florida FBI shooting story - Politico

    Joe Manchin is at the center of an extremely divided Washington. Here's how he got here - CNN

    Justice Department to prioritize ransomware attacks on same level as terrorism - CBS

    ‘Next big wave’: Radiation drugs track and kill cancer cells - AP

    Prosecutor gets case of soldier hit with spray - ABC

    FBI investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over campaign fundraising - CBS

    'They are hair on fire': Biden admin mulling cyberattacks against Russian hackers - NBC

    These are the companies involved in the Arizona election recount - USA Today

    Reports: Facebook to end rule exemptions for politicians - AP

    GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger Uses Trump's Biggest Insult Against Him. Repeatedly - HP

    Pence, targeting critical race theory, declares ‘America is not a racist nation’ - FOX

    Roman Protasevich: Journalist appears on state television - BBC

    Biden prioritizes anti-corruption efforts in national security policy - CBS

    Pence embraces Trump and 'MAGA' agenda despite rift over Capitol riot - Wash. Examiner

    Stimulus checks dramatically reduced hunger and hardship, Census data shows - CNBC

    Here's how far apart the White House and GOP are on infrastructure - CNN

    Supreme Court limits reach of computer crime law - NBC

    Biden can’t quit infrastructure talks and progressives are losing their minds - Politico

    Manchin calls infrastructure bill a ‘golden opportunity’ but warns against eliminating coal - FOX

    Justice Department stepping up enforcement of hate crimes - AP

    Biden rules out creating presidential January 6 commission - CBS

    Biden wants GOP to back more spending, minimum corporate tax rate for infrastructure plan - CNBC

    GOP balks at Biden’s revised infrastructure plan - Politico

    Experts Call It A 'Clown Show' But Arizona 'Audit' Is A Disinformation Blueprint - NPR

    Wary Democrats watching Biden's negotiations ask: Remember what happened to Obama in 2009? - NBC

    Trump is more obsessed than ever with 2020 election and is brushing off allies who are telling him to move on - CNN

    Burisma-linked Democratic firm under DOJ investigation for illegal foreign lobbying: Report - Wash. Examiner

    Illinois lawmaker looking to "defeat ignorance" with the nation's first mandate on AAPI history in schools - CBS

    Trudeau minister: Canada in talks with NHL, MLB about border exemptions - Politico

    Unclassified UFO findings to reveal US intel community can't explain aerial objects: report - FOX

    Interview with UN ambassador as Russia threatens to cut off Syria aid - NBC

    Biden lowers price tag and proposes no immediate changes to GOP tax law in effort to strike bipartisan deal - CNN

    Former Treasury official sentenced to six months in prison for Mueller-related leaks - Politico

    CNN source: Trump doesn't appear to believe he'll be reinstated - Wash. Examiner

    Netanyahu foes push for quick vote to end his 12-year rule - AP

    Feds investigating Gaetz for obstruction, law enforcement source says - NBC

    Biden prohibits U.S. investment in 59 Chinese companies allegedly tied to military, surveillance - CNBC

    Bidens mark first lady's 70th birthday with bike ride near beach home - ABC

    Biden spoke with prominent critic Larry Summers on economy after inflation warnings - CNN

    ‘You’re unprincipled’: New York mayor’s race turns vicious at first in-person debate - Politico

    Pence slams Biden agenda in New Hampshire speech - The Hill

    Trump slams Fauci after email dump - Wash. Examiner

    Bears, Fox News and ‘Houdini’: Newsom escaping as Republicans fail to break momentum - Politico

    At least 17 police officers remain out of work with injuries from the Capitol attack - CBS

    Rand Paul slams Fauci book as 'science fiction' after it is pulled from store websites - FOX

    Court sides with Ted Cruz in campaign finance lawsuit - The Hill

    'I thought I was going to lose my life': Capitol Police officers share their harrowing January 6 stories for the first time - CNN

    Biden expands US investment ban on Chinese firms - BBC

    Battle for Trump base is upending New Jersey’s GOP primary - Politico

    Social media is abuzz as beekeeping influencer accused of setting 'dangerous' precedent - NBC

    Biden targets $2.8B for conservation, outdoor recreation - AP

    Bipartisan group of lawmakers call on DOJ to investigate meatpacking industry for antitrust violations - Wash. Examiner

    Ron Johnson 'undecided' on running for reelection - The Hill

    Human Trafficking Allegations Have Thrust This Caste Into The Spotlight For American Hindus - NPR

    Texas man who used Grindr to target gay men pleads guilty to hate crime charges - ABC

    Realtor groups ask Supreme Court to block CDC's eviction moratorium - CNN

    Biden tries new strategy with moderates as frustration grows - The Hill

    TX police arrest two, rescue 10 in suspected human smuggling operation - Wash. Examiner

    U.S. jobless claims drop to 385,000, another pandemic low - Politico

    'Tracked for life': China relentless in erasing Tiananmen - AP

    Biden's U.N. envoy sees 'desperation' as Russia threatens to close crossing into Syria - NBC

    In Syria camp, forgotten children are molded by IS ideology - AP

    DC police arrest man in connection to assault of Asian business owner - The Hill

    An unlikely trio put aside huge differences for one goal: Push Netanyahu out - NBC

    Stacey Abrams: Voting restriction bills are 'subversion of American democracy' - The Hill

    Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg scheduled to be sentenced in August - CNN

    Officer Who Sold Police Computer Data Gets A Pass From The Supreme Court - NPR

    13-year-old pleads guilty to fatal DC carjacking of Uber Eats driver - Wash. Examiner

    Hong Kong vigil organizer arrested on Tiananmen anniversary - AP

    US intelligence officials have no evidence confirming Navy pilot UFO encounters were alien spacecraft - CNN

    Celebrity attorney F. Lee Bailey dead at 87 - AP

    Trump Justice Dept. seized phone records of 4 NYT reporters - AP

    Trump’s blog failed, bigly. His next online venture won’t be any easier. - Politico

    Analysis: Hacks force Biden into more aggressive stance on Russia - Reuters

    Talk of Trump 2024 run builds as legal pressure intensifies - AP

    How QAnon sows community discord - CNN

    With Emboldened Republicans at the Helm, Texas Steers Hard Right - NY Times

    Military leaders wary of changes in sexual assault policy - AP

    Biden's willingness to break conventional presidential wisdom on full display... CNN

    US sets – and quickly suspends – tariffs on UK and others over digital taxes - The Guardian

    NYC Democratic mayoral candidates meet in person in fiery debate - CBS

    West Virginia governor sues bank in latest twist for his biz - AP

    Who is Naftali Bennett? The man slated to replace Benjamin Netanyahu - FOX

    Rep. Mo Brooks is avoiding an insurrection lawsuit. Rep. Eric Swalwell hired a private investigator to find him - CNN

    Ally Bank ends overdraft fees, a first for large US banks - AP

    Arizona GOP election audit draws more Republican politicians - Politico

    Biden offers "warm congratulations" to Israel's incoming President Isaac Herzog - AXIOS

    Under Biden, the border isn't closed. For migrants trying to cross, timing is everything - NBC

    Prosecutors want more time for federal trial in Floyd death - ABC

    Federal prosecutors looking into whether Gaetz obstructed justice - Politico

    Watch: White House shifts blame to private sector for Russian-led cyber attacks - FOX

    Talk of overturning the 2020 election on new social media platforms used by QAnon followers sparks fears... CNN

    Fact check: Trump spent Memorial Day 2020 at commemorative ceremonies – not golfing - USA Today

    Migrants Are Warned of Smuggling Risks on California Border - AP

    Despite $5M book deal, Gov. Cuomo making taxpayers foot $2.5M legal defense tab - FOX

    Study: Stimulus checks helped keep Americans afloat - AXIOS

    AZ election audit attracts PA GOP legislators hopeful for their own review - Wash. Examiner

    Fact check: Both Biden and Harris commemorated veterans on Memorial Day, despite false claims - USA Today

    Blinken says Russia has an 'obligation' to stop ransomware attacks - CNN

    Myanmar jails two journalists for ‘spreading false news’ - Aljazeera

    Biden, top GOP negotiator agree to continue infrastructure talks Friday - The Hill

    Black residents welcomed a city's local reparations program — until it took effect - NBC

    Candidate interrupted by sex toy on drone, punched at event - AP

    George P. Bush running for attorney general in Texas - AP

    A ruling from 'Mount Parliamentarian' - FOX

    US Army will not investigate Flynn's comments about a coup after he appeared to endorse one - CNN

    Arizona planning to use Nazi-era gas for death row executions: Report - ABC

    Local News Coverage Is Declining — And That Could Be Bad For American Politics - FiveThirtyEight

    The Biden Revolution Sputters Before It Even Gets Started - Politico

    Liz Cheney spent $58K on security in months after Trump impeachment vote - The Hill

    Israeli opposition heads agree to form gov’t, boot Netanyahu out - Aljazeera

    'No oversight': Ex-employees, experts are concerned about Citizen's aggressive tactics - NBC

    NYC mayoral debate: Andrew Yang only Dem candidate to say he wants de Blasio, Cuomo endorsement - FOX

    The Brewing Political Battle Over Critical Race Theory - NPR

    Pennsylvania man charged in Jan. 6 insurrection has long history of violent crimes against women, should stay in jail - USA Today

    With primary looming, NYC mayoral candidates face off in debate - AP

    Sinema says fix to Senate gridlock is to 'change your behavior' rather than abolish filibuster - FOX

    Why Canada is mourning the deaths of 215 children - BBC

    Guatemalan lives upturned by failed immigration bids - AP

    Twitter removes Nigerian president’s ‘abusive’ civil war post - Aljazeera

    FBI raids Garden District hotel owned by Fouad Zeton, boxer and political donor -

    Texas valedictorian goes viral after giving unapproved speech blasting state's anti-abortion bill - The Hill

    Senate Republicans ready to block Cooper environment chief - AP

    Half of all US states are scrapping stimulus-era jobless benefits, cutting off 4 million workers from federal aid - BI

    EXPLAINER: Why ransomware is so dangerous and hard to stop - AP

    New York subway system was targeted by Chinese-linked hackers in April - The Hill

    Sackler Family Empire Poised To Win Immunity From Opioid Lawsuits - NPR

    Nicaraguan police raid home of opposition presidential hopeful - Aljazeera

    Prosecutor files charges in 2019 death of Washington State University fraternity pledge - USA Today

    China’s silencing of Tiananmen tributes extends to Hong Kong - AP

    Biden to alter Trump order targeting US investments in Chinese military firms: report - FOX

    Matt Welch: Dreams of a new #NeverTrump political party? Good luck with that - Twin Cities Pioneer Press

    Why Democrats *really* needed that New Mexico special election win - CNN

    Drought ravages California’s reservoirs ahead of hot summer - AP

    Watch: Businesses reimagine the post-pandemic workplace - CBS

    SC lawmaker makes history as 1st Black woman to run for gov - AP

    A new Senate ruling provides Democrats an opening to evade GOP filibusters and approve some bills themselves - but only in cases like an economic downturn - BI

    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announces run for another term - AP

    In spotlight of audit, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs announces run for Arizona governor - USA Today

    Could phone footage put Myanmar's leaders in jail? - BBC

    Organizer cuts off veteran's mic when he discusses role Black people played in origins of Memorial Day - The Hill

    A year later, racial reckoning yields uncertainty in giving - AP

    MLB sued in $1 billion lawsuit for pulling All-Star game out of Atlanta - ABC

    Ex-San Francisco official arrested for attempted robbery - AP

    ‘Staggering’: WHO says 200,000 Palestinians in need of health aid - Aljazeera

    NASA picks Venus as hot spot for two new robotic missions - AP

    100 years after Tulsa Race Massacre, the damage remains - AP

    Syrian refugees protest Denmark’s attempt to return them - AlJazeera

    Carcinogen found in some popular sunscreens and after-sun products including Neutrogena, tests show - CBS

    Coronavirus News and Updates:

    Covid has claimed more than 600,000 lives in United States - NBC

    US to swiftly boost global vaccine sharing, Biden announces - AP

    Biden announces first 25 million vaccine doses going to India, others facing 'surges' - ABC

    White House defends Dr Fauci over lab leak emails - BBC

    WHO warns of continent-wide third wave of coronavirus infections in Africa - The Hill

    State Department leaders were warned not to pursue COVID origin investigation: former officials - FOX

    CDC says Florida lawsuit imperils summer cruises to Alaska - ABC

    White House embarks on push to vaccinate hard-to-reach Americans - The Hill

    Millions Of Women Haven't Rejoined The Workforce — And May Not Anytime Soon - NPR

    House Republicans demand info from White House about funding for Wuhan lab gain-of-function research - FOX

    Do I need to get tested for COVID-19 if I'm vaccinated? - AP

    Watch: House Republicans dive deeper into funding of Wuhan lab - FOX

    Why experts say COVID-19 contact tracing may be more valuable than ever - ABC

    COVID-19 spurs shutdown of 'Mission Impossible' set - ABC

    Vaccine passports remain political flash point in U.S. - Yahoo

    Real test of Covid progress is 2 weeks away, expert says - CNN

    Right-wing pastor gets Covid after saying vaccines were part of 'mass death campaign' - NBC

    Biden may hit July 4 vaccine goal, but millions of unvaccinated Americans will keep COVID alive this summer - Yahoo

    Union considers strike at meat plant that was virus hotspot - AP

    U.S. administers 296.9 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC - Reuters

    Guns, trucks and cash: West Virginia takes vaccine incentives to new levels - NBC

    Thousands of Fauci's emails from the pandemic's early days were published. Here's what they show - CNN

    COVID-19 nurse reflects on pandemic challenges - ABC

    West Virginia Is Offering A Chance To Win Guns And Trucks To Vaccinated Residents - NPR

    Wisconsin lawmakers advance bill barring COVID-19 vaccine requirements for business owners, universities, government - USA Today

    Biden pushes Americans to reach goal of 70 percent vaccinated adults by July 4 - NBC

    COVID-19 Vaccine Maps Reveal Political Divide, Public Health Service Disparities - Newsweek

    COVID-19 cases rising again, says Americas health agency, but not in North America - Reuters

    The Latest: Calif. settles pandemic challenge by churches - AP

    Brazilians bang pots in protest as 2,500 more die of COVID-19 - Aljazeera

    Slow to start, China mobilizes to vaccinate at headlong pace - AP

    India's Covid crisis could mean higher clothing prices at U.S. retailers - NBC

    After pandemic pause, Avengers swing, soar into Disneyland - AP

    AstraZeneca in talks to shift vaccine production to Maryland factory - The Hill

    Biden declares June 'national month of action' for COVID-19 vaccinations - ABC

    Where to find Evolvetogether's new KN95 masks - NBC

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