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Florida gov signs GOP voting law critics call ‘un-American’
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a major rewrite of Florida’s elections law on Thursday, tightening rules around drop boxes and mail-in voting in the presidential battleground. Critics say the changes will make it harder for voters, particularly the elderly and people of color, to cast ballots.


Trump aides flood Senate and gubernatorial races as consultants and pollsters - CNN

Pollster Frank Luntz: Trump's 'Big Lie' is working, may cost GOP votes - The Hill

Biden to push his big infrastructure plan in GOP stronghold - AP

Cheney not fighting, but not backing down in face of Trump, Republican backlash - ABC

DOJ expected to issue order rule on 'ghost guns' Friday: sources - FOX

Cheney drama exposes GOP's Trump rifts - The Hill

NY: Broadband companies paid for 8.5M fake net neutrality comments - AP

Biden says he's open to corporate tax rate between 25% and 28% to pay for infrastructure plan - CNN

Florida's new voting law immediately hit with lawsuits - The Hill

Justice Department: Arizona Senate Audit, Recount May Violate Federal Law - NPR

Pelosi slams GOP leadership's moves against Liz Cheney - Axios

Account tweeting Trump statements suspended by Twitter - The Hill

With Trump ruling, Facebook's Oversight Board highlights where the power lies - NBC

McConnell says 'real chance' Biden, Dems could work with GOP on 'bipartisan' infrastructure bill - FOX

‘He was packing up his hangar’: Jenner says wealthy Californians are moving to avoid the homeless - Politico

Trump launches blog to spread election lies - Yahoo

With 8 mln Americans out of work, why are more companies not filling jobs? - Reuters

Who is Liz Cheney? Wyoming rep, House leader, Trump critic - USA Today

Antony Blinken: US tells Russia to cease 'reckless and aggressive actions' - BBC

U.S. sends more firepower to Middle East as troops withdraw from Afghanistan - CNBC

Biden ready to sell $2.3T infrastructure plan in Louisiana - ABC

FBI still after 'worst of the worst' in Capitol riot as new arrests come at steady pace - NBC

GOP-backed voting restrictions like Florida's will appease Trump more than they'll help Republicans win elections - BI

Lawmakers wonder: ‘How did we let Facebook get this big?’ - Politico

Some in GOP worry new limits will hurt their voters, too - AP

California county wants to build migrant tent city on private farm lands - Wash. Examiner

White House: Florida 'moving in the wrong direction' with voting law - The Hill

Battle over tax hikes muddies GOP’s push to become party of the working class - CNBC

Mike Pence looks at the 2024 presidential race but sees Donald Trump everywhere - USA Today

Texas moves toward permit-free gun carrying, joining five other states this year - CNN

Sanjay Gupta blasts Tucker Carlson as 'reckless' on vaccines - The Hill

Fox News Anchor Wonders ‘Who’s Right’ on the ‘Big Lie’—Cheney or Trump? - DB

Thousands of veteran record requests stuck in red tape - Wash. Examiner

Secret Service agents driving Trump around hospital during Covid stay needed full protective gear - NBC

Veterans Affairs hiring racial diversity consultants to fight homelessness - FOX

Sanders on Cheney drama: GOP is an 'anti-democratic cult' - The Hill

Warren pushes Biden to forgive student debt as White House weighs legal authority - CNBC

Kemp signs bill allowing college athletes to be paid - Wash. Examiner

Support grows for defense funding in infrastructure bill - Politico

Liz Cheney's fall shows that Trump is here to stay - CNN

House to vote on Senate-passed COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act later in May - CBS

Stefanik says GOP needs to be 'one team' in 2022, is committed to working with Trump - FOX

Gillibrand touts legislation to lower drug costs: This idea 'is deeply bipartisan' - The Hill

Trump's latest attempt to return to Twitter ends a day later with a suspension - BI

'I'm not a deficit spender,' Biden says - Wash. Examiner

Restrictive Texas voting bill advances to floor vote - ABC

Judge temporarily stays ruling in eviction moratorium case - AP

The battleground states advancing controversial election and voting bills - CBS

POLITICO Playbook PM: How Biden sees the GOP - Politico

Warren: Trump is 'a danger to democracy' - The Hill

Cancel culture gives pass to liberals who launched racial attacks at Tim Scott - FOX

FBI raid exposes Giuliani and signals widening criminal search, experts say - The Guardian

Minor reprimands for officer in Wright death - ABC

Justice Department warns Arizona Senate president of civil rights violations in 2020 election audit - CNN

Wyoming officials steer clear of Cheney peril before vote - AP

Republican candidates in Virginia governors' contest sign onto anti-critical race theory pledge - FOX

Yang falls behind Adams for first time in New York mayor’s race poll - Politico

Cheney fight stokes cries of GOP double standard for women - The Hill

Biden’s plan would boost conservation of US lands, waters - AP

Biden tax hikes for family plan would slow economic growth, new analysis finds - Wash. Examiner

Why Facebook's Decision On Trump Could Be 'Make Or Break' For His Political Future - NPR

Stefanik says she supports GOP review of Biden's Arizona victory as she stresses embrace of Trump - CNN

Flint water crisis victims may need X-rays for compensation, raising health concerns - ABC

In Missouri, the polarizing future of the GOP is on display. Dems aim to take advantage - NBC

50 eye-popping earmarks requested by lawmakers in upcoming federal budget - FOX

Biden: $2.25T infrastructure spending package about 'saving lives' - Wash. Examiner

Stefanik bashes Twitter after aide’s account suspended in ‘error’ - Politico

U.S. conducting intelligence review of "Havana Syndrome" incidents, as suspected CIA cases rise - CBS

GOP group hits House Dems on drug bill - Wash Examiner

Blinken reaffirms US support for Ukraine amid Russia tension - AP

How Systemic Racism Continues To Determine Black Health And Wealth In Chicago - NPR

Trump allies search for viable Cheney foe in Wyoming amid fight over 'Big Lie' - CNN

Jill Biden to meet military spouses during stop in Colorado - ABC

'Bearded Bandit' bank robber found dead on Southern California beach - NBC

First genetically modified mosquitoes released in US - Wash. Examiner

Chicago suburb set to pay reparations, but not all on board - AP

GOP Gov. DeSantis signs Florida election bill into law amid new controversy - ABC

Likely Cheney successor appears on Bannon show to tout GOP unity - The Hill

Lawmakers want billions in government spending on unusual pet projects, Fox News investigation finds - FOX

Fact check: Elise Stefanik tried to get election overturned, promoted election lies - CNN

Florida's Agriculture commissioner outlines attack strategy against DeSantis ahead of likely challenge - Politico

Brazil: At least 25 killed in Rio de Janeiro shoot-out - BBC

Study: Residents left big metros during pandemic for family - AP

Biden administration details plans to conserve 30% of US land and water by 2030 - CNN

'New Era In Resettlement': U.S. Refugee Advocates Count On More Community-Based Help - NPR

General says US may train Afghan forces in other countries - AP

Naval standoff between U.K. and France 'resolved' — for now - NBC

Mother-friend gossip chain prompts FBI to identify US Capitol riot defendant - CNN

They've made themselves visible, now Afghan women fear their future hangs in the balance - NBC

Risk of flooding from melted glaciers to increase as climate warms: Study - ABC

Almost $44,000 in fraudulent charges made on Republican National Committee credit card - The Hill

Scotland Goes To Polls In Crucial Election That Could Trigger New Independence Vote - NPR

Jonathan Bush, brother of President George H.W. Bush, dead at 89 - FOX

Democrats wary of appearing to push Justice Breyer out despite their small window to replace him - CNN

Fishing tensions flare between France, UK over Brexit rules - AP

California bar owner charged after allegedly selling fake Covid-19 vaccination cards - NBC

Longtime GOP consultant, lobbyist faces federal tax charge - AP

45,000 apply for 12 spots to shoot Grand Canyon bison - The Hill


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Coronavirus News and Updates:


More support easing vaccine patent rules, but hurdles remain - AP

New Study Estimates More Than 900,000 People Have Died Of COVID-19 In U.S.- NPR

Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine is 96% effective in teens - CBS

EXPLAINER: Why patents on COVID vaccines are so contentious - AP

Study examines why COVID-19 death rate among Hispanics is so high - ABC

Poll shows COVID-19 vaccine enthusiasm has reached a plateau - The Hill

India's gov't eases hospital oxygen shortage as demand jumps - AP

World hails U.S. reversal on vaccine patents, but hurdles persist for countries in crisis - NBC

Covid: Germany rejects US-backed proposal to waive vaccine patents - BBC

Minnesota, Virginia join U.S. states easing COVID-19 restrictions - Reuters

EU open to discussion on coronavirus vaccine waiver - The Hill

How to prepare for the coming wave of COVID child vaccinations: OPINION - ABC

The Latest: NYC mayor plans to keep ordering vaccines - AP

New Jerseyans still giving Murphy high marks for his handling of the pandemic, poll finds - Politico

WATCH: An Easy Way To Understand Coronavirus Variants — Using Puzzle Pieces - NPR

Nebraska launches 'beef passport' program for meat eating - AP

India's packed hospitals forced to turn COVID patients away - CBS

COVID-19 spreads to rural India, villages ill-equipped to fight it - Reuters

Pfzier to donate vaccines for Olympic athletes - ABC

Authorities arrest man accused of stealing 100 vials of COVID-19 vaccine - ABC

 
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