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Biden calls out 2 Democratic lawmakers for blocking agenda
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden called out two fellow Democrats on Tuesday in explaining why he hasn’t enacted some of the most ambitious elements of his agenda, noting that slim majorities in the House and evenly divided Senate have hamstrung legislative negotiations around key issues like voting rights.

Feds start 'informal plea negotiations' with Oath Keepers charged in Jan. 6 riot - ABC

Biden unveils plan for racial equity at Tulsa Race Massacre centennial - The Hill

Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge - AP

'Hell unleashed': Biden urges reckoning on day of Tulsa race massacre - USA Today

Texas GOP to revive voting bill, Democrats plot next move - AP

Biden seemingly blasts Sinema, Manchin for 'voting more with my Republican friends' - FOX

Fact-checking Sidney Powell's claim Trump could be reinstated - CNN

Biden taps Harris to lead administration's voting rights efforts - CBS

Pelosi rules out having Biden create Jan. 6 commission - AP

Violent Memorial Day weekend: Shootings erupt across US - ABC

Big Pharma lobbyists launch campaign against Biden over Covid vaccine patent waiver - CNBC

Biden decries ‘horrific’ Tulsa massacre in emotional speech - AP

Trump's back. Here's what his re-entry means for 2024. - NBC

DOJ seeks dismissal of case by ACLU, BLM against Trump, Barr for clearing Lafayette Park - FOX

Democrats set for filibuster brawl amid escalating tensions - The Hill

Biden, GOP senator to meet as infrastructure deadline looms - AP

House Democrats seek ways to investigate January 6 - CBS

Biden faces debt ceiling time bomb ... again - Politico

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signs transgender athlete bill into law on first day of Pride Month -CBS

Analysis: Michael Flynn and the endless insurrection - CNN

Top GOP senator: Easing police protections hurts departments - AP

Here Are The Texas GOP's Reasons For Voting Restrictions — And Why Critics Disagree - NPR

Beijing's Hong Kong office slams intimidation of judge in tycoon Jimmy Lai's case - Reuters

Alarm goes off in GA warehouse with 2020 absentee ballots - Wash. Examiner

Seattle's $700M 'woke' waterfront may backfire, critics warn - FOX

Pelosi floats Democrat-led investigation of Jan. 6 as commission alternative - The Hill

Trump escapes FEC sanction for Playmate hush money, but Enquirer publisher pays - CNBC

Pentagon reviewing policy that could open door to Pride flags being displayed at bases - CNN

Task force launches study of slave reparations - ABC

Despite his predictions, Trump won't simply be reinstated as president - Yahoo

Biden calls out moderate Democratic senators, urges 'action - The Hill

FEC watchdog says agency struggling to keep up with rise in campaign spending - Politico

US formally ends policy for asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico - AP

Pennsylvania police chief charged after threatening citizen over critical Facebook posts - NBC

Fallen Capitol Officer's partner says Trump "did absolutely nothing - CBS

House conservatives slam Biden's 'Pathway to Bankruptcy' budget, showcase separate plan for 'fiscal stability' - FOX

DNC chair: Texas election overhaul measure 'one of those break the glass moments' - The Hill

Here's what Biden can do on his own about racial inequality -- and where he'll need Congress to act - CNN

Florida mass shooting: Video shows crowd just before 3 gunmen opened fire - ABC

Washington Post issues correction on 2020 report on Tom Cotton, lab-leak theory - The Hill

National Enquirer owner pays $187,500 for aiding Trump campaign in hush money deal - Politico

‘Past the point of no return’? Iowa Dems feel hopes fading - AP

RNC warns it will advise presidential candidates against future debates if panel doesn't make changes - The Hill

Chasten Buttigieg on being an ally: "Always ask questions" - CBS

McConnell signals concern over changes to qualified immunity in police reform - The Hill

US Black-White inequality in 4 charts - CNN

McAuliffe criticized Youngkin over 2020 election views, but questioned Democrats' loss in 2000 - FOX

DOJ moves to dismiss case against accused participant in Capitol riot - Wash. Examiner

Graham says Israel will request $1 billion from US after Gaza war - The Hill

Trump Had Allowed Oil And Gas Leases In The Arctic. Now Biden Is Taking Them Back - NPR

Supreme Court upholds tribal police in traffic stop, search - AP

With GOP circling, Ossoff leans into climate change - Politico

Two years before the Tulsa massacre, the 'Red Summer' saw white mobs murder hundreds of Black Americans - Yahoo

Democrat Melanie Stansbury wins US House race in New Mexico - AP

Gorsuch denies Colorado churches' petition challenging Covid-related restrictions - CNN

Democrats’ 2020 defeats haunt them in voting rights fight - Politico

Texas walkout sets up epic battle over voting rights - The Hill

Democrat Stansbury Keeps New Mexico U.S. House Seat In Party's Hands - NPR

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announces campaign for governor - USA Today

Infrastructure negotiations enter make-or-break week - The Hill

Texas Democrats push back against GOP voter ID bill - FOX

‘I just won’t sleep until he’s home safe’ — Family of journalist imprisoned in Myanmar fights for his release - CNBC

Twitter rolls out full-screen ads to boost revenue - Wash. Examiner

A Military Drone With A Mind Of Its Own Was Used In Combat, U.N. Says - NPR

Trump endorses Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for reelection - The Hill

Amazon devices will start sharing internet with neighbors - CBS

Grieving dad of mass shooting victim interrupts news conference - ABC

Biden’s defense budget leaves analysts scratching their heads - Wash. Examiner

Malaysia scrambles fighter jets after 16 Chinese military aircraft fly toward Borneo - CNN

Amazon backs legislation to legalize marijuana - The Hill

White House: Ransomware attack on major meat processing company 'likely' from Russia - Politico

China reports first human case of H10N3 bird flu - NBC

Overnight Defense: US nearing halfway point of Afghanistan withdrawal | Army soldiers mistakenly raid olive oil factory - The Hill

Chauvin makes appearance on federal charges in Floyd’s death - AP

Texas Republicans' voting bill led to a dramatic walkout. What we know about the fight over elections - USA Today

Supreme Court will soon release a potentially pivotal decision for LGBT rights - CNBC

First openly gay attorney general hopeful for a future of greater equality - CBS

Best Buy CEO: These 4 challenges are why it's hard to hire workers right now - CNN

Democrats fend off defund-the-police attack with win in New Mexico - Wash. Examiner

Nikki Fried, only statewide elected Democrat in Florida, launches challenge to DeSantis - The Hill

Pot users welcome: Amazon won’t test jobseekers for cannabis - AP

Bangladesh police arrest notorious poacher 'Tiger Habib' after he slaughters 70 endangered Bengals - Telegraph

Black-led nonprofit receives 'reparations payment' from slaveholder's descendant - ABC

Biden takes a stand on worker classification - Politico

Oregon State Senate votes to recognize Juneteenth as an official holiday - USA Today

Firefighter kills colleague, wounds another at fire station - AP

Congress is moving on infrastructure. How will the White House react? - Politico

A Video Shows A Man Suddenly Hitting An Asian Woman In NYC's Chinatown - NPR

In a diversifying Virginia suburb, a fight over equity in schools spirals out of control - NBC

Man Who 'Specializes in Killing Asian People' Arrested After Assaulting Asian Cop in SF - NS

Vatican laws changed to toughen sexual abuse punishment - BBC

Krispy Kreme gives away 1.5 million doughnuts to vaccinated Americans - CBS

Supreme Court justice denies Colorado churches' challenge to lockdown authority - The Hill

In Brazil's Amazon, rivers rise to record levels - ABC

A U.S. privacy law seemed possible this Congress. Now, prospects are fading fast. - Politico

Smugglers caught in Texas trying to transport 50 migrants hidden inside gas tanker - Wash. Examiner

Judge tosses lawsuit from ex-Marine who was jailed in Iran -AP

Cardona set to start overhauling higher ed rules - Politico

Biden delivers remarks on Tulsa Race Massacre after meeting with survivors - ABC

FBI agent charged with attempted murder in 2020 shooting - ABC

California teen girl fights off a bear attacking her dogs - BBC

'We need to stop CRT, period': Black father and daughter go viral slamming critical race theory - Wash. Examiner

Meat producer JBS says expects most plants working Wednesday - AP

DOJ dismissing Capitol riot case for first time - The Hill

Partner of British billionaire’s son arrested in fatal shooting of Belize policeman - ABC

Justices reject Johnson & Johnson appeal of $2B talc verdict - AP

Law enforcement group demands Amazon to stop selling ‘Blue Lives Murder’ apparel - Wash. Examiner

Meat producer JBS hit by ransomware attack - ABC

Coronavirus News and Updates:

COVID-19 vaccines safe and effective for pregnant people, NIH director says - ABC

New Mexico offers largest single vaccination prize - ABC

Moderna requests full FDA approval for COVID-19 vaccine - CBSLas Vegas is ready to roll the dice on pre-pandemic normalcy - CNN

‘Our society is totally nuts’: Fauci emails lift lid on life in eye of the Covid storm - The Guardian

New study reveals success of hydroxychloroquine as COVID treatment - FOX

Covid: China's Sinovac vaccine gets WHO emergency approval - BBC

Fact check: Fauci didn't say half of CDC, FDA employees refused COVID-19 vaccine - USA Today

Wuhan researcher thanked Fauci for downplaying lab hypothesis - Wash. Examiner

Now proven against coronavirus, mRNA can do so much more - CNN

Children face vaccine equity challenges now, too - Politico

Despite vaccines, nursing homes still struggle with Covid outbreaks, deaths - NBC

Latin America desperate for COVID vaccines amid Blinken's 1st trip to region - ABC

Fauci has not been ‘exactly honest,’ questions on Wuhan lab funding must be answered: Mace - FOX

Kevin Washington, YMCA's president and CEO, says he's "happy" with CDC's guidelines for children - CBS

Critics slam Fauci after book announcement - Wash. Examiner

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