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Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden ends GOP infrastructure talks, starts bipartisan push
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ended talks with a group of Republican senators on a big infrastructure package on Tuesday and started reaching out to senators from both parties as he strives to build bipartisan compromise while laying the groundwork for a potential Democrats-only approach on his top legislative priority.

White House got no heads-up on Justice decision on Trump defamation suit - The Hill

Senate report details broad failures around Jan. 6 attack - AP

Takeaways: Senate report on ‘absolutely brutal’ Jan. 6 siege - AP

Schumer commits Senate to sweeping elections bill vote - Politico

Far-right Idaho Republicans battle to control party, state - AP

Senate passes massive bipartisan bill to combat China's growing economic influence - CNN

Pipeline CEO defends paying ransom amid cyberattack - AP

Black civil rights leaders hold private meeting with Manchin on elections bill - ABC

Manchin Is Unmoved On The Voting Rights Bill After He Met With Civil Rights Groups - NPR

Listen to the full 40-minute Rudy Giuliani phone call with a Ukrainian presidential aide - CNN

Bipartisan infrastructure talks implode, but Congress still has a way out - Politico

Joe Manchin opposes big parts of Biden’s agenda as Koch network pressures him - CNBC

Senate Democrats missed their window to undo most of Trump's last-minute rule-making - NBC

McAuliffe wins Democratic nomination for Virginia governor - AP

Tax details of US super-rich allegedly leaked - BBC

Senate passes bill to boost US tech industry, counter rivals - AP

Justice surprises, dismays with Trump defense - The Hill

With infrastructure talks in overtime, Dems move to keep government funding on track - Politico

Senate confirms Biden's first judges - CBS

Legal storm clouds gather over Donald Trump’s future - The Guardian

Why the Biden Justice Department wants to help Donald Trump fight a defamation lawsuit - CNN

Criminal "kingmakers" tricked into using FBI-run messaging app - CBS

How Joe Manchin Survives as a Democrat in West Virginia - NY Times

James Murdoch spent $100 million to fund political causes during 2020 election cycle - CNBC

Civil rights leaders don’t budge key senator on voting bill - AP

Biden climate adviser: Infrastructure plan could omit some climate proposals - Politico

'A fundamental issue of fairness': Gender pay gap bill blocked by Senate Republicans - USA Today

Dems call for taxing the ultrarich after report shows they don't pay them - Politico

Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt’s family sues for records on officer who fatally shot her - CNBC

Biden talks reconciliation with Schumer as infrastructure negotiations falter - The Hill

On Biden's first overseas trip, a foreign policy geared for domestic consumption - NBC

Global sting began by creating message service for crooks - AP

As DeSantis takes aim at cruise industry, Republicans step up attacks on longtime allies in corporate America - Wash. Post

McAuliffe favored as polls close in Virginia primary - Politico

Obama and Trump intensify their battle over democracy - CNN

Barack Obama warns Republicans will kill US democracy in ‘series of steps’ - The Guardian

What the Senate Jan. 6 report does not tell us - Wash. Examiner

Texas Democrats roll out voter registration drive amid debate over restrictions - The Hill

FBI secretly ran phone encryption program used by organized crime, global sting yields 800 arrests - USA Today

Fed lawyers: Trump not liable for ‘crude’ remarks at accuser - AP

Charlie Baker is one of the nation’s most popular governors. That isn’t enough for the GOP - Politico

Plaintiff: Up to 20,000 'probably false ballots' cast in Fulton County - Wash. Examiner

Democrats' Improbable New FEC Strategy: More Deadlock Than Ever - NY Times

Graham says family members aren't working due to unemployment benefits - The Hill

'Squad' Dem Cori Bush to Joe Manchin: Fall in line or 'get out of our way' - FOX

'Making progress': Harris declares trip to Guatemala and Mexico a 'success' - Wash Examiner

Kamala Harris under pressure to visit US-Mexico border - BBC

Biden seeks new coalition for infrastructure bill as talks with key GOP senators fall apart - CNBC

Democrats try to pin down Manchin on voting rights - The Hill

Biden administration investigates 'illegal' leak of Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett's tax info - CNN

Senate could expand LGBTQ protections with Equality Act - CBS

Virginia Democrats play it safe and hand former Gov. Terry McAuliffe a primary win - Wash. Examiner

Capitol Police had warnings ahead of the Jan. 6 attack but didn't act, Senate report finds- NBC

Senate GOP blocks bill to combat gender pay gap - The Hill

Democrats struggle with plan to tax dynastic wealth - Politico

Biden urged to renominate donor who flunked ambassador confirmation under Obama - Axios

New York State senator references USA TODAY/The Trace investigation in gun dealer debate - USA Today

Harris rejects criticism over lack of border visit: 'And I haven't been to Europe' - CNN

Biden nominee for public lands boss faces GOP opposition - AP

Alyssa Milano considering run for Congress to flip California seat blue - Wash. Examiner

US ambassador to Russia warned senators that Biden administration risks repeating predecessors' mistakes in dealing with Putin - CNN

Biden’s Merrick headache - Politico

Hunter Biden used N-word in banter with white lawyer - Wash. Examiner

Biden to get warm welcome from relieved but wary allies - AP

Becerra to defend Biden’s budget blueprint - Politico

Shareholders to pressure Thomson Reuters on cutting ties with ICE - The Hill

ProPublica's billionaire tax data shows the importance of closing 2 key tax loopholes. Here's how. - BI

EXPLAINER: Just how vulnerable is the internet? - AP

Senate China bill heads for next steep climb in House - Politico

ANOM: Hundreds arrested in massive global crime sting using messaging app - BBC

Frequent flyer sues CDC for 'unconstitutional' transportation mask mandate - Wash. Examiner

Now we know how far Giuliani went for Trump - CNN

Tlaib, Democrats slam GOP calls for border oversight to fight opioid crisis - The Hill

EXPLAINER: The Democrats’ two voting bills, explained - AP

Polls are open for the post-Trump primary that's all about Trump - Politico

Dominant companies a fat target for hackers and cyberwarfare - CBS

Kamala Harris' mixed messages on the border: From migrant 'embrace' to 'do not come' - FOX

NRA’s gun rights message not slowed by legal, money troubles - AP

Ohio sues to have Google regulated as a public utility - Wash. Examiner

Vendor for House offices hit with ransomware attack - CBS

Israeli parliament to vote Sunday on new governing coalition that would oust Netanyahu - The Hill

Red states are overriding their blue cities. Here's how - CNN

POLITICO Playbook: Manchin comes face to face with his critics - Politico

Fourth man charged after burning down Minneapolis police precinct sent to prison - Wash. Examiner

One of NYC mayoral frontrunners declines to participate in next debate - CBS

Democrats reintroduce legislation to protect abortion access around the country - NBC

GOP reps say Biden admin downplaying border crisis only 'empowers bad actors' - FOX

Texas governor signs bills to improve power grid after deadly winter storm - The Hill

In Mexico, Harris defends against criticism over border - AP

DeSantis cashes in on rising star status with big-money blitz - Politico

Oregon Republicans call on GOP state lawmaker to resign after video shows him appearing to tell protesters how to enter closed state Capitol - CNN

Biden-Capito infrastructure negotiations have ended - ABC

Murder and accessory charges against suspects in killing of 6-year-old boy on California freeway - USA Today

French President Emmanuel Macron slapped in the face while visiting small town - CBS

Biden's infrastructure talks with GOP collapse amid irreconcilable differences - NBC

New Jersey to close women's prison with 'long history of abusive incidents' - The Hill

Trump impeachment lawyer defending man in Capitol riot - AP

Schumer eyes 'backup' infrastructure plan by new bipartisan gang - Wash. Examiner

Why the GOP Just Got Blown Out in a Congressional Race - Politico

Harris meets with Mexican president amid criticism over migrant remarks, lack of border visit - FOX

Tim Scott on policing overhaul negotiations: It will be 'very hard' to meet June deadline - CNN

Biden to launch task force on bottlenecks in supply chains - AP

Taking on tough tasks for Biden, Harris is at political risk - NBC

Union accuses New York Times of unfair labor practices - The Hill

Same-sex marriage sees record-high support in U.S., poll finds - CBS

Lake Mead at the Hoover Dam to reach lowest water level in decades - CNN

How A New Team Of Feds Hacked The Hackers And Got Colonial Pipeline's Ransom Back - NPR

NBC’s Lester Holt Grills Kamala Harris on Migrant Crisis: ‘You Haven’t Been to the Border’ - DB

Number of Asian Americans leading major cities could grow by 3. That's big, advocates say. - NBC

2 senators are requesting travel records of Supreme Court justices as part of a larger ethics investigation - FOX

Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic loses genocide appeal - AP

Morgan Freeman makes donation to launch evidence-based policing center at Ole Miss - The Hill

Senate report reveals new details about security failures ahead of January 6 attack but omits Trump's role - CNN

Colonial Pipeline CEO grilled on cyberattack - ABC

The left is livid over a stalled voting rights bill. But did it ever have a chance? - NBC

Democrats push bill aimed at family that owns Purdue Pharma - AP

Nearly 8,000 people to return to work after state offers cash incentives - ABC

The Justice Department Says It Will Now Require Federal Officers To Wear Body Cameras - NPR

Early states’ GOP opposes Nevada as 1st presidential primary - AP

Trump Impeachment Lawyers Are Now Representing Capitol Riot Defendants - NPR

Donald Trump for ... speaker of the House? - CNN

New Democratic focus groups find many voters aren't sure what the party stands for - NBC

Senate aims to boost tech industry in competition with China - AP

Ivanka Trump 'focusing on family time' in months after Trump administration - FOX

Slew of major websites hit by widespread outage - ABC

ProPublica: Many of the uber-rich pay next to no income tax - AP

How the richest people on Earth avoid paying taxes - CNN

Boebert takes cardboard cutout of Kamala Harris to the border, as VP takes heat for failing to visit - FOX

Man charged with impersonating Trump to defraud - ABC

Obama's presidential library estimated to cost nearly $700M - FOX

Virginia and New Jersey begin voting in gubernatorial primaries - NBC

Big Oil (Probably) Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon. But It's Definitely Changing - NPR

Deputies who killed man had body cams, couldn’t use them - AP

Woman arrested, accused of murdering friend with eye drops - ABC

This school taught students before the Civil War. It's hoping Biden's recovery plans will bring modern necessities - CNN

Tearful reunion after mom saw AP photo of daughter at border - AP

Pride flags to remain banned on military bases, Pentagon says - NBC

Senate confirms first Biden judicial nominee as Schumer promises to move 'swiftly' on picks - FOX

US deploys border authorities to Cancun to spot migrants posing as tourists, sources say - CNN

Chinese birth-control policy could cut millions of Uyghur births: Report - ABC

An Officer Admits To The Rape And Kidnapping Of Sarah Everard - NPR

F. Lee Bailey, B.J. Thomas, John Warner, and other notable people who died in 2021 - ABC

Harris invites all female senators for dinner at Naval Observatory amid infrastructure negotiations - CNN

How Homelessness In California Became A Crisis - NPR

Coronavirus News and Updates:

US increasingly unlikely to meet Biden’s July 4 vax goal - AP

Tens of thousands of COVID-19 vaccines may be thrown out in 1 state alone - ABC

Library of Congress gets health workers’ audio COVID diaries - AP

Judge who reversed California gun ban criticized for promoting Covid-19 misinformation - NBC

White House: 'small fraction' of COVID-19 vaccine doses will be unused - The Hill

Republicans on House panel ask CDC to determine if COVID-19 was in U.S. earlier than reported - CBS

Pfizer advances clinical trials for 5- to 11-year-olds at lower doses - ABC

Blinken casts doubt on methodology of coronavirus lab-leak report - Reuters

An Anti-Vaccine Film Targeted To Black Americans Spreads False Information - NPR

Why Millions Of Doses (From Biden) And A Billion Bucks (From Mastercard) Aren't Enough - NPR

Texas Gov. Abbott signs bill banning vaccine passports - FOX

The coming flu season may be a doozy. Here's why - CNN

Vaccine nationalism hinders world vaccination effort - ABC

Fauci warns COVID-19 variant 1st detected in India still a threat to US - ABC

Top Biden coronavirus adviser Andy Slavitt announces last day at White House - NBC

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