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House backs commission on Jan. 6 riot over GOP objections
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted to create an independent commission on the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, sending the legislation to an uncertain future in the Senate as Republican leaders work to stop a bipartisan investigation that is opposed by former President Donald Trump.

Biden’s pattern with Israel: public support, private scolds - AP

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Justice Thomas remembers ‘rapid’ RBG - AP

US spares ally Germany in sanctions for Nord Stream pipeline - AP

Israel-Gaza: Hamas official predicts ceasefire 'within a day or two' - BBC

Here are the 35 House Republicans who voted for the January 6 commission - CNN

UFOs are about to make their way to the U.S. Senate. Here's what to know. - NBC

Letter claiming to represent Capitol Police officers expresses support for January 6 commission - CBS

House Democrats to introduce legislation aimed at closing gun loopholes - ABC

Israel tests Biden's influence — and progressives' patience - NBC

State AGs ask Biden to withdraw education proposals supporting 1619 Project, critical race theory - FOX

What We Know About New York's Criminal Investigation Into The Trump Organization - NPR

Judge rules DeVos must testify in lawsuit over student loan forgiveness - Politico

NY attorney general has been looking into the taxes of Trump Organization CFO for months... - CNN

Biden and Netanyahu face rough early test of relationship - AP

Trump legal risks mount with New York moves - The Hill

Prosecutors' teaming up on Trump Org. criminal probe could be a signal to his allies, experts say - NBC

Lawmakers introduce bill to authorize financial support for "Havana Syndrome" victims - CBS

Experts weigh in on the Wuhan lab leak hypothesis - Politico

Why Ford Unveiling An Electric F-150 Is A Big Deal - NPR

Parents of 54 migrant children found after separation under Trump administration - The Hill

Ted Cruz: Biden 'rewarded' Russia for hacking US pipeline by blessing Russian one - FOX

How journalists can restore trust with the public - USA Today

Why Republicans Still Have the Upper Hand for 2022 - Politico

Defense says dismemberment is evidence of Durst’s innocence - AP

House sends bill creating January 6 commission to the Senate - CNN

Rep. Tim Ryan unloads on GOP opposition to Jan. 6 inquiry in House floor speech - NBC

Top US general monitoring Israel-Hamas conflict in case it spreads to Lebanon - ABC

Facebook shuts down pro-Israel page after it was reportedly targeted by hate speech campaign - FOX

Florida GOP passes bill that would clear way for Trump casino license - The Hill

Alabama woman convicted on federal anti-riot charge - Politico

Hackers targeted SolarWinds earlier than previously known - AP

Watchdog group sues AZ Senate for Maricopa audit records - Wash. Examiner

Parents of 391 migrant children separated at border under Trump still have not been found, court filing says - CNN

Americans held hostage by Iran are human bargaining chips, family says - FOX

The 'QAnon Shaman's' lawyer blames autism for his client's Jan. 6 actions. Here's how wrong he is - NBC

Sanders introduces Israel-Hamas ceasefire resolution - Wash. Examiner

Former officers charged in rough arrest of 73-year-old woman with dementia - ABC

Biden to award Medal of Honor to Korean War veteran - CBS

Ocasio-Cortez leading effort to block arms sale to Israel - The Hill

Down syndrome abortion bans gain traction after court ruling - AP

Ranked-choice voting faces high-stakes test in New York City mayoral race - CBS

Banks say USDA's debt forgiveness for minority farmers will cost them money and could affect future loans. Black farmers call that a threat. - CNN

National Guard to leave DC this week, Pentagon says - FOX

US opposes UN resolution calling on Israel-Gaza ceasefire - The Hill

Israel’s Netanyahu ‘determined’ to continue Gaza operation - AP

McConnell says he’ll oppose Jan. 6 commission to probe riot - AP

Biden calls for 'significant de-escalation today' in 4th call with Israel's Netanyahu - ABC

Netanyahu brushes off Biden call for 'significant de-escalation' in Gaza, says Israel 'determined to continue' - FOX

Republicans vie for Trump’s blessing in Ohio Senate primary - AP

House to vote on investigating Capitol insurrection as GOP leaders balk - CNBC

Republicans fear January 6 probe could undercut 2022 midterm message - CNN

Trump says the January 6 Commission is a 'Democrat trap' and tells Republicans to refuse to comply with it - BI

Liberals to Biden: Ditch the infrastructure talks with Republicans - Politico

Texas governor signs law banning abortions early as 6 weeks - AP

Pelosi’s commission a plot to ‘kill MAGA,’ says MTG - Washington Examiner

Criminal Investigation Into The Trump Organization In New York: What We Know - NPR

Trump lashes out at prosecutors over criminal probe into company - The Hill

All eyes on how many GOP defections will there be as House set to vote on bill to create January 6 commission - CNN

Biden's Supreme Court Commission holds first meeting amid growing calls to expand the court - CBS

House Republicans reveal answer to Biden's budget, say it could eliminate deficit in 5 years - FOX

Biden gave Republicans a Tuesday deadline for an infrastructure proposal. They missed it. - BI

Capitol riot vote forces Republicans to pick truth or Trump - CNN

U.S. envoy Kerry urges to climate laggards to commit to 1.5C goal - Reuters

9/11 commissioners slam GOP for rejecting Jan. 6 commission - The Hill

EXCLUSIVE: Trump officials feel 'betrayed' over unexpected back taxes - Washington Examiner

Obama called Trump a 'madman,' and 'racist, sexist pig': book - The Hill

Trump ditches Florida and heads north for the summer - CNN

Biden dramatically scales up the pressure on Netanyahu as decades-long relationship faces its most consequential moment - CNN

Iran 'dangerous' for world peace by targeting Israel, Bush says, warning 2-state solution 'very difficult’ -FOX

Israel shells targets in Lebanon after rocket fire - BBC

Migrant children describe poor conditions at makeshift U.S. shelters in interviews with attorneys - CBS

Reversing Trump, Buttigieg reinstates local hiring program - AP

Oregon counties vote to secede to Idaho - The Hill

U.S. House Republicans propose $400 billion for highway projects - Reuters

Hamas willing to agree to ceasefire with Israel on 2 conditions, senior official says - ABC

Going after tax cheats to pay for Dems’ spending plans? There’s just one problem. - Politico

Former President George W. Bush paints portraits of immigrants to 'change the tone' of immigration debate - FOX

Blinken and Lavrov to hold first high-level meeting of Biden's presidency as US-Russia tensions simmer - CNN

GOP seeks political opening amid tense Israel-Hamas fighting - AP

Israel says it will strike more Hamas tunnels running under Gaza homes, rockets fired from Lebanon - CNBC

Russian lawmakers vote to follow US out of overflight treaty - AP

Abortion rights groups warn of imminent crackdown if Roe v. Wade overturned - The Hill

Bipartisan bill pushes Biden to act on Uyghur genocide - Axios

Trump says New York criminal probe is in 'desperate search of a crime' - Reuters

Trump spends post-presidency allowance on high priced aides as he builds out political machine - CNN

Kamala Harris keeps assets in tax-advantaged trust, appearing to violate own ethics pledge - FOX

Can the U.S. have "a stable and more predictable relationship with Russia"? - CBS

Liberal Democrats launch late push to block Israel arms sale - NBC

DeSantis denied victory in CDC lawsuit — Farmer vs. Book: 'stench' vs. B.S. — Mast joins rebellion over mask rules, gets fined - Politico

The vast majority of anti-AAPI hate incidents are not a hate crime. How are we dealing with them? - USA Today

Biden moves to improve legal services for poor, minorities - AP

Trump faces New York state criminal probe, upping indictment threat - AFP

McConnell opposes Jan. 6 Capitol riot commission: 'Slanted and unbalanced' - FOX

Advocates push for Biden to use his executive powers to grant clemency for hundreds of women in federal prisons - CNN

White House climate adviser: Americans will 'keep demanding' upgraded infrastructure after Biden - The Hill

Israel arms sale exposes Democratic fault lines - The Hill

Israeli airstrikes kill 6, level large family home in Gaza - ABC

Cawthorn reverses claim he was the first freshman lawmaker to get bill passed through House - Wash. Examiner

Can monthly cash payments cut child poverty by nearly half? - AP

Authorities say Tesla driver was asleep as car traveled at over 80 mph - The Hill

Biggs accuses DHS of 'clear violation' of law by releasing migrants into US without court dates - FOX

Climate scientist ousted under Trump returning to key federal role - NBC

POLITICO Playbook: An insider’s guide to Biden and Israel - Politico

AP Interview: Disinformation concerns mail voting expert - AP

Biden officials tout infrastructure agenda as talks drag on - The Hill

Critical race theory in the classroom: Understanding the debate - ABC

Supporters of Mikayla Miller push back on suicide ruling for Massachusetts teen - NBC

Jan. 6 commission expected to get support from moderate House Republicans, despite McCarthy's opposition - FOX

Dems side with Hamas over Israel in latest conflict: Poll - Washington Examiner

The Pentagon Has Never Passed An Audit. Some Senators Want To Change That - NPR

Biden speaks at Coast Guard commencement: 'We need you badly' - The Hill

US warns Erdogan not to ‘incite further violence’ with blood libel against Israel - Wash. Examiner

Trial begins for suspect in case of Mollie Tibbetts, Iowa woman slain while on a jog - CBS

Schumer rebrands Endless Frontier Act - Politico

'He thought he couldn't be touched': Inside the scores of complaints against one Alabama judge - NBC

Republicans seek to toughen anti-China bill, focus spending on countering CCP amid price tag concerns - FOX

Protests planned as North Carolina officers who killed Andrew Brown keep jobs - Reuters

Federal judge says Biden restaurant fund discriminated against white male - The Hill

Stocks fall in third day of downturn; Bitcoin drops 16% - AP

ABC News exclusive: Teacher says she hugged school shooter after disarming her - ABC

Timeline: Israel-Hamas Fighting Takes A Dire Toll With No End In Sight - NPR

New York prosecutor says Trump inquiry now criminal - BBC

U.S. quiet diplomacy vs. China’s cynical posturing - Politico

Steel trade groups, union call on Biden to leave tariffs intact - The Hill

Biden's Supreme Court commission to meet with key abortion case looming - FOX

US sanctions Albania ex-leader Sali Berisha over corruption - AP

Texas may execute first inmate in 10 months for killing great-aunt. His family is seeking clemency. - NBC

Uncertainty "tends to make firearms sell, for sure." Gun sales are on pace for a record year - CBS

Emergent BioSolutions facing lawmakers' questions - ABC

Colonial Pipeline CEO says company paid hackers $4.4 million in ransomware attack - The Hill

Medicare for 60-year-olds not guaranteed to be a better deal - AP

‘Really dull class’: Biden rips Coast Guard Academy for not laughing at his jokes - Washington Examiner

Biden trade chief faces mounting headaches at first USMCA meetup - Politico

As restaurants raise wages, workers see moment for industry-wide change - ABC

‘I’m scared’: AP obtains video of deadly arrest of Black man - AP

Stars like Demi Lovato, Elliot Page, Sam Smith identify as nonbinary. What does that mean? - USA Today

CNN host downplays antifa violence: 'People get hurt' and 'things get confusing' - Washington Examiner

Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii doesn't care if you think she's 'out of control' - NBC

EXPLAINER: Spain’s migrant crisis in North Africa - AP

Protesters outside Israeli Embassy in DC demand destruction of Jewish state - FOX

Navajo Nation surpasses Cherokee to become largest US tribe - ABC

'Zombie' fires could become more common due to climate change: Study - ABC

Video captures cop lift overturned car off woman - ABC

Pioneering comic Paul Mooney dies at 79 - ABC

Charles Grodin, Olympia Dukakis and other notable people who died in 2021 - ABC

Coronavirus News and Updates:

Gaza’s health system buckling under repeated wars, blockade - AP

Salma Hayek reveals Covid battle she feared would kill her - NBC

House Intel Republicans say 'significant circumstantial evidence' of COVID Wuhan lab leak - FOX

India sets global record for daily coronavirus deaths - AP

GOP House Intel: Evidence points to Wuhan lab as COVID origin - Wash. Examiner

COVID-19 puts spotlight on disparities in women's health research - ABC

Even With The No-Mask Guidance, Some Pockets Of The U.S. Aren't Ready To Let Go - NPR

‘City in transition’: New York vies to turn page on pandemic - AP

House fines 4 members for ignoring mask policy on the floor, warns 7 others - FOX

Kevin McCarthy seeks to vote to lift mask rules for the House floor as Pelosi has said rules won't change until all lawmakers are vaccinated - CNN

UK launches COVID-19 'booster' shot trial with seven vaccines - The Hill

J&J vaccine production could restart in U.S. 'within days,' Emergent executive testifies - Politico

Hospitals may be overcounting how many kids are admitted for COVID-19 in the US, study finds - USA Today

COVID vaccines safe for teens, won't impact puberty or future fertility, experts say - ABC

The pandemic brought addiction recovery online. What comes next? - Politico

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