Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (1 Viewer)

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Tactical law enforcement officers move through the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light-rail yard where a mass shooting occurred on May 26, 2021 in San Jose, Calif.Philip Pacheco / Getty Images


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'Enough': Biden renews calls for gun control bill after San Jose rail yard shooting
President Joe Biden urged Congress to pass stricter gun control measures following the latest mass shooting at a Northern California rail yard on Wednesday, in which eight people were shot dead.


Senate presses forward with January 6 commission bill despite filibuster threat - CBS

Co-workers of suspect among 8 shot to death at California transit facility - ABC

Where things stand in the Trump criminal investigations - CNN

Why China is crushing Hong Kong dissent - BBC

PA county votes for investigation after voting machine mislabeling error - Wash. Examiner

Biden pick for ATF pushes back against GOP senators — and disinformation - NBC

GOP gambles with Pelosi in opposing Jan. 6 commission - The Hill

Republican and Democratic lawmakers actually agree on two areas of climate policy - AXIOS

Prosecutors investigating Trump tell witness to prepare for grand jury testimony - CNN

Oath Keepers respond to Capitol riot lawsuit, say they didn't interrupt Congress' duties - NBC

Obama says ‘institutional constraints’ kept him from talking about certain killings while president - Politico

PA county votes for investigation after voting machine mislabeling error - Wash. Examiner

Newsom on San Jose shooting: 'What the hell is going on' in the US - The Hill

More Trump administration officials head to K Street - Politico

HHS secretary dismisses reports of unsanitary conditions, distressed migrant kids - Yahoo

Biden's Gaza reconstruction plan faces major roadblocks - AXIOS

Biden faces growing pressure to take action on antisemitism - The Hill

Warren calls for overdraft fee crackdown after blasting Dimon - Politico

Jennifer Granholm sells holdings in electric bus maker after Republican criticisms - Politico


Biden calls for further investigation into origins of COVID-19, 'questions for China'

Defiant Belarus leader slams EU sanctions on plane diversion - AP

Top Democrats jump-start push to offer a health care 'public option,' a Biden promise - NBC

AP Interview: Michigan official warns of democracy threats - AP

What we know about grand jury in Trump probe - The Hill

Majority of Americans support trans troops, oppose trans athletes, Gallup finds - NBC

After embracing Trump's effort to overturn vote, GOP congressman wants to run Georgia's elections - CNN

Feds take down Medicare scams that preyed on virus fears - AP

Karine Jean-Pierre becomes first Black woman in 30 years to lead White House press briefing - CBS

Why A '9/11 Commission' Is Popular But May Not Happen For The Jan. 6 Capitol Attack - NPR

GOP senator miffed over busted deal seeks to block China bill - The Hill

Bipartisan highway bill advances in Senate, offering a path through infrastructure morass - Politico

Mother of Brian Sicknick asking to meet GOP senators before Jan. 6 vote - The Hill

Leading Dems seek input on ‘public option’ health care plan - AP

Biden reveals intel community suspects Chinese lab accident one of two 'likely' causes of COVID outbreak - FOX

Limits of a Democratic majority highlighted as key votes hang in the balance - CNN

Bank CEOs return to Congress at time of deep partisan divide - ABC

Collins, seeking changes, will back Jan. 6 bill on key vote - The Hill

He Fought Trump's 2020 Lies. He Also Backs New Scrutiny of Ballots. - NY Times

Coworkers of suspect among 8 shot to death at California transit facility - ABC

His flight was intercepted by a Belarusian fighter jet. Why does the state want him? - NBC

Elizabeth Warren spars with JPMorgan Chase head Jamie Dimon on overdraft fees - CBS

Top House Democrat blasts Yellen for refusing to testify on PPP - Politico

Kremlin tempers expectations for Putin-Biden summit in June - AP

Pentagon considering telling troops to report suspected 'Havana Syndrome' incidents - CNN

Guatemala to extradite former Panama president's son to US - The Hill

Seeking to Restore Palestinian Links, Blinken Risks New Frictions With Israel - NY Times

8 killed in shooting at transit facility; suspect, an employee, is dead - ABC

Mayorkas defends handling of migrant crisis, claims 'the border is closed' amid GOP criticism - FOX

WH undercuts GOP request to redirect COVID-19 relief funds to infrastructure - Wash. Examiner

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announces resignation amid personal 'distraction' - USA Today

Texas missing chance to avert deadly blackouts, experts say - AP

Quiet Biden presidency confronts noisy world: The Note - ABC

Bezos' final shareholder meeting as CEO looks to Amazon's future - NBC

Biggest U.S. bank CEOs grilled over profits and priorities - Axios

66 percent of GOP want Trump to run for reelection: poll - The Hill

Biden budget to seek boost to the military's cyber force - Politico

White House finalizing plans for Biden to meet with Queen Elizabeth II - CNN

Italy cable car fall: Three arrested over fatal accident - BBC

Yellen skips House small business hearing, defying legal requirement - CNBC

Amazon will acquire MGM for $8.45 billion - ABC

Incoming head of powerful California union has warning for Newsom amid recall election - FOX

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff is hitting the campaign trail - Politico

New round of $1,400 stimulus checks brings total amount sent to about $391 billion - CNBC

Exxon: At least 2 board members lose seats in climate fight - AP

Dems aim to craft public option bill as Biden excludes it from recovery plans - CNBC

Citizen crime-tracking app, funded by Peter Thiel, scraps plans for on-demand police force - CBS

GOP senators appalled at Biden ATF nominee's past gun control support - Wash. Examiner

Bundles of cocaine washing ashore in Texas county - ABC

$6 trillion stimulus: Here's who got relief money so far - CNN

Police declare riot in Portland as protesters mark 1 year since George Floyd's death - ABC

Texas lawmakers pass bill requiring national anthem to be played by pro sports teams - FOX

McConnell offers rare praise for Biden administration's response to Myanmar coup - The Hill

Divided US Catholic bishops will debate Communion policy - AP


New grand jury seated for next stage of Trump investigation - AP

MTG said Democrat should be 'shamed by everyone' in 2019 for comparing migrant camps to the Holocaust - CNN

Senators try to salvage legislation on Jan. 6 commission - AP

Biden indicated he could support $1 trillion infrastructure plan, Republicans say... - CNN

Schumer to force vote on Jan. 6 commission this week - Politico

AP FACT CHECK: House GOP falsely blames Biden for gas prices - AP

Trump calls reported convening of grand jury in NY probe 'purely political' - NBC

Pentagon official leading military extremism crackdown said Trump supporters are extremists - FOX

Louisiana governor condemns police in Ronald Greene death - CBS

Even the Holocaust isn't out-of-bounds in Marjorie Taylor Greene's age of outrage - CNN

MyPillow’s Mike Lindell is turned away from Republican governors event - Politico

Tech company backs out of Arizona election audit - The Hill

U.S. judge dismisses indictment against ex-Trump adviser Bannon, cites pardon - Reuters

Biden to nominate LA Mayor Eric Garcetti as ambassador to India: report - FOX

New Hampshire auditors see no sign of fraud -- as Trump claims otherwise - CNN

Dominion blames 'human error' for voting machines not showing GOP ballots in PA county - Wash. Examiner

Republicans could expel Marjorie Taylor Greene. They won't. - NBC

Trump lashes out after grand jury seated for New York criminal probe - The Hill

Kinzinger calls for Marjorie Taylor Greene to be kicked out of GOP conference over Holocaust remark - Politico

Critics slam Florida's law banning Big Tech 'de-platforming' as 'unconstitutional' - ABC

California's Newsom ordered to pay $1.35M in settlement with LA-area church over coronavirus restrictions - FOX

AP Investigation: Myanmar’s junta using bodies to terrorize - AP

Judge suggests Bannon may not be innocent - Wash. Examiner

CBP to build new 'central processing' facility in El Paso to hold migrant families, children - USA Today

GOP leaders face new calls to boot Greene - The Hill

Nashville DA won't enforce 'hate' bill requiring businesses to post signs for transgender bathroom access - USA Today

Bipartisan pair of House lawmakers say Postal Service is spying on social media - Wash. Examiner

Manchin wants more time for a bipartisan infrastructure deal - Politico

Kamala Harris urged by New Mexico GOP lawmaker to involve Congress in her ‘root causes’ talks - FOX

Third victim dies after shooting at New Jersey house party - CBS

Judge: Man charged with bringing guns to DC had militia ties - AP

State Department unfurls Black Lives Matter flags - Wash. Examiner

Schumer tees up vote on Jan. 6 commission bill - The Hill

'The clock is ticking': Democrats grow restless with Biden's infrastructure talks as Republicans float next counteroffer - USA Today

Manhattan district attorney convenes special grand jury in Trump probe: Sources - ABC

High Cost Of Los Angeles Homeless Camp Raises Eyebrows And Questions - NPR

House Oversight Committee requests investigation into Postal Service's covert internet surveillance program - Yahoo News

John Brennan floats 'financial front' as hidden piece of Trump-Russia puzzle - Wash. Examiner

Trump responds to insurrection lawsuit by claiming immunity while he was President - CNN

Many wait uneasily as Biden unwinds key Trump asylum policy - AP

Senators struggle to save Jan. 6 commission - The Hill

Rep. Tlaib says social media has censored Palestinians, calls for change - NBC

Bill to bar Navalny allies from seeking office - ABC

Meeks introduces legislation to boost American diplomacy to counter China - The Hill

Trump is starting to put together his own Contract with America. And he’s teaming up with Newt. - Politico

Rallies, moments of silence honor George Floyd a year later - AP

Trump is gone. America's appalling treatment of migrant kids continues - The Week

‘We won’t be intimidated,’ and ‘yes, we have guns’: Kelley Paul slams critics advocating violence against her family - Wash. Examiner

Kristen Clarke narrowly confirmed as first Black woman to lead Justice Department's civil rights division - USA Today

DHS chief wants to make 'significant changes' to ICE as deportations, arrests plunge - FOX

What is next for Gaza after the ceasefire?: Reporter's notebook - ABC

Hope stirs as Biden-Putin summit falls on 900th day of Whelan’s detention - Wash. Examiner

Rick Santorum and CNN’s ‘Trumping Heads’ Problem - Politico

Prosecutor assigned to case of ex-cop charged in Daunte Wright's death resigns over 'vitriol' and 'partisan politics' - USA Today

Biden warns sanctions could be imposed on Belarus after opposition journalist detained - The Hill

Jeffrey Epstein prison guards get no jail time regarding his death, falsifying documents - USA Today

Lori Vallow, Chad Daybell indicted on murder charges in deaths of her two kids - NBC

Biden to head to Tulsa to mark 100th anniversary of Tulsa race massacre - CBS

ACLU sues Arkansas over ban on treatment for transgender youth - The Hill

Trump's hold on GOP remains as he teases Texas AG endorsement - CNN

Dictator or ‘Dad’? Belarus leader suppresses all dissent - AP

Manchin, Sinema's plea to Senate Republicans on Jan. 6 Commission: 'Work with us' - NBC

George Floyd's family meets with Biden and lawmakers on anniversary of death - CBS

News anchors say Marjorie Taylor Greene's offenses are 'part of something bigger' - CNN

Murkowski to back Jan. 6 commission bill - The Hill

Defiant Ghosn pins hopes on French probes to clear his name - AP

Key takeaways from 5th day of trial for man accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts - ABC

Biden defends waiving sanctions against Nord Stream - The Hill

Car-free San Francisco streets: Residents debate reopening - AP

White House ousts four Trump-appointed members of prestigious arts commission - CNN

The White House Ends A Stalemate And Moves To Open California To Offshore Wind Farms - NPR

Counting ballots in NYC mayor's race will be faster thanks to software approval - CBS

Mother of Belarusian blogger pleads for help - ABC

Video shows moment Maserati driver opens fire in D.C. road rage incident - NBC

Schumer says Senate will move on Biden's infrastructure agenda in July - The Hill

Activist alleges Illinois Democratic Rep offered him a job in exchange not opposing her in primary - FOX

GOP plan to filibuster January 6 commission doesn't sway Manchin on changing Senate rules - CNN

AI emotion-detection software tested on Uyghurs - BBC

Los Angeles airport cargo handlers accused of stealing gold bars - NBC

Tenn. bans teaching critical race theory in school - ABC

Senate competitiveness bill includes $10B authorization for Bezos space company - The Hill

3 Reasons Why The Arrest Of A Journalist By Belarus Is Troubling - NPR

Why this 14-year-old activist is fighting for trans athletes - CBS

Reward in fatal California road rage shooting increases to $150,000 - ABC

D.C. Sues Amazon, Accusing It Of Inflating Prices And Abusing Its Monopoly - NPR



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Coronavirus News and Updates:


In NY, vaccinated teens can enter raffle for free college - ABC

Dems back growing calls for Congress to probe Covid lab leak theory - Politico

Here's why schools are on alert over new coronavirus variants - CNN

Biden: Intelligence community split on Covid-19 origin - Politico

Republicans call for Fauci’s termination over shifting position on Wuhan lab funding - CNBC

House Homeland Security panel Republicans demand admin provide 'all intelligence' related to Wuhan lab - FOX

China tries to pin pandemic on US - Wash. Examiner

Possible vaccine-linked heart problem mostly mild, experts say - NBC

DC closing walk-up COVID-19 vaccine sites - The Hill

The latest on the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccines - CNN

Graham: Without sanctions, China will never help find source of virus - FOX


COVID-19 infections are exceedingly rare after full vaccination: CDC - ABC

Vaccine inequality in India sends many falling through gaps - AP

Why there's more interest in the lab-leak theory of Covid's origin - CNN

The Memo: Media face hard questions on Trump, Wuhan lab - The Hill

Senate advances measure barring taxpayer funds for China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology - CNN

Half of U.S. adults are now fully vaccinated, CDC says - CBS

France probing whether Russia involved in campaign against Pfizer vaccine - The Hill

They're keeping their masks on. It's not just about Covid. - NBC

Federal government gives OK for states to offer lotteries, cash incentives for vaccinations - USA Today

Chinese state media is turning on Fauci amid Wuhan lab controversy - CNN

American held in Russia contracts COVID-19 after denied vaccine - The Hill

US urges 'transparent' WHO inquiry into Covid origins - BBC

Georgia GOP governor bans Covid-19 passports in state government - CNN

Countries eager to reopen to travel as pandemic recedes - AP

Pompeo-led effort to hunt down Covid lab theory shut down by Biden administration over concerns about quality of evidence - CNN

NBA player fined $50,000 for breaking league's COVID-19 rules - The Hill

 
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