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In signing the measure — which resulted in an unexpected day off Friday for federal workers — President Biden called for more aggressive action on voting access and other racial equity measures.
After huddling with his fellow Democratic senators, Sen. Joe Manchin (W. Va.) suggested that he would join with them to at least start debating the sweeping bill. But the pledge from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) all but guarantees that Republicans will filibuster the measure.
The ruling prompted some Republicans to admit their hopes of ending the law outright are probably dead. Democrats hoped the ruling would pave the way for more expansions of health coverage.
Five-year-old twins Ruhi and Mahi lost both of their parents to covid-19 during India's second wave in Bhopal, India. They now live with their great-uncle. (Vikram Singh for The Post)
Perhaps no phenomenon encapsulates India’s pandemic losses like the number of orphans such as Ruhi and Mahi, now living with a great-uncle who can’t bring himself to tell them about the deaths of their parents.
Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000. Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750. They will not face jail time.
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The court was considering whether Philadelphia may end its contract with a Catholic social services agency that declines to evaluate same-sex couples as potential foster parents.
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The measure is expected to be taken up in the Senate later this year and is the first of several long-standing military authorizations that critics hope to repeal.
The move would allow Democrats to advance some of their most ambitious and controversial spending and tax plans through the Senate using 51 votes, rather than the usual 60.
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In New York, where Democrats are navigating through a series of multicandidate primaries, disagreements about polling has sown confusion about which candidates have paths to victory.
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Critics said the Trump-era initiative to target China’s economic espionage has amounted to racial profiling and fostered a climate of fear in academic and research institutions.
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She explored truth, objectivity, self-deceit and betrayal, most notably in the fraught relationship between writers and their subjects.
Parents said they are happy that Juneteenth is now a federal holiday but wish they had gotten more notice to deal with the need for child care Friday.
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The city said it would offer $51 gift cards and an airline ticket giveaway at select vaccination locations.
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Sworn into office with one of the most ambitious visions of any Federal Trade Commission chair, she’ll soon face the reality of an agency that has come under fire in recent years for failing to police privacy and competition abuses.
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A new way to look at art arrives in the city — and producers hope the concept has legs.
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