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U.S. Senate Democrats unite, but election reform vote likely to fail

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Senate Democrats united on Tuesday around an election reform bill they say is critical to democracy, although the measure was headed to likely failure as Republicans argued it infringed on states' rights. Read More


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AstraZeneca vaccine effective against COVID-19 variants identified in India

(Reuters) -AstraZeneca Plc's COVID-19 vaccine is effective against Delta and Kappa variants, which were first identified in India, the company said on Tuesday, citing a study. More »


Biden’s Justice Dept may defend Trump in Capitol riot lawsuits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Donald Trump may have an unlikely ally to defend him against lawsuits alleging he incited the U.S. Capitol insurrection: President Joe Biden’s Justice Department. More »


Nasdaq ends at record high as Big Tech roars back

(Reuters) - The Nasdaq ended at a record high on Tuesday, lifted by Amazon, Microsoft and other top-shelf tech companies as investors shifted their focus to growth stocks. More »


U.S. Justice Department to launch new effort to crack down on firearms trafficking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Justice Department is launching a new strike force aimed at cracking down on illegal firearms trafficking, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said on Tuesday. More »


Notices on Iran-linked websites say they have been seized by U.S.

DUBAI (Reuters) - Notices appeared on Tuesday on a number of Iran-affiliated websites saying they had been seized by the United States government as part of law enforcement action. More »


Biden to meet with governors on weather, hike salaries for firefighters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he will host a meeting next week of governors from states in the western United States, cabinet members and federal emergency management officials to help prepare for heat, drought and wildfires. More »


U.S. to investigate former Indian boarding schools, find any remains

(Reuters) - The U.S. government will investigate the dark history of Indian boarding schools, and work to find the remains of children who died in them, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said on Tuesday. More »


Eyewear company Warby Parker files confidentially for U.S. listing

(Reuters) - New York-based Warby Parker has confidentially filed for a stock market listing in the United States, the eyewear company said on Tuesday, as it looks to cash in on the boom in online commerce. More »


In a Mexican border camp, asylum seekers wait for Biden to end Trump health directive

REYNOSA, Mexico (Reuters) -When Salvadoran asylum seeker Liset Ortiz was kidnapped in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez on her way to the United States, a kidnapper found the police report she was carrying as proof of the death threats she says she received in El Salvador for being a lesbian. More »


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