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NYC voters pick mayoral nominees as city faces steep recovery

NEW YORK (Reuters) -Voters in New York City headed to the polls on Tuesday to select Democratic and Republican nominees for mayor, following a campaign dominated by debate over public safety as the city recovers from the pandemic and confronts a surge in shootings. Learn More


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Democrats hope a voting rights failure sparks change on Senate filibuster

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even as they push towards a vote on U.S. election reform that is almost certain to fail, some congressional Democrats say they hope that defeat may provide the opportunity to scrap the filibuster rule that allows the minority in the Senate to block most legislation. 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. 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 »


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 »


Americans want voting to be easier, also worry about election fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans want to make it easier to vote but most adults also favor strict voter identification laws and remain concerned about election fraud, Reuters/Ipsos polling shows. More »


On 'Freedom Riders' 60th anniversary, voting activists ask Biden to do more

ATLANTA (Reuters) -Activists traveling through the South to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the historic "Freedom Riders" are urging President Joe Biden to do more to protect voting rights for Black Americans, as Democrats and Republicans battle over ballot access. More »


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. More »


Labor, green groups urge Biden to reject any 'watered-down' infrastructure deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Leaders of environmental and labor groups, among President Joe Biden's biggest supporters, on Tuesday urged the White House and Democratic congressional leaders to reject any bipartisan infrastructure deal that lacks strong provisions to fight climate change and strengthen unions. More »


Biden set to nominate union lawyer to seat on U.S. labor board -- source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden is set to announce he intends to nominate a senior union lawyer to the U.S National Labor Relations Board, a source told Reuters. More »


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