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U.S. judge blocks expulsions of migrant families under Trump-era order

(Reuters) -A U.S. district judge on Thursday blocked the expulsion of migrant families caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border under an order put in place by former President Donald Trump's administration early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More

 

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U.S. grand jury indicts lawyer who represented Clinton campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An attorney who represented Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign was indicted on Thursday for lying to the FBI, as part of Special Counsel John Durham's ongoing probe into origins of the FBI's probe into ties between Russia and former President Donald Trump's campaign. More »

 

TSA bolsters airport security ahead of pro-Trump rally at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Travelers arriving at the airport nearest Washington, D.C., will face increased security in the run-up to a planned Saturday rally supporting people charged with taking part in the deadly Jan. 6 riot, the Transportation Security Administration said. More »

 

U.S. Senate's McConnell tells Yellen Democrats must raise debt ceiling themselves

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Mitch McConnell, the Senate's top Republican, has told Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen that congressional Democrats will have to raise the U.S. debt ceiling on their own, even as she warns of a default and new financial crisis if lawmakers do not raise the federal borrowing limit. More »

 

Pelosi predicts 'what's his name' would fail in a 2024 White House run

(Reuters) - Former U.S. President Donald Trump might make another White House run in 2024, but if he does, he will take his place in American history as a two-time loser, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi predicted on Thursday. More »

 

U.S. House panel to probe oil companies over climate disinformation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Thursday asked the chiefs of four major fossil fuel companies and two lobbying groups to testify next month on whether the industry led an effort to mislead the public and prevent action to fight climate change. More »

 

Biden expects Congress to approve spending, infrastructure bills

(Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday expressed confidence that Congress will pass both a bill funding infrastructure investments and a supplementary spending bill as Democrats seek to infuse trillions of dollars into the U.S. economy. More »

 

Judge won't ease release conditions for salon owner facing Jan. 6 riot charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday declined to ease pre-trial release conditions for a Beverly Hills, California, beauty salon owner facing felony charges for participating in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot. More »

 

Biden says Republican governors are undermining COVID safety response

(Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday directed his ire at the governors of Florida and Texas, accusing the Republican leaders of "doing everything they can to undermine the life-saving requirements" he proposed to counter the spread of COVID-19. More »

 

Simone Biles condemns U.S. Olympic Committee, FBI for sex-abuse crisis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Olympic gymnast Simone Biles held back tears on Wednesday, as she told lawmakers how the FBI and U.S. gymnastic and Olympic officials failed to stop the sexual abuse that she and hundreds of other athletes suffered from former doctor Larry Nassar. More »

 

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