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White House dances around a big contributor to climate change: agriculture
Biden wants to slash emissions by the end of the decade, but his administration is treading lightly when it comes to the farm industry.
Biden's sweeping climate goal comes down to one thing
The president wants a sprint to slash greenhouse gas output throughout the U.S. economy. But electricity is the only sector with a running start.
Opinion | Why Gun Control Is Now a Matter of National Security
Biden should seize on the rise of far-right militias to make an urgent new case for action.
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Trump group teams with Texas in challenge to Biden immigration policies
A new suit alleges the administration is putting Americans at greater risk of Covid by allowing some migrants who illegally cross the border to be released in the U.S.
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California public universities plan to require Covid-19 vaccines
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HUD scraps Trump proposal on transgender access to single-sex homeless shelters
The Trump rule would have rolled back transgender protections included in HUD’s 2016 Equal Access rule, which mandated access to shelter based on a person’s self-expressed gender identity.
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Judge orders third Proud Boys leader detained pending trial
Charles Donohoe is the latest to be locked up in recent days while fighting charges of conspiring to stop the certification of the 2020 election.
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CDC reassigns official who drew spotlight for pandemic warning
Nancy Messonnier is no longer the head of the agency's vaccine task force.
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Yang accused of being 'out of touch' over LGBTQ comments
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'Outrageous': Bank regulator lobbies for Trump-era rule, angering Democrats
Consumer watchdogs have warned that it could unleash predatory loans by enabling "payday" lenders to evade state interest rate caps.
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Senate passes anti-Asian American hate crime bill
The bill soared through the chamber despite Democrats' earlier fears of a Republican filibuster.
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U.S. troops increasingly vulnerable to directed-energy attacks, Pentagon tells lawmakers
DoD briefers identified Russia as a likely culprit.
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Unions warn Senate Democrats: Pass the PRO Act, or else
Losing unions’ support ahead of 2022 could be devastating to Democrats, who are looking to maintain — and, ideally, build on — their razor-thin majorities in the House and Senate in the upcoming midterm elections.
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Capitol Police denies Lofgren claim they were focused only on anti-Trump forces on 1/6
A Capitol Police statement said a top lawmaker took a radio transmission, which said to focus on anti-Trump protesters, out of context.
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Opinion | What the Irish Could Teach Navalny About Hunger Strikes
Martyrdom helped the Irish gain independence. It may not work the same way in Putin’s Russia.
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Republicans roll out $568 billion infrastructure package that Dems have already rejected
It's significantly more narrow, focused primarily on transportation infrastructure, along with some other items like broadband and water projects.
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D.C. statehood approved by House as Senate fight looms
The bill is certain to face GOP pushback, given that the proposed 51st state would be overwhelmingly Democratic.
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RNC chair McDaniel floated possible Michigan governor run
The just-reelected party chair told committee members this week she's considered challenging Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
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'The Supreme Court ruled in favor of scam artists,' FTC chief says after justices gut agency's powers
In a 9-0 ruling, the justices said the Federal Trade Commission cannot force companies that engage in wrongdoing to pay restitution to consumers.
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Greta Thunberg: U.S. fossil fuel tax incentives a 'disgrace'
The Treasury Department has proposed eliminating some tax provisions used by oil, gas and coal producers to help pay for the infrastructure and climate plan.
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Biden’s top scientist met twice with Jeffrey Epstein. It’s now complicating his confirmation.
Eric Lander is the last of the Cabinet nominees who hasn’t been confirmed. His time at Harvard, where he met the convicted sex offender, is part of the reason why.
Stephen Brown and the Moral Challenge of the Midcareer Journalist
The globe-trotting Brown, who died at 57 last month, was a model for the bridge generation of newsroom leaders.
Biden aims for sweeping climate goal — with or without Congress
It's a goal the White House insists the U.S. can meet even if Congress rejects Biden's calls for trillions of dollars in green infrastructure spending.
Pentagon investigated suspected Russian directed-energy attacks on U.S. troops
Defense officials have briefed congressional committees on the use of mysterious weapons against American service members.
Black Democrats urge party to shift its voting rights push
Congressional Black Caucus members are pressing a narrower strategy, focused on a bill named for the late Rep. John Lewis.
To repeat, or not to repeat — that’s the question for next school year
Pandemic-related learning loss means some parents are weighing whether their children should repeat a grade. In 18 states, they won’t have a choice.
Biden world fears many vaccine skeptics may be unreachable. They're trying anyway.
A new effort to sell the jab is focusing on a few things: financial hurdles, conservative media and not speaking down to those who are hesitant.
Opinion | Why Biden’s Climate Summit Is Overhyped
And who’s going to hold China accountable for its climate pledges, and how precisely?
House votes to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi killing
The Biden administration released an intelligence report in February concluding that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the killing of the dissident and journalist in 2018.
Israel says it struck targets in Syria after missile attack
Explosions were reported in central Israel.