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House Is Debating Impeachment 'At An Actual Crime Scene,' Rep. McGovern Says

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 10:32

"These were not protesters, these were not patriots. These were traitors. These were domestic terrorists," Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., said as the House began debating impeaching the president.

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After Poisoning, Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Vows To Return To Russia

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 09:57

Alexei Navalny said he has purchased a Sunday plane ticket to return to Moscow. He has spent months in Germany recovering from nerve agent poisoning.

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Biden Nominates Samantha Power To Run U.S. Agency For International Development

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 09:28

Power is "a world-renowned voice of conscience and moral clarity," President-elect Joe Biden said of the former U.N. ambassador. The post will be elevated to become a National Security Council member.

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Census Bureau Stops Work On Trump's Request For Unauthorized Immigrant Count

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 09:18

The Census Bureau has stopped trying to produce a count of unauthorized immigrants, ending the agency's role in Trump's bid to alter census numbers used for reallocating House seats, NPR has learned.

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Up To 12 House Republicans May Vote For Trump Impeachment, Democratic Lawmaker Says

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 07:17

Several GOP members, including the No. 3 House Republican, have said they will vote for impeachment. Elissa Slotkin, a Democrat from a Trump-voting district, sees several more Republicans joining.

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With 25th Amendment Off The Table, House Moves On Impeachment

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 07:17

NPR's Tonya Mosley talks to Democrat Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan about the House effort to oust President Trump from office over his role in last week's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

YouTube Joins Twitter, Facebook In Taking Down Trump's Account After Capitol Siege

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 06:14

The move, which suspends the president's account for a week, comes after the video platform said a livestream of his remarks on Tuesday violated YouTube's community standards.

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YouTube Joins Twitter, Facebook In Taking Down Trump's Account After Capitol Siege

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 06:14

The move, which suspends the president's account for a week, comes after the video platform said a livestream of his remarks on Tuesday violated YouTube's community standards.

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'How Did We Get Here?' A Call For An Evangelical Reckoning On Trump

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 05:08

Evangelicals, says Ed Stetzer of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, should start to reckon with their own behaviors and actions that may have helped fuel the insurrection at the Capitol.

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Progressives Gear Up For Broad New Push On Climate Action

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 05:00

The Green New Deal Network is launching with over $20 million to promote their agenda, as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office and Democrats set to control both chambers of Congress.

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Need A Break? The Pets And Vets Of 'All Creatures Great And Small' Might Hit The Spot

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 05:00

A new adaptation of James Herriot's books about life as a Yorkshire vet in the 1930s has gorgeous landscapes, majestic animals, and a welcome focus on home and work.

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The House Is Expected To Impeach Trump A 2nd Time. Here's How It Will Work

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 05:00

The article of impeachment accuses President Trump of "incitement of insurrection" for his comments and actions leading up to last week's riot at the Capitol. Watch the proceedings live at 9 a.m. ET.

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Amid Surges, Teachers Line Up For Their Vaccines

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 05:00

Designated as frontline essential workers, some educators see a path out of "the lion's den."

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India Prepares For Massive Vaccine Drive, But Some Fear It's Moving Too Quickly

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 04:52

Scientists, public health experts and opposition politicians have raised questions about one of the two vaccines the country of 1.4 billion people has authorized for emergency use against COVID-19.

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Supreme Court OKs White House Request To Limit Abortion Pill Access During Pandemic

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 02:56

The case was the first abortion-related decision faced by the new conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court after Justice Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in last year.

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Province In China On Lockdown After Biggest Coronavirus Spike In Months

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 01:07

Hebei province, with a population of 11 million people, has reported more than 600 new coronavirus cases, since early January.

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How House Members Voted On 25th Amendment Resolution

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 00:29

The chamber voted to encourage Vice President Pence to take steps to immediately become acting president, arguing that President Trump is unfit to lead the country. Here's a record of the vote.

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Stay-At-Home Order Lifted For Sacramento Region In California

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 23:15

Over 90% of Californians are still subject to the order, which went into effect in December.

Republicans Lash Out Against New Security Measures At The Capitol

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 22:24

Several lawmakers were visibly upset Tuesday by the new security system at the Capitol complex that requires them to walk through a metal detectors, following last week's deadly insurrection.

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CDC Requires COVID-19 Test From Air Passengers Entering the U.S.

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 19:05

Starting Jan. 26, airlines will only allow people to board if they provide documentation that they tested negative in the preceding three days or have recovered from the disease.

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