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House could vote on stopgap funding bill to avert shutdown Wednesday

House could vote on stopgap funding bill to avert shutdown Wednesday

The House of Representatives could vote as soon as Wednesday to approve a stopgap measure to prevent a government shutdown at the end of the week when funding runs out Friday at midnight. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, told reporters on Tuesday that he plans to bring a stopgap funding bill, known…MORE

Secretary of State Antony Blinken to meet with Russian foreign minister Thursday

Secretary of State Antony Blinken to meet with Russian foreign minister Thursday

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday in Stockholm, according to a State Department official. Blinken will meet also meet with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on the margins of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council meeting, the official said. Blinken…MORE

Biden will mark World AIDS Day with new national HIV/AIDS strategy

Biden will mark World AIDS Day with new national HIV/AIDS strategy

President Joe Biden will mark World AIDS Day on Wednesday by unveiling a new national HIV/AIDS strategy with the goal of ending the HIV epidemic by 2030, a senior administration official told CNN. The strategy — something Biden had promised on the campaign trail — will provide a “framework and direction for the administration’s policies,…MORE

Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks and the future of Roe v. Wade
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Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks and the future of Roe v. Wade

The conservative-leaning Supreme Court will take up the most important abortion case in 30 years Wednesday as the justices consider Mississippi’s request to overturn Roe v. Wade and uphold a state law that bars the procedure 15 weeks after conception. The dispute represents the culmination of a decades-long effort on the part of critics of…MORE

Roe and Casey: The two abortion precedents the Supreme Court may overturn
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Roe and Casey: The two abortion precedents the Supreme Court may overturn

When the Supreme Court hears a constitutional challenge on Wednesday to a Mississippi ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, the justices will start with the two seminal decisions that secured the abortion right for women. The decisions, in 1973 and 1992, laid down constitutional markers while describing in powerful terms the difficult issues…MORE

City Councilman Andre Dickens will become Atlanta’s next mayor, CNN projects
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City Councilman Andre Dickens will become Atlanta’s next mayor, CNN projects

City Councilman Andre Dickens will become Atlanta’s next mayor, CNN projects, defeating City Council President Felicia Moore in a runoff election to determine who will hold the city’s top post. Dickens and Moore had advanced to the runoff after no candidate in a wide field received a majority of the vote earlier this month. The…MORE

FBI seized roughly $2.3 million in cryptocurrency tied to ransomware attacks
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FBI seized roughly $2.3 million in cryptocurrency tied to ransomware attacks

US law enforcement officials in August seized roughly $2.3 million in cryptocurrency tied to ransomware attacks committed by a Russian resident, according to a court document unsealed Tuesday. Aleksandr Sikerin, whose last known address was in St. Petersburg, Russia, is affiliated with a notorious ransomware gang known as REvil that has cost US businesses millions…MORE

January 6 committee uses recent deposition to justify plan to refer former top Trump DOJ official for criminal contempt
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January 6 committee uses recent deposition to justify plan to refer former top Trump DOJ official for criminal contempt

The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol is using Jeffrey Clark‘s refusal to answer questions during a recent deposition and failure to hand over subpoenaed documents to the panel to justify its plan to refer the former top Department of Justice official for criminal contempt of Congress. The committee’s…MORE

GOP feud simmers despite McCarthy’s warning, causing concerns over 2022 prospects
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GOP feud simmers despite McCarthy’s warning, causing concerns over 2022 prospects

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy summoned GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Nancy Mace for separate meetings Tuesday night, wanting to deliver a simple message amid their bitter and public feud: “Stop it.” His message didn’t seem to take hold. Emerging from her meeting, Greene told CNN that both she and former President Donald Trump…MORE