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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday the House will create a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. ABC
VOA VIEW: A bias left leaning committee.
A Massachusetts town has approved creating a fund to pay reparations to Black residents ABC
VOA VIEW: A foolish idea.
India Walton, 38, defeated a four-term incumbent in Tuesday's Democratic mayoral primary in Buffalo, New York. Is she part of a movement, or just a blip? ABC
VOA VIEW: Sad for the city, state and country.
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China unveiled ambitious plans to send humans to Mars and build a base on the red planet at a space exploration conference this week. ABC
VOA VIEW: China is trying to stake claim on parts of Mars.
The Biden administration says it's barring from the U.S. market Chinese-made materials that are used in solar panels ABC
VOA VIEW: Good, if it come to fruition.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved a 30-day extension to the eviction moratorium, prohibiting the eviction of renter unable to make payments. ABC
VOA VIEW: The CDC has no authority to take this extreme measure.
A group of bipartisan senators and President Biden said Thursday they had reached a $1.2 trillion framework infrastructure deal, ABC
VOA VIEW: Seeing is believing.
At least one person is confirmed dead after much of a multi-story condominium building collapsed into a huge pile of rubble in Surfside, near Miami Beach, authorities said. CBS
A New York appeals court said there is "uncontroverted evidence" he made false statements about the election. CBS
VOA VIEW: Wild - without a trial.
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A Florida judge is the latest to block funding designed to help Black farmers pay off their longstanding USDA loans. CBS
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
A growing number of states are introducing legislation to limit how public school teachers can teach about issues of race and sexism in the classroom. So far 25 states have taken steps to limit discussions on racism and sexism, or introduced bills recently to restrict teaching on critical race theory. Jericka Duncan spoke to a teacher in Tennessee about how a new law there could impact how she teaches, and she spoke to a Republican lawmaker who co-sponsored the bill. CBS
Some wealthy individuals amassed hundreds of millions — or even billions — of dollars in tax-sheltered Roth individual retirement accounts, a new report finds. CNBC
The increased investment in cybersecurity follows a steady drumbeat of ransomware attacks that have directly impacted Americans and hampered services. CNBC
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CNN's SE Cupp says the GOP and right-wing media are using critical race theory as a "boogeyman" to stir up voters. CNN
VOA VIEW: CRT is a real tragedy.
The San Diego County District Attorney's Office is warning residents about fatal fentanyl overdoses in the Southern California city. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Liberal areas are more subjected to illegal drugs.
President Joe Biden announced Thursday afternoon that he reached an agreement with a bipartisan group of senators on a deal to pass a major infrastructure package in Congress. UPI
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The Commerce Department said in an update Thursday that the overall U.S. economy grew by more than 6% between January and April -- the second-best mark of the COVID-19 era, and unchanged from the first two estimates. UPI
VOA VIEW: If true, nothing done by Biden efforts.
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An effort by congressional Democrats to rewrite U.S. election and voting laws stalled in the Senate Tuesday, blocked by a wall of Republican opposition. The bill, known as the For the People Act, represented a breathtaking federal infringement on states’ authority to conduct their own elections without fraud — and one meant to ultimately benefit Democrats, Republicans have argued.
It failed on a 50-50 vote after Republicans, some of whom derided the bill as the “Screw the People Act,” denied Democrats the 60 votes needed to begin debate. Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the chamber as the bill failed. The rejection forces Democrats to reckon with what comes next for their top legislative priority in a narrowly divided Senate. They’ve touted the measure as a powerful counterweight to scores of proposals advancing in GOP-controlled statehouses making it more difficult to vote. “This is a battle for the soul of America,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. “We will keep fighting until we succeed.”
After the vote, President Biden released a statement that said, “Unfortunately, a Democratic stand to protect our democracy met a solid Republican wall of opposition. If the vote was 50/50, how can there be a wall of opposition? The Dems were solid for the vote. Schumer, Pelosi and Biden are the real obstructionists.