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Highlights: What's changed in the Senate's virus relief bill

Senate Democrats came out with their version of the $1.9T coronavirus relief bill. A look at some of the major changes between the Senate a… Read more

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With Biden's backing, Dems revive policing overhaul bill named after George Floyd

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act was approved 220-212 late Wednesday. Read more

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Takeaways: Here's what congressional hearings have revealed about Jan. 6 failures

Here's what we have learned so far about the failures that led to the Jan. 6 insurrection. Read more

ON THE TRAIL

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As violence surges, some question Portland axing police unit

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Elmer Yarborough got a terrifying call from his sister: She wept as she told him two of his nephews may have been shot in broad daylight as they left a bar in Portland, Oregon. Read more

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Senate works through night, virus aid on path to passage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bleary-eyed lawmakers worked through a mountain of amendments Saturday as the Senate plodded toward passage of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that President Joe Biden and Democrats say is crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic. Read more

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USDA relocations curtail ag research, farmer confidence

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — More than a year after two U.S. Department of Agriculture research agencies were moved from the nation's capital to Kansas City, Missouri, forcing a mass exodus of employees who couldn't or didn't want to move halfway across the country, they remain critically understaffed and some farmers are less confident in the work they produce. Read more

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As violence surges, some question Portland axing police unit

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Elmer Yarborough got a terrifying call from his sister: She wept as she told him two of his nephews may have been shot in broad daylight as they left a bar in Portland, Oregon. Read more

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Senate works through night, virus aid on path to passage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bleary-eyed lawmakers worked through a mountain of amendments Saturday as the Senate plodded toward passage of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that President Joe Biden and Democrats say is crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic. Read more

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USDA relocations curtail ag research, farmer confidence

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — More than a year after two U.S. Department of Agriculture research agencies were moved from the nation's capital to Kansas City, Missouri, forcing a mass exodus of employees who couldn't or didn't want to move halfway across the country, they remain critically understaffed and some farmers are less confident in the work they produce. Read more

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The Only Republican to Back the George Floyd Police Reforms Did It by Mistake

Police-reform act aimed to ban chokeholds in honor of George Floyd passed by House Democrats, the only Republican who backed it says he pre… Read more

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Is now the right time to raise the minimum wage?

The debate over the minimum wage rages on in Washington, but what does the American public think about the timing of the change? Interviews… Read more

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Conservative Political Action Conference Underway In Florida

The Conservative Political Action Conference is underway in Orlando, Florida. This year's theme is "America Uncanceled." The lineup of spea… Read more

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