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Kamala Harris mourns victims of Monterey Park shooting before

CNN  —  Vice President Kamala Harris declared Sunday that “this violence must stop” in her first on-camera remarks about the mass shooting in Monterey Park, California, that has left at least 10 people dead. “I do want to address the tragedy of what happened in my home state,” Harris, a former California senator and state […]

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Biden reaches a vital new tipping point on Ukraine | CNN Politics

CNN  —  The West has reached its latest fateful crossroads over Ukraine. Looming decisions on deepening support for Kyiv’s fight against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s onslaught have been rendered even more critical by a winter battlefield that was more dynamic than the expected frozen stalemate. Time is also fast ebbing for the US and its […]

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Biden honors January 6 democracy defenders: ‘History will

CNN  —  President Joe Biden on Friday commemorated two years since the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol – a day he’s called “one of the darkest periods of our nation’s history” – seeking to elevate the law enforcement and election officials who held firm against the most serious effort to prevent the […]

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Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow won’t seek reelection in 2024 | CNN

Washington CNN  —  Sen. Debbie Stabenow will not seek reelection in 2024, the longtime Michigan Democrat said Thursday, opening up a Senate seat in a key swing state. “Inspired by a new generation of leaders, I have decided to pass the torch in the U.S. Senate. I am announcing today that I will not seek […]

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First on CNN: Biden to honor 12 people with Presidential Citizens

CNN  —  President Joe Biden on Friday plans to mark the two-year anniversary of the January 6, 2021, insurrection by awarding for the first time in his presidency the Presidential Citizens Medal to 12 people. The individuals include law enforcement officers who were injured defending the Capitol, a Capitol Police officer who died the day […]

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Biden announces new migration programs as he prepares to visit

CNN  —  President Joe Biden on Thursday announced he is expanding a program to accept up to 30,000 migrants per month from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela – along with a plan to expel as many migrants from those countries who circumvent US laws – as his administration confronts a surge of migrants at the […]

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Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson set to publish ‘Lovely One’ memoir

Washington CNN  —  Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is planning to release a memoir on her life titled “Lovely One,” the book’s publisher announced Thursday. In the memoir, Jackson, who made history last year as the first Black woman to join the court, will chart her personal history, from her upbringing in Miami and […]

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McCarthy’s bet on Trump has yet to pay off as he scrambles for

CNN  —  Being “My Kevin” isn’t counting for much yet. Kevin McCarthy’s failure to lock down the votes to become speaker is casting new scrutiny on his decision to tie his fate to Donald Trump. That’s because the ex-president’s use of the midterm elections as a stage for his voter fraud falsehoods alienated many voters […]

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Big questions on student loan forgiveness loom in 2023 | CNN

Washington CNN  —  Student loan borrowers are starting 2023 with a lot of uncertainty. The fate of President Joe Biden’s major student loan forgiveness program lies with the US Supreme Court, and it could be as late as summer before the justices rule on whether the policy can take effect. The pandemic-related pause on student […]

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Florida Gov. DeSantis begins second term with spotlight on

Tallahassee, Florida CNN  —  When Ron DeSantis takes the oath of office on the steps of the Historic Capitol at noon on Tuesday, far more will be looming than his second term as Florida governor. His speech, along with his agenda, will be seen through the prism of a potential 2024 GOP presidential bid. The […]