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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 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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US imposes sanctions on Iranian officials connected to drone

Washington CNN  —  The US Treasury on Friday imposed sanctions on officials tied to an Iranian defense manufacturer that designs and produces drones which have been used by Russia in the war in Ukraine, as well as the director of “the key organization responsible for overseeing Iran’s ballistic missile programs.” Russia has used Iranian drones […]

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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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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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CNN Exclusive: A single Iranian attack drone found to contain

Washington CNN  —  Parts made by more than a dozen US and Western companies were found inside a single Iranian drone downed in Ukraine last fall, according to a Ukrainian intelligence assessment obtained exclusively by CNN. The assessment, which was shared with US government officials late last year, illustrates the extent of the problem facing […]

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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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Supreme Court asked to step in on New York concealed carry

CNN  —  New York Attorney General Letitia James asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow a new state law that places restrictions on carrying a concealed firearm to stay in effect while legal challenges play out. The dispute is the first time the court has been asked on an emergency basis to consider a […]

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Highlights from the latest release of January 6 transcripts | CNN

CNN  —  The House January 6 committee on Sunday released another wave of witness interview transcripts. The new release is part of a steady stream of transcript drops from the House select committee in recent days, complementing the release of its sweeping 845-page report. The latest transcript drop comes as the panel winds down its […]

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Five political trends that could make 2023 a momentous year | CNN

CNN  —  Republicans’ take over of the House this week will usher in a two-year political era that threatens to bring governing showdowns and shutdowns as a GOP speaker and Democratic president try to wield power from opposite ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. The unprecedented possibility that former President Donald Trump, who’s already launched another bid […]