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Tamir Rice's Family Is Pressuring The Biden Administration To Reopen A Federal Investigation Into His Death

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“We’ll keep everything going until they give me some answers,” Tamir Rice’s mother said this week.


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We Found Joe Biden’s Secret Venmo. Here’s Why That’s A Privacy Nightmare For Everyone.

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The peer-to-peer payments app leaves everyone from ordinary people to the most powerful person in the world exposed.


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Joel Greenberg, A Former Associate Of Matt Gaetz, Pleaded Guilty To Sex Trafficking And Other Charges

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Joel Greenberg, a former tax collector in Florida, also agreed to cooperate with the government's investigation into other people.


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A Man And His Nephew Are Still Grappling With The Trauma Of Being Separated At The Border Under The Biden Administration

Thousands Of People Protested In Support Of Palestinians In Major Cities Around The World

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On Saturday, Israeli airstrikes hit a refugee camp, killing eight children, and a building housing international media.


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Anti-Abortion Activists Had A Plan To Get To The Supreme Court. It Worked.

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The Supreme Court — now with a 6–3 conservative majority — will consider Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban during the next term.


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Pro-Trump OAN Reporters Are Blatantly Raising Money For A Bogus Election “Audit” In Arizona

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An OAN personality is the founder of a dark money group that is supposed to support the farcical Arizona election “audit” while also having unique access to cover the event itself.


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House Republican Leaders Are Against An Investigation Into The Jan. 6 Insurrection

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House minority leader, is calling on Republicans to vote against creating a body to investigate how rioters came to overrun the Capitol.


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Mark McCloskey, The Guy Who Pointed His Gun At Protesters Outside His Mansion, Is Running For Senate

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Mark McCloskey and his wife, Patricia, were charged last year after viral photos captured them waving guns at racial justice protesters outside their St. Louis home.


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Biden Has Changed Which Immigrants ICE Targets, But He's Still Being Criticized On Both Sides

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“If everything is a priority, then nothing is a priority,” a senior ICE official told BuzzFeed News.


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Capitol Police Officers Begged Congress To Investigate The Insurrection And Called Out Republicans For Downplaying The Violence

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"It is inconceivable that some of the Members we protect, would downplay the events of January 6th," members of the force said in a statement.


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Right-Wing Extremists Set Up A Planning Meeting Ahead Of The Capitol Riot In January

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James Breheny of New Jersey is alleged to have been in contact with Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and to have invited him to a meeting of “multiple patriot groups” just before Jan. 6.


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Alleged Capitol Rioters Are Telling Judges They Shouldn't Be Tried In DC Because Of "Cancel Culture"

This Former Marine Is Facing Jail Time For A Fake Kidnapping Gone Wrong In A North Korean Embassy

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Christopher Ahn believed he could soothe the fears of defectors fleeing the horrors of the Kim regime. He found himself in the crosshairs of international law enforcement.


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The Justice Department Under Biden Will Argue To Keep Most Of A Trump-Era Memo From The Mueller Probe Secret

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A judge found that the Justice Department was “disingenuous” in arguing to keep secret a March 2019 memo related to the end of the Mueller investigation.


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Student Loan Relief Has Changed The Lives Of Millions Of Americans. It Ends In September.

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Temporary relief from federal student loan payments has allowed some people who lost wages to save for a home, start a family, pay off other debts, and, generally speaking, survive. That could all end after September.


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George Floyd's Family Met With Biden, But Their Real Pressure For Police Reform Is On Congress

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One year after George Floyd was murdered, his family and other activists are escalating demands on Congress to limit qualified immunity for police officers.


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“Rich People Gonna Rich People”: People Say Their Wealthy Friends Disappointed Them During The Pandemic

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“It makes you realize how little people actually care,” one person said about seeing her wealthy and carefree friends jet-setting around a world trying to get through a pandemic.


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Facebook Is Resuming Political Contributions — But Not To Lawmakers Who Voted Against Certifying The US Election

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"As a result of our review, the FBPAC Board has decided to resume contributions, but not to any members of Congress who voted against certifying the 2020 election following the events at the Capitol on January 6."


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Senate Republicans Killed A Commission To Investigate The Jan. 6 Attacks

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Republicans successfully blocked the creation of a bipartisan panel that would have investigated the circumstances of Trump supporters attacking the Capitol.


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Fentanyl Is Spreading Nationwide And Will Lead To A “Fourth Wave” Of Overdose Deaths

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Trump opposed safe injection sites and other controversial measures to help stop overdose deaths. It’s not clear if Biden will go far enough either.


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Biden Is Planning To Make Big Changes To How The US Handles Asylum-Seekers At The Border

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Exclusive: The plan could represent President Joe Biden’s most consequential immigration policy to date and fundamentally change the dynamics at the southern border.


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Beto O'Rourke And Texas Democrats Are Demanding An Investigation Into The True Death Count Of The Winter Storm

Venmo Will Now Let You Hide Your Friend List Because We Found Biden’s Account

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Venmo confirmed it is adding a feature that would let people set their friend list to private or visible only to their friends.


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Anthony Fauci’s Emails Reveal The Pressure That Fell On One Man

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Thousands of pages of communications obtained by BuzzFeed News show how Fauci tried to keep Americans calm and develop an effective strategy despite conflicts with the Trump administration.


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The Justice Department Is Dropping A Capitol Riot Prosecution For The First Time

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The US attorney’s office in Washington didn’t explain why it was dismissing the charges against Christopher Kelly of New York.


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A Prosecutor Sexually Harassed Women Across The Federal Government, A Watchdog Agency Found

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The Justice Department inspector general’s office declined to identify the assistant US attorney in a report provided to BuzzFeed News, citing privacy concerns.


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11 Things That Lasted Longer Than Trump's Blog

Facebook Will Ban Trump For The Next Two Years


Biden Wants Mexico To Do More To Stop Immigrants Trying To Cross The US Border

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The White House is continuing to pressure Mexico to do more within its own borders to alleviate pressure at the southern border.


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Biden Has Given Prosecutors More Power To Decide Which Immigration Cases To Drop

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Prosecutors can now dismiss cases for immigrants who have been longtime green card holders, are pregnant or elderly, have a serious health condition, or have been in the US from a young age.


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US Border Officers Are Collecting DNA From Asylum-Seekers Even Though They Don't Have Criminal Records

Congressional Staff Are Organizing To Make The People Who Work On Capitol Hill Less White

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“It's a very simple idea,” one Congressional Progressive Staff Association organizer said. “People should be represented by people like them.”


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The Justice Department Will Keep Fighting To Defend Donald Trump In A Case Related To A Rape Allegation

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Biden during the campaign had criticized DOJ’s effort to intervene in writer E. Jean Carroll’s defamation case against Trump.


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Biden's Task Force Identified More Than 3,900 Immigrant Children Who Were Separated From Their Families Under Trump

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"Our efforts to reunify every family continue," a senior Department of Homeland Security official said.


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Here's How Much Prison Time The Capitol Rioters Are Likely To Face


A School District Announced Guidelines to Protect the Rights of Trans Students. Some Locals Tried to Storm The School Board Meeting.

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When locals protested a Florida school district’s plan to protect the rights of trans students, 16-year-old Andrew Triolo decided he could no longer stay silent about his experience — no matter the cost.


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The Congressional Black Caucus Is Blocking A Black Republican From Joining The Group

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Rep. Byron Donalds, who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s election win, hasn’t heard back from the powerful CBC.


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The Keystone XL Pipeline Is Officially Dead

How ARE You Supposed To Rank New York's Mayoral Candidates? And Other Questions From The Chaotic, Confusing Campaign

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The big undertone of New York's mystery box of a mayor's race is authenticity and identity, about who matters most in American cities in the post-pandemic moment.


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The Random Last Vestiges Of The Mueller Era Are Coming To An End

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A two-year legal fight over testimony from a former top Trump administration official ended with little fanfare.


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The Senate Confirmed The First-Ever Muslim American Federal Judge Appointed By A President

Inside The Microsoft Teams Meeting That'll Determine What Happens If You Get Sexually Assaulted On Campus

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This week's public hearings into Title IX and campus sexual assault are part of the Biden administration’s review of regulations introduced by Betsy DeVos. How much will he ultimately change?


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Incarcerated People Faced Huge Disparities Trying To Flee COVID-19 In Prisons

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New data show federal judges granted compassionate release petitions at dramatically different rates depending on their location.


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Joe Biden Had His First Meeting With Queen Elizabeth As President

If You Have Venmo, Do This Now: Make Friends Private

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Pete Buttigieg, Antony Blinken, and other Biden Cabinet officials were recently exposing their personal information on the payments app. Here's how you can make your account safer.


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5 Republicans Who've Visited Arizona's Nonsense Election Audit Also Went To Washington On Jan. 6

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The five Republicans all say they did not go into the Capitol on Jan. 6, but their presence in Arizona shows the staying power of the "Stop the Steal" lie.


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Two Capitol Rioters Cut The First Deal With Prosecutors With Little Or No Jail Time On The Table

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Jessica and Joshua Bustle pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of six months in jail.


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Trump Wanted The Justice Department To Copy Texas's Failed Election Case But Add More Conspiracy Theories

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House Democrats released documents on Tuesday about efforts by Trump and White House officials to get the Justice Department to wade into post-election fights.


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Biden Is Expanding A Program To Allow More Young Central Americans To Apply To Get Into The US From Their Home Countries

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The program allows parents from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras who are in the US to seek approval for their children to also be allowed in.


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