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Sentence in Tehran Ends for British-Iranian Woman, but No Sign of Her Release

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman who has been detained in Tehran since 2016, was scheduled to be released on Sunday after five years in a case that has deepened a diplomatic rift between Britain and Iran......

Biden to Sign Order Meant to Make Voting Easier

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WASHINGTON — President Biden is expected to sign an executive order on Sunday that directs the government to take steps to make voting easier, marking the 56th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march in Selma, Ala., which swiftly turned voting rights into a national cause. The multipart order is aimed......

As states loosen restrictions and variants spread, Fauci warns that the U.S. could be headed for yet another virus spike.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in Britain, is spreading so rapidly in the United States that data analysis suggest that, as of this week, it has most likely grown to account for 20 percent of new U.S. cases.......

Democrats Want a Stronger Edge in the Senate. Ohio Could Be Crucial.

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And few states, in the Midwest or beyond, have the symbolic resonance of Ohio, which for decades served as a political bellwether and swing-state proving ground. Now, however, even the most optimistic Ohio Democrats acknowledge that they reside in a Republican-leaning state and must take lessons on how to compete......

Here’s How the Senate Pared Back Biden’s Stimulus Plan

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WASHINGTON — The $1.9 trillion economic stimulus plan approved by the Senate on Saturday follows the outlines of the sweeping pandemic aid package that President Biden proposed, but senators made a series of notable changes that narrowed the bill. While the House passed a version of the bill that largely......

Thousands of Microsoft Customers May Have Been Victims of Hack Tied to China

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Businesses and government agencies in the United States that use a Microsoft email service have been compromised in an aggressive hacking campaign that was probably sponsored by the Chinese government, Microsoft said. The number of victims is estimated to be in the tens of thousands and could rise, some security......

A Governor in Isolation: How Andrew Cuomo Lost His Grip on New York

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Longtime advisers and allies have helped the governor navigate the series of crises. They include two former top aides, Steven M. Cohen, the former secretary to the governor, and William Mulrow, another former secretary to the governor who now works at the private equity firm Blackstone; Melissa DeRosa, the governor’s......

Divided Senate Passes Biden’s Pandemic Aid Plan

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WASHINGTON — President Biden’s sweeping $1.9 trillion stimulus bill passed a deeply divided Senate on Saturday over unanimous Republican opposition, as Democrats pushed through a pandemic aid plan that includes the largest antipoverty effort in a generation. The package, which still must pass the House before it heads to Mr.......

As states loosen restrictions and variants spread, Fauci warns that the U.S. could be headed for yet another virus spike.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in Britain, is spreading so rapidly in the United States that data analysis suggest that, as of this week, it has most likely grown to account for 20 percent of new U.S. cases.......

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