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Biden predicts states will try to arrest women who travel for abortions

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WASHINGTON, July 1 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden predicted on Friday that some U.S. states will try to arrest women for crossing state lines to get abortions after the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to the procedures nationwide. Thirteen Republican-led states banned or severely restricted the procedure under so-called......

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black woman on U.S. Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in on Thursday as a U.S. Supreme Court justice, making history as the first Black woman on the nation’s top judicial body while joining it at a time when its conservative majority has been flexing its muscles in major rulings.......

Manchin, Sinema dash Biden hopes for filibuster change on abortion rights

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MADRID/WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Thursday proposed that U.S. senators remove a legislative roadblock to restoring abortion rights that were taken away by the Supreme Court last week, a suggestion that was shot down by aides to key Democratic lawmakers. Biden’s proposal to temporarily lift the......

U.S. Capitol riot panel subpoenas White House counsel under Trump

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WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) – A congressional panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol announced on Wednesday that it has subpoenaed former President Donald Trump’s White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, to testify about Trump’s activities on the day of the melee. The subpoena seeking a deposition......

Biden administration throws support behind potential F-16 sale to Turkey

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A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter taking part in the U.S.-led Saber Strike exercise flies over Estonia June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MADRID, June 29 (Reuters) – The Biden administration threw its support on Wednesday behind the potential sale of U.S.......

U.S. Supreme Court allows Louisiana electoral map faulted for racial bias

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WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a Republican-drawn map of Louisiana’s six U.S. House of Representatives districts that had been blocked by a judge who found that it likely discriminates against Black voters, a setback for Democrats as they try to retain control of Congress......

Two suspects charged after death of 51 migrants in sweltering Texas truck

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas, June 28 (Reuters) – At least 51 migrants have died after being trapped inside a sweltering tractor-trailer truck found abandoned in Texas, authorities said on Tuesday, as two Mexican nationals tied to the smuggling incident were charged in U.S. federal court. The deceased migrants, 39 men and......

Trump did not care that Jan. 6 rioters were armed, tried to hijack limo

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WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – Then-President Donald Trump dismissed concerns that supporters were armed with guns at his Jan. 6, 2021, rally preceding the U.S. Capitol riot, and he later tried to grab the steering wheel of his Secret Service limousine in a failed bid to direct it to the......

U.S. accuses five firms in China of supporting Russia’s military

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Smoke rises over the remains of a building destroyed by a military strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Lysychansk, Luhansk region, Ukraine June 17, 2022. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – The Biden administration said on Tuesday......

Trump’s election attorney John Eastman says FBI seized his phone

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WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – The FBI seized the phone of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s election attorney, John Eastman, last week, the lawyer said in a court filing on Monday. Eastman disclosed the search and seizure in a lawsuit he filed in federal court in New Mexico. In the......

Digital World board members get subpoena over Trump’s social media deal

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June 27 (Reuters) – Blank-check firm Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC.O) said on Monday each of its board directors had received subpoenas from federal prosecutors over the company’s merger plans with former U.S President Donald Trump’s social media firm. The federal probe is the latest setback to Trump’s efforts to......

Biden ‘respects’ Supreme Court despite abortion ruling, White House says

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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks before signing S. 2938: Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law from the Roosevelt Room at the White House, in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, June 25 (Reuters) – President Joe......

Biden signs gun safety bill into law, takes swipe at Supreme Court

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U.S. President Joe Biden signs S. 2938: Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law from the Roosevelt Room at the White House as first lady Jill Biden stands next to him in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 25......

Texas repeatedly raises pollution limits for Cheniere LNG plant

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PORTLAND, Texas, June 24 (Reuters) – Cheniere, the largest U.S. exporter of liquefied natural gas, boasts that it’s helping to “improve local air quality in communities globally” because the cleaner burning fuel it ships displaces coal in power plants. But in the Corpus Christi, Texas region, where the fuel is......

U.S. House passes gun-safety legislation, sends to Biden

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WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed significant gun-safety legislation for the first time in three decades, sending it to President Joe Biden, who is expected to sign it into law. The House voted 234-193 for the bill, one day after a Supreme Court......

Trump allies sought pardons after supporting his attempts to overturn election

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WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – At least five congressional Republican allies of Donald Trump sought White House pardons after supporting his attempts to overturn his 2020 election defeat, witnesses told the U.S. House probe into the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol. Their names emerged at the end of......

Biden administration leans on Tesla for guidance in renewable fuel policy reform

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June 23 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden rarely mentions electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) in public. But privately his administration has leaned on the company to help craft a new policy to allow electric vehicles (EVs) to benefit from the nation’s lucrative renewable fuel subsidies, according to emails......

EXCLUSIVE Harris meets Democratic attorneys general as White House gears up for abortion ruling

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WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will meet a group of seven Democratic attorneys general on Thursday, a White House official said, to discuss the defense to a major ruling that could dramatically curtail abortion rights in the country. The conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court is expected......

Biden asks Congress to pause gas tax amid record pump prices

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June 22 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Congress to pass a three-month suspension of the federal gasoline tax to help combat record pump prices and provide temporary relief for American families this summer. The president also urged states to temporarily suspend state fuel taxes, which......

U.S. Senate poised to move forward on first significant gun legislation in decades

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WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of lawmakers released the first significant gun control legislation in decades on Tuesday, paving the way for the U.S. Senate to move to a vote this week, following two mass shootings that killed dozens of people and sent shock waves through a......

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