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Susan Collins says Trump shouldn't testify to Jan. 6 panel, criticizes it as 'partisan'

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of the GOP members of the House’s January 6 committee, leaned into the idea Rep. Kevin ...
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AOC blames Democrats for letting eviction moratorium expire, says Biden wasn't 'forthright'

‘We cannot in good faith blame House Republicans when Democrats have the majority,’ New York Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday.      ...
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Alexander Vindman, the White House staffer who sparked Trump's 1st impeachment, tells his story

When Alexander Vindman was preparing to testify at the first impeachment hearing, he faced intense pushback from a Trump supporter: ...
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How to handle a firestorm: Alexander Vindman offered advice to Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn

Vindman and Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn have had several conversations since Dunn testified about racial slurs hurled at him by the Jan ...
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Alexander Vindman, NSC staffer who sparked Trump's first impeachment, tells his story

In “Here, right matters,” retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman talks about reporting Trump’s infamous Ukraine call, and the cost to ...
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Leftist propaganda or engaging class? The debate over 'action civics' school projects

Is ‘action civics’ preparing students for lifetimes of civic involvement? Or does it pressure conservative students to lobby for liberal ...
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'Just say that the election was corrupt': Handwritten notes show Trump pushed DOJ to back voter fraud claims

Handwritten notes released Friday show Donald Trump instructed Justice Department leadership to back false claims that the election was stolen ...
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Rep. Madison Cawthorn tried to board plane with gun; could face fine, status loss

After an incident February at the Asheville airport, Republican Cawthorn will likely face fines and a loss of any special ...
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Florida Gov. DeSantis signs executive order making masks in schools optional

As COVID cases – led by the delta variant – surge, DeSantis issued an executive order to make face masks ...
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'But does that translate into jobs?': States cut taxes, avoid rate hikes after Biden's COVID relief plan

States are cutting income taxes while also using billions of dollars in direct aid to avoid hiking targeted taxes on ...
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DOJ sues Texas, Gov. Abbott over executive order restricting transportation of migrants

The Department of Justice complaint says Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order “directly interferes with the administration of federal immigration law.” ...
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Congress fails to extend eviction moratorium, despite last-minute effort

The bill would have extended the eviction freeze until Oct. 18, which is when the public health emergency declaration for ...
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Biden announces second round of sanctions against Cubans after protest crackdowns

Announcing a second round of sanctions against Cubans, President Joe Biden said there will be more unless there’s a “drastic ...
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Biden Administration has started flying some migrants back to home country as part of new expedited removal policy

Flights began Friday for some families who arrived at the border who could not be expelled under Title 42, but ...
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House Republicans stage protest in Capitol over new COVID-19 mask rules

A group of House Republicans marched to the Senate floor Thursday to protest the new House mask mandate imposed by ...
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Business

Unicorns are ready for a haircut

The digitization of your haircut may not have been on your 2020 bucket list, but 2021 has an even more surprising line item: Tech-powered barbershops ...
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The pandemic effect is slowing

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by what the weekday Exchange column digs into, but free, and made for ...
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This Week in Apps: Instagram restricts teens’ accounts, Elon Musk criticizes App Store fees, Google Play’s new policies

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app ...
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