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With bipartisan vote, U.S. Senate advances Biden's infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Senate voted by a wide margin on Friday to take up a $1 trillion infrastructure bill, as Republicans and Democrats alike advanced President Joe Biden's top priority of renovating roads and bridges. Learn More


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Pelosi wants extension of eviction moratorium set to expire Saturday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -With a U.S. government moratorium on residential evictions that has been in place for 11 months set to expire on Saturday, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to win approval for an extension. More »


U.S. commuters uneasy as Delta variant threatens return to workplaces

NEW YORK/ATLANTA (Reuters) - The fast-spreading Delta variant of the coronavirus is worrying some U.S. commuters who are already back on crowded buses and subway cars as corporate America attempts a greater return to the workplace after more than a year of pandemic disruption. More »


Philadelphia election officials reject 'forensic' audit request

(Reuters) -Philadelphia election officials on Friday voted to reject a Republican lawmaker's request for access to the city's voting machines as part of a "forensic investigation" into the 2020 election, setting the stage for a possible legal battle. More »


Heat wave sweeps Pacific Northwest, U.S. Southeast

(Reuters) - More than 60 million Americans across the Pacific Northwest and the U.S. Southeast were under a heat advisory on Friday, facing temperatures well into the 100s and near-record high temperatures in parts of Idaho and Washington. More »


White House says average number of people getting COVID-19 vaccination shots is up 30%

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Friday the average number of people getting COVID-19 vaccination shots is up 30% at a time when the Delta variant of the coronavirus blazes through parts of the United States. More »


U.S. Justice Department sues Texas to block order aimed at curbing travel of undocumented migrants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Friday sued Texas and its governor, Greg Abbott, to block an executive order aimed at curbing the travel into the state of undocumented immigrants who may pose a risk of transmitting COVID-19. More »


U.S. Justice Dept says IRS must provide former President Donald Trump's tax returns to Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Friday ordered the Internal Revenue Service to hand over former President Donald Trump's tax returns to a House of Representatives committee, saying the panel has offered "sufficient reasons" for requesting the material. More »


In one-two punch to Trump, Justice Dept OK's release of taxes, memo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Former President Donald Trump suffered twin setbacks on Friday when the Justice Department cleared the way to release his tax records and disclosed a memo showing he had urged top officials last year to falsely claim his election defeat was "corrupt." More »


Most COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts outbreak among vaccinated, says CDC

(Reuters) -Three quarters of people infected with COVID-19 at public events in a Massachusetts town were fully vaccinated, a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed. More »


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