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Biden's Great Society dreams slam into Democrats' tough Senate math

President Joe Biden’s dream of passing an agenda that can be mentioned in the same breath as the New Deal and the Great Society has met a fearsome opponent: math. The Democrats have much smaller majorities in both houses of Congress than when Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson ushered in the great liberal legislative accomplishments of the 20th century.

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Biden's Great Society dreams slam into Democrats' tough Senate math

Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III dies aged 61

Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has died aged 61, a cousin and public officials said. Bam Aquino, a former senator, said he was heartbroken by the death of his cousin: “He gave his all for the Filipino, he did not leave anything.”

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Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III dies aged 61

The congressional UFO report is expected soon. Here's what we know about it and when you can expect it

WASHINGTON — Top intelligence and military officials are expected to release a report this Friday concerning unidentified flying objects in American airspace, sparking considerable attention from lawmakers and the public about its possible revelations. Commissioned by Congress in the December coronavirus stimulus package, the report comes after years of unexplained footage of strange objects surpassing military aircraft.

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The congressional UFO report is expected soon. Here's what we know about it and when you can expect it

US again votes against United Nations resolution to drop economic embargo against Cuba

Biden administration continues Trump-era policy after Barack Obama previously abstained from vote in 2016 Cuba slammed Joe Biden for breaking an election promise to improve relations between the two countries after the US voted against a United Nations resolution to end the blockade of the island. The Biden administration voted against the UN General Assembly’s annual resolution to end the economic embargo despite the president’s campaign commitment to lift current restrictions on remittances and travel.

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US again votes against United Nations resolution to drop economic embargo against Cuba

Katherine Johnson memoir: Her incredible life as a NASA mathematician

Katherine Johnson, with Joylette Hylick and Katherine Moore HarperCollins IT IS rare to suddenly find yourself a household name at the age of 98. Yet until a few years ago, not many people had heard of Katherine Johnson and her pioneering work as a mathematician at NASA during the space race.

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Katherine Johnson memoir: Her incredible life as a NASA mathematician

US-China: Soon neither country will have ambassadors in each other's capitals. Will it make a difference?

Cui, 68, whose time in Washington spanned the presidencies of Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, has been witness to a profound shift in US-China relations. During his tenure, Beijing has grown increasingly confident and assertive, demanding that it is treated as an equal.

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US-China: Soon neither country will have ambassadors in each other's capitals. Will it make a difference?

Members of Saudi hit squad that killed Khashoggi were trained in US : report

Four members of the Saudi hit squad that killed US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 had received paramilitary training in the United States that had been approved by the State Department, the New York Times reported late Tuesday. Khashoggi, a Saudi-born US resident who wrote for the Washington Post, was an outspoken critic of the Saudi leadership, with which he had once been close.

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Members of Saudi hit squad that killed Khashoggi were trained in US : report

N.J. students could get 4 years of tuition-free college under state budget plan

The budget plan, unveiled by state leaders earlier this week, includes money to expand the state’s free community college program, which already funds two years of tuition and fees at community colleges for low-income students, according to state treasury department officials. A sliding scale of additional tuition discounts would be available for students in families with incomes higher than $65,000, treasury officials said.

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N.J. students could get 4 years of tuition-free college under state budget plan

Frida Kahlo, Obama Portraits Project Onto Chicago's Merchandise Mart

The Obama Portraits and Frida Kahlo’s self-portrait will be showcased over the summer at Chicago's Merchandise Mart. Portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, painted by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, are being projected over the 2.5-acre building, theMART.

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Frida Kahlo, Obama Portraits Project Onto Chicago's Merchandise Mart

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Nonfiction 2. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 3. What Happened to You? by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry, narrated by the authors (Macmillan Audio) 4. Unf--k Your Brain by Faith G. Harper, PhD LPC-S ACS ACN, narrated by the author (Blackstone Audio, Inc.)

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The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

First Thing: Obama backs compromise to voting rights bill before Senate vote

Good morning. Barack Obama has thrown his weight behind the voting rights proposal of the conservative West Virginia Democratic senator, Joe Manchin, calling it a “product of compromise” as the landmark legislation faces a crucial vote in the US Senate on Tuesday. The former president said the future of the country was at stake, and urged Congress to pass federal legislation “before it’s too late”.

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First Thing: Obama backs compromise to voting rights bill before Senate vote

Who is Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi? Hard-liner involved in 1988 mass executions at age 28

Raisi is already taking a firm stance when it comes to US-Iran relations Saturday's Iranian election, mired in controversy after a number of would-be candidates were disqualified, yielded the victory of Ebrahim Raisi, a hard-liner who is already taking a firm stance when it comes to U.S.-Iran relations.

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Who is Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi? Hard-liner involved in 1988 mass executions at age 28

Manchin’s moderate voting rights compromise wins support from Obama

The For the People Act does not have enough GOP support to pass in Senate this week Stacey Abrams Backs Manchin’s Voting Rights Compromise Barack Obama has come out in favour of Senator Joe Manchin’s voting rights compromise, following Georgia voting rights activist Stacey Abrams doing the same last week.

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Manchin’s moderate voting rights compromise wins support from Obama

Obama's ethics chief says Hunter Biden's 'shameful and grifty' plan to sell his art to anonymous buyers for up to $500K could let 'influence seekers' funnel money to the first family in secret

Walter Shaub was the Office of Government Ethics director under Obama He has urged Hunter Biden's art dealer to reveal the identity of the buyers Shaub called the up-to-$500k prices for his artwork 'grotesquely inflated' The exhibition creates a 'risk of influence-seekers funneling money to the Biden family', he added

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Obama's ethics chief says Hunter Biden's 'shameful and grifty' plan to sell his art to anonymous buyers for up to $500K could let 'influence seekers' funnel money to the first family in secret

Joe Biden expected to host Barack Obama for official White House portrait reveal, report says

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden is bringing back presidential portrait unveilings. The Obamas' portraits are “virtually done,” a person familiar with the process told NBC News. Trump is working on his official portrait, though, according to NBC News. Barack Obama's office could not confirm the report to USA TODAY.

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Joe Biden expected to host Barack Obama for official White House portrait reveal, report says