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USOPC to Congress: Beijing Olympic boycott not the solution

DENVER (AP) — A boycott of next year's Beijing Olympics will not solve any geopolitical issues with China and will only serve to place athletes training for the games under a “cloud of uncertainty,” the head of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee wrote to Congress on Thursday.

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USOPC to Congress: Beijing Olympic boycott not the solution

Ohio to drop $300-a-week federal unemployment benefits

The state of Ohio will stop participating in the federal government's supplemental benefits program, Republican Gov.Mike DeWine announced Thursday.That program, which gives an extra $300 a week to the jobless, will end on June 26, the governor said.Sign up for our Newsletters The supplement has been available since 2020, part of the pandemic stimulus measures passed by Congress.

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Ohio to drop $300-a-week federal unemployment benefits

"No Mention Of Ganga Bodies, But Claims Covid Down": Congress Shreds Yogi Adityanath

COVID-19 Uttar Pradesh: "It is shocking that Ypgi Adityanath made no mention of the bodies that have found floating in the Ganga over the past few days.Instead of explaining this, the Chief Minister claimed that Covid is on the decline," the Congress alleged, Aligarh: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the Aligarh Muslim University today to take stock of the COVID-19 situation at the university, where at least 35 serving and retired faculty members have died due to COVID-19 or Covid-like symptoms in the recent weeks.

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The green schism threatening Biden's climate plan

President Joe Biden’s ambitious proposal to wean the U.S. electric grid off fossil fuels, already a non-starter with congressional Republicans, has run into a new band of politically inconvenient enemies: Left-wing climate and environmental justice activists who believe it isn’t ambitious enough.Many prominent environmental groups have hailed Biden’s proposed clean electricity standard, the centerpiece of his plan to eliminate all planet-warming emissions from the power sector by 2035, as the most aggressive initiative to shut down dirty power plants in American history.

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The green schism threatening Biden's climate plan

Biden meeting with DACA recipients to highlight immigration priorities

The White House invited essential workers to the meeting to underscore its argument for enshrining DACA into law.President Joe Biden plans to welcome six recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to the Oval Office on Friday as his administration signals his immigration reform plan remains a legislative priority.

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Biden meeting with DACA recipients to highlight immigration priorities

Rep. Greene confronts Rep. AOC outside House chamber

play_arrow Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 mtgreenee Just talked to @AOC again.You chickened out bc you are too scared to debate me about your Socialist Green New Deal.You are also a hate-America terrorist sympathizer.#JihadSquad Members of Congress do NOT support terrorism & shouldn’t be afraid to debate their legislation.

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Rep. Greene confronts Rep. AOC outside House chamber

Kevin McCarthy's staff were accused of hanging up on a DC cop who defended the Capitol from rioters and wants the GOP to take it seriously

Kevin McCarthy's staff are accused of hanging up on a police officer who defended the Capitol on January 6.Officer Michael Fanone described the "indifference" of Congress to the riot as "disgraceful."A spokesperson for McCarthy denied staffers had hung up on him.

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Kevin McCarthy's staff were accused of hanging up on a DC cop who defended the Capitol from rioters and wants the GOP to take it seriously

Bill named after Vanessa Guillen to be reintroduced

It will be reintroduced at 2 p.m. outside the U.S. Capitol.The bill was first introduced last September in a previous session of Congress but was never voted on.The bill would move prosecution decisions outside the chain of command to an Office of the Chief Prosecutor within each military service and create a confidential reporting process integrated with the Department of Defense’s Catch a Serial Offender Database.

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Bill named after Vanessa Guillen to be reintroduced

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raises alarm over security in Congress after Marjorie Taylor Greene accosts her

Democrat’s supporters say she ‘should get a restraining order against MTG’ following accosting in Congress Marjorie Taylor Greene has faced accusations of bullying and even calls for her arrest after she reportedly accosted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the halls of Congress.Ms Greene, a controversial GOP members of Congress, was overheard accosting Ms Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday evening by two reporters from The Washington Post .

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raises alarm over security in Congress after Marjorie Taylor Greene accosts her

Marjorie Taylor Greene chased AOC down a corridor in Congress, yelling at her about terrorists and radical socialists

Marjorie Taylor Greene caused a scene in Congress on Wednesday, per The Washington Post.The paper's reporters saw Greene pursue Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and shout at her.Per the report, AOC mostly ignored Greene.Her staff later criticized Greene in a statement.See more stories on Insider's business page.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene chased AOC down a corridor in Congress, yelling at her about terrorists and radical socialists

The Republicans embrace cancel culture | Sheneman

Let’s check the Donald Trump scoreboard: -One term -Two impeachments -Two popular vote loses -Lost both houses of Congress -Approval rating never got out of the low 40s This is the guy Republicans doubled down on.The previous list of failures is by no means comprehensive.

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The Republicans embrace cancel culture | Sheneman

Congressional Republicans celebrate new CDC guidance by ditching masks

Republicans in the U.S. Congress reacted jubilantly and removed their masks on Thursday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can stop wearing face coverings even indoors in most cases."Free at last," Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said as he left the chamber, according to a reporter for The New York Times, who tweeted out a photo of a maskless McConnell.

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Congressional Republicans celebrate new CDC guidance by ditching masks

Trump v Cheney is going to be an explosive Republican feud

Liz Cheney is the new unofficial leader of the "Never Trump" movement.This first appeared in the Letter from the USA newsletter.Sign up for expert insight and exclusive analysis on American politics, written every Thursday here.As congresswoman Liz Cheney was ejected from her leadership role in the Republican Party on Wednesday it seemed like a big victory for Donald Trump.

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Trump v Cheney is going to be an explosive Republican feud

Letters: Remember which party supported economic rescue

In this state, where the Republican governor, congressional representatives and at least one senator vehemently criticized the American Rescue Plan, funds from the plan that passed Congress with no votes from any Republicans are paying the bonuses to teachers, first responders, prison guards, etc.

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Letters: Remember which party supported economic rescue

Pro-Trump lawmaker claims U.S. Capitol riot was ‘normal tourist visit’

A Republican member of Congress described the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol as a “normal tourist visit” on Wednesday, in a counter-factual defence of the deadly riot that former U.S. president Donald Trump helped incite.Rep. Andrew Clyde, a rookie lawmaker from Georgia, claimed there was “no insurrection” during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the insurrection Wednesday.

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Pro-Trump lawmaker claims U.S. Capitol riot was ‘normal tourist visit’

Guatemala's top court backs controversial NGO law, overturns past ruling

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala's Constitutional Court on Wednesday overturned an earlier ruling that stopped controversial legislation targeting non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from becoming law, in a move likely to alarm rights groups and the United States.Guatemala has been on a collision course with Washington in recent months over the make-up of its highest court, after lawmakers blocked the re-appointment of a key magistrate seen by the United States as being untainted by corruption.

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Guatemala's top court backs controversial NGO law, overturns past ruling

Deadline near to file for enhanced child credit

A key deadline is just days away for families eligible for cash to help raise their children.Congress passed an enhanced child tax credit in the American Rescue Plan, but you must file your taxes on time by next Monday if you want to get the money in July.

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Deadline near to file for enhanced child credit

How should multinationals be taxed?

FOR YEARS governments have grumbled, simmered and raged as multinational companies have shifted profits out of tax collectors’ grasp and into low-tax havens.The OECD, a club of mostly rich countries, estimated in 2015 that avoidance robs public coffers of $100bn-240bn, or 4-10% of global corporation-tax revenues a year.

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How should multinationals be taxed?

"Normal tourist visit": Some Republicans downplay January 6 riot

The House Oversight and Reform Committee heard from former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, who were both serving in the Trump administration on January 6.Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee also testified.Rioters overran the Capitol shortly after Mr. Trump delivered a speech at a rally urging supporters to "fight like hell" to overturn the election results.

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