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Schumer and Pelosi plan to meet with Biden on Friday to discuss voting rights legislation

Schumer and Pelosi plan to meet with Biden on Friday to discuss voting rights legislation

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are planning to meet with President Joe Biden on Friday to discuss a path forward on voting rights legislation, a person familiar with the plans told CNN. As lawmakers have been focused on infrastructure legislation, Schumer, a New York Democrat, and Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin…MORE

Carl Levin, longtime Democratic US senator, dies
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Carl Levin, longtime Democratic US senator, dies

Carl Levin, a former US senator from Michigan who advanced Democratic priorities throughout his 36-year tenure in Congress, has died, the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School said late Thursday in a statement. He was 87. “Whether he was chairing a hearing on critical national security issues or working on behalf of his…MORE

CDC document warns Delta variant appears to spread as easily as chickenpox and cause more severe infection
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CDC document warns Delta variant appears to spread as easily as chickenpox and cause more severe infection

The Delta coronavirus variant surging across the US appears to cause more severe illness and spreads as easily as chickenpox, according to an internal document from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The document — a slide presentation — outlines unpublished data that shows fully vaccinated people might spread the Delta variant at…MORE

Biden tells lawmakers he’ll push for pathway to citizenship for millions in sweeping economic package
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Biden tells lawmakers he’ll push for pathway to citizenship for millions in sweeping economic package

President Joe Biden reiterated his support for a Democratic effort to include immigration policy in his multi-trillion anti-poverty package, assuring a group of lawmakers on Thursday that he would stand by them in their push to see a pathway to citizenship for millions signed into law. “He knows the challenges we face. He’s with us.…MORE

What to know about Texas governor’s Covid order targeting migrant transport
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What to know about Texas governor’s Covid order targeting migrant transport

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott kicked his war against the Biden administration’s immigration policies up a notch with an executive order Wednesday targeting the transportation of migrants released from custody The order is framed as a public health measure to address Covid-19, which is surging in Texas amid Abbott’s opposition to new mask mandates or…MORE

Third Black lawmaker arrested this month during voting rights protests in DC
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Third Black lawmaker arrested this month during voting rights protests in DC

Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said she was arrested on Thursday by Capitol Police during a protest on voting rights, becoming the third lawmaker to be arrested in recent weeks while participating in a pro-voting rights demonstration in Washington. “Yes, I engaged in civil disobedience in front of the Hart (Senate Office) Building in Washington,…MORE

Navy charges sailor in connection with 2020 fire on USS Bonhomme Richard
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Navy charges sailor in connection with 2020 fire on USS Bonhomme Richard

The US Navy has charged a sailor in connection with the 2020 fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard amphibious warship while it was in port in San Diego, a Navy spokesperson said Thursday. The charges are based on evidence found during the criminal investigation into the fire, Navy spokesperson Cmdr. Sean Robertson said in…MORE

READ: Garland letter to Texas Gov. Abbott on migrant executive order

READ: Garland letter to Texas Gov. Abbott on migrant executive order

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday threatened legal action over Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order targeting migrants and urged the governor to immediately rescind it. Read the letter here: cnn.com/2021/07/29/politics/garland-letter-abbott-texas-migrants/index.html The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.MORE

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