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Alyssa Milano arrested at White House voting rights protest

Actress Alyssa Milano was arrested during a voting rights protest at the White House on Tuesday as the Senate gears up for a vote on the Freedom to Vote Act, a scaled-back version of the voting rights bill that Senate Republicans blocked in June.

Ex-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell sues over Pentagon vaccine mandate

Pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell is suing the Department of Defense, seeking to block the Pentagon from enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Seattle City Council votes to decriminalize psychedelics

The Seattle City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday to decriminalize psilocybin and a number of other psychedelic substances.

China flies dozens of fighter jets near Taiwan in show of force

Two dozens Chinese fighter jets entered Taiwanese airspace on Thursday in a show of force amid rising tensions between China and the autonomous island.

Homicides up 30 percent in largest increase on record, FBI says

The FBI's Uniform Crime Report for 2020 was published Monday, showing homicides increased nearly 30 percent last year from 2019.

NBA denies Warriors player’s request for religious vaccine exemption

The NBA has denied Golden State Warriors’ forward Andrew Wiggins’ request for a religious exemption from COVID-19 vaccine mandates, the New York Times reported. 

Democrats see $3.5T spending goal is slipping away

There’s a growing realization among Democrats that their plans for a $3.5 trillion spending package to reshape the nation’s social safety net and to tackle climate change will have to be slimmed down because of anxious centrists worried about the 2022 midterms.

GOP seeks Biden referendum over vaccine mandates

Congressional Republicans are blasting President Biden’s latest steps to require more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as “un-American” and vowing to fight back against them. 

Number of workers saying employer is requiring vaccines doubled in last month

Nearly one-fifth of U.S. workers said their employer is requiring staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as of last month, according to a Gallup survey released Wednesday.

House to vote on bill guaranteeing abortion access in response to Texas law

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that the House will vote on legislation to guarantee access to abortion upon its return to Washington later this month after the Supreme Court refused to block a restrictive Texas law that bans most abortions.

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