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What’s behind racial disparities in American policing — and how to solve them

June 4, 2020
Amna Nawaz | The PBS NewsHour
Widespread protests over George Floyd’s death and the treatment of black Americans by police more broadly have dominated the U.S. in recent days.
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House Judiciary panel to hold police brutality hearing next week

June 4, 2020
John Bresnahan, Heather Caygle | POLITICO
The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on police brutality on June 10 as Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders push to have a police reform package on the floor by the end of the month.
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Top Republican senators defend Trump's church photo-op after peaceful protesters cleared out

June 2, 2020
Manu Raju | CNN
Top Republican senators defended the move to use force to clear out peaceful protesters near the White House in order for President Donald Trump to pose with a Bible in front of a church amid the continued unrest in the United States.
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House GOP sues to stop remote voting rule change

May 27, 2020
Manu Raju, Clare Foran | CNN
House Republican leaders have sued to stop a remote voting rule change set to be used in the House for the first time this week, a move that underscores the continuing divide between the two parties over whether it's safe to return to work amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Grassley says White House response on IG firings insufficient

May 27, 2020
Seung Min Kim | The Washington Post
A senior Senate Republican criticized the White House late Tuesday for what he deemed an insufficient response to demands from senators to more fully explain President Trump’s controversial recent ousters of two inspectors general.
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House and Senate lawmakers begin efforts to rework Paycheck Protection Program so businesses can have more flexibility

May 21, 2020
Erica Werner | The Washington Post
House and Senate lawmakers are preparing new legislation that would make it easier for the government to forgive emergency loans to small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic after a lobbying blitz by firms who argued they needed more assistance.
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Supreme Court temporarily blocks Mueller grand jury material from being turned over to House

May 21, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Supreme Court blocked a House committee Wednesday from receiving grand jury material gathered by Robert Mueller's special counsel investigators, issuing a stay while a legal dispute over the records is on appeal.
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Trump expresses opposition to extending unemployment benefits enacted in response to pandemic

May 20, 2020
Seung Min Kim | The Washington Post
President Trump on Tuesday privately expressed opposition to extending a weekly $600 boost in unemployment insurance for laid-off workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic, according to three officials familiar with his remarks during a closed-door lunch with Republican senators on Capitol Hill.
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