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CDC urges vaccinated people in covid hot spots to resume wearing masks indoors

July 29, 2021
Dan Diamond, Joel Achenbach, Yasmeen Abutaleb, Adam Taylor | The Washington Post
Vaccinated people may be able to spread the coronavirus and should resume wearing masks under certain circumstances, the nation’s top public health official said Tuesday in a gloomy acknowledgment that the mutated delta variant has reversed the promising trend lines of spring.

White House Ramps Up Efforts As Delta Variant Spikes

July 23, 2021
COVID-19 continues to sweep its way across the country, putting unvaccinated Americans at the highest risk. The panel discussed vaccine skepticism, the select committee to investigate Jan. 6th, and new reporting on former President Trump’s reaction to the insurrection.
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Audio: Trump says he spoke to a ‘loving crowd’ at Jan. 6 rally

July 22, 2021
Carol Leonnig, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
The former president described the atmosphere on Jan. 6 as largely friendly and peaceful in an exclusive interview for the new book ‘I Alone Can Fix It’
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Pelosi rejects appointment of Republican Reps. Jordan and Banks to January 6 select committee

July 21, 2021
Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released a statement rejecting the recommendation to appoint Republicans Rep. Jim Jordan and Rep. Jim Banks to the January 6 select committee.
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Senate Democrats announce plans for $3.5 trillion budget package to expand Medicare, advance Biden priorities

July 14, 2021
Seung Min Kim, Tony Romm, Jeff Stein | The Washington Post
Senate Democrats on Tuesday reached an early agreement to pursue a sweeping $3.5 trillion reconciliation package that would expand Medicare benefits, boost federal safety net programs and combat climate change, aiming to sidestep Republican opposition and deliver on President Biden’s top economic priorities.
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Dems in Congress lack ‘sense of urgency’ on voting rights, NAACP president says

July 14, 2021
Yamiche Alcindor, Meredith Lee | The PBS NewsHour
Texas Democrats fighting against a restrictive voting bill took their case to Washington Tuesday as President Joe Biden made his push for strengthening voting rights laws nationwide. Derrick Johnson, the president and CEO of the NAACP, met with Biden along with other civil rights leaders last week to discuss voting rights.
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Pressured by allies, Biden escalates fight for voting rights

July 13, 2021
Jonathan Lemire | AP News
President Joe Biden will lay out the “moral case” for voting rights as he faces growing pressure from civil rights activists and other Democrats to combat efforts by Republican-led state legislatures to restrict access to the ballot.
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Biden Seeks to Confront Crime While Supporting Police Reform

July 13, 2021
Michael Shear, Zolan Kanno-Youngs | The New York Times
President Biden said on Monday that Americans owed law enforcement and community leaders “big time” as he met with mayors and police chiefs from some of the nation’s largest cities, sending a clear signal to progressives in his party and Republican critics that he would crack down on crime.
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