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Colin Powell, military leader and first Black US secretary of state, dies after complications from Covid-19
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Colin Powell, military leader and first Black US secretary of state, dies after complications from Covid-19

Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, has died from complications from Covid-19, his family said on Facebook. He was 84. “General Colin L. Powell, former U.S.…MORE

Prosecutors expected to close case against Lev Parnas this week

Prosecutors expected to close case against Lev Parnas this week

Federal prosecutors in New York are expected to rest their campaign finance case against Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas this week. Over three days of testimony last week, prosecutors conveyed to jurors a pay-to-play scheme by Parnas and his co-conspirators to exchange campaign donations for political capital they’d hoped to cash in for cannabis industry…MORE

Democrats push Biden to take forceful role in bridging party’s sparring factions over agenda
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Democrats push Biden to take forceful role in bridging party’s sparring factions over agenda

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden spoke by phone last Tuesday and zeroed in on a strategy for their party’s sweeping economic package, deciding that the time has come to wrap up negotiations, several senior officials in both places tell CNN — a sign of Democrats’ growing restiveness at a critical moment for…MORE

Capitol Hill Democrats face tough choices over major economic package in pivotal week ahead
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Capitol Hill Democrats face tough choices over major economic package in pivotal week ahead

With a debt limit crisis averted for now, the Democratic Party’s effort to finalize a sweeping economic package to expand the social safety net will be front-and-center on Capitol Hill this week. Democrats must make a series of hard decisions over how much they are willing to spend on the package and what will be…MORE

Biden admin tells Supreme Court that Guantanamo detainee can provide limited testimony
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Biden admin tells Supreme Court that Guantanamo detainee can provide limited testimony

The Biden administration has informed the Supreme Court that Abu Zubaydah, a former associate of Osama bin Laden who was subject to enhanced interrogation techniques in a CIA detention center and is currently held in in Guantanamo Bay, could provide limited testimony for use in a Polish investigation into the use of CIA black sites…MORE

Ex-intel official who created controversial Trump Russia dossier speaks out
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Ex-intel official who created controversial Trump Russia dossier speaks out

Former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, the man behind the “Steele Dossier” that claimed Russian officials held compromising information on former President Donald Trump, defended the claims made in the dossier in his first on-camera interview since it was revealed in 2017. In a clip from an upcoming ABC News documentary released Sunday, Steele said…MORE

Oil politics animate California congressional race
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Oil politics animate California congressional race

The damage from the recent California oil spill has so far been less disastrous than initially feared, but it has thrust the issue of offshore oil drilling on the West Coast into some of the most hotly contested US House races in the country. The spill created a plume that threatened beaches and wetlands all…MORE

Jon Stewart: Americans ‘still have time’ to preserve democracy
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Jon Stewart: Americans ‘still have time’ to preserve democracy

Comedian Jon Stewart reflected on the state of American politics on Sunday, warning that although the country’s democratic system is under threat, Americans “still have time” to preserve it. “It’s bracing sometimes to hear the reality of people’s lives in other countries as — it’s not to say that warning signs don’t exist or bells…MORE