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Democrats angry after Biden keeps Trump’s cap on refugee admissions: ‘utterly unacceptable’ – live

Garland issued a new memorandum to all U.S. attorneys and other Justice Department leaders spelling out the new policies on civil agreements and consent decrees with state and local governments. The memo comes as the Justice Department shifts its priorities to focus more on civil rights issues, criminal justice overhauls and policing policies in the […]

Fauci spars with Republican congressman over when to lift Covid restrictions – live

President Joe Biden has resisted signing off on raising the Trump-era refugee cap because of political optics, sources have told CNN. The President’s hesitation comes as the administration faces heat from Republicans and Democrats for its handling ofan influx of migrantsat the US-Mexico border. But the situation at the US southern border is separate from […]

Defense rests after Derek Chauvin tells court he will not testify – live

Good morning, and welcome back to our live coverage of the Derek Chauvin murder trial. Proceedings are entering their 14th day of witness testimony. We don’t know whether Chauvin will take the stand in his own defense, and we won’t know until it does or doesn’t happen. But judge Peter Cahill’s previous comments about trial […]

Biden outlines Afghanistan withdrawal: ‘It’s time for American troops to come home’ – live

4.18pm EDT 16:18 Republican Senator Lindsey Graham criticized Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan, saying he was “heartbroken” over the announcement. “I beg you, President Biden, re-evaluate this,” Graham said at a press conference. The South Carolina senator cited one study indicating a withdrawal of American troops will lead to a […]

Biden to pay respects to Capitol police officer killed in car attack – live updates

9.54am EDT 09:54 Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine to be paused in US over blood clots Jessica Glenza US health agencies have recommended states pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, after reports of rare and severe blood clots emerged in six women. More than 6.8m doses have been administered nationally. The concerns […]

Derek Chauvin trial: George Floyd was ‘a person everybody loved’, says his brother – live

Mourners and outraged community members in the Minneapolis area made their way on Monday to the site where police shot and killed a Black man in the suburb of Brooklyn Center during a traffic stop the day before. The killing sparking clashes between hundreds of protesters and officers in an area already on edge during […]

Biden to meet with bipartisan group to discuss $2tn infrastructure plan – live

Biden is preparing to name Republican Cindy McCain to a coveted ambassador post in Western Europe in what would be his administration’s first Republican appointee to a Senate-confirmed position. McCain is undergoing vetting to be nominated for U.S. ambassador to the U.N. World Food Programme, a mission based in Rome, according to two sources with […]

Chauvin trial told ‘activities of law enforcement officers’ resulted in George Floyd’s death – live

What sets the paper apart from other outlets, Williams-Dillard explains, is the Spokesman-Recorder’s ability to chronicle history from the Black perspective. “There’s a lot of people that don’t hear our voices unless we exist. So, they can’t understand the pain, or, or the joy that we as African Americans experience if we’re not here to […]

Biden condemns US gun violence as an ‘international embarrassment’ as he announces new actions – live

[A source briefed on the investigation] said Adams’ parents live near the doctor’s home in Rock Hill, and that he had been treated by the doctor. The source said Phillips killed himself after midnight with a .45 caliber weapon. The York county sheriff’s office had said the suspect was found in a nearby home. Details […]

Biden says he’s ‘not open to doing nothing’ on infrastructure amid Republican criticisms of plan – live

A district attorney in Atlanta today that she will not pursue charges against a Georgia state lawmaker who was arrested during a protest of the state’s sweeping new election law. “After reviewing all of the evidence, I have decided to close this matter,” Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said in an emailed statement. “It […]