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House passes bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) on June 16 announced the House of Representatives had passed a bill to make Juneteenth, a day commemorating the...

Biden’s remarks after meeting with Putin, in 3.5 minutes

President Biden said in a news conference following a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 16 that the meeting had a positive...

Reporter asks Putin why his political opponents are ‘dead, in prison, or poisoned’

After President Biden's first face-to-face meeting as president with Russian President Vladimir Putin, ABC News reporter Rachel Scott pushed Putin for an answer as...

Chaotic scene among media outside Biden-Putin summit

Pushing ensued as security ushered out media before the long-awaited meeting between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 16 in Geneva....

Garland doubles Justice Department’s voting rights staff

Attorney General Merrick Garland on June 11 announced that he would double the number of Justice Department staff working on voting rights enforcement over...

Tracing Trump’s rise to power back to the 2008 financial crisis | Part 1

The roots of former president Donald Trump’s power in the Republican Party can be traced back to the backlash following the 2008 financial crisis...

Lawmakers berate FBI director for Jan. 6 failures

FBI Director Christopher A. Wray testified before the House Judiciary Committee on June 10 about domestic terrorism, cyberattacks and violence. Read more: https://wapo.st/3xd4CXI. Subscribe...

GOP governors push voting restrictions after touting their states’ elections

Republican governors signed new voting laws in 2021 citing election integrity, months after they touted the integrity of their states' 2020 elections. Read more:...

Biden hit with cicada before boarding Air Force One

A cicada flew into President Biden on June 8 at Joint Base Andrews as he was boarding Air Force One for his first overseas...

McConnell declines to call Jan. 6 attack an ‘insurrection’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declined to directly answer whether the Jan. 6 Capitol attack was an insurrection when asked on June 8....

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