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Malala Yousafzai meets with Blinken, calls on US to take action for Afghan women and girls
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Malala Yousafzai meets with Blinken, calls on US to take action for Afghan women and girls

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai met Monday with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and called on the United States to take action to ensure that Afghan girls and women are able to return to the classroom and the workplace in the wake of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for…READ MORE

DOJ sues Texas, saying GOP-approved redistricting maps discriminate against Latinos and Blacks
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DOJ sues Texas, saying GOP-approved redistricting maps discriminate against Latinos and Blacks

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday challenging legislative maps adopted by Texas Republicans in recent weeks that it says fail to recognize growth in the Latino population and discriminate against Black voters. The lawsuit alleges that the redistricting plan drawn by Texas lawmakers violates the Voting Rights Act. “The complaint we filed today alleges…READ MORE

White House announces US diplomatic boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing
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White House announces US diplomatic boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

The Biden administration will not send any diplomatic representatives to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing as a statement against Chinese human rights abuses in Xinjiang, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Monday. Psaki said the administration was sending a “clear message” that the human rights abuses in China mean there cannot be “business…READ MORE

Schumer details plan to pass Biden bill by Christmas amid growing skepticism about timeline
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Schumer details plan to pass Biden bill by Christmas amid growing skepticism about timeline

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is still insisting that President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill can pass his chamber by Christmas — even as doubts grow that such a timeline is achievable given the procedures of the Senate and the lingering differences among Democrats. In a letter to his caucus Monday, the Senate Democratic…READ MORE

Biden says he wants his social safety net bill passed ‘as early as we can get it’ as negotiations drag on
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Biden says he wants his social safety net bill passed ‘as early as we can get it’ as negotiations drag on

President Joe Biden said on Monday that he wants his Build Back Better bill to pass the Senate as “early” as possible but that he’s dedicated to getting it passed regardless of how long it takes. When asked whether the bill will pass the Senate by Christmas, as had originally been the Democratic goal, Biden…READ MORE

David Perdue officially announces run for governor in Georgia, setting up primary challenge to Brian Kemp
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David Perdue officially announces run for governor in Georgia, setting up primary challenge to Brian Kemp

Former US Sen. David Perdue officially announced his run for governor of Georgia on Monday. “I’m running for governor to make sure Stacey Abrams is never governor of Georgia,” Perdue said in a video posted on his campaign website. The move sets up a primary clash between Perdue and GOP Gov. Brian Kemp, who has…READ MORE

Biden readying sanctions against Putin’s inner circle ahead of this week’s key call
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Biden readying sanctions against Putin’s inner circle ahead of this week’s key call

US officials are currently weighing a wide set of sanctions on Russia meant to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin from launching an invasion into Ukraine, according to people familiar with the discussions. They include new actions against members of Putin’s inner circle and on Russian energy producers, and one potential “nuclear option” — disconnecting Russia…READ MORE

January 6 committee postpones depositions with Michael Flynn and Trump’s personal assistant
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January 6 committee postpones depositions with Michael Flynn and Trump’s personal assistant

One-time Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and the former President’s personal assistant, who were scheduled to be deposed by a congressional committee Monday, have been granted short postponements, a committee aide tells CNN. The depositions were postponed as Flynn and Nicholas Luna “engage” with House select committee’s investigation into January 6, the aide said.…READ MORE

Here’s what pleading the Fifth is and what it means for the January 6 committee

Here’s what pleading the Fifth is and what it means for the January 6 committee

The January 6 committee is facing a new challenge as multiple people it has subpoenaed signal their intentions to invoke Fifth Amendment protections ahead of their testimony. Such a move from former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark and conservative lawyer John Eastman places them in a long line of officials who “took the Fifth” when…READ MORE