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Trump had ‘direct and personal role’ in pushing states to overturn Biden win, Jan. 6 panel says

Emotional Bowers says threats, harassment were ‘disturbing’ Rusty Bowers, Arizona House Speaker, speaks during the fourth hearing by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC, on June 21, 2022. Mandel Ngan | Afp | Getty Images Bowers teared up …

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Texas top cop: Uvalde police response an ‘abject failure’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Law enforcement authorities had enough officers on the scene of the Uvalde school massacre to have stopped the gunman three minutes after he entered the building, and they never checked a classroom door to see if it was locked, the Texas public safety chief testified Tuesday, pronouncing the police response an …

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Elon Musk joins the growing chorus fearing a US recession. But there are stocks for that.

Look out above, the dip buyers are back in town. Stocks are soaring — for now — as Wall Street returns from a long holiday weekend, with Fed Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifying in front of Congress this week. The buying mood comes after the S&P 500’s worst week since March 2020, including its fall …

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June 21 primary elections: What to watch in Alabama, Virginia, Georgia and DC

Alabama is one of several states across the South to hold elections Tuesday. Primaries in Virginia and runoff elections in Georgia will determine the general election matchups for a handful of the nation’s most competitive congressional races in November’s midterm elections. And Democrats in Washington, DC, will decide whether to nominate the city mayor for …

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What to expect January 6 hearings day 4: Inside the state pressure campaign

Committee aides said the hearing will also demonstrate how Trump and his allies concocted a scheme to submit fake slates of electors. Trump’s pressure campaign against state officials played out in numerous key states where he had lost to Joe Biden. The committee plans to focus on the actions Trump took to try to overturn …

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Biden says he’s nearing decisions on gas tax holiday and student loans as he tries to tame costs

CNN — President Joe Biden said Monday he hopes to decide soon whether to support a temporary pause in the federal gasoline tax and is nearing a decision on student loan relief as he looks to ease the burden of high prices on Americans. “I hope to have a decision based on the data I’m …

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