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Vernon Jordan, civil rights leader and close ally of Bill Clinton, dies

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Washington Vernon Jordan, a civil rights leader and close adviser to former President Bill Clinton, died Monday evening, multiple sources close to the family tell CNN. He was 85. The former president of the National ...

Senate parliamentarian rules against including minimum wage in Covid relief bill

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The Senate parliamentarian has ruled against including the increase in the minimum wage in the Covid relief bill, an aide familiar with the process and two sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell CNN. Th...

A Texas woman sues an electric company after her bill was nearly $10,000

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A Texas woman has filed a proposed billion-dollar class-action lawsuit against electric company Griddy Energy that alleges the company engaged in unlawful price gouging during last week's statewide winter storm and ...

AZ lawmakers weigh bill that would allow legislature to review election results ‘if needed’

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Arizona lawmakers are debating a new set of voting bills -- including one that would allow lawmakers to review election results "if needed" and would grant the legislature the power to pick the state's presidential ...

All eyes on Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough as she reviews minimum wage provision in Covid relief bill

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A little known but powerful Senate official is being thrust into the spotlight this week as Democrats are eager to see whether an increase to the federal minimum wage will be kept in President Joe Biden's Covid reli...

Sanders says $15 minimum wage not ‘incidental’ to federal budget as its place in Covid relief bill questioned

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Sen. Bernie Sanders argued Saturday that raising the minimum wage to $ 15 an hour isn't "incidental" to the federal budget, despite skepticism from Capitol Hill and the White House of its future in the President's ...

Tennessee lawmakers are proposing a bill that would let biological fathers petition to stop abortions

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In another anti-abortion push by Republican lawmakers, lawmakers in Tennessee have introduced a bill that would allow a person to stop a woman who is pregnant with their unborn child from receiving an abortion. The ...

House committee advances key portion of Covid-19 relief bill hours after Democrats finish arguments in impeachment trial

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The House Ways and Means Committee advanced its portion of the coronavirus relief bill Thursday just hours after the House impeachment managers finished arguing their case in the Senate trial, a sign Democrats are t...

Utah lawmakers reject a bill that would require teaching consent in sex education classes

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A new bill in Utah that would have required students to learn about consent was shot down by lawmakers this week. HB177, introduced earlier this year, would have updated Utah's health education curriculum by requir...

Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez, and Blumenauer unveil bill pushing Biden to declare national climate emergency: ‘We are out of time’

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Three progressive lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would require President Joe Biden to declare a national climate emergency, arguing that the US is "out of time and excuses" to deal with the climate c...

Virginia one step closer to abolishing death penalty after state Senate approves bill

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Virginia's state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would abolish the death penalty, putting the southern state on the path to become the 23rd state to end capital punishment. The Commonwealth has executed more peo...

New York governor signs bill to repeal ‘walking while trans’ ban

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New York New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Tuesday repealing a controversial statute commonly known as the "walking while trans" ban. Both houses of the New York Legislature voted Tuesday to pass the bill that...

White House open to scaling down stimulus checks to families making more than $150,000 in Covid-19 relief bill

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Washington President Joe Biden is open to some negotiation on his $ 1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, a senior administration official told CNN, but the $ 600 billion counterproposal announced by some Republica...

Biden seeks to intensify public lobbying for Covid-19 relief bill amid the pandemic

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When President Joe Biden intensifies his attention next week to selling Republicans and Democrats on his coronavirus relief bill, he won't be relying on some of the presidency's most symbolic powers. Out, for now, a...

Bill and Melinda Gates: Covid-19 will change how the world thinks about health forever

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The authors are co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This article is adapted from their 2021 Annual Letter. The views expressed here are those of the authors. View more opinion on CNN. At this time ...

Oklahoma lawmaker proposes a bill that calls for creation of a Bigfoot hunting season

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Bigfoot may be a considered a myth -- but that's not stopping one Oklahoma lawmaker from proposing open season on the creature. Rep. Justin Humphrey introduced the bill to the Oklahoma legislature earlier this mont...

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