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Biden signs bipartisan gun safety bill into law: 'God willing, it's going to save a lot of lives'

Biden signs bipartisan gun safety bill into law: ‘God willing, it’s going to save a lot of lives’

“God willing, it’s going to save a lot of lives,” Biden said at the White House as he finished signing the bill. The legislation came together in the aftermath of recent mass shootings at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school and a Buffalo, New York, supermarket that was in a predominantly Black neighborhood. A bipartisan group …

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These are the 14 House Republicans who voted to pass federal gun safety legislation

These are the 14 House Republicans who voted to pass federal gun safety legislation

In contrast, top House GOP leaders opposed the bill and encouraged members to vote against it. But 14 House Republicans still crossed party lines to vote in favor. The measure includes millions of dollars for mental health, school safety, crisis intervention programs and incentives for states to include juvenile records in the National Instant Criminal …

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Student loan forgiveness: Biden cancels debt for another 45,000 public sector workers

Student loan forgiveness: Biden cancels debt for another 45,000 public sector workers

Since then, the administration has approved the cancellation of about $8.1 billion in federal student loan debt for close to 145,000 borrowers under the new waiver. Some of these borrowers have been approved for loan forgiveness but have yet to receive the relief. The number of borrowers who have been approved for debt relief so …

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DHS warns of potential violent activity in response to abortion ruling

DHS warns of potential violent activity in response to abortion ruling

The memo from the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis says federal and state government officials, including judges, “probably are most at risk for violence in response to the decision.” It also includes warnings about “First Amendment protected events,” reproductive and “family advocacy health care facilities,” and faith-based organizations being targets for violence or criminal …

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'Stop the Steal' leader Ali Alexander testifies to Jan.  6 grand jury

‘Stop the Steal’ leader Ali Alexander testifies to Jan. 6 grand jury

CNN spotted Alexander entering and exiting the federal courthouse in Washington, DC, where a federal grand jury that has heard January 6-related matters meets. He spent about four hours at the courthouse on Friday behind closed doors. Alexander did not respond to questions at the courthouse. He has not been charged with any crime. He …

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US repatriates Gitmo prisoner back to Afghanistan after court ruled he was illegally detained

US repatriates Gitmo prisoner back to Afghanistan after court ruled he was illegally detained

The prisoner, Asadullah Haroon Gul, also known as Haroon Al Afghani, was born in Afghanistan and has been detained in the Guantanamo prison since 2007. “DOD, supported by other parts of the US government, transferred him out of Guantanamo Bay, facilitating his repatriation to his native country, Afghanistan,” the administration official said. “He flew on …

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Broad majority of Americans didn't want Roe v.  Wade overturned, polling prior to Supreme Court decision shows

Broad majority of Americans didn’t want Roe v. Wade overturned, polling prior to Supreme Court decision shows

Here’s a recap of the latest data on the public’s views of abortion and how Americans will be feeling about the decision, from CNN and elsewhere: Views on overturning Roe vs. Wade In a May CNN poll conducted immediately after the leak of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion on the case, Americans said, 66% to …

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Supreme Court overturns Roe v.  Wade;  states can ban abortion

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday ended constitutional protections for abortion that had stood in America for nearly a half-century. The decision by the court’s conservative majority overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling and is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The ruling, unthinkable just a few …

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HHS approach to Medicare payments for hospitals serving low-income patients is backed by Supreme Court

HHS approach to Medicare payments for hospitals serving low-income patients is backed by Supreme Court

The legal challenge targeted HHS’ interpretation of the formula used to calculate Medicare’s disproportionate share hospital adjustments, known as DSH payments. The high court said that the agency did not misinterpret the law with a policy it rolled out in the mid-2000s that dictated the payments hospitals received for treating a disproportionate share of low-income …

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States brace for fight over gun laws after high court ruling

States brace for fight over gun laws after high court ruling

PROVIDENCE, RI (AP) — The Supreme Court’s decision overturning a gun-permitting law in New York has states with robust firearms restrictions scrambling to respond on two fronts — to figure out what concealed-carry measures they might be allowed to impose while also preparing to defend a wide range of other gun control policies. The language …

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