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Biden to Meet Fed Chair as Inflation Bites US Pocketbooks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to meet with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell as soaring inflation takes a bite out of Americans’ pocketbooks and the president’s public approval. Tuesday’s meeting is the first since Biden renominated Powell to lead the central bank and comes weeks after his confirmation for a second term…

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“Maduro is a Tyrant and a Thug”: U.S. Rep. Demings Rejects Lifting Sanctions on Venezuela

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Former Orlando chief of police and current Congresswoman (D-Fl) Val Demings blasted the Biden administration for lifting some sanctions on Venezuela, saying that it will only help the Venezuelan regime. “Nicolás Maduro is a tyrant and a thug, no different than the criminals I spent 27 years putting behind bars. Easing…

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Abortion Rights Backers Rally in Anger Over Post-Roe Future

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights supporters demonstrating at hundreds of marches and rallies Saturday expressed their outrage that the Supreme Court appears prepared to scrap the constitutional right to abortion that has endured for nearly a half-century and their fear about what that could mean for women’s reproductive choices. Incensed after a leaked draft opinion suggested the…

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President Biden signs sanctions bills on Russia and Belarus

WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden on Friday signed two sanctions bills on Russia and Belarus, the White House announced. The sanctions mark the administration’s latest move to punish the two countries for Russia’s ongoing deadly invasion of Ukraine — and the first time the sanctions in response to the war have come from Capitol Hill. One…

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Biden Signs Bill Making Lynching a Federal Hate Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a bill into law to make lynching a federal hate crime, more than 100 years after such legislation was first proposed. The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act is named after the Black teenager whose killing in Mississippi in the summer of 1955 became a galvanizing moment in…

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Biden Bans Russian Oil, Warns of Higher Prices at US Pumps

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Tuesday the U.S. will ban all Russian oil imports, toughening the toll on Russia’s economy in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine, but he acknowledged it will bring costs to Americans, particularly at the gas pump. The action follows pleas by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to U.S. and Western officials to cut…

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Rubio, Heinrich, Scott, and Padilla Applaud Senate Passage of Resolution Celebrating 105 Years of Citizenship for Puerto Ricans

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Alex Padilla (D-CA) applauded the Senate’s unanimous passage of their bipartisan resolution celebrating the 105th anniversary of Puerto Ricans receiving United States citizenship. “Our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico have provided invaluable contributions to our society and economy throughout the years, and we…

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