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McCarthy pulls GOP appointees from Capitol attack panel | First Thing
The minority leader accuses Nancy Pelosi of ‘playing politics’ after she rejected two of his choices for the investigation

Vivian Ho

22, Jul, 2021 @10:14 AM

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They lost loved ones to gun violence. Then their grief was politicized
Bereaved families’ stories are being used to criticize the movement to defund police: ‘It compounds the trauma’

Abené Clayton in Oakland

22, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘My savings were gone’: millions who lost work during Covid faced benefit system chaos
Americans thrown out of work by the pandemic faced months-long backlogs in receiving benefits, if they arrived at all

Michael Sainato

22, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘Despicable’: Cheney slams McCarthy after he pulls Republicans from Capitol attack committee – as it happened
The Republican congresswoman spoke after Kevin McCarthy removed all GOP members he had appointed to the panel – follow all the latest news

Maanvi Singh and Vivian Ho

22, Jul, 2021 @12:05 AM

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McCarthy pulls five Republicans from Capitol attack panel after Pelosi rejects two
House speaker said she would veto two appointed by minority leader because they could threaten integrity of investigation

Hugo Lowell in Washington

21, Jul, 2021 @11:24 PM

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Johnson & Johnson to pay $5bn in landmark $26bn US opioid settlement
Group of US states attorneys general unveil settlement including three largest US drug distributors and Johnson & Johnson

Guardian staff and agencies

21, Jul, 2021 @10:45 PM

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Federal judge blocks Arkansas law banning nearly all abortions
Law, which was set to take effect on Friday, was approved by Republican-led legislature and signed by Asa Hutchinson

Maya Yang and agencies

21, Jul, 2021 @9:06 PM

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California couple whose gender-reveal party sparked a wildfire charged with 30 crimes
The pyrotechnic device sparked the destructive El Dorado fire, which destroyed five homes and killed one firefighter

Gabrielle Canon

21, Jul, 2021 @6:46 PM

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US church official resigns after news outlet uses phone data to out him as Grindr user
Jeffrey Burill steps down after Catholic media outlet obtains cellphone data that revealed he was a user of gay dating app

Maya Yang

21, Jul, 2021 @4:55 PM

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New York air quality among worst in world as haze from western wildfires shrouds city
Smoke from 80 wildfires in the west caused hazy skies as air quality index surged to 157 in Manhattan, above threshold of 100

Oliver Milman

21, Jul, 2021 @1:03 PM

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Delta variant accounts for 83% of new cases in US, CDC director says
A cluster of midwestern and southern states have emerged as new hotspots for Covid

Maya Yang

21, Jul, 2021 @12:48 PM

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Revealed: assistant attorney general in Alaska posted racist and antisemitic tweets
Revelations about Matthias Cicotte’s Twitter output trigger investigation at Alaska department of law

Jason Wilson

21, Jul, 2021 @12:10 PM

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