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Will Republicans back a commission to investigate the Capitol breach?
Lawmakers faced with choice between embarrassing Trump and ignoring insurrection

Hugo Lowell in Washington

16, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Liz Cheney regrets vote for Trump but won’t say she’ll leave Republican party
Cheney also says McCarthy must testify about Trump and Capitol riot as Sunday talk shows book belligerents in GOP ‘civil war’

Martin Pengelly in New York

16, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Big pharma executives mocked ‘pillbillies’ in emails, West Virginia opioid trial hears
Attorney says AmerisourceBergen executive showed ‘contempt’ as three companies in dock over crisis which has killed 500,000

Chris McGreal

16, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘I reject hate speech’: Lakeith Stanfield on Clubhouse antisemitism scandal
Actor was moderator of to chatroom discussion earlier this week in which users made antisemitic remarks

Victoria Bekiempis in New York

15, May, 2021 @8:07 PM

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Black US high school student forced to cut hair during softball game
Nicole Pyles from North Carolina says ruling from umpires that the beads in her braids were against the rules was ‘humiliating’

Erum Salam

15, May, 2021 @4:07 PM

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Texas police fail to earn stripes as tiger which terrorised suburb goes missing
Ownership of Tiger named India that briefly roamed streets near Houston disputed but man, 26, charged with evading arrest

Victoria Bekiempis and agencies

15, May, 2021 @1:47 PM

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Joe Biden’s Venmo account discovered in ‘less than 10 minutes’ – report
Payment app accounts for Joe and Jill Biden removed after BuzzFeed News said it easily discovered them

Martin Pengelly in New York

15, May, 2021 @12:15 PM

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‘No one thinks about them’: janitors get organized in south Florida
A workforce largely composed of immigrants and women of color is fighting to organize a union after facing low wages, poor conditions and lax safety protections during the pandemic

Michael Sainato

15, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Biden makes progress on compromise effort to pass $2tn infrastructure bill
President has held one-on-one meetings with members of both parties – but will Republicans torpedo his proposals?

Daniel Strauss in Washington

15, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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EPA shuts polluting Caribbean refinery reopened under Trump
Nearby residents in the US Virgin Islands, have endured water contamination and noxious fumes that closed three schools

Paola Rosa-Aquino

15, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Can ‘Never Trump’ Republicans gain party control – or is it a lost cause?
As Liz Cheney’s defiance turns her into one of the movement’s leaders some insist the party was their home long before Trump while others say it’s time to move on

David Smith in Washington

15, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Progressive lawmakers call on US to recognize Palestinians’ human rights – as it happened
Senator Bernie Sanders spoke out in a New York Times op-ed and representative Cori Bush tweeted an appeal – follow the day’s politics news

Maanvi Singh in Oakland (now), Lauren Aratani and Joanna Walters (earlier)

15, May, 2021 @12:00 AM

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