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Inmate executed in Oklahoma’s first lethal injection in six years
John Marion Grant, convicted of stabbing a prison cafeteria worker, was the first since a series of flawed executions in 2014 and 2015

Guardian staff and agencies

28, Oct, 2021 @11:35 PM

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DoJ reaches $88m settlement with families of Charleston shooting victims
Lawsuit accused federal agencies of faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to purchase a gun

Maya Yang

28, Oct, 2021 @9:17 PM

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Biden urges Democrats to unite around ‘historic’ $1.75tn investment package
President’s visit to Capitol Hill prompts flurry of activity as Pelosi ramps up pressure on progressives to accept Biden’s framework

Lauren Gambino in Washington

28, Oct, 2021 @7:48 PM

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Dierdre Wolownick, mother of Alex Honnold, makes history with El Capitan climb
This is the second time the 70-year-old made the journey, this time breaking her previous record in honor of her birthday

Dani Anguiano

28, Oct, 2021 @7:40 PM

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$555bn in climate action but no new tax on billionaires: what’s in Biden’s plan?
President’s $1.75tn spending framework includes investments in childcare and healthcare, but 12 weeks of paid family leave is out

Lauren Aratani

28, Oct, 2021 @4:15 PM

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Biden plan pledges ‘largest effort to combat climate change in US history’
Hundreds of billions to be poured into clean energy, electric vehicles and flood defenses, officials say – but some key parts left out

Oliver Milman in New York

28, Oct, 2021 @3:41 PM

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How Texas Republicans are rigging the system against minority voters | The fight to vote
Republicans currently have a 23-13 advantage over Democrats, and the new map gives them a good chance to pick up two extra seats – what might happen next?

Sam Levine in New York

28, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Every sector failing to move fast enough on climate | First Thing
All areas are changing too slowly to meet critical 1.5C target, with some even regressing. Plus, gun used in Rust shooting was not thoroughly checked

Clea Skopeliti

28, Oct, 2021 @10:24 AM

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Specter of problematic crown prince looms over Biden’s Saudi Arabia policy
The president has snubbed Mohammed bin Salman, but the ruler recently labelled a ‘psychopath’ is a problem that won’t go away

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

28, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Long Beach school safety officer who shot teenager charged with murder
Eddie Gonzalez, a former school officer, shot into a vehicle near a high school, striking the 18-year-old who died a week later

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

28, Oct, 2021 @1:12 AM

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Democrats at odds over plan to tax billionaires to pay for Biden agenda
House lawmakers said the proposal to tax those with more than $1bn in assets or incomes of more than $100m a year was too complex to succeed

Lauren Aratani and agencies

28, Oct, 2021 @12:27 AM

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National paid family and medical leave reportedly cut from US reconciliation package – as it happened
Democrats continue negotiations over reconciliation package as Schumer says they are ‘within arm’s length’ of a deal

Maanvi Singh (now) and Joan E Greve (earlier)

28, Oct, 2021 @12:18 AM

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