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US west coast braces for ‘atmospheric river’ as huge storm brews
Northern California faces flash flood risk and threat of mudslides, especially in fire-charred areas

Victoria Bekiempis

23, Oct, 2021 @9:45 PM

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Why is the idea of ‘gender’ provoking backlash the world over? | Judith Butler
Increasingly, authoritarians are likening ‘genderism’ to ‘communism’ and ‘totalitarianism’

Judith Butler

23, Oct, 2021 @10:29 AM

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Money and misinformation: how Turning Point USA became a formidable pro-Trump force
The rightwing group outgrew its origins on campuses to hobnob with Republican operatives and donors – despite some discomfort in the party

Peter Stone in Washington

23, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘Striketober’ is showing workers’ rising power – but will it lead to lasting change?
A post-pandemic labor shortage has given workers leverage but experts doubt it will lead to a sustained rise in union membership

Steven Greenhouse

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘We need him to deliver’: Biden faces wrath of disappointed supporters
The US president hopes to be a transformational figure like FDR but inaction on voting rights, the climate crisis and social policy has fuelled frustration

David Smith in Washington

23, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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House to aim to vote on infrastructure and reconciliation bills next week, Hoyer says – as it happened
Majority leader aims for votes next week as Pelosi says Democrats nearing deal on reconciliation package – follow the day’s news

Dani Anguiano (now) and Joan E Greve (earlier)

23, Oct, 2021 @12:33 AM

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Biden gives strongest signal he’s ready to move to end Senate filibuster
After voting rights defeat, president expresses mounting frustration over rule that allows 41 senators to block legislation

Ed Pilkington

22, Oct, 2021 @1:21 PM

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‘The cusp of a reuse revolution’: startups take the waste out of takeout
More than 70% of Americans report ordering takeout or delivery one to three times a week – resulting in hundreds of billions of single-use products

Amanda Schupak

22, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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House votes to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt | First Thing
The House voted to hold Trump’s former chief strategist in contempt of Congress over refusal to comply with committee investigating 6 January attack

Vivian Ho

22, Oct, 2021 @11:15 AM

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Climate advocates who backed Sinema exasperated by blocking of Biden bill
The Arizona senator – who once led the state Green party – has refused to specify which parts of the $3.5tn budget bill she objects to

Maanvi Singh

22, Oct, 2021 @10:05 AM

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US public health in crisis as Covid prompts curbs on officials’ powers
As the pandemic highlighted their importance, across the US laws have sought to restrict public health actions: ‘It’s a pretty grim future’

Melody Schreiber

22, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Black candidates for US Senate smash fundraising records for 2022 midterms
Third-quarter hauls raise hopes of transforming a body in which only 11 African American senators have ever sat

David Smith in Washington

22, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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