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Biden falls while getting off his bike after a beach ride
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The Associated Press | June 18, 2022
President Biden is helped by U.S. Secret Service agents after he fell trying to get off his bike to greet a crowd on a trail at Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Del., on Saturday. Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — President Biden fell when he tried to ...
PBS NewsHour commentator Mark Shields dies at age 85
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Juliana Kim | June 18, 2022
Mark Shields speaks during a taping of NBC's Meet the Press on Feb. 17, 2008, in Washington, D.C. The longtime PBS NewsHour commentator has died at age 85. Alex Wong | Getty Images for Meet the Press Updated June 18, 2022 at 6:43 PM ET Mark Shields, the longtime PBS ...
Who is John Eastman, the Trump lawyer at the center of the Jan. 6 investigation?
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Deepa Shivaram | June 17, 2022
John Eastman, left, listens as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks at the Jan. 6, 2021, "Save America" rally that preceded the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Jacquelyn Martin | AP At the center of Thursday's House hearing investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection was a lawyer central to former ...
Organizing and adding members are top goals for the newly elected AFL-CIO president
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Don Gonyea | June 17, 2022
Elizabeth Shuler, president of the AFL-CIO, introduces President Biden before he addresses the labor federation's convention on Tuesday in Philadelphia. On Sunday Shuler was elected to a four-year term as AFL-CIO president. Susan Walsh | AP The nation's largest labor federation made history on Sunday when Elizabeth Shuler became the ...
Pence prevented a fall into chaos, and 3 other takeaways from Jan. 6 hearing
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Domenico Montanaro | June 16, 2022
A committee exhibit shows former Vice President Mike Pence talking on the phone from his secure location during the riot, as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol holds a hearing on Thursday. Susan Walsh | AP The moment was dramatic. Rioters had overrun ...
The Justice Department wants to see the Jan. 6 committee’s transcripts
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Carrie Johnson | June 16, 2022
Chairman of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., talks with the media after a hearing of the committee, Thursday, June 16, 2022, on Capitol Hill. Jacquelyn Martin | AP The Justice Department has asked the lead investigator for the ...
A respected conservative judge is now a critic of his party — and former clerks
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Rachel Treisman | June 16, 2022
J. Michael Luttig, former U.S. Court of Appeals judge for the Fourth Circuit, testifies before the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol in the Cannon House Office Building on Thursday in Washington, D.C. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images Retired federal Judge J. Michael ...
Jan. 6 committee leaders say Trump broke the law by trying to pressure Pence
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Barbara Sprunt | June 16, 2022
Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks Thursday at the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, J. Scott Applewhite | AP Committee leaders Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney said the hearing Thursday revealed the details of a pressure campaign led by former President Donald Trump ...
Jan. 6 committee asks Ginni Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, to testify
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NPR Washington desk | June 16, 2022
Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, in 2017. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Updated June 16, 2022 at 4:29 PM ET The House Jan. 6 committee sent a letter to Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, asking for her to speak to ...
The Jan. 6 committee is meeting Thursday. Here’s what to expect
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Maya Rosenberg | June 16, 2022
After violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Vice President Mike Pence leads senators to the House chamber to continue the joint session of the House and Senate and count the Electoral College votes cast in November's election. J. Scott Applewhite | AP ...