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The Jan. 6 committee says the Trump campaign ripped off donors. But was it illegal?
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Deepa Shivaram | June 16, 2022
A clip of former President Donald Trump is played during a hearing of the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack on Monday. Matt McClain | The Washington Post via Getty Images Updated June 16, 2022 at 10:54 AM ET The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection ...
Biden officials may change how the U.S. defines racial and ethnic groups by 2024
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Hansi Lo Wang | June 15, 2022
The Biden administration is starting a process that could change how the U.S. census and federal surveys ask about people's racial and ethnic identities by 2024. RLT_Images | Getty Images The Biden administration is taking steps that could change how the U.S. census and federal surveys produce racial and ethnic ...
The Fed delivers biggest interest rate hike in decades to combat surging inflation
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Scott Horsley | June 15, 2022
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell looks on after taking the oath of office for his second term at the helm of the central bank at the Fed's headquarters in Washington, D.C., on May 23. The Fed raised interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point on Wednesday. Olivier Douliery | ...
Trumpism and election lies are spreading, plus 2 more takeaways from Tuesday’s races
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Domenico Montanaro | June 15, 2022
Nevada Republican U.S. Senate nominee Adam Laxalt speaks to a crowd on election night Tuesday in Reno, Nev. Trevor Bexon | Getty Images Former President Donald Trump had a pretty good night Tuesday, with elections in four states. The political focus was on two states — South Carolina and Nevada. ...
Dana Remus made legal history in the White House. Now she’s moving on
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Carrie Johnson | June 15, 2022
White House Counsel Dana Remus, center, is seated next to former Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., right, as they listen during a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Andrew Harnik | AP Updated June ...
Seth Rich’s killing was exploited on Fox News and online. His parents are fed up
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David Folkenflik | June 15, 2022
Conspiracy theories about the death of their son Seth inflicted a second trauma on Joel and Mary Rich. "How do you live with that, when you know it's all false about your son?" Joel Rich asks. Walker Pickering for NPR Joel Rich says they were "gullible and trusting" of strangers ...
Biden is under pressure on gas prices. So he’s putting pressure on oil companies
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Franco Ordoñez | June 15, 2022
President Biden railed against oil company profits at an event at the Port of Los Angeles, saying, "Exxon made more money than God last year." Mario Tama | Getty Images Under intense political pressure to address soaring gasoline prices, President Biden is trying to push the nation's largest refiners to ...
Trump ally Adam Laxalt wins Nevada’s Republican U.S. Senate primary
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Deepa Shivaram | June 15, 2022
Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt won the state's U.S. Senate GOP primary Tuesday. He will face Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in one of November's closely watched races. John Locher | AP Adam Laxalt, a former Nevada attorney general, won the Republican U.S. Senate primary in the state Tuesday, ...
Trump gets a split decision in South Carolina as Rice is beaten, while Mace survives
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Victoria Hansen | June 14, 2022
Rep. Tom Rice, a Republican from South Carolina, is seen at left. At right is state Rep. Russell Fry. Greg Nash/The Hill/Bloomberg via Getty Images; Sean Rayford/Getty Images Updated June 14, 2022 at 11:40 PM ET CHARLESTON, S.C. — Former President Donald Trump has gone 1-for-2 in his endorsements of ...