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U.S. House votes for short-term debt ceiling fix, averting default

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An American flag flies outside of the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner By Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on Tuesday to legislation temporarily raising the government’s borrowing limit to $28.9 trillion, pushing off the…

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City of London Votes to Keep Statues of Slave-Linked Britons

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EU votes to restrict AI use in law enforcement while UK rolls it out

Technology | Analysis 6 October 2021 By Matthew Sparkes The European Union is considering restrictions on artificial intelligencegopixa/Shutterstock The European Union has taken a further step towards banning the use of artificial intelligence to carry out mass surveillance, rule on court cases or predict whether individuals will commit crimes. New legislation that would introduce strict…

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Tiny San Marino votes in referendum on legalizing abortion

ROME (AP) — Tiny San Marino is one of the last countries in Europe which forbids abortion in any circumstance — a ban that dates from 1865. On Sunday, its citizens can vote in a referendum calling for abortion to be made legal in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. The ballot proposal also calls…

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U.S. House votes Tuesday on debt limit, testing Republican roadblock

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The sun rises behind U.S. Capitol ahead of a weekend “Justice for J6” rally in Washington, U.S., September 13, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday was scheduled to debate and vote on legislation to fund the federal government through Dec. 3…

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Senate votes to advance bipartisan infrastructure bill

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Just moments ago, 17 Republicans joined all Senate Democrats in voting to move forward on a procedural motion to debate a bipartisan infrastructure bill announced earlier today. NBC News national political reporter Sahil Kapur joins The ReidOut with this breaking news.July…

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House Votes to Raise Capitol Police Pay Day After Officers Testify About 1/6 Riots

The House of Representatives passed a bill that will raise U.S. Capitol Police pay a day after officers testified about their experiences during the January 6 insurrection.On Wednesday, the House voted 215-207, in favor of the bill, making it the first of 12 for the 2022 fiscal year to pass the chamber.The bill will provide…

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House votes (again) to remove Confederate statues, bust of disgraced justice from Capitol

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Rachel Maddow reviews the history of the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision and the sculpted bust that honors former Chief Justice Roger Taney in the Capitol despite the disgrace of that decision sullying his name to this day. For the second…

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Senate votes against bipartisan Investigation of Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Washington Senate Republicans on Friday blocked creation of a bipartisan panel to study the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, turning aside the independent investigation in a show of party loyalty to former President Donald Trump and an effort to shift the political focus away from the violent insurrection by his GOP supporters.The Senate vote…

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House votes to create panel to investigate Jan. 6 insurrection over GOP opposition, sending bill to uncertain future in Senate

WASHINGTON — The House voted Wednesday to create an independent commission on the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, sending the legislation to an uncertain future in the Senate as Republican leaders work to stop a bipartisan investigation that is opposed by former President Donald Trump. Democrats say an independent investigation is crucial…