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Abortion Rights Groups Tie Their Fight To Voting Rights

Barbara Rodriguez, Amanda Becker Originally published by The 19th The abortion rights group NARAL said Tuesday it will no longer back candidates who don’t support Democratic efforts to pass federal voting rights legislation, just hours after the similarly aligned Emily’s List said it will pull its endorsement of U.S. Sen. …

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Recap Of President Biden’s Marathon Press Conference

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President Joe Biden held a nearly 2-hour press conference at the White House on Wednesday, one day before the anniversary of his first year in office, to tout his administration’s job numbers, pandemic relief policies and massive infrastructure legislation. “It’s been a year of challenges,” Biden said, acknowledging that he …

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Supreme Court Leaves Airline Mask Mandate Intact

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The United States Supreme Court Tuesday denied an emergency request asking for a pause to the federal COVID-19 airline mask mandate. The mandate, put in place via executive order by President Joe Biden when he took office last January, was scheduled to expire Tuesday. However, it was extended through March …

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How to get Free COVID Tests Starting Wednesday

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The Biden administration has launched a website where anybody in the U.S. can sign up to have four free COVID-19 tests sent to their home. Sign-ups begin Wednesday, according to the site. The tests have been in short supply for the past several months as COVID cases tied to the …

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GOP Rep. John Katko Will Not Seek Re-election

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U.S. Rep. John Katko, a Republican who has represented Cayuga County and three other central New York counties in Congress for four terms, announced on Friday that he will not run for reelection this year. Katko said in a statement that he will not run for a fifth term ” …

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