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WASHINGTON — The House Jan. 6 committee offered new details Thursday about the 187 minutes — from 1:10 pm to 4:17 pm — that elapsed between the end of President Trump’s speech to supporters near the White House and the video he put out urging the mob storming the Capitol to go home.

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WASHINGTON — The House has passed, 329-101, its version of the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act,  which would authorize $840.2 billion in national defense spending, after sifting through hundreds of amendments and hours of debate.

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MADRID — Reflecting NATO’s determination to strengthen its defenses amid Russia’s war in Ukraine, President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the U.S. would commit more troops to Europe as the transatlantic alliance formally invited Finland and Sweden to become members.

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Former President Donald Trump knew that the crowd at his Jan. 6, 2021, rally had guns and other weapons but encouraged them to march to the Capitol anyway, White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified Tuesday at a hearing on the Capitol insurrection.

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a landmark 1973 court ruling that established abortion as a constitutional right, revoking the right from women and shifting authority over the procedure to states.

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President Donald Trump knew that asking Vice President Mike Pence to unilaterally overturn the 2020 presidential election was illegal but pressured him to do it anyway, the House committee investigating Jan. 6, 2021, argued at its Thursday hearing, where it also made the case that Trump put …

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U.S. inflation hit a fresh 40-year high in May, unexpectedly accelerating in a broad advance that pressures the Federal Reserve to extend an aggressive series of interest-rate hikes and adds to political problems for the White House and Democrats.

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Tribes and environmental groups are challenging how the state manages water in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, a major source for much of California, arguing the deterioration of the aquatic ecosystem has links to the state’s troubled legacy of racism and oppression of Native people.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine expert panel Thursday recommended kids 5-11 get a third shot of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine as a booster five months after their last dose, which once adopted by the agency clears the way for pharmacies and health care providers to begin…

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California’s minimum wage for all employers will rise to $15.50 an hour in January, advisors to Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday, the first time that rising inflation has triggered a provision of a  6-year-old state law governing automatic pay increases.

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WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. confirmed Tuesday that a leaked draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade is “authentic” and said the Supreme Court will launch its own investigation into the source of the unauthorized release.

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A year after the creation of sweeping laws to increase the construction of duplexes and small apartment buildings, California lawmakers have turned their attention to money for affordable housing and easing the burdens of homeownership for first-time buyers.

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WASHINGTON — As consumers fume over skyrocketing prices for gasoline and other commodities, congressional Democrats on Wednesday called executives from big oil companies on the carpet to explain why they appear to be making unseemly fat profits in the face of an international crisis.

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LOS ANGELES — Paria Hassouri feels fortunate that her family lives in California and not Texas, where the Republican governor recently issued a directive to investigate parents who seek “gender-transitioning procedures” for their minors.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators cleared second booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna Inc. and the partnership of Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE for adults 50 and older, making millions more people eligible for the shots as concern grows about a potential new wave of infections.

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that the United States will levy its first tranche of economic sanctions against Moscow, responding in concert with European allies to what he described as “the beginning of a Russian invasion of Ukraine” while holding stronger measures in reserve.

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U.S. consumer prices surged in January by more than expected, sending the annual inflation rate to a fresh four-decade high and adding more urgency to the Federal Reserve’s plans to start raising interest rates.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention experts are developing guidance to help states ease COVID-19 rules for mask-wearing, even as U.S. health officials said it’s still premature to dispense of the measures, as some governors are doing.

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MADISON, Wis. — Tucked inside a residential neighborhood, and surrounded by a wooden fence and greenery, are nine little houses. With multicolored siding and roofs, they look like people-sized birdhouses. And they fit right in.

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the leader of Islamic State was killed during an overnight raid by U.S. forces in Syria that also left a number of civilians dead, declaring the operation a success that eliminated a “major terrorist threat to the world.”

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will move 3,000 troops to Eastern Europe to reinforce NATO’s eastern flank and reassure allies of the U.S. commitment to the alliance amid a buildup of Russian forces on the Ukrainian border, Defense Department officials said Wednesday.

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Pfizer Inc. and partner BioNTech SE said they have begun submitting data to U.S. regulators for authorization of their COVID-19 vaccine in younger children, hastening an effort to get shots to more kids after the omicron wave caused pediatric infections to jump.

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WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Capitol riot sent subpoenas to a group of people from seven states Joe Biden won in the 2020 presidential election who allegedly submitted fake slates of Electoral College votes for Donald Trump.

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After a 2021 filled with pandemic uncertainty and anxiety about all things indoors, many travelers are sure to be thinking hard about national park destinations in the West this year. But there’s plenty of change and uncertainty outdoors too.

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WASHINGTON — The Senate began debate on voting rights legislation Tuesday for the first time this Congress, inching toward putting every member of the chamber on the record about where they stand on the issue.