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Senate passes $2 billion Capitol security funding bill in response to January 6 insurrection
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Senate passes $2 billion Capitol security funding bill in response to January 6 insurrection

The Senate voted unanimously on Thursday to approve a roughly $2 billion Capitol Hill security spending bill in response to the deadly January 6 insurrection. The vote was 98-0. The security supplemental funding bill will provide funding for the Capitol Police, the National Guard and other law enforcement partners to cover costs incurred during the…MORE

Auburn University giving $1,000 scholarships, prime parking and other prizes to fully-vaccinated students
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Auburn University giving $1,000 scholarships, prime parking and other prizes to fully-vaccinated students

Auburn University is giving away scholarships, unlimited meal plan upgrades, priority class registration and other perks to encourage students to get the Covid-19 vaccine. The Alabama school announced the program this week, as the state’s vaccination rate lags behind the rest of the United States. Only 34.2% of Alabama residents are fully vaccinated, according to…MORE

‘Stillwater’ stars Matt Damon as a dad crusading to free his daughter
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‘Stillwater’ stars Matt Damon as a dad crusading to free his daughter

Anchored by an impressive performance from Matt Damon, “Stillwater” confounds expectations in mostly frustrating ways. Director/co-writer Tom McCarthy (the Oscar-winning “Spotlight”) has set up a movie about a father determined to help free his daughter, but unlike the usual can-do Americans in this sort of tale, he’s clearly in way over his head. The story…MORE

Manchin backs taking first step on Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar agenda as Democratic leaders grow more confident
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Manchin backs taking first step on Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar agenda as Democratic leaders grow more confident

Senate Democratic leaders are growing increasingly confident that they will lock down support for the crucial first step to advancing President Joe Biden’s multi-trillion dollar economic package after West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin signaled on Thursday that he is in favor of pressing forward. Manchin told CNN that he backs proceeding with the budget resolution,…MORE

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick criminally charged for alleged sex abuse of a minor nearly 50 years ago
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Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick criminally charged for alleged sex abuse of a minor nearly 50 years ago

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked by The Vatican in 2019 over sex abuse allegations, is now facing criminal charges in Massachusetts for alleged sex abuse of a minor nearly 50 years ago, according to a court filing. According to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday, McCarrick is charged with three counts of indecent assault…MORE

Will Smith stars as Williams sisters’ father in ‘King Richard’
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Will Smith stars as Williams sisters’ father in ‘King Richard’

Get ready for awards season buzz. Will Smith is portraying Richard Williams, the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, in the forthcoming film “King Richard.” The movie “follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up…MORE

Robinhood stock gets off to volatile start on Wall Street
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Robinhood stock gets off to volatile start on Wall Street

Robinhood has officially started its life as a public company, marking a milestone for a company that has revolutionized the way Americans trade. The controversial trading platform opened at $38 on Thursday, matching its initial public offering price. That suggests Wall Street bankers priced the IPO correctly but that demand is lukewarm. Robinhood quickly broke…MORE

Biden calls on Congress to extend eviction moratorium set to expire Saturday
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Biden calls on Congress to extend eviction moratorium set to expire Saturday

President Joe Biden on Thursday called on Congress to extend the eviction moratorium set to expire on Saturday that prohibits landlords nationwide from evicting certain tenants who fail to pay rent amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The Supreme Court last month allowed the order issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stay…MORE

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