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A video displays a discussion about presidential pardons on Thursday during the fifth hearing by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 17:09

Various Republican House members requested pardons from President Donald Trump in the final days of his administration, according to testimony presented before the Jan. 6 committee.

Amazon Echo and Echo Plus devices behind illuminated Echo Button devices during an event by the company in Seattle in September 2017.
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 16:09

Amazon's voice-cloning technology still under development raises concerns among those who study ethics in artificial intelligence.

Richard Donoghue, former acting deputy attorney general, testifies Thursday before the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack.
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 16:09

About a week before the Jan. 6 attack, there was an "escalation" of then-President Donald Trump's demands about election fraud allegations, a former acting deputy attorney general testified.

The Ukrainian (top) and European Union flags fly on poles in Kyiv on Thursday ahead of an EU summit in Brussels considering Ukraine's candidate status to join the 27-nation bloc.
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 16:07

A roundup of key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

A bridge in Irpin, Ukraine, in April.
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 13:50

Vladyslav Krasnoshchok describes himself as a "geopolitical surrealist" painter. Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine began, he's been photographing the war with a vintage Olympus 35 mm camera.

Los Angeles Unified School District food service workers  pre-package hundreds of free school lunches in plastic bags.
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 13:29

Congress is rushing to pass an extension for some of the school meal waivers that provided support to families and schools during the pandemic that expire June 30.

The new bacteria, named <em>Thiomargarita magnifica</em>, were discovered on sunken leaves in a Caribbean mangrove swamp.
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 13:01

The largest bacteria known to science have been discovered in the Caribbean. They're visible to the naked eye and surprisingly complex.

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 12:45

Law professor Mary Ziegler explains how the anti-abortion movement upended the GOP establishment and helped push the courts to the right. Her new book is Dollars for Life.

In an aerial view, a cleared lot where the 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building once stood is seen on June 22, 2022 in Surfside, Florida. This week marks the first anniversary of the tragic event where 98 people died when the building partially collapsed.
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 12:27

The $1.2 billion settlement is for unit owners and families of those who died in the condo tower. It was finalized one day before the anniversary of the disaster in which 98 people died.

Team USA coach Andrea Fuentes brings Anita Alvarez from the bottom of the pool at the 2022 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 11:32

"I saw that the lifeguards were not jumping into the water because they were paralyzed," Team USA coach Andrea Fuentes said. Luckily for athlete Anita Alvarez, Fuentes is an Olympic swimmer.

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona speaks at the White House on April 27. The Biden administration proposed a dramatic rewrite of campus sexual assault rules on Thursday, moving to expand protections for LGBTQ students, bolster the rights of victims and widen colleges' responsibilities in addressing sexual misconduct.
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 11:08

The administration proposed an overhaul of regulations to expand protections for LGBTQI+ students and require schools to respond to all sexual discrimination complaints.

Packages of Juul mint-flavored e-cigarettes are displayed at a smoke shop in 2019.
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 10:04

The company "will finally be held accountable for creating the youth vaping epidemic," the advocacy group Parents Against Vaping e-cigarettes told NPR. Juul said it plans to fight the decision.

A man prays in front of a sanctuary for the late soccer star Diego Maradona at Argentinos Juniors stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, last November.
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 09:00

The defendants include a neurosurgeon, two nurses and a car coordinator. Diego Maradona was under their care when he died at age 60 — and prosecutors say they were recklessly negligent.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland testifies before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 08:41

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and tribal leaders are advocating for a congressional commission to examine the impacts of the federal Native American forced-assimilation policy.

The U.S. Capitol Dome is pictured in Washington on Tuesday, the day Senate negotiators reached a bipartisan agreement on a gun safety bill.
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 07:04

Federal law prevents some convicted domestic abusers from owning a gun, depending on their relationship to the victim. The new gun safety bill would expand that definition to include dating partners.

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