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Canada to let vaccinated US citizens enter country on Aug. 9

TORONTO ((DailyNews)) — Canada announced Monday it will begin letting fully vaccinated U.S. citizens into Canada on Aug. 9, and those from the rest of the world on Sept. 7. …

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Big infrastructure bill in peril; GOP threatens filibuster

WASHINGTON ((DailyNews)) — The bipartisan infrastructure deal senators brokered with President Joe Biden is hanging precariously ahead of a crucial Wednesday test vote as they struggle over how to pay …

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DeWine criticizes GOP advancing transgender girl sports ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio ((DailyNews)) — Ohio’s Republican governor questioned Friday the need for a legislative ban on transgender girls competing in sports, pushing back on GOP lawmakers’ attempt to pass the …

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Congress OKs bill to fight hate crimes vs. Asian Americans

WASHINGTON ((DailyNews)) — Congress approved legislation Tuesday intended to curtail a striking rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, sending President Joe Biden a bipartisan denunciation of …

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Democrats press for broader voter access as GOP resists

WASHINGTON ((DailyNews)) — Republicans in the U.S. Senate mounted an aggressive case against Democrats’ sweeping election and voter-access legislation, pushing to roll back proposals for automatic registration, 24-hour ballot drop …

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GOP readies blitz against Democrats’ voting rights bill

WASHINGTON ((DailyNews)) — Republicans are preparing to launch an all-out assault on sweeping voting rights legislation, forcing Democrats to take dozens of politically difficult votes during a committee hearing that …

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McConnell poised for starring role in voting bill fight

WASHINGTON ((DailyNews)) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is so determined to stop a sweeping elections overhaul pushed by congressional Democrats that he will personally argue against it, armed with …

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Texas GOP’s voting restriction bill passes key House vote

AUSTIN, Texas ((DailyNews)) — Texas has become the latest Republican-dominated state to advance sweeping new limits on voting, despite no evidence of any problems with last year’s vote and a …

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