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Devin Nunes to quit Congress and head Trump’s new platform

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Good morning. Devin Nunes, the California congressman and close ally of Donald Trump, has announced he will be leaving the US House of Representatives next month to join Trump’s new social media venture. The Republic...

Republican Devin Nunes to quit Congress and head Trump’s social media platform

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Devin Nunes, the California congressman and close ally of Donald Trump, will be retiring from the US House of Representatives next year to join Trump’s new social media venture. The Republican congressman, who represe...

Carrie Meek, daughter of Black sharecroppers who blazed path to Congress, dies aged 95

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Carrie Meek, who died on Sunday, was remembered as a trailblazer, a descendent of enslaved people who became one of the first Black Floridians elected to Congress since Reconstruction. The late congressman John Lewis...

Republican Adam Kinzinger: I’ll fight Trumpism ‘cancer’ outside Congress

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The Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger said on Sunday he would fight the “cancer” of Trumpism outside the congressional GOP, after he retires from the House next year. “In the House you can fight to try to tell th...

Big Oil CEOs just lied before Congress. It’s time they’re held accountable

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For the first time ever, the executives from four major oil companies and two of the industry’s most powerful front groups testified before Congress about their decades-long effort to spread climate disinformation and...

Congress has oil executives cornered. But will they lie under oath?

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Today is a day of history-making climate drama in Washington. At the Capitol Hill end of Pennsylvania Avenue, an unprecedented event: the CEOs of four of the world’s biggest private oil companies are summoned to testi...

Congress considers awarding Prince with congressional gold medal

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A resolution introduced on Capitol Hill on Monday seeks to award the congressional gold medal to Prince, in recognition of the late pop star’s “indelible mark on Minnesota and American culture”. Past recipients of the...

Big tobacco got caught in a lie by Congress. Now it’s the oil industry’s turn

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Two weeks from today, Darren Woods will face a potential doomsday moment before the US Congress. As the CEO of ExxonMobil, Woods was paid $15.6m last year to run the richest, most powerful private oil company in histo...

Congress grills Facebook exec on Instagram’s harmful effect on children

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Antigone Davis, Facebook’s global head of safety, faced a grilling before the US Congress on Thursday in a hearing examining the impacts of the company’s products on children. Thursday’s hearing of the Senate commerce...

Congress has a massive voting rights bill in its grasp. It must pass it, now

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Imagine it’s November 2020, and you are 59-year-old Laura Roundine, living on tribal lands in Montana. Days before the election, you’re home-bound after open heart surgery. The reservation has no at-home mail delivery...

Sexual congress, cigarettes and David Bowie: the Wigmore Hall’s hidden history

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The Wigmore Hall, in Wigmore Street, London W1, opened its doors on 31 May 1901 with a concert that featured, among others, Italian composer and pianist Ferruccio Busoni and the Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe. The con...

Trayvon Martin family lawyer Natalie Jackson announces run for Congress

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Natalie Jackson, a prominent Florida attorney whose clients include Trayvon Martin’s family, is running to replace Representative Val Demings in Congress next year. Just days into her campaign for the Orlando-based Ho...

Will rule of law succeed where Congress failed and hold Trump accountable?

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Standing in court, the former president pleaded not guilty to charges of financial crimes that he insists are part of a politically motivated witch hunt. Jacob Zuma, once the populist leader of South Africa, cut a hum...

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