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Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions back home about her political future

Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions back home about her political future

Palawan, Philippines CNN — Vice President Kamala Harris is sticking close to her script when responding to what Democrats hope will once again be their greatest electoral mobilizer: Donald Trump and his third White House bid. “The president said he intends to run and if he does, I will be running with him,” she told …

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Mary Peltola seeks to thwart Sarah Palin as Alaska tabulates ranked choice voting results

Mary Peltola seeks to thwart Sarah Palin as Alaska tabulates ranked choice voting results

CNN — Alaska Rep. Mary Peltola, the Democrat who won a special election that sent her to Congress this summer, could once again thwart form Gov. Sarah Palin’s bid for a political comeback on Wednesday. State elections officials are set to tabulate the results of its ranked choice ballots at 8 p.m. ET. Those results …

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Student loan payment freeze extended through June

Student loan payment freeze extended through June

CNN — The Biden administration is yet again extending the pause on federal student loan payments, a benefit that began in March 2020 to help people who were struggling financially due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The extension comes as the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness program is tied up in the courts. Officials had told …

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Elon Musk has upended Twitter's business.  Here's how he could fix it

Elon Musk has upended Twitter’s business. Here’s how he could fix it

New York CNN Business — Much of Twitter’s ad sales team has been fired or pushed out. Large companies from General Mills to Macy’s have paused advertising on the platform, with more potentially following suit after new owner Elon Musk’s decision to restore the account of former President Donald Trump and other controversial figures. And …

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Katie Hobbs says White House isn't "doing enough" about the border

Katie Hobbs says White House isn’t “doing enough” about the border

Washington CNN — Democratic Arizona governor-elect Katie Hobbs said on Tuesday she doesn’t think the Biden administration is “doing enough” to address the situation at the southern border. Hobbs told “CNN This Morning” that her state bore “the brunt of decades of inaction from both parties in Washington.” “We need real action on immigration reform. …

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Judge sets October 2023 trial for New York attorney general's $250 million lawsuit against Trump

Judge sets October 2023 trial for New York attorney general’s $250 million lawsuit against Trump

New York CNN — A New York state judge set an October 2023 trial date for the New York attorney general’s $250 million lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, his eldest children and the Trump Organization, just as the presidential election gets underway. Judge Arthur Engoron set the trial for October 2, 2023, and laid …

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PG&E receives $1.1B federal grant to keep Diablo Canyon nuclear plant online

PG&E receives $1.1B federal grant to keep Diablo Canyon nuclear plant online

CNN — Nuclear energy in California got a jolt of financial support from the Biden administration on Monday as the US Department of Energy awarded a $1.1 billion grant to Pacific Gas & Electric to help extend the life of its Diablo Canyon Power Plant on the central California coast. The Diablo plant was scheduled …

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Twitter won't restore Alex Jones' account, Musk says

Twitter won’t restore Alex Jones’ account, Musk says

Washington CNN Business — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones won’t be returning to Twitter and will remain banned from the platform, according to its new owner, Elon Musk. Musk declared on Friday that Jones’ account will not be restored, in spite of some users’ requests, and spent the weekend defending the decision even as Twitter moved …

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