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Doug Mastriano, Trump ally and candidate for governor in Pennsylvania, to appear before Jan.  6 committee Tuesday

Doug Mastriano, Trump ally and candidate for governor in Pennsylvania, to appear before Jan. 6 committee Tuesday

The committee has been negotiating the terms of Mastriano’s deposition for weeks but the two sides still have not reached an agreement over whether his attorney would be allowed to videotape the deposition or be given access to the committee’s own full recording after the fact, the source said . As a result, Mastriano’s appearance …

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Alex Jones' texts have been turned over to the January 6 committee, source says

Alex Jones’ texts have been turned over to the January 6 committee, source says

The messages were handed over to the committee by Mark Bankston, the attorney who represented two Sandy Hook parents who successfully sued Jones in Texas and won nearly $50 million in a civil trial that concluded last week. Bankston would only tell CNN that he is “cooperating with the committee.” The select committee declined to …

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Adam Kinzinger allies launches candidate and election worker training program

Adam Kinzinger allies launches candidate and election worker training program

Keep Country First Policy Action, the nonprofit group, created the “Country First Academy” to focus on those especially interested in serving on the local level, as allies of former President Donald Trump continue to spread lies about the 2020 election and question the integrity of the upcoming elections. Kinzinger serves on the House select committee …

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Vermont Democrats face historic decision in open-seat House primary

Vermont Democrats face historic decision in open-seat House primary

The winner of Tuesday’s contest will be the overwhelming general election favorite to take the place of Rep. Peter Welch, who is running for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Patrick Leahy. That month, voters will also cast ballots on an amendment to the state constitution that would protect abortion rights. Balint, a …

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Many Americans don't think climate change is coming for them

Many Americans don’t think climate change is coming for them

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — While parts of his state have been ravaged by deluge this summer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is pretty sure most Americans don’t really care about the climate crisis. …

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Sri Lanka: Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe says previous government was "covering up facts" about financial crisis

Sri Lanka: Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe says previous government was “covering up facts” about financial crisis

Colombo, Sri Lanka CNN — Sri Lanka’s acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe has said the country’s previous administration was “covering up facts” about its crippling financial crisis. Former leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s government did not tell the truth, that Sri Lanka was “bankrupt” and “needed to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF),” Wickremesinghe told CNN from …

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Fauci says he plans to retire by end of Biden's current term

Fauci says he plans to retire by end of Biden’s current term

Fauci, who serves as Biden’s chief medical adviser and has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for decades, said he does not currently have a specific retirement date in mind nor has he started the process of retiring. “I have said that for a long time,” Fauci said …

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Matthew DePerno: Trump-backed GOP candidate for Michigan AG under criminal investigation for possibly tampering with voting machines, docs say

Matthew DePerno: Trump-backed GOP candidate for Michigan AG under criminal investigation for possibly tampering with voting machines, docs say

For months, the Michigan State Police and the attorney general’s office have been investigating a series of voting machine breaches that took place in several counties around the state last year. According to the documents released Monday, that probe has led investigators to Kalamazoo-based lawyer Matthew DePerno, a Republican candidate running against incumbent Michigan Attorney …

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Abortion access in two 'stalwart' states in the South a focus of post-Roe court fights

Abortion access in two ‘stalwart’ states in the South a focus of post-Roe court fights

“Georgia — Atlanta, Georgia, specifically — was a hub for abortion access for people across the southeast,” said Jalessah Jackson, the interim executive director of Access Reproductive Care-Southeast, an abortion fund that provides financial support for abortion-seekers in several southern states. “Georgia was really that space where people could come and have options for where …

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Bidens to travel to Kentucky after catastrophic flooding

Bidens to travel to Kentucky after catastrophic flooding

CNN — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Monday are scheduled to travel to eastern Kentucky, where deadly flooding killed more than three dozen people and caused catastrophic damage to communities. The Bidens will visit families affected by the flooding and survey the damage, as thousands remain without running water or power. …

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