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Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Burghart / U.S. Navy photo via AP

Two U.S. Navy ships that were involved in deadly collisions this summer did not meet training requirements, according to Government Accountability Office data, which CNN obtained.

  • The failures: 10 out of 10 warfare mission areas expired for the USS Fitzgerald in June. 6 of 10 expired for the USS John S. McCain.
  • The trend: 37% of the training certifications for the Navy's 11 cruisers and destroyers in Japan expired this June. Two-thirds of those had been expired for at least 5 months.
  • Quick catchup: The USS Fitzgerald's commanding officer, executive officer, and senior non-commissioned officer were relieved of duty after its collision. The U.S. Navy is currently undergoing a review of how it trains, maintains, and deploys fleets in light of the recent deadly collisions.

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Democratic leaders struck an agreement with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) on emergency unemployment insurance late Friday, clearing the way for Senate action on President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package to resume after an hours-long delay.

The state of play: The Senate continued to work through votes on a marathon of amendments overnight into Saturday morning.

The elusive political power of Mexican Americans

Data: Pew Research Center, U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Michelle McGhee/Axios

Mexican Americans make up the nation's largest Latino group, yet they remain politically outshined by more recently arrived Cuban Americans.

Why it matters: The disparities in political power between Mexican Americans and Cuban Americans reflect the racial, historical, geographical and economic differences within Latino cultures in the U.S.