Tuesday's politics & policy stories


Erin Doherty
Updated Jun 28, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Trump allegedly lunged at security detail on Jan. 6, top aide testifies

Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, is sworn in during a Jan. 6 select committee hearing

Hate crimes in California at highest reported level since 9/11

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Maria Ressa: News organization Rappler ordered to shut down by Philippines government

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Jan. 6 panel raises concerns about possible Trumpworld witness tampering

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Supreme Court reinstates Louisiana's Republican-drawn electoral map

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) speaking before a Senate committee in May 2021.
Andrew Solender
Updated Jun 28, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Meadows sought pardon after Jan. 6, his former top aide testifies

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Alabama cites Roe decision in urging court to let state ban trans health care

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Cassidy Hutchinson's Jan. 6 bombshells

Cassidy Hutchinson, a top former aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, is sworn-in

Wisconsin governor files lawsuit to challenge state's pre-Roe abortion ban

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Meadows said Trump felt Pence "deserves" to be hanged, former top aide testifies

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Cassidy Hutchinson exposes Trump’s role in the Jan 6 violence

 An image of Cassidy Hutchinson is shown during the fifth hearing held by the  January 6th committee

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking

Audrey Strauss, acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks at a press conference announcing the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell in July 2020.

White House shrugged off Jan. 6 violence warnings, top aide testifies

Cassidy Hutchinson

Ex-Meadows aide: Cipollone worried Trump march to Capitol would lead to criminal charges

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Former Meadows aide: Trump said armed rallygoers “not there to hurt” him

Cassidy Hutchinson, a top former aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, arrives to testify.

Meadows warned Jan. 6 could be "real, real bad," former top aide testifies

Fortenberry avoids jail time for lying to federal agents

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., speaks as the House Rules Committee.
Oriana Gonzalez
Updated Jun 28, 2022 - Health

Abortions can continue in Texas after judge temporarily blocks pre-Roe ban

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Oriana Gonzalez
Jun 28, 2022 - Health

Biden administration unveils "action plan" in response to "despicable" SCOTUS abortion decision

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Ukrainian billionaire taps K Street to fight Russian seizures

Ivana Saric
Jun 28, 2022 - World

U.S. unveils new sanctions aimed at Russian defense industry

Joe Biden (R) addresses a press conference

No more house parties: Airbnb permanently bans disruptive events

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White House warns against using federal lands for abortion care

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Michigan Supreme Court voids indictments in Flint water probe

Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Monday, April 30, 2018.
Mike Allen
Jun 28, 2022 - Politics & Policy

How leaders can improve global happiness

Ivana Saric
Updated Jun 28, 2022 - World

New Russian sanctions target Jill Biden and daughter Ashley

Jill Biden speaks at an event celebrating Pride month in the East Room of the White House June 15

Dems' Rocky Mountain MAGA bet

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First look: Yellen plans first Asia swing

Janet Yellen at a lectern

Seized superyacht linked to Russian oligarch arrives in San Diego Bay

The yacht Amadea of sanctioned Russian Oligarch Suleiman Kerimov, seized by the Fiji government at the request of the U.S., arrives at the Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii, on June 16.
Zachary Basu
Updated Jun 28, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Zelensky says Russia missiles hit shopping center with over 1,000 civilians inside

Balancing your news diet

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Man accused of slapping Giuliani has charges downgraded

Photo of Rudy Giuliani wearing sunglasses and holding his hands clasped in front of him as he speaks to two people at an outdoor parade

Biden to award Medal of Honor to 4 Vietnam War vets

President Joe Biden attends the G7 summit at Elmau Castle, southern Germany.