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North America’s biggest container port faces record backlog
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North America’s biggest container port faces record backlog

Approximately 200,000 shipping containers remain gridlocked off the coast of Los Angeles on Monday as pandemic-related disruptions continue to affect various supply chains, according to Gene Seroka, the executive director of the Port of Los Angeles. “We have about two weeks’ worth of work sitting at anchor right now,” Seroka said in an interview with…MORE

Committee investigating January 6 releases criminal contempt report detailing how Steve Bannon evaded subpoena
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Committee investigating January 6 releases criminal contempt report detailing how Steve Bannon evaded subpoena

The committee investigating the January 6 riot at the US Capitol has released its contempt report on former President Donald Trump ally Steve Bannon, a document that outlines the efforts the committee took to get Bannon to comply with its subpoena — and the failure by him to do so. This report is the subject…MORE

Democrats are developing a replacement for cornerstone climate measure in sweeping economic package
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Democrats are developing a replacement for cornerstone climate measure in sweeping economic package

Sen. Tina Smith of Minnesota confirmed to CNN that Democrats are developing a replacement for the clean electricity program in their sweeping economic package. The program will likely be dropped from the bill after opposition from Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, CNN reported Friday. After months of negotiating on the program, Smith said Manchin…MORE

Family of Elijah McClain reaches settlement with Aurora, Colorado

Family of Elijah McClain reaches settlement with Aurora, Colorado

The family of Elijah McClain has reached a settlement agreement with the city of Aurora, Colorado, the city and attorneys representing his family confirmed Monday. The amount of the settlement will be undisclosed until the city signs the agreement and McClain’s family decides on an allocation process for McClain’s mother, Sheneen McClain, and his father,…MORE

German media group fires BILD editor after damning press reports
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German media group fires BILD editor after damning press reports

The German media group Axel Springer said on Monday that it has fired the editor-in-chief of the BILD newspaper, Julian Reichelt, for failing to “to maintain a clear boundary between private and professional matters” and being “untruthful to the Executive Board.” “Axel Springer SE has relieved BILD Editor-in-Chief Julian Reichelt of his duties with immediate…MORE

Biden to spend this week working behind the scenes to press Democrats on his sweeping domestic agenda
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Biden to spend this week working behind the scenes to press Democrats on his sweeping domestic agenda

President Joe Biden has few public events on his schedule this week as he works behind the scenes to secure an agreement on his domestic agenda amid deep divisions within his party. A source familiar with the President’s private schedule says it is filled with blocks of “congressional time,” which the President uses to make…MORE

Biden aides making the economic case for his legislative agenda in memo to lawmakers
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Biden aides making the economic case for his legislative agenda in memo to lawmakers

President Joe Biden’s aides are ramping up their sales pitch to congressional Democrats as talks on his economic agenda reach a critical stage. The White House on Monday sent Democrats on Capitol Hill a new memo, obtained by CNN, touting the benefits of each major component of the sprawling legislative proposal that the President hopes…MORE

Powell to journalist Bob Woodward on his health struggles: ‘Don’t feel sorry for me’
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Powell to journalist Bob Woodward on his health struggles: ‘Don’t feel sorry for me’

Colin Powell opened up to journalist Bob Woodward about his health struggles in what is believed to have been his last interview before his death. “Don’t say no and don’t feel sorry for me, for god’s sakes. I’m (almost) 85 years old,” Powell said after telling Woodward about battling multiple myeloma for nearly two years.…MORE

State Department watchdog opens new reviews into US exit from Afghanistan
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State Department watchdog opens new reviews into US exit from Afghanistan

The State Department’s watchdog has opened a number of reviews related to the US exit from Afghanistan, according to a letter from the acting inspector general obtained by CNN. In the letter dated Monday, Diana Shaw told top lawmakers on a number of congressional committees that the Office of Inspector General had notified the State…MORE

Biden to participate in CNN town hall in Baltimore on Thursday

Biden to participate in CNN town hall in Baltimore on Thursday

President Joe Biden will take participate in a CNN town hall on Thursday in Baltimore, where he’ll take questions as his administration continues to sell his ambitious legislative agenda to members of Congress and the nation. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will moderate the live broadcast event, which will air at 8 p.m. ET on CNN…MORE

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