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Andrew Giuliani mocked for poor framing of video filmed in parking lot

‘He did everything, ultimately, by the book,’ says Giuliani, defending his father

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Florida mother says her son, 16, tased in back garden in alleged racial profiling case

The teen was sent to a juvenile detention centre for 21 days

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Riviera campaign is key to hopes of France’s far-right party

Marine Le Pen’s once-ascendant far-right party is struggling ahead of runoff elections for France’s regional leadership

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Derek Chauvin could face decades long sentence for George Floyd’s death

Chauvin, 45, faces decades in prison, with several legal experts predicting a sentence of 20 to 25 years.

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Pence: Idea of overturning election results is ‘un-American’

Former Vice President Mike Pence is defending his role in certifying the results of the 2020 election and says he is proud of his own actions…

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Harris heads to border after facing criticism for absence

Kamala Harris faces perhaps the most politically challenging moment of her vice presidency Friday when she heads to the U.S. southern border as part of her…

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Analysis: Biden rebuts doubts, wins bet on bipartisanship

For a president who had campaigned on his ability to work across the aisle, Joe Biden’s announcement of a bipartisan deal on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure…

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House GOP leader to meet with Capitol officer hurt on Jan. 6

A police officer who was injured in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and has pushed for an independent commission to investigate the attack will meet with…

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Britney Spears tells fans she hid conservatorship agony because she ‘was embarrassed’

Instagram has helped, the star said

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Biden extols bipartisan infrastructure deal as a good start

President Joe Biden has announced a bipartisan agreement on a pared-down but still huge infrastructure plan

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Collapsed Florida building drew global visitors, residents

Florida fire teams worked through the night in hopes of finding survivors in the Miami-area building collapse that has left nearly 100 people missing

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Britney Spears tells fans she hid conservatorship agony because she ‘was embarrassed’

Instagram has helped, the star said

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George Floyd statue in New York vandalised with name of white supremacist group

The defacing came just days after statue was unveiled in celebration of Juneteenth

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Almost half of Republican voters think states have right to overturn elections, study shows

A whopping 46 per cent of Republicans believe ‘it was appropriate for legislators in states won by Joe Biden to try to assign their state’s electoral…

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GOP-led Arizona Legislature OK’s $1.8B income tax cut

The Arizona House has approved a $1.9 billion income tax cut package that mainly benefits the wealthy as majority Republicans began pushing through a state budget…

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Trump rally song plays briefly at Biden North Carolina event

A song heard at every Donald Trump campaign rally was briefly played at the end of a North Carolina event featuring President Joe Biden

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Gibraltar votes to ease draconian abortion laws by 62 per cent in referendum

Sixty-two percent of the electorate voted to legalise abortion up to 12 weeks in the case where a mother’s life is in danger

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Hopes for bipartisan police reform bill raised as senators say they have agreed framework

They caution that ‘nothing is agreed’

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Senator Tom Cotton blames Biden for badly behaved airline passengers because of ‘the stupid mask mandate’

Airline staff have had to put up with at least 2,900 incidents involving unruly passengers in 2021 so far

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Congress repeals Trump-era regulations on payday lenders

Congress has overturned a set of regulations enacted in the final days of the Trump administration that effectively allowed payday lenders to avoid state laws capping…

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Biden campaign staff sue ‘Trump train’ convoy who almost forced them off road in Texas

Those targeted in lawsuit are accused of harassing and following campaign bus

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Kentucky to allow college athletes to earn off likeness

Gov. Andy Beshear has signed an executive order allowing college athletes in Kentucky to make money through the use of their name, image or likeness

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Judge appeals skeptical over effort to dismiss Dominion suit

A federal judge appeared skeptical of arguments to dismiss a defamation suit filed by Dominion Voting Systems over baseless 2020 election claims made by Trump allies…

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AOC says lack of diversity in bipartisan infrastructure team shows why some communities ‘get left behind’

New York congresswoman warns minority communities not represented after sharing picture of all-white lawmakers

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AP News Digest 6 p.m.

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at…

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From Eugene Debs to Bernie Sanders: America’s most famous socialists

Many may be surprised US history is dotted with socialists

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Why America’s most high profile socialist lawmaker is fighting for her political life

Capitalists will be ‘emboldened’ if she loses recall battle, Seattle’s Kshama Sawant tells Andrew Buncombe

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Scaramucci tells banker trial jury about Trump’s transition

Anthony Scaramucci is lending his voice and memories to the federal government’s case against a Chicago banker charged with trying to parlay $16 million in loans…

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Miami building collapse: Rescuers say they can hear ‘what sounds like banging’ as they search for missing 99

Rescue crews using soar to search for survivors revealed they hear what could be people “banging” beneath the rubble of the collapsed apartment building in Miami.

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Songwriter Diane Warren to adopt last cow found after mass breakout from slaughterhouse

The cow was one of 40 to break free from a slaughterhouse

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‘Pay them more’: Biden uses stage whisper to tell business how to fix staff shortages

‘They (businesses) are going to have to compete and pay people a decent wage,’ the president says

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500 people have been arrested in Capitol riot cases. There could be hundreds more

At least 100 arrested for assaulting law enforcement. One man has been charged with attacking members of press

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Iowa man charged over pipe bomb found by a young girl – but police fear someone else left another device near by

Investigators find fireworks, fuse, zip ties, screws, nuts and other materials at suspect’s workbench

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Families demand information on relatives jailed in Nicaragua

Relatives of 16 Nicaraguan opposition figures jailed in recent weeks are demanding that President Daniel Ortega’s government let them see their loved ones, know where they…

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Miami building collapse: Relatives pray for information as 99 people remain missing in Florida

Officials have accounted for 53 people but nearly 100 still not heard from

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Capitol riot: Lawyer for rioter who confronted police officer blames media and ‘crowd hysteria’

‘He got taken!’ an attorney for Doug Jensen, 41, told the judge

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Fox News host stands by network’s poll after Lara Trump claims Biden’s 54% approval number is not ‘legitimate’

‘I cannot believe that anybody would have his approval rating anywhere over about negative 5% at this point,’ said Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law about Joe Biden

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Trump calls Giuliani the ‘Eliot Ness of his generation’ after law license suspended

Former President Donald Trump lashed out at what he called a “witch hunt” against his former attorney, Rudy Giuliani, following a New York court’s decision to…

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‘You really want to do this?’ Ex-commander of US forces in Europe challenges Matt Gaetz for smirking at military chief

The congressman claims military members ‘loathe’ critical race theory, but provided no evidence to his claim

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India’s Covid variant makes up a fifth of US cases as new ‘Delta Plus’ mutation emerges

197 cases of new mutation discovered with 83 in the US and 36 in the UK

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Miami building collapse: Police say 99 people still unaccounted for in Florida

Police say that 99 people are still unaccounted for after a condo building partially collapsed in Florida, killing at least one person.

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California governor overstated readiness by 690% ahead of unprecedented fire season, investigation finds

The state is facing what could be its worst fire season ever

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‘It borders on being immoral’: Biden condemns GOP voter suppression ahead of national tour to promote voting rights

Republicans have filed dozens of bills to hand election oversight to GOP-dominated state legislatures

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‘It borders on being immoral’: Biden condemns GOP voter suppression ahead of national tour to promote voting rights

Republicans have filed dozens of bills to hand election oversight to GOP-dominated state legislatures

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Oregon governor commutes sentences of dozens of inmates who helped battle wildfires

Western states have used inmates to fight fires for decades

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Teachers must have police training to carry guns at school, Ohio court rules

Previous policy allowed those with handgun licences and 24 hours of training to carry concealed firearm

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More than half of LGBT+ adults in the US say they have experienced violent threats, study finds

Fifty-two per cent of LGBT respondents said they had been threatened with violence at least once since the age of 18

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Miami building collapse: Shocking video shows Florida condo falling

Shocking video shows the moment a Florida condo building collapsed, killing one and trapping dozens of other residents.

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Rudy Giuliani has law licence suspended for helping Trump pursue false claims of election fraud

A New York State court accused the former mayor of making ‘demonstrably false and misleading statements’ about the 2020 election

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Democratic senator reveals he is member of exclusive sailing club amid diversity backlash over wife’s beach club

Sheldon Whitehouse has long faced scrutiny for being the scion of a rich family and belonging to exclusive clubs

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‘They’re just not welcome in polite society’: Jared and Ivanka distancing themselves from Trump as ‘image rehab’, says Jim Acosta

Former president’s election conspiracy theories reportedly to blame

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Wisconsin Senate passes ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ bill

Bill expected to be vetoed by state’s governor as experts have classified it ‘purely symbolic’

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Teamsters to ‘supply all resources necessary’ to unionize Amazon workers

One the nation’s largest labour unions has passed a resolution committing to “supply all resources necessary” to help unionise workers at Amazon, soon to be the…

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Texas’ Abbott leads GOP push for Trump-style border measures

With Vice President Kamala Harris planning to visit the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday,  Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas is trying to revive hard-line immigration measures…

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Ex-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows ‘consumed with fear’ Trump would die of Covid-19, book claims

There was a mad scramble get president life saving drugs as most aides were left in the dark

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‘We have a deal’: Biden announces breakthrough on infrastructure deal after meeting with Republicans

Deal on smaller bill would precede planned broader reconciliation package

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Closed trial begins for Belarus opposition leader’s husband

A closed trial for the husband of Belarus’ opposition leader has begun at a jail in the city of Gomel

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Two different Americas: How the anti-abortion movement stripped millions of their rights

2021 is shaping up to be a hostile year with states passing the most restrictive abortion laws since the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v Wade ruling,…

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Avenatti sentencing postponed until July 9 in Nike case