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Senate votes to block railroad strike, impose contract rejected by unions
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Senate votes to block railroad strike, impose contract rejected by unions

Senate votes to block railroad strike, impose contract rejected by unions - CBS News Watch CBS News The Senate voted to block a railroad strike, forcing rail companies and union workers to accept the proposed settlement the White House helped negotiate in September. The bill's passage averts a nationwide disruption of rail service ahead of the holiday season. Scott MacFarlane has the latest. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
George Conway reacts to special counsel appointment
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George Conway reacts to special counsel appointment

George Conway reacts to special counsel appointment George Conway joins CNN's John Berman to discuss the Justice Department's appointment of Jack Smith as special counsel overseeing investigations into former President Donald Trump. Source link
Special Report: President Biden’s 2022 State of the Union address
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Special Report: President Biden’s 2022 State of the Union address

Special Report: President Biden's 2022 State of the Union address - CBS News Watch CBS News In his State of the Union address, President Biden vowed a united response against Russia's attack on Ukraine, and he laid out his domestic priorities, including plans for strengthening the U.S. economy. Norah O'Donnell anchors CBS News coverage of the president's address and the Republican response. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
Biden to receive updated Covid-19 booster shot Tuesday
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Biden to receive updated Covid-19 booster shot Tuesday

Washington CNN  —  President Joe Biden will receive the updated Covid-19 booster shot Tuesday, White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz said Sunday evening. It has been more than three months since Biden contracted Covid-19, which is the amount of time the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people may consider waiting before getting boosted. The bivalent boosters target the original coronavirus strain as well as the Omicron BA.4/BA.5 subvariants. The shots are available for people ages five and up, as long as they have completed all primary doses in their vaccine series. People who are boosted have more protection against Covid-19 illness and even infection com...
National Archives alerted lawyers for Trump about missing letters with North Korean leader in May 2021
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National Archives alerted lawyers for Trump about missing letters with North Korean leader in May 2021

CNN  —  The National Archives alerted lawyers for former President Donald Trump in May 2021 that Trump’s letters with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un – and two dozen boxes of records – were missing, according to new correspondence the Archives released on Monday. Gary Stern, general counsel for the National Archives and Records Administration, wrote to former Trump White House lawyers Patrick Philbin, Mike Purpura and Scott Gast on May 6, 2021, alerting them that the letters Trump had exchanged with Kim and the letter he received from his predecessor, President Barack Obama, were missing, according to the correspondence released Monday in response to dozens of Freedom of Information Act requests. ...
Elton John performs at White House for first time since 1998
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Elton John performs at White House for first time since 1998

Elton John said Friday that he'd played in some beautiful venues — but the stage in front of the White House, beneath a massive tent on a perfect autumn night, was "probably the icing on the cake." Then he kicked off the show with "Your Song," his first big international hit. President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden welcomed the 75-year-old singer, talking about his activism, the power of his music and his all-around goodness. The event was dreamed up and paid for by A+E and the History Channel. "Seamus Heaney once wrote, and I quote, 'Once in a lifetime, the longed-for tidal wave of justice can rise up, and hope and history rhyme," Mr. Biden said. "Throughout his incredible career, Sir Elton John has been that tidal wave, a tidal wave to he...
Analysis: Donald Trump’s legal gambits offer fresh revelations and deepen his political risk
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Analysis: Donald Trump’s legal gambits offer fresh revelations and deepen his political risk

CNN  —  Donald Trump’s scattershot defense in the weeks since FBI agents descended on his Mar-a-Lago resort has only exposed the depth of the mess he faces over his refusal to return classified documents that led to an unprecedented search of an ex-president’s home. Happening Today 1 p.m. ET: Federal judge holds hearing to consider Trump’s bid for a special master to review evidence the FBI seized at Mar-a-Lago. Follow live updates5:45 p.m. ET: House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy to give a speech in Biden’s hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, just before the President’s primetime address8 p.m. ET: Biden to speak about “the continued battle for the soul of the nation” As he keeps inadverten...
Barack and Michelle Obama’s official White House portraits to be unveiled during September ceremony
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Barack and Michelle Obama’s official White House portraits to be unveiled during September ceremony

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama will return to the White House in September for a special occasion: their official portraits are finally being unveiled, more than five years after they left the residence.President Biden and first lady Jill Biden will host the ceremony on September 7, according to Hannah Hankins, a spokesperson for the former president.Back in 2018, portraits of the former first couple — done by Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley — were unveiled at Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Both portraits received an unprecedented public response, the museum said back in 2020, when it announced they would be going on a nationwide tour. Portrait unveiling of former President Barack Obama and former Fir...