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Biden’s universal pre-K plan could mean a need for at least 40,000 new teachers
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Biden’s universal pre-K plan could mean a need for at least 40,000 new teachers

The nation’s public education system could be transformed under President Joe Biden’s plan to create free, universal pre-K, which would make preschool available and affordable for 6 million more children. But if passed by Congress as part of a sweeping social safety net bill, one major challenge to implementation is hiring tens of thousands of…MORE

Mississippi governor calls Supreme Court oral arguments on state’s restrictive abortion law ‘a watershed moment in American history’
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Mississippi governor calls Supreme Court oral arguments on state’s restrictive abortion law ‘a watershed moment in American history’

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves called recent Supreme Court oral arguments on a restrictive abortion law in his state “a watershed moment in American history,” saying he’s cautiously optimistic the court will overturn two seminal decisions that secured abortion rights for women nationwide. “This has been a watershed moment in American history over the last week…MORE

Rep. Omar ‘very confident’ Pelosi will take action against Boebert this week after anti-Muslim remarks
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Rep. Omar ‘very confident’ Pelosi will take action against Boebert this week after anti-Muslim remarks

Rep. Ilhan Omar said Sunday she is “very confident” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will take “decisive action” against Rep. Lauren Boebert over the Colorado Republican’s anti-Muslim remarks. “I’ve had a conversation with the Speaker and I’m very confident that she will take decisive action next week,” she told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the…MORE

Fact check: Biden tells inaccurate story about his 1973 meeting with Israeli prime minister
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Fact check: Biden tells inaccurate story about his 1973 meeting with Israeli prime minister

President Joe Biden has a favorite story about his long relationship with Israel. For decades, he has been publicly recounting his 1973 meeting with then-Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir — which he described in 2015 as “one of the most consequential meetings I’ve ever had in my life.” But parts of the version of the…MORE

What comes next after the Supreme Court’s signal on abortion rights
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What comes next after the Supreme Court’s signal on abortion rights

At stake in the Mississippi abortion case heard by the Supreme Court December 1 is access to the procedure for millions of people across the country. As Justice Brett Kavanaugh made clear at Wednesday’s hearing, the justices are not considering whether to outlaw abortion nationwide. But a decision that overturns current Supreme Court precedent on…MORE

Top Space Force official: China is developing space capabilities at ‘twice the rate’ of US
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Top Space Force official: China is developing space capabilities at ‘twice the rate’ of US

Gen. David Thompson, vice chief of space operations for the US Space Force, said Saturday China is developing its space capabilities at “twice the rate” of the US. On a panel of US space experts and leaders speaking at the Reagan National Defense Forum in a panel moderated by CNN’s Kristin Fisher, Gen. Thompson warned…MORE

Sec. Austin says US isn’t afraid of Chinese competition even as country advances its hypersonic weapons
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Sec. Austin says US isn’t afraid of Chinese competition even as country advances its hypersonic weapons

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin addressed recent Chinese military advancements Saturday, including the test of a hypersonic weapon system and strengthening of nuclear capabilities, saying, “America isn’t a country that fears competition.” During the Reagan National Defense Forum’s keynote address, Austin said the US is ready to face China’s military rise and is working…MORE

Justice Department charges 2 men alleged to have marched with Proud Boys on January 6 and led charge at US Capitol
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Justice Department charges 2 men alleged to have marched with Proud Boys on January 6 and led charge at US Capitol

Federal prosecutors have accused two men of having ties to a Proud Boys leader and being among the first to breach the police line near the US Capitol on January 6. James Haffner, 53, of South Dakota and Ronald Loehrke, 30, of Georgia were arrested and charged this week with a felony for obstructing police…MORE

Biden administration still seeking return to compliance with original Iran nuclear deal while preparing for world without it
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Biden administration still seeking return to compliance with original Iran nuclear deal while preparing for world without it

The Biden administration is still seeking a return to mutual compliance to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran but is “preparing for a world in which there is no return” to the landmark agreement, a senior State Department official said Saturday. The official’s bleak assessment following the latest round of talks in Vienna echoed strong…MORE

Army Col. Edward Shames, the last remaining officer of World War II’s ‘Band of Brothers,’ dies at 99
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Army Col. Edward Shames, the last remaining officer of World War II’s ‘Band of Brothers,’ dies at 99

Col. Edward Shames, the last surviving officer of the historic World War II parachute infantry regiment of the US Army known as Easy Company, died Friday at the age of 99. Shames “passed away peacefully at home,” said the obituary posted by the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory. During World War II, Shames “was a…MORE

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