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Tim Graham/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The House on Thursday passed a bill to codify federal recognition of same-sex and interracial marriages, which now goes to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature. The Respect for Marriage Act passed with bipartisan support in a 258-169 vote. Thirty-nine Republicans joined Democrats in voting yes on the measure. […]

Oliver Helbig/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — An off-duty FBI agent fatally shot a person at a metro station in Washington, D.C., following a physical altercation, police said. Police responded to reports of multiple shots fired on the Red Line platform at the Metro Center station shortly before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, D.C. Metro Transit Police said. Ashan […]

DIGICOMPHOTO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images (COLUMBUS, Ohio) — An ongoing measles outbreak in central Ohio has ballooned to 63 cases as of Thursday. Twenty-five children have been hospitalized. The state’s health system is also fighting the surge in respiratory illness — flu, RSV and COVID-19. The high rates of those illnesses are making it harder for […]

Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — More than 1,000 journalists and other workers at The New York Times launched a 24-hour strike on Thursday, a protest over ongoing contract negotiations that marks the first such strike at the company in more than four decades. “It’s never an easy decision to refuse to do work […]

Alex Wong/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Republicans are celebrating a major political win as they head into the new Congress with a House majority — forcing Democrats to concede on ending the military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate in order to get the must-pass national defense bill across the finish line. The move would be a major concession […]

mixetto/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Teacher vacancies in schools around the country persist after the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest data from the National Center for Education Statistics. However, schools with large numbers of minority students and in high-poverty areas are suffering the worst staff shortages. About 40% of public schools […]

Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz (WASHINGTON) — In celebrating WNBA star Brittney Griner’s release, President Joe Biden made a point on Thursday to say the prisoner swap was “not a choice” between Griner and Paul Whelan, the American former Marine who is still detained in Russia. “We never forgot about Brittney. We’ve not […]

Franklin Ohio Police Department (QUANTICO, Va.) — An 11-year-old cancer patient was sworn in as an honorary police officer for 53 different police departments at a ceremony held Monday at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Devarjaye “DJ” Daniel’s journey to becoming an honorary police officer started several years ago, according to his father Theodis […]

joe daniel price/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — In an extraordinary and tense debate stretching three hours on Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court entertained an unprecedented call to give state legislatures nearly unchecked power to dictate when, where and how Americans vote for president and Congress. While a majority of justices appeared skeptical of entirely removing state […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — At a time when the present-day impacts of climate change are unavoidable, millions of Americans are reevaluating whether they want to have children, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll. According to the new poll conducted using Ipsos’ KnowledgePanel, nearly a quarter of U.S. adults ages 18 to 45 (23%) […]

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