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House Democrats pass Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, sending it to the Senate as minimum wage fight looms

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is seen during a press conference on January 21, 2021. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images House Democrats approved the package in a vote of 219-212. The...
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House Democrats to vote on $1.9 trillion stimulus plan with minimum-wage hike in jeopardy

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L Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly news conference on Oct. 22. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images House Democrats were set to vote later on Friday on a...
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How Democrats can pass a minimum wage increase to $15 after a major setback from the Senate parliamentarian

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Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, examining wages at large profitable...
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Ted Cruz rants against comedians, late night TV, and mask-wearing before shouting at people to 'just have fun' in wild CPAC speech

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex. John Raoux/AP Photo Ted Cruz's CPAC speech began with a joke about the Cancun scandal and ended in a guttural shout. Cruz railed against late night TV...
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Meet the startup behind those massive Texas energy bills

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Power lines in Texas City, Texas THOMAS SHEA/AFP via Getty Images Welcome to Insider Energy, a weekly energy newsletter brought to you by Business Insider. Here's what you need...
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I've worked at Walmart for 20 years and can't afford a doctor. Congress needs to pass a $15 minimum wage now

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Cynthia Murray. Cynthia Murray I'm a 64-year-old Walmart employee who just testified to the Senate Budget Committee. Walmart pays its hourly workforce a poverty wage that...
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Ted Cruz's colleagues mocked him by putting memes of his Cancun trip in the Senate gym locker room: 'Bienvenido de Nuevo, Ted!'

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex. Andrew Harnik/AFP via Getty Images Ted Cruz's Senate colleagues had some fun at his expense on Wednesday, according to NBC News. Photos of Cruz from his...
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More workers just became eligible for unemployment, including those who didn't return to work over safety concerns

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Carlos Ponce joins a protest in in Miami Springs, Florida, asking senators to continue unemployment benefits past July 31, 2020. Joe Raedle/Getty Images On Thursday, the Labor...
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While President Biden visits storm-torn Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz will be giving a speech on 'cancel culture' in Florida

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While the president visits storm-torn Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz will be at CPAC. ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images President Joe Biden is heading to...
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Bernie Sanders says Democrats will try to devise a backdoor to implement a $15 minimum wage after major stimulus setback

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., talks during an interview with MSNBC in the Russell Rotunda in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty...
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Top health officials warn decline in COVID-19 cases is 'stalling' and that...

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 daily case numbers had seen sharp declines in recent... Read more ...

Emirates and Dubai Health Authority to create seamless digital verification...

Emirates and Dubai Health Authority to create seamless digital verification of COVID-19 medical records for travellers

Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority today signed a Memorandum of Understanding which aims to position Dubai as one of the first cities in the world to implement digital... Read more ...

Qantas and Jetstar Prepare To Resume International Flights From Late October

Qantas and Jetstar Prepare To Resume International Flights From Late October

Qantas and Jetstar are now planning to restart regular international passenger flights to most destinations from 31 October 2021 - a four month extension from the previous... Read more ...

Students from Rep. Madison Cawthorn's college said he used 'fun drives' to...

Rep. Madison Cawthorne . Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via Getty Images Former classmates of Rep. Madison Cawthorn told... Read more ...

FBI pinpoints a single suspect in the death of US Capitol Police Officer...

A U.S. Capitol Police officer stands at the door of the Capitol Rotunda near where the late U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick will lie in honor Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021... Read more ...

Biden to talk migration with Mexico's López Obrador, who spent weeks...

The US and Mexican flags are carried side by side during a march for peace near the US/Mexico border on March 11, 2018 in Tijuana, Mexico. Mario Tama/Getty Images President... Read more ...

Nissan Should Have Made The Ariya Years Ago

Nissan Should Have Made The Ariya Years Ago

The Ariya is one of Nissan's best designs in a while. It feels like a return to form for the carmaker but I can't help feel a sense of déjà vu as I take in its contours. Read more ...

'Oath Keeper' Jessica Watkins denounced the extremist group but will stay in...

Jessica Marie Watkins and Donovan Ray Crowl , both from Ohio, march down the east front steps of the U.S. Capitol with the Oath Keepers militia group among supporters of U.S... Read more ...

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L.A. is full of phenomenal pools, spectacular spas and supercool five-star hotels waiting for us to explore. Now there's a way to do that on a budget. Read more ...

If Airplane Parts Land On Your Lawn, Can You Keep Them? We Find Out

If Airplane Parts Land On Your Lawn, Can You Keep Them? We Find Out

Remember early this week when that Boeing 777's right-side engine failed , blowing off the entire engine housing and other parts, which rained down onto the Denver-area homes... Read more ...