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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

More stores announced this week they are easing their mask requirements, joining a growing number of top chains changing their policies in the wake of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's updated guidance on masks. read more


The US Preventive Services Task Force on Tuesday lowered the recommended age to start screening for colon and rectal cancers from 50 to 45. read more


In a notable tarmac conversation, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib conveyed to President Biden her dissatisfaction with the United States' response to the bloody conflict between Israel and Hamas that has now entered its second week, her office says. read more


The FBI is investigating what it describes as a massive scheme to illegally finance Sen. Susan Collins' 2020 re-election bid, Axios has learned. read more


A few weeks after his arrest for allegedly storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, the man known as the "QAnon Shaman," Jacob Chansley, floated an idea that dozens of others have tried -- that Trump himself deserved some of the blame for his actions. read more


Ohio had its highest vaccination day in three weeks after it announced lottery-style drawings for vaccinated Ohioans. read more


A bombshell new report from Jonathan Swan and Zachary Basu of Axios details the Trump administration's defense goals in its final weeks, and some of the developments are concerning, to say the least. read more


House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has come out against a bipartisan committee to investigate the Capitol insurrection, a proposal drafted by one of his GOP colleagues, as Republicans press for a broader investigation that includes investigating Black Lives Matter protests. read more


The politicization of the Justice Department during Bill Barr's tenure as attorney general has long been among the most serious of the Trump-era scandals, and we're apparently still learning new details about the scope of the controversy. As the Times' report explained, at issue was a Twitter account called @NunesAlt, which ridiculed the congressman. For reasons unknown, Barr's Justice Department sought a subpoena to expose the person (or persons) behind the account. read more


Arizona election audit: Jack Sellers, county Board of Supervisors chairman, accused Fann of attempting to legitimize "a grift disguised as an audit." read more


Florida Rep. Val Demings is planning to run for the U.S. Senate, rather than governor, providing Democrats with a big-name candidate to take on Republican Sen. Marco Rubio next year. For months, Demings mulled which statewide office to pursue, but decided she could do the most good by taking on the two-term senator, according to several Democrats familiar with her thinking. read more


The Biden administration's broadband plan read like a dream come true to Donnel Baird. The $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, introduced in late March, had a whopping $100 billion for broadband infrastructure baked in -- and a promise to give that money first and foremost to affordable local networks owned by municipalities and co-ops. read more


As Joe Biden and state lawmakers target millionaires and billionaires, wealth advisers are trying to help their clients adapt to the new rules. read more


The John Lewis Voting Rights Act now has bipartisan Senate support, as Sen. Murkowski (R-AK) has joined Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) in calling for reauthorization. read more


Monday, May 17, 2021

With remote work more common now, tax apps that track your location have become relevant for professionals who want to work wherever they want to live.


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