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President Biden has a vexing task at his virtual climate summit: how to put forward a nonbinding but symbolic goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will have a tangible impact on climate change efforts not only in the U.S. but throughout the world.

The House has approved a bill to make the nation's capital the 51st state. The proposal faces a far tougher fight in the Senate, where simple Democratic control of the chamber won’t be enough to pass the bill.

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BREAKING: Nation's top official overseeing student loans resigns, citing White House hostility to protecting borrowers.

Two conservative activists, Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, have been charged with multiple felonies in Michigan for a series of false robocalls that aimed to dissuade residents in Detroit and other cities from voting by mail.

BREAKING: Democrat Jon Ossoff wins election to U.S. Senate from Georgia, beating incumbent Sen. David Perdue. #APracecall  at 4:16 p.m. EST. #GAelection 

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