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3h ago

Latina pioneers new role at Treasury Department to advance racial equity

Janis Bowdler, former UnidosUS economic policy director, becomes the first counselor for racial equity to lead efforts serving underrepresented communities at the Treasury Dept.
Jamie Dimon, Janis Bowdler
Jamie Dimon, Janis Bowdler

Turnout in Virginia next week will be lower than 2020 — but by how much?

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
Image: Terry McAuliffe
Image: Terry McAuliffe
7h ago

Senate confirms Latina voting expert Myrna Pérez as federal appeals judge

Pérez, who was confirmed after Republicans blocked a sweeping voting rights bill, will be the 2nd Circuit's only Latino judge.
Myrna Perez swears in before testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee during her nomination hearing to be U.S. circuit judge for the Second Circuit on July 14, 2021.
Myrna Perez swears in before testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee during her nomination hearing to be U.S. circuit judge for the Second Circuit on July 14, 2021.
7h ago

Republican election official who fought Trump fraud claims up for federal job

Kim Wyman is the only Republican to hold statewide office on the West Coast.
Image: Kim Wyman
Image: Kim Wyman

Covid rental aid is finally reaching renters. In some areas, it may not come fast enough.

Experts said renters continue to face major hurdles, including technology barriers, overcomplicated rules and long wait times.
Image: NYC Residential Real Estate
Image: NYC Residential Real Estate

New Texas law targets abortion pills

An international group that sends abortion pills to women says demand in Texas is surging. But a new law will take effect in December that creates strict penalties for the procedure, including jail time. NBC News’ Priscilla Thompson reports.  
New Texas law targets abortion pills
New Texas law targets abortion pills

Biden rejects Trump's latest claim of executive privilege over Jan. 6 documents

Trump sued last week to block a House committee from obtaining the first batch of documents from the National Archives.
Former President Donald Trump speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC on July 11, 2021 in Dallas, Texas.
Former President Donald Trump speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC on July 11, 2021 in Dallas, Texas.

Critical week for President Biden’s multi-trillion dollar spending plans

President Biden’s reduced social spending plan is expected to include four weeks of paid family leave and a one year extension of the childcare tax credit. After months of internal battles among Democrats, he’s facing new urgency to act ahead of two international summits. 
Critical week for President Biden’s multi-trillion dollar spending plans
Critical week for President Biden’s multi-trillion dollar spending plans
20h ago

Marjorie Taylor Greene fined third time for not wearing mask on House floor

Greene, R-Ga., has racked up $5,500 in House fines for mask violations.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks on Capitol Hill on Oct. 21, 2021.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks on Capitol Hill on Oct. 21, 2021.

Administration unveils new Covid vaccine, testing requirements for entry to U.S.

Unvaccinated U.S. citizens and long-term residents will have to present a negative Covid test taken a day before re-entering the country.
Image: Passengers wait for their luggage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on April 8, 2021.
Image: Passengers wait for their luggage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on April 8, 2021.

Families of U.S. hostages, detainees abroad call on Biden to take action

Because their family members are Americans, they said in a letter to President Biden, it’s the U.S. government’s responsibility to bring them home.
Image: President Joe Biden arrives at Andrews Air Force Base Oct. 15, 2021, in Maryland.
Image: President Joe Biden arrives at Andrews Air Force Base Oct. 15, 2021, in Maryland.