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5 things to watch in NYC mayoral race as ranked-choice voting makes debut

For the first time, voters will have the option to select as many as five of the eight Democratic mayoral candidates in order of preference.
Image: First day of early voting for the New York Primary election, in New York
Image: First day of early voting for the New York Primary election, in New York
1h ago

Senate to vote Tuesday on Democrats' big voting bill. GOP promises a filibuster.

The legislation needs 60 votes to advance. It does not have that.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks on Capitol Hill on June 8, 2021.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks on Capitol Hill on June 8, 2021.

Judge dismisses most claims against Trump administration in clearing of Lafayette Square

Activists and civil liberties groups accused Trump of violating the civil rights of protesters who were removed from the park near the White House.
Image: Protesters Demonstrate In D.C. Against Death Of George Floyd By Police Officer In Minneapolis
Image: Protesters Demonstrate In D.C. Against Death Of George Floyd By Police Officer In Minneapolis
11h ago

Sen. Whitehouse defends membership in private beach club that's allegedly all-white

"I’m sorry it hasn't happened yet," the Democrat from Rhode Island initially said when asked if the club had any minority members.
Image: Spouting Rock Beach Association, also known as Bailey's Beach is an elite private beach and club, Rhode Island.
Image: Spouting Rock Beach Association, also known as Bailey's Beach is an elite private beach and club, Rhode Island.
14h ago

'Not acceptable': Obama slams GOP plan to filibuster voting rights bill

"They're suddenly afraid to even talk about these issues and figure out solutions," the former president said of Republican opposition to the For the People Act.
Former President Barack Obama speaks at a Get Out the Vote rally for then-candidate Joe Biden in Atlanta on Nov. 2, 2020.
Former President Barack Obama speaks at a Get Out the Vote rally for then-candidate Joe Biden in Atlanta on Nov. 2, 2020.

Why the U.S. canceled NATO flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul

The U.S. abruptly canceled a NATO flag lowering ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, amid growing confusion over what the event would signify. NBC News’ Courtney Kube shares how this cancelation relates to the impending withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country. 
Why the U.S. canceled NATO flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul
Why the U.S. canceled NATO flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul

Biden admin steps up efforts to raise Covid vaccination rates among teens

A mix of misinformation, low vaccination rates among teens and the spread of a variant causing concern is fueling urgency and spurring a new push by the administration.
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a teenager at Holtz Children's Hospital in Miami on May 18, 2021.
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a teenager at Holtz Children's Hospital in Miami on May 18, 2021.

White House announces global destinations of 55 million donated Covid vaccines

The announcement follows an earlier shipment of 25 million vaccines abroad, accounting for all 80 million doses Biden promised to share with other countries by the end of June.
Image: COVID vaccine shipment
Image: COVID vaccine shipment

Supreme Court says NCAA can't limit some benefits to student athletes

In a unanimous decision, the justices said a lower court's injunction is consistent with established antitrust principles.
Image: NCAA
Image: NCAA

CDC launches Covid-19 WhatsApp chat in Spanish to spur more Latino vaccinations

As of June 14th, 36 percent of Latinos had received at least one vaccine dose compared to 45 percent of whites.
A health worker administers a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination to a woman at Miami International Airport in Miami on May 10, 2021.
A health worker administers a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination to a woman at Miami International Airport in Miami on May 10, 2021.

Graphic: Track Biden's latest vaccination goals

By the Fourth of July, Biden wants 160 million adults fully vaccinated and 70 percent of adults with at least one shot of a Covid-19 vaccination.
Image: Leanne Montenegro, vaccination Covid-19
Image: Leanne Montenegro, vaccination Covid-19