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FBI director Christopher Wray to testify over Capitol insurrection – live updates | US...

Christopher Wray isn’t the only person facing a questioning in Congress today. Joe Biden’s nominees to head two key financial watchdogs will be questioned by lawmakers today on how they plan to tackle racial and income inequality, climate...

Can an employee’s off-duty comments be in violation of rules? Ask HR

Johnny C. Taylor Jr., Special to USA TODAY Published 7:00 a.m. ET March 2, 2021 Depending on the rules your...

WHO; COVAX vaccine; Twitter misinformation; 514K US deaths

The U.S. vaccine campaign has heightened tensions between rural and urban America, where educators in urban counties are driving hours to rural areas to get vaccinated....

Some Senate Democrats rally behind recurring direct payments as jockeying for next relief bill...

And the concept would have a steep uphill climb as Senate Democrats debate how targeted to make the $1,400 stimulus payments in the current legislation.The letter’s chief signatories are Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.); Senate Budget Committee...

Young readers are struggling in the pandemic. Here’s how horses are helping.

“Horses and books — it’s the best incentive ever,” said Latishia Hodge, a mother of four who has brought her kids to read to the horses.Hodge, who home-schools her two youngest children, Abel, 9, and Sevyn, 3, said...

Biden under pressure from progressives as he prepares to pick first judges | Joe...

Sign up for the Guardian's First Thing newsletterDonald Trump’s historic shakeup of the roster of US federal judges will not soon be reversed, despite his exit from the White House.In just one term, Trump managed to replace more...

$15 minimum wage unlikely to be part of Biden’s bill

A U.S. fast-food worker and a small business owner both struggling to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic, share their views on whether it helps...

Trump falsely claims he ‘requested’ 10,000 troops rejected by Pelosi

We’re going to try to have a high bar for fact checks of former president Donald Trump. His speech Sunday to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was mostly a replay of false claims he has said many...

Ask Amy: Mom steals stories and then broadcasts on social media

Recently, she posted on Facebook about my and my fiance's wedding date, stating, "So excited for a wedding month wedding!" and tagging us.This was before we (the actual couple) had even announced it.I told her to take it...

‘I don’t have money for food’: millions of unemployed in US left without benefits...

Before the pandemic hit Stephanie Gaither worked as a driver for Uber and Lyft in Indianapolis, Indiana, making around $600 to $900 weekly. Now she is facing eviction and has her utilities shut off.Like millions of other Americans...