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Google, Facebook Pressure Falls Short as Antitrust Measures Advance in House Committee

WASHINGTON—A House committee approved far-reaching legislation to curb the market dominance of tech giants, including Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook…

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News

Infrastructure negotiators agree to framework for nearly $1 trillion package

WASHINGTON — Members of a bipartisan group negotiating a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure proposal said they had agreed to a framework for…

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Opinion

Opinion | The Filibuster Helps Nobody, and That Means You

As Democrats clamor to end the Senate filibuster, they insist that the filibuster is an ancient relic that nobody needs,…

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Technology

Funding for Bezos Space Company Fails to Launch in House

HOUSE THROWS UP ROADBLOCKS to funding for Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin space exploration company that was approved as part of…

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States

Biden Signs Bill Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

WASHINGTON—President Biden signed a bill Thursday making Juneteenth a national holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., calling…

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States

Juneteenth Moves Closer to Federal Holiday Status

The House voted 415-14 to make June 19, or Juneteenth, a national holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the…

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News

Global Tax Deal Holdouts Face Squeeze Under Biden Administration Plan

WASHINGTON—Some countries might try to stay outside the emerging agreement to impose a global minimum tax on corporations so those…

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States

Biden Policies Would Help Unwind Destructive Forces of Inequality, Climate Change, Yellen Says

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is set to testify before the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday. Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press June…

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States

Lina Khan, Critic of Large Tech Firms, to Lead Federal Trade Commission

WASHINGTON—The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Lina Khan for a seat on the Federal Trade Commission, and President Biden tapped her…

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News

Hungary Bill to Restrict How Media Depicts Homosexuality, Transgender Rights

Hungary’s parliament approved legislation on Tuesday banning broadcasters, advertisers, and media organizations from promoting homosexuality or transgender rights in any…

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