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The Hill is an American news website, based in Washington, D.C. which began as a newspaper publisher in 1994. It is owned by Capitol Hill Publishing, which is owned by News Communications, Inc. Focusing on politics, policy, business and international relations, The Hill coverage includes the U.S. Congress, the presidency, and election campaigns. On its website, The Hill describes its output as "nonpartisan reporting on the inner workings of Congress and the nexus of politics and business".Source
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Trump vetoes measure aimed at blocking DeVos student loan rule

Trump vetoes measure aimed at blocking DeVos student loan rule

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty Imageson Friday vetoed bipartisan legislation that would have overturned new regulations from the Education Department to restrict access to federal student loan forgiveness.The decision hands Education Secretary a victory over veterans groups that said her rules would make it harder for veterans who they say were cheated by dishonest for-profit colleges.The veto paves the way for DeVos to impose rules that toughen standards established under President Obama that had allowed student borrowers to prove their colleges defrauded them to have...

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Louisville police shoot reporter, cameraman with pepper balls in middle of live broadcast

Louisville police shoot reporter, cameraman with pepper balls in middle of live broadcast

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Screenshot WAVE 3 NewsA local Louisville, KY., reporter and camera operator were shot with pepper balls in the middle of a live broadcast on Friday covering protests against police brutality. Video of the encounter shows Kaitlin Rust, a reporter for CBS affiliate WAVE 3 News, narrating as she walks around the area of the protest before suddenly screaming: "I'm getting shot!"Rust appears shocked but continues reporting, explaining what's happening as the camera focuses in on an officer pointing a gun with pepper bullets at the cameraman. "It's...

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Joe Biden has uncertain road to presidency across swing states

Joe Biden has uncertain road to presidency across swing states

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Trump accuses Whitmer of 'double standard' following marina flap

Trump accuses Whitmer of 'double standard' following marina flap

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty Imageson Thursday accused Michigan Gov. (D) of having a "very bad double standard" between her own family and the rest of the state when it comes to restrictions on local businesses due to the coronavirus pandemic, seizing on a controversy involving the governor's husband and a local marina.In a tweet, Trump took aim at Michigan's stay-at-home order while linking to coverage of Whitmer's defense of her husband, who to have asked a marina owner over the phone if his relationship with the governor would allow him to jump ahead in line and put...

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Flynn urged Russian diplomat to have 'reciprocal' response to Obama sanctions, new transcripts show

Flynn urged Russian diplomat to have 'reciprocal' response to Obama sanctions, new transcripts show

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication urged a top Russian diplomat in late 2016 to make a "reciprocal" response to the Obama administration's sanctions on the Kremlin for its interference in the recently completed presidential race, arguing against escalating matters.Flynn, who was then President-elect Trump's incoming national security adviser, warned then-Russian Ambassador to the U.S. against one country trying to "be the tough guy" against the other, according to transcripts of the phone call, which on Friday. And he asked that the Moscow official not allow the Obama administration...

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Massive hydroxychloroquine study raising health concerns about the drug under scrutiny from scientists

Massive hydroxychloroquine study raising health concerns about the drug under scrutiny from scientists

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © GettyA massive study that raised health concerns over hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug touted by as a coronavirus treatment, is coming under scrutiny from scientists who are demanding to see the data behind it.The scientists expressed concerns over a , which surveyed 96,000 hospitalized COVID-19 patients across six continents and concluded that the drug was ineffective in fighting the coronavirus and caused serious heart problems and even death for patients who had the disease. An from more than 180 scientists around the world raised...

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Senate Democrats pump brakes on new stimulus checks

Senate Democrats pump brakes on new stimulus checks

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication House Democrats looking to deliver another round of $1,200 relief checks to Americans are encountering skepticism from an unexpected source — fellow Democrats in the Senate.The $3 trillion House-passed measure is not only facing opposition from GOP senators, it’s also prompting Senate Democrats to raise concerns about what they see as a huge untargeted expenditure.Sen. (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, said he wants the next round of coronavirus relief to be more focused on the households that have been hardest hit by the economic...

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White House goes on lockdown after protest erupts nearby

White House goes on lockdown after protest erupts nearby

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication The White House went into lockdown on Friday night as protests over the death of George Floyd raged nearby, according to reporters who said they were in the building at the time. NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander said on Twitter that he was on lockdown inside the building as protests raged in the building's vicinity. Photos show demonstrators gathering in Lafayette Park just outside the White House.One video shows a man with a bandana around his neck spray-painting "F--k Trump" onto Freedman's Bank Building, which is adjacent to...

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The island that can save America

The island that can save America

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News CommunicationThe views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill © Getty ImagesHomemade masks. Ventilators from Russia. Critical drugs in scarce supply. As our health care workers scramble to fight the pandemic with insufficient tools, the country has woken at last to the danger of our reliance on foreign-produced drugs and medical equipment. The Trump administration took an initial step toward rectifying it last week. It awarded a  contract to a Virginia company to make COVID-19 treatments on U.S. soil, leading Peter Navarro, the...

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Graham announces hearing on police use of force after George Floyd killing

Graham announces hearing on police use of force after George Floyd killing

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Greg NashSen. (R-S.C.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced Friday his panel will hold a hearing on police use of force after the killing of in police custody in Minneapolis. Graham said in a statement he’d spoken with Sen. (D-Calif.), the committee’s ranking member, about the killing, which has resulted in days of protests and charges against one of the officers involved.“Both of us are appalled at what we saw and believe it is important to have a hearing as soon as possible as to how to combat this outrage,” Graham said....

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Half of new COVID-19 cases in Washington state occurring in people under 40

Half of new COVID-19 cases in Washington state occurring in people under 40

Story at a glanceWHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS RIGHT NOW America is changing FASTER THAN EVER. Add Changing America to your  and  feeds to stay engaged on the latest news and smartest insights.Lofy noted it’s also the result of efforts to curb the spread of the virus in long-term care facilities and an increase in outbreaks at work sites in the state, the Seattle Times reports. BREAKING NEWS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC 

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Intel chief Ratcliffe declassifies transcripts of Flynn calls

Intel chief Ratcliffe declassifies transcripts of Flynn calls

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Director of National Intelligence on Friday announced that he has declassified the transcripts related to ’s conversations with a Russian diplomat during the presidential transition.Ratcliffe, who was sworn in Tuesday, said it was his decision to declassify the documents relating to the former national security adviser in an effort to provide "transparency" while protecting sources and methods.“As I stated throughout the confirmation process, transparency is vital to allowing the American people to have confidence in the Intelligence Community. As...

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Holding China accountable for attempted coverup of coronavirus

Holding China accountable for attempted coverup of coronavirus

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News CommunicationThe views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Looking back on all the pain, frustration, and hardship of the last several months, there’s one thing that sticks out to me: it didn’t have to be this bad. We are more than capable of containing a virus if we catch it early. In fact, world leaders built an infrastructure for that exact situation over 70 years ago. Yet, months after coronavirus cases appeared in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) was still and downplaying the severity of the virus to protect the...

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Lawsuit accuses Trump administration of illegally seizing tax refunds from student loan borrowers

Lawsuit accuses Trump administration of illegally seizing tax refunds from student loan borrowers

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Greg NashA class-action lawsuit filed Friday is accusing the Trump administration of illegally seizing student loan borrowers' tax refunds even after Congress halted government debt collection amid the coronavirus pandemic.The lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington by the groups Student Defense and Democracy Forward accuses Treasury Secretary and Education Secretary of defying Congress' mandate and seizing money that student loan defaulters desperately need.“In the middle of this devastating pandemic, Secretary Mnuchin and Secretary DeVos...

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Minneapolis erupts for third night as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation

Minneapolis erupts for third night as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Violent demonstrations erupted for a third night in Minneapolis on Thursday, as protesters — outraged over the death of an unarmed African American man in police custody — torched a city police station and threatened to respond with "shooting."Footage of the chaos shows crowds of protesters cheering as the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct was set ablaze — a response to the death Monday night of , a 46-year-old pronounced dead shortly after a city police officer pinned Floyd's head to the street with a knee on his neck."I can't breathe,"...

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Journalists and politicians love science, but traffic in fear

Journalists and politicians love science, but traffic in fear

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News CommunicationThe views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill © UPI PhotoCOVID-19 news coverage has put science in the middle of the news agenda. That makes sense on one level, given the nature of the biological threat and the expectation that science is called on to eliminate the crisis. The obsession with and worship of science, however, has its limitations. Science alone can’t address the broader sociopolitical, economic and ethical aspects of the COVID-19 emergency. The news industry hasn’t figured that out.Noted rhetorician...

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Tennessee police chief tells officers who 'don't have an issue' with George Floyd arrest to turn in badges

Tennessee police chief tells officers who 'don't have an issue' with George Floyd arrest to turn in badges

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication A police chief in Tennessee said on Wednesday that officers who “don’t have an issue” with the arrest of , an unarmed black man who died earlier this week after a Minneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground by kneeling on his neck, should turn over their badges.“There is no need to see more video,” Chattanooga Police Chief David Roddy tweeted on Wednesday. “There no need to wait to see how ‘it plays out.’ There is no need to put a knee on someone’s neck for NINE minutes. There IS a need to DO something. “If you wear a badge and you don’t...

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Comey, Rice, Clapper among GOP senator's targets for subpoenas amid Obama-era probe

Comey, Rice, Clapper among GOP senator's targets for subpoenas amid Obama-era probe

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesSome of the most high-profile figures of the Obama administration are among a list of officials Sen. (R-Wis.) would like to subpoena as part of his investigation into the FBI's probe of Russian election meddling and the Trump campaign. The list, released by Johnson's office on Thursday night, for June 4 to seek subpoena authority. Former FBI Director , former national security adviser Susan Rice, former Director of National Intelligence and former CIA Director Johnson will request authority to subpoena. "I am asking for this authority...

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Twitter puts warning on Trump 'THUGS' tweet, says it violates standards, glorifies violence

Twitter puts warning on Trump 'THUGS' tweet, says it violates standards, glorifies violence

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Twitter on Friday put a warning on a tweet from saying it violates the platform's rules against glorifying violence.Early Friday morning, Trump tweeted about the protests in Minneapolis over the police killing of , saying, “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen” while saying that he could order military action if the protests continue.The president ended the tweet with, “Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”Twitter Communications said...

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Biden: Trump 'calling for violence against American citizens'

Biden: Trump 'calling for violence against American citizens'

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesFormer Vice President accused of calling for violence against Americans on Friday after he threatened to deploy the military and denounced "thugs" in Minneapolis amid protests over the police killing of , with the president tweeting, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” I will not lift the President’s tweet. I will not give him that amplification. But he is calling for violence against American citizens during a moment of pain for so many. I’m furious, and you should be too.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden)     Minnesota Gov....

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Trump threatens 'shooting' in response to Minneapolis looting

Trump threatens 'shooting' in response to Minneapolis looting

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication early Friday morning lashed out at demonstrators in Minneapolis amid the protests over the death of , warning that he would send National Guard troops to the city and that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”“I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right,” Trump tweeted in the early hours of Friday...

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COVID-19 workplace complaints surge; unions rip administration

COVID-19 workplace complaints surge; unions rip administration

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Greg NashA surge in coronavirus-related workplace complaints is fueling criticism from unions and Democratic lawmakers that the Labor Department is ill-equipped to ensure workers are safe as more businesses reopen.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a division of the Labor Department, has received more than 5,000 complaints pertaining to COVID-19, principal deputy assistant secretary Loren Sweatt Thursday. Those filings have pushed the number of complaints well beyond where they were at this point last year.The Trump...

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Officer involved in George Floyd arrest was the subject of an excessive force lawsuit: report 

Officer involved in George Floyd arrest was the subject of an excessive force lawsuit: report 

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesThe lawsuit was reportedly filed by Lamar Ferguson, who claimed Tou Thao and another officer subjected him to "cruel and unusual" punishment when they arrested him in October 2014. The suit was settled out of court for $25,000, Ferguson’s attorney told the Tribune. Ferguson and a woman who was eight months pregnant were walking home when Thao and another officer, Robert Thunder, reportedly searched him without a warrant, arrested him and began punching and kicking him.  The officers reportedly took him to the hospital for medical...

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Warren's VP bid faces obstacle: Her state's Republican governor

Warren's VP bid faces obstacle: Her state's Republican governor

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Buzz is growing about Sen. ’s interest in joining former Vice President atop the Democratic presidential ticket, but one of the biggest obstacles she faces is the possibility that her Senate seat could wind up getting filled by a Republican.Warren (D-Mass.) is in regular contact with Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, and plans to hold a big online fundraiser for him on June 15. The high-profile progressive has also increased her outreach to Biden’s longtime Senate allies, sending the message that she’s eager to join Team...

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FTC warns college students of scams relating to coronavirus checks

FTC warns college students of scams relating to coronavirus checks

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning college students about coronavirus-related phishing scams in which the scammers are pretending to have information about their direct payments from the IRS."Maybe you or your friends have gotten an email claiming to be from the 'Financial Department' of your university. The email tells you to click on a link to get a message about your COVID-19 economic stimulus check — and it needs to be opened through a portal link requiring your university login," Ari Lazarus, a...

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