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One Dead, Several Injured As Violence Marks Polling Day in Kerala

Incidents of violence were reported across the state, from Kasargod to Thiruvananthapuram, in the last 12 hours. One person died in Kannur.
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Nomination for 2nd Phase of UP Panchayat Polls Amid Covid-19 Cloud Begins Today

Candidates must follow the Covid-19 protocol. No one will get entry into the enrollment premises without a mask.
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Decision Strikes Key Parts Of Native American Adoptions Law

Parts of a federal law giving Native American families preference in the adoption of Native American children were effectively struck down Tuesday by a sharply divided federal appeals court, a defeat for tribal leaders who said the 1978 law was important to protecting their families and culture.
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AP FACT CHECK: Biden’s Job Inflation On Infrastructure

President Joe Biden and his team have offered a vastly inflated projection of how many jobs his infrastructure plan would create, an account his press secretary corrected Tuesday. Biden has also drifted beyond the facts when dismissing the potential downsides of the tax increases needed to pay for all those roads and bridges.
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Mukhtar Ansari Brought Back To Banda Jail From Punjab Prison

Dreaded gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari was brought back to Banda jail early Wednesday morning after spending over two years in a Punjab prison, police said. Acting on a Supreme Court order, the Uttar Pradesh Police took custody of the 57-year-old BSP legislator at Rupnagar jail on Tuesday to bring him back to Banda prison.
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Bezos Endorses Higher Corporate Taxes For Infrastructure

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos endorsed President Joe Bidens focus on building up the countrys infrastructure Tuesday and said the company even supports a corporate tax rate hike to help pay for it.
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EXPLAINER: Senate Eyes Budget Rule To Push Past Filibuster

With the Senate split 5050, leaders of the Democratic majority are looking for ways to advance their priorities and President Joe Biden’s agenda around the typical 60vote threshold needed to overcome a filibuster by opponents.
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Senators Press For More On SolarWinds Hack After AP Report

Key lawmakers said Tuesday they’re concerned they’ve been kept in the dark about what suspected Russian hackers stole from the federal government and they pressed Biden administration officials for more details about the scope of what’s known as the SolarWinds hack.
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AGs From Kentucky, Tennessee Sue Over Stimulus Tax Rule

The Republican attorneys general of Kentucky and Tennessee have added their voices to those in several other states who are objecting to a provision in the $1.9 trillion pandemic aid plan that bars states from using relief money to offset tax cuts.