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House begins Capitol attack inquiry as Republicans set to boycott proceedings Republicans poised to rig the next election by gerrymandering electoral maps California and New York City to mandate vaccine for government workers Covid cases in US may have been undercounted by 60%, study shows At least 85 wildfires torch 1.5m acres across drought-hit US west Dozens of medical groups call for mandatory health worker vaccinations – US politics live ‘Record-shattering’ heat becoming much more likely, says climate study
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House begins Capitol attack inquiry as Republicans set to boycott proceedings

Committee established by Pelosi features two Republicans, Cheney and Kinzinger, after McCarthy withdrew his nominees The much-anticipated House investigation into the January attack on the US Capitol begins on Tuesday, with Republicans set to boycott proceedings in an attempt to undermine any

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2021
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Republicans poised to rig the next election by gerrymandering electoral maps

A supreme court justice described the last round of gerrymandering as ‘dishonoring US democracy’. Another round is about to start – will this be another ‘political heist’? Ten years ago, Republicans pulled off what would later be described as “the most audacious

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2021
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California and New York City to mandate vaccine for government workers

While Department of Veterans Affairs becomes first major federal agency to require healthcare workers to receive Covid shot California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly Covid-19 testing,

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2021
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At least 85 wildfires torch 1.5m acres across drought-hit US west

Fire season on track to break records set last year Dixie fire becomes largest in California amid high temperatures At least 85 active wildfires have torched roughly 1.5m acres across 13 US states, mostly in the west, where the parched landscape has

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2021
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Dozens of medical groups call for mandatory health worker vaccinations – US politics live

Statement comes as vaccinations stall in US and Delta variant surges New York mayor requires city workers to get vaccinated Biden announces protections for Americans with long-term Covid Why has US vaccine effort stalled? Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 6.43pm

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2021
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‘Record-shattering’ heat becoming much more likely, says climate study

More heatwaves even worse than those seen recently in north-west of America forecast in research “Record-shattering” heatwaves, even worse than the one that recently hit north-west America, are set to become much more likely in future, according to research. The study is