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Lillard, Blazers score 50 in first, blast Rockets 140-129

Damian Lillard had 34 points and nine rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers raced to a 140-129 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday night.


Stephen Curry's late 3 lifts Warriors past Jazz 119-116

Stephen Curry needed every bit from his supporting cast for the Golden State Warriors to secure a play-in berth, then found his shooting touch right when it mattered most.


Faulk nets winner in OT, Blues beat Kings 2-1

Justin Faulk scored 46 seconds into overtime and the St. Louis Blues defeated the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Monday night.


Shelley Moore Capito

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito: Democrats' election power grab – S1 bill not For the People. Here's why

Ronald Reagan famously said, "the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.'" It seems more pertinent now than ever given the latest partisan attempt to federalize one of America’s most sacred functions: our elections.


Evie Fordham

Memorial Day: Biden faces growing pressure to let veterans use Pentagon parking lot for event

Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., and more than 30 other Republican members of Congress are pressuring President Biden to override the Pentagon's decision to block a veterans group from staging a Memorial Day motorcycle rally in the Pentagon parking lot..


Gary Gastelu

Harley-Davidson launching LiveWire electric motorcycle brand

Harley-Davidson will launch the LiveWire standalone brand to sell electric motorcycles. The first with the new name will be revealed on July 8.


Gary Gastelu

'Priceless' Chrysler Turbine Car resurfaces after private sale

One of nine remaining experimental Chrysler Turbine Cars has surfaced at the Stahl Automotive Foundation after being sold in March. The car was one of 55 built to test turbine technology.


Ben Lefebvre and Eric Geller

Colonial Pipeline starts limited shipments amid fears of fuel shortages

The Colonial Pipeline resumed limited shipments on Monday, delivering fuel from North Carolina to a terminal in Maryland, in the first stage of what still could be a slow restarting of the main pipeline from Houston's refineries to the East Coast after a cyberattack forced its shutdown last week.

The announcement fell far short of a return to service for Colonial's entire 5,500-mile line, which supplies 45 percent of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to the East Coast is back in operation. And...


Zach Montellaro

Youngkin wins Virginia GOP nomination for governor

Businessperson Glenn Youngkin won the Republican nomination for governor in Virginia, emerging from a crowded field to claim the GOP mantle for one of the most closely watched races of 2021.

Youngkin defeated fellow businessperson Pete Snyder in the sixth and final round of a ranked-choice tabulation that took most of the day on Monday, 55 percent to 45 percent, though Snyder conceded before counting concluded. Virginia Republicans eschewed holding a state-run primary and instead opted for...


Betsy Woodruff Swan

State Department Covid review blasts 'void of U.S. international leadership' under Trump and Pompeo

In a sober critique of the Trump administration’s Covid-19 response, an unreleased State Department report points to a “void of U.S. international leadership” as diplomats struggled during the early stages of the crisis to portray America as an example for the world.

Portions of a draft report, obtained by POLITICO, cited former President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from international forums as weakening U.S. global leadership.

The findings are detailed in a draft...


Hannah Dreyfus

Yang close to winning support of New York’s powerful Orthodox leaders

NEW YORK — Andrew Yang is close to locking down almost universal support among leaders of New York City’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community — a loyal bloc of voters that can make or break a campaign.

Within the next week or so, New York’s leading mayoral candidate — who has already won the support of Orthodox political and religious leaders in Brooklyn’s Borough Park and Midwood sections — is expected to get the biggest prize of all: an endorsement from the Satmar rabbis in...


Theodoric Meyer

Ted Cruz bets big on Facebook

Sen. Ted Cruz isn't up for reelection until 2024. But the Texas Republican has spent more on Facebook advertising over the past two months than all but one senator, an investment strategy that other lawmakers have used in recent cycles to help set the stage for presidential runs.

Cruz has plowed more than $240,000 into Facebook advertising since the platform started accepting political ads again two months ago. The only sitting senator who has spent more is Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), who...


Sarah Ferris

The ex-Marine who holds Democrats’ Trumpiest district

Rep. Jared Golden, who has twice won one of his party’s Trumpiest seats, is the kind of Democrat that campaign operatives would love to clone in battleground races around the country. Yet that obsession with his political brand is a big part of what the millennial Mainer says is wrong with Washington.

Golden last fall outperformed President Joe Biden by the widest margin of any Democratic incumbent in the chamber, the kind of win that often makes a future star. As attractive as his...


Victoria Guida and Ben White

The Fed chair has an army of Biden fans. Liberal groups have other dreams.

The Biden administration’s top economic aides like him. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle respect him. And investors lapping up the rewards of loose money seem to love him. Even a potential rival for his job has endorsed him.

Now the biggest force standing between Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and a second term leading the central bank may be an activist left prepared to create a spectacle in the coming months before the critical decision by President Joe Biden.

Some progressive...

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Katie Glueck and Jeffery C. Mays

Shootings and Subway Attacks Put Crime at Center of N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race

Rising concerns over crime have led candidates to issue strong appeals for public safety, less than a year after the city was under pressure to defund the police.

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Jeanna Smialek and Jim Tankersley

Luring Labor as a Beach Economy Booms

Restaurants are cutting lunch hours and gas stations are paying signing bonuses as a beach town’s boom serves as a possible preview to the nation.

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Julie Creswell

Diet Companies See Gains as Americans Try to Drop Pandemic Pounds

In recent weeks and months, as people have ventured out more often, business has jumped for companies that sell plans to help lose weight.

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Roxanne Khamsi

Is It Covid or the Flu? New Combo Tests Can Find Out.

New tests for respiratory illnesses can look for more than 20 pathogens at a time.

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As Deaths Fall in the West, the Virus Is Spreading in Southeast Asia

With India reeling, new infections and deaths are rising in Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and other nations in the region. Here’s the latest on Covid-19.

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To Vaccinate Younger Teens, States and Cities Look to Schools, Camps, Even Beaches

The F.D.A.’s authorization of Pfizer’s Covid shot for 12- to 15-year-olds is a milestone in battling the coronavirus, but actually getting them vaccinated involves new challenges.

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