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Start your day with the news you need to know and insights you can’t get anywhere else. Every weekday morning, The Washington Post brings you an insider’s view of the biggest stories of the moment.

    Biden works to unify Senate Democrats on $1.9 trillion relief bill

    Biden works to unify Senate Democrats on $1.9 trillion relief bill

    Plus, Senate confirms Miguel Cardona as education secretary, and, where Jill Biden drops by for a cup of coffee can make quite a statement.

    • 11 min
    Former president Trump rules out third party as he moves to firm up control of the Republican Party

    Former president Trump rules out third party as he moves to firm up control of the Republican Party

    Plus, the CDC recommends Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, enabling inoculations to start this week, and the making of Madison Cawthorn.

    • 10 min
    Minimum wage increase imperiled in covid relief bill by Senate official’s ruling

    Minimum wage increase imperiled in covid relief bill by Senate official’s ruling

    Plus, Biden defends vaccine rollout as he marks 50 million vaccinations, and a sailor who fell overboard clung to ‘sea rubbish’ for 16 hours to survive.

    • 7 min
    Focus on fate of $15 minimum wage in Senate as House prepares to take up 1.9 trillion relief bill

    Focus on fate of $15 minimum wage in Senate as House prepares to take up 1.9 trillion relief bill

    Plus, Biden nominates three to USPS board of governors as DeJoy testifies on mail crises, and Supreme Court considers giving police greater powers when pursuing suspects.

    • 9 min
    Former Capitol security officials blame intelligence lapses for deadly Jan. 6 riot

    Former Capitol security officials blame intelligence lapses for deadly Jan. 6 riot

    Plus, the Biden administration preparing to sanction Russia for SolarWinds hacks and the poisoning of an opposition leader, and Justin Trudeau conveys relief in meeting with Biden, but sticking points remain.

    • 8 min
    Merrick Garland tells senators Capitol riot investigation will be first priority as attorney general

    Merrick Garland tells senators Capitol riot investigation will be first priority as attorney general

    Plus, Dominion Voting Systems files a defamation suit against the MyPillow CEO over false election claims, and the first real-world coronavirus vaccine data out of Britain shows a decline in hospitalizations after the first dose.

    • 8 min

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