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Friday June 24, 2022
The Senate passes a gun control bill and sends it to the House. The Supreme Court strikes down New York's law restricting concealed carrying of guns. And a recap of Thursday's House Jan. 6 hearing which focused on former President Trump's pressure on the Justice Department to help him stay in office.
Thursday June 23, 2022
The Jan. 6 hearing will outline pressure on the DOJ to help overturn the election. The death toll continues to climb after the earthquake in southeastern Afghanistan. President Biden will attend the upcoming G7 and NATO summits.
Wednesday 22, June 2022
A bipartisan gun safety bill appears poised to pass the Senate, possibly breaking gridlock in Congress on guns that has lasted years. The Federal Reserve Chairman testifies on inflation. And the January 6 panel reveals evidence of former President Trump's pressure campaign on state officials.
January 6 Panel Reconvenes, Ukraine's Eastern Front, Crypto Security Flaws
The House Jan. 6 committee reconvenes for another public hearing. Russia appears close to capturing a key Ukrainian city in the eastern part of the country. And crypto-currency could be vulnerable to security threats.
Monday June 20th, 2022
Colombia has elected its first leftist President - Gustavo Petro. The COVID vaccine rollout for children under five begins this week across the United States. And what's behind Congresswoman Elise Stefanik's two tales of democracy.
Emancipation Through Poetry
In the summer of 2020, as protests against racism spread throughout the country, former U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith began to view her work differently. She started seeing her own poetry as part of something bigger, a continuation of generations of Black poets who had used their words as proof of their own humanity for centuries. In honor of Juneteenth, Tracy K. Smith shares some of her favorite works from Black poets as well as one of her own.
You can read more poetry from Tracy K. Smith at the Poetry Foundation and more of Ross Gay's work can be found at Split This Rock's poetry database.
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