Exclusive: Senators revive bill to combat Chinese censorship of U.S. companiesA bipartisan group of U.S. senators will revive legislation as soon as Wednesday to counter Chinese censorship in the United States, a new effort by Congress to hold Beijing accountable for its growing efforts to stifle criticism beyond its borders, Senator Jeff Merkley...

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North Korea’s economy is ravaged by sanctions and pandemic isolation. Kim is lashing outWhat happens when a state-run economy craters? Impose more state control, according to Kim Jong Un.

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FBI Seized Congressional Cellphone Records Related to Capitol AttackThe inclusion of congressional phone data in the FBI investigation raises thorny constitutional questions.

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George Clooney to Produce Ohio State Abuse Scandal DocuseriesGeorge Clooney's Smokehouse Pictures is teaming with Sports Illustrated Studios and 101 Studios for a docuseries about allegations against an Ohio State sports doctor, based on an article by Jon Wertheim.

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Disinformation Fuels A White Evangelical Movement. It Led 1 Virginia Pastor To QuitSome evangelical circles have incubated and spread conspiracy theories for years. It's part of a movement called Christian nationalism that researchers call a threat to American democracy.

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California OKs $600 stimulus payments for 5.7 million peopleSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers on Monday cleared the way for 5.7 million people to get at least $600 in one-time payments, part of a state-sized coronavirus relief package aimed at helping those with low-to-moderate incomes weather the pandemic. Gov. Gavin Newsom said he will sign the bill into law on Tuesday, one day after it passed the state Legislature by a wide margin. Fewer people will get these payments as compared to the federal relief checks Congress approved last year. But state lawmakers are aiming the money to reach the pockets of people who were left out of those previous checks, including immigrants. People who are eligible for the money should get it between 45 days and 60 days after receiving their state tax refunds, according to the Franchise Tax Board. One of those people is Judy Jackson, a 75-year-old former teacher and cancer survivor who lives off of about $1,000 a month from other government programs. Jackson said she would use part the money to pay off a freezer she bought so she could have food delivered to her home and avoid going out to shop for groceries during the pandemic. 'Most months I'm worried at the end of the month whether the money is going to run out before the month does,' said Jackson, who said she is at higher risk for COVID-19 because of her age and a number of underlying health conditions. 'This will make it possible to have a little extra and maybe buy an ice cream occasionally.' The payments are part of a broader aid package the state Legislature approved Monday worth $7.6 billion. It includes more than $2 billion in grants for small businesses, waives about $25.6 million worth of business fees for struggling restaurants and hair salons and provides $30 million in aid for food banks and another $5...

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