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Live coverage: Polls close in Georgia on busy primary day

Voters in Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas are going to the polls today to choose the Democratic and Republican nominees in key Senate, House and gubernatorial races. In Georgia, two candidates backed by President Trump are trying to unseat Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R). Both parties will also settle…

GOP criticizes memo giving ICE attorneys more discretion to drop immigration cases

A group of four Senate Republicans is criticizing a Biden administration effort to limit the number of immigration cases funneled into a years-long backlog by focusing on deporting migrants who pose a public safety or national security threat. A letter from Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) points to an April U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) memo that…

Russia trying to encircle cities in Donbas region, UK intelligence says

Russian forces in a new offensive are pushing to encircle key cities in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region but are meeting fierce resistance, according to British military intelligence. The United Kingdom’s defense ministry tweeted on Tuesday that Russia is seeking to encircle the cities of Lysychansk, Rubizhne and Sievierodonetsk, but troops are being met by “strong…

The Hill’s 12:30 Report — De Blasio finds opening to Washington

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US, Ukraine need to agree on goals

“Victory is beginning,” Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, told the nation’s people one recent evening. That’s surely good news for the besieged nation, for the United States and its allies, and for all those who hope to send a strong message to Russian’s Vladimir Putin and other would-be global aggressors. It also reflects justifiable optimism as Russia’s advance stalls in…

This week’s must-watch moments on Capitol Hill

This week on Capitol Hill, lawmakers responded to a racist shooting at a Buffalo, N.Y., supermarket on Saturday. Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman Rep. Joyce Beatty (Ohio), called out Republican colleagues for harboring racist sentiment that they claim stoke extremist acts of domestic terrorism. Republicans dismissed the…

NFL to meet with minority head coaches, GM candidates

More than 60 minority head coaches and general manager candidates will meet with NFL owners as part of a two-day accelerator program, the league announced on Thursday. The Inaugural Coach and Front Office Accelerator program will provide senior women and minority candidates with leadership development sessions. Candidates will meet with football operations experts and facilitators…

House Jan. 6 committee asks GOP Rep. Loudermilk to appear

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is asking Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) to voluntarily appear before its investigators, arguing he may have knowledge about reconnaissance tours through the building the day before the deadly riot. “Based on our review of evidence in the Select Committee’s possession, we believe you have…