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Biden lifts ban on transgender people serving in the military

The order, which overturns a ban ordered by Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year in office, immediately prohibits any service member from being forced out of the military on the basis of gender identity.

Biden offers LGBTQ protections, an ideological departure from Trump-era policy

President Biden’s order last week to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination — and his reversal Monday of a ban on transgender individuals serving in the military — deliver powerful legal and symbolic wins to a community often marginalized by former president Donald Trump.

Senator Rob Portman of Ohio won’t seek reelection

Portman's announcement comes the same day the Senate is receiving the House impeachment article against former president Donald Trump.

Dominion Voting System sues Rudy Giuliani for $1.3 billion over election claims

The company filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who led the former president’s efforts to spread baseless claims about the 2020 election.

Jeffrey Clark was considered unassuming. Then he plotted with Trump

Justice Department colleagues said they were shocked by Clark’s embrace of the president’s falsehoods and plan to oust the acting attorney general in an effort to overturn Georgia’s election results.

Source: Lawmakers threatened ahead of impeachment trial

Federal law enforcement officials are examining a number of threats aimed at members of Congress as the second trial of former president Donald Trump nears, including ominous chatter about killing legislators or attacking them outside of the US Capitol.

Bipartisan group of lawmakers met with Biden officials to discuss stimulus

A bipartisan group of lawmakers met virtually with administration officials on Sunday to discuss vaccine distribution and elements of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, pressing for a more targeted approach as the administration works to address the country’s faltering economy.

Biden to reinstate COVID travel rules, add South Africa

President Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-US travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders, according to two White House officials.