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Arriving early Tuesday evening, I was greeted by a crowd of enthusiastic SEIU employees and their union representative, TK Delgado. They were there to express their gratitude to the city council for continuing to come to a resolution as regards a new contract. They are hopeful.

Effort to put Tubman on $20 bill restarted under Biden

With a change of administrations, it looks like Harriet Tubman is once again headed to the front of the $20 bill. Biden press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put the 19th century abolitionist leader on the $20 bill.

Audit: Millions may have to repay California jobless aid

Millions of people might have to repay some or all of the jobless benefits they got during the coronavirus pandemic because California's unemployment agency stopped enforcing some eligibility rules so it could process claims quicker, according to an audit released Tuesday.

GOP largely sides against holding Trump impeachment trial

All but five Senate Republicans voted in favor of an effort to dismiss Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial on Tuesday, making clear a conviction of the former president for “incitement of insurrection” after the deadly Capitol siege on Jan. 6 is unlikely.

US terrorism alert warns of politically motivated violence

The Department of Homeland Security issued a national terrorism bulletin Wednesday warning of the lingering potential for violence from people motivated by antigovernment sentiment after President Joe Biden's election, suggesting the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol may embolden extremists and set the stage for additional attacks.

‘THIS IS ME’: Rioters flaunt involvement in Capitol siege

one man posted on Instagram with a hand emoji pointing to himself in a picture of the violent mob descending on the U.S. Capitol. “Sooo we’ve stormed Capitol Hill lol,” one woman texted someone while inside the building. “I just wanted to incriminate myself a little lol,” another wrote on Facebook about a selfie he took inside during the Jan. 6 riot.

AP Exclusive: DOJ rescinds ‘zero tolerance’ immigration rule

The Justice Department on Tuesday rescinded a Trump-era memo that established a “zero tolerance” enforcement policy for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, which resulted in thousands of family separations.

US boosting vaccine deliveries amid complaints of shortages

Answering growing frustration over vaccine shortages, President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that the U.S. is ramping up deliveries to hard-pressed states over the next three weeks and expects to provide enough doses to vaccinate 300 million Americans by the end of the summer or early fall.

California measure aims to pay off 80% of most unpaid rent

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state's top two legislative leaders pledged Monday to pay off 80% of most people's unpaid rent that has piled up during the coronavirus pandemic — but only if landlords agree to forgive the other 20%.

Biden reverses Trump ban on transgender people in military

President Joe Biden signed an order Monday reversing a Trump-era Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from serving in the military.