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Amazon continues to rake in cash during the pandemic. But for the first time in a year, there's an inkling that the company's record-setting pace of growth may be slowing ever so slightly, sending Amazon shares down in after-hours trading. Shares opened Friday morning down almost 7%. By any standard but the outsize performance of the pandemic, Amazon had a standout quarter. The company ...

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After waiting two hours for her chance to speak, high school student Samantha Oliver chimed in to the Delaware House Education Committee hearing last week with a succinct message: Young people should be active participants in our democracy. “It is a necessity that we, the next generation, learn how to use our voices for good, for change, effectively and earnestly,” said Oliver, a junior at the ...

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WASHINGTON — Key lawmakers on the Senate Intelligence Committee told top U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials Wednesday that their agencies must focus their efforts on a variety of technology advances by China that threaten American economic and global leadership. More than a dozen agencies that together comprise the U.S. intelligence community must develop “the ability to look into ...

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WASHINGTON – Another budget reconciliation bill is likely on the horizon, and Democrats are eyeing the measure as a vehicle for a policy priority long mired in partisan disagreement: immigration overhaul. In the coming months, congressional Democrats and the White House could use a budgetary maneuver requiring a simple Senate majority to advance a sweeping infrastructure package. The ...

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WASHINGTON — House Democrats are trying to build momentum around a series of proposals that would direct structural changes to the way the State Department recruits, promotes and retains diplomats and civil servants, all with an eye toward increasing diversity at an institution that is notably unrepresentative of the country’s demographic makeup. Recent studies by government watchdogs and ...

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Rep. Andy Kim, D-N.J., speaks as Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar testifies before the House Select Subcommittee on the Corona…