As Grassley Tests Positive, Coronavirus Threatens to Stall Work in Congress

Two of the oldest members of Congress, Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa and Representative Don Young of Alaska, now have the virus, underscoring the risks on Capitol Hill.

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As Grassley Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Virus Threatens to Stall Work in Congress

Two of the oldest members of Congress, Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa and Representative Don Young of Alaska, now have the virus, underscoring the risks on Capitol Hill.

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Making History, Ginsburg Is Honored at a Capitol Divided Over Replacing Her

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state in Statuary Hall in a ceremony choreographed to allow the women of Congress to honor her legacy and the example she set.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Lie in State on Friday. Here’s What That Means.

Justice Ginsburg will be the first woman to receive the posthumous tribute, joining a long list of representatives, senators and presidents.

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Ginsburg Remembered as Champion of Justice as Struggle Continues Over Her Successor

Long lines of mourners waited outside the Supreme Court to pay their respects, but President Trump again made clear he would not honor her dying wish that filling her seat wait until the next president was chosen.

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At the Supreme Court, a Farewell to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Over three days at the court and the Capitol, the nation will mourn and celebrate a remarkable legacy.

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Ginsburg Will Lie in State in the Capitol, the First Woman to Be Given the Honor

The event in Statuary Hall will follow two days in which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court, but outside, because of pandemic precautions.

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House Votes to Remove Confederate Statues From U.S. Capitol

The bipartisan vote to banish the statues from display was the latest step in a nationwide push to remove historical symbols of racism and oppression from public places.

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Why Is the G.O.P. Fighting to Preserve Monuments to Traitors in the Capitol?

Portraits and statues venerating Confederate leaders are an insult to freedom and democracy.

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Pelosi Orders Removal of Four Confederate Portraits From the House

The move, on the eve of Juneteenth, came as part of a nationwide outcry for racial justice that has included the removal of historic symbols of racism in America.

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A Socially Distanced Senate

The two chambers of Congress received the same medical advice about reconvening. They took different decisions.

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Senators Descend on Quiet Capitol, Sacrificing Pomp for Safety’s Sake

With the Senate back in session, masked lawmakers, hushed corridors and socially distanced news conferences and hearings gave an eerie feel to the Capitol Hill routine.

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