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RBG to be the first woman to lie in state at U.S. Capitol
Chief Justice William Rehnquist Administers the Oath of Office to Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg as Associate Supreme Court Justice at the White House, 1993
Chief Justice William Rehnquist Administers the Oath of Office to Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg as Associate Supreme Court Justice at the White House, 1993 Credit: National Archives and Records Administration / Public domain

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in state in the United States Capitol on Friday, the first woman to be given the honor – a tribute with is reserved for the most distinguished government officials and military officers.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the history event, which will feature a ceremony for invited guests, on Monday. Before being moved to the Capitol, Ginsburg's body will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday.

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The UK admits bill to change Brexit agreement would "break international law"
European Flag at Downing Street
European Flag at Downing Street Credit: Frederick Tubiermont

The United Kingdom minister for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis, announced to the Parliament Tuesday that the government would be willing to "break international law in a very specific and limited way" by ignoring terms of the Brexit agreement with the European Union.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Union Commission, said tweeted: "Very concerned about announcements from the British government on its intentions to breach the Withdrawal Agreement. This would break international law and undermines trust. Pacta sunt servanda = the foundation of prosperous future relations."

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated: "If the U.K. violates that international treaty and Brexit undermines the Good Friday accord, there will be absolutely no chance of a U.S.-U.K. trade agreement passing the Congress."

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Pelosi criticised reopening of schools, says Trump is "messing with the health of our children
Nancy Pelosi e union's annual Legislative Conference the union's annual Legislative Conference, February 2020
Nancy Pelosi e union's annual Legislative Conference the union's annual Legislative Conference, February 2020 Credit: AFGE / Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

In an interview with CNN on Sunday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi heavily criticised the Trump administration for its demand to reopen schools this fall, calling it "malfeasance and dereliction of duty." Pelosi called for the CDC guidelines for reopening schools to be mandatory rather than flexible.

"The president and his administration are messing with the health of our children. We all want our children to go back to school. Teachers do, parents do and children do. But they must go back safely," so Pelosi.

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House of the United States pass sanctions against China over Hong Kong security law
House of the United States pass sanctions against China over Hong Kong security law
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In a unanimous vote the United States House of Representatives has passed a bill sanctioning banks that are in business with Chinese officials responsible for the national security law and action against the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has stated that "The law is a brutal, sweeping crackdown against the people of Hong Kong, intended to destroy the freedoms they were promised".

The bill is pending Senate approval and the signature of President Donald Trump.

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White House briefs Republicans on Russian bounties on US soldiers, Democrats left out

Seven House Republicans have been briefed by White House officials on the ongoing case of alleged Russian bounties for killing soldiers of the United States by Afghani militants. While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have both demanded to be brief on the matter as the investigations are still ongoing and it is yet unclear if Vice President Pence and President Trump have known of the Russian activities, the Democrats have been left out of the briefing by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, and national security adviser Robert O'Brien.

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Nancy Pelosi demands answers for "congress and the country" on Russian bounty operation
Nancy Pelosi at #ProtectOurCare, 2019
Nancy Pelosi at #ProtectOurCare, 2019 Credit: Senate Democrats / CC BY (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

On Monday, Nancy Pelosi has asked the Trump administration to brief all members of the House on recent reports that Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Trump has denied he had any knowledge of the Russian bounty operation.

In her letter, Pelosi wrote that both "Congress and the country need answers now" and that "Congress needs to know what the intelligence community knows about this significant threat to American troops and our allies and what options are available to hold Russia accountable."

According to Kayleigh McEnany, White House press secretary, members of the congress will be briefed on Monda,y but it's uncertain whether the brief would be open to all members.

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Pelosi says portraits of former Confederate House speakers to be removed
Pelosi says portraits of former Confederate House speakers to be removed

Portraits of four former House of Representatives speakers who served the Confederacy will be removed from the U.S. Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday.

The former House speakers to have their portraits removed include Robert Hunter of Virginia, Howell Cobb of Georgia, James Orr of South Carolina and Charles Crisp of Georgia.

The removal will happen on Friday, the Juneteenth holiday marking the end of U.S. slavery.

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Pelosi requests "a full list of the agencies involved" in D.C. protest response in a letter to Trump
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), November 20, 2019.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), November 20, 2019. Credit: Shawn Miller/Library of Congress / CC0 (Creative Commons CC0 Waiver)

In a letter to the President, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, requested "a full list of the agencies involved" in the handling and policing of D.C. protests and "clarifications of the roles and responsibilities of the troops and federal law enforcement resources operating in the city." According to reports, multiple officers have either covered up or removed name plates and badges and wouldn't provide identifications. "The practice of officers operating with full anonymity undermines accountability, ignites government distrust and suspicion, and is counter to the principle of procedural justice and legitimacy during this precarious moment in our nation's history", so Pelosi.

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Nancy Pelosi calls Trump "morbidly obese", urges him to not take hydroxychloroquine
Still of Nancy Pelosi
Still of Nancy Pelosi Credit: Office of Nancy Pelosi / Public domain

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker House of Representatives, has said it was "not a good idea" for Trump to be taking the drug hydroxychloroquine. The drug has shown side effects in patients with heart problems and other health issues. Nancy Pelosi further stated: "As far as the President is concerned, he's our President and I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group and in his, shall we say, weight group -- morbidly obese, they say. So, I think it's not a good idea".

Trump previously stated he has been taking the drug, which has been used for preventing or treating malaria, as a "preventive measure".

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Free universal Covid-19 testing will be passed promises Pelosi

The House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that, in order to directly provide support for America's families, a bill will be passed to enable free testing for the coronavirus.