Senate committee questions TikTok in Jan. 6 Capitol attack investigation

Senate committee questions TikTok in Jan. 6 Capitol attack investigation

(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday added TikTok to a list of social media companies being scrutinized for their potential involvement in the spread of misinformation related to the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol. In a letter obtained by ABC News, chairman Gary Peters,…
Biden immigration authorities to end workplace raids

Biden immigration authorities to end workplace raids

(WASHINGTON) -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement is ending the practice of deportation raids on worksites, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said in a memo on Tuesday. "The deployment of mass worksite operations, sometimes resulting in the simultaneous arrest of hundreds of workers, was not focused on the most pernicious…
House votes to temporarily raise debt limit

House votes to temporarily raise debt limit

(WASHINGTON) -- The House voted Tuesday to temporarily raise the debt ceiling by $480 billion after the Senate approved the stopgap measure late last week, putting off the risk of default until early December. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the lower chamber back to Washington from a two-week recess to…
White House tells governors: Get ready to start vaccinating kids

White House tells governors: Get ready to start vaccinating kids

(WASHINGTON) -- In a private phone call Tuesday with the nation's governors, the White House said states should prepare to begin vaccinating elementary-aged kids against COVID-19 in early November and that it would work with local health officials in the coming days to identify which sites will receive the first…
Trial starting for Giuliani associate, Lev Parnas, in campaign finances case

Trial starting for Giuliani associate, Lev Parnas, in campaign finances case

(NEW YORK) -- Former President Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani face no criminal charges but their names will figure into the trial that starts Tuesday in Manhattan of Soviet-born and Florida-based businessman Lev Parnas, who has been associated with Giuliani and now stands accused of making unlawful campaign donations. Before…
Trump boasted of crowd size at Jan. 6 riot, new book says

Trump boasted of crowd size at Jan. 6 riot, new book says

(WASHINGTON) -- While the Capitol was under attack on Jan. 6, former President Donald Trump remained out of sight from the public and watched TV in the White House private dining room, ABC News' chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl revealed on ABC’s This Week. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.,…
Snapchat goes to Washington: New feature helps young people run for office

Snapchat goes to Washington: New feature helps young people run for office

(NEW YORK) -- Snapchat is looking to help America's youth become potential Washington, D.C., power players with its latest feature, Run for Office Mini. The new, in-app feature helps Snapchat users navigate which offices they can run for in their local areas based on which issues they are most passionate…