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America's gas panic has a long history

First the scramble for toilet paper, now the gas lines. That's how we know Americans are in a panic. This past week, fearing the fallout from the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline that supplies the East Coast as a result of a cyberattack, drivers are tanking up by more than 40% in states from Virginia to Florida. At the same time, prices are shooting up, hovering around $3 a gallon, a price not seen in more than six years and likely to rise in the days to come. Air travel is also being disrupted.

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Analysis: No, unemployment benefits aren't the problem

America's job market is in a weird spot: it's still millions of jobs short of where it was before the pandemic, but businesses complain they can't find staff. Opponents of enhanced unemployment benefits during Covid say the government aid is so cushy, the jobless don't want to return to work.

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On jobs, McConnell just doesn't get it. Biden does.

The April jobs report, released Friday and with slower-than-expected employment-growth gains, reminds us that America's jobs future still hangs in the balance. President Joe Biden's American Jobs Plan, a first step to address this issue, calls for building infrastructure to modernize the economy -- paid for with higher taxes on companies and the rich. Yet, Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is pledging "100% of his focus on stopping this new administration," rejecting any new taxes on the wealthy.

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Here's a look at this year's Kentucky Derby

One of America's most famous sporting events takes place Saturday in front of a reduced crowd, a sign that the country is returning to normal but the pandemic remains dangerous,

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Opinion: US politics' fabulous gift to the Putins and the Xis

When Joe Biden announced he was running for president two years ago, he couched his quest as a "battle for the soul of this nation." In those pre-pandemic days, he said he decided to run after watching neo-Nazis marching in Charlottesville and hearing then-President Donald Trump declare there were "very fine people on both sides." America's "very democracy," Biden said, was at stake.

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'Trying to tell us the sky is not blue': Omar reacts to Graham's remarks

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) denied that there is systemic racism in the US claiming "America's not a racist country," as President Joe Biden and others urge people to directly confront the issue as the nation grapples with a spate of police killings of Black Americans.

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