US Senate hears testimony on Capitol riot: ‘These criminals came prepared for war’ – live

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Joe Biden will soon participate in a virtual meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, marking his first bilateral meeting as president.

“The United States and Canada share a unique bond and close friendship — and I’m committed to strengthening our partnership in the years ahead,” Biden said in a tweet before the meeting.

I look forward to joining Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau this afternoon for my first bilateral meeting as president. The United States and Canada share a unique bond and close friendship — and I’m committed to strengthening our partnership in the years ahead.

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The Guardian’s Kari Paul reports:

Google will again be accepting political ads on its platforms, the company announced on Tuesday, after a brief ban it began in January.

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