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Past articles by Shannon:

Senate votes to protect same-sex marriage, with crucial backing from some Republicans who helped install conservatives on Supreme Court

Fears that some judges would upend the right helped fuel passage of the legislation, with 12 Republican senators joining all Democrats. → Read More

The next Congress will be the most racially diverse ever, and an evolving Republican Party gets some of the credit

Ahead of the midterm elections, Republican Party leaders invested heavily in recruiting and funding a diverse group of candidates, seeing them as key to gaining control of the House. → Read More

Court temporarily halts Biden’s student loan cancellation plan as nearly 22 million people so far have applied

Advocates praised the simpleness of the student loan cancellation form in the week after Biden announced the application was live. Still, some have concerns that everyone eligible will receive relief. → Read More

As over-the-counter hearing aids are finally available, Senator Elizabeth Warren celebrates a long-sought victory

The Massachusetts Democrat co-authored the legislation that led to the change, then pushed for its implementation for five years. → Read More

As Biden’s student loan relief faces legal challenges, Pressley and other Democrats reaffirm their commitment

“We are making good on the promise of education is opportunity,” the Boston Democrat said at a news conference outside the US Capitol. → Read More

Representative Jim McGovern’s mission to end hunger takes the spotlight at White House conference

Representative Jim McGovern's decade-old goal of hosting a White House conference on hunger, nutrition, and health comes to fruition Wednesday. It's the first since the one his mentor spearheaded more than 50 years ago. → Read More

Cleveland Orchestra offers refund to Harry Potter concertgoers after some were turned away

The Cleveland Orchestra is offering refunds after sever weather caused confusion during the Harry Potter concert Saturday at Blossom Music Center. → Read More