Good afternoon. Here are the top stories so far today.
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What happened today:
- Bannon held in criminal contempt. The House voted to hold Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, in criminal contempt of Congress. Bannon failed to comply with a subpoena to provide documents and testimony to Congress as part of the January 6 select committee's investigation of the deadly Capitol insurrection and the events surrounding it.
- Whistleblower receives $200 million. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission awarded $200 million to a single whistleblower. The whistleblower's "timely original information significantly contributed to an already open investigation and led to a successful enforcement action, as well as to the success of two related actions, by a US federal regulator and a foreign regulator," the CFTC said.
- Ex-cop who shot woman has sentence reduced. A former Minneapolis cop who fatally shot a woman who called 911 had his sentence reduced after his murder conviction was thrown out. Mohamed Noor was originally sentenced to 12.5 years for the murder of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. However, he will now serve less than five years.
- Deal or no deal. Sen. Joe Manchin said that he doesn't think Democrats will reach a deal on a social-spending bill by the end of the week. "This is not gonna happen anytime soon, guys," he said. Some Democratic lawmakers had hoped to have a framework for the bill by the end of this week, but given Manchin, and Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's opposition to a range of measures in the bill, that seems unlikely.
- "Legislation is hot." In a town where lobbying firms and think tanks spend millions crafting the right message, Paris Hilton offered one of her own for free during the second day of her Washington visit. Hilton has been on Capitol Hill advocating for the Accountability for Congregate Care Act, which would establish more stringent oversight and regulations for residential programs geared toward troubled teens.
That's all for now. See you next week.
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