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  • Senate Democrats Press Ahead on Voting Bill Despite Dim Odds

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats pledged to forge ahead with a likely doomed vote on their sprawling elections and voting bill next week, even as it faces universal opposition from Republicans, as well as from a key senator in their own party.

  • Senate Approves Bill to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would make Juneteenth, or June 19th, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

  • Southwest Suffers Technology Problem for Second Straight Day

    DALLAS (AP) -- Southwest Airlines said it was working Tuesday to restore normal operations after a technology-related issue interfered with flights for the second straight day.

  • US and Mexico Seek Ways to Do More on Irregular Immigration

    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- In consecutive visits this month, Vice President Kamala Harris and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have conveyed to the most important U.S. partner that the Biden administration...

  • Kim Warns of 'Tense' Food Situation, Longer COVID Lockdown

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned about possible food shortages and urged the country to brace for extended COVID-19 restrictions as he opened a major political conference to discuss national efforts to salvage a...

  • China Says Nuclear Fuel Rods Damaged, No Radiation Leak

    BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese nuclear power plant near Hong Kong had five broken fuel rods in a reactor but no radioactivity leaked, the government said Wednesday in its first confirmation of the incident that...

  • Face to Face: Biden, Putin Ready For Long-Anticipated Summit

    U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia's Vladimir Putin sit down Wednesday for their highly anticipated summit in the Swiss city of Geneva, a moment of high-stakes diplomacy at a time when both leaders agree that relations between their countries are at...

  • Israeli Airstrikes Target Gaza Sites, First Since Cease-fire

    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli aircraft carried out a series of airstrikes at militant sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, the first such raids since a shaky cease-fire ended the war with Hamas last month.

  • US West Swelters in Record-busting Heat, Risking Wildfires

    PHOENIX (AP) -- Dangerous, record-busting heat spread across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday and into parts of Utah, Montana and Wyoming as a dome of high pressure hovered over a large swath of the region, pushing temperatures into the triple...

  • Loan Relief Granted to Defrauded For-Profit College Students

    (AP) -- The U.S. Education Department said Wednesday it's erasing student debt for thousands of borrowers who attended a for-profit college chain that made exaggerated claims about its graduates' success in...

  • Impatient Democrats Prepare To Go-it-alone On Infrastructure

    Patience running thin, Democratic leaders are laying the groundwork for a go-it-alone approach on President Joe Biden's big jobs and families infrastructure plans even as the White House continues negotiating with Republicans on a much more...

  • Global Shares Mixed in Quiet Trade

    Global shares were mixed in quiet trading Wednesday ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting that may give clues on what lies ahead with its massive support for markets.

  • US Stocks Dip From Records Ahead of Fed

    U.S. stocks slipped from their record heights Tuesday as investors wait to hear whether the Federal Reserve will give any clue about when it may let up on its massive support for markets.

  • US Stocks Lower on Inflation, Retail Sales

    Stocks were moderately lower in morning trading Tuesday as investors reacted negatively to a report that once again showed inflation creeping higher as well as data that showed Americans slowed their spending last month.

  • World Stocks Mostly Higher

    Shares were mostly higher in Europe and Asia after gains in several big-name tech companies including Apple helped nudge the S&P 500 to another record high.

  • China Denounces NATO Statement, Defends Defense Policy

    The Chinese mission to the European Union on Tuesday denounced a NATO statement that declared Beijing a "security challenge," saying China is actually a force for peace but will defend itself if threatened.

  • Justice Department to Tighten Rules on Seizing Congress Data

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department will tighten its rules around obtaining records from members of Congress, Attorney General Merrick Garland said, amid revelations the department under former President Donald Trump had secretly seized...

  • Texas Power Grid Manager Issues Weeklong Conservation Alert

    DALLAS (AP) -- On the cusp of summer, the electric power grid manager for most of Texas on Monday issued its second conservation alert since the deadly February blackout, calling on users to dial back energy consumption through Friday to avert an...

  • 'We Need More': Democrats Frustrated as Agenda Faces Hurdles

    EDWARDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- They have spent much of the past year fighting for Democrats in this working-class corner of northeastern Pennsylvania, knocking on thousands of doors, giving their evenings to phone banks and devoting weekends to voter...

  • Australia, Britain Reach Free Trade Deal to Cut Many Tariffs

    LONDON (AP) -- Britain and Australia announced the broad outlines of a free trade deal Tuesday, eliminating tariffs on a wide range of goods as the U.K. seeks to expand links around the world following its exit from the European Union.

  • South Carolina Inmates to Appeals Court: Halt Electrocutions

    (AP) -- The two South Carolina inmates scheduled to die this month under the state's recently reconfigured capital punishment statute are asking an appellate court to halt their deaths by electrocution.

  • Biden Looks to Ease EU Trade Tensions Ahead of Putin Summit

    President Joe Biden appeared to be on the cusp of ending a long-running dispute with the European Union over airline subsidies, a major breakthrough in the U.S-EU relationship could come on the eve of his highly anticipated meeting with Russian...

What DTN Is Watching

The latest weather forecasts continue to get top attention from grain traders with increased rain chances expected next week. A report on May U.S. housing starts is due out at 7:30 a.m. CDT Wednesday, followed by the Energy Department's weekly report of energy inventories, including ethanol production at 9:30 a.m. The Federal Reserve concludes a two-day meeting Wednesday and offers its announcement at 1 p.m. CDT.

Weather

A frontal boundary moving through the Northern Plains will spark some isolated showers and thunderstorms there and into Minnesota Wednesday. A few isolated showers will be possible in the Plains, but heat and dryness should benefit winter wheat harvest.