1. Senator Feinstein's Lengthy Absence Imperils Biden's Court Picks NPR 26:44

California Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein’s months-long recuperation from shingles has hamstrung the Judiciary committee and led some of her fellow lawmakers to push for her resignation. The 89 year-old has not voted on legislation since February.

And the Environmental Protection Agency proposed aggressive new regulations that would all but mandate a shift to electric vehicle production over the next decade — and the move is largely backed by the auto industry.

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