News Wrap: Senate passes bipartisan COVID hate crimes bill to protect AAPI community

In our news wrap Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan COVID-19 hate crimes bill, responding to attacks on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The U.S. House of Representatives voted along party lines to grant Washington, D.C. statehood. Internationally, Russia announced its troops are withdrawing from the border with Ukraine — but leaving their heavy weapons in place.

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