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June 20

Virginia 2022 primary election results

The state's 11 House seats are on the ballot.
June 20
Rep. Elaine Luria listens during a House Select Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., June 9, 2022.
June 20

What to expect from Day 4 of Jan. 6 committee hearings

The House select committee on Tuesday will focus on the efforts to pressure state officials to overturn election results. ABC News’ Katherine Faulders breaks down what to expect during testimony.
June 20
VIDEO: What to expect from Day 4 of Jan. 6 committee hearings
June 20

Kamala Harris surprises children at African American history museum for Juneteenth

The vice president visited with schoolchildren to mark the new federal holiday.
June 20
Vice President Kamala Harris greets children in an art class, as she and second gentleman Doug Emhoff, visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture to mark Juneteenth, in Washington, D.C., on June 20, 2022.
June 20

Clock is ticking on Senate's gun deal: Negotiators stuck on 2 issues as recess looms

The text must be completed by Tuesday to stay on schedule for a vote this week.
June 20
Sen. John Cornyn listens during a hearing on "Protecting America's Children From Gun Violence" with the Senate Judiciary Committee at the U.S. Capitol, on June 15, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
June 20

VP Harris surprises kids at Juneteenth celebration

Vice President Kamala Harris greeted the children at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
June 20
Vice President Kamala Harris greeted the children at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
June 20

Is a gas tax holiday coming? Biden may decide to back one this week

Experts say the move, which needs Congress, would lower prices by 14.72 cents.
June 20
A man pumps gas at a mini-mart in Pittsburgh on June 15, 2022.
June 20

Biden may decide this week on gas tax holiday to address pain at the pump

A gas tax holiday would require approval from Congress.
June 20
A gas tax holiday would require approval from Congress.
June 20

Capitol riot, Trump’s false election claims among biggest issues in primary races

ABC News contributor Mike Muse discusses Trump’s influence on primary elections and the political climate as nation celebrates Juneteenth.
June 20
VIDEO: Capitol riot, Trump’s false election claims among biggest issues in Primary races
June 20

For these Black activists, abortion isn't just a woman's issue. It's about race, too

If Roe is overturned, the biggest impact will be on Black women in the South.
June 20
Paris Hatcher, head of the Black Feminist Future, leads a march to the Supreme Court in favor of abortion rights in Washington, June 18, 2022.
June 20

GOP Rep. Kinzinger: Trump’s actions “rise to a level of criminal involvement."

Investigative Reporter Katherine Faulders discusses a new ABC News/Ipsos poll showing 58% of Americans believe Fmr. Pres. Trump should be charged with a crime for his role in the Jan 6th riot.
June 20
VIDEO: GOP lawmaker on Jan. 6 committee: Trump’s actions 'rise to a level of criminal involvement'
June 19

Texas GOP 'rebukes' Republicans in gun deal, declares opposition to LGBTQ people

Sen. John Cornyn, who was criticized by name, was booed at the state convention.
June 19
Sen. John Cornyn addressing the Texas Republican Convention in Houston, Texas, June 17, 2022.
June 19

Recession isn't 'inevitable' but inflation remains 'unacceptably high': Janet Yellen

The treasury secretary expects "the economy to slow" to more "stable growth."
June 19
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen arrives to testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee at a hearing on proposed fiscal year 2023 budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on June 8, 2022.
June 19

Adam Kinzinger thinks Trump 'is guilty of knowing what he did' in Jan. 6 insurrection

The Illinois Republican cited "seditious conspiracy," Trump's pressure campaign.
June 19
Rep. Adam Kinzinger leaves during a break in a hearing on the January 6th investigation in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, June 13, 2022.
June 19

'This Week' Transcript 6-19-22: Secretary Janet Yellen & Rep. Adam Kinzinger

This is a rush transcript of "This Week" airing Sunday, June 19.
June 19
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee during a hearing on Proposed Fiscal Year 2023 Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on June 8, 2022.
June 19

6 in 10 Americans say Trump should be charged for Jan. 6 riot: POLL

A majority of Americans also think the Jan. 6 committee has been fair.
June 19
Former President Donald Trump gives the keynote address at the Faith & Freedom Coalition during their annual "Road To Majority Policy Conference" at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, on June 17, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn.
June 18

Who is Bennie Thompson?

Rep. Bennie Thompson, 74, is the longest-serving African American elected official in the state of Mississippi.
June 18
Rep. Bennie Thompson, 74, is the longest-serving African American elected official in the state of Mississippi.
June 17

IRS says shorter hold times, better service coming with bot rollout

The bot allows callers to resolve some issues without ever talking to a human.
June 17
The Internal Revenue Service building is seen in Washington, D.C, April 5, 2022.
June 17

1 state's primaries signal mixed results for Republicans critical of Trump

One Trump critic won, another was defeated by double-digit margins.
June 17
Representative Liz Cheney departs the third hearing of the US House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U..S Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on June 16, 2022.
June 17

Jan. 6 committee focuses on efforts to pressure Pence

ABC News' Jon Karl discusses Thursday's House select committee hearing on efforts to pressure former Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
June 17
VIDEO: Jan. 6 committee focuses on efforts to pressure Pence
June 17

Wrap-up on Thursday's high-stakes Jan. 6 hearings

Former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and former Trump administration official Sarah Isgur discuss the pressure campaign to have former Vice President Mike Pence overturn the 2020 presidential election.
June 17
VIDEO: Wrap-up on Thursday's high-stakes Jan. 6 hearings
June 17

The Bidens' cat gets to ride on Marine One to the Rehoboth beach house

Willow will join the president and first lady on a weekend trip to Delaware.
June 17
"Willow" the Biden's cat is taken to Marine One before President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C, June 17, 2022.
June 17

Trump hits Jan. 6 committee, Pence as new details come to light

Trump is a central figure in the House panel's probe of the Capitol attack.
June 17
Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Road to Majority conference, June 17, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn.
June 17

Trump calls Jan. 6 committee hearings a 'disgraceful performance'

Former President Donald Trump on Friday fired back at the House Select Committee investigating the events of Jan. 6, 2021.
June 17
Former President Donald Trump on Friday fired back at the House Select Committee investigating the events</a> of Jan. 6, 2021.
June 17

Dominion's 2020 election lawsuit against Newsmax to move forward, judge rules

Judge Eric M. Davis denied Newsmax's motion to dismiss the civil suit.
June 17
Dominion voting machines in the basement at the election offices Rome, Ga., Jan. 18, 2022.
June 17

Secretary Janet Yellen & Rep. Adam Kinzinger Sunday on "This Week"

This is a listing for "This Week" airing Sunday, June 19, 2022.
June 17
This Week with George Stephanopoulos
June 17

How Donald Trump is influencing the 2022 midterms

ABC News political director Rick Klein explains how Trump could impact the 2022 primaries and 2024 presidential election.
June 17
VIDEO: How Donald Trump is influencing the 2022 midterms
June 17

Jan. 6, primaries combine to highlight 'clear and present danger': The Note

Republicans will be better positioned next time to do what Trump demanded.
June 17
A video showing attorney John Eastman is displayed on a screen as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol, June 16, 2022.
June 17

Advocates call on Biden to act on reparations study by Juneteenth

They've set up a protest site on the Ellipse near the White House.
June 17
Reparations activists outside new art installation calling on President Joe Biden to sign an executive order on reparations in Washington.
June 16

Trump put Pence 'in danger': Vivid details from Thursday's Jan. 6 hearing

The committee drew a direct line between Trump's actions and threats to Pence.
June 16
An image of former President Donald Trump is displayed during the third hearing of the US House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the US Capitol, June 16, 2022.
June 16

Trump's 'heated' call with Pence on Jan. 6 revealed in new photos, testimony

New details and never-before-seen photographs have emerged about the "heated" phone call between President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on the morning of Jan. 6, 2021.
June 16
New details and never-before-seen photographs have emerged about the "heated" phone call between President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on the morning of Jan. 6, 2021.
June 16

Justice Sotomayor says there needs to be 'continuing faith in the court system'

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in a rare public appearance, gave a pep talk to progressives at the American Constitution Society convention in Washington.
June 16
 Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in a rare public appearance, gave a pep talk to progressives at the American Constitution Society convention in Washington.
June 16

Jan. 6 committee wants to hear from Ginni Thomas after email revelations

An avid Trump backer, she is the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
June 16
Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Feb. 23, 2017.
June 16

Trump's 'heated' call with Pence on Jan. 6 revealed in new photos, testimony

One witness recalled Trump calling Pence a "wimp."
June 16
An image of former President Donald Trump is displayed during the third hearing of the US House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the US Capitol, June 16, 2022.
June 16

Bipartisan talks on gun reform continue following recent mass shootings

The suspected gunman in last month's mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket was arraigned Thursday on multiple federal hate crime charges.
June 16
The suspected gunman in last month's mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket was arraigned Thursday on multiple federal hate crime charges.
June 16

Justice Sotomayor gives pep talk to progressives while praising Clarence Thomas

"I lick my wounds for a while. Sometimes I cry. And then I say OK, let's fight."
June 16
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor appears during an event, April 5, 2022, at Washington University in St. Louis.
June 16

Florida will create access issues by not preordering vaccines for kids: White House

Florida was the first state to advise against vaccinating healthy kids for COVID-19.
June 16
Florida was the first state to advise against vaccinating healthy kids for COVID-19.
June 16

Trump's inner circle testifies on theory Pence could overturn election

"They thought he was crazy," former Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller said of Trump attorney John Eastman's theory that Mike Pence could overturn the election.
June 16
VIDEO: Trump's inner circle testifies on theory Pence could overturn election
June 16

What to expect from Day 3 of the Jan. 6 committee hearings

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol is convening for day 3 of public hearings. What you should expect.
June 16
VIDEO: What to expect from Day 3 of the Jan. 6 committee hearings
June 16

New Mexico county refuses to certify midterm election results

GOP commissioners in one New Mexico county are refusing to certify their midterm election results. The state’s secretary of state, Maggie Toulouse Oliver, explains why she is now suing the county.
June 16
VIDEO: New Mexico county refuses to certify midterm election results
June 16

Former counsel to Mike Pence testifies at Jan. 6 committee hearing

“The framers of our Constitution would never have entrusted any one person with the unilateral authority to alter the outcome of a presidential election," Greg Jacob said.
June 16
VIDEO: Former counsel to Mike Pence testifies at Jan. 6 committee hearing
June 16

As Jan. 6 committee debates criminal referral for Trump, experts weigh pros and cons

Some legal experts said a criminal referral deserves careful consideration.
June 16
Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally, May 28, 2022, in Casper, Wyo.
June 16
Heisman Trophy winner and Republican candidate for US Senate Herschel Walker speaks at a rally on May 23, 2022 in Athens, Georgia.
June 16

Jan. 6 oversight committee to hold third hearing

Testimony is expected about Trump’s awareness of rioters’ chants to “hang Mike Pence.”
June 16
VIDEO: Jan. 6 committee to focus on Trump pressuring Pence to overturn election
June 16

Jan. 6 committee to focus on Trump pressuring Pence to overturn election results

Sources confirm to ABC News that the committee is in possession of emails between former Trump lawyer John Eastman and Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
June 16
VIDEO: Jan. 6 committee to focus on Trump pressuring Pence to overturn election results
June 16

Jan. 6 committee to detail how Trump and allies tried to coerce Pence

It's expected to make the case that Trump knew the pressure was illegal.
June 16
Rep. Bennie Thompson, Chairman of the Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6th Attack on the US Capitol, Vice Chairwoman Rep. Liz Cheney, and Rep. Adam Kinzinger take part in a hearing on the Jan. 6th investigation on June 13, 2022 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
June 16

Jan. 6 committee holds 3rd hearing

ABC News White House correspondent MaryAlice Parks and attorney Jeff Robbins discuss what to expect with the third hearing focusing on former Vice President Mike Pence.
June 16
VIDEO: Jan. 6 committee holds 3rd hearing
June 16

Senate negotiations on gun reforms stall over 'boyfriend' loophole, red flag laws

Senators were hoping to resolve differences by the end of the week.
June 16
Sen. John Cornyn speaks during a hearing on "Protecting America's Children From Gun Violence" with the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, June 15, 2022.
June 16

Trump-Pence dynamics take on legal and emotional dimensions around Jan. 6: The Note

Pence aides form the backbone of the Jan. 6 committee’s Thursday hearing.
June 16
Vice President Mike Pence stands before Congress on Jan. 6, 2021, obtained exclusively by ABC News
June 15

US military ground raid in Syria captures top ISIS leader

U.S. defense official said there were no injuries to U.S. military personnel.
June 15
A masked Islamic State soldier poses holding the ISIS banner in the deserts on the border of Iraq or Syria, 2015.
June 15

Biden marks Pride with order combatting conversion therapy, supporting LGBTQ kids

The White House said it was going to "stand up to the bullies."
June 15
President Joe Biden speaks next to youth activist Javier Gomez at an event to celebrate Pride Month in the East Room of the White House in Wasington, June 15, 2022.