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Key Biden immigration nominee to testify amid busiest US-Mexico border in two decades

Key Biden immigration nominee to testify amid busiest US-Mexico border in two decades

President Joe Biden’s pick to lead US Customs and Border Protection will testify before a Senate panel Tuesday and make his case for why he should lead the border agency amid one of the busiest years in two decades on the southern border. Tucson, Arizona, police chief Chris Magnus’ nomination had been delayed by Senate…MORE

January 6 committee slated to formally advance Steve Bannon criminal contempt report Tuesday

January 6 committee slated to formally advance Steve Bannon criminal contempt report Tuesday

The House committee investigating the January 6 US Capitol attack is expected to formally kick off the process to hold Steve Bannon, one of former President Donald Trump’s closest allies, in contempt of Congress on Tuesday night when the panel is scheduled to meet and advance a referral to the Justice Department. The measure is…MORE

University of North Carolina can continue to consider race as a factor in admissions process, judge rules
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University of North Carolina can continue to consider race as a factor in admissions process, judge rules

A federal judge ruled Monday that the University of North Carolina did not discriminate against applicants who were White and Asian American during the university’s undergraduate admissions process, according to court documents. The ruling comes following a lawsuit filed in 2014 by the group Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), which argued UNC used race in…MORE

Seniors are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 but just 1 in 7 have taken a booster shot
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Seniors are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 but just 1 in 7 have taken a booster shot

As the US tries to bring Covid-19 under control before a potential winter spike, health experts are encouraging vulnerable people to get a booster vaccine dose. So far, about 15% of seniors have done so. Overall, about 10.7 million people have received an additional booster dose and more than half were people over 65, according…MORE

Foreign policy and muscle cars: Joe Biden and Colin Powell’s decades-long friendship
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Foreign policy and muscle cars: Joe Biden and Colin Powell’s decades-long friendship

Joe Biden was waiting on a desolate, darkened Afghan tarmac in 2002 when bad news arrived from Washington: He and his entourage were being blocked by the Pentagon from taking a spare seat on a departing military cargo plane. Standing in the cold, the hulking planes rumbling in the background, Biden knew who to call.…MORE

Washington State head football coach ousted after refusing Covid-19 vaccine
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Washington State head football coach ousted after refusing Covid-19 vaccine

Washington State University’s head football coach, Nick Rolovich, and four assistant coaches are losing their jobs because of not complying with the state’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, the university’s athletics department said Monday. “Due to the requirements set forth in Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, Nick Rolovich is no longer able to fulfill the duties…MORE

Miami private school makes bogus claims about vaccines while ordering pupils who get a shot to stay home for 30 days
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Miami private school makes bogus claims about vaccines while ordering pupils who get a shot to stay home for 30 days

A Miami private school, which previously asked teachers not to get the Covid-19 vaccine or they wouldn’t be allowed to return this school year, has now asked parents to keep their children home for 30 days if their child has received a vaccine dose, citing false and disproved claims about the impact of the inoculation,…MORE

Gabby Petito’s parents travel to Wyoming to bring her remains home
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Gabby Petito’s parents travel to Wyoming to bring her remains home

After heartbreaking and revealing details about the circumstances of her death were announced to the public, Gabby Petito’s parents are finally bringing home the remains of their 22-year-old daughter. More than a month after her body were discovered in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest, Petito’s family traveled to Wyoming to receive her remains and prepare to…MORE

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