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Migrant holding facility volunteer's death not related to closure, federal officials say

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The volunteer, who was a federal employee, had an unrelated medical episode, according to U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.
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Unrest in Minnesota town offers warning to other U.S. suburbs, experts say

Unrest in Minnesota town offers warning to other U.S. suburbs, experts say

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Why Are Flags at Half-Staff Today? President Joe Biden's Order Explained

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The President's order applies to the White House, U.S, embassies, military bases and naval stations.
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Some Jan. 6 defendants try to use journalism as riot defense

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The Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol in January created a trove of self-incriminating evidence, thoroughly documenting their actions and words in videos and social media posts. Now some of the camera-toting people in the crowd are claiming they were only there to record history as journalists, not to join a deadly insurrection.
It's unlikely that any of the self-proclaimed journalists can mount a viable defense on the First Amendment's free speech grounds, experts say. They face long odds if video captured them acting more like rioters than impartial observers. But as the...
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$24 billion USDA pandemic relief program failed to help most farmers

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To help farmers financially endure a pandemic that upended agricultural markets, supply chains and labor practices, Congress created a special relief program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
While the USDA distributed more than $20 billion through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program last summer and fall, the money only went to 43 percent of farmers across the country, a Times Union investigation found.
The program was a major boon for Corn Belt farmers in the Midwest, but in 19 states, including New York, less than 25 percent of farmers received a payment. The agency says...
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U.S., China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency

U.S., China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency

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SEOUL, South Korea - The United States and China, the world's two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with urgency, just days before President Joe Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue.
The agreement was reached by U.S. special envoy for climate John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua during two days of talks in Shanghai last week, according to a joint statement.
The two countries “are committed to cooperating with each other and with other countries to tackle the climate crisis, which must be addressed with the...
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Signs of Thaw on Iran Nuclear Standoff Emerge in Vienna Talks

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World powers working to end the standoff between Iran and the U.S. are due to reconvene Sunday amid signs of a thaw that may lead to a revival of the 2015 nuclear deal and reduce tensions in the energy-rich Persian Gulf.
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Starting a U.S. company, but not in the U.S.: Foreign entrepreneurs in a bind

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Last year, Glen Wang co-founded a tech startup that's incorporated in Delaware, has seven employees in the United States, and serves customers in three U.S.
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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says she'll resign next year when it's...

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says she'll resign next year when it's 'time for somebody else to have this job'

Summary List Placement White House press secretary Jen Psaki said she plans to leave the role next year to spend more time with her family. "I think it's going to be time for... Read more ...

In Surprise Move, Keisha Lance Bottoms Won't Run Again

In Surprise Move, Keisha Lance Bottoms Won't Run Again

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Thursday she will not seek a second term, an election-year surprise that marks a sharp turnabout for the city's second Black woman... Read more ...

Germany is not happy with Biden's support for waiving COVID-19 vaccine...

Germany is not happy with Biden's support for waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents, predicting 'severe complications'

Summary List Placement Germany pushed back Thursday against President Joe Biden's support for a patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines, one of the first rich nations to explicitly... Read more ...

How Trump is hunting down the GOP's leading families

How Trump is hunting down the GOP's leading families

In the civil war between Donald Trump and the GOP's waning establishment, no Republican has crossed the former president and come out ahead. Yet as Rep. Liz Cheney's likely... Read more ...

Blood is in the water with Cheney's likely ouster. Now Trump aides are...

Blood is in the water with Cheney's likely ouster. Now Trump aides are casting doubt on McCarthy's prospects for House speaker if the GOP wins the House in 2022

Summary List Placement Lost in the Liz Cheney leadership brawl that's consumed House Republicans this week is an even bigger battle that politicos from Washington to Mar-a-Lago... Read more ...

Keisha Lance Bottoms Won't Run For Reelection As Atlanta Mayor

Keisha Lance Bottoms Won't Run For Reelection As Atlanta Mayor

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, 51, will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. Friday on her decision not to run for reelection as the city's leader. Read more ...

Democrats renew calls to end the filibuster after McConnell said he's '100%'...

Democrats renew calls to end the filibuster after McConnell said he's '100%' focused on stopping Biden

Summary List Placement After Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said his entire focus is on stopping President Joe Biden's administration, Democratic lawmakers renewed... Read more ...

JPMorgan chief Jamie Dimon wants detailed disclosures on how federal money...

JPMorgan chief Jamie Dimon wants detailed disclosures on how federal money is spent if lawmakers raise taxes. Democratic lawmakers were quick to respond

Summary List Placement If President Joe Biden plans to raise taxes among large corporations and the wealthy , JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon wants to know where every single... Read more ...

Federal appeals court overturns conviction of former Rep. Corrine Brown

Federal appeals court overturns conviction of former Rep. Corrine Brown

TALLAHASSEE - A divided federal appeals court late Thursday overturned the conviction of former Rep. Corrine Brown, ruling that a judge was wrong to remove a juror in her trial... Read more ...

An attorney for an accused Capitol rioter claimed his client participated in...

An attorney for an accused Capitol rioter claimed his client participated in the January 6 siege because he had 'Foxitus' and 'Foxmania' from watching Fox News for 6 months

Summary List Placement An attorney for an accused Capitol rioter claimed his client had been radicalized by Fox News, saying he had "Foxitus" and "Foxmania." Anthony Antonio... Read more ...