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New national holiday sets off scramble to shut down governments nationwide Friday

New national holiday sets off scramble to shut down governments nationwide Friday

States across the country are scrambling to close their government offices Friday after President Joe Biden signed legislation establishing Juneteenth as a US federal holiday. While June 19 — which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States — falls on a Saturday this year, governors across the country announced in quick succession a…MORE

US Military Command reinstates diversity head after investigation into social media posts

US Military Command reinstates diversity head after investigation into social media posts

The US military’s Special Operations Command reinstated its head of diversity following an investigation that concluded there were no violations of laws or Defense Department regulations in controversial social media posts, including one comparing former President Donald Trump to Hitler. Richard Torres-Estrada was reassigned to a new job shortly after he was brought in as…MORE

Putin praises Biden, calling him a ‘professional’ following Geneva summit

Putin praises Biden, calling him a ‘professional’ following Geneva summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin praised US President Joe Biden Thursday, describing him as a “professional” who is “completely knowledgeable on all issues,” according to a Kremlin transcript of Putin’s televised remarks. “Mr. Biden is a professional, and you need to be very careful when working with him so as not to miss something,” Putin said…MORE

Challenges to the Affordable Care Act aren’t over

Challenges to the Affordable Care Act aren’t over

Another lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act is brewing in Texas. The effort to tear down a section of the landmark health reform law shows that although the Supreme Court preserved the act for the third time on Thursday, it remains at risk. The case centers only on the no-cost preventive services available under the…MORE

Justice Department releases harrowing new bodycam footage from January 6 attack

Justice Department releases harrowing new bodycam footage from January 6 attack

The Justice Department on Thursday released horrifying new police body camera footage from the January 6 assault on the US Capitol, after CNN and other outlets requested the tapes. The footage was used in the case against Thomas Webster, a former Marine and retired police officer from the New York City Police Department accused of…MORE

Biden administration to invest $3 billion for Covid-19 antiviral medicines

Biden administration to invest $3 billion for Covid-19 antiviral medicines

The Biden administration on Thursday announced it would invest more than $3 billion from the American Rescue Plan to accelerate the discovery, development and manufacturing of Covid-19 antiviral medicines — ideally like a pill someone could easily take at home early in an illness. “Vaccines clearly remained the centerpiece of our arsenal against Covid-19, however,…MORE

‘I have visited the border,’ says DHS Secretary in testy exchange over VP role

‘I have visited the border,’ says DHS Secretary in testy exchange over VP role

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas declared it is his responsibly to manage security at the US-Mexico border, snapping back during a tense exchange with a GOP lawmaker on the House Homeland Security Committee at a budget hearing Thursday morning. “I am the secretary of Homeland Security, and it is my responsibility to manage the border…MORE

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