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Biden Supreme Court commission’s draft report details ‘profound’ disagreement over adding seats to bench
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Biden Supreme Court commission’s draft report details ‘profound’ disagreement over adding seats to bench

A controversial commission set up by President Joe Biden to explore changes to the US Supreme Court concluded in a draft final report Monday that there was “profound” disagreement over whether to add more seats to the bench but suggested more consensus for term limits for the justices without taking a final position on the…READ MORE

CNN Exclusive: Top Pence aide cooperating with January 6 committee
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CNN Exclusive: Top Pence aide cooperating with January 6 committee

Marc Short, the former chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, is cooperating with the January 6 committee, a significant development that will give investigators insight from one of the highest-ranking Trump officials, according to three sources with knowledge of the committee’s activities. CNN is also reporting for the first time that the committee…READ MORE

Biden faces high-stakes test in call with Putin over Ukraine
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Biden faces high-stakes test in call with Putin over Ukraine

President Joe Biden is set for one of the most critical calls of his presidency on Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as he gets stark warnings from the US intelligence community that Russia is preparing to invade Ukraine as soon as next month. Amid “deep concern” about Russia’s planning for “significant military action against…READ MORE

‘Remain in Mexico’ program restarts, fueling frustration among immigration advocates

‘Remain in Mexico’ program restarts, fueling frustration among immigration advocates

The Biden administration relaunched the Trump-era border policy known as “Remain in Mexico” on Monday, kicking back into gear the program allowing officials to send non-Mexican migrants to Mexico to await their US immigration court hearings. The policy started in El Paso, Texas, according to two Customs and Border Protection officials. Immigrant advocates had braced…READ MORE

Trump allies are angling for election jobs up and down the ballot. That could have consequences in 2024
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Trump allies are angling for election jobs up and down the ballot. That could have consequences in 2024

As former President Donald Trump prepares for a potential comeback bid in 2024, his allies are flocking to election jobs all the way down to the local level in key battleground states, raising new concerns that the election officials who blocked Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election won’t be there the next time around.…READ MORE

Court order seizes websites used by China-based hacking group, Microsoft says
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Court order seizes websites used by China-based hacking group, Microsoft says

Microsoft used a court order to seize dozens of websites that a China-based hacking group was using for a cyber-espionage campaign against organizations in the US and 28 other countries, the tech giant said Monday. “We believe these attacks were largely being used for intelligence gathering from government agencies, think tanks and human rights organizations,”…READ MORE

Bob Dole to lie in state Thursday at the US Capitol

Bob Dole to lie in state Thursday at the US Capitol

Former Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole will lie in state in the US Capitol Rotunda on Thursday, congressional leaders said in an announcement. “Senator Dole was an extraordinary patriot, who devoted his entire life to serving our nation with dignity and integrity,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in a joint…READ MORE

Justice Department closes investigation into Emmett Till killing after failing to prove key witness lied
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Justice Department closes investigation into Emmett Till killing after failing to prove key witness lied

The Justice Department has officially closed its investigation into the infamous of killing Emmett Till for a second time, two sources familiar with the investigation said, leaving only more questions after a potentially significant claim from one of the last living witnesses led investigators on a fresh hunt for evidence. In 2017, Professor Timothy Tyson…READ MORE

Biden administration unveils new strategy to counter corruption
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Biden administration unveils new strategy to counter corruption

The Biden administration on Monday announced a new strategy to counter corruption and illicit finance, as well as new steps from the Treasury Department to tackle how illegal actors abuse the real estate market in the United States to hide their wealth. This week, the Treasury Department will also announce new sanctions against corrupt individuals…READ MORE