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Italy blocks export of Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia, using EU powers for the first time

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Italy has invoked European Union powers to block the export of 250,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia, in a dramatic escalation of a dispute between the EU and drug giant AstraZeneca. The country's move marks t...

Federal judge blocks last-minute Trump rule limiting asylum claims

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A federal judge in California blocked a Trump-era rule that went into effect just a day before Joe Biden took office and sought to dramatically limit the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum in the U...

Sen. Hawley blocks quick consideration of Biden’s Homeland Security nominee

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Sen. Josh Hawley blocked quick consideration of President-elect Joe Biden's Homeland Security nominee, Alejandro Mayorkas, on Tuesday, leaving the third-largest federal department without confirmed leadership as it ...

Capitol Building put on alert after a small fire several blocks away

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Washington A small fire at an apparent homeless encampment less than a mile away from the US Capitol Building on Monday prompted the building to enter lockdown, a reflection of the heightened state of alarm at the co...

Federal judge blocks Trump administration asylum rule from taking effect

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A federal judge on Friday blocked a sweeping asylum rule that had been scheduled to take effect nationwide in a matter of days, issuing yet another legal blow to the Trump administration. The administration has rele...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte blocks Senate attempt to probe guards’ use of Covid-19 vaccine

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Manila, PhilippinesPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte directed the head of his military detail on Monday to ignore a legislative summons, foiling the Senate's attempt to probe his guards for inoculating themselves ...

Utah Sen. Mike Lee blocks votes to establish Smithsonian museums for Latinos and women

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Washington Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah on Thursday blocked consideration for legislation to establish a National Museum of the American Latino and an American Women's History Museum as part of the Smithsonian In...

US blocks cotton imports from China region over reported forced-labor abuses

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The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it will block imports of cotton, reportedly produced with forced labor, from China's western Xinjiang region. US Customs and Border Protection will detain shipments ...

Federal judge blocks attempt to hike naturalization fees by 80%

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A federal judge in California blocked a Trump administration rule that would've hiked up naturalization fees by more than 80% and charged a first-time fee for asylum applicants, days before the regulation was set to...

Judge blocks Trump administration from detaining migrant children in hotels

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A federal judge issued an order Friday blocking the US government from detaining migrant children in hotels, a practice that has been a key part of a secretive new system that immigration advocates had warned was pu...