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Federal agents find sophisticated tunnel under US-Mexico border and seize almost a ton of cocaine

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A recently discovered one-third of a mile-long tunnel under the US-Mexico border has a rail track system, electricity and a ventilation system, federal officials said Monday when they announced drug charges against ...

Federal court rules Kansas teacher can speak according to her religious beliefs regarding transgender students

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Fort Riley, Kansas middle school teacher Pamela Ricard last year was reprimanded and suspended from school for "declining to use a name for a student that was inconsistent with the student’s biological sex."  TEXAS D...

Federal judges need protection right now

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This step is necessary but not enough. Like all federal judges, the Justices’ home addresses and other personally identifiable information ("PII") are available to the public on the internet, which makes us all vulne...

Senate confirms Bedoya to be Federal Trade Commissioner

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The Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Joe Biden's pick for Federal Trade Commissioner, Alvaro Bedoya. The 51-50 vote was along party lines, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking a tie. For months, Senate ...

Former Honduran president pleads not guilty to federal drug trafficking and firearm charges

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Former Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernández on Tuesday pleaded not guilty in US court to federal drug trafficking and firearms possession charges. The indictment in the US District Court for the Southern Distri...

States receive billions in extra federal Medicaid funds to cover more Americans during the pandemic

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States are expected to receive a total of more than $ 100 billion in extra federal Medicaid funds to help them get through the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis released Tuesday. T...

DOJ silent on abortion protests at justices’ homes despite federal law prohibiting ‘pickets’ to influence case

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The pro-abortion protestors are targeting the private homes of the six Republican-appointed justices after the leak last week of a draft opinion signaled the Supreme Court intends to overturn landmark abortion case R...

Pro-choice protests at Supreme Court justices’ homes breaks federal law: Bill Barr

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Barr, who served under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Trump, told Fox News intimidating justices is "not [a] valid" form of protest, which federal statute highlights. Under 18 US Code 1503, "whoever corruptly or by ...

A major disaster is declared in New Mexico, unlocking federal aid as wildfires threaten thousands of homes

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Wildfires and straight-line winds that have ravaged New Mexico for a month have created a major disaster, President Joe Biden declared, unlocking critical federal aid as the state continues to battle the largest wil...

Medicare Advantage plans at times deny seniors access to medical care, federal watchdog finds

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Medicare Advantage plans, which are swiftly growing in popularity among senior citizens, have at times delayed or denied beneficiaries' access to medical care -- even though the requests met Medicare coverage rules,...

A federal appeals court says Crosley Green’s disputed murder conviction can stand, but the 64-year-old has no intention of giving up the fight

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Crosley Green has received news he didn't want to hear -- a federal appeals panel is reinstating his vacated 1990 murder conviction -- but the fight to prove his innocence is not over, and he remains at peace knowin...

A federal wild horse facility in Colorado is under quarantine as 67 horses have died from an ‘unknown and highly contagious’ disease

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An "unknown yet highly contagious and sometimes fatal disease" has plagued a federal wild horse holding facility in Colorado, killing 67 horses. The Cañon City facility, located 115 miles south of Denver, is under v...

Dozens of wild horses die in Colorado after disease outbreak at federal facility

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Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officials said 67 horses have died since the outbreak began Saturday at the agency's holding pen in Canon City, about 150 miles southwest of Denver. MAINE RESIDENT DIES FROM RARE TICK ...

Federal court dismisses challenges to Texas abortion law’s private enforcement provision

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The U.S. 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent the legal challenge against the six-week abortion ban back to the state Supreme Court with orders to dismiss all challenges.  "Having received the ruling of the Texas S...

Federal judge temporarily blocks Biden administration from ending Title 42 immigration rule

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A federal judge in Louisiana temporarily blocked the Biden administration from ending a Trump-era pandemic restriction on the US-Mexico border. The Biden administration had been on track to end the public health au...

Wisconsin man charged with federal hate crime after allegedly leaving threatening notes on Black neighbors’ vehicles and slashing their tires

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A Wisconsin man charged with a federal hate crime was released on his own recognizance last week, according to court documents obtained by CNN. Milwaukee County resident William McDonald allegedly targeted at least ...

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