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Texas Gov. Abbott stalled federal offer to test migrants then blamed them for spreading Covid

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is stalling efforts by the Biden administration to provide federal funds for Covid-19 tests for migrants released from custody, a senior Homeland Security official tells CNN. After relaxing st...

Lawmakers to revive proposal for federal commission tasked with examining America’s history of racism

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Two Democratic lawmakers will reintroduce legislation Thursday calling for the formation of the first federal racial justice commission tasked with examining the country's history of systemic racism against Black pe...

Sanders says $15 minimum wage not ‘incidental’ to federal budget as its place in Covid relief bill questioned

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Sen. Bernie Sanders argued Saturday that raising the minimum wage to $ 15 an hour isn't "incidental" to the federal budget, despite skepticism from Capitol Hill and the White House of its future in the President's ...

Justice Sonia Sotomayor was targeted by gunman, federal judge tells ’60 Minutes’

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US District Court Judge Esther Salas said that a gunman who killed her son and wounded her husband in 2020 had also set his sights on Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, according to a CBS News "60 Minutes" repor...

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...

Federal judge moves Oregon prisoners ahead of seniors on Covid-19 vaccination list

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A federal judge ruled that Oregon must offer Covid-19 vaccinations to all prison inmates immediately -- putting them ahead of the state's senior citizens in line for the limited supply of vaccines. In an order issue...

California boosts vaccination effort as part of federal pilot program

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California is opening two mass Covid-19 vaccination sites as part of a federal pilot program to quickly boost the number of available doses, as the state continues to see improving numbers in cases, deaths, positivi...

Federal prosecutors top 180 Capitol riot cases, with man seen in ‘American Supremacist’ sweatshirt among the latest

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The Justice Department has exceeded 180 federal criminal cases against rioters and others connected to the US Capitol siege, with prosecutors' latest charges coming against a man seen in videos wearing an "American ...

At-home Covid-19 test to ramp up production with $231.8 million federal contract

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The Biden administration announced on Monday that the US Department of Defense and US Department of Health and Human Services are working with Australian company Ellume to provide more of its fully at-home Covid-19 ...

Federal appeals court allows US border officials to swiftly return unaccompanied migrant children under Trump-era policy

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A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the federal government can quickly return unaccompanied migrant children apprehended at the US-Mexico border under a public health order put in place under former President ...

Chief federal judge in DC scorches Capitol riot suspects and keeps man who was in Pelosi’s office in jail

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The chief judge of the federal court in Washington scorched Capitol riot suspects during a hearing on Thursday, calling their actions an assault on American democracy and ruling that a man who had bragged about putt...

Biden expected to halt new oil and gas leases on federal lands and take other climate-related action

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President Joe Biden is expected to sign several executive actions related to climate on Wednesday, including issuing a moratorium on new oil and gas leases on federal lands, according to a person familiar with his p...

Biden to halt new oil and gas leases on federal lands Wednesday

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President Joe Biden is set to order a moratorium on new oil and gas leases on federal lands on Wednesday, according to a person familiar with his plans. The move is expected to be the most prominent in a series of c...

At least 8 arrested in Portland as demonstrators vandalize federal ICE building, Democratic Party state headquarters

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Demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday vandalized the state Democratic Party headquarters and a federal US Immigration and Customs Enforcement building, according to police. At least four demonstrations wer...

Biden announces Rachel Levine as pick for assistant secretary at HHS, would be first transgender Senate-confirmed federal official

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President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as assistant health secretary, and she would make history as the first out, transgender federal official to be confirmed by the United States Senate...

All US federal prisons on temporary lockdown ahead of Biden inauguration

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Federal prisons across the United States have been placed under temporary lockdown ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announced Saturday that it is securing all institutio...

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