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Ex-pandemic preparedness chief resigns from federal government

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Washington The ousted director of the office involved in developing a coronavirus vaccine has now resigned from his post at the National Institutes of Health, charging that the Trump administration "ignores scientifi...

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...

Driver arrested in hit-and-run death of Sandra Feuerstein, New York federal judge

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A woman has been arrested in connection to a hit-and-run accident that killed federal judge Sandra Feuerstein and injured a 6-year-old in Boca Raton, Florida, on Friday. Nastasia Andranie Snape was arrested Saturda...

HHS secretary says department won’t work with Biden’s team until federal agency determines he won

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Washington The Health and Human Services Department will not work with President-elect Joe Biden's team until the General Services Administration makes a determination that he won the election, Secretary Alex Azar sa...

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...

Supreme Court clears the way for federal execution Thursday night

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The Supreme Court has denied a request to stop the federal execution of Christopher Vialva, scheduled for Thursday night in Terre Haute, Indiana. The unsigned order was the Court's second refusal to stop a federal...

Dozens of members of Congress call on Biden to end the federal death penalty

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More than three dozen members of Congress are calling on Joe Biden's incoming administration to prioritize abolishing the death penalty in all jurisdictions, according to a letter sent Tuesday to the transition team...

Biden officials urge states to ‘buckle down’ amid virus resurgence but avoid issuing federal guidance

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Biden administration officials are increasingly urging governors and local officials to reinstate or avoid relaxing public health restrictions as coronavirus cases continue to rise and the US stares down the prospec...

Federal appeals court rules Trump can’t block New York subpoena for his tax returns

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The Manhattan district attorney can obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday, dealing the President another setback in his effort to shield his tax returns from investi...

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...

Who is Joel Greenberg? Florida tax collector facing federal charges is key figure in Matt Gaetz case

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But who is Greenberg? His case has been reported to have led to the Gaetz investigation, but now Greenberg’s attorney believes that the congressman is the one in real trouble as lawyers on both sides of Greenberg’s c...

Federal death row inmate’s execution delayed because of attorneys’ Covid-19 diagnosis

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A federal court judge agreed Thursday to delay the execution of Lisa Montgomery after her attorneys argued they needed more time to work on her clemency petition because they contracted the coronavirus. Earlier this...

Federal judge says deadline to ratify ERA ‘expired long ago’ in setback to advocates’ efforts

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A federal district judge on Friday dealt a blow to advocates of the Equal Rights Amendment in ruling that the deadline to ratify the ERA "expired long ago" and three states' recent ratifications of the amendment arr...

Federal judge wants to see more evidence on Justice Department’s handling of Strzok, Page texts

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Washington A federal judge on Friday questioned the Justice Department's decision to release text messages between former FBI employees Lisa Page and Peter Strzok and signaled that she wants to see more evidence abou...

Federal judge strikes down Ohio policy prohibiting transgender people from correcting their birth certificate

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Washington A federal judge on Wednesday struck down Ohio's policy prohibiting transgender residents from correcting the gender marker on their birth certificate, clearing the way for individuals to alter the document...

Coronavirus vaccine passports won’t be mandated by federal government, Fauci says

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"I doubt that the federal government will be the main mover of a vaccine passport concept," Dr. Anthony Fauci, who also serves as President Biden's chief medical adviser, told the Politico Dispatch podcast on Monday....

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