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‘Real Housewives’ star Jen Shah arrested on federal fraud charges in connection to a nationwide telemarketing scam

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Reality TV star Jen Shah of "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" was arrested and charged in connection with a telemarketing scheme that defrauded hundreds of people, many of whom are over the age of 55, accordin...

11 people are arrested after a demonstration outside a federal building in Portland

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Police arrested 11 people in Portland, Oregon, after a demonstration outside a federal building Friday night, authorities said The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) said in a release that the demonstration happened outsi...

A federal hearing was interrupted with images of 9/11 and pornography

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A federal court hearing held on Zoom about Georgia's use of electronic voting machines was interrupted suddenly when screens suddenly filled with photos of the 9/11 attacks and pornography. The disturbance happened...

A Texas federal court decision is the latest hit to voting rights in America

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Joshua A. Douglas is a law professor at the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law. He is the author of Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting. Follow him on Twi...

Affirmative action: Challenge to Harvard’s admissions practices hits federal appeals court

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A federal appeals court will hear a long-running challenge to college affirmative action policies on Wednesday, nearly six years after the case against Harvard began and as America confronts intensifying racial divi...

After a child’s accidental shooting death, Pennsylvania appeals court rules federal gun industry protection law unconstitutional

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A Pennsylvania state appeals court has decided that the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act of 2005 is unconstitutional, court documents filed on Monday show. The PLCAA is a federal law that prohibits civil l...

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...

Alyssa Milano, Chelsea Handler call on Joe Biden to take action on federal slavery reparations

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The duo appeared in a five-minute video produced by NowThis in which the two actresses, along with several politicians and activists, lay out the case for reparations in America and call on the current administration...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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