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Michigan man sues federal government for placing him on no-fly list

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A Michigan man says government officials erroneously placed him on the "No Fly List" after he refused to become an FBI informant, according to a new federal lawsuit. Almost three years ago, Ahmad Chebli was approach...

Former Trump HUD official fined and barred from federal work over Hatch Act violation

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A former Housing and Urban Development official and Trump family associate has been fined and barred from federal work for violating the Hatch Act's prohibition of use of official authority after she blurred the lin...

Southwest Airlines pilot facing federal charges after allegedly committing ‘lewd sex act’ on flight

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SPICEJET AIRLINES PASSENGER ATTEMPTS TO OPEN EMERGENCY EXIT MID-FLIGHT: REPORT According to a one-page filing in federal district court in Maryland, Michael Haak, the pilot in command of the plane, exposed his genita...

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....

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...

Indigenous women’s group raided by illegal miners, says federal prosecutor

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"If something happens to our people, we blame the Brazilian state," wrote a group of indigenous leaders to Brazil's federal government two weeks ago. They were writing from the vast green state of Para, where they s...

‘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...

Federal prosecutors add sex trafficking charges against Ghislaine Maxwell

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Federal prosecutors filed sex trafficking charges against Ghislaine Maxwell, the former associate of Jeffrey Epstein, alleging she recruited and groomed a 14-year-old girl to engage in sex acts with Epstein as recen...

Federal appeals court rules in favor of Ohio professor who refused to use student’s preferred pronouns

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A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that an Ohio professor can sue a university for violating his constitutional rights after he was disciplined for refusing to use the preferred pronouns of a transgender studen...

Federal workers asked to volunteer for ‘urgent’ border effort amid influx of children

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The Biden administration is asking for federal workers to assist with "urgent efforts" to care for and place unaccompanied migrant children who are arriving at the southern border in increasing numbers. The request...

Gayle Manchin nominated to be federal co-chair of Appalachian Regional Commission

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Gayle Manchin, an educator and wife of Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, has been nominated to serve as the federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission, the White House said in a news release...

Federal appeals court says states can restrict open carry of firearms

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A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that states may restrict the open carrying of guns in public, a major ruling that is certain to be appealed to a US Supreme Court hostile to limits on the Second Amendment ...

Progressive group launches $3.2 million advertising buy to push federal voting law

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A liberal group is launching a $ 3.2 million advertising campaign this week to build public support for a federal campaign finance and voting bill that advocates argue would help counter efforts in Republican-contr...

Millions in Covid relief funding to be used for federal cybersecurity efforts

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Millions of dollars in funding from the Covid-19 relief bill passed Wednesday will be used to help the federal government improve its cybersecurity efforts in the wake of high-profile breaches that have caused alarm...

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...

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...