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New York is poised to limit solitary confinement in prisons and jails to 15 consecutive days

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The New York Senate passed a bill Thursday limiting the amount of time an inmate can spend in solitary settings and ban it altogether for some populations. The bill specifically would put a 15-day limit on solitar...

Biden poised to tap former Sen. Bill Nelson to lead NASA

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President Joe Biden is poised to nominate former Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida to lead NASA, an official familiar with the decision said, elevating a longtime friend from the Senate and space aficionado as ...

Supreme Court’s conservatives seemed poised to uphold Arizona voting law

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In a critical voting rights case, conservative Supreme Court justices on Tuesday suggested they were ready to uphold two provisions of an Arizona voting law that Democrats argue violate the historic Voting Rights Ac...

Democratic women poised to shake up male-dominated industry with new political media firm

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Recent success stories about women in politics are about candidates breaking barriers. There's a female vice president. More women than ever before serve in Congress. But when it comes to the people who help get the...

Biden set to meet with first Black defense secretary as administration is poised to lift transgender military ban

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President Joe Biden is set to meet Monday morning with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, as the President is poised to repeal a Trump-era ban on most transgender Americans joining the military as early as Monday. Pr...

Biden poised to tap Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to lead Commerce Department

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President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo as commerce secretary, two people familiar with the matter say, in a round of Cabinet positions that could be announced on Friday. Th...

Japan poised for state of emergency as Covid-19 cases soar

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Tokyo Japan may enter a state of emergency this week as the country grapples with soaring coronavirus cases, a number of which have been linked to a new, potentially more infectious variant. Speaking at a New Year p...

Biden poised to nominate Connecticut education chief Miguel Cardona as education secretary

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President-elect Joe Biden is poised to nominate Connecticut education commissioner Miguel Cardona as his education secretary, two people familiar with the matter say, a decision that could be one of the final Cabine...

Biden poised to nominate Granholm to lead Department of Energy

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President-elect Joe Biden is poised to tap former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to lead the Department of Energy, two people familiar with the matter say, inviting a longtime adviser who played a critical role in ...

Biden poised to announce his chief of staff as early as Thursday, with Ron Klain the leading finalist

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President-elect Joe Biden is poised to name his White House chief of staff as early as Thursday, with longtime adviser Ron Klain the leading finalist for the post, three people familiar with the matter tell CNN. Bid...

Biden poised to move quickly on transition if he’s declared winner

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On the cusp of winning the presidency, Joe Biden is poised to deliver an address to the nation Friday -- while his team prepares to move quickly and announce major pieces of his transition into the White House. Bide...

The 2020 election battle for the White House and Congress poised to hit record-shattering $14 billion

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The cost of this year's federal elections will hit close to $ 14 billion, shattering records and doubling the amount of money spent to influence presidential and congressional contests four years ago, according to ...