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Biden administration sues Texas over Gov. Abbott’s migrant transport order
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Biden administration sues Texas over Gov. Abbott’s migrant transport order

The Biden administration is taking Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to court over an executive order he issued earlier this week targeting the transport of migrants recently released from US Customs and Border Protection custody. In a lawsuit filed Friday, the Justice Department alleged the order — in which Abbott directed state troopers to stop vehicles…MORE

3 students expelled by Bowling Green State University in relation to hazing death of student
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3 students expelled by Bowling Green State University in relation to hazing death of student

Bowling Green State University in Ohio announced on Friday that it has permanently expelled three students and suspended 17 in connection to the death of a sophomore participating in fraternity hazing in March of this year. The suspensions range from three to eight years and one student received a deferred suspension, the university said in…MORE

Georgia Republicans inch closer to a takeover of elections in state’s largest county
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Georgia Republicans inch closer to a takeover of elections in state’s largest county

Republican lawmakers in Georgia are requesting that the state undertake a performance review of local election officials in Fulton County — a move that could result in a GOP takeover of election operations in a heavily Democratic region of this battleground state. A letter sent Friday to the State Board of Elections and signed by…MORE

Senate confirms Biden’s pick to serve as US Citizenship and Immigration Services director
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Senate confirms Biden’s pick to serve as US Citizenship and Immigration Services director

The Senate confirmed Ur Jaddou to serve as US Citizenship and Immigration Services director on Friday, delivering the agency a permanent head — and the first woman to hold that position — after years of acting leadership. As the Biden administration has rolled out a series of immigration measures over recent months, the nominated leaders…MORE

Ob-gyn associations recommend all pregnant people get vaccinated against Covid-19
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Ob-gyn associations recommend all pregnant people get vaccinated against Covid-19

Two leading organizations that represent obstetricians and gynecologists recommended Friday that anyone who is pregnant should be vaccinated against Covid-19. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) said their recommendation is based on evidence from thousands of people who were pregnant that the vaccines are safe to…MORE

Here’s why you’re waiting months for that couch you ordered

Here’s why you’re waiting months for that couch you ordered

Get ready to wait months, maybe even into 2022, for that new sofa to arrive at your doorstep. Delays on furniture deliveries have already been frustrating during the pandemic, and they’re about to get much worse. The newest problem for furniture sellers is the increase in spread of Covid-19 and subsequent factory closures in a…MORE

St. Louis County public health official says he was called racial slurs after council meeting on mask mandate

St. Louis County public health official says he was called racial slurs after council meeting on mask mandate

Faisal Khan, acting director of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health, said he faced “racist, xenophobic, and threatening behavior” after a County Council meeting on the mask mandate on Tuesday. Khan sent a letter to County Council Chairwoman Rita Days detailing the harassment he says he encountered after addressing the council. He had…MORE

Fact-checking RNC false tweet about Surgeon General’s masks comments

Fact-checking RNC false tweet about Surgeon General’s masks comments

The recent change of mask guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created some confusion and also ample opportunity for political attacks against President Joe Biden’s administration, some of which rely on misinterpretations from partisan sources. Late Thursday evening for example, one of the Republican National Committee’s Twitter accounts made a…MORE

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