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Sens. Feinstein, Loeffler, Inhofe Cleared in DOJ Stock Trade Probe
2020-05-27 13:48:39
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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is dropping its inquiry into Sen. Dianne Feinstein over stock trades made as the novel coronavirus struck the U.S. and roiled the economy, a person familiar with the matter said. Feinstein, D-Calif., is among a... Read More

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U.S. Government’s Most Experienced Watchdog Steps Down
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U.S. Government’s Most Experienced Watchdog Steps Down
2020-05-27 13:27:09
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WASHINGTON — Glenn Fine, a top official in the Pentagon inspector general’s office, stepped down Tuesday in the latest installment of a recent drama over internal oversight in the Trump administration. Fine, who is one of five inspectors general to... Read More

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Parties Target Control of State Legislatures, Redistricting
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Parties Target Control of State Legislatures, Redistricting
2020-05-27 13:21:17
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Drowned out by the coronavirus and national politics, Republican and Democratic operatives are quietly preparing for a battle of state legislative supremacy later this year that could have a profound effect on political power for... Read More

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North Carolina Says It Wants RNC to Produce Convention Pandemic Plan
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North Carolina Says It Wants RNC to Produce Convention Pandemic Plan
2020-05-27 13:16:41
by Dan McCue

North Carolina's health and human services secretary has asked the CEO of the Republican National Convention to provide the state with a written coronavirus safety plan for the presidential nominating event currently planned for Charlotte in August. The request by... Read More

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‘Bored’ Seismologists Find a New Hobby: Tracking Silence
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‘Bored’ Seismologists Find a New Hobby: Tracking Silence
2020-05-26 21:22:11
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DALLAS — If you’ve been noticing more birds chirping and more frogs singing, it’s probably not your imagination. Noise created by humans, such as car and truck traffic, quieted by about 30% between late March, when Gov. Greg Abbott closed... Read More

A Battle Over Billions in Stolen Venezuelan Funds Is Heating Up in Miami Federal Court
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A Battle Over Billions in Stolen Venezuelan Funds Is Heating Up in Miami Federal Court
2020-05-26 21:20:20
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MIAMI — The fate of billions of dollars squirreled away in the bank accounts, luxury properties and exotic cars of convicted Venezuelan officials and their business cronies has become entangled in a colossal legal battle in Miami federal court. On... Read More

Lofgren Announces FISA Amendment Agreement, Clearing Way for House Vote
Intelligence
Lofgren Announces FISA Amendment Agreement, Clearing Way for House Vote
2020-05-26 19:52:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., announced Tuesday there will be a vote tomorrow on a measure she's championed to prohibit the collection of Americans’ internet search history and web browsing data without a warrant. Since January, Lofgren, Rep. Warren... Read More

Virginia Voters Sue to Block Widespread Absentee Voting
Voting
Virginia Voters Sue to Block Widespread Absentee Voting
2020-05-26 14:34:21
by Tom Ramstack

A group of Virginia voters is suing their state over a plan for wider use of absentee ballots during the primary election next month as coronavirus restrictions continue. Their lawsuit is one of more than a dozen pending nationwide that... Read More

State Attorneys General Threaten to Sue EPA Over Chesapeake Bay Cleanup
Environment
State Attorneys General Threaten to Sue EPA Over Chesapeake Bay Cleanup
2020-05-26 14:32:16
by Tom Ramstack

Three Mid-Atlantic attorneys general are threatening to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to enforce water quality standards to protect the Chesapeake Bay. They accuse the EPA of ignoring its court-ordered duty to prevent polluters in New York and... Read More

Congressional Leaders Push to Remove Swastikas, Praise for Hitler from Veterans’ Cemeteries
Veterans
Congressional Leaders Push to Remove Swastikas, Praise for Hitler from Veterans’ Cemeteries
2020-05-26 14:26:36
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Congressional leaders who oversee the budget for the Veterans Administration are making a Memorial Day push for the removal of gravestones containing swastikas and praise for Adolf Hitler from veterans’ cemeteries. Outrage over the symbols representing Nazism is bipartisan. The... Read More

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