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2022-01-03 18:56:36
by Tom Ramstack
Coaches Sue Washington Nationals After Defying Vaccination Mandate

WASHINGTON — Two coaches from the Washington Nationals baseball team are adding to the lawsuits spun off from mandates by... Read More

WASHINGTON — Two coaches from the Washington Nationals baseball team are adding to the lawsuits spun off from mandates by the federal government and private employers requiring employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The federal mandate announced by President Joe... Read More

2022-01-03 18:47:09
by Dan McCue
Harry Reid to Lie in State in Capitol Rotunda

WASHINGTON — Former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., who capped a 30-year career in the Senate by rising to majority leader,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., who capped a 30-year career in the Senate by rising to majority leader, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol rotunda next week. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy... Read More

2022-01-03 15:58:22
by Dan McCue
Familiar Face Returns to Lead Global War on Terrorism Memorial Effort

WASHINGTON — Michael “Rod” Rodriguez, the former head of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation, is returning to the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Michael “Rod” Rodriguez, the former head of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation, is returning to the role of president and CEO as the effort to build the memorial picks up steam, the organization announced Monday. As... Read More

2022-01-03 15:37:17
by Dan McCue
Federal Offices In DC Closed Due to Winter Storm

WASHINGTON —Federal offices in Washington, D.C. and a number of public schools in the region are closed Monday due to... Read More

WASHINGTON —Federal offices in Washington, D.C. and a number of public schools in the region are closed Monday due to the first significant snow storm of the winter. According to the National Weather Service, between 5 and 10 inches of... Read More

Twitter Bans Rep. Greene's Personal Account for COVID Claims

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter said Sunday it had banned the personal account of far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for multiple violations... Read More

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter said Sunday it had banned the personal account of far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for multiple violations of the platform’s COVID-19 misinformation policy, the latest strike against the firebrand whose embrace of conspiracy theories has been called “a cancer” for... Read More

Snow Moves Into Mid-Atlantic; Federal Offices Closed in DC

A winter storm packing heavy snow was blowing into the nation's capital on Monday, closing government offices and schools. As... Read More

A winter storm packing heavy snow was blowing into the nation's capital on Monday, closing government offices and schools. As much as 10 inches (25 centimeters) of snow was forecast for the District of Columbia, northern Virginia and central Maryland... Read More

2021-12-30 21:17:22
by Reece Nations
Preliminary Injunction Filed in Challenge to Texas Voting Law

SAN ANTONIO — A request for a preliminary injunction was filed on Tuesday by attorneys at the Brennan Center for... Read More

SAN ANTONIO — A request for a preliminary injunction was filed on Tuesday by attorneys at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law, Weil, Gotshal & Manges and the Harris County Attorney’s Office in a case challenging a provision... Read More

2021-12-30 15:34:20
by Dan McCue
FDA Approves Two New Over-the-Counter At-Home COVID-19 Tests

WASHINGTON — Two new over-the-counter COVID-19 tests intended for home use have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.... Read More

WASHINGTON — Two new over-the-counter COVID-19 tests intended for home use have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Both of the tests, one manufactured by SD Biosensor and distributed by Roche and the other manufactured by Siemens, are... Read More

2021-12-29 21:07:01
by Reece Nations
GAO Presses Lawmakers to Improve DOE Carbon Capture Projects

WASHINGTON — The Government Accountability Office is pressing lawmakers to institute legislation that would improve oversight and accountability of the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Government Accountability Office is pressing lawmakers to institute legislation that would improve oversight and accountability of the Department of Energy’s carbon capture and storage demonstration project expenditures. GAO conducted a study of DOE’s investment of $1.1 billion... Read More

2021-12-29 20:55:21
by Dan McCue
Proof of Negative COVID Test a Back-to-School Essential in DC

WASHINGTON — All students and staff planning to return to the District of Columbia’s public schools after their holiday break... Read More

WASHINGTON — All students and staff planning to return to the District of Columbia’s public schools after their holiday break must first provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, Mayor Muriel Bowser and schools chancellor Lewis Ferebee announced Wednesday. School... Read More

2021-12-29 20:27:16
by Dan McCue
Spanberger to Seek Reelection in Virginia’s New 7th Congressional District

WASHINGTON — A day after the Virginia Supreme Court approved a new House district map that substantially redefines the area... Read More

WASHINGTON — A day after the Virginia Supreme Court approved a new House district map that substantially redefines the area she represents, Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger announced she’s all in for a reelection bid in 2022. “Nearly 200,000 Virginians in... Read More

2021-12-29 19:44:03
by Kate Michael
Europe Leading the Charge on ESG but Coordination Needed

WASHINGTON — Investment markets around the world are realizing that a short-term focus on purely financial goals is no longer... Read More

WASHINGTON — Investment markets around the world are realizing that a short-term focus on purely financial goals is no longer sufficient. But as the momentum behind environmental, social, and governance builds, it’s the European Union that is really leading the... Read More

2021-12-29 16:16:33
by Dan McCue
Biden Administration Pulls Support for Coal Plants, Carbon-Intensive Projects Overseas

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has ordered an end to federal support for the construction of coal plants and other... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has ordered an end to federal support for the construction of coal plants and other carbon-intensive projects overseas. The policy, which was communicated to U.S. embassies earlier this month, is expected to be fully in... Read More

2021-12-29 14:13:09
by Dan McCue
Dingell to Seek Reelection in New District After State Panel Unveils Map

LANSING, Mich. — Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., announced Tuesday that after seven years of representing Michigan’s 12th Congressional District, she... Read More

LANSING, Mich. — Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., announced Tuesday that after seven years of representing Michigan’s 12th Congressional District, she will move to the state’s newly drawn 6th Congressional District to pursue a re-election bid in 2022. Dingell, who has... Read More

DA: No Charges for Cuomo From Allegations by 2 Women

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo won't face criminal charges stemming from allegations from two women... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo won't face criminal charges stemming from allegations from two women — including a state trooper — that he planted unwanted kisses on their cheeks, a suburban prosecutor said Tuesday. It's... Read More

2021-12-28 22:11:47
by Brock Blasdell
Labor Dept. Sets Limits on Tipped Employees Performing Non-Tipped Work

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday the Department of Labor set new limits on the amount of time employers can use tipped-employees... Read More

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday the Department of Labor set new limits on the amount of time employers can use tipped-employees to do non-tip-producing work.  The new ruling, implemented at a time of nation-wide labor shortages, comes via a clarification of... Read More

2021-12-28 22:10:15
by Dan McCue
DC Circuit Upholds FCC Decision to Clear Path for Next-Gen Wi-Fi

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a 2020 decision by the Federal Communications Commission to free up... Read More

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a 2020 decision by the Federal Communications Commission to free up the 6 GHz band for next-generation Wi-Fi. Writing for the unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for... Read More

2021-12-28 22:04:02
by Reece Nations
Coalition of Attorneys General File Amicus Brief Opposing Arizona Abortion Ban

PHOENIX — Attorneys General from 23 states signed on to an amicus brief that challenges an Arizona law prohibiting abortions... Read More

PHOENIX — Attorneys General from 23 states signed on to an amicus brief that challenges an Arizona law prohibiting abortions sought because of fetal abnormalities. The coalition contends in their brief that the preservation of women’s reproductive autonomy can and... Read More

2021-12-28 18:27:12
by Dan McCue
Air Force and Northrop Grumman Researchers Make Space Solar Breakthrough

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Researchers preparing for the first flight of the Arachne, an experimental solar power satellite,... Read More

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Researchers preparing for the first flight of the Arachne, an experimental solar power satellite, have successfully conducted the first end-to-end demonstration of a key piece of hardware — its unique solar panels. The Space... Read More

2021-12-28 18:25:19
by Reece Nations
Book Bans Part of Texas Republican School Priorities

SAN ANTONIO — Complaints to Texas school districts regarding books that discuss topics of race and sexuality have emboldened Republican... Read More

SAN ANTONIO — Complaints to Texas school districts regarding books that discuss topics of race and sexuality have emboldened Republican state lawmakers' calls for reviews of the reading material. Book reviews are now the latest priority of conservative groups which... Read More

2021-12-28 16:11:59
by Dan McCue
Global War on Terrorism Heroes to Be Honored on National Mall

WASHINGTON — A new memorial honoring all those who have served in the global war on terrorism since the Sept.... Read More

WASHINGTON — A new memorial honoring all those who have served in the global war on terrorism since the Sept. 11 attacks is coming to the National Mall. President Joe Biden signed S.535, the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location... Read More

2021-12-28 15:57:40
by Dan McCue
Mulkerrin Named Comms Director for House Majority Leader Hoyer

WASHINGTON — Margaret Mulkerrin has been promoted to the position of communications director in House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s office,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Margaret Mulkerrin has been promoted to the position of communications director in House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s office, replacing Katie Grant Drew, who is leaving the post at the end of the month to pursue an opportunity off... Read More

2021-12-28 14:34:23
by Dan McCue
CDC Cuts COVID Quarantine Time to Five Days

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cut its recommended quarantine time for people who test positive for... Read More

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cut its recommended quarantine time for people who test positive for COVID-19 from 10 days to just five on Monday, so long as the infected individual is asymptomatic. The new guidance... Read More

Russian Court Orders Shutdown of Renowned Rights Group

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that one of the country’s oldest and most prominent human rights... Read More

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that one of the country’s oldest and most prominent human rights organizations should be shut down, a move that stirred up public outrage and is the latest step in a months-long... Read More

Biden Signs $768.2 Billion Defense Spending Bill into Law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law, authorizing $768.2 billion in military spending,... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law, authorizing $768.2 billion in military spending, including a 2.7% pay raise for service members, for 2022. The NDAA authorizes a 5% increase in military spending, and... Read More

2021-12-27 22:15:20
by Reece Nations
James Webb Space Telescope Deploys New Era of Space Observation

KOUROU, French Guiana — The James Webb Space Telescope finally launched into outer space on Christmas morning becoming NASA’s new... Read More

KOUROU, French Guiana — The James Webb Space Telescope finally launched into outer space on Christmas morning becoming NASA’s new flagship mission. Named after former NASA administrator James E. Webb, who served during the early days of the Apollo program,... Read More

2021-12-27 21:28:18
by Dan McCue
President to Governors: ‘We’ve Got Your Back’ When it Comes to Omicron

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden assured a bipartisan meeting of governors Monday that when it comes to responding to outbreaks... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden assured a bipartisan meeting of governors Monday that when it comes to responding to outbreaks of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, the federal government will do everything it can to support state and local... Read More

2021-12-27 20:49:23
by Dan McCue
Delaware Teen Charged in Gunpoint Carjacking of Congresswoman

PHILADELPHIA — A 19-year-old Wilmington, Delaware, man has been charged in connection with the armed carjacking of Rep. Mary Gay... Read More

PHILADELPHIA — A 19-year-old Wilmington, Delaware, man has been charged in connection with the armed carjacking of Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon last week. Josiah Brown was one of five individuals who were apprehended in Scanlon’s 2017 Acura MDX hours after... Read More

2021-12-27 20:47:14
by Dan McCue
Chief Justice Roberts is America’s Top Federal Leader, According to Poll

WASHINGTON — Americans routinely tell pollsters they don’t like much of what goes on in the nation’s capital, but evidently... Read More

WASHINGTON — Americans routinely tell pollsters they don’t like much of what goes on in the nation’s capital, but evidently they do like one leader a lot – Chief Justice John Roberts. According to a poll conducted by the Gallup... Read More

2021-12-27 16:53:10
by Dan McCue
State Department Reminds Travelers of Passport Fee Hike

WASHINGTON — The fee to apply for or renew a passport got a bit steeper Monday, rising $20 for all... Read More

WASHINGTON — The fee to apply for or renew a passport got a bit steeper Monday, rising $20 for all customers, the State Department said. In a tweet on its Travel-State Dept. Twitter feed, the department said the increase is... Read More

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