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2021-10-05 14:57:07
by Victoria Turner
Cybersecurity Minimum Standards Needed to Keep North America Secure

North American governments should come together to create a trilateral strategy to assess and address threats in a holistic risk-based... Read More

North American governments should come together to create a trilateral strategy to assess and address threats in a holistic risk-based approach to cybersecurity that includes a minimum set of standards, said three experts yesterday. As much as the pandemic has... Read More

2021-10-05 14:47:27
by Alexa Hornbeck
Senate Judiciary Committee Scrutinizes Abusive Conservatorships

Nicholas Clouse, a 28-year-old from Huntington, Indiana, suffered a traumatic brain injury from an automobile accident in 2011, that led... Read More

Nicholas Clouse, a 28-year-old from Huntington, Indiana, suffered a traumatic brain injury from an automobile accident in 2011, that led to his parents obtaining full guardianship over him.  “On the rationale that someone might take advantage of me if I... Read More

2021-10-04 20:29:34
by Reece Nations
Wealthy Atlanta District Vying for Cityhood

ATLANTA — Atlanta’s affluent uptown residential district, Buckhead, is making a push to secede from the city and create its... Read More

ATLANTA — Atlanta’s affluent uptown residential district, Buckhead, is making a push to secede from the city and create its own government. The Georgia Senate’s local government operations committee is set to convene hearings on legislation that would allow Buckhead... Read More

2021-10-04 20:08:06
by Tom Ramstack
Ruling Clears Way for More Lawsuits Against D.C. Ban on Carrying Guns

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge’s ruling last week cast the District of Columbia back into disputes over gun rights at... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge’s ruling last week cast the District of Columbia back into disputes over gun rights at a time the murder rate is renewing calls for legislative reform. The judge ruled the District of Columbia must compensate... Read More

COVID Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect for NYC Teachers, Staff

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City teachers and other school staff members were all supposed to be vaccinated against... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City teachers and other school staff members were all supposed to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when the bell rang Monday morning in one of the first school district mandates in the country requiring employees... Read More

Ex-Facebook Manager Alleges Social Network Fed Capitol Riot

NEW YORK (AP) — A data scientist who was revealed Sunday as the Facebook whistleblower says that whenever there was... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — A data scientist who was revealed Sunday as the Facebook whistleblower says that whenever there was a conflict between the public good and what benefited the company, the social media giant would choose its own interests.... Read More

Project Aims to ID Voting Rights Marchers of 'Bloody Sunday'

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The world knows the names of John Lewis and a few more of the voting rights... Read More

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The world knows the names of John Lewis and a few more of the voting rights demonstrators who walked across Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965 only to be attacked by Alabama state troopers on a... Read More

2021-10-04 13:37:24
by Dan McCue
City of Salem Poised to Become Massachusetts’ Second Offshore Wind Port

SALEM, Mass. - Vineyard Wind, the joint venture seeking to build the first large-scale offshore wind farm off the U.S.... Read More

SALEM, Mass. - Vineyard Wind, the joint venture seeking to build the first large-scale offshore wind farm off the U.S. coast has entered into a tentative agreement with the City of Salem, Massachusetts and the Crowley Maritime Corp. to build... Read More

Abortion, Guns, Religion Top a Big Supreme Court Term

WASHINGTON (AP) — The future of abortion rights is in the hands of a conservative Supreme Court that is beginning... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The future of abortion rights is in the hands of a conservative Supreme Court that is beginning a new term Monday that also includes major cases on gun rights and religion. The court's credibility with the public... Read More

'Everybody is Frustrated,' Biden Says as His Agenda Stalls

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday acknowledged frustrations as Democrats strain to rescue a scaled-back version  of his... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday acknowledged frustrations as Democrats strain to rescue a scaled-back version  of his $3.5 trillion government-overhaul plan and salvage a related public works bill after frantic negotiations failed to produce a deal.  "Everybody... Read More

2021-10-02 13:39:44
by Dan McCue
Texas Secretary of State’s Office Announces Election Audits

AUSTIN, Texas - What the Texas Secretary of State’s office is calling a “comprehensive” audit of the 2020 presidential election... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas - What the Texas Secretary of State’s office is calling a “comprehensive” audit of the 2020 presidential election is now underway in the state’s largest Democratic and Republican counties -- Dallas, Harris, Tarrant and Collin. In a brief... Read More

2021-10-01 19:58:09
by Dan McCue
Boyle, Yarmuth Call for Treasury Dept. to Be Given Debt Ceiling Authority

WASHINGTON -- With the nation once again hovering ever closer to defaulting on its debts, the chair and vice chair... Read More

WASHINGTON -- With the nation once again hovering ever closer to defaulting on its debts, the chair and vice chair of the powerful House Budget Committee say it’s time to take the “arbitrary and reckless” politics out of raising the... Read More

2021-10-01 19:48:33
by Dan McCue
Federal Ban on ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills Coming January 1

WASHINGTON -- A ban on so-called “surprise” medical bills --  unexpected, exorbitant health care bills for out-of-network care that arrive... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A ban on so-called “surprise” medical bills --  unexpected, exorbitant health care bills for out-of-network care that arrive on insured patients' doorsteps, oftentimes when they are still at their most vulnerable - is on pace to go into... Read More

Nation's Most Restrictive Abortion Law Back in Texas Court

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge is hearing arguments Friday over whether Texas can leave in place the most... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge is hearing arguments Friday over whether Texas can leave in place the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., which since September has banned most abortions and sent women racing to get care... Read More

2021-10-01 15:18:17
by Dan McCue
Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Measure, Lights On Through December

WASHINGTON -- Congress on Thursday voted to extend funding of the government through early December, avoiding an imminent  government shutdown,... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Congress on Thursday voted to extend funding of the government through early December, avoiding an imminent  government shutdown, and providing emergency relief for Afghan refugees and states that have been hard hit by natural disasters this year. The... Read More

2021-10-01 15:13:15
by Dan McCue
Progressive Resistance Delays Vote on Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON -- You can almost hear it all across Capitol Hill: “It’s likely to be a long, long day.” On... Read More

WASHINGTON -- You can almost hear it all across Capitol Hill: “It’s likely to be a long, long day.” On Thursday night, finding themselves short of votes and with the continued resistance of the progressive wing of the party on... Read More

2021-09-30 13:53:35
by Kate Michael
Former CIA Official Knows Havana Syndrome is Real, Because He Has It

WASHINGTON — Just as the CIA was reportedly evacuating an intelligence officer in Serbia who had injuries consistent with Havana... Read More

WASHINGTON — Just as the CIA was reportedly evacuating an intelligence officer in Serbia who had injuries consistent with Havana Syndrome, guests of Harvard University’s Intelligence Project were asserting that brain injuries from “a new form of asymmetric deniable warfare”... Read More

2021-09-30 13:48:25
by Dan McCue
Blue Dog Leadership Supports Vote on Fiscal State of the Nation

WASHINGTON -- The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats is throwing its support behind a bipartisan resolution that would require... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats is throwing its support behind a bipartisan resolution that would require the comptroller general of the United States to deliver an annual fiscal state of the nation report to Congress. The... Read More

Congress Moves to Avert Partial Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is moving to avert one crisis while putting off another with the Senate poised to approve... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is moving to avert one crisis while putting off another with the Senate poised to approve legislation that would fund the federal government into early December. The House is expected to approve the measure following the... Read More

Takeaways from Trump Aide's Account of Chaotic White House

NEW YORK (AP) — Ferocious tantrums. Family gossip. Petty nicknames. Stephanie Grisham, once a White House press secretary and chief... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Ferocious tantrums. Family gossip. Petty nicknames. Stephanie Grisham, once a White House press secretary and chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump, is out with a book next week that paints a deeply unflattering picture... Read More

Biden Can't Budge Fellow Dems With Big Overhaul at Stake

WASHINGTON (AP) — His government overhaul plans at stake, President Joe Biden appeared unable to swiftly strike agreement with two... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — His government overhaul plans at stake, President Joe Biden appeared unable to swiftly strike agreement with two wavering Democratic senators trying to trim back his potentially historic $3.5 trillion measure that will collapse without their support. With... Read More

Agonizing Choices as Dems Debate Shrinking Health Care Pie

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are debating how to divide up what could be a smaller serving of health care spending... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are debating how to divide up what could be a smaller serving of health care spending in President Joe Biden's domestic policy bill, pitting the needs of older adults who can't afford their dentures against the... Read More

Biden Intensifies Talks, With Big Overhaul Plans at Stake

WASHINGTON (AP) — His government overhaul plans at stake, President Joe Biden appeared determined Wednesday to strike agreement with two... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — His government overhaul plans at stake, President Joe Biden appeared determined Wednesday to strike agreement with two wavering Democratic senators, likely trimming back the size of his potentially historic $3.5 trillion measure that will collapse without their... Read More

2021-09-29 21:50:39
by Alexa Hornbeck
Treasury and Federal Reserve Discuss Benefits of Child Tax Credit

WASHINGTON -- The Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs met this week to discuss the CARES Act and supporting... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs met this week to discuss the CARES Act and supporting an equitable pandemic recovery through vaccination efforts, supporting small businesses, and longer term needs like broadband infrastructure investments.  The members... Read More

2021-09-29 15:41:01
by Alexa Hornbeck
Biden Responds to Increased Demand for Monoclonal Antibody Treatments

Many states are turning to monoclonal antibody treatments to curb the rise in hospitalizations and emergency room visits as COVID-19... Read More

Many states are turning to monoclonal antibody treatments to curb the rise in hospitalizations and emergency room visits as COVID-19 cases rise. The demand on orders for the drugs has increased twenty-fold since mid-July, according to a spokesperson from the... Read More

2021-09-29 14:32:40
by Dan McCue
New Rule Proposed to Strengthen DACA Protections

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration proposed a new rule on Monday that its says will “preserve and fortify” the Deferred... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration proposed a new rule on Monday that its says will “preserve and fortify” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and protect undocumented people in the program from legal challenges. The Deferred Action for Childhood... Read More

U.S. Military Commanders Assure Senate They Are Ready for Terrorism

WASHINGTON -- The war in Afghanistan is officially over but the terrorism threat to the United States continues, according to... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The war in Afghanistan is officially over but the terrorism threat to the United States continues, according to military commanders who testified to the U.S. Senate Tuesday. They acknowledged that the chaotic U.S. military withdrawal was disappointing after... Read More

2021-09-28 18:22:09
by Reece Nations
Texas Republicans Redistricting Proposal Centers on Incumbency Protection

AUSTIN, Texas -- Republican lawmakers in Texas’ state Senate released their proposal for congressional redistricting on Monday. Texas acquired two... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas -- Republican lawmakers in Texas’ state Senate released their proposal for congressional redistricting on Monday. Texas acquired two new Congressional seats after the 2020 census data was published, bringing its total to 38 seats and 40 electoral votes... Read More

2021-09-28 15:13:32
by Kate Michael
AI Commission Final Report Confirms U.S. Lagging

WASHINGTON — To keep up with technological advancements and provide for enhanced national security, the National Security Commission on Artificial... Read More

WASHINGTON — To keep up with technological advancements and provide for enhanced national security, the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence was created. Its purpose was to make recommendations to the president and Congress that would “advance the development of... Read More

2021-09-28 15:05:23
by Reece Nations
Senate Republicans Thwart Government Funding, Debt Ceiling Proposal

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans opted to oppose a funding bill needed to suspend the debt ceiling and prevent a government... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans opted to oppose a funding bill needed to suspend the debt ceiling and prevent a government shutdown in a procedural vote on Monday. The measure failed by a margin of 48 in favor to 50 against,... Read More

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