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2021-09-15 14:43:02
by Kate Michael
American Immigration System Not Prepared for Afghan Refugee Situation

WASHINGTON — After a frantic two weeks of the biggest military evacuations in history, the United States is trying to... Read More

WASHINGTON — After a frantic two weeks of the biggest military evacuations in history, the United States is trying to figure out what to do with tens of thousands of Afghan refugees that will soon be flooding into the country. ... Read More

2021-09-01 16:44:03
by Reece Nations
FDA Warns Health Care Providers of Certain N95 Respirators from China

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care personnel to stop using certain N95 respirators manufactured by... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care personnel to stop using certain N95 respirators manufactured by Shanghai Dasheng Health Products Manufacturing Co. due to “serious concerns with [their] quality.” In a letter released last week, the... Read More

2021-08-27 20:44:19
by Reece Nations
Circuit Judge Rebukes DeSantis Order Prohibiting Masks In Schools

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The order issued by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday that blocked public schools from imposing mask... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The order issued by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday that blocked public schools from imposing mask mandates in the classroom was struck down by Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper. DeSantis’s order had been challenged in... Read More

2021-08-24 21:28:24
by Tom Ramstack
House Democrats Break Impasse to Advance $3.5T Budget Plan

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats narrowly approved a $3.5 trillion budget framework Tuesday, hours after coming to agreement with moderates whose... Read More

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats narrowly approved a $3.5 trillion budget framework Tuesday, hours after coming to agreement with moderates whose desire for an immediate vote on the Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill nearly scuttled President Joe Biden's sweeping domestic agenda. In... Read More

2021-08-20 20:14:49
by Dan McCue
Capitol Hill Bomb Threat Suspect Faces Weapons of Mass Destruction Charge

WASHINGTON -- Floyd Ray Roseberry, the North Carolina man who engaged in an hours-long standoff with police in front of... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Floyd Ray Roseberry, the North Carolina man who engaged in an hours-long standoff with police in front of the Library of Congress Thursday afternoon, is now facing a federal weapons of mass destruction charge. Roseberry learned of the... Read More

2021-08-18 15:49:11
by Dan McCue
Administration Unveils Plan for COVID Booster Shots Starting in September

WASHINGTON -- Americans who got the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccines will be able to obtain booster shots eight months... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Americans who got the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccines will be able to obtain booster shots eight months after the date of their second doses, the Biden administration announced Wednesday. Because of the timing element, those who were... Read More

2021-08-17 17:43:39
by Dan McCue
Western States Face First Federal Water Cuts

Federal regulators on Monday declared the first-ever water shortage at Lake Mead, a reservoir that feeds into the Colorado River... Read More

Federal regulators on Monday declared the first-ever water shortage at Lake Mead, a reservoir that feeds into the Colorado River and serves approximately 40 million people in the West. The declaration, issued as part of an outlook for the river... Read More

2021-08-16 20:07:13
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Dept. Official Asks Congress to Intervene in State Voting Restrictions

WASHINGTON -- A high-ranking Justice Department attorney urged Congress Monday to clamp down on new state laws that she claims... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A high-ranking Justice Department attorney urged Congress Monday to clamp down on new state laws that she claims shut out some low-income persons from participating in elections. She described voting rights as more at risk now than any... Read More

2021-08-15 12:28:17
by Dan McCue
Bustos Compiles Advice for Defending House Majority in 2022

Rep. Cheri Bustos, the Illinois Democrat who led her party’s House campaign arm in the 2020 cycle, has some advice... Read More

Rep. Cheri Bustos, the Illinois Democrat who led her party’s House campaign arm in the 2020 cycle, has some advice for swing-district Democrats on how they can win in communities that tilted for former President Donald Trump the last two... Read More

2021-08-09 21:44:05
by Dan McCue
Justice Department to Conduct Fresh Review of ‘Privileged’ 9/11 Docs

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department on Monday committed to conducting a fresh review of documents related to the Sept. 11... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department on Monday committed to conducting a fresh review of documents related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks the government had previously deemed privileged and unreleasable to the public. The decision was announced just days after... Read More

2021-08-07 21:17:50
by Dan McCue
House Panel Urges Action on Post-Shelby Outbreak of Voting Discrimination

Not only does discrimination in voting still exist, but it has grown steadily worse in the wake of the U.S.... Read More

Not only does discrimination in voting still exist, but it has grown steadily worse in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which voided many protections provided by the Voting Rights Act of... Read More

2021-08-05 13:52:52
by Brock Blasdell
Navajo and Hopi Tribes Push for Equitable Renewable Energies for Northern Arizona

A recently released documentary is showing how the Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribes are pushing for equitable and renewable energy... Read More

A recently released documentary is showing how the Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribes are pushing for equitable and renewable energy sources for the many people living without electricity in the Black Mesa territory of northern Arizona.  “Local Leadership, Global Change:... Read More

2021-08-05 13:31:39
by Tom Ramstack
Senators Reveal Huge Financial Losses From US Tech Stolen by Chinese

WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee went public Wednesday with the kind of information about China’s use of U.S. technology that... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee went public Wednesday with the kind of information about China’s use of U.S. technology that normally would stay behind the closed doors where clandestine issues are discussed. Select Committee on Intelligence leaders revealed that China’s... Read More

2021-08-04 20:00:35
by Reece Nations
Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Abbott Order on Transportation Stops

U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday impeding Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order directing... Read More

U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday impeding Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order directing state troopers to detain drivers suspected of transporting migrants due to COVID-19 concerns. Abbott issued the order last week, allowing... Read More

2021-07-29 21:25:57
by Reece Nations
New Cases of ‘Untreatable’ Superbug Fungus Emerge in U.S.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials have reported domestic outbreaks of Candida auris, a deadly and highly transmissible yeast... Read More

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials have reported domestic outbreaks of Candida auris, a deadly and highly transmissible yeast which can be resistant to all three major classes of antifungal medications before treatment. Outbreaks of the fungus were discovered... Read More

2021-07-29 14:39:45
by Kate Michael
Clyburn Predicts August Return to Vote on Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON -- Reciting Thomas Paine’s The American Crisis from memory, Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., philosophized about fair weather patriots... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Reciting Thomas Paine’s The American Crisis from memory, Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., philosophized about fair weather patriots in America today during a discussion with Axios. Claiming that some people only “love the country when everything is going... Read More

2021-07-26 13:00:04
by Dan McCue
Judge Grants FTC More Time to File Amended Complaint Against Facebook

WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Friday gave the U.S. Federal Trade Commission until Aug. 19 to file an amended... Read More

WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Friday gave the U.S. Federal Trade Commission until Aug. 19 to file an amended complaint in its antitrust lawsuit against Facebook. In a filing with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia,... Read More

2021-07-21 13:12:05
by Dan McCue
Pandemic Drives Largest Drop in Life Expectancy Since WWII

U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, the largest overall decline since World War II,... Read More

U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, the largest overall decline since World War II, the Centers for Disease Control reported Wednesday. The decline to 77.3 years was driven by the coronavirus pandemic, the CDC’s... Read More

2021-07-15 20:36:22
by Brock Blasdell
Small Town Bands Together to Care for Evacuees of Oregon’s Bootleg Fire

Oregon is currently at the heart of one of the most expensive and destructive wildfire seasons of the past decade.... Read More

Oregon is currently at the heart of one of the most expensive and destructive wildfire seasons of the past decade. According to data from the National Interagency Fire Center, six wildfires across the state are currently burning over 280 thousand... Read More

2021-07-14 15:25:20
by TWN Staff
UK Study Finds Athletes More Likely to Have Irregular Heartbeats

Athletes are two and half times more likely than non-athletes to experience irregular heartbeats, a new analysis by the British... Read More

Athletes are two and half times more likely than non-athletes to experience irregular heartbeats, a new analysis by the British Journal of Sports Medicine finds. For the analysis, researchers from Canterbury Christ Church University analyzed 13 studies published between 1990... Read More

2021-07-12 18:12:26
by Ansley Puckett
Julia Child’s Georgetown Home Renovation Nears End

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Julia Child’s house in Georgetown is looking a bit different than it did when the famous American... Read More

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Julia Child’s house in Georgetown is looking a bit different than it did when the famous American chef lived in it.  The current owner, Rory Veevers-Carter, bought the 1,497 square foot home in 2015 and began official... Read More

2021-07-12 16:05:13
by Brock Blasdell
Explainer: Where are America’s Workers?

As the American economic engines churn back to life, one major hurdle stands in the way of our market renaissance... Read More

As the American economic engines churn back to life, one major hurdle stands in the way of our market renaissance - labor. Businesses, especially low wage, low skill businesses, are having a difficult time finding people to work for them. ... Read More

2021-07-02 14:39:40
by Dan McCue
Who’s Who on the Select Committee Investigating Capitol Siege

WASHINGTON - On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi created quite the splash by appointing Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming... Read More

WASHINGTON - On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi created quite the splash by appointing Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming to the new select committee that will soon begin a new investigation into the violent Jan. 6 attack on the... Read More

2021-06-25 21:17:43
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Says Alaska Natives Should Get COVID-19 Aid

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Friday that millions of dollars in COVID-19 relief aid tied up in court for... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Friday that millions of dollars in COVID-19 relief aid tied up in court for months, rightfully should be given to Alaska Natives rather than tribes in other parts of the country. The case cast... Read More

2021-06-17 14:28:46
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Pentagon Redirects Border Wall Funds To Defense Projects

WASHINGTON- The U.S. Department of Defense has released its plan for the nearly $2.2 billion in funds that were redirected... Read More

WASHINGTON- The U.S. Department of Defense has released its plan for the nearly $2.2 billion in funds that were redirected for the border wall under the Trump administration. The money will go to a broad set of improvements related to... Read More

2021-06-11 14:20:17
by Ansley Puckett
Retail Panelists Discuss Inclusivity Inside and Outside Their Organizations

Open to All and Yelp hosted a panel with leaders from Gap, H&M and The Body Shop to discuss ways... Read More

Open to All and Yelp hosted a panel with leaders from Gap, H&M and The Body Shop to discuss ways to promote inclusivity on Thursday.  Executives with the companies discussed rainbow-washing and inclusivity that goes beyond Pride Month. Rainbow-washing is... Read More

2021-06-09 17:10:20
by Victoria Turner
Biden Signs Executive Order to Protect Americans’ Data

WASHINGTON - In another step to further cement a democratic "digital economy" as opposed to "authoritarian controls and interests" like... Read More

WASHINGTON - In another step to further cement a democratic "digital economy" as opposed to "authoritarian controls and interests" like those of China, President Bident signed an executive order today to tackle the national security risks in the U.S.' information... Read More

2021-06-09 14:11:05
by Dan McCue
White House Pulls Plug on Capito Infrastructure Talks

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden walked away from negotiations over an infrastructure bill with a group of Republicans led by... Read More

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden walked away from negotiations over an infrastructure bill with a group of Republicans led by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R- W. Va., and now hopes to strike a deal with a separate, bipartisan group of... Read More

2021-06-09 14:05:22
by Dan McCue
Demings Enters Race to Unseat Rubio

WASHINGTON - Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., made it official this morning, formally launching her Senate campaign to unseat incumbent Republican... Read More

WASHINGTON - Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., made it official this morning, formally launching her Senate campaign to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. “Unlike some in Washington, I never tire of standing up for what I believe is right, because... Read More

2021-06-01 20:09:58
by Dan McCue
Gorsuch Holds 9th Circuit Went Too Far in Accepting Immigrant Testimony

WASHINGTON - In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court tossed a pair of decisions from the 9th U.S. Circuit, holding... Read More

WASHINGTON - In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court tossed a pair of decisions from the 9th U.S. Circuit, holding the appellate court went too far in assuming that an immigrant's testimony was credible unless an immigrant judge said otherwise.... Read More

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