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Biden administration ramps up efforts to secure American infrastructure from Russian and Chinese cyberattacks

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here In a flurry of announcements this week, officials announced new cybersecurity mandates on the railroad and airline industries and fines for federal contractors who fail to report breaches. This second set of compulsory maneuvers follows cybersecurity regulations for US......

Biden administration falls short of fiscal year 2021 U.S. refugee admissions cap

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Biden administration admitted 11,411 refugees to the U.S. in fiscal year 2021, falling far short of the president’s refugee admissions cap of 62,500 for that year. The new number of admitted refugees, released by the State Department this week,......

Biden administration announces relaxed rules for student loan forgiveness program

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Biden administration announces relaxed rules for student loan forgiveness program – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The Department of Education announced Wednesday an overhaul on a student loan forgiveness program, which could help over half a million borrowers erase......

Biden Administration to Restore Climate Criteria to Landmark Environmental Law

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday announced that it would restore climate change protections to the nation’s bedrock environmental law, the National Environmental Policy Act, which former President Donald J. Trump had weakened in an effort to speed the approval of projects like mines, pipelines, dams and highways. The......

Biden administration to boost at-home rapid testing with $1 billion investment

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here White House Covid-19 coordinator Jeff Zients announced on Wednesday a $1 billion investment, which will go toward purchasing rapid at-home Covid-19 tests to put on the market. “This means companies will be able to expand production of tests even......

Biden Administration to Restore Climate Criteria to Landmark Environmental Law

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday announced that it would restore climate change protections to the nation’s bedrock environmental law, the National Environmental Policy Act, which former President Donald J. Trump had weakened in an effort to speed the approval of projects like mines, pipelines, dams and highways. The......

Biden administration reverses rule banning federally funded clinics from making abortion referrals

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Biden administration has rescinded a Trump-era rule banning any provider who offers abortions or refers patients for abortions from receiving Title X funding.  The Department of Health and Human Services on Monday announced it’s finalizing the reversal of......

Biden administration reverses Trump-era rule prohibiting federally funded health care providers from making abortion referrals

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “This rule is a step forward for family planning care as it aims to strengthen and restore our nation’s Title X program,” Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement, referring to a decades-old federal family......

Biden administration asks judge to halt strict Texas abortion law

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Oct 1 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday urged a judge to block a near-total ban on abortion imposed by Texas – the strictest such law in the nation – in a key moment in the ferocious legal fight over abortion access in the United States. The U.S.......

Federal Aviation Administration clears Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo for flight following investigation

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo has been cleared to fly again by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration following a probe into a mishap during its July spaceflight, the company announced Wednesday.  “We appreciate the FAA’s thorough review of this inquiry,” Virgin......

Biden Administration Restores Bird Protections, Repealing Trump Rule

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday restored protections for migratory birds that were loosened under former President Donald J. Trump, a move celebrated by conservationists but expected to exacerbate tensions between the administration and the oil and gas industry. The move comes as some bird species have been disappearing......

Biden administration proposes rule reinstating DACA

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Rebecca Beitsch and Rafael Bernal The Biden administration on Tuesday moved to make permanent protections for those brought to the U.S. undocumented as children, an effort to combat legal challenges to a program first started under President ObamaBarack Hussein......

Biden administration unveils rule to shield DACA program from legal challenges

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Biden administration on Monday unveiled a proposed rule designed to insulate a deportation relief program for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children from legal challenges that threaten the policy’s existence. The rule, set to be formally......

Canes’ Diaz defends administration after criticism

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Miami coach Manny Diaz defended his program and the school administration Monday, after pointed criticism that there was not a strong enough commitment to football from the university. Kirk Herbstreit questioned that commitment on College GameDay on Saturday, in comments that went viral and made their way to Diaz. Herbstreit......

Meng’s release could eliminate a source of friction between China and the Biden administration.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The deal to release Meng Wanzhou could reduce a nettlesome conflict in U.S.-China relations. President Donald J. Trump took an aggressively adversarial stance toward China, castigating Beijing for what he called unfair trade policies, blaming it for the......

Here’s How Mayor Jackson’s Administration Wants to Spend the First Part of Cleveland’s $511 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds

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click to enlarge Cleveland City Hall, Erik Drost/FlickrCC Jackson announced how he wants to spend Cleveland’s $255 million Members of Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration in a press conference yesterday morning laid out the broad strokes of legislation City Hall will introduce to Cleveland City Council with its plan to allocate......

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