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U.S. IRS chief says needs congressional authority for cryptocurrency reporting

Reuters
U.S. Internal Revenue Service chief Charles Rettig said on Tuesday that Congress needs to provide clear statutory authority for the tax agency to collect information on cryptocurrency transfers valued at over $10,000 that largely go unreported. “I think we need congressional authority,” Rettig said in testimony to the Senate Finance......

Special Report: Explosion near Port Authority in New York City

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Special Report: Explosion near Port Authority in New York City – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Police have evacuated Port Authority, New York City’s main bus terminal in midtown Manhattan, because of an explosion. A source tells CBS News......

Brazil’s health authority rejected importing Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Brazil’s health authority, Anvisa, said late on Monday that it would not recommend importing Sputnik V, the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Russia. Brazil’s need for vaccines is urgent: it has been battered by one of the world’s worst......

Supreme Court limits the FTC’s authority to return money to consumers duped by deceptive business practices

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Justices of the United States Supreme Court will meet via teleconference and not at the court building on April 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images The Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday that will significantly limit......

Suez Canal shipping backlog to end on Saturday – canal authority

Reuters
CAIRO (Reuters) – The last ships stranded by the grounding of a giant container vessel in the Suez Canal should pass through the waterway on Saturday, according to the canal authority, which said an investigation into the incident would report its findings soon. Osama Rabie, chairman of the Suez Canal......

Suez Canal shipping backlog to end on Saturday – canal authority

Reuters
CAIRO (Reuters) – The last ships stranded by the grounding of a giant container vessel in the Suez Canal should pass through the waterway on Saturday, according to the canal authority, which said an investigation into the incident would report its findings soon. Osama Rabie, chairman of the Suez Canal......

Northam signs bill to restrict local election authority

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Legislation that will put heavy restrictions on localities changing election rules and open up the possibility of lawsuits was signed by Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday. House Bill 1890 and Senate Bill 1395, which have been titled the “Voting......

Measure granting Tennessee school boards sole authority to close schools heads to Lee

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A bill that will give local school boards the sole authority to close schools was approved Thursday by the Tennessee House and is on its way to Gov. Bill Lee. Senate Bill 103, which passed the House, 85-2, makes......

Federal judge in Ohio rules CDC exceeded authority with eviction ban

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here benedek | iStock Unreleased | Getty Images A federal judge in Ohio has ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention overstepped its authority when it banned evictions nationwide. U.S. District Judge J. Philip Calabrese, who was nominated to......

European Banking Authority hit by Microsoft Exchange hack

BBC
“These companies do not perfectly align with Microsoft’s guidance, as some personas are small hotels, an ice-cream company, a kitchen-appliance manufacture, multiple senior-citizen communities and other ‘less than sexy’ mid-market businesses,” it blogged. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News......

Singapore port authority backs project to use ammonia as marine fuel

Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has joined an industry-led project to advance the use of ammonia as a marine fuel to reduce carbon emissions, it said on Wednesday. Norwegian chemical company Yara International ASA has also joined the so-called Castor Initiative and the pair......

West Virginia bill would limit governor’s emergency spending authority

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here West Virginia legislation that would limit the governor’s spending authority during a state of emergency is making its way through the General Assembly. House Bill 2014, sponsored by Del. Shannon Kimes, R-Wood, seeks to establish legislative oversight of emergency......

Homeland Security gives TSA workers authority to enforce Biden’s mask mandate

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Acting Secretary David Pekoske on Sunday signed a Determination of National Emergency, which said the TSA can “take actions consistent with the authorities” of its federal jurisdiction so it can enforce the mask mandate order laid out by the......

Fairfax County workers seek authority to remove union bosses

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Workers in Fairfax County are asking the National Labor Relations Board to change its policies so they can vote to remove union bosses at any time during a contract. Under NLRB rules, workers cannot vote to oust union representatives......

Cotton: Senate lacks authority to hold impeachment trial once Trump leaves office

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexander Bolton Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonWe’ve seen this movie before — Rumors of Trump’s political demise are greatly exaggerated Third-ranking Senate Democrat calls on Hawley, Cruz to resign after Capitol attack Hawley calls death of Capitol police officer......

The Palestinian Authority authorizes use of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The Palestinian Authority has given emergency authorization to Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, Health Minister Mai al-Kaila announced on Monday. The Russian Direct Investment Fund, which financed Sputnik V, said that a first batch of doses was expected......

Invoke 25th Amendment. Trump forfeited moral authority as president

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY You’re reading Our View, one of two perspectives in Today’s Debate. For the Opposing View, read “The problem with the 25th Amendment is time.” Ever since Donald Trump lost his bid for reelection, Americans have wondered to what......

Pence tells Congress he lacks ‘unilateral authority’ to reject Electoral College votes

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Brett Samuels Vice President Pence, in a letter to Congress on Wednesday, said he does not believe he has the “unilateral authority” to reject electoral votes, dealing a final blow to President Trump’s push for Pence to overturn the......

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