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Commerce Department Survey Uncovers ‘Alarming’ Chip Shortages

New York Times
Increased demand for the semiconductors that power cars, electronics and electrical grids have stoked inflation and could cause more factory shutdowns in the United States. For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for......

New documents show census officials concerned about political interference from Trump’s Commerce Department

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Other records show career officials alarmed by pressure from political appointees to alter processes for tallying undocumented immigrants and citizenship data that would likely result in GOP gains in the US House of Representatives. The records are among hundreds......

Department of Transportation releases several initiatives aimed at helping truck driver shortage

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Department of Transportation releases several initiatives aimed at helping truck driver shortage – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The Department of Transportation has unveiled a new set of initiatives to alleviate the truck driver shortage that has exacerbated the......

Justice Department to form new domestic terrorism unit

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Justice Department will launch a new unit centered on tackling the rising challenge of domestic terrorism, the agency’s top national security official revealed Tuesday, appearing before Congress just days after the one-year anniversary of the January 6 assault......

State Department condemns North Korea missile launch

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here State Department condemns North Korea missile launch – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The State Department condemned North Korea for test-launching what the U.S. says was a ballistic missile. Elizabeth Palmer has the latest. Be the first to know......

Benton Harbor women seek class-action suit against Michigan department

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here A class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of four Benton Harbor women who accuse state officials of making decisions “which ultimately caused thousands of people to drink and use knowingly unsafe lead-contaminated water.” The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in the Michigan Court......

Saudi and Israeli foreign ministers joined recent State Department virtual meeting on Omicron

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said in a tweet that the foreign ministers of “Japan, India, Mexico, Australia, Germany, and additional countries” were on the call, but he made no mention of Saudi Arabia. For their part, the Saudis......

Colorado health department aligns its COVID quarantine guidance with CDC

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Robert Davis | The Center Square Colorado’s COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidance has been revised to align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) updated guidance, the state’s health department announced on Monday. The Colorado Department of......

Evidence believed lost in West Memphis Three case found at police department

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Sarah Polus An attorney involved in the West Memphis Three case, in which three teenagers were convicted of killing three boys in 1993, is claiming that evidence related to the case that was believed to be lost or destroyed has been located at......

Louisiana health department issues holiday COVID guidance amid omicron surge

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here William Patrick | The Center Square The Louisiana Department of Health has issued COVID-19 holiday guidance as omicron variant cases mount and hospitalizations tick slightly upward since last week. Unlike the COVID-19 delta variant, omicron has been associated with......

State Department boasts fewer than 12 Americans left in Afghanistan, but countless allies remain

NYPost
Post Editorial Board The State Dept. says it’s relocated 2,200-plus Afghan allies who worked with US forces these last two decades and are at great risk of Taliban retaliation if they stay. But tens or even hundreds of thousands are likely still stuck. Source – For more click here To......

Her student loans were forgiven. Then the Education Department refunded her $20,000

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Karen Tongson Courtesy: Karen Tongson Karen Tongson never imagined a moment when she wouldn’t be paying back her student loans. As a professor at the University of Southern California, the Los Angeles resident qualified for the public service loan forgiveness......

The Labor Department is investigating Apple’s treatment of employees.

New York Times
The Labor Department has opened a whistle-blower investigation into Apple, a department spokeswoman said Monday, adding to a litany of recent charges made to federal and state agencies about the company by current and former employees. The department declined to say who had requested the investigation or what it was......

The Labor Department is investigating Apple’s treatment of employees.

New York Times
The Labor Department has opened a whistle-blower investigation into Apple, a department spokeswoman said Monday, adding to a litany of recent charges made to federal and state agencies about the company by current and former employees. The department declined to say who had requested the investigation or what it was......

Top State Department official travels to Venezuela to meet with detained Americans

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Roger Carstens’ quiet visit to the capital city of Caracas represents a significant development as efforts to free the men, many of whom have been imprisoned for years by the government of embattled......

Hawaii health department issues emergency order after petroleum products found in Navy water system

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Hawaii Department of Health issued an emergency order on Tuesday, calling on the Navy to take further action to remedy its water system after tests detected petroleum products in one of its wells. The order comes a day......

Retail icon Mickey Drexler on breaking up department stores: “I don’t get it.”

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Mickey Drexler has led some big retail brands, and he sees challenges ahead for the sector even as in-store shopping is picking up again. But he doesn’t understand how the latest Wall Street idea for retail —spinning off growing online......

Justice Department charges 2 men alleged to have marched with Proud Boys on January 6 and led charge at US Capitol

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here James Haffner, 53, of South Dakota and Ronald Loehrke, 30, of Georgia were arrested and charged this week with a felony for obstructing police during a civil disorder. Haffner was additionally charged with assaulting federal officers for allegedly spraying......

U.S. State Department phones hacked with Israeli company spyware – sources

Reuters
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Apple Inc iPhones of at least nine U.S. State Department employees were hacked by an unknown assailant using sophisticated spyware developed by the Israel-based NSO Group, according to four people familiar with the matter. The hacks, which took place in the last several months,......

US State Department phones were hacked with NSO Group spyware

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The State Department is in the process of trying to figure out who had access to the hacked materials on these phones and how the hack occurred, the US official said. It is possible that situation is the result......

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