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Trump Official Arrested in Storming of Capitol Left Little Mark Before Riot

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Soon after President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, the White House told State Department officials that they needed to find a job for a political appointee. Federico G. Klein had been a low-level aide on Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign and a stalwart supporter of the president,......

Charges weighed against Traverse Co. official who showed gun at remote meeting

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Traverse City – The Michigan Attorney General’s office is considering whether charges should be filed against a county commissioner who displayed a rifle during a livestreamed public meeting, a spokesman said Friday. The move was prompted by a request from the......

Rwanda Official Admits Legal Violations in ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Case

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here NAIROBI, Kenya — Rwanda’s attorney general inadvertently revealed that he had intercepted privileged and confidential legal materials in the ongoing terrorism case against Paul Rusesabagina, the prominent dissident whose efforts to save more than 1,200 people during the......

Crown prince’s actions in Khashoggi killing leave Saudi fund vulnerable, ex-Obama official says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Saudi crown prince’s actions in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi might have left the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund vulnerable to consequences, according to a former leading diplomat in the Obama administration. The Biden administration on Friday released a......

Top Senate Official Disqualifies Minimum Wage From Stimulus Plan

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Republicans applauded her ruling. “This decision reinforces reconciliation cannot be used as a vehicle to pass major legislative change — by either party — on a simple majority vote,” said Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, the top Republican on the Budget Committee. “This decision will, over time, reinforce the......

$15 minimum wage not allowed in Biden’s Covid relief bill, Senate official says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A protester attends a rally held by fast food workers and supporters to celebrate the California Labor Commissioner’s order for the company to rehire and compensate workers who went on strike for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) protections, in Los Angeles, California,......

Capitol Riot Costs Will Exceed $30 Million, Official Tells Congress

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WASHINGTON — The top operations and maintenance official of the United States Capitol told lawmakers on Wednesday that the costs of the Jan. 6 attack will exceed $30 million, as his office works to provide mental health services, increase security and repair historical statues and other art damaged in the......

German Court Convicts Former Syrian Official of Crimes Against Humanity

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BEIRUT, Lebanon — A court in Germany convicted a former Syrian secret police officer on Wednesday of aiding and abetting crimes against humanity for his role in arresting and transporting protesters to an interrogation center known for torture......

Harry and Meghan Won’t Be Returning to Official Royal Work

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II confirmed on Friday that Prince Harry would surrender his honorary military titles and patronage appointments, cementing the split between him and Britain’s royal family that opened up last year when he and his......

It is official: U.S. back in the Paris climate club

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States officially rejoined the Paris climate agreement on Friday, reinvigorating the global fight against climate change as the Biden administration plans drastic emissions cuts over the next three decades. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of floating ice taken by a drone launched from Greenpeace’s Arctic......

Prioritizing teacher vaccinations will be a challenge until shortage is resolved, Biden official says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Prioritizing teachers in Covid vaccine distribution will continue to be a challenge until more doses are readily available, Andy Slavitt, senior advisor to the White House Covid-19 Response Team, said Wednesday. President Joe Biden has made reopening the nation’s schools for in-person......

J&J has only a few million Covid vaccine doses ready as it nears U.S. launch, Biden official says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus vaccine illustration Dado Ruvic | Reuters Johnson & Johnson hasn’t manufactured a lot of doses of its single-shot Covid-19 vaccine ahead of its regulatory clearance expected later this month. The administration has learned in the last......

Kourtney Kardashian Makes Her Relationship With Travis Barker Instagram Official – E! Online

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Valentine’s Day seems to have gone very well for Kourtney Kardashian. Two days after the lovers’ holiday, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star proved she’s “Feeling… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

Kendall Jenner Makes Romance With Devin Booker Instagram Official on Valentine’s Day – E! Online

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Kendall Jenner and NBA player Devin Booker are moving their relationship further up the court. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star posted about the athlete on social media for the… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page......

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