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Missouri official asks court to suspend McCloskeys’ law licenses

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mychael Schnell A Missouri official is asking the state Supreme Court to suspend the law licenses of the St. Louis couple who waved their guns at racial justice protesters in June 2020. Missouri Chief Disciplinary Counsel Alan Pratzel, in a court......

Second senior official leaving DHS in a week

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mychael Schnell David Shahoulian, a senior official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is leaving his post, making him the second high-ranking official to leave the department this week. A source confirmed to The Hill on Tuesday that Shahoulian, who......

DOJ official signals firm stance against ‘killer acquisitions’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Nominee to be Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 9, 2021. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The Department of Justice will not shy away from enforcing......

Israeli prime minister visits Egypt in first official trip for a decade

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CAIRO, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday for talks on Israeli-Palestinian relations and bilateral ties in the first official trip by an Israeli head of government to Egypt for a decade. Bennett, the head of a far-right party who......

Ex-FBI official says law enforcement needs to take upcoming right-wing rally in DC ‘very seriously’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “I think they should take it very seriously. In fact, they should take it more seriously than they took the same sort of intelligence that they likely saw on January 5,” McCabe, a CNN contributor, told CNN’s Poppy Harlow......

US helped 4 US citizens leave Afghanistan overland, official says

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Our Embassy greeted the Americans as they crossed the border into the third country,” the official told CNN. The official confirmed that these are the first four Americans that “we’ve facilitated in this manner” since the withdrawal of US......

Flat Rock residents weigh evacuation after health official says gas leak no ‘imminent danger’

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Flat Rock — State officials are urging residents of several Flat Rock neighborhoods to evacuate their homes during an investigation into a gasoline-related chemical leak from a Ford Motor Co. plant. Officials said Sunday they did not have a......

Former top intelligence official Sue Gordon on the terrorism threat, 20 years after 9/11

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Former top intelligence official Sue Gordon on the terrorism threat, 20 years after 9/11 – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Sue Gordon, the former deputy director of national intelligence, says the U.S. has “seriously degraded the ability of extremist......

Insurance companies will cover some additional costs for Ida victims in Louisiana after Biden push, White House official says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden arrives to host a virtual briefing on Hurricane Ida in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, August 30, 2021. Carlos Barria | Reuters WASHINGTON – Two of the......

‘Majority’ of Afghans who worked for the US and applied for visas were likely left behind, State Department official says

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The official said they did not have a specific count of the Afghan Special Immigrant (SIV) applicants and family members who did not make it onto evacuation flights, “but I would say it’s the majority of them, just based......

China’s services activity contracts for the first time since early 2020, official data shows

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Meituan food courier delivers a bag of food to a resident of a neighborhood under lockdown due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak on August 11, 2021, in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province of China. Yang Huafeng | China News Service |......

U.S. ‘credibility is rock-bottom’ after final evacuation flights out of Afghanistan, says ex- Bush defense official

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former defense official Mary Beth Long warned about the precarious state of the U.S. credibility after Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed there were less than 200 Americans still seeking evacuation from Afghanistan following the final U.S. military withdrawal from......

Afghan official says 3 children killed in US strike on IS

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Kabul, Afghanistan —  An Afghan official says three children were killed in a drone strike that U.S. officials said struck a vehicle carrying Islamic State suicide bombers. The official spoke on condition of anonymity out of security concerns. U.S. officials said......

U.S. in final phase of evacuations from Kabul – Western official

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(Reuters) – U.S. forces are in the final phase of their evacuation from Kabul and just over 1,000 civilians inside the airport remain to be flown out before troops are withdrawn, a Western security official in the Afghan capital said on Sunday. U.S. Marines and German service member watch an......

EXCLUSIVE Pentagon holds talks with Chinese military for first time under Biden, official says

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WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) – A senior Pentagon official held talks with the Chinese military for the first time since President Joe Biden took office in January to focus on managing risk between the two countries, a U.S. official told Reuters on Friday. The United States has put countering China......

Top Iran security official says Biden illegally threatened Tehran

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks about Afghanistan, from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. August 26, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo DUBAI, Aug 28 (Reuters) – A top Iranian security official accused U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday of illegally threatening Iran by saying he may......

US official says CIA director met Taliban leader in Kabul

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — A U.S. official says that CIA Director William Burns visited Kabul on Monday to meet with the Taliban’s top political leader. The official told The Associated Press the meeting between Burns and Abdul Ghani Baradar came amid the ongoing......

After massive fraud, tech official calls for overhaul of Illinois unemployment system

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Kevin Bessler, The Center Square As cases of fraud continue to plague Illinois’ unemployment benefit system, a technology official said the state needs to overhaul the program immediately. The Illinois Department of Employment Security said close to $15 million......

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