Politics

North Korea casts menacing shadow over Biden’s talks with new South Korean president

South Korea’s menacing neighbor to the north will cast a shadow over President Joe Biden’s second day in Asia. After honoring soldiers who died during the Korean War, Biden will have an extended discussion with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol. Yoon took office less than two weeks ago after a closely contested March election …

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Jan. 6 Committee Reportedly Grills Rudy Giuliani For 9 Hours

Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and key accomplice in a plot to overturn a legitimate presidential election, was questioned for nine hours Friday by the House committee investigating last year’s insurrection, sources told CNN. Giuliani’s deposition scheduled for early this month was postponed after the committee denied Giuliani’s request to record the session. …

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The US, Struggling To Curb Emissions, Just Lost Another Nuclear Power Plant

The United States has lost yet anothernuclear power plant despite the Biden administration’s efforts to prevent the country’s largest source of zero-carbon electricity from shrinking any further. On Friday, the Palisades Nuclear Generating Station, an 800-megawatt reactor plant in southwest Michigan, shut down more than a week early, dashing hopes that a last-ditch appeal by …

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First formula flights from Europe to arrive this weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first flights of infant formula from Europe, authorized by President Joe Biden to relieve a deepening US shortage, will arrive in Indiana aboard military aircraft this weekend, the White House announced Friday. The White House says 132 pallets of Nestlé Health Science Alfamino Infant and Alfamino Junior formula will leave Ramstein …

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A Trump-backed Michigan state house candidate says birth control ‘should not be legal’

Anti-abortion protesters wear shirts that read “I am the Pro-Life Generation” as they demonstrate in front of the US Supreme Court, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.Andrew Harnik/AP Republican Jacky Eubanks told “Church Militant” that birth control “should not be legal,” HuffPost reported. Eubanks has been endorsed in her Michigan state House race by former President Donald …

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Oracle’s Ellison joined Nov 2020 call about contesting Trump’s defeat

By Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Larry Ellison, billionaire chairman and co-founder of Oracle Corp, participated shortly after the November 2020 US presidential election in a phone call focused on strategies for contesting former President Donald Trump’s defeat, according to an email revealed in a court document. The Nov. 14, 2020 phone call, first reported …

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Judge blocks Biden from ending Trump-imposed Covid restrictions for migrants at border

A federal judge Friday temporarily blocked the Biden administration from ending a Trump-era policy that severely limits asylum seekers from entering the US due to the pandemic. The judge’s ruling comes after Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced last month that families and single adult asylum seekers who had been turned away at the US-Mexico …

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Lee wins Democratic primary in historic bid for Congress

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Summer Lee has won a five-way Democratic primary for a Pittsburgh-based US House seat, making her the favorite in the heavily Democratic district to win the fall general election and become the first Black woman elected to Congress from Pennsylvania. Friday was the fourth day of counting ballots after Tuesday’s primary …

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Progressive Summer Lee wins hard-fought Pa. Democratic House primary

Pennsylvania state Rep. Summer Lee at a campaign stop in Pittsburgh on May 12. (Rebecca Droke/AP) PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Progressives are celebrating a major win in Pennsylvania, where state Rep. Summer Lee overcame a deluge of outside money to win a Democratic House primary. The Associated Press called the race for the state’s 12th Congressional …

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Federal judge extends block on Biden administration’s plans to lift Title 42

Migrants who crossed the Rio Grande into the US wait to be processed by Border Patrol agents in Eagle Pass, Texas. (Dario Lopez-Mills / Associated Press) A Louisiana judge has extended his temporary block of the Biden administration’s plan to lift pandemic-related border restrictions on Monday. Summerhays heard arguments last week from lawyers for Louisiana, …

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