President Biden has appointed a top official from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate the administration's response to the worsening monkeypox outbreak in the U.S. Robert Fenton helped lead FEMA's mass vaccination effort against COVID-19.
Restaurants were told to cease operations immediately and residents were ordered to limit water use after a Cape Cod town declared a sewer emergency
(Bloomberg) -- When Talos Energy, a Houston driller, made the biggest private oil discovery in Mexico’s history in 2017, it enthusiastically led a $350-million investment in its new-found Zama field. Mexico had declared itself open to international business in energy, and Talos would help lead the way.Most Read from BloombergDozens in China Infected With New ‘Langya’ Virus Carried by ShrewsMedia Tallies Show Extremely Tight Presidency Race: Kenya UpdateChina Has Painted Itself Into a Semiconduct
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YEVHEN KIZILOV - THURSDAY, 11 AUGUST 2022, 21:37 Dmitry Medvedev, the former President of Russia and current Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation visited the occupied part of Luhansk Oblast where he held a security meeting on behalf of Vladimir Putin.
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Responses from GOP officials have ranged from demanding answers to suggesting the federal government planted evidence to frame Donald Trump.
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Minnesota Republican Brad Finstad was sworn in Friday as the newest member of the U.S. House, giving the GOP one more seat, which means Democrats can't afford to lose more than four votes on close issues like their flagship climate change and health care bill. Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a ceremonial photo op afterward with a smiling Finstad, who was surrounded by members of his large family, including his wife, Jackie, and their seven children. “It's a special day for us to welcome a new member of Congress, Mr. Finstad, and his beautiful family,” Pelosi said.
The pilot program, launched by the State Department, is currently open to the first 25,000 applicants in August.
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President Joe Biden will spend at least a week on vacation with his family on a secluded South Carolina island. The trip is likely to delay major bill signings.
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Rapides law-enforcement agencies have issued statements after people began reporting videos posted to social media that show alleged animal cruelty.
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Firefighters have responded to multiple fires at Northridge Mall in the last month. Chief Aaron Lipski says 'something has to happen.'
Firefighters responded to the former Northridge mall for the fourth time in less than a month's time for reports of a fire.
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Biden met with historians who warned him about threats to democracy and compared the current moment to the pre-Civil War era, report says
The historians warned President Joe Biden about the rise of totalitarianism around the world, sources told The Washington Post.
Yes, the IRS is hiring criminal investigators empowered to use deadly force — but here’s some important context
The Internal Revenue Service’s operations are catching heat as it looks increasingly likely the tax agency is bound for an $80 billion budget boost under the Democrats’ proposed spending plan — and now there’s intense attention being focused on IRS workers who actually pack heat. It started as criticism from Republican leaders that the tax-collecting agency would bring on 87,000 new employees to “target regular, everyday Americans” with the $80 billion earmarked for the IRS in the Inflation Reduction Act reconciliation bill, which looks poised to become law. Now there’s an online stir over job postings for IRS special agents who carry guns as part of their work with the IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division.
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National Archives official who notified DOJ in Trump probe declined to do the same over Clinton emails
The official who notified the Justice Department about missing Trump administration government documents didn't do the same regarding his review of Hillary Clinton's deleted emails.
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“The victims were specifically targeted,” officials say.
- Biloxi Sun Herald
The independent audit serving as the guide in the state’s lawsuit to recoup millions in stolen or misspent welfare funds was “severely limited” in scope — a major public concern as the welfare fraud investigation continues. Here’s more.
- The Daily Beast
Tucker Carlson Tonight fill-in host Brian Kilmeade on Thursday engaged in some blatant fearmongering regarding one of the components of the Inflation Reduction Act, warning that an increase in funding to the IRS would translate to government agents “hunt[ing] down and kill[ing]” modest earning Americans who don’t pay the required amount.The legislation, which passed the Senate over the weekend and now awaits a vote in the House, would allocate $80 billion to the IRS for hiring more agents, impro
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended bringing her son on a recent congressional junket to Taiwan and other Asian countries during a press conference Wednesday.
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India turns 75: Fast facts about the unusual constitution guiding the world's most populous democracy
Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Indian independence in Bangalore, Aug. 8 2022. Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty ImagesIndia will celebrate its 75th birthday on Aug. 15, 2022. Its independence from British colonial rule followed a complex process, including Partition: the division of India into Muslim-majority Pakistan and Hindu-majority India. Partition displaced tens of millions of people and caused loss of life and property that remains in living memory for many. India’s future remained unres
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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen directed IRS officials not to use new funding secured for the agency in Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act to increase audits on households making under $400,000 annually. In a Wednesday letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, Yellen reaffirmed a commitment “that audit rates will not rise relative to recent years for households making under…
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How did little-known Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry become so central in Trump's push to overturn the 2020 election?
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The Biden administration on Thursday announced 166 new grants totaling more than $2.2 billion for transportation infrastructure projects. The grants come from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program, which the administration says has seen its funding more than doubled as the result of $7.5 billion over five ears provided by the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Projects in rural and urban areas will each get half of the funding, the administration