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Biden administration issuing new security guidance to companies aimed at blunting cyberattacks
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Biden administration issuing new security guidance to companies aimed at blunting cyberattacks

The Biden administration is issuing new security guidance to critical infrastructure firms in an attempt to blunt the impact of ransomware and other hacks, following a series of attacks on US companies. The recommendations, which are expected to be be released by the departments of Commerce and Homeland Security on Wednesday, are aimed at protecting…MORE

Pentagon announces plan to implement sexual assault commission recommendations
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Pentagon announces plan to implement sexual assault commission recommendations

The Pentagon laid out its plan to address sexual assault and domestic violence in the military, three months after the White House and the defense secretary threw their support behind recommendations made by an independent review commission. “The administration has placed an unprecedentedly high priority on this challenge set,” Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks…MORE

Kamala Harris raises ‘grave concerns’ over treatment of Haitian migrants in call with DHS chief
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Kamala Harris raises ‘grave concerns’ over treatment of Haitian migrants in call with DHS chief

Vice President Kamala Harris told Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday that she had serious worries about the treatment of Haitian migrants by Border Patrol agents. Videos taken by Al Jazeera and Reuters appear to show law enforcement officers on horseback using aggressive tactics when confronting migrants, who are largely Haitian, to prevent them…MORE

Biden administration scrambles to contain fallout from another border crisis

Biden administration scrambles to contain fallout from another border crisis

The Biden administration is ramping up deportation flights of migrants to as many as seven a day and talking to Brazil and Chile to possibly repatriate Haitians who previously resided in those countries as they scramble to contain the fallout amid bipartisan criticism. But even as the Department of Homeland Security tries to draw a…MORE

State Department closed investigation into allegations of racism and sexism against former US ambassador to UK shortly before Trump left office, document shows
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State Department closed investigation into allegations of racism and sexism against former US ambassador to UK shortly before Trump left office, document shows

The State Department bureau that oversees discrimination and harassment complaints quietly closed its investigation into allegations of racist and sexist behavior by former President Donald Trump’s then-ambassador to the United Kingdom, Robert “Woody” Johnson in January, CNN has learned. According to an internal memo sent on January 12, eight days before Trump left office, the…MORE

Bipartisan policing talks officially end
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Bipartisan policing talks officially end

After months of negotiating, the bipartisan talks around overhauling policing laws have broken down without a deal. Sen. Cory Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, made clear in a private conversation with Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the chief Republican negotiator on the issue, that bipartisan policing talks are over. Booker, Scott and Democratic…MORE

Fact check: Eastman’s arguments on overturning the 2020 election are pure fantasy
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Fact check: Eastman’s arguments on overturning the 2020 election are pure fantasy

The scheme to overturn the 2020 election and have Vice President Mike Pence gavel in Donald Trump as President on January 6 is based on nonsense legal theories and invented scenarios. John Eastman, a lawyer working for then-President Trump’s legal team, wrote a six-point memo on how Pence could dismiss the election results and hand…MORE

DeSantis names doctor skeptical of Covid-19 measures as Florida’s new state surgeon general
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DeSantis names doctor skeptical of Covid-19 measures as Florida’s new state surgeon general

A doctor skeptical of many Covid-19 health measures will be Florida’s new state surgeon general, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday. Speaking at a press conference, DeSantis, a Republican, said Dr. Joseph Ladapo will become Florida’s next surgeon general. “Joe has had a remarkable academic and medical career,” DeSantis said, adding that Ladapo graduated from Wake…MORE

January 6 committee ramps up its work without a clear path to an outcome
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January 6 committee ramps up its work without a clear path to an outcome

Members of the select committee tasked with examining the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol met behind closed doors with their staff for more than five hours on Monday night — but as they seek thousands of documents and hours of potential interviews, the ultimate course of the ambitious investigation is still not clear.…MORE

Top US general meets with his Russian counterpart in Finland
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Top US general meets with his Russian counterpart in Finland

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley met his Russian counterpart for about six hours Wednesday in a “productive” meeting in Helsinki at a time of heightened tensions between the US and Russia. “When military leaders of great powers communicate, the world is a safer place,” Milley said after his meeting with…MORE

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