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US Capitol Police officer indicted on obstruction of justice charges in connection with January 6
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US Capitol Police officer indicted on obstruction of justice charges in connection with January 6

A US Capitol Police officer was indicted on obstruction charges in connection to the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, the DC US attorney announced on Friday. According to the indictment, Michael A. Riley told a contact online to remove posts showing the person was in the Capitol building that day. Riley was arrested…MORE

Justice Department says it will ask Supreme Court to block Texas’ 6-week abortion ban
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Justice Department says it will ask Supreme Court to block Texas’ 6-week abortion ban

The Department of Justice will ask the Supreme Court to step in and block a controversial Texas law that bars most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy while legal challenges play out, a department spokesperson said Friday. The petition will once again place the justices in the center of a firestorm created by the law…MORE

Marine forced to forfeit $5,000 in pay following conviction related to his videos criticizing the US withdrawal from Afghanistan
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Marine forced to forfeit $5,000 in pay following conviction related to his videos criticizing the US withdrawal from Afghanistan

A Marine who was found guilty after posting a series of videos on social media criticizing top military leaders’ handling of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan received a sentence of one month forfeiture of $5,000 in pay and a direction to receive a letter of reprimand from a military judge on Friday. Marine Corps Judge…MORE

Obama to travel to Glasgow for UN climate summit
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Obama to travel to Glasgow for UN climate summit

Former President Barack Obama will travel to Glasgow next month for a UN climate summit and will meet with young activists and deliver remarks putting the threat of the climate crisis into broader context, an Obama spokeswoman tells CNN. “He will lay out the important progress made in the five years since the Paris Agreement took…MORE

Harris among top Democrats planning to campaign in Virginia ahead of election
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Harris among top Democrats planning to campaign in Virginia ahead of election

Vice President Kamala Harris has plans to campaign for Terry McAuliffe before the November election, a source familiar with the plan tells CNN, adding another top name to the growing list of Democrats coming to the commonwealth to help the gubernatorial nominee. McAuliffe, in an attempt to jolt apathetic Democratic voters just weeks out from…MORE

White House says fully vaccinated foreign visitors can start entering US on November 8
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White House says fully vaccinated foreign visitors can start entering US on November 8

Foreign visitors who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to travel to the United States starting on November 8, the White House said Friday. “The US’ new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on Nov 8,” said Kevin Munoz, White House assistant press secretary,…MORE

Goodbye campaign buttons, hello NFTs: Democrats turn to internet phenomenon to raise money
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Goodbye campaign buttons, hello NFTs: Democrats turn to internet phenomenon to raise money

A new group this week launched an NFT platform to raise money for progressive campaigns, causes and candidates, capitalizing on the recent cryptocurrency phenomenon. Front Row, the marketplace founded and self-funded by four Democratic strategists, is making the case that NFTs — unique virtual works of art that are easy to trade using blockchain technology…MORE

China, Taiwan tensions spark debate inside Biden admin as Democrats push for more forceful response
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China, Taiwan tensions spark debate inside Biden admin as Democrats push for more forceful response

The Biden administration is grappling with how to respond to China’s ramped-up aggression against Taiwan without accidentally starting a war, as bipartisan lawmakers pressure the President to get tougher on Beijing — and fast. Internally, assessments differ over how imminent the threat to Taiwan really is. The Pentagon’s Indo-Pacific Command has watched with increasing concern…MORE

Kamala Harris came in to solve issues in Central America. But the problem is now much bigger.
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Kamala Harris came in to solve issues in Central America. But the problem is now much bigger.

When President Joe Biden tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to address the reasons people migrate to the US southern border, her focus was on addressing problems in Central America. But seven months later, it’s migrants arriving from even farther away in South America who are overwhelming the administration, leaving the White House with a larger…MORE

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