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Report warns of climate change’s ‘code red’ impact on health
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Report warns of climate change’s ‘code red’ impact on health

A new report published Wednesday warns of the severe impact of climate change on human health, and says the prognosis is only getting worse. Droughts will hurt food production, rising temperatures will encourage the spread of dangerous pathogens such as malaria and cholera and current climate trends indicate a “code red” for future health, the…MORE

Biden pitches unfinished economic agenda in personal hometown remarks
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Biden pitches unfinished economic agenda in personal hometown remarks

President Joe Biden made a pitch for his unfinished economic agenda as negotiations heat up in Congress, broadly touting its provisions as Democrats pare back the sweeping legislation to expand the social safety net in efforts to get it passed. The remarks began in a personal tone, with Biden describing his father’s work in Scranton…MORE

Republicans set to overwhelmingly oppose Bannon criminal contempt referral
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Republicans set to overwhelmingly oppose Bannon criminal contempt referral

The vast majority of House Republicans are expected to oppose an effort to hold Donald Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena, brushing aside concerns about weakening the institution’s future oversight authority and rejecting accusations that they’re trying to block Democrats from getting to the bottom of the January 6…MORE

John Durham outlines grand jury investigation into former Clinton campaign lawyer

John Durham outlines grand jury investigation into former Clinton campaign lawyer

Special counsel John Durham gave a glimpse on Wednesday of his extensive use of a federal grand jury to bring a false statement charge against former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann. In a new court filing, Durham says he issued subpoenas to 15 people and entities in the course of his investigation, including political…MORE

Rahm Emanuel, Biden’s nominee to be envoy to Japan, indicates China would be a central focus of the job
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Rahm Emanuel, Biden’s nominee to be envoy to Japan, indicates China would be a central focus of the job

Rahm Emanuel, the Biden administration’s nominee to be ambassador to Japan, made clear Wednesday that he believes a core part of the envoy job is about countering China. Emanuel appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday along with two other nominees for ambassadorships in Asia — Nicholas Burns to become the US envoy to…MORE

Bannon January 6 probe referral puts Attorney General Merrick Garland in center of legal and political storm
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Bannon January 6 probe referral puts Attorney General Merrick Garland in center of legal and political storm

Attorney General Merrick Garland — whose nomination was premised on insulating the Justice Department from politics — faces a decision that puts him at the center of a partisan firestorm, with the House’s coming request that the department pursue criminal contempt against Steve Bannon for his refusal to cooperate in lawmakers’ insurrection probe. It’s a…MORE

Westchester County district attorney’s office investigating Trump Organization golf course property taxes
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Westchester County district attorney’s office investigating Trump Organization golf course property taxes

The Westchester County, New York, district attorney’s office has opened an investigation into the Trump Organization, looking into whether the company misled a local town over the property value of its golf course for tax purposes, multiple people familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. Investigators are looking at the value Trump placed on the…MORE

Sinema’s opposition to raising the corporate tax rate leaves White House scrambling to pay for Biden’s agenda
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Sinema’s opposition to raising the corporate tax rate leaves White House scrambling to pay for Biden’s agenda

Top Biden administration officials are now weighing a range of different ideas to finance a sweeping economic and climate package as opposition from Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has thrown initial plans to raise the corporate tax rate into doubt, according to two people familiar with the matter. The ideas were raised on a Wednesday call…MORE

Prosecutors say they can’t access encrypted emails or find restricted data from couple accused of stealing naval secrets

Prosecutors say they can’t access encrypted emails or find restricted data from couple accused of stealing naval secrets

Federal prosecutors disclosed Wednesday that the government still cannot find most of the classified data they say was stolen by a Maryland couple trying to sell naval secrets to a foreign country. The revelation came during a detention hearing for Diana Toebbe, who is charged, along with her husband Jonathan, in an elaborate scheme to…MORE


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