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Justice Department eliminates Trump-era case quotas for immigration judges
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Justice Department eliminates Trump-era case quotas for immigration judges

The Justice Department is ending the use of case quotas for immigration judges that became a point of contention during the Trump administration for undercutting judges’ authority and discretion, according to an email obtained by CNN. Immigration judges — employees of the Justice Department — are charged with following the policies set by each administration.…MORE

Senate Republicans block Democrats’ voting and elections bill
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Senate Republicans block Democrats’ voting and elections bill

Senate Republicans blocked another voting rights bill Wednesday, as some on the left call to change the chamber’s rules to allow the Democratic Party to unilaterally change federal election law. The vote was 49 to 51. The Democratic bill, known as the Freedom to Vote Act, would make it easier to register to vote, make…MORE

Jill Biden speaks candidly about being a first lady: ‘Nothing can prepare you’
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Jill Biden speaks candidly about being a first lady: ‘Nothing can prepare you’

First lady Jill Biden on Wednesday spoke candidly about her new life, lamenting the enormous pressure a first lady can face. “We aren’t elected. We have to define this role ourselves,” said Biden during a speech in Washington honoring former first lady Barbara Bush at an event for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.…MORE

Newcastle United urges fans to not wear mock Arab head coverings following Saudi takeover
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Newcastle United urges fans to not wear mock Arab head coverings following Saudi takeover

Newcastle United has issued a statement urging fans to refrain from wearing mock Arab clothing or head coverings following the Saudi Arabian-backed takeover of the club. Many supporters wore what appeared to be towels or sheets on the day the takeover was announced and subsequently at the Premier League match against Tottenham at St. James’…MORE

New executive order aims to alleviate congestion at California’s ports
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New executive order aims to alleviate congestion at California’s ports

To alleviate cargo congestion at shipping ports in California, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order Wednesday tackling the shortage of truck drivers and container storage needed to move critical cargo out of the ports. “California’s ports are critical to our local, state and national economies and the state is taking action to support goods…MORE

Online shopping bummer: Out-of-stock products surged 172% from pre-pandemic levels
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Online shopping bummer: Out-of-stock products surged 172% from pre-pandemic levels

If you were shopping online in the late summer, chances are you may have been hit with an unfortunate message: The product you’re looking for is out-of-stock. Products were out of stock online 24% more of the time in August from a year earlier across the 18 product categories tracked by Adobe Analytics, according to…MORE

Netflix employees are staging a walkout amid Dave Chappelle controversy
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Netflix employees are staging a walkout amid Dave Chappelle controversy

Approximately 65 demonstrators, including Netflix employees and supporters of the transgender community, protested outside of the company’s offices in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Employees began streaming out of the building at 10:30a PT in protest of Dave Chappelle’s “The Closer” comedy special, which has been criticized as transphobic by the transgender community and others. Demonstrators…MORE

Supply chain stress is intensifying and showing no signs of fading, Moody’s Analytics says
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Supply chain stress is intensifying and showing no signs of fading, Moody’s Analytics says

From port congestion and price spikes to widespread shortages, stress in US supply chains is intensifying and could slow the economy in the coming months, Moody’s Analytics warns. “Supply-chain headaches show no sign of subsiding just yet,” Moody’s economists led by Matt Colyar wrote in a Tuesday report. About 200,000 shipping containers, holding everything from…MORE

Suspected human remains and items belonging to Brian Laundrie found in Florida park, FBI says
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Suspected human remains and items belonging to Brian Laundrie found in Florida park, FBI says

What appears to be human remains and items belonging to Brian Laundrie, including a backpack, have been found in the Carlton Reserve in North Port, Florida, according to FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael McPherson. Another one of the items found was a notebook belonging to Laundrie, who McPherson said was “a person of interest…MORE


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