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Biden’s choice for immigration enforcement withdraws after long delay

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ed Gonzalez, a Texas sheriff, said Monday he had told President Joe Biden that he had resigned from the position of director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after a long delay in getting confirmation from the U.S. US Senate. “More than a year has passed since the president nominated me for …

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Finance Watchdog campaign lets Giuliani Pal off the hook after his felony conviction

Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Last October, a federal jury convicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas charged with criminal campaign finance for concealing the source of a $325,000 contribution to a group that supported then-President Donald Trump. But seven months later, according to a decision that has not yet been made public, the Federal Election Commission — …

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California voters weigh constitutional right to abortion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will decide in November whether to guarantee the right to abortion in their state constitution, a question that is sure to boost turnout on both sides of the debate during a pivotal midterm election year as Democrats try to keep control of Congress after the US Supreme Court overturned …

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Heckler charged with assault after Rudy Giuliani . confrontation

NEW YORK (AP) – An impostor who slapped former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the back during a campaign event was arrested, jailed for more than 24 hours and is now charged with assault. Sunday’s episode at a Staten Island grocery store spawned dueling, with Giuliani likening the touch to being hit by …

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Biden targets China in new illegal fishing policy framework

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – The Biden administration is stepping up its efforts to fight illegal fishing by China and is directing federal agencies to better coordinate both among themselves and with foreign partners in an effort to promote sustainable exploitation of the world’s oceans. On Monday, the White House released its first-ever national security memo …

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Biden lashes out at China with memorandum against illegal fishing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden signed a national security memorandum on Monday to fight illegal fishing, part of pledged efforts to help countries combat alleged violations by fishing fleets, including China’s. The White House said in a statement it would also form an alliance with Canada and the United Kingdom to “take urgent …

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Who is Rodney Davis? An Illinois Republican Taking on the Trump Factor

Illinois lost one congressional seat as a result of the 2020 census. The resulting redrawn political maps have now resulted in a primary between two Republican incumbent House representatives, five-term Rep. Rodney Davis and freshman Rep. Mary Miller. Davis is also challenged by the Trump factor, as former President Trump Miller endorsed, saying, “She is …

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Juul’s appeal allows it to sell vaping devices, pods, as federal court weighs the FDA ban.

Vaping giant Juul Labs filed an emergency motion on Monday asking a federal appeals court to block a government ban on its e-cigarettes and flavored pods. The San Francisco-based vaping company last week asked the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to suspend what it called an “extraordinary and illegal” action by …

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Court revives block of vaccine mandate for federal workers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a turning point for President Joe Biden, a federal appeals court in New Orleans voted Monday to reconsider its own April ruling, allowing the government to require federal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. New Orleans 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals order overturns an earlier statement by a panel …

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Removed South Dakota AG takes ethical case against Noem . at

SIOUX FALLS, SD (AP) – Former South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, in his first public comments since my resignation appeared before a state ethics committee last Monday to push for an investigation into fellow Republican government Kristi Noem, the person he blames for his accusation over his conduct surrounding a fatal car accident in …

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