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Florida heads to Supreme Court on Covid-19 regulations for cruise ships
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Florida heads to Supreme Court on Covid-19 regulations for cruise ships

Florida’s attorney general asked the Supreme Court on Friday to step in on an emergency basis to block Covid-19 protocols put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requiring the cruise lines to meet certain conditions before they can sail again. The dispute comes as the industry is attempting to ramp up…MORE

Biden administration terminates two border wall contracts in Texas

Biden administration terminates two border wall contracts in Texas

US Customs and Border Protection is terminating two border wall contracts in the Laredo sector that cover approximately 31 miles, the Department of Homeland Security announced Friday. In one of his first actions in office, President Joe Biden ordered a pause on wall construction and called for a review of projects and funds. Friday’s announcement…MORE

Biden poised to nominate Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Australia
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Biden poised to nominate Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Australia

President Joe Biden is poised to nominate Caroline Kennedy to serve as ambassador to Australia, three people familiar with the search process told CNN, in one of the highest-profile envoy selections yet by the White House. Kennedy, the daughter of former President John F. Kennedy, served as ambassador to Japan during the Obama administration. She…MORE

Biden back on the campaign trail: ‘I whipped Donald Trump in Virginia and so will Terry’
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Biden back on the campaign trail: ‘I whipped Donald Trump in Virginia and so will Terry’

President Joe Biden made a forceful return to the campaign trail on Friday night in Virginia, stumping for gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe by linking the Democrat’s opponent to the man Biden had defeated several months ago — former President Donald Trump. While Biden did not say Glenn Youngkin’s name, he directly linked the Republican businessman-turned-politician…MORE

Biden administration purchases extra Pfizer doses to prepare for possibility of children vaccine needs and booster shots
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Biden administration purchases extra Pfizer doses to prepare for possibility of children vaccine needs and booster shots

The Biden administration purchased an additional 200 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine to prepare for potential additional vaccine needs in the US, an administration official familiar with the contract tells CNN. Despite the slowing demand for Covid-19 vaccines, the administration official said the additional shots would be needed for children under 12, pending approval…MORE

Two Democrats in Congress call on Justice Department watchdog to investigate if Barrack case ‘was inappropriately suppressed’
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Two Democrats in Congress call on Justice Department watchdog to investigate if Barrack case ‘was inappropriately suppressed’

Two Democratic members of Congress are asking the Justice Department’s inspector general to open an investigation into whether the probe of Trump ally Tom Barrack, indicted earlier this week, “was inappropriately suppressed,” after CNN reported Wednesday that prosecutors had enough evidence to charge him last year. Reps. Ted Lieu of California and Kathleen Rice of…MORE

State Department suspends passport online booking system because of bots
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State Department suspends passport online booking system because of bots

The US State Department on Wednesday evening temporarily suspended an online booking system used for urgent appointments because of bots, according to an update posted to its consular affairs website. “At 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 21, we temporarily disabled the online booking system for Urgent Travel Service to ensure our very limited appointments…MORE

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