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CIA inspector general reviewing handling of ‘Havana Syndrome’ cases
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CIA inspector general reviewing handling of ‘Havana Syndrome’ cases

The CIA inspector general is carrying out a review into the agency’s handling of officers sickened by the mysterious “Havana Syndrome,” CNN has learned, a revelation that comes as cases are mushrooming across the globe. Multiple sources familiar with the intelligence described a ballooning number of reports in recent months. Dozens of victims have been…MORE

Extreme weather events put spotlight on climate change’s toll on US infrastructure
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Extreme weather events put spotlight on climate change’s toll on US infrastructure

America’s infrastructure has taken a beating from extreme weather events in recent weeks spurred by climate change, raising concerns among officials that the nation’s roads, bridges and even commercial flights can’t stand the severe conditions. With roads buckling in the Pacific Northwest, a deluge drenching a New York City subway station and fatal flooding across…MORE

Kamala Harris looks to turn the page as she zeroes-in on voting rights
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Kamala Harris looks to turn the page as she zeroes-in on voting rights

Vice President Kamala Harris is making voting rights her top public focus, elevating a long-shot battle as she seeks to more clearly define her role and stake out high-value territory within the Biden administration. A little more than six months into her time in office, Harris is also hiring new staff to replace those who…MORE

Biden’s drug czar nominee consulted for cannabis company last year, ethics disclosure shows
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Biden’s drug czar nominee consulted for cannabis company last year, ethics disclosure shows

President Joe Biden’s drug czar pick, Dr. Rahul Gupta, spent nine months last year working as an adviser to a Maryland-based cannabis company, recently released government ethics documents show. Gupta, who was formally nominated to be the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy earlier this month, advised Holistic Industries —…MORE

Capitol Police Board names new US Capitol Police chief
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Capitol Police Board names new US Capitol Police chief

The US Capitol Police Board announced Thursday the selection of Tom Manger as chief of the United States Capitol Police following a nationwide recruitment effort. Manger, who will assume command on Friday, said in a statement, “The challenges in protecting the Capitol campus, and everyone who works or visits there, have never been more complex.…MORE

Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion
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Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion

Missouri must expand Medicaid to low-income residents, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Thursday, finding that a state ballot initiative that voters approved last year was constitutional. The decision overturned a lower court ruling that said the ballot measure approving expansion had violated state law. “The court has said the law is very clear,…MORE

Biden officials shift to an urgent tone as Covid-19 fight enters troubling new phase
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Biden officials shift to an urgent tone as Covid-19 fight enters troubling new phase

Biden administration officials acknowledged Thursday the pandemic that appeared to be waning a month ago has entered a new, troubling phase. Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden said the two dozen members of his Covid team were examining the surge in cases and hospitalizations among the still-sizable portion of the country that remains…MORE

House GOP leaders show little appetite for punishing Cheney over January 6 flap
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House GOP leaders show little appetite for punishing Cheney over January 6 flap

House GOP leaders are strongly signaling that they are unlikely to punish Rep. Liz Cheney for accepting Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s assignment to serve on the January 6 select committee, a shift from earlier this month when it appeared the Wyoming Republican was at risk of losing a key post for breaking with her colleagues. No…MORE

Fact check: Rep. Eric Swalwell falsely says Mitch McConnell only got ‘serious’ about Covid-19 vaccines after Monday stock market dip
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Fact check: Rep. Eric Swalwell falsely says Mitch McConnell only got ‘serious’ about Covid-19 vaccines after Monday stock market dip

On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell did what he has been doing for seven months: he called on Americans to get vaccinated for Covid-19. McConnell warned that “these shots need to get in everybody’s arm as rapidly as possible or we’re going to be back in a situation in the fall that we don’t…MORE

FBI says it got more than 4,500 tips on Kavanaugh, providing ‘relevant’ ones to Trump White House
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FBI says it got more than 4,500 tips on Kavanaugh, providing ‘relevant’ ones to Trump White House

The FBI disclosed that it received more than 4,500 tips on a phone line in 2018 as part of a background investigation into then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and provided “relevant” ones to former President Donald Trump’s White House counsel. The exact number of tips was disclosed in a June 30 letter released by Sen.…MORE

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