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U.S. Senate passes stopgap funding bill as possible shutdown looms
The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to fund federal government activities through Dec. 16, as Congress moved to stave off a partial government shutdown at midnight on Friday, when the new fiscal year begins.
Wife of Supreme Court justice meets with U.S. Capitol riot committee
Conservative activist Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, met for about four hours on Thursday with the congressional committee probing the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of the...
U.S. judge does not require Trump to attest that FBI's list of seized records is accurate
A federal judge on Thursday ruled that former President Donald Trump does not have to provide the court with a sworn statement attesting to whether he believes the list of items seized by the FBI from his Florida estate is accurate and c...
The surprising power of internet memes
Is there more to internet memes than meets the eye? The science of these viral mash-ups reveals why they are so effective at spreading ideas and beliefs.
Georgia to replace voting machines in a county after 'unauthorized access'
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said his office was replacing some election equipment in a south Georgia county where former officials allegedly allowed unauthorized access to allies of former President Donald Trump in the ...
Biden to aim at 'bully' DeSantis in Florida, as 2024 looms
Joe Biden will for the first time as U.S. president hold a political rally in a state where he lost in 2020, when he treks to Florida on Tuesday to stage a showdown with potential 2024 rival, fierce critic and possible Trump successor Ro...
Conservative group calls on Republicans to disavow 'left-leaning' companies
A leading U.S. conservative group is pressuring Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives to shun "left-leaning" corporations that take stances on social issues such as abortion, election reform and LGBTQ rights, in exchange for i...
US trial begins for Trump ally accused of illicit UAE lobbying
Prosecutors say Tom Barrack was involved in a scheme to garner ‘power and money’; the defence denies he acted as a foreign agent.
Mahsa Amini protests: US sanctions Iran’s ‘morality police’
Biden administration sanctions police force over ‘abuse and violence’ against Iranian women and demonstrators.
U.S. OKs new American Airlines, JetBlue flights to Havana
The Biden administration will expand U.S. flights to Havana, adding 13 weekly American Airlines (AAL.O) departures from Miami and a weekly JetBlue (JBLU.O) departure from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Transportation Department said on Mo...
Facebook spied on private messages of Americans who questioned 2020 election
Facebook has been spying on the private messages and data of American users and reporting them to the FBI if they express anti-government or anti-authority sentiments - or question the 2020 election - according to sources within the Depa...
Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico after knocking out power
The hurricane packing winds of 140 km/hr (85mph) makes landfall in US territory after causing an island-wide power outage.
Despite setbacks, US-backed Venezuelan opposition leader touts record
Venezuelan US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó gave a quasi-state of the nation address Friday, offering a broad accounting of millions of dollars under his control and taking credit for social programs benefiting people across the t...
Judge rules for Trump, blocks review of seized classified records
A U.S. judge on Thursday refused to let the Justice Department immediately resume reviewing classified records seized by the FBI from Donald Trump's Florida estate in an ongoing criminal investigation, siding with the former president.
U.S. court skeptical of challenge to elite Virginia school's admissions policy
A U.S. appeals court on Friday appeared skeptical of claims that an admissions policy adopted for a highly selective Virginia public high school discriminates against Asian Americans in a closely watched challenge brought by a conservati...
Special master examining Trump documents to hold first hearing on Tuesday
An independent arbiter, known as a special master, appointed to examine the contents of classified documents seized by the FBI from ex-President Donald Trump's Florida estate last month will hold a first hearing on Tuesday, according to ...
Immigrants land on Martha's Vineyard; Florida's DeSantis takes credit
A group of immigrants landed on the wealthy Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard on Wednesday, part of a campaign by Republican governors to shift the immigration burden to Democratic areas.
Biden urges Mexico to take migrants under COVID expulsion order he promised to end
As border crossings have soared to record highs, U.S. President Joe Biden's administration is quietly pressing Mexico to accept more migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela under a COVID-19 expulsion order that the White House has pu...
Concern Grows Around Billionaire Peter Thiel's Period-Tracking App
Peter Thiel, billionaire entrepreneur and top campaign donor has decided to back a "femtech" app called 28, created by the divisive Evie Magazine.
US Justice Department agrees to Trump pick for ‘special master’
Department’s accommodation could shorten delays in appointing a neutral arbiter to review documents seized at Mar-a-Lago.
Decades after 9/11, Muslims battle plague of Islamophobia in US
Muslims continue to be target of hate, bullying, discrimination, says Council on American-Islamic Relations.
US Justice Dept agrees to Trump 'special master' suggestion
The US Department of Justice will accept the appointment of one of the judges proposed by Donald Trump as a "special master" in the investigation of classified documents seized from the former president's Florida home last month, it said...
Brazil’s Bolsonaro leads massive Independence Day rallies
Far-right leader delivers fiery speeches to tens of thousands of supporters as tensions rise ahead of divisive election.
Trump ‘deeply wounded narcissist’ says former White House lawyer
Ty Cobb served during the ex-president’s administration and claimed it was one of his two toxic traits dictating his actions
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