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White House officials tell lawmakers they will need $1 billion in emergency funding for Afghan visa effort
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White House officials tell lawmakers they will need $1 billion in emergency funding for Afghan visa effort

The Biden administration has informed lawmakers it will need roughly $1 billion in emergency funds as it moves to quickly evacuate Afghan translators and other personnel who worked with the US military and are trying to leave the country, according to multiple officials familiar with the matter. The administration has not submitted a formal request…MORE

Drinking a little each week protects your heart if you have a cardiovascular condition, study finds
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Drinking a little each week protects your heart if you have a cardiovascular condition, study finds

If you are living with heart disease, having a small amount of alcohol each day is linked to a lower risk of having another heart attack, stroke, angina (heart pain because of constricted arteries) or an early death, according to a new large study. “This is not the general population — the study applies to…MORE

Britney Spears files to remove her father as conservator of her estate
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Britney Spears files to remove her father as conservator of her estate

Britney Spears’ newly hired lawyer filed a petition Monday seeking to remove the singer’s father, Jamie Spears, as conservator of her estate. The petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by lawyer Mathew Rosengart seeks to oust her father as conservator and replace him with Jason Rubin, a CPA at Certified Strategies Inc. in Woodland…MORE

No charges will be filed against former detention officers in Jamal Sutherland’s death
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No charges will be filed against former detention officers in Jamal Sutherland’s death

No charges will be filed against two former Charleston County, South Carolina, detention officers who tased and pepper sprayed Jamal Sutherland before his in-custody death in January, Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said Monday. “Ethically, I can’t bring a case forward that I know I can’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt, and I cannot prove…MORE

White House hasn’t given up on imperiled ATF nominee
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White House hasn’t given up on imperiled ATF nominee

The White House and Democratic Senate leaders are trying to salvage President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, but it’s not clear whether enough senators will get behind a nominee who has faced intense opposition from gun rights activists. The White House hasn’t given up on David Chipman’s…MORE

US and China trade barbs after another high-level meeting but say they want to keep talking
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US and China trade barbs after another high-level meeting but say they want to keep talking

The US and China fought a war of words Monday as each side worked to set the narrative after their latest testy senior-level meetings. A US delegation led by the Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met with Foreign Minister Wang Yi and other officials in Tianjin, China, a week after the Biden administration joined…MORE

Authorities identify the final victim in the Surfside collapse, ending a month-long search and recovery operation
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Authorities identify the final victim in the Surfside collapse, ending a month-long search and recovery operation

The last remaining missing person from the Champlain Towers South building collapse in Surfside, Florida, was identified Monday, ending a month-long search and recovery operation. Estelle Hedaya was the remaining victim who had not yet been identified, leaving her family in limbo until today. “It was obviously tough to hear directly, but I can definitely…MORE

Federal law doesn’t prohibit Covid-19 vaccine requirements, Justice Department says

Federal law doesn’t prohibit Covid-19 vaccine requirements, Justice Department says

Justice Department lawyers have determined that federal law doesn’t prohibit public agencies and private businesses from requiring Covid-19 vaccines — even if the vaccines have only emergency use authorization, according to an opinion posted online Monday. The opinion from the department’s Office of Legal Counsel paves the way for more federal agencies and businesses to…MORE

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