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The Biden administration resettled fewer than 300 refugees in April, pacing for an historic low this year

Faith leaders and members of human rights groups wearing a life vests symbolizing the life-saving program, march outside of the US Capitol on Oct. 15, 2019, in Washington. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana The United States resettled just 271 refugees in April, according to new data from the State Department. The US has thus far resettled 2,334 refugees in the current fiscal year, an historic low. President Biden recently raised the admissions cap to 62,500, but warned he would not meet that goal....
Tags: Politics, Washington, White House, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Refugees, State Department, Biden, Charles Davis, Resettlement, Yang, US State Department, Congress The White House


US Justice Department expresses 'concerns' over the GOP's Arizona election audit being conducted by Cyber Ninjas

Cyber Ninjas owner Doug Logan, left, a Florida-based consultancy, talks about overseeing a 2020 election ballot audit ordered by the Republican lead Arizona Senate at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, as a Cyber Ninjas IT technician demonstrates a ballot scan during a news conference Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Phoenix. The equipment used in the November election won by President Joe Biden and the 2.1 million ballots were moved to the site Thursday so Republicans in the state Senate who...
Tags: Asia, Florida, Politics, Law, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Audit, Gop, Arizona, Department Of Justice, Republican, Biden, Conspiracy Theories, Doj, Charles Davis


Biden administration supports waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines - a big step in making vaccines more accessible to developing nations

Protesters picket outside Johnson & Johnson Offices during the Global Day Of Action For A People's Vaccine on March 11, 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa. Brenton Geach/Gallo Images via Getty Images The Biden administration will support waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines. US Trade Representative Katherine Tai made the announcement on Wednesday. The aim "is to get as many safe and effective vaccines to as many people as fast as possible," Tai said. See more stories...
Tags: Politics, India, US, Trends, European Union, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Healthcare, Patents, Astrazeneca, WTO, Intellectual Property, Vaccines, Biden, Charles Davis, Johnson Johnson


After 'glorifying violence' on Twitter, former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe to speak at NYU event

Former Colombian president (2002-2010) and senator Alvaro Uribe Velez (C), listens while his attorney Jaime Granados (R) answers questions during a press conference at his residence in Rionegro, Antioquia department, Colombia on July 30, 2018, after he resigned from the Senate and was formally placed under investigation by the Colombian Supreme Court for alleged bribery and fraud. JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP via Getty Images Former Colombian president Álvaro Uribe has been invited to speak at a ...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, US, Trends, C, Colombia, Washington Dc, United Nations, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Latin America, Bogota, New York University, Nyu, R


After 'glorifying violence' on Twitter, former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe to speak at NYU

Former Colombian president (2002-2010) and senator Alvaro Uribe Velez (C), listens while his attorney Jaime Granados (R) answers questions during a press conference at his residence in Rionegro, Antioquia department, Colombia on July 30, 2018, after he resigned from the Senate and was formally placed under investigation by the Colombian Supreme Court for alleged bribery and fraud. JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP via Getty Images Former Colombian president Álvaro Uribe has been invited to speak at a ...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, US, Trends, C, Colombia, Washington Dc, United Nations, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Latin America, Bogota, New York University, Nyu, R


Dominion is accusing Sidney Powell of promoting 'defamatory falsehoods' to attract money and fame

Sidney Powell participates in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Dominion is accusing attorney Sidney Powell of lying about the company to earn money and sell books. It made the argument in a court filing on Monday as part of a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit. Powell's lawyers argued her conspiracy theories were not meant to be taken as statements of fact. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sidney Powell doesn't think any "reasonabl...
Tags: Politics, Lawsuit, Law, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Venezuela, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Rudy Giuliani


Biden is raising the 2021 refugee cap to 62,500, but says 'the sad truth' is he will likely not achieve it

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 02: U.S. President Joe Biden makes brief remarks before signing several executive orders directing immigration actions for his administration in the Oval Office at the White House on February 02, 2021 in Washington, DC. The orders will aim to reunite migrant families that were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border and authorize a wholesale review of former President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images President Joe Biden will raise ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Mexico, White House, Immigration, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Washington Dc, Refugees, Catholic Church, Biden, Donald Trump


ICE transfers women out of detention center that became infamous over allegations of forced sterilization

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. The Trump administration is deporting several women who have alleged they were abused or mistreated by a Georgia gynecologist at an immigration detention center, according to lawyers representing the women. AP Photo/Jeff Amy ICE has transferred out the last women at Irwin Cou...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Law, Immigration, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ice, Department Of Justice, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security, Charles Davis, Los Angeles Times, Trump, GEO Group


Trump is 'fixated' and talks 'constantly' about Arizona election recount, allies say

Former President Donald Trump asks aides multiple times about the vote recount that is currently underway in Maricopa County, according to The Washington Post. AP A GOP-led audit of Arizona's 2020 election results is underway. Trump obsessively asks aides for updates about it, The Washington Post reported. One person told The Post that they listened to Trump discuss the audit for around 45 minutes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump has becom...
Tags: Post, Florida, Politics, Washington Post, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, News UK, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Trump, Maricopa County, Arizona Democrats, Arizona Republican Party, Arizona Democratic Party


ICE said to transfer women out of detention center that became infamous over allegations of forced sterilization

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. The Trump administration is deporting several women who have alleged they were abused or mistreated by a Georgia gynecologist at an immigration detention center, according to lawyers representing the women. AP Photo/Jeff Amy ICE has transferred out the last women at Irwin Cou...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Law, Immigration, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ice, Department Of Justice, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security, Charles Davis, Los Angeles Times, Trump, GEO Group


Voting rights groups ask for federal intervention in Arizona, where a company owned by a pro-Trump conspiracy theorist is conducting an 'audit' of the 2020 election

In this Thursday, April 22, 2021, file photo, former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett speaks at a news conference to talk about overseeing a 2020 election ballot audit ordered by the Republican lead Arizona Senate at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. A judge hearing a challenge to voter privacy policies during the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate's recount of 2.1 million 2020 election ballots says he is not convinced voter secrecy is being upheld. AP Photo/Ross D...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Audit, Gop, Arizona, Department Of Justice, Republican, Biden, Election, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Trump, Phoenix


Elizabeth Warren and other Democratic senators demand to know how US pharmaceutical companies plan to share vaccine technology as COVID-19 devastates India

Moderna chose the firm Recipharm to produce part of its vaccine against COVID-19 in France. GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP via Getty Images Senate Democrats are asking vaccine makers what their plans are to share intellectual property. The questions come as developing nations struggle to inoculate their populations against COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the next few weeks, more than half of Americans will have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. In mu...
Tags: Politics, France, India, Elizabeth Warren, Narendra Modi, US, International, Trends, European Union, Joe Biden, South Africa, Healthcare, World Trade Organization, Astrazeneca, WTO, Pfizer


Puppy protection: A new bill would require breeders to quit stacking caged dogs on top of each other

Members of the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society of Charlotte assisted Rutherford County, N.C. Sheriff's Office during the 20th puppy mill bust in three years in the state of North Carolina Thursday, June 12, 2014 at an undisclosed location in Rutherford County, N.C. Jason E. Miczek/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States The Puppy Protection Action would establish new requirements for dog breeders. It calls for puppies to be given room to stand u...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Dogs, Washington Post, Life, Animals, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Usda, Legislation, United States, New Jersey, US Senate, North Carolina, Illinois


Democrats fight 'sham audit' in Arizona, saying Republicans aim to justify voter suppression

Cyber Ninjas owner Doug Logan, left, a Florida-based consultancy, talks about overseeing a 2020 election ballot audit ordered by the Republican lead Arizona Senate at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, as a Cyber Ninjas IT technician demonstrates a ballot scan during a news conference Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Phoenix. The equipment used in the November election won by President Joe Biden and the 2.1 million ballots were moved to the site Thursday so Republicans in the state Senate who...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Audit, Democrats, Gop, Arizona, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Ross, Trump, Phoenix, Arizona Republic


Biden should airlift vulnerable people out of Afghanistan before US forces withdrawal, refugee group urges

Children pose for photographs in front of their tents at a camp for internally displaced families in Panjwai district of Kandahar province on March 31, 2021. JAVED TANVEER/AFP via Getty Images The US should consider "large-scale airlifts" of vulnerable people before leaving Afghanistan, a refugee group said. Afghans could be relocated to US military bases or the US itself. More than 17,000 people in Afghanistan who worked with the US government are still waiting for their visas. See more s...
Tags: News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Withdrawal, Afghanistan, United States, United Nations, Refugees, Biden, Charles Davis, Resettlement, Saigon, Bates, Kandahar


Biden sends out IRS letter heralding stimulus checks, prompting critics to say he's acting like Trump

US President Joe Biden has sent a letter to millions of Americans reminding them that he fulfilled a promise by providing a third round of stimulus checks. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images The IRS is sending out a letter from Biden touting portions of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package. "This fulfills a promise I made to you, and will help get Americans through the crisis," it states. A watchdog group slammed the move, telling Insider Biden, like Trump, sent "self-serving" letters at taxpayers...
Tags: Politics, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Stimulus, Irs, Trump, Internal Revenue Service, US Treasury Department, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, Noah Bookbinder


Arizona judge suspends Republican vote 'audit' being conducted by Cyber Ninjas, a Florida company led by a pro-Trump conspiracy theorist

Officials unload election equipment into the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the state fairgrounds, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in Phoenix. Maricopa County officials began delivering equipment used in the November election won by President Joe Biden on Wednesday and will move 2.1 million ballots to the site Thursday so Republicans in the state Senate who have expressed uncertainty that Biden's victory was legitimate can recount them and audit the results. AP Photo/Matt York A state judge ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Lawsuit, Law, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, Arizona, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Trump, Phoenix, State


Democrats urge Biden to stop using local police to enforce federal immigration law

An LED truck displaying messages expressing concern over the continuing mass deportations of Black immigrants drives past the office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) prior to a #BidenAlsoDeports rally on February 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jemal Countess/Getty Images for UndocuBlack Network Sen. Cory Booker and other Democrats want local police to stop enforcing federal immigration law. In a letter, the lawmakers urged DHS Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas to "immediately terminate...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Congress, Washington, Immigration, Barack Obama, Trends, Dhs, Washington Dc, Aclu, New Jersey, Arizona, Ice, Biden, Joe Arpaio, Illinois


Police union welcomes verdict, says 'justice has worked' after Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder

People react after the verdict was read in the Derek Chauvin trial on April 20, 2021 In Minneapolis, Minnesota. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images The Fraternal Order of Police welcomed Tuesday's guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. "The trial was fair and due process was served," FOP President Patrick Yoes said. Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder. See more stories on Insider's business page. That former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin is now a was co...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Trends, Aclu, Black Lives Matter, Charles Davis, Floyd, Fraternal Order of Police, Minneapolis Minnesota, Chauvin, Stephen Maturen Getty, Patrick Yoes, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Yoes


The Catholic Church is urging President Biden to accept a lot more refugees

A Jesus on the cross is seen as Catholic priests of Saint Charles Missions from Latin America, the US and Canada gather to pray at the US-Mexico border fence in solidarity to migrants and against hate and indifference, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on July 4, 2019. GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP via Getty Images Bishop Mario Dorsonville scolded Biden for not immediately raising the cap on refugee admissions. "The number of refugees who will be welcomed this year is far short of what we c...
Tags: Politics, Congress, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Colombia, Canada, Migration, Washington Dc, Refugees, Catholic Church, Jesus, Catholic, Biden


China is committing 'crimes against humanity' with its treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, human rights group says

Uyghur demonstrators take part in a protest against China in Istanbul on October 1. Murad Sezer/Reuters China is arbitrarily detaining up to 1 million people in Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The group said China is justifying its repression in the language of a "global war on terrorism." HRW said Chinese authorities are committing "crimes against humanity," but didn't label it genocide. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the name of a "People's War on T...
Tags: Politics, China, International, Trends, Thailand, Beijing, United States, United Nations, Biden, Xinjiang, Charles Davis, Istanbul, Human Rights Watch, Kunming, Alexandra Ma, Richardson


China is committing 'crimes against humanity' with its treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang, human rights group says

Ethnic Uighur demonstrators take part in a protest against China, in Istanbul, Turkey October 1, 2020. Murad Sezer/Reuters China is arbitrarily detaining up to one million people in Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The group says China is justifying its repression in the language of a "global war on terrorism." Chinese authorities are committing "crimes against humanity," HRW said, but stopped short of labeling it "genocide." See more stories on Insider's business page. In the...
Tags: Politics, China, International, Trends, Thailand, Beijing, United States, United Nations, Biden, Xinjiang, Charles Davis, Human Rights Watch, Kunming, Alexandra Ma, Istanbul Turkey, Richardson


Following uproar, White House says it will raise this year's cap on refugee admissions - but not yet

'Immigrants and Refugees Welcome' signage outside Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia on July 27, 2019. Raymond Boyd/Getty Images President Joe Biden will set an increased cap on refugee admissions by May 15, the White House said. That comes after the Biden administration earlier suggested it was sticking with President Trump's cap of 15,000. The White House faced pushback from refugee advocates and congressional Democrats for breaking a promise. See more stories on...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Refugees, Biden, Charles Davis, Trump, Atlanta Georgia, Sullivan, Jake Sullivan


AOC calls SALT deduction a 'gift to billionaires,' opposes effort to hold up infrastructure bill

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images Repealing a cap on the state and local taxes deduction would be "a giveaway to the rich," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday. The Trump tax cut of 2017 slashed the SALT deduction to $10,000 from an unlimited amount. Some Democrats want to get rid of the cap, as itemized deductions can be very high in blue states like New York and California. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. ...
Tags: New York, Congress, California, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Irs, Trump, Igor Bobic, Aoc


Former Philadelphia prosecutor campaigning for DA accused of lying about role in wrongful conviction case

Former Philadelphia prosecutor Carlos Vega was co-counsel in the 2016 retrial of Anthony Wright, who was tried again despite DNA evidence linking another man to the murder for which he had been imprisoned. AP Photo/Matt Rourke Carlos Vega has denied playing much of a role in the 2016 retrial of Anthony Wright. But Wright's legal team said Vega was jointly responsible for the case. Wright, who was accused of rape and murder, was acquitted after serving 25 years in prison. See more stori...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Philadelphia, Black Lives Matter, Criminal Justice, Charles Davis, Vega, Wright, North Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, Krasner, Anthony Wright, Larry Krasner, Carlos Vega, Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police


Biden is on course to allow fewer refugees into the US than Trump, according to a report

President Joe Biden has framed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden is on track to admit the lowest number of refugees of any president - a historic low. The International Rescue Committee said the number was due to Trump-era policies. Biden said he would raise the cap on the number of permitted refugees to as many as 125,000 from October this year. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Refugees, Associated Press, State Department, International Rescue Committee, Biden, Charles Davis, Trump, Alex Wong Getty


Mass killing in Myanmar has 'clear echoes of Syria,' UN human rights commissioner warns. The parallels are eerie.

A protester makes a three-finger salute as others march on February 07, 2021 in Yangon, Myanmar. Getty Images Myanmar has "clear echoes of Syria in 2011," UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Tuesday. The military in Myanmar overthrow the democratically elected government in February. It has killed hundreds of pro-democracy protesters in the weeks since. See more stories on Insider's business page. Myanmar is on the verge of a "full-blown conflict," a top United...
Tags: Obama, Congress, China, Israel, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Syria, Karen, Thailand, Hillary Clinton, Chile, United Nations, Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, Amnesty International


FEMA inundated with calls from people seeking up to $9,000 in funeral assistance for the death of a loved one with COVID-19

US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a news conference to announce FEMA will help pay for the funeral and burial of COVID-hit families during the coronavirus disease pandemic in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 12, 2021. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon FEMA this week began accepting applications for COVID-19 funeral assistance. The agency is providing up to $9,000 per funeral and up to $35,500 per applicant. The aid was sought by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...
Tags: Politics, New York, Senate, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fema, Queens, Healthcare, Charles Davis, New York Daily News, Aoc, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Schumer, Chuck Schumer


City manager 'relieved of his duties' after fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright

Brooklyn Center City Manager Curt Boganey speaks during a press conference about the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright at the Brooklyn Center police headquarters on April 12, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon referred to the incident as an "accidental discharge" and that the officer who shot and killed Wright meant to grab their Taser. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images The city manager of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, was fired Monday evening. Mayor Mike...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Law, Minneapolis, Trends, Black Lives Matter, Charles Davis, Wright, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County Medical Examiner, Mike Elliott, Brooklyn Center Minnesota, TIM GANNON, Taser Taser Taser, Stephen Maturen Getty


Bernie Sanders expresses 'serious concerns' over Biden proposal for modest increase in Pentagon spending

Sen. Bernie Sanders said he has "serious concerns" about the Biden administration's defense spending proposal. Win McNamee/Getty Images The Biden administration is asking Congress for $753 billion to fund US military operations. That's a slight uptick over last year. Sen. Bernie Sanders said he has "serious concerns" about spending money on a "bloated Pentagon." See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration is requesting $753 billion in spending on the U...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Warren, Pentagon, Biden, Defense Department, Charles Davis, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders



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