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Coalition to spend $19K to send Tony Abbott on trade mission to India

Former Australian prime minister has signed a conflict of interest declaration due to his role as a trade adviser to the UK governmentThe Morrison government will spend nearly $20,000 to send former prime minister, Tony Abbott, on a five-day trade mission to India this month.Guardian Australia can also reveal Abbott has signed a conflict of interest declaration, due to the former Liberal party leader’s ongoing role as a trade adviser to the British government. Continue reading...
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Biden administration sues Texas over Gov. Abbott order restricting migrant transport

The Biden administration sued Texas Friday in an effort to block an executive order allowing state troopers to stop vehicles suspected...
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Austin PD teaches cadets US Constitution using material from John-Birch-Society shill

Your correspondent appears to have lost the capacity for surprise or outrage, or this might affect me more. Instead, it mostly makes me feel exhausted and sad to learn that cadets at the Austin police academy are taught a version of constitutional history based on an oft-debunked historical account of America's origins as a Christian Nation, written by a former John-Birch-Society Speakers Bureau member recruited by JBS founder Robert Welch himself. After his death, right-wing talk-show host Glen...
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Justice department tells IRS to hand Trump tax returns to Congress – as it happened

• IRS must give Trump tax returns to ways and means committee• Notes show Trump pressed DoJ officials to call election corrupt 1.02am BST That’s it for me tonight. Thanks for sticking with us! Here’s what happened this afternoon: Related: ‘We went from heroes to zeroes’: US nurses strike over work conditions 12.15am BST The US Department of Justice sued Texas Governor Greg Abbott today over his order to stop migrants from entering the state or being transported through it, unless by l...
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DOJ sues Texas, Gov. Abbott over executive order restricting transportation of migrants

The Department of Justice complaint says Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order "directly interferes with the administration of federal immigration law."       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Justice Dept. moves to block Abbott order on immigrant transportation

The case was assigned to Judge Kathleen Cardone, an appointee of President George W. Bush.
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DOJ sues Texas over Abbott order on COVID-carrying migrants

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday filed a lawsuit against Texas and its governor, Greg Abbott, over an order the Republican governor...
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U.S. sues Texas over Abbott order restricting transportation of undocumented immigrants

Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, said the order is intended to protect Texans from the spread of Covid-19.
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Biden administration sues Texas over Gov. Abbott's migrant transport order

The Biden administration is taking Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to court over an executive order he issued earlier this week targeting the transport of migrants recently released from US Customs and Border Protection custody.
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Justice Department sues Texas over Gov. Greg Abbott's order for law enforcement to pull over vehicles with migrants

On Wednesday, Abbott issued the order, allowing Texas Department of Public Safety troopers to reroute civilian vehicles back to their...
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Gov. Abbott banned COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates in Texas, despite cases continuing to rise in the state

In this Wednesday, March 17, 2021, file photo, Texas Gov Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference about migrant children detentions, in Dallas. Associated Press/LM Otero Texas Gov. Abbott signed a new executive order on Friday banning mask mandates and vaccine passports. See more stories on Insider's business page. Texas Gov. Abbott signed on Friday, banning COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates in Texas, despite cases continuing to rise in the state.The order bans government entitie...
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DOJ sues Texas over Abbott order restricting transportation of migrants

Attorney General Merrick Garland made good on a threat to sue the state of Texas, filing a lawsuit Friday challenging an executive order...
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Legal Battle Looms Over Abbott’s Latest Texas Immigration Order

Analysts have raised a number of legal questions over Texas’ recent immigration order, and the Justice Department has threatened to sue the governor unless he rescinds it.
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AG Garland threatens to sue Texas over migrant order

By Priscilla Alvarez | CNN Attorney General Merrick Garland threatened legal action against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order targeting migrants in a Thursday letter, calling it “both dangerous and unlawful” and urging the governor to immediately rescind it. On Wednesday, Abbott issued an executive order restricting ground transportation of migrants “who pose a risk of carrying Covid-19 into Texas communities” and directing Texas Department of Public Safety to stop any vehicle it finds su...
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Justice Dept. Warns Abbott: Rescind Migrant Order or Be Sued

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland labeled the executive order Mr. Abbott issued on Wednesday “both dangerous and unlawful.”
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s new order bans local governments from issuing mask, vaccine mandates

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Texas climb to levels not seen since the beginning of the year, Gov. Abbott issued a new...
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Texas Gov. Abbott threatens fines again against local officials and businesses that enforce mask mandates, vaccine requirements

A new executive order from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott reiterates his opposition to mask mandates, Covid-related business restrictions and...
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Garland urges Abbott to undo executive order aimed at curbing migration

The U.S. “intends to pursue all appropriate legal remedies" if the Texas order is not reversed.
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Abbott aims to restrict immigrant travel through Texas, citing rising Covid-19 infections

The Texas governor said border crossings have "led to a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases."
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The Nerd's Watch: Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Streaming in August

Though a lot of movie theaters are back to full function, the safer option for entertainment remains streaming, and fans who choose to stay home and take advantage are constantly rewarded with tons of new content. At the start of each month, most streamers—Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+, and HBO Max—do a little…Read more...
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South Texas Police Department Issues Public Health Announcement After COVID-Stricken Migrants Seen ‘Coughing, Sneezing’ At Whataburger

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Japan beats U.S. 2-0, turns incredible double play to win Olympic softball gold

By RONALD BLUM YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Japan won its second straight Olympic softball gold medal, beating the United States 2-0 Tuesday in an emotional repeat of its 2008 victory in Beijing that again left the Americans in tears. Yukiko Ueno took a one-hitter into the sixth inning, five days after her 39th birthday, and Japan snuffed out an American rally attempt with an acrobatic double play in the sixth inning that will long be replayed. Japan led 2-0 when Michelle Moultrie singled leading off ...
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U.S. softball edges Japan on Kelsey Stewart’s walk-off home run

By RONALD BLUM YOKOHAMA, Japan — Kelsey Stewart has a knack for walk-off hits in Japan. Stewart hit a game-ending home run leading off the seventh inning, and the United States rallied late to beat Japan, 2-1, Monday (Sunday night PT) and win the Olympic softball group stage – and with it the right to bat last in the gold medal game. “It’s like you dream about when you’re a little kid, about hitting a home run at the Olympics, let alone a walk-off,” Stewart said. In August 2018, Stewart’s single...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Australia, France, Sports, Sport, Soccer, United States, Olympics, Tokyo, Abbott, Katie Ledecky, Stewart, Tampa Bay, Yokohama Japan, Jake

‘There’s nothing left in Lytton’: the Canadian village destroyed by wildfire – picture essay

The fire that devastated Lytton is still burning – and First Nation residents say the lack of help from the British Columbia government has been ‘sickening’Vince Abbott had an afternoon of fishing planned – he was going angling for spring salmon in the nearby river – when he heard shouts of panic and felt a searing heat.After three punishing days of record-breaking temperatures in the Canadian village of Lytton earlier this month, Abbott was accustomed to the discomfort of the dry, sometimes ove...
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U.S. softball rallies past Australia, will play for Olympic gold medal

Team USA’s Amanda Chidester hits a two-run, walk-off double during the eighth inning of their 2-1 victory over Australia on Sunday (Saturday night PT) at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo by KAZUHIRO FUJIHARA/AFP via Getty Images) Pitcher Monica Abbott #14 of Team United States pitches in the first inning against Team Australia during the Softball Opening Round on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Yokohama Baseball Stadium on July 25, 2021 in Yokohama, Kanagawa,...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Australia, US, Sports, Sport, Beijing, Canada, Soccer, United States, Olympics, Tokyo, Pacific, Major League Baseball, Abbott, Simone Biles

Biden administration cancels border wall contracts covering a 31-mile section in Texas

In a photo taken on March 28, 2021, ranch owner Tony Sandoval stands before a portion of the unfinished border wall that former US president Donald Trump tried to build, near the southern Texas border city of Roma. ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images The Biden DHS is canceling two border wall contracts in the Laredo sector of the US-Mexico border. After taking office in January, President Biden paused ongoing border wall construction. Biden's 2022 budget proposal allocates $1.2 billion for b...
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The Best Streaming Movies to Watch Right Now: ‘The American Friend,’ ‘The Empty Man,’ A Quiet Place Part II,’ ‘Barb and Star,’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) The American Friend Now Streaming on The Criterion Channel Release Date: 1997 Genre: Neo-Noir Director: Wim Wenders Cast: Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain Wim Wenders‘ deliberately paced blend of neo-noir and tone poem, The American Friend is an adaptation of Ripley’s Game by Patricia Highsmith. But this isn’t like the ...
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Murders in Texas increased 37% statewide in 2020, with Republican-led communities suffering the biggest spikes. But overdose deaths doubled murders. Are we focused on the wrong problems?

Much attention has been given to the nationwide murder spike, but Texans were more than twice as likely to die from a drug overdose in 2020 than to be murdered. And like murders, overdose deaths saw a big increase during the pandemic. "More than 4,000 Texans died of drug overdoses in the year ending Nov. 30, 2020 – a 33% increase compared to the previous year," reported Libby Seline at the Houston Chronicle.By contrast, DPS reported 1,403 homicides statewide in 2019, and 1,927 in 2020. While tha...
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Monica Abbott’s 1-hitter helps U.S. softball edge Canada, 1-0

FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Six outs from her second Olympic no-hitter, Monica Abbott was clinging to a one-run lead when she walked Canada’s Jen Gilbert leading off the sixth inning, and pinch-hitter Sara Groenewegen lined an 0-and-2 pitch to the right-center field gap. Center fielder Haylie McCleney picked up the ball at the wall and fired to Ali Aguilar. The second baseman made a perfect one-hop throw to catcher Aubree Munro, who moved up the third-base line and swiped a tag on sliding pinch-runner Jo...
Tags: Japan, Mexico, Sports, Sport, Beijing, Canada, Soccer, United States, Olympics, Tokyo, Fukushima, Abbott, Jake, Dodgers, U S, Valdes

Monica Abbott 1-hitter leads U.S. softball over Canada 1-0

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Monica Abbott pitched a one-hitter, center fielder Haylie McCleney and second baseman Ali Aguilar combined to throw out the potential tying run at the plate in the sixth inning and the United States beat Canada 1-0 on Thursday for a 2-0 start. Abbott struck out nine, walked three and needed 102 pitches to throw the Americans’ second consecutive one-hitter. Earlier in the day, Cat Osterman, at age 38 the Americans’ senior player, struck out nine over six innings and Abbott...
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