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U.S. Says Delivered One Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Canada on Thursday

(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the United States delivered one million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Canada on Thursday."...
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After Eight Years And Three Reviews Of The Case, Indiana Supreme Court Rules Police Must Return Seized Car To Its Owner (techdirt)

It's now been eight years since Indiana law enforcement seized Tyson Timbs' Land Rover following his arrest for distributing drugs. In eight years, this case has made multiple visits to the state trial court, the state court of appeals, the state's Supreme Court, and the nation's Supreme Court. This isn't just due to Timbs' tenacity and his desire to have his car returned. His only car -- worth $35,000 when it was seized -- has been sitting in an impound lot for most of decade, all because of ...
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Conservative former minister hired by Singapore firm owning £500 million property empire leased to the UK government

Alun Cairns arrives in Downing Street in London on March 14, 2019. Getty EXCLUSIVE: Former Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns takes job with firm owning £500 million of UK government buildings. Cairns met with the firm while he was Secretary of State for Wales to discuss "investment opportunities." The opposition Labour Party accuse Cairns of using his position "to enrich himself". See more stories on Insider's business page. A Conservative Member of Parliament and former minister in the UK g...
Tags: UK, London, Wales, Singapore, Trends, Ministry Of Defence, Labour, Tory, Downing Street, Labour Party, Cairns, State, Dwp, EPC, Acoba, Department of Work and Pensions DWP


Pompeo Unveils PAC, Demurs on Possible 2024 Presidential Bid

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has become the latest former Trump administration official to launch a political action committee.
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‘Official’ ballot box battle from the 2020 election might spark a new state law

State Sen. Tom Umberg is confident that if the bill he’s pitching as a way to boost voter protections had been in place last fall, someone from the California Republican Party would be facing criminal penalties today. But as it stands, the issue Democrat Umberg hopes to fix — the clear labeling of ballot drop boxes — remains a legal gray area, with nobody of either political party facing legal problems connected to drop boxes from the 2020 election. The incident that got Umberg interested in the...
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Ballot box battle from the 2020 election might spark a new state law in ’21

State Sen. Tom Umberg is confident that if the bill he’s pitching as a way to boost voter protections had been in place last fall, someone from the California Republican Party would be facing criminal penalties today. But as it stands, the issue Democrat Umberg hopes to fix — the clear labeling of ballot drop boxes — remains a legal gray area, with nobody of either political party facing legal problems connected to drop boxes from the 2020 election. The incident that got Umberg interested in the...
Tags: Jimmy Kimmel, California, Senate, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Gop, House, Westminster, Jordan, Republican Party, Orange County, Gavin Newsom, State, Assembly, Congressional


US, EU Forge Closer Ties on Emerging Technologies To Counter Russia and China

The U.S. and European Union plan to cooperate more on technology regulation, industrial development and bilateral trade following President Biden's visit, in a bid to help Western allies better compete with China and Russia on developing and protecting critical and emerging technologies. From a report: Central to the increased coordination will be a new high-level Trade and Technology Council the two sides unveiled Tuesday. The aim of the TTC is to boost innovation and investment within and betw...
Tags: China, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Tech, Eu, European Union, Commerce, European Commission, Biden, Donald Trump, Margrethe Vestager, Vestager, State, Antony Blinken, Apple Google


Arkansas passed 2 of the most brutal laws targeting trans kids in the US. These pro-LGBTQ companies pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind it.

Insider discovered many of the key financial backers of the Arkansas legislators who sponsored anti-trans laws are companies that are publicly pro-LGBT. Walmart; AT&T; McDonald's; ExxonMobil; State Farm; Samantha Lee/Insider Arkansas legislators recently passed the most restrictive laws in the nation against trans children. Insider investigated the campaign finance records of all 22 lawmakers who sponsored the legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, or PACs representing t...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Senate, Lgbt, US, Mike Malone, Trends, Legislation, ExxonMobil, Merck, Walmart, Arkansas, House, Retail, PAC


Arkansas passed 2 of the most brutal laws targeting trans kids in the US. These pro-LGBT companies pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind it.

Insider discovered many of the key financial backers of the Arkansas legislators who sponsored anti-trans laws are companies that are publicly pro-LGBT. Walmart; AT&T; McDonald's; ExxonMobil; State Farm; Samantha Lee/Insider Arkansas legislators recently passed the most restrictive laws in the nation against trans children. Insider investigated the campaign finance records of all 22 lawmakers who sponsored the legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, or PACs representing t...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Senate, Lgbt, US, Mike Malone, Trends, Legislation, ExxonMobil, Merck, Walmart, Arkansas, House, Retail, PAC


The DOJ has closed its criminal investigation into Trump's former national security advisor John Bolton over his explosive book

Trump and Bolton. Alex Wong/Getty Images The DOJ has closed its criminal probe into John Bolton's book, NYT reported. The DOJ under Trump sued Bolton to block the release of the book, alleging a breach of contract. It also claimed the book contained classified information and could hurt national security. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Justice Department has shuttered its criminal investigation into whether former national security advisor John Bolton revealed cla...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Department Of Justice, Bolton, Times, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, State, Kim Jong


Fox News host Harris Faulkner complimented Vladimir Putin for answering questions for longer than Joe Biden - before the US president even spoke

Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner. Fox News A Fox News host remarked that Vladimir Putin is more accessible to the press than Joe Biden. Harris Faulkner said Putin took questions for longer than Biden and VP Kamala Harris combined. Her observation did not factor in Biden's press conference right after Putin's. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner said that Vladimir Putin gave more time to the press than Joe Biden, even though the US preside...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, State, HARRIS FAULKNER, FAULKNER, Pompeo


1 in 3 local election officials are concerned about facing harassment and feeling unsafe on the job, a new poll shows

In this April 28, 2020, file photo, Louisa Boyer, a provisional election judge, reviews paperwork at a voting center at Edmondson High School as voters arrive to cast their ballot in the 7th Congressional District special election in Baltimore AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file One in three local election officials say they are concerned about their safety on the job, a new poll shows. Thirty-nine percent expressed concerns about facing pressure to certify the election results. The poll comes aft...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Local, Trends, Social Media, Georgia, Joe Biden, Arizona, Hobbs, Associated Press, Pbs, Biden, Donald Trump, Baltimore, Polls


Biden, Putin conclude summit between ‘two great powers’

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded their summit meeting Wednesday between what the American leader called “two great powers,” wrapping up more quickly than expected. The pair’s second sit-down, with aides present on both sides, lasted about 65 minutes. That session was to be divided into two parts with a break in between, but concluded without a second part. The two sides had said they ex...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Ukraine


Water rationing is not the solution for our drought

Not long after former Gov. Jerry Brown announced the end of a grueling six-year drought in 2017, the Legislature passed two controversial water-efficiency laws designed to promote even more conservation – even though residents have done a remarkable job reducing their water usage. Those new laws required utilities to reduce daily water usage by an average of 55 gallons per person by 2023. Some commentators mistakenly claimed that the laws would lead to individual fines, even though the targets a...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, San Jose, Jerry Brown, Southern California, Northern California, State, Legislature, Healdsburg, Santa Clara County, Greater Idaho


Hillary Clinton says Republicans have been flirting with Putin's authoritarianism by denying 2020 election results

Hillary Clinton and Vladimir Putin during a meeting in March 2010. Alexey Nikolsky/Getty Images Hillary Clinton said the GOP is doing Putin's work for him by denying the 2020 election results. Clinton said Republicans have been flirting with Putin's authoritarian model of governance. Her comments came as Biden met with Putin in Geneva. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesda...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Republicans, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Hillary Clinton, United States, Geneva, Republican Party, Biden, Msnbc


‘Two great powers’: Biden, Putin plunge into hours of talks

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV GENEVA (AP) — With stern expressions and polite words before the cameras, President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin plunged into hours of face-to-face talks Wednesday at a lush lakeside Swiss mansion, a highly anticipated summit at a time when both leaders agree that relations between their countries are at an all-time low. Biden called it a discussion between “two great powers” and said it was “always better to meet face to face.” ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Ukraine


How Joe Biden planned his summit with Putin to avoid the mistakes made by Trump and other world leaders

A room at the Villa La Grange arranged for Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden to hold their June 16 narrow-format meeting as part of the US-Russia summit. Sergei Bobylev\TASS via Getty Images Joe Biden is meeting Russia's Vladimir Putin for a summit in Geneva on Wednesday. Biden and his team have taken steps to avoid traps Putin likes to set to gain advantage. Putin has psyched out other leaders by showing up late, embarrassing them, and exploiting divisions....
Tags: Politics, Nbc, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Diplomacy, News UK, Geneva, Npr, State Department


Progressive Dems urge Biden to get tough on Russia but Putin has a tradition of playing mind games with American presidents

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to meet in Geneva on June 16. Angela Weiss/Alexey Druzhinin/Getty Images President Joe Biden is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week. Some Democrats have called on Biden to be more assertive than Trump with Russia, Axios reported. However, Putin has perfected tactics to intimidate US leaders, Axios' Glen Johnson said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Progressive Democrats are call...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Syria, Cnn, United States, Libya, Geneva, Npr, John Kerry, Kremlin, Johnson


Brush fire burning in Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale amid heat wave

A fire burned through thick vegetation on Tuesday in the southern end of the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale amid triple digit heat, authorities said. Callers reported seeing smoke rising from the area of the 15000 block of Arrow Highway in Irwindale near the border of Baldwin Park around 4:56 p.m., said Supervising Dispatcher Bernard Peters with Los Angeles County fire. Since then, the blaze burned 6 to 7 acres, Peters said. More than 70 firefighters, including several helicopters, wo...
Tags: National Weather Service, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Ventura County, Southern California, State, Peters, Los Angeles County, Irwindale, Baldwin Park, Top Stories SGVT, Bernard Peters, Orange Los Angeles


Biden arrives in Geneva for meeting with Putin

By Aamer Madhani, Jonathan Lemire and Lorne Cook | Associated Press GENEVA — Buoyed by days of partnership-building sessions with America’s democratic allies, Joe Biden arrived in Geneva on Tuesday for the most-watched and tensest part of his first European tour as president: talks with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Biden is seeking to restore European ties that were strained under former President Donald Trump, who dismissed longstanding alliances with America’s democratic partners and sought out Pu...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Washington, White House, China, Russia, America, Eu, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Atlantic, Soccer, United States


Kevin McCarthy won't let go of the GOP's smear campaign against Ilhan Omar, but Democrats have moved on

Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Ilhan Omar. Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Kevin McCarthy is perpetuating the GOP's smear campaign against Ilhan Omar. McCarthy is urging Pelosi to remove Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Pelosi has already signaled Democrats want to move on from recent misleading criticism of Omar. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is calling for Rep. Ilhan Omar's removal from...
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Georgia to Review County's Ballot Drop Box Forms From 2020

Georgia’s secretary of state says his office is reviewing the handling of paperwork related to ballot drop boxes in the state’s most populous county during last year’s election.
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Ballot Drop Box Investigation for 2020 Begins in Georgia

Georgia’s secretary of state says his office is reviewing the handling of paperwork related to ballot drop boxes in the state’s most populous county during last year’s election.
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Fox News has mentioned 'critical race theory' nearly 1300 times since March, according to watchdog study

Fox News opinion host Tucker Carlson. Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images Critical race theory is dominating Fox News coverage, according to a new study. Media Matters for America, a left-leaning nonprofit, tracked the buzzword going back to last year. It was mentioned nearly 1,300 times in three and-a-half months. See more stories on Insider's business page. As critical race theory has emerged as a central talking point and fundraising tactic for Republicans, Fox News has been flooding t...
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Pompeo launches political group with 2024 presidential election in sight

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched a new political group on Tuesday aimed at supporting conservative candidates ahead of the midterm elections and with his sights set on the 2024 presidential election.
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Pompeo launches PAC ahead of midterns

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched a new political group on Tuesday aimed at supporting conservative candidates ahead of the midterm elections and with his sights set on the 2024 presidential election.
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DP World Said to Weigh Sale of Stake in Jebel Ali Free Zone - Bloomberg

DP World Said to Weigh Sale of Stake in Jebel Ali Free Zone - Bloomberg DP World is considering offering international investors a chance to buy into the Jebel Ali Free Zone, a prized asset that helped transform Dubai into a hub of global trade, as it looks for ways to cut its debt pile.The Dubai-based port operator is working with advisers to gauge interest in the sprawling industrial park, according to people familiar with the matter. DP World is considering options including selling a stake...
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Putin called a former US Marine imprisoned in Russia a 'drunk' who 'got himself s---faced' in an interview ahead of his first meeting with Biden

A composite image of former US Marine Trevor Reed and Russian President Vladimir Putin. DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images/NBC News Trevor Reed is serving nine years in Russian prison for drunkenly assaulting Moscow police officers. Biden is reportedly expected to bring up Reed's case in his first meeting with Putin on Wednesday. In an NBC News interview this week, Putin called Reed "just a drunk" who "got himself s---faced." See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian P...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, News UK, Switzerland, Moscow, Biden, Donald Trump


Reginald Bolding Joins Race for Arizona Secretary of State

House Minority Leader Reginald Bolding says he’s running for Arizona Secretary of State.
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New York State Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Reverse Mortgages on Co-Ops

The New York State Legislature once more passed legislation last week which would allow seniors living in cooperative apartment buildings to apply for a reverse mortgage loan, in a new effort designed to give seniors in the state another option to access their home’s equity. This is according to an announcement made by the office of Rep. Jeffrey Dinowitz, a Democrat representing New York’s 81st assembly district. The new legislation passed in the legislature accounts for the latest effort by ...
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