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Biden administration in court to defend controversial Trump-era border policy barring asylum seekers
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Biden administration in court to defend controversial Trump-era border policy barring asylum seekers

The Biden administration will be in court Wednesday defending the use of a controversial Trump-era policy that’s resulted in more than 1 million expulsions of migrants arrested at the US-Mexico border. The public health authority, known as Title 42, was invoked at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, despite suspicions among officials that it was…MORE

Blinken says Russia could double troops on Ukraine’s borders in ‘short order’
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Blinken says Russia could double troops on Ukraine’s borders in ‘short order’

Russia could double the number of troops it has on Ukraine’s border in “relatively short order,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Wednesday after meeting with Ukrainian leaders. Blinken’s meetings with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Kyiv Wednesday were the first of three stops the top US diplomat is making…MORE

Ted Cruz’s campaign finance rule challenge gets its day at the Supreme Court
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Ted Cruz’s campaign finance rule challenge gets its day at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will revisit the issue of campaign finance Wednesday, hearing a challenge brought by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas to a federal cap on candidates using political contributions to recoup personal loans they make to their campaigns. A high court ruling in Cruz’s favor could further erode the 20-year-old law that governs…MORE

Biden administration to distribute 400 million N95 masks to the public for free
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Biden administration to distribute 400 million N95 masks to the public for free

The Biden administration will make 400 million N95 masks available to Americans for free starting next week, a White House official told CNN, the latest federal step aimed at reining in the US’ Covid-19 surge. The masks — which are coming from the Strategic National Stockpile — will be made available at a number of…MORE

Lusia Harris, the only woman ever officially drafted by an NBA team, has died

Lusia Harris, the only woman ever officially drafted by an NBA team, has died

Lusia “Lucy” Harris, a star in women’s collegiate basketball during the 1970s and the first and only woman ever to be officially drafted by an NBA team, died Tuesday, according to a statement from her family as well as Delta State University. She was 66. “We are deeply saddened to share the news that our…MORE

Pita Taufatofua: GoFundMe set up by Tonga’s Olympic flagbearer raises over $310,000
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Pita Taufatofua: GoFundMe set up by Tonga’s Olympic flagbearer raises over $310,000

A fundraising campaign set up by Tonga’s Olympic flagbearer Pita Taufatofua has raised over $310,000 after Saturday’s massive volcanic eruption. Widely known for bearing his oiled up chest during the opening ceremonies at both the Summer and Winter Olympics, Taufatofua established a GoFundMe fundraising page, which CNN has verified, on Monday following the disaster. According…MORE

Question of the Day

Jan 19

Q: Nearly 60-percent of pet owners have considered getting one of these for their pet… A:  A pet (companion)

Jan 18

Q: 48-million American households still have one of these and use it… A: TV antenna

Jan 14

Q:  About ¼ of vegetable acreage harvested in Pennsylvania was sweet corn, what was the second-most harvested by acreage? A:  Green beans