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Global temperatures could exceed crucial 1.5 C target in the next five years

Global temperatures could exceed crucial 1.5 C target in the next five years

There is an increasing chance that annual global temperatures could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels over the next five years, new climate predictions from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) say. Under the 2015 Paris climate accord, countries committed to reduce their carbon output and halt global warming below 2 degrees…MORE

Biden set to unveil economic agenda in speech outside Scranton

Biden set to unveil economic agenda in speech outside Scranton

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden will unveil the first major plank of his economic agenda Thursday, detailing a moderate proposal to use government purchasing to spur manufacturing in sectors such as clean energy, infrastructure and health care. The former vice president is set to deliver a speech outside his childhood hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, as…MORE

Manhattan federal prosecutor ousted by Barr to testify before House panel

Manhattan federal prosecutor ousted by Barr to testify before House panel

Geoffrey Berman, the former US attorney in Manhattan fired last month following a tense standoff with Attorney General William Barr, will appear on Capitol Hill Thursday in House Democrats’ latest push to scrutinize what they charge is unprecedented politicization of the Justice Department. Berman appears behind closed doors before the House Judiciary Committee to discuss…MORE

The last 4 months have brought an unprecedented crackdown on legal US immigration

The last 4 months have brought an unprecedented crackdown on legal US immigration

As the coronavirus spreads around the world, the Trump administration has steadily choked off most avenues for legal immigration to the United States — effectively shutting down the system that brings in hundreds of thousands of immigrants annually. In a span of four months, people who legally migrated to the United States — or are…MORE

CDC director says no revised school guidelines despite Trump’s push

CDC director says no revised school guidelines despite Trump’s push

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will not revise its guidelines for reopening schools despite calls from President Donald Trump and the White House to do so, agency Director Dr. Robert Redfield said Thursday. Instead, additional reference documents will be provided, Redfield told ABC’s “Good Morning America.” As anxious parents and educators across…MORE

TSA implements changes amid pandemic following whistleblower complaint

TSA implements changes amid pandemic following whistleblower complaint

The Transportation Security Administration has implemented a number of procedure changes to better protect employees and passengers against the coronavirus following a recent whistleblower complaint that raised concerns about how the agency was responding to the pandemic. The whistleblower, TSA federal security director Jay Brainard, who oversees Kansas airports for the agency, first raised concerns…MORE

Ohio state lawmaker calls for people to stop getting tested

Ohio state lawmaker calls for people to stop getting tested

An Ohio state lawmaker called for people to stop getting tested for coronavirus as he railed against a state health order requiring people in seven Ohio counties to wear masks in public spaces starting this week. “Are you tired of living in a dictatorship yet?” Republican state Rep. Nino Vitale wrote in a post on…MORE

Trump wins court battle on financial records — for now

Trump wins court battle on financial records — for now

The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked House Democrats from accessing President Donald Trump’s financial records, but ruled that the President is not immune from a subpoena for his financial documents from a New York prosecutor. Chief Justice John Roberts penned the 7-2 opinion in the House case, and was joined by Trump’s two nominees, Justices…MORE


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