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Boosters, masks and mandates: Biden’s team sorts through options for containing Covid surge among unvaccinated Americans
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Boosters, masks and mandates: Biden’s team sorts through options for containing Covid surge among unvaccinated Americans

The Biden administration is debating a series of steps to further contain the Covid-19 pandemic, which, after 18 months, is again surging in parts of the country where vaccination rates are low. A senior administration health official said the government is “actively exploring” how to provide extra vaccine shots to vulnerable populations, who officials now…MORE

Staff director for 1/6 committee accused of retaliating against whistleblower
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Staff director for 1/6 committee accused of retaliating against whistleblower

David Buckley, the newly named staff director for the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection, was found to be retaliating against a whistleblower during his time as the CIA inspector general, according to a report by the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security. Andrew Bakaj, a former special agent for…MORE

New Capitol Police chief says he’d be ‘a fool to not be concerned’ about ongoing threat
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New Capitol Police chief says he’d be ‘a fool to not be concerned’ about ongoing threat

In his first day on the job, Tom Manger — the new chief of the US Capitol Police — said Friday that he would be “a fool to not be concerned” about the threat of more attacks on the Capitol, especially given chatter on extremists’ forums about possible action in August. “The safety and security…MORE

Defense Department has had about 2,000 breakthrough Covid cases
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Defense Department has had about 2,000 breakthrough Covid cases

The Department of Defense has experienced about 2,000 breakthrough Covid-19 cases among its more than 2 million fully vaccinated personnel, Pentagon spokesman Maj. Cesar Santiago-Santini told CNN in a statement, but it’s unclear how many are a result of the Delta variant. “Like the civilian sector, we are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, driven…MORE

The week in 12 headlines

The week in 12 headlines

This week, Senate Republicans blocked a key vote to start debate on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill long sought by President Joe Biden, leaving his political agenda potentially on the brink. Meanwhile, the White House toughened its tone regarding Covid-19 as the Delta variant continued to spread and some cities reassessed their relaxed mask mandates.…MORE

National Guard unit starts to make cuts after Congress fails to pay for Capitol security mission
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National Guard unit starts to make cuts after Congress fails to pay for Capitol security mission

The Nebraska National Guard has begun canceling training events as other Guard units across the country prepare to take even more drastic measures if Congress doesn’t reimburse the National Guard Bureau for the more than half a billion dollars spent securing the Capitol in the months following the January 6th riot. The annual weapons qualification…MORE

Florida heads to Supreme Court on Covid-19 regulations for cruise ships
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Florida heads to Supreme Court on Covid-19 regulations for cruise ships

Florida’s attorney general asked the Supreme Court on Friday to step in on an emergency basis to block Covid-19 protocols put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requiring the cruise lines to meet certain conditions before they can sail again. The dispute comes as the industry is attempting to ramp up…MORE

Biden administration terminates two border wall contracts in Texas

Biden administration terminates two border wall contracts in Texas

US Customs and Border Protection is terminating two border wall contracts in the Laredo sector that cover approximately 31 miles, the Department of Homeland Security announced Friday. In one of his first actions in office, President Joe Biden ordered a pause on wall construction and called for a review of projects and funds. Friday’s announcement…MORE

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