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Trump administration must accept new DACA applications, judge orders

The Trump administration must post a public notice that it will accept new applications for the Obama-era program shielding undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children from deportation, a federal judge ordered Friday. Judge Nicholas Garaufis’ latest order builds on his November ruling where he found that Chad Wolf was not legally serving…MORE

Trump orders a near total withdrawal of US troops from Somalia

President Donald Trump has ordered the majority of US troops to leave Somalia “by early 2021,” in just the latest major military policy decision being taken in the final days of the Trump administration. “The President of the United States has ordered the Department of Defense and the United States Africa Command to reposition the…MORE

Presidential pardon investigation involves Kushner lawyer and GOP lobbyist, sources say

Presidential pardon investigation involves Kushner lawyer and GOP lobbyist, sources say

The Justice Department bribery-for-a-presidential-pardon investigation, which became public this week, involves the past efforts of well-connected Washington lawyer Abbe Lowell and Republican lobbyist and fundraiser Elliott Broidy in the early days of the Trump White House, sources tell CNN. The effort in 2017 — which appears to have begun before Lowell become lawyer to Jared…MORE

White House exodus begins even as Trump continues to baselessly claim victory

White House exodus begins even as Trump continues to baselessly claim victory

White House staffers at all levels are plotting their departures as a growing number of aides to President Donald Trump are abandoning his quest to overturn the 2020 election results — some in frustration with the building they are leaving behind. Multiple sources inside and outside the White House cited a variety of reasons for…MORE

Masks are critical to stopping coronavirus spread, even at home, CDC says

Masks are critical to stopping coronavirus spread, even at home, CDC says

Masks are “critical” to controlling the spread of coronavirus, and that includes at home sometimes, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. A CDC review of what works makes it clear that mask use, physical distancing, avoiding crowds and washing hands all could help control the spread of the virus — and…MORE

Supreme Court agrees to consider Medicaid work requirements

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to review whether the Trump administration can allow states to impose work requirements in their Medicaid programs. The administration had asked the justices in July to reinstate its historic approvals of state work requirements waivers, which it argues may assist certain beneficiaries in transitioning to private policies and may lead…MORE

Defense bill would stop unidentified federal forces from patrolling American streets

Defense bill would stop unidentified federal forces from patrolling American streets

Federal agents patrolling American streets without badges or insignias identifying who they are would become a thing of the past if a defense bill working its way through Congress becomes federal law. The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act — annual legislation that sets funding priorities and policies for Department of Defense spending — includes provisions…MORE

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