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Trump sues to keep White House records secret, claiming executive privilege
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Trump sues to keep White House records secret, claiming executive privilege

Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Monday in DC District Court against the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection and the National Archives in an effort to keep records from his presidency secret by claiming executive privilege. The lawsuit from Trump is an attempt to block the work of the House committee…MORE

Calls to end Wisconsin Republicans’ review of 2020 election grow amid investigator’s blunders
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Calls to end Wisconsin Republicans’ review of 2020 election grow amid investigator’s blunders

The Republicans conducting a review of Wisconsin’s 2020 election results are facing mounting calls to shut the probe down after a series of blunders by the former judge hired to conduct it. Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos tapped Michael Gableman, a former state Supreme Court justice, to conduct the review — even though Gableman had…MORE

Supreme Court sides with police officers in two qualified immunity cases
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Supreme Court sides with police officers in two qualified immunity cases

In two unsigned opinions Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of police officers seeking qualified immunity from allegations of excessive force. In both cases, the justices overturned lower court decisions that went against the officers. The rulings — and the fact that no justice publicly dissented — suggests that the court is not willing,…MORE

US envoy for Afghanistan steps down following chaotic evacuation
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US envoy for Afghanistan steps down following chaotic evacuation

The Biden administration’s top envoy for Afghanistan is leaving his position, the US State Department confirmed in a Monday announcement, less than two months after the US withdrew from Afghanistan in a chaotic — and deadly — evacuation process. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad will be replaced by his deputy, Tom West, who led Afghan policy for…MORE

New DHS intelligence effort aims to better monitor and prepare for migrant surges
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New DHS intelligence effort aims to better monitor and prepare for migrant surges

The Department of Homeland Security is setting up a new intelligence gathering and law enforcement unit to monitor the movement of migrants journeying to the US southern border after being caught by surprise last month when thousands of people arrived in Del Rio, Texas. The initiative is aimed at improving the department’s operational ability to…MORE

Harris to campaign for McAuliffe this week in diverse Virginia county
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Harris to campaign for McAuliffe this week in diverse Virginia county

Vice President Kamala Harris will campaign for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Thursday, according to a source familiar with the plans. Harris will headline an evening rally on Thursday in Prince William County, the most diverse county in the commonwealth, according to the 2020 census. Democrats in Virginia are hopeful that the vice president…MORE

Read: DOJ filing to Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law

Read: DOJ filing to Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law

The Department of Justice formally asked the Supreme Court Monday to step in and block a controversial Texas law that bars most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy while legal challenges play out. Read the filing here: The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.MORE

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to block Texas’ 6-week abortion ban
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Justice Department asks Supreme Court to block Texas’ 6-week abortion ban

The Justice Department formally asked the Supreme Court Monday to step in and block a controversial Texas law that bars most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy while legal challenges play out. The law is “clearly unconstitutional” and allowing it to remain in effect would “perpetuate the ongoing irreparable injury to thousands of Texas women…MORE

Biden mourns loss of Colin Powell: ‘He will be remembered as one of our great Americans’
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Biden mourns loss of Colin Powell: ‘He will be remembered as one of our great Americans’

President Joe Biden on Monday mourned the loss of Colin Powell, describing him as a “dear friend” and a dedicated public servant who broke barriers as the first Black US secretary of state. “Colin Powell was a good man,” Biden said in a statement. “He will be remembered as one of our great Americans.” “Colin…MORE

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