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Jul 11 2021
Authorities searching for victims of a deadly collapse in Florida said Sunday they hope to conclude their painstaking work in the coming weeks as a team of first responders from Israel departed the site.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said 90 deaths have now been confirmed in last month’s collapse of the 12-story Champlain Towers South in Surfside, up from 86 a day beforeCNBC
Nov 10 2021
Inflation across a broad swath of products that consumers buy every day was even worse than expected in October, hitting its highest point in more than 30 years, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.
The consumer price index, which is a basket of products ranging from gasoline and health care to groceries and rents, rose 6.2% from a year ago, the most since December 1990. ThatCNBC
May 28 2021
President Joe Biden's halting of a State Department investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan, China, has two Senate Republicans requesting information on the move.
"We write to request information regarding recent reports that 'President Joe Biden's team shut down' an investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2, which included examining the theory that the virusNewsmax (News)
Mar 06 2022
Incumbent Democratic Representative Lori K. Gramlich announced her re-election bid for House District 131, which includes the town of Old Orchard Beach.
Gramlich in a news release said she has submitted paperwork to run as a Clean Elections candidate, adding she cares about the integrity of the state and believes “we must get the money out of politics.”
Currently serving a secondPortland Press Herald
Oct 28 2020
Chief executives of the largest social media companies will testify Wednesday before the Senate Commerce Committee in a hearing examining their platforms’ role in shaping political discourse.
Less than a week before Election Day, members of the Republican-led panel are expected to question Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter Inc. CEO Jack Dorsey, and Sundar Pichai, CEO of GoogleWall Street Journal (News)
Jan 13 2022
The Justice Department has charged 11 defendants with seditious conspiracy related to the Capitol attack on January 6, 2021, including the leader of the Oath Keepers, Stewart Rhodes.
The new indictment, handed down by a grand jury on Wednesday and made public Thursday, alleges that Rhodes and his co-conspirators engaged in a conspiracy to "oppose the lawful transfer of presidentialCNN (Online News)
Jun 08 2021
In a brief filed on Monday night, the Department of Justice argued that it should be allowed to swap itself out as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit filed by the writer E. Jean Carroll against former president Donald Trump.
The brief is an extension of the DOJ’s argument that statements made by the president are done so within an official capacity. Therefore, comments made on aNew York Magazine
May 11 2021
ON FRIDAY, DEVLIN BARRETT, a reporter at the Washington Post, published an alarming story about two of his current, and one of his former, colleagues: last year, President Trump’s Justice Department obtained phone records belonging to the Post journalists Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller and the former Post journalist Adam Entous (who is now at the New Yorker). The records in question covered aColumbia Journalism Review
Jan 12 2022
U.S. inflation closed out 2021 at its highest level since 1982 as robust consumer demand exacerbated pandemic-related supply shortages.
The Labor Department said the consumer-price index—which measures what consumers pay for goods and services—rose 7% in December from the same month a year ago, up from 6.8% in November. That was the fastest pace since 1982 and marked the third straightWall Street Journal (News)
Oct 14 2021
Trump DOJ official Jeffrey Clark subpoenaed by Capitol riot investigators, profile scrubbed from firm website
Capitol riot investigators subpoenaed a former Trump Justice Department official involved in questioning the results of the 2020 election.
The House Jan. 6 Select Committee announced on Wednesday that it seeks testimony and records from Jeffrey Clark, who was the head of the DOJ's civil division during the Trump administration, making him the latest of several Trump allies and advisersWashington Examiner