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Justice Department considering replacing US attorney in Brooklyn with Barr ally

Justice Department considering replacing US attorney in Brooklyn with Barr ally

The Justice Department is considering replacing the US attorney in Brooklyn with a senior department official close to Attorney General William Barr, officials briefed on the matter said. On Thursday, Richard Donoghue, the US attorney for the Eastern District of New York, told his staff he’d be stepping down to move to Washington as the…MORE

$1 billion shortfall, furloughs could bring US immigration system to a halt

$1 billion shortfall, furloughs could bring US immigration system to a halt

The federal agency responsible for granting citizenship, providing immigration benefits, and processing visa applications is bracing to furlough over 13,000 employees next month — a move that could grind the US immigration system to a halt. US Citizenship and Immigration Services, a fee-funded agency, says it’s in the hole after having to close offices and…MORE

GOP senators propose swapping Columbus Day with Juneteenth as federal holiday

GOP senators propose swapping Columbus Day with Juneteenth as federal holiday

Republican Sens. James Lankford of Oklahoma and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin are proposing to replace the federal observance of Columbus Day with Juneteenth. Unlike other measures, the new proposal would keep the number of federal holidays the same by eliminating October’s Columbus Day. A bipartisan group of lawmakers in both the House and Senate have…MORE

Fact-checking a dangerous mask meme shared by Trump Jr. on Facebook

President Donald Trump has finally started to encourage people to wear masks, even while not wearing one himself. Meanwhile, his son Donald Trump Jr. is actively spreading doubt about the effectiveness of masks against the coronavirus. On Facebook, Trump Jr. posted an image of a lab where scientists were working in certain hazmat suits known…MORE

Senate approves final sanctions bill to punish China over Hong Kong

Senate approves final sanctions bill to punish China over Hong Kong

The US Senate has approved a final version of legislation that would punish China for moves that lawmakers fear will crush democratic freedoms in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Autonomy Act would impose sanctions on businesses and individuals that help China restrict Hong Kong’s autonomy. It was approved by unanimous consent Thursday, and it will…MORE