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How Republicans used Senate delays to make changes at U.S. product safety regulator. Critics call it a 'power grab' that puts public at risk.
A short-lived Republican majority atop the nation's product safety regulator - the result of Senate delays in confirming Democratic nominees - recently pushed through dozens of last-minute changes to the agency's annual plan, slowing work on some safety rules and abandoning at least one enforcement effort altogether.
Sudan coup: deposed PM allowed home as general says politicians 'stirred up strife'
Sudan's deposed prime minister and his wife have been allowed to return home a day after they were detained when the military seized power in a coup, according to a statement issued by his office.
11th-hour water agency bid for massive Bay Area cattle ranch fell short
LIVERMORE - The final price for a vast cattle ranch wound up at less than the list price, a moving target that eluded government attempts to buy the mammoth property - including an 11th-hour bid by a local water agency.
PHOTOS: 53rd Annual Meridian Ball | Washingtonian (DC)
After taking a brief hiatus last year due to the pandemic, the Meridian Ball returned more popular than ever on Friday night raising over $1.54 million for the Meridian International Center.
Emergency rental relief ticked up slightly in September, but issues getting money out the door persist
The amount of emergency rental assistance reaching tenants and landlords grew slightly from August to September, but the Biden administration, and state and local programs, continue to struggle getting money out the door, especially in the absence of renter protections from a federal eviction moratorium.
Muslim students call for interest-free alternatives to student loans
Muslim students have urged the government to follow through on its promise of offering interest-free, Islam-compliant student loans as its revealed almost 100,000 students have abandoned or self-funded their studies due to a lack of alternatives.
Russia Challenges Biden Again With Broad Cybersurveillance Operation
Russia's premier intelligence agency has launched another campaign to pierce thousands of U.S. government, corporate and think-tank computer networks, Microsoft officials and cybersecurity experts warned on Sunday, only months after President Biden imposed sanctions on Moscow in response to a series of sophisticated spy operations it had conducted around the world.
John Gilmore Leaves the EFF Board, Becomes Board Member Emeritus
Since he helped found EFF 31 years ago, John Gilmore has provided leadership and guidance on many of the most important digital rights issues we advocate for today.
Wait before Covid booster jabs 'could be cut to five months' to speed up rollout
The delay between a second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and a booster could be cut from six months to five under plans reportedly being considered to speed up the rollout of third doses.
Canada launches COVID vaccine passport for travel
The standardised certificate will have a QR code for scanning at airports, train stations and other entry points.