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Bureau of Land Management headquarters to return to Washington, DC

Bureau of Land Management headquarters to return to Washington, DC

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced her plans Friday to return the Bureau of Land Management national headquarters to Washington, DC, after it had been relocated under the Trump administration. The headquarters of the BLM — which is part of the Interior Department and controls 245 million acres of federal lands — was moved to Grand…MORE

Biden administration appeals ruling that blocks expulsions of migrant families
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Biden administration appeals ruling that blocks expulsions of migrant families

The Biden administration on Friday appealed a federal judge’s ruling to block border authorities from expelling migrant families with children under a public health order linked to the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, Judge Emmet Sullivan of the District of Columbia District Court acknowledged that his ruling would force the government to make difficult decisions, but…MORE

Anthony Gonzalez is retiring. Here’s what has happened to the House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump.
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Anthony Gonzalez is retiring. Here’s what has happened to the House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump.

GOP Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio announced on Thursday that he will not seek reelection, becoming the first of the 10 House Republicans who had voted in January to impeach then-President Donald Trump to decide to retire. Trump has targeted the Republicans, trying to purge them from the party. “1 down, 9 to go,” Trump…MORE

Teen surfer bitten by shark off Florida beach escapes with 9 stitches

Teen surfer bitten by shark off Florida beach escapes with 9 stitches

Surfer Doyle Nielsen had been catching waves at Ponce Inlet, on the east coast of Florida, for about 40 minutes when a shark slammed into him and bit his arm. “It felt like something hitting me super hard on the right side and kind of my back, and then I saw some motion, as it…MORE

FDIC teams with Discovery, Microsoft for $120 million minority-owned bank fund
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FDIC teams with Discovery, Microsoft for $120 million minority-owned bank fund

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on Thursday unveiled a new fund to increase investments made with the nation’s minority-owned and mission-driven banks, helping them expand economic opportunities in the communities they serve. The FDIC said the Mission-Driven Bank Fund has raised at least $120 million since 2019 from a number of investors, including founding investor…MORE

Grassley calls for Garland to assign prosecutor to investigate FBI ‘cover-up’ in Nassar investigation
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Grassley calls for Garland to assign prosecutor to investigate FBI ‘cover-up’ in Nassar investigation

Attorney General Merrick Garland is facing more pressure to reconsider the Justice Department’s decision not to bring any prosecutions related to the FBI’s mishandling of the Larry Nassar investigation, with Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley calling Friday for a federal prosecutor or special counsel to further investigate the matter. Grassley is the top Republican on the…MORE

These game-changing student experiments could help humans travel across deep space

These game-changing student experiments could help humans travel across deep space

The human body was not designed to live in space, but genetic experiments on the International Space Station are preparing a biological toolkit for the future of long-term spaceflight. And some of the most groundbreaking DNA investigations taking place on the orbiting laboratory were designed by students. The Genes in Space program, a national contest…MORE

France recalls its ambassadors to the US and Australia over new national security partnership
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France recalls its ambassadors to the US and Australia over new national security partnership

The French government has immediately recalled its ambassador to the US for consultation in response to the recently announced national security partnership with the United Kingdom and Australia. Philippe Étienne, the French ambassador to the US, confirmed the news when reached for comment. In a statement, Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French minister for Europe and…MORE

TV OT: How the Emmys sounded the alarms for the award-show ratings nightmare. Plus: Casting ‘LuLaRich,’ and ‘On the Verge’

TV OT: How the Emmys sounded the alarms for the award-show ratings nightmare. Plus: Casting ‘LuLaRich,’ and ‘On the Verge’

The record-low ratings for last year’s Emmys turned out to be the canary in the coalmine for steep across-the-board drops in award-show viewing — the alarm for an unwelcome wakeup call. Yet if hope springs eternal that those shows can at least partially rebound, challenges associated with the pandemic and shift to streaming only heightened…MORE

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