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Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and other major companies denounce Trump visa restrictions

Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and other major companies denounce Trump visa restrictions

Apple, Facebook and Microsoft are among the 52 companies and organizations in a court filing denouncing Trump administration restrictions on employment-based visas, saying that the action “fundamentally disserves the interests of the United States by stifling the ability of U.S. businesses to attract the world’s best talent, drive innovation, and further American economic prosperity.” In…MORE

Trump adds coronavirus adviser who echoes his unscientific claims

Trump adds coronavirus adviser who echoes his unscientific claims

Moments before President Donald Trump entered the room for his recently reinstated daily coronavirus briefing Monday, three aides preceded him: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, budget chief Russell Vought and a new face. “Wait, by the way, the gentlemen — you know everybody … This is Scott Atlas. Do you know that?” Trump asked. The man…MORE

Major US diplomatic push to counter Russia may be in jeopardy amid Belarus unrest

Major US diplomatic push to counter Russia may be in jeopardy amid Belarus unrest

As Belarus is roiled by a government crackdown on peaceful demonstrators protesting an election condemned by the international community, a casualty of the unrest may be a nascent diplomatic push by the Trump administration to improve ties with Minsk as part of an effort to counter Russia’s one-time dominant position there. The Trump administration had…MORE

Biden and Harris set to deliver speech together as Democratic ticket in Delaware

Biden and Harris set to deliver speech together as Democratic ticket in Delaware

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, are set to make their first appearance together Wednesday afternoon for a speech in Delaware. The speech comes the day after Biden chose Harris after a months-long vice presidential vetting process, making her the first Black woman and first person of Indian…MORE

Kamala Harris and Mike Pence scheduled to face off at October debate

Kamala Harris and Mike Pence scheduled to face off at October debate

Kamala Harris being named Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick sets a match-up between the California senator and Vice President Mike Pence on the debate stage in October. The vice presidential debate is scheduled for October 7, and will be hosted at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Vice presidential debates rarely change the…MORE

Military helicopter shot at over Virginia, injuring a crew member

Military helicopter shot at over Virginia, injuring a crew member

A US Air Force helicopter was shot at near Manassas, Virginia, on Monday injuring one of two pilots on board, according to an Air Force official. The UH-1N was flying 10 miles northwest of Manassas on a routine training mission at an altitude of 1,000 feet when the incident occurred. It landed safely at Manassas…MORE

The congressional candidates who have embraced the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory

The congressional candidates who have embraced the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory

A Republican candidate who subscribes to the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory prevailed Tuesday night in a House primary runoff in Georgia. Marjorie Taylor Greene defeated fellow Republican John Cowan in the runoff for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, and her victory in the solidly Republican Georgia district means Greene is all but certain to find herself…MORE

House Oversight chair introduces new bill to reverse organizational changes at USPS

House Oversight chair introduces new bill to reverse organizational changes at USPS

A new bill aimed at reversing organizational and structural changes undertaken at the United States Postal Service by the new postmaster general was introduced to Congress Wednesday. The Delivering for America Act, introduced by House Oversight and Reform chairwoman Carolyn Maloney of New York, is the latest action over the agency’s cutbacks and slow mail…MORE

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