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DA for Atlanta area granted special grand jury to probe Trump’s election interference
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DA for Atlanta area granted special grand jury to probe Trump’s election interference

An Atlanta-area district attorney investigating former President Donald Trump‘s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia will be allowed to seat a special grand jury this spring. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis requested last week to seat a special grand jury starting May 2. Fulton County Superior Court judges approved the request…MORE

Pro-Trump influencer sentenced to three years of probation for his participation in the Capitol riot
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Pro-Trump influencer sentenced to three years of probation for his participation in the Capitol riot

A pro-Trump organizer and social media influencer who spoke at a Washington, DC, rally the day before the US Capitol attack was sentenced to three years of probation on Monday. Brandon Straka, a self-described “former liberal” who founded the #WalkAway campaign to encourage people to leave the Democratic Party, admitted to recording himself telling the…MORE

DHS warns of potential Russia cyberattacks amid tensions
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DHS warns of potential Russia cyberattacks amid tensions

Russia would consider conducting a cyberattack on the US homeland if Moscow perceived that a US or NATO response to a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine “threatened [Russia’s] long-term national security,” according to a Department of Homeland Security intelligence bulletin obtained by CNN. “Russia maintains a range of offensive cyber tools that it could employ…MORE

Supreme Court takes up case that could limit federal government’s jurisdiction over wetlands
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Supreme Court takes up case that could limit federal government’s jurisdiction over wetlands

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a case that could limit the federal government’s jurisdiction over wetlands protected under the Clean Water Act. The case comes as the Biden administration is actively redefining the boundaries of the waters of the US in an effort to undo Trump-era rollbacks to federal protections. The…MORE

US places up to 8,500 troops on alert for possible deployment to Eastern Europe amid Russia tensions
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US places up to 8,500 troops on alert for possible deployment to Eastern Europe amid Russia tensions

As many as 8,500 US troops have been put on heightened alert for a possible deployment to Eastern Europe as Russian troops mass on Ukraine’s border, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Monday. US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin issued the prepare to deploy orders at the direction of President Joe Biden, the latest step the…MORE

Supreme Court declines to hear McCarthy’s challenge to Pelosi’s proxy voting rules
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Supreme Court declines to hear McCarthy’s challenge to Pelosi’s proxy voting rules

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s challenge to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s proxy voting protocols that were put in place during the Covid-19 pandemic. McCarthy, a California Republican, had asked the justices last year to overturn a resolution passed by the House in May 2020 that enables…MORE

Supreme Court to consider landmark challenge to Harvard and UNC affirmative action policies
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Supreme Court to consider landmark challenge to Harvard and UNC affirmative action policies

The Supreme Court announced Monday it will reconsider race-based affirmative action in college admissions, a move that could eliminate campus practices that have widely benefitted Black and Hispanic students. The justices said they will hear challenges to policies at Harvard and the University of North Carolina that use students’ race among many criteria to decide…MORE

Trump’s team is directing allies to a January 6 legal defense fund
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Trump’s team is directing allies to a January 6 legal defense fund

Former President Donald Trump‘s team has been involved in discussions about a legal defense fund created to support aides targeted by the House panel investigating January 6, sources tell CNN. While declining to use his own war chest to cover the sky-high legal bills that some of his current and former aides are facing, Trump’s…MORE

White House Competition Council to host second meeting Monday, highlighting progress on pricing
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White House Competition Council to host second meeting Monday, highlighting progress on pricing

President Joe Biden is set to join the White House Competition Council for its second meeting Monday, the White House told CNN exclusively, providing a progress report on its efforts to promote economic competition and drive prices down as Biden seeks to show his administration is working to get record inflation under control. On Monday…MORE

Opening statements begin Monday in criminal trial of Michael Avenatti over Stormy Daniels’ book deal
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Opening statements begin Monday in criminal trial of Michael Avenatti over Stormy Daniels’ book deal

Opening statements are set to start Monday in Manhattan in a third criminal case against Michael Avenatti, the once high-flying celebrity lawyer who rose to fame by representing adult-film star Stormy Daniels in her bid to terminate a hush-money deal that silenced her allegations of an affair with former President Donald Trump. The former lawyer,…MORE

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