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Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s first majority written opinion limits reach of FOIA

Justice Amy Coney Barrett penned her first Supreme Court majority opinion on Thursday, writing a 7-2 decision that will shield federal agencies from having to disclose certain materials under an exception to the Freedom of Information Act. Barrett’s debut majority opinion came in a case that was the first she heard as a justice, back…MORE

Veterans Affairs chief McDonough outlines agency’s vaccination efforts

Veterans Affairs chief McDonough outlines agency’s vaccination efforts

Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough on Thursday outlined the administration’s efforts to vaccinate the nation’s veterans and other work to care for veterans amid the pandemic. Veterans, McDonough said, “have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.” More than 230,000 veterans in the VA’s care have been infected by Covid-19, with 10,605 deaths, but as…MORE

Here’s what we know about the Senate stimulus plan

Here’s what we know about the Senate stimulus plan

The Senate is negotiating how much to adjust the Democrats’ massive coronavirus relief package that passed the House last week. While the final Senate bill has not been released yet, lawmakers are expected to make two major changes — narrowing eligibility for the stimulus checks and nixing an increase in the federal minimum wage to…MORE

Senior diplomatic security official removed from Afghanistan role after declaring ‘death of America’ when Trump lost election

The top State Department diplomatic security official in Afghanistan was removed from his role for declaring the “death of America” and making racist comments about Kamala Harris in a post on his Facebook page when President Donald Trump lost November’s presidential election, according to four sources familiar with the matter. “Sad day in American history.…MORE

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