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Biden highlights efforts to fight inflation: ‘Competition results in lower prices’
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Biden highlights efforts to fight inflation: ‘Competition results in lower prices’

President Joe Biden joined the White House Competition Council for its second meeting Monday, 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 at the White House, Biden highlighted efforts to lower…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

Biden presented with options to bolster troop levels in Europe as Russian troops mass on Ukraine’s borders
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Biden presented with options to bolster troop levels in Europe as Russian troops mass on Ukraine’s borders

President Joe Biden discussed options for bolstering US troop levels in the Baltics and Eastern Europe with his top military officials during a briefing at Camp David on Saturday, according to a senior official. The briefing, which Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley attended virtually, included…MORE

State Department reduces staff at US embassy in Ukraine, orders some family members to leave
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State Department reduces staff at US embassy in Ukraine, orders some family members to leave

The State Department announced on Sunday night that it will be reducing staff levels at the US Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, beginning with the departure of nonessential staff and family members. “On January 23, 2022, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. direct hire employees and ordered the departure of eligible family…MORE

New Mexico’s governor signs up to be volunteer substitute teacher amid staffing shortage
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New Mexico’s governor signs up to be volunteer substitute teacher amid staffing shortage

Faced with a dire staffing shortage in schools, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has taken drastic measures. The Democratic governor launched an initiative Wednesday asking state workers and National Guard members to become licensed volunteer substitute K-12 teachers and child care workers. Lujan Grisham has completed the registration to become licensed as a substitute…MORE

US putting together ‘global’ strategy to increase gas production if Russia invades Ukraine, officials say
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US putting together ‘global’ strategy to increase gas production if Russia invades Ukraine, officials say

The Biden administration has been in regular discussions with a number of countries and companies in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia about stepping up production of liquified natural gas to Europe in the event that a Russian invasion of Ukraine leads to gas shortages, multiple US officials familiar with the discussions told…MORE

January 6 committee has been talking with ex-attorney general William Barr, chairman says
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January 6 committee has been talking with ex-attorney general William Barr, chairman says

The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection has been having conversations with former Attorney General William Barr, the committee’s chairman said Sunday. “To be honest with you, we’ve had conversations with the former attorney general already,” Rep. Bennie Thompson told CBS’ Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation” when asked if the committee would…MORE

Sanders says it was ‘absolutely’ appropriate for Sinema to be censured
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Sanders says it was ‘absolutely’ appropriate for Sinema to be censured

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday it was appropriate for the Arizona Democratic Party to censure moderate Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for her vote against a filibuster carve-out for voting rights, a key priority for Democrats. “Absolutely it was. On that particular vote that she and (West Virginia Sen. Joe) Manchin cast, we were trying to…MORE

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