White House Orders 2 Former Aides to Defy House Subpoenas

The White House has instructed two former aides to President Donald Trump not to appear at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, saying Rick Dearborn and Rob Porter are “absolutely immune” from testifying at what the panel is calling its first impeachment hearing.

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Study: Existing Laws Sufficient to Address Rapid Environmental Changes

Hyperpartisanship and its attendant legislative gridlock come at a troublesome time for the global ecology as the environment faces an onslaught of crises on multiple fronts. But a study by environmental law scholars demonstrates a raft of new environmental legislation is not necessarily needed to adapt to the pressing changes of a world beset by the ravages of a changing climate.

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Biden Speaks of Grief at Anniversary of Birmingham Church Bombing

While addressing churchgoers attending a service commemorating the 56th anniversary of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing on Sunday, presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden described the grief felt decades ago by the church as a defining moment in the history of the nation, and how the nation faces a similar moment today.

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