House Democrats Urge Quick Release of Detained Immigrant Families

After a federal judge ruled last week that the Trump administration must release some immigrant children from detention centers because of coronavirus risks, House Democrats are now urging the administration to swiftly release all detained children and their parents together.

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Fed Chair Warns Recovery Will Be Slow Until Virus Is Contained

With experts suggesting Covid-19 infections in the U.S. could more than double on a daily basis without better containment, the chair of the Federal Reserve also warned Congress on Tuesday that a full economic recovery will remain out of reach until the pandemic is under control.

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Pre-Publication Review

The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University sued the Departments of State, Justice, et al. in federal court for “information related to the Trump administration’s prepublication review process for books by current and former staffers, which was originally intended to prevent the disclosure of confidential information.”

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GOP Lawmakers Urge Action After Russia-Afghanistan Briefing

Eight Republican lawmakers attended a White House briefing Monday about explosive allegations that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan — intelligence the White House insisted the president himself had not been fully read in on.

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Trump Denies Briefing About Reported Bounties on US Troops

The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump wasn’t briefed on U.S. intelligence assessments earlier this year that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan because the information had not been “verified.”

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