Gun control work by 6th Circuit pick draws GOP shelling
The Senate Judiciary Committee put their focus Wednesday on four judicial nominees, including a Sixth Circuit contender whose history on gun control cases and pro bono work drew Republican criticism.
Putting brakes on the gas tax? Lawmakers pushed to get ’er done!
President Joe Biden called on Congress Wednesday to pause the federal gas tax for the next 90 days during the summer travel season, promising a seal of approval on legislation that’s been proposed in both chambers of the body.
Texas judge refuses to dismiss disciplinary case against former Trump attorney
A Texas judge refused Wednesday to dismiss a disciplinary action by the State Bar of Texas against former Trump attorney Sidney Powell, who told the judge she is the victim of a “political hitjob” by Democrats.
Driver with schizophrenia ruled not responsible for Times Square rampage
A New York City jury returned a verdict on Wednesday finding that the U.S. Navy veteran who sped his Honda Accord through three blocks of Times Square in 2017, killing one tourist and injuring at least 20 others, was not responsible for 24 counts of murder and assault.
Cop who killed hero who stopped active shooter sued
An Arvada, Colorado, police officer shot and killed a good Samaritan even though he looked nothing like the shooting suspect. Now the man’s family is suing the officer.
Russia-EU clash over Kaliningrad enclave blockade as war rages on
Russia made an unspecified warning that it will retaliate against a move from Lithuania, a member of EU and NATO, to block large volumes of sanctioned Russian goods from reaching the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea.
Denmark to offer fourth Covid vaccine dose amid surge in infections
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and health authorities introduced a new strategy Wednesday to prevent a serious Covid-19 outbreak that includes offering vulnerable Danes a fourth vaccine shot.
EU court tosses Ryanair challenge to Covid bailout for rival airline
Irish airline Ryanair failed to convince the European Union’s second-highest court that Finland’s financial support for carrier Finnair violated state aid rules.
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