Biden to release 180M oil barrels to lower gas prices
President Joe Biden announced the largest-ever release of oil from the nation’s strategic reserves Thursday as part of the administration’s strategy to lower gas prices, which have faced escalatory pressure since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last month.
Justices limit federal court review of arbitration cases
In an 8-1 opinion released on Thursday morning, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of an employee in a gender-based discrimination claim and settled a jurisdictional issue in an arbitration dispute.
Senate confirms federal judges to seats in Georgia, New Jersey
The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Sarah Elisabeth Geraghty and Georgette Castner as federal district court judges, the latest of President Joe Biden’s judicial nominees to make it on to the federal bench.
LGBTQ group files suit against Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law
Just three days after Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis passed a state law stifling public school discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity, a group of students, parents and educators filed objections to the legislation Thursday, citing violations to their due process, equal protection and First Amendment rights.
LA County workers threaten strike, citing inflation
More than a thousand Los Angeles County employees rallied in downtown LA on Thursday, demanding substantial salary increases amid spiking inflation.
Russia moves to seize eastern Ukraine, Europe faces gas shortages
The war in Ukraine appears to be entering a new decisive phase as Russia’s army seeks to regroup and reinforce its troops in the long-running and entrenched battle over eastern Ukraine, which has been raging for eight years between Ukrainian troops and Russia-backed separatists.
Top EU court says vouchers can suffice after Covid concert cancellations
The EU’s top court sided with a German ticket seller on Thursday, finding a woman who wanted a refund for a canceled concert was only entitled to a voucher.
EU jobless rate dropped to 6.2% in February
Unemployment across the European Union continued to decline in February, hitting a 14-year low of 6.2%, the EU statistics agency Eurostat reported Thursday.
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