Biden pardons three in first exercise of clemency power
Using his presidential clemency power for the first time, President Joe Biden announced three pardons Tuesday and commuted the sentences for 75 people convicted of nonviolent drug offenses.
Biden lays out his authority to end ‘Remain-in-Mexico’ policy
Red states challenging the president’s authority over immigration policy made little headway at the Supreme Court in nearly two hours of oral arguments Tuesday on the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols.
Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid-19
Vice President Kamala Harris is not experiencing any symptoms, the White House stressed Tuesday, but tested positive for Covid-19.
Press lives to fight another day with First Circuit reversal of lower court dismissal
The Maine Press Corps and Courthouse News challenged the Bangor court clerk’s restriction on access but their case was dismissed. The First Circuit declared the dismissal was error.
Gerrymandering decision against NY Democrats unlikely at top court
New York’s high court seemed primed Tuesday to sign off on congressional redistricting efforts that favor the Democratic Party as the state barrels into 2022 midterm elections.
EU top court declares Austrian border controls unlawful
The European Union’s highest court found on Tuesday that countries can only install border controls temporarily and in response to serious security threats.
Mexico City mourns — and politicizes — the loss of iconic 100-year-old palm tree
The palm tree located at a roundabout on Mexico City’s historic avenue Paseo de la Reforma died after being infected with a fungus. Its death became another symbol in Mexico’s polarized political debate.
Russia warns of World War III, West boosts arms to Ukraine
With the United States saying Russia needs to suffer a crippling defeat, the rhetoric coming from Moscow is getting more heated too with a warning from its foreign minister that the Ukraine conflict could spiral out of control into a new world war.
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