Biden asks Congress to pass $33 billion in Ukrainian aid
President Joe Biden urged Congress on Thursday to allocate $33 billion to help Ukraine’s military push back against Russia’s ongoing invasion of the former Soviet republic, the largest funding request to come from the White House since the invasion began.
Texas sues to block Biden asylum reforms
Texas sued the Biden administration Thursday to block it from enacting a proposed rule it says will make it easier for immigrants with meritless asylum claims to avoid deportation and stay in the United States.
Biden’s pollution tabulations drive challenge from GOP-led states
Ten Republican-led states asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to put a halt to the Biden administration’s efforts to calculate the costs of greenhouse gas emissions.
Resolution of Puerto Rico bankruptcy in final stretch
Against complaints from police officers, a prominent dairy company and a group of Puerto Rican credit unions that say they are being shortchanged in debt-restructuring efforts, the First Circuit appeared primed Thursday to sign off on the conclusion of the island’s lengthy bankruptcy proceedings.
Pay-transparency law coming to NYC hit with delay
Just a few weeks before a measure aimed at leveling income disparities was set to go into effect, New York’s City Council voted to push back the deadline for businesses. But legislation passed Thursday also makes it clear that jobs with hourly wages are included in the measure.
California AG subpoenas ExxonMobil for information on plastic pollution problem
California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced he would begin investigating major petrochemical companies for their role in creating global plastic pollution problems. His first target: ExxonMobil.
Western support for Ukraine grows, Russia warns of ‘lightning-fast’ response
With the West calling for Russia's defeat in Ukraine, the Kremlin is lashing out and warning that Europe's security is at risk. The conflict is in its third month and the risk of an even larger war breaking out is growing.
German consumer watchdog can sue Meta, top EU court rules
Ruling against Facebook’s parent company Meta, the European Court of Justice found on Thursday that Germany’s consumer protection association can sue the social media giant for privacy breaches.
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