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The Biden administration resettled fewer than 300 refugees in April, pacing to Get an Early low this year

The United States resettled just 271 refugees in April, according to new data from the State Department. The US has thus far resettled 2,334 refugees in the current fiscal year, an historic low. President Biden recently raised the admissions cap to 62,500, but warned he would not meet that goal. See more stories on Insider’s…

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Biden Administration Denies Report of Prisoner Swap with Iran

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reacts after a meeting with Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza in Caracas, Venezuela, November 5, 2020. (Fausto Torrealba/Reuters) The Biden administration denied a report from Iranian state TV on Sunday that the U.S. and U.K. agreed to exchange billions of dollars for American and British prisoners held in Iran.…

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Biden administration proposes restoring California’s right to Establish car pollution rules

by Anna M. Phillips Credit: CC0 Public Domain The Transportation Department announced Thursday it was withdrawing part of a Trump-era rule that blocked states from setting their own tough car pollution standards, reversing actions by the Trump administration that weakened California’s ability to fight climate change. The newly proposed rule change, which will be subject…

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Administration May Force Nicotine Reduction in Cigarettes

April 20, 2021 The Biden administration is considering two moves that would affect tobacco companies and American smokers, The Wall Street Journal has reported, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter. First, the administration may require tobacco companies to lower nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels, the WSJ reported. Nicotine doesn’t cause cancer, but it’s…

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Biden Administration To Allow Abortion Pills Via Telemedicine And Mail

Topline The Biden Administration will allow patients to be prescribed and sent medicine that induces abortion without visiting a doctor in-person through the remainder of the pandemic, reversing a Trump-era curb on accessing abortion services. US President Joe Biden speaks about the March jobs report in the State Dining Room of the White … [+]…

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Biden administration launches big push for offshore wind

Down by the sea — Big cross-agency effort will set the stage for massive growth by 2050. John Timmer – Mar 30, 2021 8:41 pm UTC Enlarge / Sights like these may be more common in the US before long.On Monday, the Biden administration announced a major effort to kickstart the offshore wind industry in…

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Biden-Harris Administration Extends Moratorium on Residential Evictions in USDA Multifamily Housing Communities in Accordance with CDC Guidance

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended the eviction moratorium to affected multifamily housing residents through June 30, 2021. This halt in residential evictions allows the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend relief to the hundreds-of-thousands of Americans who rely on USDA-supported multifamily housing communities.…

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Biden Administration Urges Supreme Court To Let Cops Enter Homes And Seize Guns Without A Warrant

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear oral argument in Caniglia v. Strom, a case that could have sweeping consequences for policing, due process, and mental health, with the Biden Administration and attorneys general from nine states urging the High Court to uphold warrantless gun confiscation. But what would ultimately become a major Fourth…

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The Biden government gets a taste of China’s’wolf warrior’ diplomacy

When top Biden administration officials chose a venue for their inaugural meeting with Chinese counterparts, they settled on snowy Anchorage.But footage of Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s meeting with Chinese Communist Party foreign affairs chief Yang Jiechi on Thursday revealed an atmosphere that was not so much cool as burning hot.The Biden White House, it…

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Ohio Sues Biden Administration Over Relief Plan: Measure Blocks States From Using Funds For Tax Cuts

Topline  Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost sued the Biden administration Wednesday over a last-minute provision in the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 economic relief plan that prevents states from using it to fund tax cuts, opening the first major legal battle against the stimulus package since it passed  last week without Republican support. WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH…