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Harvard faces subpoena deadline in House antisemitism probe. Here's what to know

Harvard University is staring down a Monday deadline after the House Education Committee issued unprecedented subpoenas against school officials in its investigation into antisemitism on the elite college’s campus, sparking concerns of deteriorating academic freedom.    The GOP-controlled panel and Harvard have battled for months over documents lawmakers requested that dive into how students have been […]

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Capitol rioter who smoked marijuana in a senator’s office sentenced to prison

A Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol rioter who smoked marijuana in a senator’s office was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison on Thursday.  New York state native Brandon Fellows, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Trevor N. McFadden to 37 months in prison, plus five months for a contempt of court charge.  He was convicted

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Five takeaways from the Hunter Biden transcript

Republicans conducting the impeachment investigation into President Biden released the transcript of their private interview with Hunter Biden on Thursday evening, just one day after the president’s son huddled behind closed doors for nearly seven hours on Capitol Hill.  The younger Biden is perhaps the most crucial witness to appear before the Oversight and Judiciary

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Trump says Texas governor is on shortlist for VP

Former President Trump said Thursday that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is “absolutely” on his shortlist for potential running mates, adding to what is becoming an increasingly lengthy list of potential vice presidential picks. “Absolutely, he is,” Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity in an interview alongside Abbott near the southern border. Asked if

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Trump on abortion limits: 'I’m hearing about 15 weeks. I haven’t decided yet'

Former President Trump on Thursday said he hasn’t decided on a set number of weeks after which abortion should be banned after it was reported he privately has indicated he likes the idea of a 16-week ban. “More and more I’m hearing about 15 weeks. I haven’t decided yet,” Trump told Fox News host Sean

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Gavin Newsom says Panera not exempt from California minimum wage law

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said Panera Bread is not exempt from the state’s new minimum wage law amid claims that the law would benefit a Newsom donor who owns several Panera restaurants. California’s minimum wage is $16 per hour. Starting April 1, most fast-food restaurants must pay their workers at least $20 an hour

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A Calming Brisbane Riverfront Home Designed For Work, Rest + Play

This Brisbane house has been built to embrace the natural beauty of its riverfront location. It’s the home of woodcarver and artist Theresa Darmody and her partner, who purchased the Chelmer block in 2018 and enlisted the help of Arcke to redesign the property. ‘Theresa, one of the owners, required a studio space that could

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Trump says local police will be key to mass deportations if he's reelected

Former President Trump on Thursday said local police officers would be they key piece of his second-term proposal to mass deport immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally. “We have to deport a lot of people, and they have to start immediately,” Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity in an interview from Eagle Pass, Texas,

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Senator demands telecom cybersecurity standards overhaul to curb abuses

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) sent a letter to President Biden and his Cabinet demanding that wireless carriers’ cybersecurity standards be regulated as to not further exploit “lax security” in the United States’ phone networks.   “I write to request that you address the grave threats posed by wireless carriers’ lax cybersecurity practices, which are not

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Kari Lake says if Trump is reelected wars in Ukraine, Gaza ‘are going to wrap up quickly’

At a press conference in Phoenix, Arizona, GOP Senate candidate Kari Lake claimed that if former President Trump were reelected, he would quickly “wrap up” the war between Russia and Ukraine in Europe and the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. “I think when we get President Trump back in the White House, these

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