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Defense Department has had about 2,000 breakthrough Covid cases
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Defense Department has had about 2,000 breakthrough Covid cases

The Department of Defense has experienced about 2,000 breakthrough Covid-19 cases among its more than 2 million fully vaccinated personnel, Pentagon spokesman Maj. Cesar Santiago-Santini told CNN in a statement, but it’s unclear how many are a result of the Delta variant. “Like the civilian sector, we are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, driven…MORE

The week in 12 headlines

The week in 12 headlines

This week, Senate Republicans blocked a key vote to start debate on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill long sought by President Joe Biden, leaving his political agenda potentially on the brink. Meanwhile, the White House toughened its tone regarding Covid-19 as the Delta variant continued to spread and some cities reassessed their relaxed mask mandates.…MORE

National Guard unit starts to make cuts after Congress fails to pay for Capitol security mission
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National Guard unit starts to make cuts after Congress fails to pay for Capitol security mission

The Nebraska National Guard has begun canceling training events as other Guard units across the country prepare to take even more drastic measures if Congress doesn’t reimburse the National Guard Bureau for the more than half a billion dollars spent securing the Capitol in the months following the January 6th riot. The annual weapons qualification…MORE

Florida heads to Supreme Court on Covid-19 regulations for cruise ships
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Florida heads to Supreme Court on Covid-19 regulations for cruise ships

Florida’s attorney general asked the Supreme Court on Friday to step in on an emergency basis to block Covid-19 protocols put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requiring the cruise lines to meet certain conditions before they can sail again. The dispute comes as the industry is attempting to ramp up…MORE

Biden administration terminates two border wall contracts in Texas

Biden administration terminates two border wall contracts in Texas

US Customs and Border Protection is terminating two border wall contracts in the Laredo sector that cover approximately 31 miles, the Department of Homeland Security announced Friday. In one of his first actions in office, President Joe Biden ordered a pause on wall construction and called for a review of projects and funds. Friday’s announcement…MORE

Biden poised to nominate Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Australia
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Biden poised to nominate Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Australia

President Joe Biden is poised to nominate Caroline Kennedy to serve as ambassador to Australia, three people familiar with the search process told CNN, in one of the highest-profile envoy selections yet by the White House. Kennedy, the daughter of former President John F. Kennedy, served as ambassador to Japan during the Obama administration. She…MORE

Biden jumps backs into campaigning with McAuliffe rally in Virginia
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Biden jumps backs into campaigning with McAuliffe rally in Virginia

President Joe Biden is making his return to the campaign trail. He will headline his first candidate-specific rally since moving into the White House earlier this year, traveling Friday to the Washington, DC, suburb of Arlington, Virginia, to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. “The President’s time is one of the most valuable commodities…MORE

Biden administration purchases extra Pfizer doses to prepare for possibility of children vaccine needs and booster shots
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Biden administration purchases extra Pfizer doses to prepare for possibility of children vaccine needs and booster shots

The Biden administration purchased an additional 200 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine to prepare for potential additional vaccine needs in the US, an administration official familiar with the contract tells CNN. Despite the slowing demand for Covid-19 vaccines, the administration official said the additional shots would be needed for children under 12, pending approval…MORE

Two Democrats in Congress call on Justice Department watchdog to investigate if Barrack case ‘was inappropriately suppressed’
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Two Democrats in Congress call on Justice Department watchdog to investigate if Barrack case ‘was inappropriately suppressed’

Two Democratic members of Congress are asking the Justice Department’s inspector general to open an investigation into whether the probe of Trump ally Tom Barrack, indicted earlier this week, “was inappropriately suppressed,” after CNN reported Wednesday that prosecutors had enough evidence to charge him last year. Reps. Ted Lieu of California and Kathleen Rice of…MORE