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Trump inaugural committee head accused of being UAE agent

LOS ANGELES ((DailyNews)) — The chair of former President Donald Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee was arrested Tuesday on charges alleging he conspired to influence Trump’s foreign policy positions to benefit …

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AP Interview: EPA water chief on clean water protections

WASHINGTON ((DailyNews)) — To finally determine a lasting definition of waterways that qualify for federal protection under the Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency’s new water director says everyone …

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‘Scary’: Fuel shortage could ground firefighting aircraft

BOISE, Idaho ((DailyNews)) — Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during what could be a ferocious …

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Texas Democrats dig in after exodus; GOP threatens arrest

AUSTIN, Texas ((DailyNews)) — Texas Democrats who hurriedly took off to Washington to block sweeping new election laws urged Congress on Tuesday to quickly pass legislation protecting voting rights, while …

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Biden blasts ‘un-American’ voting limits; Texas Dems act

PHILADELPHIA ((DailyNews)) — President Joe Biden declared preserving voting rights an urgent national “test of our time” on Tuesday but offered few concrete proposals to meet it. Texas Democrats took …

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Senate Democrats reach $3.5 trillion budget agreement

WASHINGTON ((DailyNews)) — Senate Democrats announced late Tuesday that they’d reached a budget agreement envisioning spending an enormous $3.5 trillion over the coming decade, paving the way for their drive …

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Feds charge 4 in Iran plot to kidnap activist in US, others

NEW YORK ((DailyNews)) — An Iranian intelligence officer and three alleged members of an Iranian intelligence network have been charged in Manhattan with plotting to kidnap a prominent Iranian opposition …

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Acclaim, fundraising spread unevenly among Black colleges

ATLANTA ((DailyNews)) — Two recent high-profile faculty appointments could be a fundraising and enrollment bonanza for Howard University, one of the nation’s most prestigious Black colleges. Many other Black schools …

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Neck rubs, tapped phones: Merkel has history with US leaders

BERLIN ((DailyNews)) — Neck rubs, pricy dinners, allegations of phone tapping, awkward handshake moments. Angela Merkel has just about seen it all when it comes to U.S. presidents. The German …

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