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Pompeo’s violated federal ethics rules in assigning staff ‘personal’ errands, watchdog finds

Pompeo’s violated federal ethics rules in assigning staff ‘personal’ errands, watchdog finds

The former secretary of state defended the tasks as small. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan violated the federal government’s ethics rules by requesting staff carry out personal favors, according to the State Department inspector general’s office. The federal watchdog had 

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

The global death toll from the coronavirus has topped a staggering 3 million people The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, 

Brazil asks women ‘if possible’ to delay pregnancy over Covid variants

Brazil asks women ‘if possible’ to delay pregnancy over Covid variants

Brazil has warned women to postpone pregnancy until the worst of the coronavirus pandemic has passed, saying that the variants of the coronavirus in Brazil have been more aggressive in pregnant women.”If possible, (the women should) postpone the pregnancy a bit to a better time 

White House officials met with energy industry execs ahead of climate, infrastructure plan, sources say

White House officials met with energy industry execs ahead of climate, infrastructure plan, sources say

Key Points White House officials met Monday with top executives in the energy industry, including the oil, gas, and mining sectors, attendees told CNBC. The attendees included the top executives from BP, Chevron, Exxon, and BHP, among others. News of the meeting came as White 

Postmaster General set to announce 10-year plan including longer mail delivery times and cuts to post office hours

Postmaster General set to announce 10-year plan including longer mail delivery times and cuts to post office hours

Longer first-class mail delivery times and cuts to post office hours across the country are among some of the changes embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is expected to announce Tuesday as part of a 10-year plan for the agency, according to a source who was 

Biden to mark 11th anniversary of Affordable Care Act with a trip to Ohio hospital

Biden to mark 11th anniversary of Affordable Care Act with a trip to Ohio hospital

President Biden plans to travel to Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and tout provisions in his recently signed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan that aim to lower health-care costs for some Americans. In Washington, the Senate 

With Stronger Democratic Support, D.C. Statehood Fight Returns To Capitol Hill

With Stronger Democratic Support, D.C. Statehood Fight Returns To Capitol Hill

Thirty years after Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton first introduced a bill for Washington, D.C., statehood, she returns to Capitol Hill to do it again — this time with the broadest support for the cause to date. “We’ve gotten off of the wish list to an 

Infrastructure Plan Seeks to Address Climate and Equality as Well as Roads

Infrastructure Plan Seeks to Address Climate and Equality as Well as Roads

The proposal being prepared by the White House is intended to begin grappling with a number of big issues that President Biden focused on during the campaign. It’s more than just concrete and steel. President Biden’s advisers are preparing a giant infrastructure plan, which would