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White House: Venezuela has freed 2 detained Americans

White House: Venezuela has freed 2 detained Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Venezuelan government has freed two jailed Americans, including an oil executive imprisoned alongside colleagues for more than four years, as it seeks to improve relations with the Biden administration amid Russia’s war with Ukraine, the White House announced Tuesday night. Gustavo Cardenas was released following a secret weekend visit to Venezuela …

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Susan Collins praises Biden's Supreme Court pick after meeting

Susan Collins praises Biden’s Supreme Court pick after meeting

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThis week: Congress races shutdown clock amid Ukraine crisis Harris says Ketanji Brown Jackson ‘stands on the shoulders of giants’ Russia and the Republicans MORE (R-Maine) praised Judge Ketanji Brown JacksonKetanji Brown JacksonKey GOP senator warns against ‘arbitrary timeline’ for court nominee Reinstatement of marathon bomber’s death sentence exposes Democrats’ need …

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Ghislaine Maxwell Juror Admits He Messed Up His Questionnaire in 'Biggest Mistake'

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror Admits He Messed Up His Questionnaire in ‘Biggest Mistake’

A juror in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial was questioned under oath on Tuesday about why he didn’t reveal his history of childhood sexual abuse on a jury questionnaire—and about whether it impacted his ability to be impartial in the case. Manhattan federal judge Alison Nathan also asked Juror 50 about his handful of media interviews …

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Dual Citizen Charged as Unregistered Russian Agent

Dual Citizen Charged as Unregistered Russian Agent

Blinken Wraps Up Eastern European Tour in Estonia, France US Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrapped up his European trip on Tuesday. Blinken began his day in Estonia, the final stop on his tour of the Baltics, where he met with Estonian Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets and Prime Minister Kaja Kallas. Kallas said their discussion …

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Senate passes sweeping bipartisan bill overhauling the US Postal Service

USPS reform: Senate passes sweeping bipartisan bill overhauling the US Postal Service

The final vote was overwhelmingly bipartisan 79-19. The bill now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature. The Postal Service Reform Act — which cleared the House last month by 342-92 — would require retired postal employees to enroll in Medicare when eligible, while dropping a previous mandate that forced the agency to …

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Senate passes sweeping bipartisan bill overhauling the US Postal Service

Senate passes sweeping bipartisan bill overhauling the US Postal Service

The final vote was overwhelmingly bipartisan 79-19. The bill now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature. The Postal Service Reform Act — which cleared the House last month by 342-92 — would require retired postal employees to enroll in Medicare when eligible, while dropping a previous mandate that forced the agency to …

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Venezuela Releases Imprisoned Americans After Talks With US

Venezuela Releases Imprisoned Americans After Talks With US

Venezuela’s authoritarian government on Tuesday released at least two imprisoned Americans, an American official and Venezuelan human rights defenders said, a potential turning point in the Biden administration’s relationship with Russia’s staunchest ally in the Western Hemisphere. The release followed a rare trip by a high-level US delegation to Venezuela over the weekend to meet …

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Trevor Reed: Family of former US Marines detained in Russia speaks with Biden after his Texas stop

Trevor Reed: Family of former US Marines detained in Russia speaks with Biden after his Texas stop

Joey and Paula Reed, the parents of former US Marine Trevor Reed, stood for hours in the cold weather in Fort Worth, holding a sign about their son and waiting for Biden’s motorcade to pass by in the hopes that President would stop to speak with them . The Reed family’s attempt to set up …

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Central Park Fire Believed to Be Act of Arson, Sources Say – NBC New York

Central Park Fire Believed to Be Act of Arson, Sources Say – NBC New York

Up to 10 small fires broke out in Central Park Tuesday afternoon in an apparent act of arson, say two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the case, enshrouding the iconic space’s tall trees in a thick, billowy white smoke. The fires, at least six but as many as 10, appeared to have started in …

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Biden vows to help veterans exposed to burn pits, saying he won't repeat mistakes made after Vietnam War

Biden vows to help veterans exposed to burn pits, saying he won’t repeat mistakes made after Vietnam War

The comments came during Biden’s trip to Fort Worth, Texas, where the President met with veterans and discussed a newly proposed federal rule that would add certain rare respiratory cancers believed to be tied to environmental exposures on the job to the list of disabilities considered to be connected to military service. He also called …

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