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Terms of Michael Cohen’s return to prison under scrutiny

Terms of Michael Cohen’s return to prison under scrutiny

After spending the past several weeks on New York’s tony Upper East Side, Michael Cohen has found himself back in federal prison after a dispute with the government over what his lawyers say were restrictions in paperwork designed to prevent him from finishing a book about the president. The form in question, a two-page document…MORE

Trump confirms US conducted cyberattack against Russia in 2018

Trump confirms US conducted cyberattack against Russia in 2018

President Donald Trump, for the first time, confirmed the US conducted a covert cyberattack in 2018 against Russia’s Internet Research Agency. The Internet Research Agency is a troll farm blamed by the US for helping to facilitate interference both in the 2016 presidential election and the 2018 midterms. Trump gave the confirmation during an interview…MORE

READ: White House announces Trump is granting clemency to Roger Stone

READ: White House announces Trump is granting clemency to Roger Stone

President Donald Trump on Friday commuted the prison sentence of his friend and former political adviser, Roger Stone, days before Stone was set to report to a federal prison in Georgia, according to the White House. Read the announcement here:Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grant of Clemency for Roger Stone, Jr.Today, President Donald…MORE

Federal judge blocks new requirement for abortion coverage payments under Obamacare

Federal judge blocks new requirement for abortion coverage payments under Obamacare

A federal judge on Friday blocked a new federal regulation that would have required insurers on the Obamacare exchanges that cover abortions to issue separate bills for that coverage. The decision marks a setback in the Trump administration’s long-standing efforts to limit abortion access through federal programs. Planned Parenthood of Maryland and several individuals who…MORE

One in four teachers at greater risk from coronavirus

One in four teachers at greater risk from coronavirus

Nearly 1.5 million teachers are at higher risk of serious illness if they contract coronavirus, according to an analysis released Friday evening. These teachers and instructors, about 24% of the total, suffer from health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or obesity, or are older than age 65, which make them more vulnerable, the Kaiser…MORE

Democrats reveal remote voting rules for convention amid pandemic

Democrats reveal remote voting rules for convention amid pandemic

Democrats tasked with organizing the party’s presidential nominating convention this year informed state parties and convention delegates on Friday that they will allow for nearly two weeks of virtual voting ahead of the August convention, a move that further paves the way for a Democratic gathering unlike any other. The announcement also highlights the growing…MORE

Fact check: What role do kids play in spreading the coronavirus?

In the debate over whether schools across the US should open in the fall, questions continue to be raised about how the coronavirus affects children. Proponents of reopening schools have argued that children have largely been spared the worst effects of the virus and have pointed to guidelines published by the American Academy of Pediatrics…MORE