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Biden Fires Trump Appointee as Head of Social Security Administration

President Biden fired President Donald J. Trump’s appointed head of the Social Security Administration on Friday, setting off a possible legal showdown over who rightfully holds the position. Mr. Biden asked on Friday morning for the resignations of Andrew Saul, the agency’s commissioner, and David Black, a deputy commissioner. Mr. Black resigned as requested, but […]

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Colombia Names 13 Ex-Soldiers Among Haiti Assassination Suspects

General Luis Fernando Navarro said that the accused individuals had left the military between about 2002 and 2018, and that they were involved in “mercenary activities” with “purely economic” motives. It is not clear whether the individuals recruited for the operation knew the specifics of the task they were being assigned, according to John Marulanda, […]

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Canada Judge Won’t Allow Huawei Executive Meng Wanzhou To Use HSBC Documents In US Extradition Case

Meng Wanzhou is set to appear in court in early August. Vancouver: A Canadian judge has denied Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s application to add a trove of documents her legal team received from HSBC as evidence to her U.S. extradition case, the judge announced on Friday. Meng, 49, is facing extradition from Canada […]

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California forest closed as wildfires burn, heat returns

BECKWOURTH: Flames threatening campgrounds and cabins prompted evacuations and closed off a swath of Northern California forest as the state headed into another weekend of dry, scorching weather and the continuing threat of wildfires. Hundreds of firefighters aided by aircraft were fighting the Beckwourth Complex, two blazes sparked by lightning that were carving their way […]

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President Biden Wants to Pour Money Into Infrastructure. Should You?

Crucial bridges are decaying. The electricity grid is straining. And climate change, as it worsens storms, floods and wildfires, is intensifying problems. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the United States a C– in its latest infrastructure report card. Help may be coming. President Biden has proposed $2 trillion in new infrastructure spending. A […]