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CDC doesn’t know if new Covid-19 variants are causing rare complication in children

CDC doesn’t know if new Covid-19 variants are causing rare complication in children

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it does not know if the new Covid-19 variants are causing more cases of a rare complication in children called multisystem inflammatory syndrome. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) in children is a troubling complication of Covid-19 infection that can cause heart damage and typically shows up…MORE

Biden administration pauses arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE, sources say

The Biden administration has paused arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as it conducts a wider review of agreements worth billions of dollars made by the Trump administration, sources familiar with the matter told CNN Wednesday. The move to freeze the sales to the Gulf allies could signal a change in…MORE

GOP plans to filibuster Mayorkas nomination for DHS secretary

Senate Republicans plan to object to any efforts to quickly confirm Alejandro Mayorkas as secretary of Homeland Security, further delaying his confirmation as the department grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, national security concerns and President Joe Biden’s ambitious immigration plans. In confirming the GOP’s plans to filibuster, Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas told reporters…MORE

Man pleads guilty in plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Man pleads guilty in plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

One of six men federally charged on suspicion of being involved in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last year pleaded guilty Wednesday. Ty Garbin, 25, signed an agreement pleading guilty in federal court in Michigan to the sole charge against him — kidnapping conspiracy. According to the agreement, Garbin will continue to…MORE

Threats against lawmakers fuel safety concerns for travel outside Washington

Threats against lawmakers fuel safety concerns for travel outside Washington

As threats continue to mount against members of Congress, concern is growing about the safety of some lawmakers when they travel outside Washington and the security bubble it provides, multiple sources told CNN. Intelligence based on social media chatter and other information, which increased after the January 6 insurrection, indicates a heightened threat for members…MORE

Biden expected to sign executive order to expand US refugee program

Biden expected to sign executive order to expand US refugee program

President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order that would set up his goal of admitting tens of thousands more refugees to the United States, according to two administration officials. Under former President Donald Trump, the US refugee admissions program was largely decimated following years of low arrivals, including a cap of 15,000…MORE

‘Resident Alien’ casts Alan Tudyk as an E.T. who can’t go home

‘Resident Alien’ casts Alan Tudyk as an E.T. who can’t go home

Turning a concept as old as “My Favorite Martian” into something fresh and funny isn’t easy, but “Resident Alien” somehow manages that, fueled by its dark, offbeat tone and Alan Tudyk’s otherworldly skill playing the title character as a stranger in his own skin. Regular twists also help, in a serialized dramedy that turns the…MORE

First lady Jill Biden expected to take active role in immigrant family reunification

First lady Jill Biden expected to take active role in immigrant family reunification

The Biden administration’s planned task force aimed at reuniting children who were separated from their parents at the border under the Trump-era enforcement policies will include input from first lady Jill Biden, according to three sources familiar with the planning. Biden is tasking her East Wing with taking an active role in the reunification project.…MORE

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