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John Roberts is all business in his conservatism

Chief Justice John Roberts reminded America of his conservative bona fides on Wednesday as he touted property rights and rejected a California regulation that allows labor union organizers temporary access to agriculture property. The decision was a manifestation of one of Roberts’ core interests, tied to Fifth Amendment protection against government takings “without just compensation,”…MORE

Biden nominates Cindy McCain as ambassador to the United Nations food agency

Biden nominates Cindy McCain as ambassador to the United Nations food agency

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he will nominate Cindy McCain as US ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, elevating a longtime friend and Republican ally to an administration post. If confirmed by the Senate, McCain — the widow of longtime Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, whose relationship with the…MORE

Covid outbreak at US Embassy in Afghanistan grows

Covid outbreak at US Embassy in Afghanistan grows

The Covid-19 outbreak at the US Embassy in Kabul has grown to 159 cases, according to a diplomatic cable sent Tuesday, as a devastating third wave of the deadly disease continues to hit Afghanistan. A source familiar with the cable said it noted that several people at the diplomatic mission are on oxygen or have…MORE

Drake Bell pleads guilty to attempted endangering of children

Drake Bell pleads guilty to attempted endangering of children

Actor Drake Bell, best known for the Nickelodeon sitcom “Drake & Josh,” pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of attempted endangering of children and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, according to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office in Ohio. Bell previously had pleaded not guilty. The charges stemmed from incidents in Cleveland in 2017, court records show.…MORE

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