US Attorney General Merrick Garland unveiled two new gun safety measures Monday. First, the Department of Justice (DOJ) proposed rule 2021R-08, which would alter the definition of a rifle to include any weapon that “has objective design features and characteristics that indicate that the firearm is designed to be fired from the shoulder.” These “objective [...]

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Members of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) suspended Mali Sunday in response to the recent coup d’etat. Assimi Goïta headed a military coup against former president Bah Ndaw last week. Ndaw resigned on May 26, and the Constitutional Court of Mali declared Goïta [...]

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Chairman of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Gregory Meeks (D-NY) introduced a bill on Tuesday to reinvigorate American leadership and engagement to respond to challenges presented by the People’s Republic of China. The Ensuring American Global Leadership and Engagement (EAGLE) Act spans nearly 500 pages and aims to push back against Chinese [...]

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned the actions of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko Sunday in detaining opposition journalist Roman Protasevich. Lukashenko’s security forces allegedly reported a false bomb threat on a Ryanair flight from Athens, Greece, to Vilnius, Lithuania. The flight was forced to redirect outside of EU airspace to Minsk, where Belarusian security [...]

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A bipartisan group of United States senators introduced a bill Wednesday which would allow the United States Postal Service to save 45.9 billion dollars over ten years. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Postal Service Reform Act to the Senate along with 18 colleagues from both sides of the aisle. Senator [...]

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Pasquotank County District Attorney Andrew Womble held a press conference on Tuesday to announce that Andrew Brown, Jr.’s death during a confrontation with police on April 21 was justified and will not result in criminal charges for officers involved. Local news network WAVY shared video footage of the press conference, in which Womble stated: After [...]

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Thursday that it would repeal a Trump-era rule that controlled how the EPA could conduct benefit-cost analyses (BCAs) before enacting rules related to the Clean Air Act, which allows the EPA to monitor and control air emissions that can harm public health. Under administrator Andrew Wheeler, a [...]

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Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI Committee) Monday approved a sweeping climate change law which aims to achieve climate neutrality in the European Union (EU). The 81-member committee adopted the law in a 52 to 24 vote after reaching a preliminary agreement with the European Council [...]

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The Tennessee House of Representatives Monday adopted and passed SB 1335, which would make Tennessee a Second Amendment sanctuary state, in a 75 to thirteen vote. Under the legislation, “any treaty, executive order, rule, or regulation of the United States government that violates the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution null, void, and unenforceable.” [...]

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President Biden announced Monday that he would raise the United States’ refugee admissions cap to 62,500 for fiscal year 2021. Biden previously announced he would retain former President Trump’s 15,000 cap despite promising an increased figure on the campaign trial. In April, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the President wanted to accept more [...]

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