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But Pence, in a 14-page filing brought by Justice Department attorneys, said the suit shouldn’t be aimed at him, since he is who Gohmert is trying to empower. “A suit to establish that the Vice President has discretion over the count, filed against the Vice President, is a walking legal contradiction,” Pence’s brief said. U.S. …

Texas’ top health official said Tuesday that COVID-19 vaccine providers who have received doses must give them out as quickly as possible to qualified patients and not hold any in reserve, as the state deals with record-breaking numbers of virus patients in hospitals and new cases. “All providers that have received COVID-19 vaccine must immediately …

MARTINSBURG, W.VA. — Bill Kearns, head of the Berkeley and Morgan County Health Department is urging citizens in his district and around the state to be cautious with Christmas gatherings as COVID-19 cases surge. Kearns told the Panhandle News Network that the holidays are not the time to be complacent regarding COVID-19. “Our infection rate …

An Education Department spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment on the remarks, nor whether DeVos plans to stay in office until Jan. 20. Department officials announced during the all-hands staff meeting that they have lined up career officials to take over in an interim capacity in roles that will be vacated by …

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare break with President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is urging passage of a wide-ranging defense policy bill that Trump has threatened to veto. McConnell, R-Ky., said Thursday that it was important for Congress to continue a nearly 60-year streak of passing the National Defense Authorization Act, which …

WASHINGTON—America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) expressed its support for the FCC endorsement of ATSC 3.0-based broadcast internet services, which include enabling distance learning and public safety. “America’s Public Television Stations strongly urge the commission to adopt its proposed Broadcast Internet Order to promote innovation, experimentation and greater use of broadcast television spectrum, including spectrum licensed …

By Olivana Lathouris 02:36 Carnival Cruise Line has announced it has cancelled all remaining cruises in the US through February 2021, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise nationwide. “We apologise to our guests but we must continue to take a thoughtful, deliberate and measured approach as we map out our return to operations in 2021,” …

The new Ethics of AI course helps public administration, businesses and the general public understand what the ethical use of artificial intelligence means and what it requires from both society and individuals. The course offered by the University of Helsinki has been designed in a partnership between the Cities of Helsinki, Amsterdam and London as …

A man wearing a Trump shirt and an inflatable Trump innertube around his belly who was seen on video deliberately exhaling on two women outside of President Donald Trump’s golf course in Virginia has been charged with simple assault. Raymond Deskins, 61, of Sterling, Virginia, was charged with misdemeanour simple assault, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s …

QUINCY (WGEM) — Thanksgiving Break is less than a week away for Quincy Public Schools. Superintendent Roy Webb is emphasizing the importance for families and students to abide by the health department’s COVID-19 precautions. Webb said this week’s spike in COVID-19 cases impacted the district’s staff and bus drivers. “Our real push is to work …