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Judge cites ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ in striking down migratory bird protection changes

Judge cites ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ in striking down migratory bird protection changes

A federal judge referenced the literary classic “To Kill A Mockingbird” when striking down a Trump administration policy that she said upended decades of protections for birds. Judge Valerie Caproni ruled late Tuesday against the Trump administration’s interpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to “only criminalize affirmative actions,” rather than incidental acts. The ruling…MORE

Financial disclosures reveal postmaster general’s business entanglements and likely conflicts of interest, experts say

Financial disclosures reveal postmaster general’s business entanglements and likely conflicts of interest, experts say

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy continues to hold a multimillion-dollar stake in his former company XPO Logistics, a United States Postal Service contractor, likely creating a major conflict of interest, according to newly obtained financial disclosures and ethics experts. Outside experts who spoke to CNN were shocked that ethics officials at the postal service approved this…MORE

Prosecutors ask to lock up wannabe CIA operative for continuing a fraud scheme

Prosecutors ask to lock up wannabe CIA operative for continuing a fraud scheme

A former Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman who posed as a covert CIA operative in an alleged fraud scheme has kept a similar operation going for two months after pleading guilty, federal prosecutors say. Garrison Kenneth Courtney pleaded guilty in June to conning at least a dozen unidentified public officials and duping companies out of millions…MORE

It’s ‘comma-la’: How to pronounce Kamala Harris’ name

It’s ‘comma-la’: How to pronounce Kamala Harris’ name

Sen. Kamala Harris is no stranger to people mispronouncing her name. When Harris, the newly announced vice presidential pick of the 2020 Democratic ticket, was running for the US Senate in 2016, she posted a campaign video that showed kids explaining how to pronounce her first name correctly. “It’s not CAM-EL-UH. It’s not KUH-MAHL-UH. It’s…MORE

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