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Biden names Lina Khan as FTC chair

Biden names Lina Khan as FTC chair

Big Tech critic Lina Khan will chair the Federal Trade Commission, the powerful antitrust agency that’s targeted companies such as Facebook with fines and lawsuits, according to a White House spokesperson. Khan had been confirmed as a commissioner to the FTC earlier on Tuesday, in a 69-28 Senate vote. But her future as agency chair…MORE

Senate unanimously passes a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

Senate unanimously passes a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The legislation has gained momentum since the massive Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd last year and the Democrats’ takeover of…MORE

Help was requested from DC National Guard 12 times during US Capitol riot, Democrats say

Help was requested from DC National Guard 12 times during US Capitol riot, Democrats say

US Capitol Police, Washington Metropolitan Police and local officials requested support from the DC National Guard 12 times on January 6 while the Capitol was under attack, the House Oversight Committee Democrats said Tuesday. RELATED: Meet the internet sleuths tracking down the January 6 insurrectionists Democrats on the committee pressed FBI Director Christopher Wray and…MORE

Biden administration expands humanitarian program for Central American children

Biden administration expands humanitarian program for Central American children

The Biden administration is expanding eligibility for the Central American Minors program, which affords certain at-risk children in the region the opportunity to apply to resettle in the US, the Departments of State and Homeland Security announced Tuesday. This expansion is part of the second phase of the program, which was relaunched in March after…MORE

Space X likely to miss July date for Mars rocket test

Space X likely to miss July date for Mars rocket test

SpaceX has been targeting July for the first orbital flight of its gargantuan Starship system, which will be the most powerful launch vehicle ever created — and, the company hopes, will eventually take humans to Mars. But the company is not likely to hit that goal, CNN Business has learned. SpaceX’s Starship launch operations are…MORE

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