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Almost 3M gained ACA coverage during special enrollment period

More than 2.8 million people gained health insurance during the special enrollment period for Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage this year, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The 2021 special enrollment period on HealthCare.gov and state-based marketplaces ran from February 15 through August 15. Regular enrollment begins on …

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Blinken defends Afghanistan withdrawal in congressional hearing

Antony Blinken

Senators on Tuesday grilled Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan which Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. called “fatally flawed.” Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, pledged to hold the Biden administration accountable for the U.S. exit from Afghanistan as Blinken testified before Congress for the …

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DOJ Announces Policy on Chokeholds and ‘No-Knock’ Entries

Merrick Garland

The Department of Justice (DOJ) yesterday announced written department-wide policies explicitly prohibiting the use of “chokeholds” and  “carotid restraints” unless deadly force is authorized, and limiting the circumstances in which the department’s federal law enforcement components are authorized to use unannounced entries. The announcement follows a review with the department’s law …

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President Biden Names Seventh Round of Judicial Nominees

President Joe Biden has announced his seventh round of judicial nominees for the federal bench. As has been the case with previous rounds of judicial nominees, the new round continues to fulfill the President’s promise to nominate individuals that ensure that reflect the diversity in the country — both in terms …

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