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Kentucky governor restores former felons’ voting rights

Kentucky governor restores former felons’ voting rights

Newly sworn-in Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear restored voting rights for over 140,000 former felons in the state through an executive order, his office announced Thursday. “My faith teaches me to treat others with dignity and respect. My faith also teaches forgiveness and that is why I am restoring voting rights to over one hundred forty…MORE

DOJ quietly posts internal legal opinions about immunity from congressional testimony

DOJ quietly posts internal legal opinions about immunity from congressional testimony

The Justice Department on Thursday quietly published on its website some never-before-seen internal legal opinions that could help President Donald Trump block congressional requests as he faces impeachment by the US House and a trial in the Senate. Eight of the opinions appear to bolster the White House’s stonewalling of Congress on witness testimony and…MORE

Senate confirms Dr. Stephen Hahn as FDA commissioner

Senate confirms Dr. Stephen Hahn as FDA commissioner

The US Senate on Thursday confirmed Dr. Stephen Hahn to be the next commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration. The Senate vote was 72 to 18. Hahn, 59, is a well-known radiation oncology expert and is the current chief medical executive of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where…MORE

An Ecuadorian immigrant was killed in the Jersey City shooting

An Ecuadorian immigrant was killed in the Jersey City shooting

For Douglas Miguel Rodriguez working at a kosher market in Jersey City was a blessing. He had left Ecuador to provide for his family and things were looking up. Rodriguez, 49, died when two people opened fire Tuesday at the kosher supermarket where he worked for the past year and a half, doing everything from…MORE

Federal judge rules American Samoans are US citizens by birth

Federal judge rules American Samoans are US citizens by birth

A federal judge in Utah said Thursday that American Samoans are US citizens and should be issued new passports reflecting that. “This court is not imposing ‘citizenship by judicial fiat.’ The action is required by the mandate of the Fourteenth Amendment as construed and applied by Supreme Court precedent,” wrote Judge Clark Waddoups in the…MORE

Remember HQ Trivia? It’s trying to make a comeback

Remember HQ Trivia? It’s trying to make a comeback

HQ Trivia brought joy — and some cash — to millions of people, but despite the game’s virality, the start-up behind it struggled. Now, that company, HQ, is trying to make a comeback with new games and a subscription service. On Thursday at 8 pm ET, HQ will debut HQX, a new game in which…MORE