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Threats against lawmakers fuel safety concerns for travel outside Washington

Threats against lawmakers fuel safety concerns for travel outside Washington

As threats continue to mount against members of Congress, concern is growing about the safety of some lawmakers when they travel outside Washington and the security bubble it provides, multiple sources told CNN. Intelligence based on social media chatter and other information, which increased after the January 6 insurrection, indicates a heightened threat for members…MORE

Biden expected to sign executive order to expand US refugee program

Biden expected to sign executive order to expand US refugee program

President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order that would set up his goal of admitting tens of thousands more refugees to the United States, according to two administration officials. Under former President Donald Trump, the US refugee admissions program was largely decimated following years of low arrivals, including a cap of 15,000…MORE

‘Resident Alien’ casts Alan Tudyk as an E.T. who can’t go home

‘Resident Alien’ casts Alan Tudyk as an E.T. who can’t go home

Turning a concept as old as “My Favorite Martian” into something fresh and funny isn’t easy, but “Resident Alien” somehow manages that, fueled by its dark, offbeat tone and Alan Tudyk’s otherworldly skill playing the title character as a stranger in his own skin. Regular twists also help, in a serialized dramedy that turns the…MORE

First lady Jill Biden expected to take active role in immigrant family reunification

First lady Jill Biden expected to take active role in immigrant family reunification

The Biden administration’s planned task force aimed at reuniting children who were separated from their parents at the border under the Trump-era enforcement policies will include input from first lady Jill Biden, according to three sources familiar with the planning. Biden is tasking her East Wing with taking an active role in the reunification project.…MORE

Fed dismisses worries about inflation and pledges to keep rates low

Fed dismisses worries about inflation and pledges to keep rates low

The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged Wednesday and assured investors that there are no near-term plans to raise them. Interest rates are expected to stay at current record lows for the foreseeable future to facilitate this recovery, and the central bank isn’t concerned that inflation pressure will get in the way of that. Some…MORE

Alcohol and your heart: Just getting a buzz can trigger an irregular rhythm

Alcohol and your heart: Just getting a buzz can trigger an irregular rhythm

The effects of alcohol on your heart can be immediate, triggering an irregular rhythm called atrial fibrillation or AFib, according to new state-of-the-art research. “Ours is the first study to point to a mechanism through which a lifestyle factor can acutely change the electrical properties of the heart to increase the chance of an arrhythmia,”…MORE