Summary of Reuters national news in the United States
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US CDC lifts ‘Do Not Travel’ COVID recommendations in about 90 countries
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday it had dropped its COVID-19 “Do Not Travel” recommendations for about 90 international destinations. Last week, the CDC said it was revising its travel recommendations and said it would reserve its Level 4 travel health advisories “for special circumstances, such as a rapidly increasing case trajectory or a extremely high number of cases”.
Bidens launches first Easter egg roll in two years
After a pandemic hiatus, President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris launched the White House’s first Easter egg roll in two years on Monday, resuming an annual tradition for children that dates back to 1878.!” Biden shouted and whistled to start the festivities, during which children rushed to roll pastel-colored eggs across part of the South Lawn using long-handled spoons.
Feds won’t charge ex-Chicago police officer in 2014 shooting of black teenager
Federal prosecutors said Monday they would not press charges against the former Chicago police officer convicted in state court of the 2014 murder of black teenager Laquan McDonald, a videotaped shooting that sparked protests across the city. city. The decision to withdraw from federal charges against Jason Van Dyke was made in consultation with the McDonald’s family and weighed the greater difficulty in securing another conviction, U.S. Attorney John Lausch said.
Lawmaker Raskin sees hope for U.S. climate legislation this year
US Democrats in Congress bickering over how best to invest in the fight against climate change will forge a compromise in the coming months that could be signed into law by President Joe Biden, Democratic Representative Jamie Raskin predicts. Significantly, Raskin signaled that he and other liberals should be prepared to compromise on the shape of such a package, although he offered no specifics on what those compromises might be.
U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to state and local tax deduction cap
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by four Democratic-leaning states to lift the cap on federal deductions for state and local taxes put in place as part of a 2017 tax overhaul under the former president. Republican Donald Trump. Judges rejected an appeal from New York, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey after a lower court dismissed their lawsuit. The trial court found that the U.S. Congress had broad authority over taxes and did not violate the U.S. Constitution by setting a $10,000 limit on the amount of state and local taxes individuals can deduct on returns of federal revenue.
Mexican President Calls Enhanced Truck Inspections at Texas Border ‘Despicable’
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday criticized the Texas government for its imposition of enhanced inspections of commercial trucks earlier this month, which has disrupted trade at the Mexico-United States border. “Legally they can do it, but it’s a very despicable way to act,” Lopez Obrador said at a regular press conference.
US will no longer enforce mask mandate on planes and trains after court ruling
The Biden administration will no longer enforce a US mask mandate on public transportation, after a federal judge in Florida ruled on Monday that the 14-month directive was illegal, reversing a key White House effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. Shortly after the announcement, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines eased restrictions effective immediately on all domestic flights.
J&J settles West Virginia opioid lawsuit for $99 million
Johnson & Johnson said Monday it had agreed to pay $99 million to settle West Virginia claims that it helped fuel an opioid addiction crisis in the state, removing the company from an ongoing trial that began earlier this month. West Virginia is still pursuing lawsuits against Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd and AbbVie Inc’s Allergan in the Kanawha County Circuit Court lawsuit for their alleged role in the crisis.
US settles with UPS to resolve immigration discrimination complaints
The U.S. Department of Justice has reached a settlement with United Parcel Service Inc to resolve immigration discrimination claims in a civil lawsuit against the package delivery company, the agency said Monday. “The settlement resolves the department’s allegations that UPS violated immigration and nationality law when it discriminated against a non-U.S. citizen by requiring him to present additional documentation to prove his authorization to work after the worker already provided sufficient evidence,” the department said. in a report.
California’s Cannabis Megafactory Considers Federal Weed Legalization
The company behind a mega-factory of cannabis in California hopes that federal legalization of the substance will allow it to expand the distribution of joints, oils and edibles beyond state lines most populous American. California legalized recreational cannabis in 2016, but it remains on the federal list of controlled substances.
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