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Biden to grant 18-month deportation protections to Palestinians impacted by Gaza war

Biden to grant 18 month deportation stay to PalaestiniansPresident Biden will grant the deferred enforced departure for 18 months to Palestinians who are currently in the United States, the White House announced on Wednesday.

The president signed a memorandum directing the deferral of removal of certain Palestinians who are present in the U.S. in light of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East and the humanitarian crisis on the ground in Gaza, according to national security adviser Jake Sullivan.

“Following the horrific October 7 terrorist attack by Hamas against Israel, and Israel’s ensuing military response, humanitarian conditions in Gaza have significantly deteriorated,” Sullivan said in a statement.


Warning of a 'serious national security threat' ahead of White House meeting with lawmakers

Jake SullivanThe Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warned of a "serious national security threat" that will be the subject of a meeting between President Joe Biden's top national security adviser and congressional leaders Thursday.

Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, in an ominously worded statement Wednesday ahead of the meeting, asked Biden to "declassify all information relating to this threat so that Congress, the administration and our allies can openly discuss the actions necessary to respond to this threat.”

Turner, who did not disclose any further details, said his committee has made available information related to the threat to all members of Congress.

Jake Sullivan, White House national security adviser, would not elaborate on the nature of the threat during a briefing with reporters but confirmed he took the "highly unusual" step of personally reaching out to the "Gang of Eight" members of Congress − including Turner − to invite them to a briefing Thursday.


Shooting reported at Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Victory Rally; 'several people' struck

Shooting at Kansas City Union stationPolice are investigating a reported shooting at the victory rally for the Kansas City Chiefs at Union Station.

The Kansas City Fire Department confirmed a shooting happened and is calling it a "fluid situation."

Kansas City poliec say shots were fired west of Union Station and "several people" were struck.

Two armed people have been detained.

There's a heavy police presence in the area.

NewsChopper 9 footage spotted an emergency crew heading into Union Station. Crews were working on at least two people outside of the station.


3 police officers shot at active scene in D.C. when barricaded suspect opened fire

 3 police officers shot in DCThree law enforcement officers in Washington, D.C., were injured by gunfire Wednesday when a suspect barricaded inside a residence began shooting at them, the city's police department said.

A fourth officer was also injured at the scene, but not by gunfire, the Metropolitan Police Department's Hannah Glasgow told USA TODAY.

The individual was still refusing to come out of the residence and is continuing to fire their weapon from inside, police said as of Wednesday afternoon.


Ukraine-Russia war live: Putin’s troops advancing along ‘entire front line’, Kyiv military warns

Ukraine war Vladimir Putin’s troops have advanced along the “entire front line” in Ukraine as Kyiv was forced to switch to defensive operations, the country’s military warned.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi, said the situation was “difficult” and his focus was now to exhaust the Russian advance.

“At this time, the situation can be assessed as difficult. The enemy is now advancing along almost the entire front line, and we have moved from offensive operations to conducting a defensive operation,” Syrskyi told German TV channel ZDF.

“The objective of our defense operation is to exhaust the enemy’s forces, inflict maximum losses on him, using our fortifications, our advantages in terms of technology, in terms of using unmanned aircraft, means of electronic warfare, and maintaining prepared defense lines,” he added.



Pennsylvania Democrats pad narrow state House advantage with special election win

Pennsylvania state house

Democrats won a state House special election in Pennsylvania on Tuesday night, preserving the party's narrow majority in the closely watched battleground state, The Associated Press projected.

In the race for the open seat in the 140th state House District, Democrat Jim Prokopiak, a school board member in Bucks County, defeated Republican Candace Cabanas.

Prokopiak's victory gives Democrats a narrow 102-100 majority in the state House, preventing another tie in the chamber.

The party had a one-seat majority, 102-101, before Democratic Rep. John Galloway resigned after he won a judgeship in November.

His departure created a tie. But another resignation Friday, by Republican Joe Adams, gave Democrats a fresh 101-100 advantage.


Israel in breach of international law if it denies Gaza food and water, says UK foreign secretary

Food for Gazans

Israel is in breach of international law as the occupying power if it fails to provide food and water to the people of Gaza, the UK foreign secretary, Lord Cameron, told peers on Tuesday in his clearest warning yet over Israel’s conduct.

He also said it was simply not possible for people in Rafah to leave as proposed by the Israeli Defense Forces, remarks that suggest the UK would not endorse any Israeli plan to mount a full-scale attack on the area containing more than 1 million people in crowded refugee camps. He also argued the US was beginning to shift on when Palestine might be recognised so Israel was no longer given a veto.


Paul Rogers: The US could stop the horror in Rafah today. Why won’t it?

US could stop the horror in Gaza

Despite the pressure coming from the Biden administration, there is little sign of the Netanyahu government changing its plan to destroy Hamas – whatever the cost in death and destruction in Gaza.

The immediate risk is to the city of Rafah, where Israel is launching intensive airstrikes and planning a full ground offensive. Rafah and its immediate surroundings are sheltering about 1.5 million people, many of them in flimsy tents, while food and clean water are scarce and medical support is minimal.


Wisconsin lawmakers adopt new legislative maps that could undo gerrymandering

Wisconsin to end gerrymandering

Wisconsin lawmakers voted on Tuesday to adopt legislative maps drawn by the Democratic governor, Tony Evers – inching the state closer to undoing the extreme gerrymander that has ensured Republican control of the state for more than a decade.

The pair of votes in the Republican-dominated state assembly and state senate are a sign that the years-long battle over Wisconsin’s legislative maps may be finally drawing to a close, giving Democrats a chance to win control of the state legislature in upcoming elections for the first time since 2012.


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