READ: Biden’s executive order banning Russian energy imports into the US

READ: Biden’s executive order banning Russian energy imports into the US

President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced a ban on Russian oil, natural gas and coal imports in response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Read his executive order: March 8, 2022 EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – – PROHIBITING CERTAIN IMPORTS AND NEW INVESTMENTS WITH RESPECT TO CONTINUED RUSSIAN FEDERATION EFFORTS TO UNDERMINE…

Blinken says Russia continues to be engaged in efforts to salvage Iran nuclear deal
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Blinken says Russia continues to be engaged in efforts to salvage Iran nuclear deal

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday said that Moscow remains engaged in the effort to salvage the Iran nuclear deal, despite a recent demand by the Russian foreign minister for written guarantees that sanctions imposed for its invasion of Ukraine will not its impact future dealings with Tehran. “With regard to the JCPOA, the…

Florida legislature passes bill prohibiting some classroom instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity
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Florida legislature passes bill prohibiting some classroom instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity

Lawmakers in Florida gave final approval Tuesday to a bill that would ban certain instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity in the classroom, sending the controversial bill to the desk of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has signaled his support for the measure. Florida’s GOP-controlled Senate passed HB 1557, titled the Parental Rights in…

Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio charged with conspiracy in US Capitol attack
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Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio charged with conspiracy in US Capitol attack

Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the far-right Proud Boys, has been charged with conspiracy in the US Capitol attack on January 6, 2021, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday. The superseding indictment unveiled Tuesday includes several other members of the Proud Boys who are already facing charges for actions relating to January 6. According to…

Cybersecurity firm says Chinese hackers breached six US state agencies
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Cybersecurity firm says Chinese hackers breached six US state agencies

A Chinese government-backed hacking group has breached local government agencies in at least six US states in the last 10 months as part of a persistent information-gathering operation, investigators at cybersecurity firm Mandiant said Tuesday. The wide range of state agencies targeted include “health, transportation, labor (including unemployment benefit systems), higher education, agriculture, and court…

Biden announces ban on Russian energy imports
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Biden announces ban on Russian energy imports

President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his administration is banning Russian oil, natural gas and coal imports to the US in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “Today I am announcing the United States is targeting the main artery of Russia’s economy. We’re banning all imports of Russian oil and gas and energy,” Biden…

Biden turns to countries he once sought to avoid to find help shutting off Russia’s oil money
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Biden turns to countries he once sought to avoid to find help shutting off Russia’s oil money

President Joe Biden’s urgent global search for help shutting off Russia’s oil revenues is leading, in some instances, to regimes he once sought to isolate or avoid. Biden administration officials traveled to Venezuela over the weekend for talks on potentially allowing the country to sell its oil on the international market, helping to replace Russian…