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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Calls Back Chamber To Vote On USPS Bill

Amid growing fears over delayed ballots, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday she is calling lawmakers back to session this week to vote on a bill that would bar changes to the U.S. Postal Service. Pelosi said she is calling on House members to return from their August recess this week and vote on the bill, called the Delivering for America Act. The bill would prohibit officials from implementing changes at the Postal Service until next year. ...Read more

Judge Reject Ghislaine Maxwell’s Request To Delay The Unsealing Of Court Documents

Ghislaine Maxwell’s request to delay the unsealing of potentially damaging court documents has been rejected by a New York judge. Attorneys for Maxwell, who is accused of sex trafficking teenage girls for late financier Jeffrey Epstein, argued that “critical new information” had surfaced that could affect Maxwell’s ability to obtain a fair trial, justifying the delay. However US District Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan said she had no reasonable basis to order their requested three-week delay. The documents come from a long-settled civil defamation case against Maxwell by Virginia Giuffre, who said Epstein kept her as a “sex slave” with Maxwell’s help. Maxwell’s criminal trial is scheduled for July 2021. ...Read more

Moderna And U.S. Government Agree To Deal For 100M Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Biotechnology company Moderna reached a deal with the U.S. government on Tuesday to deliver 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Moderna said the deal for its mRNA-1273 vaccine candidate is worth $1.525 billion and includes the option for the United States to purchase up to 400 million doses of the potential vaccine. The United States has invested $2.48 billion in Moderna’s vaccine candidate. Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said, “We appreciate the confidence of the U.S. government in our mRNA vaccine platform and the continued support.” ...Read more

Member Of Secret Service, Male Suspect Taken To Hospital After Shooting Outside White House

President Donald Trump was escorted out of a press conference on Monday evening after a person was shot by Secret Service outside of the White House. The Secret Service tweeted Monday night that a Secret Service officer and a male subject were both taken to a local hospital after an officer-involved shooting took place at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. ...Read more