A New Zealand city is taking its official wizard off the payroll after over 2 decades

A New Zealand city is taking its official wizard off the payroll after over 2 decades

The Wizard of New Zealand, also known as Ian Brackenbury Channell, casts a "spell" during a television interview in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March 2011. His contract with the city will end in December after more than two decades.The Christchurch City Council will end its contract with Ian Brackenbury Channell, reportedly the world’s only state-appointed wizard. The “Wizard of New Zealand” has had a long and unique career.

(Image credit: Mark Baker/Associated Press)


Source: NPR
A New Zealand city is taking its official wizard off the payroll after over 2 decades

A Capitol Police officer is accused of telling a Jan. 6 suspect to hide evidence

A Capitol Police officer is accused of telling a Jan. 6 suspect to hide evidence

Police stand in a line outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.Federal prosecutors have accused a U.S. Capitol Police officer of obstruction of justice for allegedly encouraging a suspect in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to hide evidence of their participation.

(Image credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)


Source: NPR Politics
A Capitol Police officer is accused of telling a Jan. 6 suspect to hide evidence

Katie Couric's ethics are questioned for concealing Justice Ginsburg's comments

Katie Couric's ethics are questioned for concealing Justice Ginsburg's comments

Journalist Katie Couric admits that she decided not to report some comments by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, raising questions about Couric’s track record when it comes to journalism ethics.


Source: NPR Politics
Katie Couric's ethics are questioned for concealing Justice Ginsburg's comments

How insights from 2020's election officials could help safeguard future elections

How insights from 2020's election officials could help safeguard future elections

NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with Matt Masterson, of the Stanford Internet Observatory. Masterson and his colleagues have compiled an oral history of the 2020 election from the view of election officials.


Source: NPR Politics
How insights from 2020's election officials could help safeguard future elections

United States commits another 17 million COVID vaccine doses to the African Union

United States commits another 17 million COVID vaccine doses to the African Union

The vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The White House says Thursday that the U.S. will commit 17 million additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the African Union.The U.S. donation from its domestic supplies comes on top of the 50 million doses previously donated to Africa, which world health officials say is 500 million doses short of its goal.

(Image credit: Picture Alliance/dpa/picture alliance via Getty I)


Source: NPR
United States commits another 17 million COVID vaccine doses to the African Union

Fired FBI official Andrew McCabe wins retirement benefits and back pay in settlement

Fired FBI official Andrew McCabe wins retirement benefits and back pay in settlement

Andrew McCabe, shown here in 2017, was fired in 2018 by the Trump administration hours before his retirement.The Trump administration fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on the eve of his retirement in 2018. McCabe then sued over his termination.

(Image credit: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)


Source: NPR Politics
Fired FBI official Andrew McCabe wins retirement benefits and back pay in settlement

Democrats haggle over how to scale back their spending plan to win over centrists

Democrats haggle over how to scale back their spending plan to win over centrists

Democrats in Congress are trying to thread a seemingly impossible needle. They say they want to address things like child care, climate change and poverty. But they also need to keep the price down.


Source: NPR Politics
Democrats haggle over how to scale back their spending plan to win over centrists

Law Library: News & Events: Join us today at 11am for Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Caselaw

Law Library: News & Events: Join us today at 11am for Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Caselaw

Please join us today at 11am for an Orientation to Legal Research focusing on U.S. Case Law. This webinar will provide an overview of U.S. case law research, including information about the U.S. federal court system, the publication of court opinions, methods for researching case law, and information about locating records and briefs. This webinar will be presented by Margaret M. Wood, a senior legal reference librarian. Margaret holds a BA in history from Oberlin College and a Master of Science in Library Science from Catholic University.

Please register here

 

Source: Congress
Law Library: News & Events: Join us today at 11am for Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Caselaw

Federal judge rejects a government bid to delay Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy settlement

Federal judge rejects a government bid to delay Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy settlement

A federal judge says work to implement the controversial bankruptcy deal for Oxycontin-maker Purdue Pharma may continue.Judge Colleen McMahon was expected to halt work on the controversial settlement that would give immunity from opioid lawsuits to the Sackler family. Instead she allowed work on the plan to go ahead.

(Image credit: Toby Talbot/AP)


Source: NPR
Federal judge rejects a government bid to delay Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy settlement

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas a Trump ally who promised to pursue his election fraud claims

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas a Trump ally who promised to pursue his election fraud claims

Former Department of Justice official Jeff Clark speaks during a news conference on Sept. 14, 2020. The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has issued a subpoena for Clark.Former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark was a key figure in a recent Senate report for his promises to pursue former President Donald Trump’s false election fraud claims.

(Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)


Source: NPR Politics
Jan. 6 panel subpoenas a Trump ally who promised to pursue his election fraud claims