Defense Official: Scores Of Current And Former Military Probed In Extremism Cases

Defense Official: Scores Of Current And Former Military Probed In Extremism Cases

The FBI informed the Defense Department of 68 current and former military members who were investigated in domestic extremism probes in 2020, according to a senior defense official.The source says the Pentagon was informed about 68 subjects in FBI domestic extremism investigations in 2020. The vast majority are former military; many with unfavorable discharge records.

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Defense Official: Scores Of Current And Former Military Probed In Extremism Cases

Outgoing CDC Director Warns Of Pandemic's Peak: 'We're About To Be In The Worst Of It'

Outgoing CDC Director Warns Of Pandemic's Peak: 'We're About To Be In The Worst Of It'

Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will leave his post next week after heading the federal public health agency during a pandemic that he says has yet to see its darkest days.A year into the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Robert Redfield stands by his federal health agency’s response to the pandemic despite an early “learning curve” and contradictory messaging from President Trump.

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Outgoing CDC Director Warns Of Pandemic's Peak: 'We're About To Be In The Worst Of It'

New Chief's Ties Shock Radio Free Asia, While Pompeo Visit to VOA Stirs Outcry

New Chief's Ties Shock Radio Free Asia, While Pompeo Visit to VOA Stirs Outcry

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier this week in Washington, D.C.The demotion of a Voice of America White House reporter led to an outcry. And the new head of sister network Radio Free Asia had registered as a lobbyist for Taiwan just days before taking over.

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New Chief's Ties Shock Radio Free Asia, While Pompeo Visit to VOA Stirs Outcry

Law Library: News & Events: Join us for our upcoming Foreign and Comparative Law webinar: The French Civil Code

Law Library: News & Events: Join us for our upcoming Foreign and Comparative Law webinar: The French Civil Code

On Thursday, January 28, 2021, starting at 2:00PM EST, join Foreign Legal Specialist, Nicolas Boring, for a new entry in our Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series. This entry in the series will discuss the French Civil Code. The French Civil Code, which Napoleon Bonaparte introduced in 1804, has had an enduring impact on the legal world, not just in France but throughout the world. Boring will discuss the Napoleonic Code’s history, evolutions and legacy in a new installment of the Law Library of Congress’ foreign and comparative law webinar series. This presentation will discuss not only French law, but also the Civil Code’s impact on other countries around the world, from Belgium to Haiti. To register, please visit our Eventbrite page

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Law Library: News & Events: Join us for our upcoming Foreign and Comparative Law webinar: The French Civil Code