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President Biden will propose a new rule on Monday afternoon that requires airlines and travel-search websites to disclose additional fees in advance if passengers buy their tickets. The rule is the latest move by the government to increase accountability to the airline industry as complaints from passengers about delays and cancellations have risen sharply in recent months. The proposal would oblige airlines and websites to disclose additional charges — such as those for changing and canceling flights, checking in luggage, or for parents sitting with their child — when showing flight prices to potential customers for the first time. The…

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More than 80 Democrats in Congress on Monday called on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Michael Regan to assist the agency’s union with contract negotiations. The American Federation of Government Employees Council 238, the largest union representing EPA members, is negotiating with agency management on a new contract whose current contract is due to expire in 2024. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, and Oversight and Representative Diana Degette (D-Colo.) addressed a letter to Regan, which was first reported to the Washington Post. Their demands include the addition of so-called blind hiring practices or…

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WASHINGTON, September 26 (CNNBreakingNews.net) — Republican Senator Pat Toomey on Monday called President Joe Biden for what he calls increasing and” Irresponsible “application of a defense law from the Cold War era to boost the production of baby food, solar panel components, and other non-defense related items. Toomey, the top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, told Biden that using the Defense Production Act in this way interrupted the supply chains and violated the law’s intention to make goods available in actual national security emergencies. “If your government continues to misuse the data protection authority and avoids legitimate issues associated…

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Monday that it had extended the temporary protection status (TPS) for Burmese nationals who fled to the US last year due to a military coup until May 2024. The latest extension allows 970 people to maintain their TPS status for at least eighteen months. In addition, an estimated 2,290 additional people in the USA will be eligible for the extension by September 25, 2022. Since February 2021, Burma, also known as Myanmar, has been under a military coup, with reports of increasing human rights violations, mass expulsions of civilians, and extensive arrests…

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The Ukraine has received an advanced air defense system sent by the United States to support its war with Russia, President Volodymyr Zelensky first announced in an interview that aired on Sunday. Zelensky said in an interview for CBS’s “Face the Nation,” that his country now has National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS), a weapon that Kiev has been looking for for a long time. The Biden government approved the shipment of six missile systems as part of a deadly relief package worth nearly $3 billion to help Kiev fight the Kremlin invasion at the end of last month. Zelensky…

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Canada is lifting its testing, quarantine and vaccination requirements at the border, a move to lift pandemic restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the government said on Monday. According to a government announcement, international travelers will be able to enter Canada from Saturday without showing proof of vaccination, taking a pre-arrival test, or undergoing quarantine. Mandatory masking on domestic aircraft and trains will also end, as will the long-standing requirement to share health information with the Canadian government before entry via their ArriveCan application. The move comes as many countries are trying to relax the strict restrictions introduced during…

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The heat is pushing Congress to quickly reach an agreement on government funding as lawmakers set a critical deadline to prevent a shutdown at the end of the week. Lawmakers on both sides have pushed for a short-term financing bill, often referred to as a continued resolution (CR), which will keep government funding at current levels until after the midterm elections and time for a larger deal on government spending for fiscal year 2023 would win. However, Congress has less than a week to pass the emergency solution or risk the first shutdown in years, and lawmakers still have to…

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Two high-ranking Russian lawmakers on Sunday criticized those who took Russian President Vladimir Putin’s move to use around 300,000 reservists to fight in Ukraine last week. Valentina Matviyenko, chairman of the Russian Higher Legislative Chamber, the Federation Council, wrote in a telegram post that she was aware that men who were not entitled to fight in the war were called to serve, according to Reuters. “Such excesses are absolutely unacceptable,” said Matviyenko, a close ally of Putin. “I think it is absolutely right that they trigger a sharp reaction in society.” Another Putin ally, Vyacheslav Volodin, the Speaker of the…

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The Philippines has begun cleaning up after Typhoon Noru crossed the north of the country, killing five rescuers, leaving behind floods and blackouts, but leaving the capital relatively unharmed. With sustained winds of 185 kilometers (115 miles) per hour, Noru was the strongest typhoon to hit the Southeast Asian nation this year. The storm hit the coast before nightfall on Sunday in the town of Burdeos in Quezon province and weakened as it invaded the main Luzon region overnight, causing authorities to close schools, government offices and the stock exchange. Thousands of people were taken to emergency shelters, officials. Governor…

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A 90-year-old Catholic cardinal and five others were brought to justice in Hong Kong for allegedly not registering a now-defunct fund to provide legal aid to people arrested as part of democracy in 2019 protests. Cardinal Joseph Zen, the retired bishop of Hong Kong, was arrested in May under the national security law along with others, including singer Denise Ho and lawyer Margaret Ng. Since then, they have been charged with failing to properly register the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund and appeared in court on Monday. Zen were trustees of the fund together with Ho, Ng, cultural scientist Hui Po…

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