“No Rules”: A Border Patrol Unit Worked with the FBI to Investigate Journalists. Is It Still Running?

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We begin today’s show with a shocking Yahoo News exposé about a secretive Customs and Border Protection unit that investigated as many as 20 journalists and their contacts by using government databases intended to track terrorists. Those investigated by CBP’s …
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Amazon Workers in Alabama Get New Shot at Union After NLRB Rules Company Broke the Law in 1st Vote

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, the War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman in New York, joined by Democracy Now! co-host Juan González in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Hi, Juan. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: Hi, Amy. Welcome to all of our listeners …
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Doctors’ union warns people to remain cautious as isolation rules are eased

Support us and go ad-free The situation with coronavirus remains “very precarious” and the public should stay cautious in the wake of self-isolation rules being eased for the fully vaccinated, a doctors’ union has said. The British Medical Association (BMA) said it would “strongly urge” people to continue to take “sensible precautions” as new guidance …
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Priti Patel accused of dragging her feet over tightening rules for gun licences

Support us and go ad-free Home secretary Priti Patel is facing accusations in the wake of the Plymouth shootings of dragging her feet over advice to tighten gun licencing rules. The Liberal Democrats said Patel had so far failed to act on recommendations in a Home Office consultation document calling for new suitability checks before …
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“Landslide”: Michael Wolff on Trump’s Final Days in Office & Why He Still Rules the Republican Party

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Former President Donald Trump met with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Thursday as McCarthy has yet to appoint Republicans to the congressional committee investigating the deadly January 6th riot by Trump supporters. For months Republicans have downplayed the insurrection, which …
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Win for families as High Court rules Home Office asylum guidance is unlawful

Support us and go ad-free Part of the Home Office’s guidance on reuniting unaccompanied child asylum seekers (UAMs) with their families in the UK is unlawful, the High Court has ruled. Legal action Safe Passage, a charity that supports child refugees, took legal action against the Home Office over how caseworkers are told to process …
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‘Bubbles’ of visiting Euro 2020 VIPs to be exempt from quarantine rules – report

Support us and go ad-free Visiting football VIPs could be exempted from self-isolation rules on arrival in the UK under plans to allow them to attend the final matches of Euro 2020, according to a report. The Times said the Government was approaching a compromise deal that would require Uefa and Fifa officials, politicians, sponsors, …
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Police officers fined after breaching coronavirus rules with indoor gathering

A number of police officers have been issued with fixed-penalty notices after an indoor gathering in Shetland breached coronavirus restrictions. Call the cops The gathering occurred in a property in Russell Crescent, Lerwick, at around 6.15pm on 14 May while the island was still in Level 3 of Scotland’s measures. Six people were issued with …
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Home Office discriminating against Windrush generation’s families, High Court rules

The Home Office’s refusal to give the families of people from the Windrush generation preferential treatment when charging fees to enter the UK is unlawfully discriminatory, the High Court has ruled. Discrimination Lynda Mahabir, a 52-year-old woman who was born in Trinidad, suffered a “colossal interference” with her right to family life when she was …
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Supreme Court rules carers on ‘sleep-in shifts’ are not entitled to minimum wage

Carers who have to sleep at their workplace in case they are needed overnight are not entitled to the minimum wage for their whole shift, the Supreme Court has ruled. On call Claire Tomlinson-Blake, a Mencap support worker in the East Riding of Yorkshire, appealed against a Court of Appeal ruling that carers are only …
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