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Biden may nominate former Colorado Senator Ken Salazar as ambassador to Mexico

The Biden administration is investigating Ken Salazar, a former senator and interior secretary, to serve as the US ambassador to Mexico, Axios has learned. Why it matters: President Biden is close to publicly appointing ambassadors. Considering a former Senate counterpart in Mexico City, he acknowledged that the border crisis would require both diplomatic and political skills to resolve. News drive: …

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New Mexico becomes the 16th state to legalize adult marijuana

Adults in New Mexico will soon be able to own and grow marijuana. The state legalized recreational cannabis use this year, with retail sales starting by April 2022. “We will start correcting past mistakes from this country’s failed drug war,” said Governor Michel Lujan-Grisham. See more stories on the Insider business page. From this summer, New Mexicans aged 21 and …

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The governor of the city of Brooklyn Center has been fired

Brooklyn Center City Manager Kurt Bogani was fired Monday night, hours after he publicly disagreed with Mayor Mike Elliott’s claim that a police officer who killed a black man in a Minneapolis suburb should be fired immediately in response to an incident. “In effect, our city governor is immediately relieved of his duties, and the deputy city governor will take …

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The Army throws support behind a police officer sprayed with pepper at a traffic stop in Virginia

On Monday, a senior army leader voiced support for an army officer involved in a camera-grabbing incident in which two Virginia police officers pulled out their weapons and sprayed him with pepper while stopping. Sgt. Army Major Michael Greenston tweeted that he was “concerned by the video” of Caron Nazario, a second lieutenant who is prosecuting police officers involved in …

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Amid growing chances, Biden is seeking GOP support for an infrastructure plan

President BidenJoe Biden Chairman of the Federal Reserve: The economy would have been “so much worse” without COVID-19 relief bills Biden to meet with bipartisan MPs on infrastructure on Monday Jill Biden called on the champion, a major on National Pet Day on Monday, it stepped up its efforts to win broad support from Congress for its huge infrastructure plan, …

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Republicans are praying for a truce after Trump’s attacks on McConnell

“We have problems as a party, with demographic trends going against us, and we don’t have much room for error,” said Sen. Mike Brown (R-Ind.), Noting that the Trump-McConnell feud is still in full swing at the moment. “As for the political struggle, I don’t know how that can help – when you reject the marginalized, when you try to …

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