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The Pentagon has blocked Biden’s intelligence transition team from meeting with agencies

The delay means Biden’s team has yet to meet with Defense Intelligence Agency officials – including the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency – although all other Biden review team meetings appear to be are happening smoothly now after weeks of delay. The Pentagon denies any effort to tarnish the newly elected president’s team. A senior defense official …

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Arizona Republicans reject Trump’s allegation of fraud, call for audit of Maricopa County election

A senior Republican in Arizona has denied President Donald Trump’s senseless attempts to overturn the election results in a sharp statement Friday, while joining other Republicans in calling for an audit of the election in his largest constituency. Arizona Parliament Speaker Rusty Bowers, a Republican, said in a statement that it was highly unlikely under state law for the legislature …

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Georgia’s Democratic senator receives death threats after an election hearing

Secretary of State Brad Rafensperger has repeatedly said there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in Georgia. Trump lost the election to former Vice President Joe Biden both in Georgia and nationally, but he has made baseless allegations of fraud since the outcome became clear. Lieutenant Jeff Duncan’s chief of staff, John Porter, said Duncan was disappointed with the …

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Illinois reveals which 10 hospitals will distribute first round of vaccines against COVID-19 – NBC Chicago

Illinois Hospital’s 10 regional focal points will serve as centers for the distribution of the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, officials said Friday. The 50 counties with the highest death rates per capita will be the first to receive the vaccine, Gov. JB Pritzker said Friday when Illinois reported 10,526 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus. Officials expect a shipment …

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New Jersey lawmakers reach deal on grass bill, plan to vote later this month

EDITOR’S NOTE: NJ Cannabis Insider produces exclusive weekly content and monthly events aimed at those interested in the marijuana and hemp industries. To subscribe, visit njcannabisinsider.biz. Lawmakers have struck a deal on a bill that will launch a legal marijuana industry in New Jersey, clearing the way for the bill later this month. “There is a deal,” Senator Nicholas Scutari, …

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