Senator Robert Menendez and his wife, Nadine

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What accusation has been leveled against Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, that involves the misuse of his political power?

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Why has Justice Clarence Thomas' participation in the upcoming Supreme Court case, Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, come under scrutiny?

Justice Clarence Thomas' impartiality has been questioned due to revelations about his friendship with Charles Koch, a billionaire with a vested interest in the case's outcome. The Koch network has previously lobbied Congress to nullify the legal precedent at stake in the case and funded law professors arguing against it. Now Koch attorneys are representing the plaintiffs.

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Which food companies are being investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor for allegedly employing migrant child labor for hazardous tasks, like cleaning slaughterhouses?

The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating Tyson Foods and Perdue Farms following allegations in a New York Times Magazine report. The report focused on a 14-year-old who worked overnight shifts at a Perdue slaughterhouse and suffered a severe arm injury.

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Which two cities, both major tourist hubs, are now connected by the first private US passenger rail line to be launched in 100 years?

The new high-speed passenger service connects Miami and Orlando, and runs on biodisel. The service is operated by Brightline, which began its operations between Miami and West Palm Beach in 2018 and is the first private intercity passenger service in the U.S. in a century.

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This college football program, which is in the spotlight this season under new head coach Deion Sanders, suffered a sobering 42-6 loss against Oregon this weekend.

The University of Colorado Buffaloes are the most talked-about team in college football after Deion Sanders took over as head coach this season. "Coach Prime" replaced nearly all players and coaching staff and brought significant media attention to a program that went 1-11 last year. However, the unexpected rise was tempered by this weekend's blowout defeat, causing speculation that the early season success may not be sustained.