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 2021-07-31 21:46 

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Canada fines U.S. travelers for providing false COVID-19 vaccination status documentation...

Canada announced Friday it fined two travelers from the U.S. nearly $20,000 each for violating a series of coronavirus-related travel requirements. The Public Health Agency of Canada said each traveler was fined $19,720, or about $15,800 in U.S. dollars, ...

 2021-07-31 21:36 

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Cori Bush urges House members to return from vacation to extend eviction moratorium...

Standing on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, where she'd spent the night, Rep. Cori Bush urged her fellow House members who'd left for an 7-week break to come back and extend a federal ban on evictions. The ban was set to expire on Satur...

 2021-07-31 21:23 

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Poll: Nearly half of Americans say Olympians should not use Games to make political statements...

Almost half of U.S. adults — 46% — say athletes at the Summer Olympic Games should not be permitted to "publicly engage in protests, such as displaying political messaging in signs or armbands, kneeling, disrupting medal ceremonies or maki...

 2021-07-31 20:06 

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ZZ Top resumes tour days after bassist's death...

ZZ Top performed as scheduled Friday evening in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, less than 72 hours after the rock band announced the death of Joseph "Dusty" Hill, the group's bassist for more than a half-century. Elwood Francis, ZZ Top's longtime gui...

 2021-07-31 19:28 

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Progressive Democrats camp out on Capitol steps to call for eviction moratorium extension...

A group of liberal Democrats slept outside the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Friday night to protest the looming expiration of the federal eviction moratorium. Reps. Cori Bush of Missouri, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota campe...

 2021-07-31 19:09 

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Sam Peters, 'America First' Republican, seeks to oust Democrat Horsford in flip-flop Nevada district...

Republican Sam Peters is vying to oust Rep. Steven Horsford in a second bid to return a Democratic-leaning Nevada district back to the GOP. Mr. Peters, an Air Force veteran who sought the seat in 2020, believes this time voters will turn out in backlash a...

 2021-07-31 18:22 

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Ted Nugent resigns from NRA board after 26 years, citing 'scheduling conflicts'...

Ted Nugent said Friday he resigned from the board of directors of the National Rifle Association, attributing "scheduling conflicts" with causing the rock guitarist to give up his seat after some 26 years. "The time has come for me to face the...

 2021-07-31 17:56 

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The COVID-19 war on children...

Last October, the District of Columbia passed a law allowing health officials to vaccinate children as young as 11 without their parent's knowledge or permission. Seriously. You probably didn't hear about this. The media avoid covering topics that...

 2021-07-31 17:54 

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Do China's new draft rules set up a possible war?...

Recent news updates about China are all indicative of the country's efforts to make itself war-ready. This month, the Ministry of Veterans Affairs of China released a set of changes to the country's draft regulations. The focus of these new amendm...

 2021-07-31 17:38 

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Trump: House Dems 'dishonestly' portrayed call to acting attorney general on election results...

Former President Donald Trump said Saturday that House Democrats "dishonestly described" his efforts to challenge the election results in late 2020, saying documents released to the public do not show that he was trying to overturn the election. &...

 2021-07-31 17:33 

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Simone Biles is no hero. She is a quitter....

Simone Biles is an all-time great in gymnastics. With a combined total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals, Ms. Biles is the most decorated American gymnast in history. She hasn't lost an all-around competition since 2013. Her five medals, fou...

 2021-07-31 17:08 

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Bill Maher likens cancel culture to Stalinist purge, 'an insanity that is swallowing up the world'...

HBO host Bill Maher railed against cancel culture during his weekly cable program late Friday, earning rare praise from several conservatives who found themselves agreeing with the liberal comedian. The host of "Real Time with Bill Maher" ended th...

 2021-07-31 16:27 

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Pentagon moving 'expeditiously' toward mandatory COVID-19 vaccine for troops...

The Pentagon hopes to move "expeditiously" toward mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all U.S.service members, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Friday, pledging to consult with military doctors and to quickly develop a path forward. Mr. Austin&...

 2021-07-31 15:07 

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Governors press Biden administration over Canadian border restrictions, ask for explanation...

Governors of nine states bordering Canada asked the Biden administration Friday to explain why the U.S. intends to keep the northern border closed to nonessential travel for at least a few more weeks. The bipartisan group of governors wrote the secretarie...

 2021-07-31 14:18 

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Bacon may disappear in California as pig rules take effect...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her San Francisco restaurant alive during the coronavirus pandemic. That makes it all the more frustrating that she fears her breakfast-focused diner could be ru...

 2021-07-31 14:15 

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Ammunition shelves bare as U.S. gun sales continue to soar...

SEATTLE (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with record sales of firearms, has fueled a shortage of ammunition in the United States that's impacting law enforcement agencies, people seeking personal protection, recreational shooters and hunter...

 2021-07-31 13:49 

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Gas prices tick up in N.J., around nation...

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices ticked up again in New Jersey and around the nation with drivers continuing to pay about a dollar more per gallon than they did a year ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jer...

 2021-07-31 12:31 

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French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters in Paris...

PARIS (AP) - Thousands of people protested France's special virus pass by marching through Paris and other French cities on Saturday. Most demonstrations were peaceful but some in Paris clashed with riot police, who fired tear gas. Some 3,000 security...

 2021-07-31 11:24 

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7 Kurds slain in Turkey; officials deny ethnic motive...

ISTANBUL (AP) — Authorities said Saturday that 10 suspects have been detained over the killing of seven people from an ethnic Kurdish family in Turkey's central Konya province. Family members say the attack was ethnically motivated, while author...

 2021-07-31 02:44 

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Russians hacked federal prosecutors, Justice Department says...

WASHINGTON — The Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign broke into the email accounts of some of the most prominent federal prosecutors' offices around the country last year, the Justice Department said Friday. The...

 2021-07-31 01:55 

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Simone Biles withdraws from vault, uneven bars in Olympics event finals...

TOKYO — USA Gymnastics says Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the Olympic event finals in the vault and uneven bars. She continues to be evaluated daily to determine whether she'll compete in the finals for floor exercise and balance bea...

 2021-07-30 23:08 

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Biden administration sues Texas to block state troopers from stopping migrants...

EL PASO, Texas — The Biden administration sued Texas on Friday to prevent state troopers from stopping vehicles carrying migrants on grounds that they may spread COVID-19, warning that the practice would exacerbate problems amid high levels of cross...

 2021-07-30 22:53 

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DHS makes first speedy deportation flights as border crisis deepens...

Homeland Security officials said the first expedited removal flights of illegal immigrant families back to Central America took off Friday under a new initiative to stem the border surge, braving criticism from immigrant-rights activists who called the mo...

 2021-07-30 22:25 

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Georgia GOP begins push to take over Fulton County elections...

ATLANTA — Republican lawmakers in Georgia have started a process that could lead to a takeover of elections in the state's most populous county. Many in the GOP continue to claim wrongdoing in reliably Democratic Fulton County had stolen the 202...

 2021-07-30 22:23 

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Biden, Harris, Schumer, Pelosi agree to work on 'values' of two stalled voting bills...

President Biden and congressional Democratic leaders, stymied by Republican opposition to their partisan voting-rights bills, agreed Friday to keep pushing for legislation "reflecting the priorities and values" of two stalled measures. Mr. Biden a...

 2021-07-30 22:01 

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Biden, before leaving for weekend at Camp David, calls on states to help stop evictions...

President Biden called on state and local governments to speed up rental aid to prevent a possible wave of evictions starting on Saturday. "As the eviction moratorium deadline approaches tomorrow, I call on all state and local governments to take all ...

 2021-07-30 21:49 

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Infrastructure debate devolves into chaos; senators trade accusations of double-crossing...

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer on Friday was forced to delay a vote to begin debate on President Biden's $1.2 trillion infrastructure package as pandemonium broke out in the usually austere upper chamber. Mr. Schumer, New York Democrat, had...

 2021-07-30 21:30 

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GOP border hawks urge Congress' leaders to nix illegal immigrant amnesty in $3.5T social welfare...

Reps. Andy Biggs and Brian Babin on Friday called on congressional leaders to exclude amnesty for illegal immigrants from the $3.5 trillion package of social welfare programs that Democrats plan to pass in a party-line vote. The two Republicans, who are c...

 2021-07-30 21:19 

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Biden nominates first Muslim to religious freedom post; Holocaust scholar as anti-Semitism envoy...

President Biden on Friday announced his intention to nominate four people to religious freedom posts, including the first Muslim to serve in one of the top roles; a noted Holocaust scholar as a special envoy on anti-Semitism; an openly gay Jewish cleric, ...

 2021-07-30 20:54 

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Paul Gosar slammed over 'ForAshli' bracelet honoring slain Capitol rioter...

Rep. Paul Gosar was slammed on social media for sharing a snapshot that seemed to show the Arizona Republican wearing a bracelet honoring Ashli Babbitt, the U.S. Capitol rioter shot and killed by police. Mr. Gosar, who has praised Babbitt in the past, pos...

 2021-07-30 19:45 

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Republicans slam Justice ruling on Trump's taxes as politically motivated...

Republicans on Friday accused the Biden Justice Department of partisanship in ruling that the Treasury Department must turn over former President Trump's tax returns to Congress, while the Biden official who authored the ruling has gone out of her way...

 2021-07-30 19:19 

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Popular protests, violent crackdown put Biden Iran policy to the test...

It started two weeks ago as a small-scale demonstration over water shortages in a remote province, but like other Iranian protests in recent years, the outburst has now spread to several major cities and begun featuring large crowds calling for the downfa...

 2021-07-30 19:12 

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Broadway theaters mandating COVID-19 vaccinations, face masks...

All 41 Broadway theaters in New York will require vaccinations for all audience members, performers, theater staff and backstage crew through October. Audience members will be required to wear masks except for when eating and drinking in designated locati...

 2021-07-30 19:07 

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New Navy sub to be named after Hyman Rickover, 'Father of Nuclear Navy'...

A four-star admiral who was by turns despised, admired and feared within the Navy for generations due to his single-minded push to harness the power of the atom will be the namesake of the service's newest Virginia-class attack submarine. The USS Hyma...

 2021-07-30 18:56 

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Vaccinated people make up 74% of COVID-19 cases linked to big events in Massachusetts town...

Three-quarters of patients who tested positive for COVID-19 after numerous large public events in a Massachusetts town were fully vaccinated, according to a federal study published Friday. Among the 469 COVID-19 cases identified, 346, or 74%, occurred in ...

 2021-07-30 18:40 

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'Toxic' podcast explores Britney Spears conservatorship...

NEW YORK (AP) As the fate of Britney Spears' conservatorship is in the hands of a Los Angeles Superior Court judge, two podcast hosts who have spent hours dissecting the case are hopeful change is coming for the singer to become more independent. Tess...

 2021-07-30 18:36 

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Broadband debate emerges in $1.2T infrastructure bill, bipartisanship falters on rural, urban divide...

The Senate's bipartisan infrastructure proposal hit a snag Friday over Democrats' objections to which areas of the country get taxpayer dollars to expand broadband service. A Senate Democratic aide said they are concerned the proposal worked out b...

 2021-07-30 18:24 

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Ex-police officer jailed awaiting trial in Capitol riot case...

WASHINGTON (AP) A federal judge has ordered the pretrial detention of a former police officer from Virginia who is accused of ordering guns after he was charged with participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. U.S. District Judge Christopher Coo...

 2021-07-30 18:10 

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Marco Rubio to press intelligence leader over claims NSA spied on Tucker Carlson: Report...

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, reportedly plans to press the Biden administration over allegations it eavesdropped on Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Mr. Rubio, the committee's vice chairman, said h...

 2021-07-30 18:08 

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Biden unveils picks for key religious freedom roles...

WASHINGTON (AP) President Joe Biden on Friday announced his picks for four key religious freedom roles, including Khizr Khan, the Muslim-American father of a slain U.S. soldier who became an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump throughout bot...

 2021-07-30 18:06 

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Trump tax returns must be given to Congress, Biden Justice Dept. says...

The Biden Justice Department on Friday said the Treasury Department must turn over former President Donald Trump's tax returns to a House committee. In a 39-page opinion, the Office of Legal Complaints found that House Ways and Means Committee Chairma...

 2021-07-30 18:01 

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem doesn't plan to ratchet up vaccine push...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she has no plans to ratchet up her messaging to urge people to get a COVID-19 vaccine, even as Republican leaders across the country try to persuade vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and ta...

 2021-07-30 17:57 

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Hawaii's tourism agency plans to reduce visitors to Oahu...

HONOLULU (AP) Officials in Hawaii have approved a plan to reduce the number of tourists on its most populous island. A management plan created by the Hawaii Tourism Authority aims to manage the number of tourist accommodations on Oahu, seek land use and z...

 2021-07-30 17:51 

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Judiciary Republicans demand second hearing for Biden ATF nominee amid racist-comment allegations...

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are demanding a second hearing for David Chipman, President Biden's nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, amid reports that he made racist comments. In a letter sent Thur...

 2021-07-30 17:40 

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House Dems pessimistic on 11th-hour vote to extend eviction ban...

House Democrats are doubtful of bringing a vote to extend the federal eviction moratorium before it expires on Saturday, with doubts emerging that there would not be enough Democratic votes to pass it. A House panel met Friday morning to try and pass a la...

 2021-07-30 17:38 

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Justice says IRS must give Trump tax returns to Congress...

WASHINGTON (AP) The Justice Department says the Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee former President Donald Trump's tax returns, apparently ending a long legal showdown over the records. During the Trump administration,...

 2021-07-30 17:23 

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Biden says passage of infrastructure bill would help battle wildfires in West...

President Biden said Friday that worsening wildfires in the West demand "urgent action," as he told seven governors that passage of his $1.2 trillion infrastructure package would provide more resources for firefighting and combating climate change...

 2021-07-30 17:17 

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US passport delays lead to long lines of would-be travelers...

LOS ANGELES (AP) Britt Johnson showed up around midnight to the West Los Angeles Federal Building, hoping to apply for a rushed passport when the office opened at 7 a.m. Johnson, eager to visit a dying relative in Mexico, was in line with hundreds of woul...

 2021-07-30 17:14 

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to bar schools from requiring masks...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday he will issue an executive order barring local school districts from forcing students to wear masks when classes resume next month even as the state's coronavirus cases and hospitalizati...

 2021-07-30 17:13 

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'Country over politics': Bipartisan lawmakers urge Pelosi to not obstruct $1.2T infrastructure deal...

A group of bipartisan lawmakers on Friday urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to put "country over politics" and not stand in the way of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal. The Congressional Problems Solvers Caucus, made up of 60 bipartisan lawmak...

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