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 2021-10-16 01:03 

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Bernie Sanders, Joe Manchin spar in West Virginia over $3.5 trillion spending bill...

The gaping political divisions among Democrats over President Biden's $3.5 trillion social welfare and climate change bill were put on public display in West Virginia on Friday. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernard Sanders penned an op-ed in the s...

 2021-10-16 00:22 

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Jill Biden stumps for Terry McAuliffe in campaign homestretch, touts husband's agenda...

RICHMOND, Va. — First lady Jill Biden is giving Democrat Terry McAuliffe a boost in the final stretch of his campaign. Mrs. Biden joined Mr. McAuliffe in Henrico County, outside of Richmond, on Friday, pitching him as the candidate that will bring p...

 2021-10-15 23:47 

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Joe Biden says he doesn't support term limits for Supreme Court justices...

President Biden on Friday said he's opposed to term limits for Supreme Court Justices, an idea the commission he appointed to overhaul the nation's largest court said was worth exploring. When asked if he supported term limits for justices, Mr. Bi...

 2021-10-15 23:37 

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Joe Biden says Justice Department should prosecute anyone who defies Jan. 6 committee subpoena...

The Justice Department on Friday pushed back against President Biden's call to prosecute individuals who defy a subpoena from the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. "The Department of Justice will make its o...

 2021-10-15 22:11 

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Beth Barts, Loudoun County School Board member who sparked parents' protest, resigns...

Loudoun County School Board member Beth Barts, who angered local parents with her online activism against them, resigned from the board Friday, effective Nov. 2 "Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from the Loudoun County School Board e...

 2021-10-15 21:50 

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Loudoun schools chief apologizes, board member resigns after reports of sex assaults on teen girls...

Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler apologized on Friday for failing to provide a "safe" environment for students and a school board member resigned amid uproar over the school board's response to two alleged sexual assa...

 2021-10-15 21:03 

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Sheriff: Teacher had marijuana edibles in student prize box...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An elementary school teacher in South Carolina surrendered to authorities Friday after being accused of having marijuana edibles in a student prize box in her classroom. The 27-year-old teacher from Lexington, South Carolina, w...

 2021-10-15 20:28 

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Jen Psaki potential Hatch Act violation prompts ethics complaint from government watchdog CREW...

A government watchdog group on Friday filed an ethics complaint against White House press secretary Jen Psaki, accusing her of violating the Hatch Act by appearing to endorse Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe during a press briefing. Citize...

 2021-10-15 20:16 

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Biden administration warning of cyberattacks on U.S. water systems...

The Biden administration is warning the public about cyber threats against U.S. water systems that may affect clean drinking water in communities nationwide. The warning directs organizations responsible for securing water systems to be on the lookout for...

 2021-10-15 19:48 

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COVID-19 leading cause of death for people ages 35 to 54 in September, report finds...

The coronavirus was the leading cause of death for people ages 35 to 54 last month and made the list of top seven causes of death in other age groups, a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis found. COVID-19 ranked as the leading cause of death among people 35...

 2021-10-15 19:42 

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Joe Donnelly, Biden's pick for Vatican ambassador, at odds with Catholic teachings: Watchdog group...

Former Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, whom President Biden has picked to be U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, is at odds with Catholic teachings on issues ranging from abortion to religious freedom, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights said Fri...

 2021-10-15 19:19 

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Judge refuses to dismiss Jussie Smollett criminal case...

CHICAGO — A judge on Friday denied a last-ditch effort to dismiss a criminal case against actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police when he reported that he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago in January 20...

 2021-10-15 18:33 

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Stuart Scheller, Marine who criticized top brass over Afghan policy, gets $5,000 fine and reprimand...

A Marine Corps officer who released videos and social media posts harshly critical of senior military leaders over their handling of the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan will receive a punitive letter of reprimand and forfeit $5,000 in pay. The sentence was ...

 2021-10-15 18:32 

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Cities, police unions clash as vaccine mandates take effect...

Police departments around the U.S. that are requiring officers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 are running up against pockets of resistance that some fear could leave law enforcement shorthanded and undermine public safety. Police unions and officers a...

 2021-10-15 18:31 

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Pro-life, pro-choice groups go head-to-head to turn out voters in 2022...

The abortion debate is shaping up to play a greater-than-normal role in voter turnout in the 2022 midterms, with mobilization efforts already ramping up on both sides of the issue. In light of the six-week abortion ban passed in Texas, upcoming hearings o...

 2021-10-15 18:12 

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Van Gogh artwork looted by Nazis to be auctioned in New York...

NEW YORK (AP) A watercolor by Vincent van Gogh that was seized by the Nazis during World War II will be sold next month at auction in New York, where it is expected to fetch a price of $20 million or more, the auction house Christie's announced. Chris...

 2021-10-15 18:11 

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Groups behind Primary Sinema super PAC bankrolled by George Soros...

A recently launched super PAC working to lay the groundwork for a primary challenge against moderate Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona in 2024 has strong financial ties to left-wing Hungarian billionaire George Soros. Primary Sinema PAC, which lau...

 2021-10-15 17:59 

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Confusion erupts after Texas school advised to offer book with 'opposing' view to Holocaust...

A new Texas law requiring schools to provide opposing views to books in their classroom libraries caused a commotion when a school administrator suggested that reading material from another perspective was necessary if a book on the Holocaust was in a cla...

 2021-10-15 17:50 

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Former state AGs urges amendment to fix Supreme Court at nine justices...

Seventeen former state attorneys general wrote President Biden's Supreme Court reform commission this week, urging it to consider a constitutional amendment that would fix the number of justices at nine. "There is no specific proposal for Supreme ...

 2021-10-15 17:30 

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Biden's Supreme Court commission splits over court-packing proposals...

Members of President Biden's Commission on the Supreme Court divided Friday over its draft report about how — or if — to pack the high court. The lengthy hearing was the fourth public meeting the group has held since it was formed by execu...

 2021-10-15 17:12 

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Study predicts 30% of U.S. congregations unlikely to survive the next 20 years...

A new wide-ranging multifaith study predicts that 30% of U.S. religious congregations will become defunct because of dramatic decreases in attendance over the coming two decades. A survey of 15,278 congregations in 80 Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Ba'...

 2021-10-15 16:56 

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Biden DOJ will ask Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law...

The Biden Justice Department on Friday announced it is planning to ask the Supreme Court to block Texas' abortion law after a federal appeals court refused to do so. Justice Department spokesman Anthony Coley said Friday that the department intends to...

 2021-10-15 16:52 

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DOJ will ask Supreme Court to halt Texas abortion law...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration said Friday it will turn next to the U.S. Supreme Court in another attempt to halt a Texas law that has banned most abortions since September. It comes as the Texas clinics are running out of avenues to ...

 2021-10-15 16:42 

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Russia says it pushed US destroyer from area near its waters...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry said a Russian warship on Friday prevented a U.S. Navy destroyer from what it described as an attempt to intrude into Russia's territorial waters in the Sea of Japan. The incident came as Russia and Ch...

 2021-10-15 16:32 

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Capitol Police officer indicted for obstruction after riot...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges after prosecutors say he helped to hide evidence of a rioter's involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection. The officer, Michael A. Riley, is accused ...

 2021-10-15 15:50 

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Who wants to be Dr. Fauci for Halloween?...

Children looking for a Halloween mask to go trick-or-treating this year have a new option: the king of masks himself, Dr. Anthony Fauci. However, the PDF printable paper masks seem unlikely to outperform Squid Game and Batman, this year's two hottest ...

 2021-10-15 15:18 

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In trial over Arbery death, racial reckoning looms large...

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) A framed photo on the wall of Travis Riddle's soul food restaurant shows the local sheriff arresting a gray-bearded white man with hands cuffed behind his back, a reminder to all who enter that for Riddle justice still waits to be ...

 2021-10-15 15:15 

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Biden's America headed toward Third World status...

About a decade ago I lived in the West African nation of Ghana. It is a wonderful place with delightful people. For those who may be unfamiliar, Ghana isn't exactly third-world but is most certainly nowhere near on par with economic industrial powerho...

 2021-10-15 15:05 

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Crime at the center of Atlanta mayor's race as voting begins...

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta mayoral candidates are talking about affordable housing, hoping to stave off a secession movement in a wealthy neighborhood and trading increasingly pointed jabs. But as in so many places across the country, the election is really abo...

 2021-10-15 14:19 

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Russia says it pushed U.S. destroyer from area near its waters...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry said a Russian warship on Friday prevented a U.S. Navy destroyer from what it described as an attempt to intrude into Russia's territorial waters in the Sea of Japan. The incident came as Russia and Ch...

 2021-10-15 14:02 

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Pelosi, Schumer watch support nose-dive among Black, Hispanic voters...

Support among Black voters and other minorities for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer is plummeting. Between April and September, Black support for Mrs. Pelosi and Mr. Schumer dropped from 50% to 39%, according to Pe...

 2021-10-15 13:46 

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FDA panel takes up tough questions on J&J COVID-19 boosters...

WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. health advisers on Friday tackled who should get boosters of Johnson & Johnson's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine and when - and whether using a competing brand for the second dose might provide better protection. The push for booster...

 2021-10-15 13:26 

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Former Trump press secretary says Psaki may have violated Hatch Act with praise for McAuliffe...

President Trump's former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday criticized her immediate successor, current White House press secretary Jen Psaki, suggesting she violated a federal law that bans government employees from political campaigning. M...

 2021-10-15 13:08 

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U.K. lawmaker stabbed while meeting constituents: Reports...

LONDON (AP) — British police say a man has been arrested after a stabbing in eastern England on Friday. Multiple media reports say the victim is a Conservative lawmaker attacked during a meeting with constituents. The Essex Police force said officer...

 2021-10-15 11:58 

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Republican attorneys general say there's no federal vaccine mandate for workers, vow to sue...

Republican attorneys general are advising their state residents that President Biden's federal mandate for coronavirus vaccinations is not yet in effect — but once it does become reality, they'll challenge it in the courts. Montana Attorney ...

 2021-10-15 09:35 

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Explosion in Shiite mosque in Afghanistan kills at least 7...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least seven people were killed and over a dozen wounded in an explosion at a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan during Friday prayers, a hospital official said. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion, ...

 2021-10-15 05:16 

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MIT grapples with early leader's stance on Native Americans...

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) As the third president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Francis Amasa Walker helped usher the school into national prominence in the late 1800s. But another part of his legacy has received renewed attention amid the nati...

 2021-10-15 05:10 

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Attorney: Cruz to plead guilty to Parkland school massacre...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) The gunman who killed 14 students and three staff members at a Parkland, Florida, high school will plead guilty to their murders, his attorneys said Friday, bringing some closure to a South Florida community more than three year...

 2021-10-15 03:00 

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Officials seek cause of Taiwan building fire that killed 46...

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese officials set up an independent commission Friday to investigate the conditions at a run-down building in the port city of Kaohsiung where a fire killed 46, while authorities scoured the blackened ruins for the cau...

 2021-10-15 01:53 

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Ronnie Floyd quits Southern Baptist Executive Committee role, citing 'deep disillusionment'...

The Rev. Ronnie W. Floyd, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, announced his resignation late Thursday amid rising controversy over a sexual abuse investigation. "Due to my personal integrity and the leadership res...

 2021-10-15 01:17 

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Bill Clinton hospitalized, spokesman says...

Former President Bill Clinton has been hospitalized, his spokesman posted Thursday evening on Twitter. Angel Urea wrote that Mr. Clinton was "admitted to [the University of California, Irvine] Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-COVID-relate...

 2021-10-15 01:14 

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Alex Ovechkin stands alone in city once awash with sports icons...

The arena was packed Wednesday night. The crowd was there for the start of the home opener of the Washington Capitals against the New York Rangers. But you had the feeling that the Capitals faithful — sitting there in their red jerseys and seeing th...

 2021-10-15 00:35 

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Nikolas Cruz set to plead guilty in Parkland shooting: Report...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A last-minute court hearing is set Friday in Florida for Nikolas Cruz, the man police said has confessed to the 2018 massacre of 17 people at a suburban high school. The hearing in Broward County Circuit Court was scheduled a...

 2021-10-14 23:29 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: All about the money...

These mask and vaccine mandates and their accompanying threats of arrest and employment termination -- even of those health-care heroes who have worked this pandemic for nearly two years and airline pilots -- is about as moronic as you can get. But NFL, c...

 2021-10-14 23:29 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Canceling Christmas...

Are you lonesome tonight, America? Well, due to phony 'supply chain' problems caused by a phony COVID-19 pandemic and lying Democratic and Republican politicians and their lapdogs in American society, you're about to get lonelier. This Christm...

 2021-10-14 23:29 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Tax the rich?...

I applaud you for the information you provide in Marc Short's "Raising taxes will destroy jobs" (Web, Sept. 8). I agree that taxes should not be raised. Throughout the past few years, the government has provided funds to people in need. Unfort...

 2021-10-14 23:07 

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Andrew McCabe wins back full pension after Trump firing...

WASHINGTON Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has won back his full pension as part of a settlement of his lawsuit arising from his firing during the Trump administration more than three years ago, his lawyers announced Thursday. McCabe, a frequent ...

 2021-10-14 22:37 

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China blames U.S. for poor military-to-military ties...

China's military is blaming the United States for poor military-to-military relations after the U.S. and Chinese militaries held their first video conference last month. Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Sr. Col. Wu Qian, who heads the Defens...

 2021-10-14 22:21 

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Stuart Scheller at court-martial wants Pentagon leaders to admit Afghan failures...

A Marine Corps officer who waged a one-man social media battle against senior Pentagon brass over their handling of the Afghan war pullout told the judge at his court-martial hearing on Thursday that he just wants U.S. military leaders to admit their fail...

 2021-10-14 22:14 

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Garland blasted for unleashing FBI on school board squabbles...

While Attorney General Merrick B. Garland sees a rising domestic threat to the nation's public schools, others are struggling to identify anything more insidious than irate parents getting rowdy at local board of education meetings. The Justice Depart...

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