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 2021-09-16 12:59 

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Scott Wagner, ex-Pa. governor contender, buys billboards depicting Biden as Taliban...

A former Pennsylvania state senator who ran for governor is reportedly behind a dozen billboards that depict President Biden as a Taliban fighter with the slogan "Making the Taliban Great Again!" WGAL-8 TV contacted the billboard company, Trone Ou...

 2021-09-16 12:54 

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U.S. unemployment claims rise after hitting pandemic low...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits moved up last week to 332,000 from a pandemic low, a sign that worsening COVID-19 infections may have slightly increased layoffs. Applications for jobless aid rose from 312,000 ...

 2021-09-16 12:34 

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France fumes over Aussie sub deal with U.S....

France lashed out Thursday at Australia for abandoning a submarine deal and striking a strategic pact with British and American allies that includes U.S.-made nuclear subs. "It's a stab in the back. We had established a trusting relationship with ...

 2021-09-16 12:04 

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Pope cites 'history of friendship' with vaccines; cardinal who resisted shot required treatment...

Pope Francis said Wednesday he does not know why some people resist the COVID-19 vaccines and finds it ironic that a cardinal who refused the shots needed treatment for the disease. "It's a bit strange because humanity has a history of friendship ...

 2021-09-16 11:10 

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Christian aid groups ask U.N. panel to eliminate overseas orphanages and institutionalization...

A coalition of Christian nonprofit groups is asking the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child to end support for "institutional" orphanages and emphasize family-based care for orphans, whose ranks have grown by 1.5 million during the...

 2021-09-16 10:46 

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Russia votes in parliament election without main opposition...

MOSCOW (AP) — After a few weeks of desultory campaigning but months of relentless official moves to shut down significant opposition, Russia is holding three days of voting this weekend in a parliamentary election that is unlikely to change the coun...

 2021-09-16 09:48 

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Elton John postpones European shows after hip injury...

LONDON (AP) — Elton John says he is postponing European dates on his world tour until 2023 so that he can have an operation on an injured hip. The 74-year-old singer-songwriter had been due to play cities in Britain and Europe this year as part of t...

 2021-09-16 09:26 

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United Nations launches assault on free speech...

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for global action to curb disinformation and stop conspiracy theories in their tracks, saying among the many lessons learned from the coronavirus is the need to restore "integrity" in the public discu...

 2021-09-16 09:01 

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German police detain 4 on Yom Kippur after synagogue threat...

BERLIN (AP) — German security officials said Thursday they had detained four people, one of them a 16-year-old, in connection with a suspected plan to attack a synagogue in the western city of Hagen. The detentions took place on Yom Kippur, the holi...

 2021-09-16 08:51 

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Second major felon found on Afghan evacuation flight...

Another Afghan who had been deported from the U.S. after an aggravated felony conviction was found on an evacuation flight back to the U.S. this month, The Washington Times has learned. The man, who had a 2011 conviction for aggravated robbery and was dep...

 2021-09-16 03:49 

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Derek Chauvin to be arraigned for alleged civil rights violation...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday for allegedly violating the civil rights of a teenager in a separate case that involved a restraint similar...

 2021-09-16 01:49 

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Contest winners, health worker orbiting world in SpaceX first private flight...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The four people on SpaceX's first private flight are fairly ordinary, down-to-Earth types brought together by chance. They'll circle Earth for three days at an unusually high altitude — on their own without ...

 2021-09-16 01:26 

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Making money in boxing means not saying you're sorry...

Making money in boxing means never having to say you're sorry. Not for allowing Evander Holyfield to risk his life at the age of 58 just to make a few bucks. Certainly not for stealing money from gullible fans for a farce of a pay per view show that w...

 2021-09-16 01:14 

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White House offers Nicki Minaj a call to answer vaccine questions...

The White House offered Wednesday to connect Nicki Minaj with one of the Biden administration's doctors to address her questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, after the Trinidadian-born rapper's erroneous tweet alleging the vaccine causes impotence ...

 2021-09-16 00:46 

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Wang Yi, China's foreign minister, blasts Five Eyes intel-sharing pact...

A little-reported proposal by U.S. lawmakers to consider expanding the number of foreign nations allowed to participate in a sensitive intelligence-sharing program known as "Five Eyes" is causing a stir among American allies in Asia and pre-emptiv...

 2021-09-15 23:54 

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France calls killing of Islamic State leader big victory...

PARIS (AP) — France killed the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara because the group attacked French aid workers, African civilians and U.S. troops, French officials said Thursday, calling him "enemy No. 1" in protracted anti-terro...

 2021-09-15 23:52 

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Democrats extend timeline to pass $3.5T bill, slowed down by resistance from the party's moderates...

Congressional Democrats are pushing back the timeline to pass President Biden's $3.5 trillion expansion of the social safety net, shifting strategy in response to intransigence from the key moderate swing votes. Senate Democrats left Washington on Wed...

 2021-09-15 23:32 

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Border apprehensions dropped in August; still on pace to challenge worst year on record...

The Border Patrol saw a small drop in illegal immigrant encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border in August but still recorded one of the worst months on record as the ongoing migrant surge tests the Biden administration. And in a troubling sign, the number of...

 2021-09-15 22:56 

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Gen. Mark Milley's role in Trump's final days incites furor...

If the Pentagon gave out medals for dodging incoming artillery from Congress, Gen. Mark Milley, the embattled Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, would have several more to add to his uniform. The controversy swirling around the Pentagon's top unif...

 2021-09-15 22:26 

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Moderates, far-left Democrats clash over Pelosi's plan to lower Medicare drug prices...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi struggled on Wednesday to attach one of her top priorities — a plan to lower Medicare drug prices — to the $3.5 trillion social welfare bill. The legislation that would allow Medicare to force drug companies to negot...

 2021-09-15 22:11 

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Newt Gingrich: GOP will win in 2022 by targeting Democrats as 'big government socialists'...

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that Republicans can't afford to blow a once-in-a-generation campaign opportunity to tag all congressional Democrats as "big government socialists" by supporting President B...

 2021-09-15 22:05 

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U.S., Australia, U.K. to share nuclear submarine technology under new security pact...

President Biden on Wednesday announced a historical security partnership between the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia that will allow the three nations to share defense technologies, including plans for nuclear submarines. The trilateral secur...

 2021-09-15 22:03 

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Court rejects NSA warrantless surveillance lawsuit on 'state secrets' grounds...

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A divided federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an ACLU lawsuit challenging a portion of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance of Americans' international email and phone communications. The ...

 2021-09-15 21:37 

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'Justice for J6' rally scares Washington but organizers call it a civil rights action...

The organizers of the "Justice for J6" rally scheduled for Saturday at the U.S. Capitol say they are spotlighting the "immoral" treatment of people charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot. The rally is expected to bring about 600 people...

 2021-09-15 21:23 

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Biden, world leaders to meet, discuss climate change...

President Biden will meet virtually with other world leaders to discuss how to combat climate change, a senior administration official said Wednesday. Mr. Biden is reviving the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, an Obama-era initiative designed ...

 2021-09-15 21:22 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Taliban has no better friend than Biden...

Let me get this straight. From recent congressional hearings, we learn that President Biden's best defense for his decision to abandon Afghanistan to the Taliban is essentialy, 'Trump made me do it.' How pathetic. The next thing you know, he&#...

 2021-09-15 21:22 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Undisputed catastrophe...

When Democrats savage a secretary of state who serves in a presidential administration of their party, it is obvious that something significant has taken place. This is what we have seen in the hot-seat testimony of Secretary Antony Blinken before the Hou...

 2021-09-15 21:22 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Founders didn't envision today's America...

No other country on the face of the Earth has been more blessed by God than America. Our nation's birth was a monumental upset over the most powerful country in the world at the time. Our Founding Fathers risked everything for our independence -- thei...

 2021-09-15 21:21 

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Border migrants refuse to wear masks or social distance, inspector general says...

Illegal immigrants refuse to social distance or wear masks and can't be kept in quarantine even if they do contract the coronavirus, the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general said in a report Wednesday that undercuts many of the Bide...

 2021-09-15 21:10 

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House Democrats advance plan for bigger Obamacare with subsidies for all...

House Democrats on Tuesday moved to make permanent a dramatic expansion of Obamacare that includes giving government subsidies for health insurance to the poor and wealthy alike. Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee approved the subsidies-for-a...

 2021-09-15 21:06 

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Democrats tout California recall defeat as win for Biden, loss for Trump...

Republicans' takeaway from the California recall defeat was that removing a cash-flush Democratic governor in a deep-blue state is a big ask, no matter how weak his record. But for Democrats, the result was all about Joseph R. Biden and Donald Trump. ...

 2021-09-15 21:04 

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Dennis Hastert, ex-House speaker, settles child sexual abuse payments lawsuit...

YORKVILLE, Ill. — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse reached a tentative out-of-court settlement Wednesday over Hastert's refusal to pay the man $1.8 million - the outstanding balance in hush...

 2021-09-15 20:59 

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Somewhere over the horizon, blithe assurances fly...

L. Frank Baum wrote "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" almost 40 years before MGM brought the story to the silver screen. Though it's a classic, the movie is not entirely faithful to the book. The novel tells us the "wizard" is a man who has...

 2021-09-15 20:25 

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Inside the Beltway: Democrats reject common sense solutions...

Republican members of the House Homeland Security Committee have shared an exacting list of 18 "common sense" amendments they had proposed to bolster U.S. border security, as part of the $3.5 trillion spending plan. All were voted down by the Demo...

 2021-09-15 20:06 

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Ransomware gangs' methods match state-sponsored attackers as assaults get more sophisticated...

Ransomware gangs are using methods akin to state-sponsored cyberattackers and have focused their targeting on more lucrative potential victims, according to cybersecurity researchers. As ransomware gangs hit prominent victims such as a pipeline company an...

 2021-09-15 19:58 

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Bush remarks, Milley actions show elitist contempt for U.S. voters...

This last week provides us with two shocking examples of how the government industrial complex is working against us citizens and this country's founding principles. Originally, my column was going to be about former President George W. Bush's sho...

 2021-09-15 19:52 

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Senators demand Milley face Congress over revelations he usurped Trump's authority...

Sens. John Cornyn and Rand Paul on Wednesday called for Gen. Mark Milley to answer questions on Capitol Hill and face possible consequences over a report he secretly communicated with China's top general. Sen. Cornyn, a Texas Republican on the Select ...

 2021-09-15 19:49 

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New York requires masks in child-care centers...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) All workers at child-care centers in New York now must wear face coverings under a plan announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday. The Democratic governor said the requirement is effective "now" and applies to all staff and vis...

 2021-09-15 19:44 

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Shocking photos show 4,500 migrants camped under bridge in Texas community...

An impromptu migrant camp under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, has swollen to more than 4,500 people, according to Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez, who said it's become an untenable situation for all involved. Shocking photos show the crush o...

 2021-09-15 19:41 

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SpaceX aiming for night launch of 4 on 1st private flight...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) SpaceX aimed to blast a billionaire into orbit Wednesday night with his two contest winners and a health care worker who survived childhood cancer. It's the first chartered passenger flight for Elon Musk's SpaceX and a bi...

 2021-09-15 19:27 

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Biden touts vaccine mandates, economic benefits of shots with business leaders...

President Biden on Wednesday said "vaccine requirements work" as he promoted his COVID-19 plan in a meeting with executives from Microsoft, Disney and other large companies. Mr. Biden said Louisiana State University imposed a mandate and saw resul...

 2021-09-15 19:22 

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Maryland seafood company owner hired 89 illegal immigrants, cheated on guest-worker program...

The owner of seafood and ice-processing companies on Maryland's Eastern Shore pleaded guilty this week to employing at least 89 illegal immigrant workers and also abusing the system for guest-workers, undercutting Americans' wages. Philip J. "...

 2021-09-15 19:19 

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Marsha Blackburn rips Biden's 'redefining' Taliban as legitimate government: 'These are terrorists'...

Sen. Marsha Blackburn on Wednesday blasted President Biden and his national security team for what the Tennessee Republican calls an attempt to paint the Taliban in a positive light to lessen criticism of a botched U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Mrs. B...

 2021-09-15 19:13 

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Washington QBs vs. the NY Giants...

Washington quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's on-field thigh injury put the NFL team in an all-too-familiar position in asking a familiar question: Who's next? Quarterback Gus Frerotte strained his neck by headbutting a padded concrete wall as part of...

 2021-09-15 19:10 

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Trump team surprised by Milley calls to China...

Senior Trump administration officials voiced concern and surprise this week over telephone calls to a Chinese military leader by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley before and after the 2020 presidential election. The Washington Post reported ...

 2021-09-15 18:37 

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Florida paddleboarder fends off attacking alligator with oar...

OCALA, Fla. (AP) A Florida woman who was floating on a paddleboard in the Silver River used her paddle to push away a large alligator that swam directly toward her in a frightful, up-close encounter captured in startling videos and photographs. The alliga...

 2021-09-15 18:36 

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First transgender bishop hopes election promotes 'safe lives' for peers...

Bishop Megan Rohrer is happy about breaking a barrier as the nation's first transgender bishop, but looks toward the day when sexual identity is a non-issue. "My fervent prayer [is we] will have a day when all people's private parts are privat...

 2021-09-15 18:32 

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Psaki refuses to say if Biden has confidence in FBI director amid Nassar testimony...

White House press secretary Jen Psaki Wednesday dodged questions about whether President Biden has confidence in his FBI director amid emotional Capitol Hill testimony from Olympic gymnasts about how the bureau bungled the investigation into convicted chi...

 2021-09-15 18:28 

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Christopher Wray, FBI director, 'furious' over botched Nassar probe, apologizes for misconduct...

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday apologized to the U.S. gymnasts who were sexually abused by Larry Nassar and said the agency's failure to properly investigate allegations against him "was beyond the pale." "I am sorry that so ma...

 2021-09-15 18:22 

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Biden has 'great confidence' in Gen. Milley despite the general's anti-Trump maneuvers...

President Biden on Wednesday expressed his full confidence in Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, despite a report that he circumvented then-President Donald Trump to intervene with other countries. "I have great confidence in...

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