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 2022-05-18 20:23 

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Watchdog report blames Trump and Biden administrations for collapse of Afghan troops...

A new report from the U.S.' Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR for short, says former President Donald Trump and President Biden's decisions to withdraw U.S. forces and contractor support from Afghanistan were the &...

 2022-05-18 02:46 

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Madison Cawthorn concedes in North Carolina GOP House primary...

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) has conceded defeat in the Republican primary for North Carolina's 11th Congressional District. Cawthorn's representative, Luke Ball, told reporters that the freshman lawmaker called his opponent Chuck Edwards, a con...

 2022-05-15 14:23 

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Dr. Oz condemns 'Islamophobic' comments from surging Kathy Barnette...

Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is running for Pennsylvania's open Senate seat as a Republican, slammed primary opponent Kathy Barnette on Saturday for her history of posting Islamophobic tweets, Fox News reports . If elected, Oz would be the first Muslim senator ...

 2022-05-15 13:57 

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Russia has lost a third of its invasion force, U.K. intelligence says...

United Kingdom military intelligence said Sunday that Russia has lost around one-third of the ground combat forces it deployed when the invasion began in February, Reuters and Al Jazeera report. U.K. intelligence also concluded that Russia's offensive...

 2022-05-14 09:58 

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Scammed by romance and Bitcoin...

Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial insight, gathered from around the web: Too-great expectations College students are dreaming too big when it comes to first-job salary expectations, said Wyatte Grantham-Philips in USA Today . A surv...

 2022-05-13 14:29 

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Brittney Griner's detention in Russia extended for another month...

Brittney Griner's detention in Russia has been extended once again. The WNBA star's lawyer told The Associated Press that her pre-trial detention has been extended by one month following a hearing in Moscow. The attorney, Alexander Boykov, said th...

 2022-05-13 10:01 

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This is life in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover...

It's been a chaotic nine months since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan — the economy is in a free fall; methamphetamine production has exploded; the United Nations estimates that half of the country's population is suffering from ac...

 2022-05-12 18:02 

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Jan. 6 committee subpoenas 5 House Republicans, including Kevin McCarthy...

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot subpoenaed five House Republicans, including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), on Thursday, marking a "significant escalation" in the panel's investigative efforts, The ...

 2022-05-12 03:52 

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North Korea enters lockdown after 1st official COVID-19 outbreak...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered a strict national lockdown after a COVID-19 outbreak was confirmed in Pyongyang, the capital, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Thursday. This is the first cases of COVID-19 acknowledged by North...

 2022-05-11 09:58 

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How would an EU ban on Russian oil affect the price of gas in America?...

Oil is one of Russia's top exports and the European Union is one of its biggest customers. The EU receives about a quarter of its crude oil imports from the Russia. The EU is trying to finalize another round of sanctions against Russia, including a ba...

 2022-05-10 21:43 

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Kathy Barnette neck-and-neck with Trump-endorsed Dr. Oz in Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary, poll shows...

Kathy Barnette has surged in the Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary, shooting past former hedge fund CEO David McCormick and drawing almost even with the Trump-endorsed Dr. Mehmet Oz , a recent Trafalgar Group poll shows . The poll shows Oz in first p...

 2022-05-08 16:44 

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Muslim women in Afghanistan must wear head-to-toe coverings in public, Taliban orders...

The Taliban government of Afghanistan announced Saturday that Muslim women would be required to wear head-to-toe coverings in public, The Washington Post reports . "This is not a restriction on women but an order of the Quran," said Akif Muhajir, ...

 2022-05-05 17:46 

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Schumer says Senate will vote to codify Roe next week, but bid is likely doomed...

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Thursday that the Senate will vote next week on advancing legislation that codifies the landmark Roe v. Wade (1973) abortion rights decision into law. Schumer called the vote "one of the most imp...

 2022-05-04 21:41 

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Putin-allied Belarus begins large-scale combat readiness drills...

Belarus, a nation closely allied to Russia, announced Wednesday that its military would engage in large-scale combat readiness drills, Reuters reported . According to The Kyiv Independent , "local residents reported spotting columns of military vehicl...

 2022-05-04 09:52 

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What the right is saying about Biden's 'Orwellian' disinformation board...

The Department of Homeland Security is creating a "Disinformation Governance Board" in order to combat the spread of misleading information coming from Russia and human smugglers. Here's everything you need to know: 'Orwellian' The Bid...

 2022-05-04 04:31 

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Ex-DHS chief Chad Wolf delayed, altered intelligence report on Russian meddling in 2020 election, IG finds...

Former acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf inappropriately interfered with a 2020 intelligence assessment that Russia was trying to meddle in the 2020 election, delaying and making changes to the report that "appear to be based in part on pol...

 2022-05-04 01:53 

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J.D. Vance projected to win GOP Senate primary in Ohio...

J.D. Vance, a venture capitalist and author of the memoir Hillbilly Elegy , won the Republican Senate primary in Ohio on Tuesday night, NBC News , The New York Times , and The Associated Press project. With 76 percent of precincts reporting, Vance has 31....

 2022-05-03 09:55 

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What to watch for in the Ohio and Indiana primary elections...

On Tuesday, Ohio and Indiana will hold statewide primaries, marking the first multistate election day of the 2022 midterms. Here's what you need to know: On the Buckeye Ballot The highest-profile race in Ohio is the Republican Senate primary, in which...

 2022-04-27 22:57 

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Kevin McCarthy defends Jan. 6 comments about Trump resignation...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) defended himself against criticism from the hardline Trumpist wing of his party on Wednesday after audio recordings of comments he made following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot were released last week, The Washington Post...

 2022-04-27 21:35 

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EU officials compare Russian gas shut-offs to 'blackmail'...

Gazprom, Russia's state-controlled gas company, cut off the supply of natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria on Wednesday, an escalation European Union officials have equated to "blackmail," The Washington Post reports. The Kremlin said it shut of...

 2022-04-27 14:41 

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Russia releases former Marine Trevor Reed in surprise prisoner swap with U.S....

Former Marine and American citizen Trevor Reed has been released from Russian custody in a surprise prisoner swap between Russia and the U.S., The Associated Press reports Wednesday morning. Russia traded Reed, who was arrested in the summer of 2019, for ...

 2022-04-27 04:25 

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Tucker Carlson, Matt Gaetz slam Kevin McCarthy as 'MSNBC contributor,' 'weak' over leaked Jan. 6 comments...

On the same Jan. 10, 2021, conference call where House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) privately told colleagues he would urge former President Donald Trump to resign for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection , McCarthy identified several ...

 2022-04-26 23:39 

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Russia to stop sending gas to Poland and Bulgaria...

Russian energy giant Gazprom notified Poland and Bulgaria on Tuesday that starting Wednesday, it will stop sending gas to both countries. The news was relayed to the Bulgarian Energy Ministry and Poland's state gas company PGNiG. Both countries previo...

 2022-04-26 18:18 

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Donald Trump Jr. warned on Jan. 6 that riot fallout could 'f--k' his father's 'entire legacy,' newly released text shows...

A cache of 2,319 text messages sent and received by former President Donald Trump's White House chief of staff Mark Meadows between Election Day 2020 and President Biden's inauguration shows a group of Republican lawmakers and operatives working t...

 2022-04-25 01:19 

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Ukrainian officials say Blinken and Austin met with Zelensky in Kyiv...

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin traveled to Kyiv and met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday afternoon, Ukrainian officials said. They are the first top U.S. officials known to visit Kyiv since Russia...

 2022-04-24 16:26 

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Utah Dems nominate no one to challenge Mike Lee, pinning hopes on independent Evan McMullin...

Utah Democrats declined to nominate a candidate for U.S. Senate at their nominating convention on Saturday in order to give independent Evan McMullin a better chance at defeating Sen. Mike Lee (R) , ABC News reports . Democrat Kael Weston sought the party...

 2022-04-24 15:28 

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Orrin Hatch, longest-serving GOP senator in U.S. history, dead at 88...

Former Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who served in the U.S. Senate from 1977 to 2019, died Saturday at the age of 88, The New York Times reports . Hatch was the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, with a tenure of exactly 42 years. He is the ...

 2022-04-24 14:34 

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Trump touts J.D. Vance at Ohio rally...

Former President Donald Trump appeared at a rally in Delaware County, Ohio, on Saturday night, where he urged voters to support Hillbilly Elegy author — and former Never-Trumper — J.D. Vance in the state's competitive Republican Senate pri...

 2022-04-23 18:28 

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Will Saturday's Trump rally propel J.D. Vance to victory in Ohio?...

Former President Donald Trump plans to hold a rally Saturday night in Delaware County, Ohio, in an attempt to propel Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance to victory in the state's May 3 Republican Senate primary, Fox News and The Hill report. Trump endor...

 2022-04-22 18:01 

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France says it has evidence Russia tried to frame it with mass graves in Mali...

Russian mercenaries, likely with the Wagner Group, buried a dozen Malian bodies in a mass grave about 2.5 miles east of France's former Gossi military base with the goal of blaming France, a French military officer tells The Associated Press . The Fre...

 2022-04-22 15:47 

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Leaked audio: Kevin McCarthy says Trump accepted 'some responsibility' for Jan. 6...

Yet another piece of leaked audio of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has emerged. CNN on Friday aired audio in which McCarthy can be heard telling Republican lawmakers in January of 2021 that former President Donald Trump told him he bears...

 2022-04-22 15:08 

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Kevin McCarthy's sin was trying to be virtuous...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is suddenly caught in the most curious of scandals. On Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show Thursday night, The New York Times reporters behind a new book about the Jan. 6 insurrection played a tape of a conferenc...

 2022-04-22 08:55 

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Listen to Kevin McCarthy say he will tell Trump to resign after Jan. 6 Capitol riot, contradicting new denial...

Six days after the Jan. 6, 2021, siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told a handful of House GOP colleagues "I've had it with this guy," meaning Trump, and h...

 2022-04-21 16:01 

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13 Larry Nassar victims file claims totaling $130M against FBI...

Thirteen of Larry Nassar's sexual assault victims have requested $10 million each from the FBI, after it was concluded last year that the bureau botched its investigation into the sports doctor, The Associated Press reports. Lawyers for the victims cl...

 2022-04-20 19:20 

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DOJ charges 21 people for COVID-related medical fraud...

The U.S. Department of Justice announced charges on Wednesday against 21 people who allegedly participated in COVID-19 medical fraud schemes that netted them almost $150 million, Axios reports . "This COVID-19 health care fraud enforcement action invo...

 2022-04-20 13:11 

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U.K. judge approves Julian Assange's extradition to the United States...

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a step closer to getting extradited to the United States. A judge in the U.K. on Wednesday approved Assange's extradition to the U.S., meaning the next step is for Britain's interior minister to make a decision ...

 2022-04-19 20:40 

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How an Uber driver's dashcam footage assisted in the arrest of a Capitol rioter...

An Uber driver helped the FBI arrest a participant in the Capitol riot by turning in a dashcam recording of a conversation he had with a passenger on Jan. 6, NBC News reports per court records unsealed Tuesday. On Jan. 6, the Uber driver picked up a riote...

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