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 2021-07-23 01:06 

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Senate bill bolsters security for critical infrastructure...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill Thursday to fortify the federal government's defense against cyberattacks. The bill is sponsored by leaders of the Senate committees on intelligence and homeland security, inclu...

 2021-07-22 19:30 

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Dems renew questions about FBI background check of Kavanaugh...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are raising new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI's background investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the FBI revealed that it had received thousands of tips and had provided &#...

 2021-07-21 21:58 

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Sen. Rand Paul's dustup with Fauci raises question: What is gain-of-function research?...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. , and Chief Medical Advisor to the President Anthony Fauci exchanged blows during a Senate hearing Tuesday over what constitutes gain-of-function research. This is not the first time the Republican senator ha...

 2021-07-21 20:38 

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Sen. Rand Paul, Dr. Anthony Fauci clash over NIH funding of Wuhan research...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — He's been the steady hand at the helm, throughout the storm of a global pandemic. But now Dr. Anthony Fauci is the target of one senator who has suggested Fauci lied to Congress about funding a specific type of research in Wuh...

 2021-07-21 19:50 

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Gen. Milley says Taliban appear to have 'strategic momentum'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Taliban appear to have "strategic momentum" in the fight for control of Afghanistan as they put increasing pressure on key cities, setting the stage for a decisive period in coming weeks as American forces complete thei...

 2021-07-21 16:51 

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McCarthy says GOP may boycott Jan. 6 probe after Pelosi blocks 2 members...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy says the GOP won't participate in a House investigation of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol if Democrats won't accept the members he appointed. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday re...

 2021-07-21 16:25 

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Russia launches lab module to International Space Station...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Wednesday successfully launched a long-delayed lab module for the International Space Station that is intended to provide more room for scientific experiments and space for the crew. A Proton-M booster rocket carrying the Nau...

 2021-07-21 01:16 

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3 GOP House members lose appeals over $500 mask fines...

COLUMBIA, S. C. (AP) — Three Republican U. S. House members have lost appeals challenging fines for not wearing face coverings on the House floor earlier this year. On Tuesday, the U. S. House Ethics Committee released statements noting that U. S. R...

 2021-07-21 01:00 

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House Democrat proposes space tourism tax...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — A House Democrat wants to tax space flights for anything other than scientific research. Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, a senior member on the House committee responsible for the country's tax codes, proposed a space tax Tues...

 2021-07-20 22:02 

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McConnell urges Americans: 'Get vaccinated' as cases spike...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell implored unvaccinated Americans Tuesday to take the COVID-19 shot, issuing a stark and grave warning of a repeat of last year's rising caseloads and shutdowns if people refuse to protect...

 2021-07-20 20:46 

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Millions of mosquitoes swarm darkening the sky...

KAMCHATKA KRAI, Russia (Zenger News) — A Russian motorist captured video while driving through a huge 'tornado' of millions of randy mosquitoes looking to mate. The unusual phenomenon was filmed in the village of Ust-Kamchatsk in the far-eas...

 2021-07-20 18:39 

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Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes joins US Senate race...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes on Tuesday joined the crowded Democratic field for the U. S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, vying to become the first African American from Wisconsin to serve in the ...

 2021-07-20 17:43 

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Putin hails Russia's air power as new fighter goes on view...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian aircraft makers on Tuesday unveiled a prototype of a new fighter jet that features stealth capabilities and other advanced characteristics and will be offered to foreign buyers. Russian President Vladimir Putin inspected the pr...

 2021-07-20 00:20 

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McCarthy proposes 5 Republicans to sit on Jan. 6 panel...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has picked five Republicans to sit on the new select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, signaling that Republicans will participate in the investigation that they...

 2021-07-17 20:15 

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3 Texas Democrats who fled elections bill vote get COVID...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of the Democratic state lawmakers who fled Texas to stymie a Republican-backed effort to impose broad new voting restrictions have tested positive for COVID-19, the Texas House's Democratic caucus said Saturday. One lawma...

 2021-07-17 02:40 

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Gladiator costume-clad rioter arrested; filmed melee for mom...

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man who stormed the U. S. Capitol on Jan. 6 while wearing a Roman gladiator costume and narrated the melee in videos for his mother has been arrested, authorities said. Nathan Wayne Entrekin, 48, told the FBI that former Pr...

 2021-07-17 01:19 

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Biden to meet with Iraqi prime minister at White House...

President Joe Biden will meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi later this month in Washington, the White House said Friday. The meeting set for July 26 comes at a pivotal point in the U. S. -Iraq relationship, and amid growing concerns about m...

 2021-07-16 19:44 

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Biden picks former Sen. Tom Udall for New Zealand ambassador...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating former New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall to serve as his ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa. Udall, a Democrat, retired in 2021 after two terms in the Senate representing New Mexico. He spent five terms i...

 2021-07-16 17:39 

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US warns companies about doing business in Hong Kong...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration issued a blanket warning Friday to U. S. firms about the risks of doing business in Hong Kong as China continues to clamp down on political and economic freedoms in the territory....

 2021-07-16 11:58 

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Pyotr Mamonov, Russian rock musician and actor, dies at 70...

MOSCOW (AP) — Pyotr Mamonov, a rock musician, poet and actor who was a prominent figure in Russia's cultural scene for decades, has died. He was 70. Mamonov died Thursday at a Moscow hospital after two weeks in an artificial coma on a ventilator...

 2021-07-15 23:15 

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Senate committee holding hearing after report found problems in FBI's Nassar investigation...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold an oversight hearing after a government watchdog found the FBI seriously mishandled the case against former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. The Justice Department's inspector g...

 2021-07-15 22:17 

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Friendly disagreement: Biden, Merkel discuss Russia pipeline...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Welcoming Angela Merkel to the White House for a final time, President Joe Biden renewed his concerns to the German chancellor Thursday about a major, nearly complete Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline but said they agreed Russia must ...

 2021-07-15 20:34 

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Redistricting could incentivize House Democrats to return to Texas...

As Texas House Democrats remain in Washington, D. C. , in an attempt to kill the election bill passed out of the Senate this week, Republicans say the redistricting process falling in the hands of an all-Republican board if quorum is still broken will lik...

 2021-07-15 18:16 

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Lawmakers move forward on two separate spending packages...

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is setting deadlines on two separate spending packages next week. That includes a $3. 5 trillion deal Democrats reached on Tuesday, which covers child care, health care, free community college, and various environmenta...

 2021-07-15 16:51 

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Top Senate Dem sets infrastructure vote, pressures lawmakers...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pressured lawmakers Thursday to reach agreement by next week on a pair of massive domestic spending measures, signaling Democrats' desire to push ahead aggressively on President Joe Biden...

 2021-07-15 14:32 

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Murders are up in cities around the country. But are killers walking free?...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - Cities around the country are reporting a rise in violent crime, with homicides up and families afraid in their own neighborhoods. The FBI has not released their national murder clearance rate yet for 2020, but The National Desk's 4...

 2021-07-14 21:40 

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UK to ban online racists from games after Euro 2020 uproar...

LONDON (AP) — U. K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government plans to ban anyone guilty of online racist abuse from soccer matches as authorities continue to respond to the lawlessness connected to England's loss in the final of the Euro...

 2021-07-14 20:13 

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Justice Dept. watchdog: FBI seriously mishandled Nassar case...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI made numerous serious errors in investigating allegations against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar and didn't treat the case with the "utmost seriousness," the Justice Department's ins...

 2021-07-14 19:45 

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Senators start push to legalize marijuana at federal level...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is leading a push to legalize marijuana at the federal level. Along with Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Ron Wyden of Oregon, Schumer on Wednesday released a draft of legislation that would...

 2021-07-14 16:44 

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FBI trying to identify man as part of child sexual exploitation investigation...

From the FBI - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public's assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual ...

 2021-07-14 12:19 

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Bush criticizes Afghanistan withdrawal, fears for women...

BERLIN (AP) — Former President George W. Bush criticized the Western withdrawal from Afghanistan in an interview with a German broadcaster released Wednesday, saying he fears that Afghan women and girls will "suffer unspeakable harm. "Asked ...

 2021-07-14 11:56 

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Unable to leave Russia, director attends Cannes virtually...

CANNES, France (AP) — Celebrated Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov is banned from leaving his home country, so he is attending the Cannes Film Festival virtually. Serebrennikov phoned into the red-carpet premiere of his film, "Petrov's ...

 2021-07-13 20:24 

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Biden taps former GOP Sen. Jeff Flake for Turkey ambassador...

President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated former Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican lawmaker who endorsed his 2020 run for the White House, to serve as U. S. ambassador to Turkey. Flake served in the U. S. Senate from Arizona from 2013 to 2019 and in the U. S. ...

 2021-07-13 18:19 

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Officials: Afghan delegation, Taliban to talk peace in Qatar...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A high powered Afghan government delegation, which will include the head of the country's reconciliation council, is to meet the Taliban in Doha to jump-start a long-stalled peace process, two Afghan officials said Tues...

 2021-07-13 17:18 

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Russia against US troops in Central Asia near Afghanistan...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has strongly warned the United States against deploying its troops in the former Soviet Central Asian nations following their withdrawal from Afghanistan, a senior diplomat said in remarks published on Tuesday. Russia's Depu...

 2021-07-13 15:54 

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Death toll from fire in Iraqi hospital COVID ward rises to 92, Iraq news agency says...

BAGHDAD (AP) — The death toll from a catastrophic blaze that erupted at a coronavirus hospital ward in southern Iraq Monday rose to 92 on Tuesday, Iraqi medical officials said. Many died from severe injuries. Two health officials said more than 100 ...

 2021-07-12 19:04 

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Merkel doubts Biden meeting will solve gas pipeline dispute...

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she doubts the dispute between her country and the United States over a nearly completed gas pipeline from Russia will be fully resolved at a meeting with President Joe Biden this week. ...

 2021-07-12 13:43 

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Police investigate racist abuse of three England players after Euro 2021 final...

LONDON (AP) — British police opened investigations Monday into the racist abuse of three Black players who missed penalties in England's shootout loss to Italy in the European Championship final. The Metropolitan Police condemned the "unacce...

 2021-07-11 22:30 

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Italy wins Euro 2020, beats England in penalty shootout...

LONDON (AP) — Italian soccer's redemption story is complete. England's painful half-century wait for a major title goes on. And it just had to be because of a penalty shootout. Italy won the European Championship for the second time by beati...

 2021-07-10 02:45 

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White House calling out critics of door-to-door vaccine push...

WASHINGTON (AP) — "A disservice to the country. " "Inaccurate disinformation. " "Literally killing people. " For months, the Biden White House refrained from criticizing Republican officials who played down the importance of ...

 2021-07-09 21:13 

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Push to raise IRS funding in infrastructure deal faces growing GOP resistance...

New funding for the Internal Revenue Service contained in the bipartisan infrastructure framework is seen by Democrats as a vital tool to combat tax evasion by the wealthy, but conservative activists are appealing to long-standing Republican grievances ag...

 2021-07-09 17:17 

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Biden tells Putin Russia must crack down on cybercriminals...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a Friday phone call that he must "take action" against cybercriminals acting in his country and that the U. S. reserves the right to "defend its people and it...

 2021-07-07 19:15 

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Body cam prompts new look at what killed Black motorist...

The FBI is taking the unusual step of ordering a new look at the autopsy of Black motorist Ronald Greene to consider evidence not provided after his 2019 death, including graphic body camera video of Louisiana state troopers stunning, punching and draggin...

 2021-07-06 16:14 

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Diver's 'jawsome' courage as he hand-feeds killer sharks...

Brave scuba divers visit several fearsome sharks in Hawaiian waters, pat their heads and hand-feed them fish. The footage was shared on Instagram by Saveliy Mankovskiy, who was born in Russia, raised in New York and moved to Hawaii 14 years ago, when he w...

 2021-07-06 13:28 

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Pompeo to headline GOP dinner in early-voting South Carolina...

COLUMBIA, S. C. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to keynote the signature fundraiser for the Republican Party in South Carolina, home to the first southern presidential primary and crucial destination for potential White House hop...

 2021-07-06 12:44 

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Parts of missing Russian plane found; 28 aboard feared dead...

MOSCOW (AP) — Wreckage from a plane carrying 28 people that went missing Tuesday was found a few miles (kilometers) from the airport in Russia's Far East where it was supposed to land, officials said, and everyone aboard was feared dead. The Ant...

 2021-07-05 20:04 

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US left Afghan airfield at night, didn't tell new commander...

BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) — The U. S. left Afghanistan's Bagram Airfield after nearly 20 years by shutting off the electricity and slipping away in the night without notifying the base's new Afghan commander, who discovered the Americans'...

 2021-07-05 11:16 

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Political insider: American policy in Afghanistan was a 'complete failure'...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - Last week, reporters repeatedly asked President Joe Biden questions about the Afghan government and U. S. troop withdrawal, drawing frustration from President Biden ahead of the July 4 holiday weekend. "I'm not going to answer a...

 2021-07-02 18:14 

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Trump ally in Pennsylvania raises 2020 election audit plan...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Following in the footsteps of Arizona's Senate Republicans, Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled Senate is considering an investigation into how last year's presidential election was conducted, a quest fueled by fo...

 2021-07-01 16:15 

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NSA discloses hacking methods it says are used by Russia...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U. S. and British agencies disclosed on Thursday details of "brute force" methods they say have been used by Russian intelligence to try to break into the cloud services of hundreds of government agencies, energy companies ...

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