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 2022-01-27 02:32 

WCTI

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How long does it take to confirm a Supreme Court justice?...

WASHINGTON (TND) — After it was announced that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer would be retiring, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to confirm Justice Breyer's replacement with "all deliberate speed" Wednesday. But with the justic...

 2022-01-27 00:00 

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Seoul: N Korea fires projectile in 6th launch this month...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military says North Korea has fired at least one unidentified projectile into the sea in its sixth weapons launch this month. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff on Thursday didn't immediately say ...

 2022-01-26 19:01 

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Trans athlete ban approved by South Dakota committee...

PIERRE, S. D. (AP) — A South Dakota House committee on Wednesday approved a proposal from Republican Gov. Kristi Noem to ban transgender women and girls from competing in school sports leagues that match their gender identity. All 11 Republicans on ...

 2022-01-26 16:26 

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Tennessee bill proposes relocating undocumented immigrants to Biden's hometown...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Tennessee lawmaker filed a billWednesday that proposes relocating those in the U. S. illegally to the hometowns of President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck ...

 2022-01-26 15:41 

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IRS tax return backlog should have been addressed a year ago, said Rep. Brady...

WASHINGTON (TND) — With tax season officially underway, the IRS is facing mounting pressure under a system plagued with ancient technology, a worker shortage and a backlog of millions of outstanding returns from last year. Caption: Rep. Kevin Brady ...

 2022-01-26 00:37 

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No Trump endorsement? Senate hopeful enlists other GOP stars...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With former President Donald Trump holding off on making a new endorsement in Pennsylvania's closely watched Republican primary for U. S. Senate, former hedge fund CEO David McCormick is turning to other influencers in the...

 2022-01-25 22:52 

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Pelosi to seek reelection in 2022...

WASHINGTON (TND) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday she will seek reelection in the 2022 midterms with control of the House at stake. The Democrat has represented parts of San Francisco for 33 years and been a member of House leadership ...

 2022-01-25 15:30 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

'Crime that hides in plain sight': FBI releases warning signs of human trafficking...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WZTV) — Although the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigates human trafficking cases throughout the year, the agency announced January marks National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The FBI describes human trafficking ...

 2022-01-25 12:40 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Taliban talks in Norway enter last day with bilateral format...

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The last day of talks between the Taliban and western diplomats has begun in Oslo with a bilateral meeting with Norwegian government officials focused largely on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. The three-day talks open...

 2022-01-24 23:45 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

2 US Senate candidates in Ohio jump primaries and debate...

A Trump-aligned Republican and an underdog progressive Democrat are taking an unusually early step in their campaigns for the U. S. Senate: They're holding a debate. The odd match-up between Josh Mandel, a former GOP state treasurer, and Democrat Morg...

 2022-01-24 22:40 

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IRS: Some may see smaller refunds, or none at all this tax season...

EAST PROVIDENCE, R. I. (WJAR) — Like it or not, tax season is upon us. The IRS will start accepting returns Monday, and certain families and individuals are facing smaller refunds or no refund at all. Caption: "There's a lot of changes this ...

 2022-01-24 17:39 

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Dow drops 1,000 points as markets extend their slide in 2022...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average has dropped more than 1,000 points Monday as financial markets buckled in anticipation of inflation-fighting measures from the Federal Reserve and the possibility of conflict between Russia and Ukrain...

 2022-01-24 17:34 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Why the effort to help Afghanistan is falling short...

WASHINGTON (AP) — As winter deepens, a grim situation in Afghanistan is getting worse. Freezing temperatures are compounding misery from the downward spiral that has come with the fall of the U. S. -backed government and the Taliban takeover. Aid gr...

 2022-01-24 13:32 

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wins first stage in effort to appeal US extradition...

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday won the first stage of his effort to overturn a U. K. ruling that opened the door for his extradition to U. S. to stand trial on espionage charges. The High Court in London gave Assange permis...

 2022-01-24 13:09 

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Taliban hold first talks in Europe since taking over Afghanistan...

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Taliban and western diplomats have began their first official talks in Europe since they took over control of Afghanistan in August. The closed-door meetings were taking place at a hotel in the snow-capped mountains above the...

 2022-01-22 11:29 

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As COVID hospitalizations surge, NC asks FEMA for support...

As North Carolina hospitals treat a record number of coronavirus patients, state health officials announced that they're seeking federal support in the Charlotte area. With Atrium Health, the state's largest health provider, Health and Human Servi...

 2022-01-22 03:02 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Concerns linger as vaccine mandate for foreign truckers goes into effect...

WASHINGTON (TND) — A new federal vaccine mandate going into effect Saturday and it's causing stress for some truckers and industry leaders. Starting at 12 a. m. on Jan. 22, the Department of Homeland Security will require all foreigners entering...

 2022-01-22 01:00 

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McConnell responds to uproar over voter comments...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back Friday against the uproar over a comment he made about African American voters, calling the criticism directed his way "outrageous. " "I've never been accused ...

 2022-01-21 21:15 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

FBI: Brian Laundrie's writing claimed responsibility for Gabby Petito's death...

TAMPA, Fla. (WPEC) — The FBI has given its final update on the Gabby Petito-Brian Laundrie case and there is new information concerning something found near Laundrie's body. The FBI opened the case on Sept. 12, 2021, after getting reports from P...

 2022-01-21 11:55 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

IRS in crisis: 'File as quickly as possible,' says tax specialist...

WASHINGTON (TND) — Tax filing season starts Jan. 24, and experts say the IRS is in crisis as they face staffing shortages and a backlog of six million unprocessed tax returns from 2020. "Unfortunately, this has been a slow-moving train wreck for...

 2022-01-20 23:20 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Schumer: 'We made progress' on voting bill, filibuster rules...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in an interview Thursday that Democrats "made progress" toward changing the Senate's filibuster rules to advance sweeping voting legislation, despite the dramatic collapse of th...

 2022-01-20 22:24 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

McConnell: Black people vote at similar rates to 'Americans'...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is drawing criticism for comments he made shortly before the GOP blocked a federal elections bill, when he said that "African American" voters cast ballots at similar rates to &...

 2022-01-20 18:19 

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Sen. Rand Paul: 'Inflation is disproportionately hurting the working class and the poor'...

WASHINGTON (TND) — As the economy and out-of-control inflation affect all Americans, some lawmakers are warning the worst is still ahead. Prices jumped 7% over the past year, the fastest pace in nearly 40 years. Since the beginning of the pandemic, ...

 2022-01-20 17:58 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

US sanctions Ukrainian officials accused of helping Russia...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U. S. Treasury Department levied new sanctions Thursday against four Ukrainian officials, including two current members of parliament who administration officials say are part of a Russian influence effort to set the pretext fo...

 2022-01-20 16:57 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Poll shows voters shifting away from Democratic party...

WASHINGTON (TND) — Officially one full year sinceJoe Biden was sworn into the White House, the president continues to find himself facing one crisis after another and falling poll numbers. Forty-two percent of voters are Democrats or Democrat-leanin...

 2022-01-19 01:52 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Florida Democrat sworn in as newest member of House...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick of Florida was sworn in as the newest member of the House on Tuesday, filling the seat last held by Alcee Hastings, who died in April of pancreatic cancer. She'll boost the Democrats&#...

 2022-01-19 00:28 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Kidnapping plot suspects argue for jury to see statements, texts by FBI agents and sources...

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WWMT) — Five men accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appeared in federal court Tuesday, their attorneys arguing a jury should have access to out-of-court statements by FBI agents and confidential informants and t...

 2022-01-18 23:29 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Russia's using ransomware groups as a bargaining chip, cyber experts warn...

WASHINGTON (TND) — Russia is using ransomware groups as a bargaining chip to entice the U. S. to steer clear of future economic sanctions, cyber experts warn. President Joe Biden got a win earlier this week when Moscow arrested more than a dozenRuss...

 2022-01-18 19:03 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

FBI, US agencies look beyond indictments in cybercrime fight...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI and other federal agencies are increasingly looking to counter cyber threats through tools other than criminal indictments, the bureau's top cyber official said in an interview with The Associated Press. Arrests and ind...

 2022-01-18 12:56 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Sinema, Manchin slammed as Senate begins debating voting bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing stark criticism from civil rights leaders, senators return to Capitol Hill under intense pressure to change their rules and break a Republican filibuster that has hopelessly stalled voting legislation. The Senate is set to l...

 2022-01-18 10:44 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Hong Kong to kill 2,000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19...

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for the coronavirus at a pet store where an employee was also infected. The city will also stop the ...

 2022-01-18 03:44 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Hong Kong arrests 2 ex-air crew for breaking COVID-19 rules...

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested two former flight attendants for allegedly leaving their homes when they should have been in isolation for possible coronavirus infections, which were later confirmed. The two arrived from the U. S on Dec. ...

 2022-01-15 20:09 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Taliban pledge all girls in schools soon...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers say they hope to be able to open all schools for girls across the country after late March, their spokesman told The Associated Press on Saturday, offering the first timeline for address...

 2022-01-15 02:07 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

US names intelligence official to counter election threats...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday named a career CIA official to coordinate the intelligence community's response to election threats from Russia, China and other adversaries. Jeffrey Wichman was named election threats executi...

 2022-01-14 03:01 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Democrats defeat GOP sanctions on Russian gas pipeline...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Thursday defeated a bill by Texas Republican Ted Cruz that would have slammed sanctions on businesses involved in a Russian natural gas pipeline to Germany, denouncing it as a GOP political gesture that would ha...

 2022-01-14 00:34 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

In Washington, a day of snapshots of divisions and futility...

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was a closed-door huddle by an embattled President Joe Biden with his own party's senators, apparently for naught. An eyebrow-raising speech on the Senate floor by a recalcitrant Democrat. And a defiant news conference by...

 2022-01-13 17:32 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Sen. Rand Paul: Dr. Fauci needs to be replaced and 'out of the equation'...

WASHINGTON (TND) — Emails between Dr. Anthony Fauci and former National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins became a fiery issue during a hearing on Capitol Hill. "This proposal from three fringe epidemiologists who met with the Se...

 2022-01-13 15:42 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

FBI asking for witnesses after homicide along Blue Ridge Parkway...

The FBI and National Park Service are asking for anyone who may have seen three men on the Blue Ridge Parkway in October to contact them. On October 9, 2021, the body of Josue Calderon, 33, of Rhode Island, was found along the Blue Ridge Parkway near mile...

 2022-01-13 14:23 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

GOP leader Kevin McCarthy says he won't cooperate with Jan. 6 panel...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is refusing a request by the House panel investigating the U. S. Capitol insurrection to submit to an interview and turn over records pertaining to the deadly riot. The panel is seeking first-ha...

 2022-01-13 13:23 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Democrats switch strategy on voting bill as Biden pushes action...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are trying to force a public showdown over their sweeping elections legislation, aiming to launch debate on a key party priority even though there's no assurance the bill will come to a vote. Majority Leader Ch...

 2022-01-12 22:04 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

McConnell slams Biden speech: 'I did not recognize the man at the podium yesterday'...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted President Joe Biden's Tuesday speech in Atlanta endorsing Democrats' election reforms, expressing displeasure with the president's abandonment of "rational persuasion for pure demagoguery. ...

 2022-01-12 21:24 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Jan. 6 panel requests interview from GOP leader Kevin McCarthy...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the U. S. Capitol insurrection requested an interview and records from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday, shifting their investigation to a top ally of former President Donald Trump in ...

 2022-01-12 02:21 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Democrat Cherfilus-McCormick wins Florida US House seat in special election...

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) — Democratic candidate Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick will bolster a slim majority in the U. S. House after winning a special election Tuesday night to fill the seat of late Rep. Alcee Hastings. Cherfilus-McCormick defeated ...

 2022-01-12 00:11 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Kazakh leader: Russia-led security group to pull out troops...

MOSCOW (AP) — The president of Kazakhstan announced Tuesday that a Russia-led security alliance will start pulling out its troops from the Central Asian nation in two days after completing its mission. The mostly Russian troops were deployed to Kaza...

 2022-01-11 22:47 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Planners of Jan. 6 Trump rally subpoenaed by House panel...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the U. S. Capitol insurrection issued subpoenas on Tuesday to two Republican strategists and a Trump administration official regarding their involvement in the planning and preparation of one of the ra...

 2022-01-11 21:23 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Senate hearing on pandemic gets testy: 'What a moron'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U. S. government's top infectious disease expert, angrily accused a senator Tuesday of making false accusations that are leading to threats against him -- all to raise political cash. Republican Sen. Rand...

 2022-01-11 13:14 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

US announces $308 million in aid for Afghans as crisis grows...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has announced $308 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan, offering new aid to the country as it edges toward a humanitarian crisis since the Taliban takeover nearly five months ago. White Hou...

 2022-01-11 03:44 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

IRS says to expect delays with tax returns this year...

WASHINGTON (TND) — The Internal Revenue Service is issuing a warning to Americans: expect a delay in your tax refunds this year. The IRS will begin accepting returns on Jan. 24 and the deadline is April 18, but the agency is dealing with a perfect s...

 2022-01-10 23:06 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

South Korea says North Korea fired unidentified projectile into sea...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has fired unidentified projectile into sea....

 2022-01-10 22:16 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

26 House Dems announce they will not run for reelection in the 2022 midterms...

WASHINGTON (TND) — Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter is the latest Democrat in the House of Representatives to announce he will not run for reelection in 2022. This brings the total number of current House Democrats not seeking reelection to 26. House Rep...

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