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 2021-10-16 11:28 

Federal News Network

Fun stuff: aw, shucks...

Federal News Network's Jory Heckman speaks with Recreation News Publisher Karl Teel about interesting things to do in and near the nation's capital....

 2021-10-16 11:26 

Washington Post

U.S. plans to make 'condolence payments' to families of Afghans killed in botched drone strike...

The Pentagon has pledged to make undisclosed "ex gratia condolence payments" to Afghan families, after a botched drone strike in August....

 2021-10-16 11:25 

Raw Story

The facade of the GOP's respectability is crumbling...

I speculated Thursday. I said 2020 might have been the Republican Party's best and last shot at an authoritarian takeover. I said I can't know if that's true. The time for knowing is not yet here. But if it is true, it's because respectabl...

 2021-10-16 11:20 

US News & World Report

Former Iranian Central Bank Chief Sentenced to 10 Years on Corruption Charges...

(Reuters) - A former governor of Iran's Central Bank, Valiollah Seif, was sentenced on Saturday to 10 years in prison on corruption charges......

 2021-10-16 11:19 

Federal News Network

NASA's asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds...

A NASA spacecraft named Lucy has rocketed into the sky with diamonds on a 12-year quest to explore a record-setting eight asteroids......

 2021-10-16 11:18 

WTOP

Iran sentences ex-central bank chief to 10 years in prison...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A court sentenced the former governor of Iran's central bank to 10 years in prison for......

 2021-10-16 11:15 

Barron's

He Has Retired From His Working Career. He Hasn't Retired From Volunteering....

Living in Retirement: Volunteering has given our columnist a chance to learn useful skills, make lasting friends and memories, and stay grounded...

 2021-10-16 11:14 

NPR

Opinion: The global reason behind Chicago's 'garbage juice'...

Chicago residents are upset about a foul liquid running through their streets. NPR's Scott Simon notes that runoff from rundown garbage trucks has long had a stomach-turning nickname:...

 2021-10-16 11:07 

US News & World Report

Biden to Attend Memorial Service Honoring U.S. Law Enforcement Officers...

By Nandita BoseWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will attend a memorial service on Saturday at the United States......

 2021-10-16 11:07 

NPR

Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny tackle nuclear war and diplomacy in new crime novel...

The former secretary of state and the best-selling author say their new book, State of Terror is meant to serve as an entertaining yet cautionary tale that deals with the perils of the...

 2021-10-16 11:06 

US News & World Report

Hindu Group Urges India to Regulate Platforms, Cryptocurrency...

MUMBAI (Reuters) - A powerful right-wing Hindu group linked to India's ruling party has called for curbs on streaming platforms and......

 2021-10-16 11:06 

NPR

Sitting too much drags down your mental health. Here's how to get moving...

A lot of us have been sitting too much, and it's hard on us mentally as well as physically. Research shows breaking up that couch or desk time with short stints of movement can help lift your mood....

 2021-10-16 11:03 

WTOP

Russia's daily COVID-19 deaths top 1,000 for first time...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's daily death toll from COVID-19 has exceeded 1,000 for the first time as the country faces......

 2021-10-16 11:00 

Washington Examiner

Conservatives quit Biden's court-packing commission...

Two conservatives backed out of participating in President Joe Biden's bipartisan commission analyzing potential changes to the U.S. Supreme Court, as other legal experts in the group accused a preliminary court reform draft of being partisan against ...

 2021-10-16 11:00 

Washington Examiner

Los Angeles startup to test hydrogen-powered passenger jet...

A startup aiming for carbon-free aviation plans to hold an inaugural test flight powered by its hydrogen fuel cells next year....

 2021-10-16 11:00 

Washington Post

D.C. should consider excluding gun offenders from Youth Act leniency, police chief Contee says...

His concerns about the law were echoed by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and others after The Washington Post revealed that 51 percent of those sentenced under the act between 2019 and 2020 had committed a crime with a gun....

 2021-10-16 11:00 

Washington Post

In Kashmir, militants target minority civilians, stoking fears of a return to violent past...

The ratcheting tensions come amid a crackdown by the Indian government in Kashmir....

 2021-10-16 11:00 

Washington Post

Killing of British lawmaker highlights risks to elected officials around the world...

The security threat that lawmakers face varies around the world, but apart from the most senior elected officials, few receive round-the-clock protection....

 2021-10-16 11:00 

Reason.com

Today in Supreme Court History: October 16, 1898...

10/16/1898: Justice William O. Douglas's birthday....

 2021-10-16 11:00 

The Hill

Vilifying Republicans is part of the problem, not part of the solution...

Name-calling among partisans doesn't help solve two pressing social problems in America: gun violence and educational deficiencies....

 2021-10-16 11:00 

Washington Examiner

Walgreens is abandoning San Francisco because leftist policies created a shoplifting crisis...

Economics students learn in their 101 classes that basic markets can't function without a few prerequisites — namely, the protection of private property rights. It's an introductory concept because it's almost self-evident: How can peopl...

 2021-10-16 11:00 

Washington Examiner

'Everybody knows I like kids better than people': Quotes of the week...

With Congress on a break, this week's quotes of the week are somewhat more eclectic — ranging from Paul McCartney explaining who really broke up the Beatles, to Jon Gruden resigning as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders because of leaked emails...

 2021-10-16 11:00 

NPR

A refugee at 4, he felt like a lost star. Now his voice shines in a graphic memoir...

When Stars Are Scattered is the story of Omar Mohamed's years at a refugee camp in Kenya. He cared for his brother and found the courage to dream big. The book was a National Book Awards finalist....

 2021-10-16 11:00 

NPR

High schoolers are training to drive 18-wheelers amid a shortage of truck drivers...

The trucking industry is short 68,000 drivers. By 2028, industry officials fear the number could jump to more than 100,000. A California high school allows seniors to learn trucking skills....

 2021-10-16 11:00 

NPR

Haiti faces disasters and chaos. Its people are most likely to be denied U.S. asylum...

Of 4,202 applications from late 2018 to June 2021 only 194 were granted asylum. Some Haitians say there's been a history of racism and mistreatment by U.S. authorities for more than a century....

 2021-10-16 11:00 

NPR

Just the idea of House Speaker Trump could be a dream or nightmare for each party...

Some of the former president's boosters are pushing for him to lead the House if Republicans win it back in 2022. Even if he's not really interested, just the notion may be an issue in the midterms....

 2021-10-16 11:00 

NPR

Feel like you're missing something in 'Squid Game'? Here's a rundown...

Everyone's talking about the Netflix series Squid Game, about debt-ridden South Koreans playing deadly kids' games for cash — and if you feel like you're missing some cultural context, we can help....

 2021-10-16 11:00 

Washington Post

Alaska's Matanuska Glacier is public, but most visitors can reach it only via private land...

Although most of the glacier sits on state-owned land, Alaska controls no ready road entrances....

 2021-10-16 11:00 

Washington Examiner

Snail pace threatens Biden spending plans...

The slow pace of President Joe Biden's social welfare and climate spending package has gifted Republicans with more time to criticize it before the 2022 midterm elections....

 2021-10-16 11:00 

Barron's

How Volunteering in Retirement Can Help Your Community—and Your Own Health...

"Older adults who volunteer find themselves doing more walking, lifting, bending, and stretching. This degree of physical activity is essential for the prevention of disability and physical loss," says one geriatrician....

 2021-10-16 10:59 

US News & World Report

Taliban Pledge to Step up Security as Shi'ite Victims Buried in Afghanistan...

KABUL (Reuters) -Taliban authorities pledged to step up security at Shi'ite mosques as hundreds of people gathered on Saturday to bury the victims......

 2021-10-16 10:49 

NPR

Don't judge these teens by their tattoos...

Two Chicago-area high school podcasters say they've dreamed about tattoos since they were little. And they argue that people who have them shouldn't be judged by what's on the outside....

 2021-10-16 10:45 

Washington Examiner

The Debrief with Conn Carroll — Oct. 15...

Commentary Editor Conn Carroll joins Jim Antle for The Debrief: a look at the top stories of the week and what to expect moving forward....

 2021-10-16 10:45 

Washington Examiner

The Debrief with Greg Wilson — Oct. 15...

Managing Editor Greg Wilson joins Jim Antle for The Debrief: a look at the top stories of the week and what to expect moving forward....

 2021-10-16 10:39 

Raw Story

The ivermectin craze is being fueled by medical front groups with ties to right-wing dark money...

Two years ago, ivermectin was an obscure drug consigned only to those who had the rare displeasure of contracting parasites like scabies or river blindness. American doctors wrote a mere 150,000 prescriptions for the drug in 2019 roughly 0.1% of the presc...

 2021-10-16 10:37 

RealClearPolitics

For Our Reductive Politics, It's 'Time to Die'...

(Spoilers ahead: You have been warned.)The James Bond franchise's 25th official installment - "No Time to Die" - is in theaters and raking in hundreds of millions of dollars worldwide. Critics and everyday cinema-goers are signing off on the c...

 2021-10-16 10:37 

RealClearPolitics

Results Over Rhetoric: Biden's Divisive Administration...

As a candidate, Joe Biden promised to "restore the soul of the nation" and "unify" America. His presidency would be a return to normalcy, left-wing pundits proclaimed. "The adults are back in charge." It's been nine months sinc...

 2021-10-16 10:36 

RealClearPolitics

2022: The Year of the MAGA Outsiders...

With Donald Trump out of office, Democrats and their media allies posit that the America First movement is waning. The stellar abundance of proud outsider candidates running for office in 2022 dispels that notion. Like Trump himself, these new outsiders c...

 2021-10-16 10:35 

WTOP

Damaging wind, rain and thunder target DC area as temperatures fall...

A major drop in temperatures will follow a possible thunderstorm this afternoon, following one of the warmest starts to October on record in the D.C. region....

 2021-10-16 10:29 

Raw Story

Three children attacked a Black woman. A sheriff's deputy arrived — and beat her more...

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a deputy accused of holding a Black woman by her hair and slamming her head repeatedly into the pavement with such force that a witness to the Sept. 20 incident said it ripped several of Shantel A...

 2021-10-16 10:28 

WTOP

The Latest: Russia's daily virus death toll passes 1,000...

MOSCOW — Russia's daily death toll from COVID-19 has exceeded 1,000 for the first time as the country faces a......

 2021-10-16 10:26 

WTOP

Taiwan's leader pays respects to 46 dead in building inferno...

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president on Saturday paid her respects at a morgue to the dozens of people killed......

 2021-10-16 10:23 

Foreign Policy

Will Britain's Conservatives Be in Power Permanently?...

A new book argues that Boris Johnson's government is already losing its grip. Here's why that's wishful thinking....

 2021-10-16 10:18 

The Hill

Democratic incumbents bolster fundraising advantage in key Senate races...

Democratic senators waging tight reelection bids saw a windfall in fundraising in the third quarter of 2021, beefing up their war chests ahead of what are expected to be brutal fights to retain their seats....

 2021-10-16 10:16 

US News & World Report

NASA's Asteroid Hunter Lucy Soars Into Sky With Diamonds...

A NASA spacecraft named Lucy has rocketed into the sky with diamonds on a 12-year quest to explore a record-setting eight asteroids....

 2021-10-16 10:14 

WTOP

Merkel party leader urges unity after German election loss...

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party urged supporters Saturday to emulate the unity and......

 2021-10-16 10:09 

Raw Story

'Dangerous': Inside Greg Abbott's crazy Lone Star rebellion...

Apparently, the Republican argument suggests, we should just forget about the coronavirus and ignore a disease that has killed 700,000 Americans, variously overrun our hospitals, interrupted jobs, businesses, and lives, and has spurred a strong political ...

 2021-10-16 10:05 

The Hill

Progressives say go big and make life hard for GOP...

Progressives have a new argument for why their push for a broad array of social benefit programs is the right approach for President Biden and Democrats: It will put Republicans in a prickly spot if they fight to end the benefits down the road....

 2021-10-16 10:05 

The Hill

Biden giving stiff-arm to press interviews...

President Biden has only given 10 one-on-one press interviews since taking office in January, a low number that is drawing more attention toward the White House's efforts to control and manage the way Biden interacts with reporters....

 2021-10-16 10:00 

Washington Post

'Justice for J6' rally cost government agencies that assisted Capitol Police at least $790,000, according to estimates...

This is not the total cost to taxpayers as it does not include the response of U.S. Capitol Police....

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