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 2021-12-01 18:09 

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Republicans attack Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly in Spanish-language ad...

Senate Republicans' campaign committee is attacking Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona in a new Spanish-language television ad that casts the Democrat as blind to the needs of his Hispanic constituents. Mr. Kelly is viewed as vulnerable in the 2022 midterm el...

 2021-12-01 18:04 

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Korea peace declaration wouldn't secure real peace...

Despite North Korea's ongoing nuclear weapons buildup and provocations, South Korean President Moon Jae-in is trying to convince the United States to declare an end to the Korean War. While the 1950-53 war seems a relic of the past, North Korea today ...

 2021-12-01 17:35 

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Fourth student dies from Michigan high school shooting...

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A fourth student, a 17-year-old boy, died Wednesday from wounds he suffered when a sophomore opened fire at a Michigan high school a day earlier, authorities said. The other dead included a 16-year-old boy who died in a...

 2021-12-01 17:22 

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Supreme Court tests Roe; conservative justices mull scrapping 'viability' standard for abortion bans...

Supreme Court justices flirted Wednesday with scraping away at the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that created a national right to abortion, pondering whether states should have freedom to bar abortions altogether or at least weeks before currently al...

 2021-12-01 17:13 

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Champ Carlsen suffers, but holds draw to keep chess title fight tied...

There were some uncomfortable moments for Norwegian world chess champion Magnus Carlsen, but he was able to secure a draw with the Black pieces in Wednesday's Game 5 of his scheduled 14-game title match with Russian challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi. The ...

 2021-12-01 17:09 

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Visa CEO: COVID caused permanent shift to digital payments...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Al Kelly believes there has been a permanent shift in how consumers worldwide pay for goods and services. His 91-year-old parents are a prime example. The CEO of payments processing giant Visa recently visited his mother just after she&...

 2021-12-01 16:57 

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GOP lawmakers push government shutdown over Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate...

A cadre of GOP House and Senate lawmakers say they are planning to force a government shutdown later this week over President Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Republicans Rep. Chip Roy of Texas and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah are pitching lawmakers within...

 2021-12-01 16:46 

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Outside Supreme Court, crowd amplifies abortion arguments...

WASHINGTON (AP) Hundreds of abortion debate partisans crowded the plaza in front of the Supreme Court on Wednesday, intermingling and trading chants as justices heard the highly anticipated arguments inside. "Who's choice?" "My choice,"...

 2021-12-01 16:44 

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Who are the victims of Oxford High School shooting?...

The three teenagers killed by a fellow student at Oxford High School in Michigan were being remembered Wednesday for their commitment to athletics, art and family. Here's what we know about those killed during the shooting on Tuesday: Madisyn Baldwin&...

 2021-12-01 16:34 

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'Ah-mic-ron?' 'Oh-mic-ron? New variant becomes a tongue-twister...

There are many unknowns about the omicron variant of the coronavirus, including whether it spreads faster than other strains or is more deadly. But here's another puzzler: How to pronounce it. World Health Organization officials give Greek names to ne...

 2021-12-01 16:28 

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Muslim group protests alleged hate crime in Maryland public school...

A Muslim advocacy group is urging Baltimore County Public Schools to immediately notify parents and guardians of alleged hate crimes after a sixth-grade girl said another student tried to yank off her hijab between classes last month. Zainab Chaudry, Mary...

 2021-12-01 16:19 

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Charlie Baker, Massachusetts governor, opts against reelection bid...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday he will not run for reelection in 2022. The two-term moderate Republican governor and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito delivered the announcement in a joint statement, saying another hard-fought campaign would hin...

 2021-12-01 15:26 

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Republican Gov. Charlie Baker won't seek 3rd term as Massachusetts governor...

BOSTON (AP) Republican Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday he won't seek a third term as governor of Massachusetts, where his party is bitterly split between supporters and foes of former President Donald Trump. Baker's decision comes near the ...

 2021-12-01 15:11 

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Officials: Sides reach tentative pact in Reno bus strike...

RENO, Nev. (AP) A union for drivers and the operator of metro Reno's transit bus system say they've reached a tentative agreement to settle a contract dispute that dramatically reduced service during the past three weeks. Officials of Teamsters Lo...

 2021-12-01 14:59 

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Trump tested positive for COVID three days before first debate with Biden, Meadows says in new book...

Former President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 three days before his first debate with Joseph R. Biden, according to his former chief of staff Mark Meadows. Mr. Meadows writes in a book due for release next week that Mr. Trump tested positive ...

 2021-12-01 14:55 

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Letitia James, N.Y. attorney general, says state should become abortion sanctuary...

New York's attorney general said Wednesday that the state should create a fund to help out-of-state women come to seek abortions if the Supreme Court overturns the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and allows other states to ban the procedure. Letitia James, ...

 2021-12-01 14:46 

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Former FDA chief: Omicron is definitely here, but don't rearrange your life...

Former Food and Drug Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Wednesday it is a "foregone conclusion" that the omicron variant of the coronavirus is present in the U.S. however vaccinated persons shouldn't rearrange their lives. "I'm not c...

 2021-12-01 14:15 

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The hard truths of abortion and the sanctity of human life...

Abortion is the ending of human life, and as such, is a difficult topic for anyone to discuss. I know this personally because, as a teenager, I once considered having an abortion. But even then, as I sat in the Planned Parenthood examination room in 1985 ...

 2021-12-01 14:08 

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Joe Biden considering new travel rules to deal with omicron variant: Report...

President Biden is reportedly considering stricter requirements on travelers entering the U.S. as he preps a Thursday speech on ways to stave off a winter COVID-19 spike and deal with the omicron threat. The draft proposals, first reported by The Washingt...

 2021-12-01 13:39 

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Poll shows lack of confidence in U.S. military, sees China as major threat...

A new poll shows that most Americans lack confidence that the U.S. military will be able to thwart China, which they see as the nation's most pressing threat. Only 45% of Americans have a "great deal of trust and confidence" in the military, a...

 2021-12-01 13:32 

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Maryland man sentenced to life plus 10 years in murder case...

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) A Maryland man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 10 years after he was found guilty in a fatal shooting in 2018, officials said. According to a news release from the State's Attorney Office in Prince George's Count...

 2021-12-01 13:11 

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Explosion of WWII bomb in Munich injures 4, disrupts trains...

BERLIN (AP) — A World War II bomb exploded at a construction site next to a busy railway line in Munich on Wednesday, injuring four people, one of them seriously, German authorities said. A column of smoke was seen rising from the site near the Donn...

 2021-12-01 12:55 

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Nigeria finds samples of omicron variant from October...

Nigeria on Wednesday said it found a coronavirus sample with the omicron variant from October, suggesting the strain was circulating far before it burst into view last week in a cluster within South Africa. "Retrospective sequencing of the previously ...

 2021-12-01 12:50 

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Hundreds of NYC jailers face suspension over vaccine mandate...

NEW YORK (AP) New York City's troubled jail system is facing more turmoil: the suspension of potentially hundreds of corrections officers for failing to meet a Tuesday night deadline to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The city's Department of Cor...

 2021-12-01 12:40 

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Jan. 6 panel to vote on contempt against Jeffrey Clark, former DOJ official...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection will vote on pursuing contempt charges against a former Justice Department official Wednesday as the committee aggressively seeks to gain answers about the violent ...

 2021-12-01 11:51 

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Omicron unravels travel industry's plans for a comeback...

Tourism businesses that were just finding their footing after nearly two years of devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic are being rattled again as countries throw up new barriers to travel in an effort to contain the omicron variant. From shopping ...

 2021-12-01 11:10 

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UN migration agency: COVID has 'radically altered' mobility...

GENEVA (AP) - The U.N. migration agency says the coronavirus pandemic appears to have accelerated "hostile rhetoric" against migrants in the world and "radically altered" mobility, projecting in a new report that travel and other COVID-19-...

 2021-12-01 11:04 

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U.S., South Korea to bolster alliance at talks but questions remain...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived in South Korea on Wednesday for annual security talks expected to bolster the countries' decades-long military alliance in the face of North Korean nuclear threats and mountin...

 2021-12-01 05:44 

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Student shoots, kills 3, injures 8 at Michigan high school...

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school, killing three students, including a 16-year-old boy who died in a deputy's patrol car on the way to a hospital, authorities said. Eight other people w...

 2021-12-01 05:26 

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Japan suspends new reservations on all incoming flights...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan continued its aggressive stance against a new coronavirus variant on Wednesday, asking international airlines to stop taking new reservations for all flights arriving in the country until the end of December in a further tightenin...

 2021-12-01 05:10 

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Abortion rights at stake in historic Supreme Court arguments...

WASHINGTON (AP) Abortion rights are on the line at the Supreme Court in historic arguments over the landmark ruling nearly 50 years ago that declared a nationwide right to end a pregnancy. The justices on Wednesday will weigh whether to uphold a Mississip...

 2021-12-01 02:43 

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Lauren Boebert 'appropriate' punishment sought by Muslim lawmakers...

A group of Islamic lawmakers Tuesday night announced they are talking to the Democratic leadership about how they think GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert should be punished for comments she made about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar being a suicide bomber. Flanked by fe...

 2021-12-01 01:49 

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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen predicts 'revolution' if Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade...

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire Democrat, warned of a "revolution" if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade as the rhetoric heated up ahead of oral argument Wednesday in a pivotal abortion case. Ms. Shaheen's comment came on a Monday pres...

 2021-12-01 00:58 

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Pentagon Global Posture Review blasted for lack of China action...

A "whiff." A "word salad." "Sticking our heads in the sand." The Pentagon's much-touted Global Posture Review is racking up some pretty brutal reviews of its own. Critics across the spectrum say the strategic blueprint ordered ...

 2021-12-01 00:33 

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Smollett trial brings back 'modern day lynching' tweet to haunt Kamala Harris...

The trial of Jussie Smollett over an alleged hate-crime hoax thrust Vice President Kamala Harris back into the spotlight over her shoot-from-the-hip tweet that he was the victim of a "modern day lynching." Ms. Harris was hit with a wave of social ...

 2021-12-01 00:26 

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Judge extends block of Biden vaccine mandate for health workers nationwide...

A federal judge in Louisiana on Tuesday temporarily blocked the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers nationwide where it is still in effect. U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty's preliminary injunction comes one da...

 2021-12-01 00:14 

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De Blasio touts city-approved sites for supervised use of heroin, drugs...

New York City this week became the first U.S. city to open government-approved injection sites for people to use heroin and other narcotics under medical supervision. Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's health department announced Tuesday the opening ...

 2021-12-01 00:00 

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Lawmakers fume over U.S. pandemic relief funds pilfered by crime gangs in China, Russia...

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill demanded hearings into fraud in the government's coronavirus unemployment benefit program after hearing that crime syndicates in China, Russia and other adversary nations pocketed tens of billions of dollars. Both Republicans...

 2021-11-30 23:38 

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Former Southern Baptist head Merritt quits seminary role after report of racist joke...

The Rev. James Merritt, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, withdrew as a visiting professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest after accusations surfaced that he told a "racist joke" in private board me...

 2021-11-30 23:31 

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CNN suspends Chris Cuomo...

NEW YORK — CNN said Tuesday it was suspending anchor Chris Cuomo indefinitely after details emerged about how he helped his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as he faced charges of sexual harassment. The network said that documents release...

 2021-11-30 23:09 

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Inside the Beltway: Herschel Walker: America's 'worth fighting for'...

Football great Herschel Walker declared his intent to run for the U.S. Senate seat in Georgia on Aug. 24 and now reveals he has organized 34N22 — a political action committee now up and running to support the conservative Republican. "The group ...

 2021-11-30 22:58 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Hydrogen not so green after all...

Before we enthusiastically invest in hydrogen as part of the "decarbonization" strategy suggested by Rich Powell,several mitigating factors should be considered ("Hydrogen investments may be key to global energy competitiveness for U.S.," ...

 2021-11-30 22:58 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Maxwell treatment shameful...

Human rights lawyers Francois Zimeray and Jessica Finelle have filed a complaint with the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention alleging "serious violations of Ghislaine Maxwell's defence rights and presumption of innocence." The...

 2021-11-30 22:58 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: When prosecutors get it wrong...

Recently we have seen three high-profile cases in which prosecutor decisions have been proven badly wrong. In Wisconsin, Kyle Rittenhouse, seriously overcharged in the opinion of many legal experts, was found not guilty of every single charge. In Georgia,...

 2021-11-30 22:57 

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Court orders DOJ to release four unredacted pages of Mueller report...

A D.C. federal judge on Tuesday ordered the Justice Department to release four unredacted pages of the Mueller report that describe who was investigated, but not charged in the special counsel's probe into alleged Trump-Russia campaign collusion. The ...

 2021-11-30 22:55 

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Biden considers nominating Elizabeth Warren ally Richard Cordray as top banking regulator...

President Biden is considering nominating Richard Cordray, a close ally of far-left champion Sen. Elizabeth Warren, to serve as the Federal Reserve's top banking regulator, according to reports Tuesday. If nominated and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, M...

 2021-11-30 22:52 

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Omicron spooks Wall Street, Dow plunges...

Financial markets reeled Tuesday after vaccine-maker Moderna predicted the omicron variant would inflict a "material drop" in their COVID-19 shots' power and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell said the viral strain could produce "do...

 2021-11-30 22:43 

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Biden offers sympathies for school shooting victims in Michigan: 'Unimaginable grief'...

President Biden on Tuesday said his "heart goes out" to the victims and their families of a school shooting in Michigan. "My heart goes out to the families enduring the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one," he said as he began a speec...

 2021-11-30 22:09 

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Austin says no pay for Guard troops who won't take the COVID vaccine...

National Guard troops refusing the COVID-19 vaccination won't be paid for their drills or be excused from any training or duty conducted while under federal authority, according to a memo released Tuesday by the Pentagon. The memo from Secretary of De...

 2021-11-30 21:50 

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Biden' Democracy Summit - Dividing instead of Uniting the World...

"The future ain't what it used to be." — Yogi Berra Whether or not President Biden has any understanding that today's geopolitical landscape is very different from the one which he experienced as the "end of history" was bein...

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