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 2021-12-08 02:58 

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Australia joins U.S. in diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday that Australia will join the U.S. in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Games over human rights concerns. Morrison said it should come as no surprise that Aust...

 2021-12-08 02:49 

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House passes filibuster carveout for Democrats to unilaterally hike debt limit...

House Democrats forced through a bill on Tuesday creating a one-time exception to the filibuster to raise the nation's borrowing limit before next week's deadline. In a narrow 222-to-212 vote, lawmakers passed the measure along nearly party lines ...

 2021-12-08 01:48 

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Joe Manchin: Social-welfare bill may raise inflation...

Sen. Joe Manchin III, a key swing vote for the White House's legislative agenda, warned Tuesday that President Biden's $1.75 trillion social welfare bill could exacerbate the skyrocketing inflation that has rocked the country in recent months. Mr....

 2021-12-08 01:17 

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Chris Magnus, Customs and Border Protection nominee, squeaks through confirmation vote in Senate...

President Biden's pick to lead the country's top border agency was confirmed Tuesday on a near party-line vote in the Senate, installing someone who's argued for a more lenient approach toward illegal immigration. Chris Magnus, chief of police...

 2021-12-08 01:07 

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Patriots' downfall after Tom Brady lasted one season...

It didn't take long for the New England Patriots to become the New England Patriots again. After stumbling through a 7-9 season last year while watching Tom Brady win a seventh ring in his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Bill Belichick'...

 2021-12-08 00:57 

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Steph Curry still must-see TV, anytime cameras are near...

The shot has been replayed millions of times already on video and social platforms. And considering it was from the stands before a game, it obviously didn't even count. Such is the lure of Stephen Curry. When he does something, everyone tunes in. For...

 2021-12-08 00:07 

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Jon Tester becomes second Senate Democrat to buck Biden on private sector vaccine mandates...

Another moderate Senate Democrat plans to back a Republican-led effort to overturn President Biden's national vaccine mandate for private businesses in a direct rebuke of the White House. Sen. Jon Tester, Montana Democrat, announced Tuesday that while...

 2021-12-07 23:45 

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Jan. 6 panel faces setbacks in tussles with key witnesses...

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol encountered dual setbacks on Tuesday in its attempts to corral key witnesses. Early Tuesday, former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows withdrew his cooperation with the investig...

 2021-12-07 23:38 

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TWT poll reveals most voters reject vaccine mandates for police...

Voters don't want police fired for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccination, according to a Washington Times poll that found Americans see public safety as a serious policy issue. By a 59-31 margin, voters said a mandate on police would leave departme...

 2021-12-07 23:16 

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Building the border wall is popular again...

Americans believe a border wall is part of the solution to illegal immigration and oppose the Biden administration's plans to pay settlements to illegal immigrants whose families were separated after they jumped the border in the Trump era, according ...

 2021-12-07 23:10 

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Florida National Guard troops train Ukraine's military as Russian forces mass on the border...

A brigade of Army soldiers from the Florida National Guard has been in Ukraine for about a week on a training mission, even as Russian forces continue massing on the border and both countries' political leaders try to lower tensions. The troops, assig...

 2021-12-07 23:09 

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Biden's Supreme Court panel doesn't recommend adding justices, other big changes...

They studied, listened and debated, and after seven months of work, President Biden's commission on the Supreme Court failed to recommend any big changes to the way the justices operate. While suggesting that term limits deserve a closer look, the pan...

 2021-12-07 23:08 

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Senate Judiciary Republicans demand Garland withdraw school-board memo...

The Senate Judiciary Committee's Republicans have demanded that Attorney General Merrick Garland rescind his controversial school-board memo after learning that the FBI created a "threat tag" to track risks to education personnel. The 11 Repub...

 2021-12-07 22:23 

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Inside the Beltway: The U.S. border challenge accelerates...

Immigrants are still arriving — and arriving — at the southern U.S. border. Fox News national correspondent Bill Melugin is in the region, and offers updated numbers about who was apprehended and who literally got away. "In the last 24 hou...

 2021-12-07 22:14 

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Plumber who found cash at Joel Osteen's Houston Church to get $20,000 reward...

The Houston plumber who found a stash of cash in the wall of a bathroom at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church will have a very merry Christmas indeed. The plumber will pocket a $20,000 reward for his find. Lakewood, one of the nation's largest megachur...

 2021-12-07 22:02 

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Federal judge halts Biden vaccine mandate for contractors nationwide...

The Biden administration's order that federal contractors vaccinate their workers against COVID-19 has been halted nationwide. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia ruled Tuesday, according to CNBC, that the Associated Builders ...

 2021-12-07 21:55 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Deterrence requires power behind it...

In his Commentary piece, "Biden's 'no first use' strategy would dismantle nuclear deterrence" (Web, Nov. 29) Jed Babbin expresses concern that the nuclear posture review being prepared by the current administration might include a "...

 2021-12-07 21:55 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Gerrymandering should not be tolerated...

"Justice Department sues Texas, claiming redistricting maps are discriminatory" (Web, Dec. 6) reports the facts but not the truth regarding gerrymandering as it has existed in Virginia and likely also in Texas. If anyone studies any of the nation&...

 2021-12-07 21:55 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Violent, dirty sports no model for kids...

Michael McKenna is spot-on in "The business of college football and academic moral rot" (Web, Dec. 4). Mr. McKenna criticizes college football coaches who leave their positions in the middle of a season for higher-paying coaching positions at othe...

 2021-12-07 21:52 

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Saule Omarova, Biden banking nominee, withdraws herself from contention...

President Biden's controversial choice to become comptroller of the U.S. currency has withdrawn her name from consideration. In a letter Tuesday to Mr. Biden, Saule Omarova said her nomination was "no longer tenable" after a contentious Senate...

 2021-12-07 21:51 

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Judge sets mid-July start date for Bannon's contempt trial for defying House Jan. 6 committee...

A federal judge on Tuesday set a mid-July start date for the trial of former Trump adviser Stephen K. Bannon for criminal contempt of Congress after he stonewalled the House probe into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The date set by U.S. District J...

 2021-12-07 21:43 

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Microsoft seizes websites from Chinese hackers targeting U.S. for intelligence gathering...

Microsoft said it has seized websites used by China-based hackers targeting the U.S. for intelligence collection. Microsoft Corporate Vice President Tom Burt said the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia authorized the company to disru...

 2021-12-07 21:35 

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Iowa to pay Christian groups $2 million to settle discrimination complaints...

An Iowa board said Monday the state will pay almost $2 million to settle two federal lawsuits alleging "viewpoint discrimination" by the University of Iowa against evangelical student groups that required their leaders to adhere to Christian belie...

 2021-12-07 21:34 

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Ruben Gallego rips Dems for using 'Latinx,' says it shows poor understanding of Hispanic community...

Rep. Ruben Gallego is fed up with his Democratic Party referring to Hispanics as "Latinx," saying it is a word used to appease "rich progressives." Mr. Gallego, a first-generation American with a Colombian mother and a Mexican father, slam...

 2021-12-07 21:32 

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Results expected next week from U.S. labs testing vaccines' strength against omicron...

The answer to the world's biggest question right now rests in a series of petri dishes at Duke University. Dr. David Montefiori and his team are growing a pseudovirus batch of the omicron strain that is harmless to humans but can be tested against blo...

 2021-12-07 20:27 

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Apple cut deal with Beijing government to protect Chinese business lines: report...

U.S. tech giant Apple Inc. cut a deal with Chinese officials to protect its business lines in the country, working with government regulators on rules that would allow the company to operate more freely in the country while supporting key government prior...

 2021-12-07 20:16 

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As lawmakers tussle with tech, libertarian group argues parents should take charge...

While Instagram prepared to defend itself at a Wednesday Senate hearing by announcing new child-safety measures, the libertarian-minded TechFreedom argued that parents are the ones who need to step up. Ari Cohn, free speech counsel at TechFreedom, said he...

 2021-12-07 19:57 

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Fauci: Omicron may cause milder disease, though still early...

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday health officials' earliest "inkling" about the omicron variant is that it appears to cause a less severe form of illness, but he cautioned it will take weeks to get the full picture across age groups and differen...

 2021-12-07 19:26 

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Major outage hits Amazon Web Services; many sites affected...

Amazon Web Services suffered a major outage Tuesday, the company said, limiting service at many key and popular sites. The company provides cloud computing services to many governments, universities and companies, including The Associated Press. Amazon sa...

 2021-12-07 19:24 

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Senate GOP poised to back one-time filibuster exception for Democrats to hike debt limit...

At least some Senate Republicans appear poised to back legislation creating a one-time exception to the filibuster so Democrats can raise the nation's borrowing limit before next week's deadline. GOP lawmakers, led by Minority Leader Mitch McConne...

 2021-12-07 18:46 

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Charlottesville Robert E. Lee statue to be melted down, turned into new art...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that drew violent protests to Charlottesville, Virginia, will be melted down and turned into a new piece of public art by an African American heritage center. The city council decid...

 2021-12-07 18:44 

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Biden vows economic, other sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine...

President Biden on Tuesday warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the U.S. would impose economic and other sanctions if Moscow invades Ukraine. Mr. Biden "made it clear that the U.S. and our allies would respond with strong economic and other me...

 2021-12-07 18:44 

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Americans prefer shopping to TV news, workouts, group activities: Report...

American consumers now prefer shopping on a daily or weekly basis to watching TV news, participating in sports activities and attending group social settings with the same frequency, according to a new report on consumer trends. Jeremy King, CEO and found...

 2021-12-07 18:31 

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Inclusion of women in military draft dropped from defense bill as Congress scrambles to pass NDAA...

Leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services committees agreed Tuesday to strike from the annual defense authorization bill language that would require women to register for the draft. The committees are scrambling this week to come together on a final ...

 2021-12-07 18:08 

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McCarthy moves to nix Democrats' bid to tie debt-limit hike with national defense bill...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is urging Republicans not to support an effort by Democrats to link the annual must-pass National Defense Authorization Act with a maneuver for hiking the debt ceiling. "Funding our troops through the NDAA should i...

 2021-12-07 17:29 

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Lawsuits challenging Biden's vaccine mandates target federal overreach...

Editor's note: This is one in a series examining the Constitution and Federalist Papers in today's America. This has not been a good month for the Biden administration with respect to COVID-19. First, the new omicron variant has landed on our ......

 2021-12-07 17:00 

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Magnus Carlsen in control as challenger blunders again in world chess title match...

Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen grabbed a stranglehold on his chess title match after Russian challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi allowed his bishop to be trapped and went down to defeat with the white pieces in the ninth game of the scheduled 14-game m...

 2021-12-07 15:58 

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Navy commissions destroyer named for Daniel Inouye, late senator and Medal of Honor recipient...

The late Sen. Daniel Inouye was a 17-year-old senior at McKinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, when Japan attacked the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor. He rushed to a Red Cross station to help sailors and civilians who were wounded in th...

 2021-12-07 15:40 

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Defense team claims new evidence clears Clinton campaign lawyer indicted in Durham probe...

Defense attorneys for a Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer who stands accused by special counsel John Durham of lying to the FBI to promote the Trump-Russian collusion case said that newly uncovered evidence will clear their client. Attorneys for Michael Sus...

 2021-12-07 15:30 

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Meadows no longer cooperating with Jan. 6 probe, says panel won't honor "boundaries"...

Former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is no longer cooperating with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, his lawyer announced Tuesday. Mr. Meadows' attorney, George Terwilliger, said his client was unable ...

 2021-12-07 15:12 

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'Don't be afraid, God is in control,' says evangelist Greg Laurie...

The Rev. Greg Laurie, an evangelical pastor known for his daily radio broadcasts and stadium-filling outreach meetings, knows what it's like to face sorrow during the holiday season. To those hurting or anxious as Christmas approaches, Mr. Laurie says...

 2021-12-07 15:06 

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UN court orders Azerbaijan, Armenia not to aggravate dispute...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) Judges at the United Nations' top court ordered Azerbaijan on Tuesday to protect all the prisoners it captured during the country's war last year with neighboring Armenia, to prevent incitement of racial hatred against ...

 2021-12-07 15:00 

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Judge cleared to resume investigation into Beirut port blast...

BEIRUT (AP) A Lebanese court Tuesday cleared the way for the judge leading the state's investigation into last year's massive explosion at Beirut's port to resume his work. The probe was suspended for more than a month following legal challeng...

 2021-12-07 14:48 

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Biden's Supreme Court panel wary of big changes...

President Biden's panel to examine changes to the Supreme Court expressed wariness of any big upheavals in a draft report released ahead of a final vote Tuesday. Ideas like splitting the court into panels, insisting on ideological balance or imposing ...

 2021-12-07 14:34 

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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: World needs 'kosher hate' of evil...

Orthodox Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, known for "hot takes" on numerous issues, says the answer to global problems of racism, including antisemitism, is a healthy dose of "kosher hate." The informal definition of kosher is "of something genu...

 2021-12-07 14:05 

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National police union leader says erosion of respect fueling attacks on officers...

A national police union leader says the uptick in shootings and ambush-style attacks targeting police this year is linked to growing hostility toward law enforcement. A report published last week by the National Fraternal Order of Police shows 314 officer...

 2021-12-07 13:43 

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Seattle's socialist city council member facing recall vote Tuesday...

A socialist councilwoman in Seattle faces a recall certification election Tuesday night, a process that was set in motion more than a year ago during the city's protest-filled summer. Ballots for recalling Kshama Sawant are due by 8 p.m. PT Tuesday. M...

 2021-12-07 13:27 

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Gunman opens fire in Moscow services center, kills 2 people...

MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman opened fire in a Moscow government services center and killed two people Tuesday, reportedly after being told to put on a face mask, authorities and Russia media said. Four other people were wounded. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyan...

 2021-12-07 13:23 

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Fired CNN host Chris Cuomo stepping away from Sirius XM show...

Former CNN host Chris Cuomo says he will no longer do his Sirius XF radio show as he grapples with his firing from the cable news network over his efforts to help his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, fight accusations of sexual harassment. Mr. ...

 2021-12-07 13:06 

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Sliwa vs. Schumer: Curtis Sliwa mulls challenge to Schumer in 2022...

Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa is back in the political arena following his campaign for New York City mayor in November. He has launched a super PAC aimed at defeating Senate Democratic leader Charles E. Schumer, who is up for reelection in New Yor...

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