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 2021-10-19 16:44 

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FBI raids home of Russian oligarch and Putin ally Oleg Deripaska...

FBI agents on Tuesday raided the Washington, D.C., home of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, according to media reports. It was not immediately clear why the agents were at Mr. Deripaska's home, but an FBI spokesperson told NBC News that they were cond...

 2021-10-19 14:47 

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Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. envoy to Afghanistan under Trump and Biden, quits...

Zalmay Khalilzad, the veteran Afghan-born diplomat who was the point man for negotiations with the Taliban insurgency under both Presidents Trump and Biden, said Tuesday he was stepping down from his post, just weeks after the collapse of the U.S.-backed ...

 2021-10-19 13:53 

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Trump slams Colin Powell, media one day after general's death...

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized the late Colin Powell for "big mistakes" in Iraq and called him a Republican in name only one day after somber remembrances from both parties for the 84-year-old who died from complications of CO...

 2021-10-19 08:43 

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Seoul says North Korea tested possible submarine missile...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday fired at least one ballistic missile into the sea in what South Korea's military described as a weapon likely designed for submarine-based launches, marking possibly the most significant demonstra...

 2021-10-18 20:53 

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Senate Democrats try to shore up climate change funding in annual spending bills...

Democrats rushed to shore up federal funding for climate change initiatives on Monday after Sen. Joe Manchin III, a West Virginia Democrat and key swing vote, put the kibosh on President Biden's clean electricity plan. The extra climate change spendin...

 2021-10-18 18:31 

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Lawmakers accuse Amazon of misleading Congress about its business practices...

Five House Judiciary Committee lawmakers are threatening to request a Justice Department probe of Amazon, saying the company misled Congress about its business practices in India. Citing news reports, Reps. Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat; David Cicilli...

 2021-10-18 15:18 

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Russia suspends NATO liaison office, expels diplomats amid escalating dispute...

The Kremlin on Monday said it will suspend operations of a key NATO military liaison mission and will revoke the credentials of NATO officers working in Moscow, marking the latest sign of a rapidly deteriorating relationship between Russia and the West. T...

 2021-10-18 15:05 

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Maryland Democrats spar with Gov. Larry Hogan over 'Re-Fund the Police' plan: 'Misguided rhetoric'...

Maryland Democrats are lambasting Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's $150 million plan to increase police funding, calling it merely "rhetoric." State House Speaker Adrienne Jones said over the weekend that Mr. Hogan's "misguided rhetoric o...

 2021-10-18 10:16 

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Russia's coronavirus infections exceed 8 million...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's total number of coronavirus infections has topped 8 million, more than 5% of the population, and the daily infection toll hit a new record. The national coronavirus task force said Monday that 34,325 new infections over th...

 2021-10-16 18:33 

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Pence calls on Biden to show 'strength' on North Korea and China...

Former Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday said the Biden administration should apply 'maximum pressure' on North Korea but keep open the possibility of talks with its leader Kim Jong Un, replicating the approach President Trump used to engage t...

 2021-10-16 13:48 

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Bitcoin-mining power plant raises concerns among environmentalists...

An obstacle to large-scale bitcoin mining is finding enough cheap energy to run the huge, power-gobbling computer arrays that create and transact cryptocurrency. One mining operation in central New York came up with a novel solution that has alarmed envir...

 2021-10-15 16:56 

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Biden DOJ will ask Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law...

The Biden Justice Department on Friday announced it is planning to ask the Supreme Court to block Texas' abortion law after a federal appeals court refused to do so. Justice Department spokesman Anthony Coley said Friday that the department intends to...

 2021-10-15 16:52 

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DOJ will ask Supreme Court to halt Texas abortion law...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration said Friday it will turn next to the U.S. Supreme Court in another attempt to halt a Texas law that has banned most abortions since September. It comes as the Texas clinics are running out of avenues to ...

 2021-10-15 16:42 

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Russia says it pushed US destroyer from area near its waters...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry said a Russian warship on Friday prevented a U.S. Navy destroyer from what it described as an attempt to intrude into Russia's territorial waters in the Sea of Japan. The incident came as Russia and Ch...

 2021-10-15 14:19 

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Russia says it pushed U.S. destroyer from area near its waters...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry said a Russian warship on Friday prevented a U.S. Navy destroyer from what it described as an attempt to intrude into Russia's territorial waters in the Sea of Japan. The incident came as Russia and Ch...

 2021-10-15 14:02 

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Pelosi, Schumer watch support nose-dive among Black, Hispanic voters...

Support among Black voters and other minorities for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer is plummeting. Between April and September, Black support for Mrs. Pelosi and Mr. Schumer dropped from 50% to 39%, according to Pe...

 2021-10-14 23:07 

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Andrew McCabe wins back full pension after Trump firing...

WASHINGTON Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has won back his full pension as part of a settlement of his lawsuit arising from his firing during the Trump administration more than three years ago, his lawyers announced Thursday. McCabe, a frequent ...

 2021-10-14 17:59 

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Jan 6. panel subpoenas Trump DOJ official, wrestles with no-shows...

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has expanded its probe of former Trump officials as it mulls legal recourse for those who don't cooperate. Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie G. Thompson on Wednesday issued a su...

 2021-10-14 14:09 

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Feds announce $1 million reward to disrupt immigrant smuggling network from Afghanistan, Pakistan...

The federal government announced two $1 million awards for information leading to the arrest of Abid Ali Khan or for disrupting the immigrant smuggling network authorities say he oversees in moving people from Pakistan and Afghanistan into the U.S. Mr. Kh...

 2021-10-14 11:09 

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Vaccine mandates, vaccine schmandates...

The bullies in President Biden's White House just sent another message of intimidation to a couple of Republican states over COVID-19 vaccine mandates, telling the governors of Florida and Texas they better stop undercutting the feds by allowing citiz...

 2021-10-14 09:51 

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Republicans report record fundraising for House campaigns...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Republican fundraising committee dedicated to flipping the House in next year's midterm elections said Thursday it raised more than $105 million this year through September. The record haul for the nine-month period marks a 7...

 2021-10-13 22:29 

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DHS drafts plan to allow fraudsters to keep citizenship...

Homeland Security is circulating a draft proposal that would severely curtail the department's attempts to strip citizenship from people who were naturalized based on fraud. The memo, which according to the draft seen by The Washington Times is from S...

 2021-10-13 08:12 

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Spain evacuates 160 more Afghans via Pakistan...

MADRID (AP) — Spain's defense ministry has completed the evacuation of another 160 Afghans who had initially been left behind following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. The new group joins the 83 people Spain flew into an air base near Madri...

 2021-10-12 23:16 

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Europe increases Afghanistan aid to avoid 'socioeconomic collapse'...

The European Union on Tuesday pledged nearly $1.2 billion in aid to avert a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, which has been cut off from most international assistance since the Taliban took power in August. The aid was announced as part of a virtual su...

 2021-10-12 22:51 

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Stuart Scheller, Marine officer jailed for Afghanistan criticisms, to plead guilty to some charges...

The Marine who faces a court-martial for his criticism of the Afghanistan withdrawal will plead guilty to some of the charges, his lawyer said Tuesday. Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller will seek a discharge that allows him to keep some of the military benefits he...

 2021-10-12 19:10 

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John Yarmuth, Budget Committee chairman, retires amid Dem infighting over $3.5T social spending bill...

The Democratic chairman of the House Budget Committee announced his retirement from Congress on Tuesday amid the party's infighting over President Biden's $3.5 trillion expansion of the federal safety net. Rep. John Yarmuth, Kentucky Democrat, ann...

 2021-10-12 18:23 

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Some Alaska legislators urge easier ivermectin access...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Several Republican state lawmakers are urging easier access for Alaskans to ivermectin amid the pandemic, though ivermectin is not authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for preventing or treating COVID-19. Senate Major...

 2021-10-12 16:33 

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Pelosi: $600 IRS reporting threshold subject to 'negotiation'...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi retreated from President Biden's push to give the Internal Revenue Service access to all bank transactions above $600 on Tuesday, saying that while she was committed to the policy its threshold would be subject to "negot...

 2021-10-12 15:58 

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Biden DOJ urges court to reinstate order blocking Texas' abortion ban...

The Biden Justice Department wants a federal appeals court to reinstate a lower court's order blocking Texas' ban on abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. In a court filing Monday, the Justice Department told the U.S. Court of Appeals for ...

 2021-10-12 13:21 

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Joe Biden meets with G-20 leaders to discuss Afghanistan humanitarian crisis...

President Biden participated in a special summit with other Group of 20 leaders Tuesday to discuss the growing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan since the Taliban assumed control of the country in August. The virtual summit opened with the European Union...

 2021-10-11 12:20 

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Cyberattacks concerning to most in U.S.: Pearson/AP-NORC poll...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Most Americans across party lines have serious concerns about cyberattacks on U.S. computer systems and view China and Russia as major threats, according to a new poll. The poll by The Pearson Institute and The Associated Press-...

 2021-10-11 09:27 

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Fiona Hill, a nobody to Trump and Putin, saw into them both...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vladimir Putin paid scant attention to Fiona Hill, a preeminent U.S. expert on Russia, when she was seated next to him at dinners. Putin's people placed her there by design, choosing a "nondescript woman," as she put it...

 2021-10-10 19:49 

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Revolt of the masses: The left has overplayed its hand...

I think the left is realizing they have a tiger by the tail. The people are getting uppity. Parents are assailing school boards over critical race theory and transgender madness. So much so that the Biden Justice Department is sending out the FBI to inves...

 2021-10-10 18:35 

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No. 2 House Republican refuses to say election wasn't stolen...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House's second-ranking Republican, Rep. Steve Scalise, repeatedly refused to say on Sunday that the 2020 election wasn't stolen, standing by Donald Trump's lie that Democrat Joe Biden won the White House because of ...

 2021-10-10 17:17 

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Iraqis go to polls in low numbers; outcome could impact Iran's influence...

Voter turnout was down and security tight, but the overall scene was one of relative peace Sunday as Iraq held its fifth parliamentary election since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein and created an opening for democracy in the Middle...

 2021-10-09 20:35 

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U.S. delegation to meet with Taliban: reports...

A U.S. delegation will meet with Taliban officials in Doha, Qatar Saturday and Sunday in the first in-person meeting between the U.S. and Taliban since the late August withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. The meeting, first reported by Reuters, wil...

 2021-10-09 16:31 

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House conservatives cast influential sway in whipping GOP against infrastructure bill...

Republicans in the largest conservative bloc in the House are leading mobilization efforts against the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, which passed the Senate with GOP support in August. The Republican Study Committee, chaired by Rep. Jim Ba...

 2021-10-09 14:21 

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U.S., Taliban to hold first talks since Afghanistan withdrawal...

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Senior Taliban officials and U.S. representatives are to hold talks Saturday and Sunday about containing extremist groups in Afghanistan and easing the evacuation of foreign citizens and Afghans from the country, officials from both...

 2021-10-08 15:47 

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US, Pakistani officials in strained talks over Afghanistan...

ISLAMABAD (AP) U.S. and Pakistani officials held difficult talks on Friday in Pakistan's capital amid a worsening relationship between Washington and Islamabad as each searches for a way forward in a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. The meeting between Wash...

 2021-10-08 07:26 

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Journalists from the Philippines, Russia given Nobel Peace Prize...

OSLO (AP) — The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia. They were cited for their fight for freedom of expression. The winners were announced Friday by Berit Reiss-Anderse...

 2021-10-07 21:09 

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Biden 'painted into a corner' as get-tough policy on Russia falls flat...

A bipartisan push on Capitol Hill to force the White House to expel hundreds of Russian diplomats has backed President Biden into a corner, fueling doubts about his promise to get tough on the Kremlin and raising questions about whether the U.S. has squan...

 2021-10-07 15:58 

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Iran Revolutionary Guard speedboats intercept U.S. Navy vessel, state TV reports...

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's state TV reported Thursday that speedboats belonging to the country's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard have intercepted a U.S. vessel in the Persian Gulf. A U.S. Navy spokesman said he was not aware of any such encounte...

 2021-10-07 13:41 

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DOJ officials rejected claims of Trump meddling in 2020 election probes: Senate report...

Former President Donald Trump made "relentless" efforts to get the Justice Department to dig into reports of election malfeasance in the wake of the 2020 vote, but the department's leaders said he did not pressure them into crossing any lines,...

 2021-10-06 22:44 

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Minority religions see 'rapid decline' under Taliban control, U.S. rights official says...

Minority religious communities in Afghanistan have suffered "a rapid decline" and now face "near extinction" since the August 15 capture of Kabul by the hardline Islamist Taliban movement, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Fre...

 2021-10-06 22:36 

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Iran smuggling high-tech drones to militant allies, opposition group says...

Iran's theocratic regime has ramped up its drone manufacturing operation in recent years and is now smuggling an increasingly sophisticated slate of the weaponized remote control aircraft to allied militant groups around the Middle East, according to ...

 2021-10-06 21:33 

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White House dodges questions about Biden nominee attending Hunter's art show...

White House press secretary Jen Psaki dodged questions Wednesday about one of President Biden's nominees for a top diplomatic post attending Hunter Biden's art show in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a Democrat who has been nominated...

 2021-10-06 20:50 

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U.S. watchdog on Afghanistan probing allegations Ghani stole funds before fleeing...

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, John F. Sopko, told a House subcommittee on Wednesday that his office is looking into allegations that former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani stole millions of dollars from the Afghani government...

 2021-10-06 20:01 

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In Afghanistan, a resistance arises...

The Afghanistan fiasco was totally avoidable. Had President Biden listened to his military advisers and kept a small troop presence, coupled with U.S. air support to the Afghan military, the Taliban would not be in power today. Unfortunately, the presiden...

 2021-10-06 19:08 

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Lucy Haeran Koh, 9th Circuit nominee, quizzed over COVID ruling against religious liberty...

President Biden's nominee for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was in the hot seat with Republican senators during her confirmation hearing Wednesday over her COVID-19 rulings against religious liberty in California. At the Senate Judiciary Commi...

 2021-10-06 13:42 

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Senate Republican campaign arm reports strong fund-raising numbers...

The campaign arm for Senate Republicans announced Wednesday it raised $25 million over the last three months. The National Republican Senate Committee said it now has more than $27 million cash on hand, and its latest fundraising haul included $9.5 millio...

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