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 2021-10-16 15:14 

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Bitcoin-mining power plant raises ire of 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...

 2021-10-16 02:21 

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US vows to pay relatives of Afghans killed in drone strike...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U. S. Defense Department said Friday that it is committed to offering condolence payments to relatives of the 10 people who were killed in an errant U. S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, in August. Pentagon spokesman John K...

 2021-10-16 00:45 

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Watchdog: Psaki violated ethics law by promoting McAuliffe...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog group said Friday that it had filed an ethics complaint against White House press secretary Jen Psaki for a comment she made about former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat who is running for election t...

 2021-10-15 21:53 

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El Salvador explores bitcoin mining powered by volcanos...

BERLIN, El Salvador (AP) — At a geothermal power plant near El Salvador's Tecapa volcano, 300 computers whir inside a trailer as they make complex mathematical calculations day and night verifying transactions for the cryptocurrency bitcoin. The...

 2021-10-15 16:26 

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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 15:15 

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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 C...

 2021-10-15 12:16 

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DOJ drops lawsuit after Muslim cemetery in Stafford County approved...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Justice Department is dropping a religious discrimination lawsuit against Stafford County after a Muslim group received long-sought permission to build a cemetery. The U. S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District o...

 2021-10-14 23:24 

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IRS proposal under Biden Administration sparks concerns...

A proposal by the Biden administration could mean the IRS looking at your bank accounts for tax cheats. The plan would provide the IRS with data on individual bank accounts with $600 or more in them. RELATED:IRS proposal to monitor bank accounts with $600...

 2021-10-14 23:21 

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US to restore full pension of FBI official fired under Trump...

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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....

 2021-10-14 21:12 

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Female soccer players evacuated from Afghanistan to Qatar...

Female soccer players were evacuated from Afghanistan on Thursday on a flight to Doha, the Qatari government said. "Around 100 footballers & their families including female players are on board," tweeted Lolwah Al Khater, Qatar's assistant for...

 2021-10-14 15:08 

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Quarreling Democrats must put aside differences, Schumer warns...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer warned fellow Democrats on Thursday they "must put aside our differences" as the party struggles to coalesce around President Joe Biden's huge but now-scaled-back package of social s...

 2021-10-14 12:13 

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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 22:58 

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UN investigator: North Korea kids and elderly risk starving...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Koreans living under strict pandemic restrictions are facing a growing food crisis and the most vulnerable children and elderly people in the isolated Asian nation are at risk of starvation, a U. N. investigator said in a...

 2021-10-13 19:30 

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Biden administration ends worksite raids of illegal immigrants, moves focus to employers...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — The Biden administration on Tuesday moved to put a stop to operations targeting immigrants believed to be living in the U. S. without legal permission. In a memo released Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas dir...

 2021-10-13 16:53 

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Democratic challenger in 8th District House of Delegates race withdraws...

The Democratic challenger to Republican incumbent Joe McNamara for the 8th District seat to the Virginia House of Delegates has withdrawn. Political newcomer Dustin Wimbish confirmed Wednesday that he has withdrawn from the race. A reason for his withdraw...

 2021-10-13 16:39 

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Putin says relations with Biden 'working and stable'...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the Kremlin has "constructive4; relations with Washington and voiced hope that mutual interests would eventually help normalize U. S. -Russia ties. Putin, speaking during a pa...

 2021-10-13 02:14 

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Russia offers US to lift sanctions on diplomatic missions...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia offered the U. S. on Tuesday to roll back several rounds of sanctions that have hampered the activities of their diplomatic missions, and they agreed to hold another round of talks to discuss a resolution to their diplomatic tug...

 2021-10-12 21:33 

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North Korea blames US for regional instability as diplomatic efforts stall...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un blamed the United States for instability on the Korean Peninsula Monday as he boasted of plans to build an "invincible military capability" and displayed some of the country's newest weapons. "The U. S. has ...

 2021-10-12 16:04 

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Charlottesville native sworn in as new United State's attorney...

Christopher Robert Kavanaugh was sworn in as the new United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia Thursday. President Joe Biden nominated Kavanaugh for the position back in August. SEE ALSO:Biden approval collapses amid Afghanistan withdraw...

 2021-10-12 01:37 

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North Korea vows to build 'invincible' military while slamming US...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reviewed a rare exhibition of weapons systems and vowed to build an "invincible" military, as he accused the United States of creating tensions and not taking action to prove it has n...

 2021-10-11 22:32 

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Risky move: Biden undercuts White House executive privilege shield...

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a risky move by President Joe Biden that could come back to haunt him — and future presidents — in the hyperpartisan world of Washington politics. Democrat Biden has agreed to a request from Congress seeking se...

 2021-10-11 12:39 

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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 i...

 2021-10-11 12:09 

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Cyberattacks are concerning to most people in the US, poll shows...

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...

 2021-10-10 21:23 

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Iraq's parliamentary vote marred by boycott, voter apathy...

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqis voted Sunday in parliamentary elections held months ahead of schedule as a concession to a youth-led popular uprising against corruption and mismanagement. But the voting was marked by widespread apathy and a boycott by many of...

 2021-10-10 19:47 

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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 ...

 2021-10-09 14:30 

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Taliban say they won't work with US to contain Islamic State...

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban on Saturday ruled out cooperation with the United States to contain extremist groups in Afghanistan, staking out an uncompromising position on a key issue ahead of the first direct talks between the former foes since Ame...

 2021-10-09 00:17 

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US official: American, Taliban officials to talk on evacuees...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U. S. officials will meet with senior Taliban officials on Saturday and Sunday for talks aimed at easing the evacuations of foreign citizens and at-risk Afghans from Afghanistan, a U. S. official said Friday. The focus of talks in ...

 2021-10-08 20:37 

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US evaluating response after North Korea missile launches...
 2021-10-08 12:09 

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

ISLAMABAD (AP) — United States and Pakistani officials are meeting Friday amid a worsening relationship between the two countries as each nation searches for a way forward in Afghanistan under Taliban rule. Pakistan has been pressing for greater eng...

 2021-10-06 23:18 

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Lawyer charged in Durham probe demands more info about case...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for a cybersecurity lawyer charged last month in a special counsel's probe into the Trump-Russia investigation asked federal prosecutors Wednesday to provide more information about the indictment, calling the allegati...

 2021-10-06 20:38 

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Virginia farmers make their voices heard as bill is set to expire...

Lawmakers are looking into the needs of farmers in our area as a bill that supports them is set to expire soon. Republican Congressman Ben Cline toured the Shenandoah Valley with Glenn "GT" Thompson, republican leader of the House Agriculture Comm...

 2021-10-06 20:33 

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Revelations on Iran's secret drone program...
 2021-10-06 18:42 

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Army pilot charged with covering up connection to high-risk Chinese national...

A former U. S. Army pilot appeared in federal court this week on "charges related to his alleged failure to disclose meetings with—and payments from—a Chinese national linked to intelligence services," according to the FBI. The inciden...

 2021-10-06 18:13 

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Ex-Trump aide files defamation suit over abuse allegations...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Trump aide and congressional candidate in Ohio has filed a defamation lawsuit over allegations of physical abuse that his former girlfriend and White House colleague is leveling while promoting her new book. Republican...

 2021-10-05 22:10 

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FBI raids offices of New York City police sergeants union...

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal agents raided the offices Tuesday of a New York City police union, the Sergeants Benevolent Association, and the Long Island home of its bombastic leader, who has clashed with city officials over his incendiary tweets and har...

 2021-10-05 21:20 

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Jailed Marine who criticized Afghan withdrawal released from brig...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A Marine who gained national attention after being jailed in a military prison for violating a gag order, has been released. Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller openly shared his criticism of the withdrawal from Afghanistan on social media. After...

 2021-10-05 18:26 

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Decision to not prosecute agents in Nassar case under review...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday that it is reviewing an earlier decision to decline prosecution against two former FBI agents embroiled in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse cases after new information has emerged....

 2021-10-05 18:14 

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Taliban meet with Iran delegation amid Afghan economic woes...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban leaders met with Iranian officials in an effort to boost trade relations key to filling the country's cash-starved coffers as it teeters on the brink of economic collapse, a spokesman said Tues...

 2021-10-05 18:13 

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DOJ says it will probe violent threats against school officials amid rising tension...

Citing a "disturbing spike" in harassment, intimidation, and violence aimed at school administrators, school board members, and teachers, the Department of Justice waded into a deeply polarized debate Monday with new measures aimed at protecting e...

 2021-10-05 14:08 

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Sen. Moore: Infrastructure bill is a 'missed opportunity for the House'...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito, one of the key Republican senators who opened the door to the bipartisan infrastructure deal, released a statement condemning House Democrats for holding up the bill. "I'm deeply disap...

 2021-10-05 02:34 

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Japan's Kishida, Biden agree to cooperate on China, North Korea...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held his first talks as Japanese leader with President Joe Biden and confirmed they will work to strengthen their alliance and cooperate in regional security in the face of growing challenges...

 2021-10-04 17:06 

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Video shows DOJ official violating Biden's mask mandate...

Video of a Department of Justice official putting on a facemask right before walking to the lectern in the DOJ's briefing room has gone viral. The now-viral video shows the official, who was unaware journalists from the press pool could see him backst...

 2021-10-04 16:02 

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Afghan ambassador says Afghans will not trust the U.S. "any time soon" after withdrawal...

WASHINGTON (TND) Afghan Ambassador to the U. S. Adela Raz says Afghans will not trust the U. S. "any time soon" after the American withdrawal from Afghanistan and subsequent Taliban takeover of the embattled country, according to an interview with...

 2021-10-02 01:39 

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N Korea says it fired anti-aircraft missile, 4th recent test...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday it test-fired a new anti-aircraft missile, the fourth weapons launch in recent weeks that experts say is part of a strategy to win relief from sanctions and other concessions. South Korea, Japan and ...

 2021-10-01 17:13 

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Manchin allegedly offers contradicting statements about 'topline' figure for spending bill...

A newly discovered document signed by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N. Y. , and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va. , shows that the swing vote senator would not guarantee his vote for a reconciliation package exceeding $1. 5 trillion. The revelation, ho...

 2021-10-01 17:13 

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Manchin apparently offers contradicting statements on 'topline' figure for spending bill...

A newly discovered document signed by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N. Y. , and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va. , shows that the swing vote senator would not guarantee his vote for a reconciliation package exceeding $1. 5 trillion. The revelation, ho...

 2021-10-01 13:50 

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Marine in prison for violating gag order on Afghanistan evacuation; parents speak...

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) — The parents of a Marine who publicly spoke out about the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan in August are now speaking out. Their son, Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, is now in a military prison for vio...

 2021-10-01 00:52 

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N. Korea says 4th new test-firing was anti-aircraft missile...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday it had test-fired a newly developed anti-aircraft missile in the fourth round of weapons firings in recent weeks, even as it pushes to reopen dormant communication channels with South Korea in a smal...

 2021-09-30 21:46 

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Russian law enforcement targeting journalist who investigated death of Putin rival...

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) is seeking to detain the founder of an investigative news outlet who has a history of angering the Kremlin with his investigations, according to a state news release. Roman Dobrokhotov, the founder of a digital ...

 2021-09-30 21:05 

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Race heats up for Virginia House of Delegates District 12 seat...

The race is heating up for who will represent the 12th District in Virginia's House of Delegates. Democrat incumbent Chris Hurst and opponent Republican Jason Ballard are fighting hard to win votes in November. The 12th district currently encompasses ...

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