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 2021-08-03 17:05 

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Iraq gets back 17K looted ancient artifacts from US, others...

BAGHDAD (AP) — Over 17,000 looted ancient artifacts recovered from the United States and other countries were handed over to Iraq's Culture Ministry on Tuesday, a restitution described by the government as the largest in the country's histor...

 2021-08-03 14:43 

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Jane Timken on Ohio Senate race: 'I'm not the kind of person who can sit on the sidelines'...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - Senator Rob Portman of Ohio announced last January that he plans to retire and would run for reelection, clearing the way for a new Ohioan to take his place in the Senate. Former chair of the Ohio Republican Party Jane Timken hopes to f...

 2021-08-03 12:21 

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White House: More than 110M 19 vaccines sent to 60 countries...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U. S. has donated and shipped more than 110 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to more than 60 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Zambia, the White House announced Tuesday. President Joe Biden was expected to discuss that m...

 2021-08-03 12:21 

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White House: More than 110M COVID-19 vaccines sent to 60 countries...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U. S. has donated and shipped more than 110 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to more than 60 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Zambia, the White House announced Tuesday. President Joe Biden was expected to discuss that m...

 2021-08-03 01:53 

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Dems ask McCarthy to recant Pelosi taunt as tensions rise...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several House Democrats have called on House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to apologize to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or resign after audio surfaced of him saying at a weekend fundraiser that it would be "hard not to hit her...

 2021-08-03 00:17 

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$1T infrastructure bill gets first action as senators dig in...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought to speed up consideration of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Monday, promising that Democrats would work with Republicans to put together amendments for considerati...

 2021-08-02 15:57 

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Iran records highest number of daily COVID cases in pandemic...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday reported more than 37,000 new coronavirus infections, the country's single-day record so far in the COVID-19 pandemic, state media reported. State TV said health workers registered 37,189 new COVID-19 cases sin...

 2021-08-01 19:40 

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US, UK and Israel blame Iran for drone strike; Tehran denies...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States and the United Kingdom joined Israel on Sunday in alleging Iran carried out a fatal drone strike on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, putting further pressure on Tehran as it...

 2021-08-01 15:41 

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Los Angeles air traffic control warns 'jetpack guy is back'...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI is investigating what one commercial airline pilot said might have been an airborne person with a jetpack, high in the busy skies near Los Angeles International Airport. The Los Angeles Times reported that the Boeing 747 p...

 2021-07-30 17:56 

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IRS must turn over Trump tax returns to Congress, Justice Dept. says...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says the Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee former President Donald Trump's tax returns, apparently ending a long legal showdown over the records. During the Trump adminis...

 2021-07-30 11:21 

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'Welcome home': Evacuation flight brings 200 Afghans to US...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first flight evacuating Afghans who worked alongside Americans in Afghanistan brought more than 200 people, including scores of children and babies in arms, to resettlement in the United States on Friday, and President Joe Bide...

 2021-07-29 20:07 

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Conservatives want to boot Cheney, Kinzinger from House GOP...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative lawmakers made a push Thursday to boot Republican Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger out of the House GOP because the two defied party leaders and joined the chamber's special committee investigating the Jan. 6 Ca...

 2021-07-29 18:00 

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DOJ launches task force to probe threats against election workers...

Amid a surge in hostility toward election workers across the country following the contentious 2020 election, the Department of Justice launched a task force Thursday to investigate threats against officials associated with the electoral process. "A t...

 2021-07-29 15:40 

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Texas House members testify in Congress over election bills...

Three Texas House Democrats who fled to Washington, D. C. , and one Republican will testify in front of Congress Thursday morning on elections bills that have been the source of bitter partisanship since the beginning of the regular session in January. Th...

 2021-07-29 14:17 

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Russian lab module docks with space station after 8-day trip...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's long-delayed lab module successfully docked with the International Space Station on Thursday, eight days after it was launched from the Russian space launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The 22-ton Nauka module, also c...

 2021-07-29 02:20 

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China's ties to Taliban warm ahead of US leaving Afghanistan...

BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister met Wednesday with a delegation of high-level Taliban officials as ties between them warm ahead of the U. S. pullout from Afghanistan. A photo posted on the ministry's website showed Wang Yi posing wit...

 2021-07-28 20:39 

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DOJ won't defend Brooks in lawsuit over Capitol violence...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U. S. Department of Justice won't help defend Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama against a civil lawsuit that claims he helped to incite the Jan. 6 violence at the Capitol. In a court filing Tuesday, the Justice Department urg...

 2021-07-28 02:44 

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GOP's Jake Ellzey wins US House seat over Trump-backed rival...

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Republican Jake Ellzey of Texas won a U. S. House seat on Tuesday night over rival backed by Donald Trump, dealing the former president a defeat in a test of his endorsement power since leaving office. Ellzey's come-from-...

 2021-07-27 21:31 

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House Republicans work to turn the tables on Pelosi over Capitol Hill Riot hearing...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — House Republicans are trying to make the select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 riot about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- in particular, what the top Democrat knew and didn't know about potential threats to the Capitol buil...

 2021-07-27 21:24 

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Talks for new US-Russia arms deal to stir up old bugaboo...

WASHINGTON (AP) — In their search for a new approach to arms control, Moscow and Washington are likely to soon encounter an old bugaboo: Russia's demand that the U. S. stop resisting limits on its missile defenses, which the Russians view as a l...

 2021-07-26 22:21 

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Biden says US combat mission in Iraq to conclude by year end...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday the U. S. combat mission in Iraq will conclude by the end of the year, an announcement that reflects the reality on the ground more than a major shift in U. S. policy. Even before Biden took office, ...

 2021-07-26 12:29 

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'We have to get it right,' Democrat vows as Jan. 6 probe begins...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Bennie Thompson, didn't realize the severity of the Jan. 6 insurrection until his wife called him. He was inside the Capitol, sitting in the upper gallery of the House, hop...

 2021-07-26 12:22 

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Biden, Iraqi prime minister to announce end of US combat mission in Iraq...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi are expected to announce on Monday that they've agreed to end the U. S. military's combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year, according to a senior Biden a...

 2021-07-25 16:23 

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Russia marks Navy's 325th anniversary, Iranian ship joins in...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia marked the 325th anniversary of the founding of its navy with ship parades at major ports on Sunday. Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, center, attend the Navy Day parade in St. P...

 2021-07-25 15:49 

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Pelosi intends to appoint 2nd Republican to Jan. 6 committee...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday she intends to name a second Republican critic of Donald Trump, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, to a special committee investigating the Capitol riot and she pledged that the Democratic-majority panel wi...

 2021-07-23 22:23 

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At odds on myriad of issues, US, Russia to hold strategic talks...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia will hold the first round of strategic and arms control talks of the Biden administration next week in Switzerland, the two countries announced on Friday. Wednesday's discussions in Geneva come as t...

 2021-07-23 18:37 

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To reach a peace deal, Taliban say Afghan president must go...

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban say they don't want to monopolize power, but they insist there won't be peace in Afghanistan until there is a new negotiated government in Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani is removed. In an interview with The Ass...

 2021-07-23 01:06 

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Senate bill bolsters security for critical infrastructure...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill Thursday to fortify the federal government's defense against cyberattacks. The bill is sponsored by leaders of the Senate committees on intelligence and homeland security, inclu...

 2021-07-22 19:30 

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Dems renew questions about FBI background check of Kavanaugh...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are raising new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI's background investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the FBI revealed that it had received thousands of tips and had provided &#...

 2021-07-21 21:58 

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Sen. Rand Paul's dustup with Fauci raises question: What is gain-of-function research?...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. , and Chief Medical Advisor to the President Anthony Fauci exchanged blows during a Senate hearing Tuesday over what constitutes gain-of-function research. This is not the first time the Republican senator ha...

 2021-07-21 20:38 

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Sen. Rand Paul, Dr. Anthony Fauci clash over NIH funding of Wuhan research...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — He's been the steady hand at the helm, throughout the storm of a global pandemic. But now Dr. Anthony Fauci is the target of one snator who has suggested Fauci lied to Congress about funding a specific type of research in Wuha...

 2021-07-21 20:38 

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Sen. Rand Paul, Dr. Anthony Fauci clash over NIH funding of Wuhan research...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — He's been the steady hand at the helm, throughout the storm of a global pandemic. But now Dr. Anthony Fauci is the target of one senator who has suggested Fauci lied to Congress about funding a specific type of research in Wuh...

 2021-07-21 19:50 

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Gen. Milley says Taliban appear to have 'strategic momentum'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Taliban appear to have "strategic momentum" in the fight for control of Afghanistan as they put increasing pressure on key cities, setting the stage for a decisive period in coming weeks as American forces complete thei...

 2021-07-21 16:51 

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McCarthy says GOP may boycott Jan. 6 probe after Pelosi blocks 2 members...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy says the GOP won't participate in a House investigation of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol if Democrats won't accept the members he appointed. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday re...

 2021-07-21 16:25 

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Russia launches lab module to International Space Station...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Wednesday successfully launched a long-delayed lab module for the International Space Station that is intended to provide more room for scientific experiments and space for the crew. A Proton-M booster rocket carrying the Nau...

 2021-07-21 01:16 

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3 GOP House members lose appeals over $500 mask fines...

COLUMBIA, S. C. (AP) — Three Republican U. S. House members have lost appeals challenging fines for not wearing face coverings on the House floor earlier this year. On Tuesday, the U. S. House Ethics Committee released statements noting that U. S. R...

 2021-07-21 01:00 

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House Democrat proposes space tourism tax...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — A House Democrat wants to tax space flights for anything other than scientific research. Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, a senior member on the House committee responsible for the country's tax codes, proposed a space tax Tues...

 2021-07-20 22:02 

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McConnell urges Americans: 'Get vaccinated' as cases spike...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell implored unvaccinated Americans Tuesday to take the COVID-19 shot, issuing a stark and grave warning of a repeat of last year's rising caseloads and shutdowns if people refuse to protect...

 2021-07-20 20:46 

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Millions of mosquitoes swarm darkening the sky...

KAMCHATKA KRAI, Russia (Zenger News) — A Russian motorist captured video while driving through a huge 'tornado' of millions of randy mosquitoes looking to mate. The unusual phenomenon was filmed in the village of Ust-Kamchatsk in the far-eas...

 2021-07-20 18:39 

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Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes joins US Senate race...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes on Tuesday joined the crowded Democratic field for the U. S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, vying to become the first African American from Wisconsin to serve in the ...

 2021-07-20 17:43 

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Putin hails Russia's air power as new fighter goes on view...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian aircraft makers on Tuesday unveiled a prototype of a new fighter jet that features stealth capabilities and other advanced characteristics and will be offered to foreign buyers. Russian President Vladimir Putin inspected the pr...

 2021-07-20 00:20 

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McCarthy proposes 5 Republicans to sit on Jan. 6 panel...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has picked five Republicans to sit on the new select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, signaling that Republicans will participate in the investigation that they...

 2021-07-19 17:46 

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South Boston could hear from FEMA on grant in coming weeks...

South Boston will soon learn if they'll receive grant money from FEMA for its floodplain road. The town of South Boston applied for a Hazardous Mitigation Grant in 2019. The grant would allow the town to buy the businesses out along the floodplain roa...

 2021-07-17 20:15 

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3 Texas Democrats who fled elections bill vote get COVID...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of the Democratic state lawmakers who fled Texas to stymie a Republican-backed effort to impose broad new voting restrictions have tested positive for COVID-19, the Texas House's Democratic caucus said Saturday. One lawma...

 2021-07-17 14:06 

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Bogus diplomas sold in Virginia nursing schools...

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The owners and operators of nursing schools in Virginia and Florida have been charged with plotting to sell bogus transcripts and diplomas. Federal authorities on Friday announced the charges against three people. The FBI sa...

 2021-07-17 02:40 

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Gladiator costume-clad rioter arrested; filmed melee for mom...

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man who stormed the U. S. Capitol on Jan. 6 while wearing a Roman gladiator costume and narrated the melee in videos for his mother has been arrested, authorities said. Nathan Wayne Entrekin, 48, told the FBI that former Pr...

 2021-07-17 01:19 

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Biden to meet with Iraqi prime minister at White House...

President Joe Biden will meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi later this month in Washington, the White House said Friday. The meeting set for July 26 comes at a pivotal point in the U. S. -Iraq relationship, and amid growing concerns about m...

 2021-07-16 19:44 

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Biden picks former Sen. Tom Udall for New Zealand ambassador...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating former New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall to serve as his ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa. Udall, a Democrat, retired in 2021 after two terms in the Senate representing New Mexico. He spent five terms i...

 2021-07-16 17:39 

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US warns companies about doing business in Hong Kong...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration issued a blanket warning Friday to U. S. firms about the risks of doing business in Hong Kong as China continues to clamp down on political and economic freedoms in the territory....

 2021-07-16 11:58 

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Pyotr Mamonov, Russian rock musician and actor, dies at 70...

MOSCOW (AP) — Pyotr Mamonov, a rock musician, poet and actor who was a prominent figure in Russia's cultural scene for decades, has died. He was 70. Mamonov died Thursday at a Moscow hospital after two weeks in an artificial coma on a ventilator...

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