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 2021-07-28 02:33 

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

Republican Jake Ellzey of Texas won a US-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....

 2021-07-28 00:44 

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Schumer says ending student-loan pause would risk US recovery...

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and progressive Senator Elizabeth Warren warned that the US economic recovery could take a major hit if the Biden administration fails to extend the federal government's pandemic moratorium on student-loan payments...

 2021-07-27 08:46 

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Guilty verdict in first trial under Hong Kong security law...

The first person to be tried under Hong Kong's sweeping national security law was found guilty of secessionism and terrorism on Tuesday in a ruling condemned by human rights activists....

 2021-07-27 02:30 

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Streak ends: Americans finally lose Olympic backstroke race...

For the first time since 1992, the American men have lost a backstroke race at the Olympic pool. Russia swept the top two spots in the 100-meter back Tuesday....

 2021-07-26 23:17 

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

WASHINGTON — President Biden said Monday the US 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 US policy....

 2021-07-26 13:19 

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Olympics: Russia wins first men's team gymnastics gold since 1996; Americans finish fifth...

The athletes from Russia just edged Japan and China for the top of the podium....

 2021-07-26 09:29 

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

President Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi are expected to announce on Monday that they've come to an agreement to end the US military's combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year, according to a senior Biden administration off...

 2021-07-25 21:22 

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Manchin in the middle: West Virginia senator puts his stamp on infrastructure, spending bills...

Democrats' razor-thin majority gives each Senate Democrat tremendous leverage. But Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat from deep-red West Virginia, seems to relish in keeping everyone guessing about what it will take to get his vote....

 2021-07-25 20:45 

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Pelosi appoints Trump critic Kinzinger to panel scrutinizing Jan. 6...

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday appointed Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., to the special committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, adding a second Republican who is a forceful critic of former president Donald Trump to t...

 2021-07-25 17:33 

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Pelosi appoints 2nd GOP critic of Trump to Jan. 6 committee...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday named a second Republican critic of Donald Trump, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, to a special committee investigating the Capitol riot and pledged that the Democratic-majority panel will "get to the truth."...

 2021-07-25 05:44 

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A rebellion is stirring in Boris Johnson's backyard...

Brexit helped destroy Labour's "red wall" in England's North. Now, it's coming for the Conservatives' "blue wall" in the South....

 2021-07-23 12:36 

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Whitehouse says he's keeping his promise to Christine Blasey Ford...

The R.I. senator says new details from the FBI confirm his suspicion that a tip line set up in 2018 for information about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's background was "not for real."...

 2021-07-22 21:56 

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Ransomware victim Kaseya gets master key to unlock networks...

The Russia-linked criminal syndicate that supplied the malware, REvil, disappeared from the Internet on July 13....

 2021-07-22 21:39 

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R.I. Congressman Langevin attends White House bill signing of Victims of Crime Act...

The bill, sponsored by Representative Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, with 38 co-sponsors, including Langevin, adds a new source of revenue for the Crime Victims Fund, and makes changes to formula grants supported by the fund....

 2021-07-22 21:25 

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Details on FBI inquiry into Kavanaugh prompts questions about vetting process...

Nearly three years after Justice Brett Kavanaugh's tumultuous confirmation to the Supreme Court, the FBI has disclosed more details about its efforts to review the justice's background, leading a group of Senate Democrats to question the thoroughn...

 2021-07-22 01:04 

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No red lines, just green lines: Markey takes key role in Senate climate fight...

The Massachusetts Democrat is seizing his best opportunity yet to get global warming provisions passed, maneuvering them into the infrastructure package slogging its way through a divided Congress...

 2021-07-21 01:10 

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Fauci tells Senator Rand Paul: 'You do not know what you're talking about,' in clash about coronavirus...

Anthony Fauci and Senator Rand Paul have had acrimonious exchanges before, but on Tuesday they traded their most barbed public remarks yet....

 2021-07-20 22:49 

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To China, Trump was bad. Biden seems even worse....

From China's perspective, the blows from the United States just keep coming. Sanctions and export controls over the crackdown in Xinjiang. A warning to international businesses about the deteriorating climate in Hong Kong. The rejection of visas for s...

 2021-07-20 22:23 

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Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic's shadow...

Muslims around the world were observing Tuesday yet another major Islamic holiday in the shadow of the pandemic and amid growing concerns about the highly infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-07-20 14:41 

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

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 Senate....

 2021-07-20 01:32 

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

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 have staunchly opposed....

 2021-07-19 18:19 

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Senate Democrats take their case for voting bill to Georgia...

"Congress must take action on voting rights, and we have no time to spare," U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat from Georgia, said in testimony before the Senate Rules Committee....

 2021-07-19 15:05 

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FBI releases documents on James "Whitey" Bulger...

The FBI has released 300 pages of heavily redacted documents that detail its connections with James "Whitey" Bulger, the former South Boston crime boss who was murdered in a federal prison in 2018....

 2021-07-17 19:46 

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Biden calls judge's decision to halt DACA program 'deeply disappointing,' says DOJ will appeal ruling...

The judge's decision also prompted Biden and other Democrats to redoubled their pleas to Congress to pass legislation - even if it required a budget reconciliation process - that would provide a path to citizenship to dreamers....

 2021-07-17 15:31 

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No flag, no anthem, no problem — Russia will be hard to miss at these Olympic Games...

Despite penalties that are largely symbolic, Russia will have an oversized presence at these Summer Games with a delegation of 335 athletes in 30 sports....

 2021-07-16 20:58 

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Danish Siddiqui, Reuters photojournalist, is killed in Afghanistan...

Danish Siddiqui, an Indian national and Reuters staff journalist, was embedded with members of Afghanistan's elite special forces in the southern province of Kandahar, a former Taliban stronghold....

 2021-07-16 19:42 

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Women's groups call for UN peacekeeping force in Afghanistan...

Under the Taliban, women were not allowed to go to school, work outside the home or leave their house without a male escort. And though they still face many challenges in the country's male-dominated society, Afghan women have increasingly stepped int...

 2021-07-16 15:55 

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

President Joe Biden had previewed the new advisory on Thursday, telling reporters at the White House that the business environment in Hong Kong is "deteriorating" and could worsen....

 2021-07-15 19:56 

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Schumer sets infrastructure vote, pressures lawmakers...

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pressured lawmakers Thursday to reach agreement by next week on a pair of massive domestic spending measures, signaling Democrats' desire to push ahead aggressively on President Biden's multitrillion-dollar age...

 2021-07-14 20:51 

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Watchdog: FBI greatly mishandled Nassar-USA Gymnastics case...

The FBI made numerous serious errors in investigating sexual abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar and didn't treat the case with the "utmost seriousness," the Justice Department's inspector gene...

 2021-07-14 10:13 

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Bush criticizes US withdrawal from Afghanistan, fears for women...

Former President George W. Bush criticized the Western withdrawal from Afghanistan in an interview with a German broadcaster released Wednesday, saying he fears that Afghan women and girls will "suffer unspeakable harm."...

 2021-07-14 02:29 

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Feds charge 4 in Iran plot to kidnap US resident, 4 others...

An Iranian intelligence officer and three alleged members of an Iranian intelligence network have been charged in Manhattan with plotting to lure a US resident and human rights activist from New York to Iran, authorities said Tuesday....

 2021-07-13 21:12 

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Ransomware group based in Russia goes offline days after Biden called Putin...

Ransomware group based in Russia goes offline days after Biden called Putin...

 2021-07-13 20:52 

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Biden taps former GOP Senator Jeff Flake for Turkey ambassador...

President Biden on Tuesday nominated former Senator Jeff Flake, a Republican lawmaker who endorsed his 2020 run for the White House, to serve as US ambassador to Turkey....

 2021-07-13 20:42 

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Latin America unrest forces Biden to confront challenges to democracy close to home...

WASHINGTON — President Biden took office with bold warnings for Russia and China about human rights as he pressed democracies around the world to stand up against autocracy. But this week, he is facing a string of similar challenges in America's...

 2021-07-13 10:06 

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64 dead in fire at coronavirus ward, Iraqi health officials say...

The death toll from a catastrophic blaze that erupted at a coronavirus hospital ward in southern Iraq the previous day rose to 64 on Tuesday, Iraqi medical officials said....

 2021-07-13 02:03 

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Left-leaning groups pressure Schumer to act on voting bill...

Dozens of left-leaning organizations are asking Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to schedule a new vote this month on Democrats' sweeping voting and elections bill, a top priority for the party that Republicans blocked from debate last month....

 2021-07-12 20:01 

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White House amps up voting-rights push as allies rue GOP crackdown...

The White House is intensifying its effort this week to counteract Republican laws to restrict voting, as Democrats grow increasingly concerned that President Biden has no answer to the GOP-led campaigns in dozens of states....

 2021-07-12 07:54 

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White House ramps up voting rights push amid growing criticism...

The White House is intensifying its effort this week to counteract Republican laws to restrict voting, as Democrats grow increasingly concerned that President Biden has no answer to the GOP-led campaigns in dozens of states....

 2021-07-12 00:35 

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FBI officials in Haiti to discuss US assistance after assassination...

PORT-AU-PRINCE — FBI officials arrived in the Haitian capital on Sunday to assess conditions after the assassination of President Jovenel Mose, but the Biden administration has not granted Haitian officials' requests for US troops to help provid...

 2021-07-11 21:14 

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A year after scathing DOJ report, Springfield police to replace criticized narcotics unit...

The department's new Firearms Investigation Unit will work to get illegal guns off the city's streets, while police continue pursuing illegal drug sales and trafficking by working with regional, state, and federal law enforcement partners, Police ...

 2021-07-10 19:02 

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Euro 2020 final: Where Italy and England can win or lose...

The final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday has all the makings of a tight and tense title match....

 2021-07-10 17:17 

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White House calling out critics of door-to-door vaccine push...

For months, the Biden White House refrained from criticizing Republican officials who played down the importance of coronavirus vaccinations or sought to make political hay of the federal government's all-out effort to drive shots into arms. Not any l...

 2021-07-09 20:56 

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Michigan attorney general to probe people making money off election claims...

Lynsey Mukomel, spokeswoman for Democrat Dana Nessel, said Thursday that the department accepted the request from GOP state Senator Ed McBroom, of Vulcan, and the Senate Oversight Committee he chairs....

 2021-07-09 19:32 

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Afghan warlord slams govt, quick US goodbye...

A powerful warlord in northern Afghanistan and a key US ally in the 2001 defeat of the Taliban blames a fractious Afghan government and an "irresponsible" American departure for the insurgents' recent rapid territorial gains across the north....

 2021-07-09 17:41 

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Biden tells Putin Russia must crack down on cybercriminals...

President Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a Friday phone call that he must "take action" against cybercriminals acting in his country and that the US reserves the right to "defend its people and its critical infrastructure,"...

 2021-07-08 19:14 

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Here's why England fans have been singing 'Sweet Caroline' at Euro 2020...

It all started with a DJ's selection after England's Round of 16 win over Germany earlier in the tournament....

 2021-07-07 23:20 

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England beats Denmark to reach Euro 2020 final...

Harry Kane converted the rebound after his initial penalty was saved in the 104th minute to give England a come-from-behind victory in extra time in the European Championship semifinals in London....

 2021-07-07 11:37 

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The money could transform their lives. But thousands of eligible kids may not get the new child tax credit...

Both the IRS and local community groups are warning that a significant number of families who most need the relief risk falling through the cracks because they are not connected to the IRS....

 2021-07-05 22:58 

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US left Afghan airfield at night, didn't tell new commander, officials say...

The United States left Afghanistan's Bagram Airfield after nearly 20 years by shutting off the electricity and slipping away in the night without notifying the base's new Afghan commander, who discovered the Americans' departure more than two ...

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