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'Justice for J6' rally starts and ends with small crowds and tight security

The most anticipated visit by right-wing activists to the nation’s capital since a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 ended with a whimper Saturday, as demonstrators supporting the rioters found themselves far outnumbered by police, journalists and counterprotesters. Although the protesters returned to the scene of a historically grievous attack on American democracy, it was immediately obvious that much had changed. The Capitol grounds — where poorly prepared police fought a losing, hand-t ...

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Texas doctor says he violated nation's most restrictive abortion law to challenge it

A Texas doctor stepped forward Saturday to say he had performed an abortion that is illegal under the state's restrictive new law to force a test of its legality. "I understand that by providing an abortion beyond the new legal limit, I am taking a personal risk, but it's something I believe in strongly," Alan Braid, a San Antonio OB/GYN, said in an op-ed in The Washington Post. "I have daughters, granddaughters and nieces. I believe abortion is an essential part of health care. ...

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SpaceX's private Inspiration4 mission splashes down safely in Atlantic Ocean

SpaceX safely returned its Crew Dragon spacecraft from orbit on Saturday, with the capsule carrying the four members of the Inspiration4 mission back to Earth after three days in space. Crew Dragon capsule Resilience splashed down off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida in the Atlantic Ocean. Elon Musk tweeted his congratulations to the crew shortly after splashdown. The historic private mission -- which includes commander Jared Isaacman, pilot Sian Proctor, medical officer Hayley Arceneaux an ...

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FDA vaccine advisers vote to recommend booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine in people 65 and older

(CNN)Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously Friday to recommend emergency use authorization of a booster dose of Pfizer's vaccine six months after full vaccination in people 65 and older and those at high risk of severe Covid-19. Members of the FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee also informally advised the FDA to include health care workers or others at high risk of Covid-19 exposure in the EUA.Earlier, the advisers had rejected ...

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CDC study finds Moderna vaccine is best at preventing Covid-19 hospitalization

Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine is the most effective at protecting against Covid-19 hospitalizations, according to a study published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An analysis of more than 3,600 adults hospitalized at 21 U.S. facilities from March to August found that vaccine efficacy against hospitalization was 93 percent for the Moderna vaccine compared to 88 percent for the Pfizer-BioNTech shot. The effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine declined significantly a ...

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France recalls its ambassador to the US in protest of Biden's submarine deal with Australia

France announced on Friday that it is immediately recalling its ambassador to the United States, Philippe tienne, in protest of President Biden's announcement of an agreement to provide nuclear-powered submarines to Australia without consulting French officials. In a statement, the French foreign minister said the decision was made by French President Emmanuel Macron. "At the request of the President of the Republic, I have decided to immediately recall our two ambassadors to the United S ...

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U.S. drone strike in Kabul mistakenly killed civilians, not terrorists, Pentagon says

An Aug. 29 drone strike targeting terrorists in Afghanistan mistakenly killed innocent civilians, including children, Pentagon officials admitted Friday. "We now assess it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died were associated with ISIS-K," Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the head of U.S. Central Command said. "It was a mistake." He said he is "fully responsible for this strike and the tragic outcome." "I offer my profound condolences to the family and frien ...

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Judge: Prosecutors can't show Rittenhouse link to Proud Boys

By TODD RICHMOND MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that prosecutors can’t argue that a man who shot three people during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin is affiliated with the Proud Boys or that he attacked a woman months before the shootings, bolstering his position as he prepares for a politically charged trial. Kyle Rittenhouse is set to stand trial beginning Nov. 1 on multiple counts, including homicide. The 18-year-old argues he opened fire in self-defense after the ...

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President Puts Vaccine Mandate Hypocrite Governors On Blast

(PoliticusUSA) President Biden: "We are facing a lot of pushback. Especially from some of the Republican governors. Governors of Florida and Texas doing everything they can to undermine the lifesaving requirements I have proposed. So the same governors attacking are in states with the strictest vaccine mandates for children attending school in the entire country. For example, in Mississippi, children are required to be vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, Hepatitis B, polio, tetanus, and more. These are state requirements. But, in the midst of the pandemic ... I propose a requirement for covid vaccines, and the governor of the state calls it a tyrannical type move. This is the worst kind of politics. It is putting the lives of citizens of their states, especially children, at risk, and I refuse to give into it."

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The Most Important Statistic of the Biden Presidency

(The New Yorker) The G.O.P.’s desire to see Biden fail has become a willingness to let the country fail. Nine months into Biden’s Presidency, the bottom line is that the Republican war on Biden’s legitimacy and the war on Biden’s COVID policies are now inextricably linked. The consequences of this are so hard to contemplate that we often do not do so: a politics so broken that it is now killing Americans on an industrial scale.

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Texas doctor says he violated nation's most restrictive abortion law to challenge it

3 hrs ago - A Texas doctor stepped forward Saturday to say he had performed an abortion that is illegal under the state's restrictive new law to force a test of its legality. "I understand that by providing an abortion beyond the new legal limit, I am taki ... (WA POST)

'Justice for J6' rally starts and ends with small crowds and tight security

3 hrs ago - The most anticipated visit by right-wing activists to the nation’s capital since a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 ended with a whimper Saturday, as demonstrators supporting the rioters found themselves far outnumbered by police, journalists a ... (Washington Post)

SpaceX's private Inspiration4 mission splashes down safely in Atlantic Ocean

3 hrs ago - SpaceX safely returned its Crew Dragon spacecraft from orbit on Saturday, with the capsule carrying the four members of the Inspiration4 mission back to Earth after three days in space. Crew Dragon capsule Resilience splashed down off the coast of Ca ... (CNBC)

Police are scouring a vast Florida preserve in search of Gabby Petito's fiance

9 hrs ago - National Police are scouring a vast Florida preserve in search of Gabby Petito’s fiance By Timothy Bella Today at 1:05 p.m. EDT Law enforcement officials are scouring a vast Florida preserve Saturday for Brian Laundrie, the fiance of a 22-year-old ... (Washington Post)

Pennsylvania Democrats sue over GOP election 'investigation'

10 hrs ago - HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats in Pennsylvania’s state Senate sued Friday evening in a state court to block a Republican-approved subpoena seeking voter information and to put a stop to what Republicans call a “forensic investigation” of last year’ ... (AP)

Feds say man driven by hatred of Jews pleaded guilty to all charges after deadly 2019 assault on Cal

14 hrs ago - (CNN)A Southern Californian man who previously pleaded guilty to state murder and attempted murder charges following a 2019 attack on a synagogue in San Diego pleaded guilty Friday to federal hate crime charges, according to the Justice Department. ... (CNN)

Maricopa County and Arizona Senate reach agreement after months of sparring over 2020 election audit

14 hrs ago - Arizona's Maricopa County and the state Senate have reached an agreement after a months-long dispute stemming from the local government's refusal to hand over electronic voting equipment logs related to the November 2020 election. The Republican-con ... (CNN)

VIDEO: More than 200 arrested in anti-lockdown protests in Melbourne

14 hrs ago - Capsicum spray was used by police to subdue protesters at an anti-lockdown rally in Melbourne, which resulted in several arrests. After the protest location was changed at the last minute to avoid authorities, approximately 1000 demonstrators gather ... (Insider Paper)

Photos show North Korea expanding uranium enrichment plant

16 hrs ago - By HYUNG-JIN KIM SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Recent satellite images show North Korea is expanding a uranium enrichment plant at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, a sign that it’s intent on boosting the production of bomb materials, experts say. The ... (AP)

4.3 magnitude earthquake hits Carson area, shakes SoCal

Yesterday - CARSON, Calif. (KABC) -- A 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck in the Carson area Friday night, with shaking felt throughout the Los Angeles region. Reports of shaking were felt in the San Fernando Valley, Antelope Valley, Ventura County, Orange County ... (abc7 Los Angeles)

Gov. Jared Polis of Colorado Marries His Longtime Partner, Marlon Reis

Yesterday - Mr. Polis is the first sitting governor to have a same-sex wedding. Gov. Jared Polis of Colorado married his longtime partner, Marlon Reis, in a traditional Jewish ceremony on Wednesday, the first time a sitting governor has had a same-sex wedding. ... (New York Times)

Robert Durst Found Guilty of Murder After Decades of Suspicion

Yesterday - Mr. Durst, the onetime heir to a Manhattan real estate empire, was convicted of killing a close confidante in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2000. By Charles V. Bagli LOS ANGELES — Robert A. Durst, the enigmatic real estate scion who evaded criminal sus ... (NY Times)

Bureau of Land Management headquarters to return to D.C., reversing Trump decision

Yesterday - Interior Secretary Deb Haaland delivers remarks during the opening ceremony of “In America: Remember,” a public art installation commemorating all the Americans who have died due to covid-19, on Sept. 17 near the Washington Monument in D.C. (Chip So ... (Washington Post)

Judge: Prosecutors can't show Rittenhouse link to Proud Boys

Yesterday - By TODD RICHMOND MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that prosecutors can’t argue that a man who shot three people during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin is affiliated with the Proud Boys or that he attacked a woman months befo ... (AP)

White House to host global COVID-19 summit next week

Yesterday - The White House announced Friday that it will host a global COVID-19 summit next week, as it seeks to step up efforts to vaccinate the world. The virtual summit, to be held on Wednesday, coincides with the U.N. General Assembly. The Washington Post ... (THE HILL)

Biden adds measles to list of diseases that could require quarantine

Yesterday - President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order adding measles to a list of communicable diseases that could require quarantine after several Afghan refugees were diagnosed with the highly contagious disease after arriving in the United Stat ... (Reuters)

Biden admin to step up deportation of Haitians to address migrant surge, documents say

Yesterday - Next week, ICE plans to fly eight deportation flights to Haiti and will then increase that to 10 per week, according to a document obtained by NBC News. As more than 10,000 mainly Haitian migrants shelter under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, as part of ... (NBC News)

Italy Is Making COVID-19 Health Passes Mandatory For All Workers

Yesterday - In the fight to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to vaccinate its population, Italy is making COVID-19 health passes mandatory for all workers — becoming the first European country to do so. In a newly approved measure introduced Thursday by the Ital ... (NPR)

FDA vaccine advisers vote to recommend booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine in people 65 and older

Yesterday - (CNN)Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously Friday to recommend emergency use authorization of a booster dose of Pfizer's vaccine six months after full vaccination in people 65 and older and those at high risk of s ... (CNN)

Georgia criminal probe into Trump's attempts to overturn 2020 election quietly moves forward

Yesterday - Updated 1750 GMT (0150 HKT) September 17, 2021 (CNN)As Donald Trump returns to Georgia later this month, criminal investigators in the state have been quietly conducting interviews, collecting documents and working to build a line of communicati ... (cnn)

France recalls its ambassador to the US in protest of Biden's submarine deal with Australia

Yesterday - France announced on Friday that it is immediately recalling its ambassador to the United States, Philippe tienne, in protest of President Biden's announcement of an agreement to provide nuclear-powered submarines to Australia without consulting Frenc ... (NY Times)

U.S. drone strike in Kabul mistakenly killed civilians, not terrorists, Pentagon says

Yesterday - An Aug. 29 drone strike targeting terrorists in Afghanistan mistakenly killed innocent civilians, including children, Pentagon officials admitted Friday. "We now assess it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died were associated with ISI ... (NBC)

CDC study finds Moderna vaccine is best at preventing Covid-19 hospitalization

Yesterday - Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine is the most effective at protecting against Covid-19 hospitalizations, according to a study published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An analysis of more than 3,600 adults hospitalized at 21 U.S. ... (MSN/Politico)

An F.D.A. panel recommended against approving a Pfizer-BioNTech booster for people 16 and older.

Yesterday - WASHINGTON — A scientific advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration on Friday overwhelmingly recommended against approving a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for people 16 and older. The committee voted 16 to 3 a ... (New York Times)

N.Y. Gov. Hochul orders release of 191 Rikers Island inmates amid 'hell on earth' conditions at jail

Yesterday - Gov. Hochul ordered the immediate release of 191 Rikers Island inmates on Friday and signed a bill that paves the way for even more prisoners to be set free as conditions at the overcrowded city lockup continue to deteriorate. The newly freed inmate ... (New York Daily News)

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