Justice Department releases formal policy restricting its access to reporters’ records

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Monday issued a formal policy that restricts the ability of federal prosecutors to obtain the records of reporters, a policy shift that followed intense lobbying by free press advocates and media organizations outraged by the Trump administration’s efforts to obtain such data.In a memorandum released Monday morning, Atty. Gen. Merrick Garland…

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Twenty countries and U.S. condemn mass arrests in Cuba following protests

The foreign ministers of the United States and 20 other countries on Monday condemned mass arrests in Cuba and called for full restoration of Internet access in the island nation that has recently been rocked by political unrest.The joint statement was issued by the governments of Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia,…

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New CDC data reveals how rare symptomatic breakthrough cases seem to be

Breakthroughs are expected and represent about 0.098% of those fully vaccinated.July 26, 2021, 11:01 AM• 10 min readAlthough reports of breakthrough COVID-19 cases occurring among fully vaccinated Americans are garnering much attention, as the country experiences a viral resurgence, new data illustrates just how rare these breakthrough infections are likely to be, and further shows…

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Most Americans Now Pessimistic About The Next Year As Delta Variant Surge Hits Biden’s Pandemic Approval Rating

Topline For the first time during President Joe Biden’s term, a majority of Americans are pessimistic about the nation’s direction over the next year as the rapid rise in Covid-19 cases fuels uncertainty over the economic recovery—marking a stark change from decades-high optimism earlier this year, according to a new poll released Sunday. The rising…

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Tunisian president sacks PM, suspends parliament after violent protests

Tunisia’s president dismissed the government and froze parliament on Sunday, prompting crowds to fill the capital in support of a move that dramatically escalated a political crisis, but that his opponents called a coup. President Kais Saied said he would assume executive authority with the assistance of a new prime minister, in the biggest challenge…

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Extreme weather renews focus on climate change as scientists update forecasts

A child looks on as water floods through a fence in Wessem, Netherlands, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Eva Plevier/File PhotoJuly 26 (Reuters) – As scientists gather online to finalize a long-awaited update on global climate research, recent extreme weather events across the globe highlight the need for more research on how it will play out, especially…

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Dr. Anthony Fauci warns that nation is going in ‘wrong direction’ with COVID-19 cases

By Associated Press Staff Associated Press | Jul 25, 2021 at 11:17 AM WILMINGTON, DEL. — The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. “We’re going in the wrong direction,’’ said Dr. Anthony Fauci,…

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Michigan ‘Kraken’ Case: Lin Wood Claims Court Doesn’t Have ‘Authority’ To Punish Him For Sharing Court Hearing Video

Topline Far-right attorney Lin Wood argued late Thursday he should not be sanctioned after sharing a video of a court hearing in Sidney Powell’s Michigan post-election case alleging voter fraud, claiming the court cannot legally discipline him in the case after a judge said she was considering doing so. Attorney Lin Wood speaks at a…

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Vatican Owns Over 5,000 Properties Worldwide, It Reveals In First Disclosures On Its Real Estate Holdings

Topline The Vatican owns more than 5,000 church and investment properties around the world, a central office at the Catholic Church revealed for the first time Saturday, according to several news outlets — but the church is struggling with a budget deficit, plus years of alleged mismanagement tied to its investment strategy. Worshipers attend the…

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Iraq doesn’t need U.S. combat troops, PM says ahead of talks with Biden

Iraq’s prime minister says his country no longer requires American combat troops to fight the Islamic State group, but a formal time frame for their redeployment will depend on the outcome of talks with U.S. officials this week.Mustafa al-Kadhimi said Iraq will still ask for U.S. training and military intelligence gathering. His comments came in…

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Trump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor

Former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Arkansas governor says it’s ‘disappointing’ vaccinations have become ‘political’ Watch live: Trump attends rally in Phoenix MORE on Saturday hailed the Arizona state Senate for its ongoing audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County during a rally in Phoenix, while…

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