Heavily Policed ‘Justice For J6’ Rally Brings Sparse Crowd – And Minimal Violence – To Capitol

Topline A rally to support Capitol riot defendants held in front of the U.S. Capitol on Saturday proved a dud, with attendance falling far short of the 700 expected – though two House candidates who showed up to speak said they felt the event was a success. Police officers watch as demonstrators gather for the “Justice…

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Putin’s United Russia party more unpopular than ever ahead of parliamentary elections

/ Europe ON THE GROUND Issued on: 18/09/2021 – 17:30Modified: 18/09/2021 – 17:31 Opposition activist Elena Pariy talking to a Russian in the central region of the Urals. © FRANCE 24 screengrab Russia is voting in its general election on the second of three days for a new parliament, as well as some local and regional…

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Biden’s Approval Rating Sinks To Lowest Level Of Presidency Amid Concerns Over Coronavirus Pandemic, Poll Finds

Topline American approval of President Joe Biden’s job performance has dropped to the lowest level in his presidency, according to an Ipsos poll, which highlighted growing discontent with his handling of key issues like the Covid-19 pandemic, employment and trying to unify the country.  Joe Biden’s approval ratings are at their lowest level in his…

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U.S. Plans To Deport Massive Number Of Haitians From Del Rio, Texas, An Official Says

Thousands of Haitian migrants had assembled under and around the bridge in the small Texas border town as chaos unfolded Friday and presented the Biden administration with a new challenge as it tries to manage large numbers of asylum-seekers who have been reaching U.S. soil.Haitians crossed the Rio Grande freely and in a steady stream,…

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HHS Announces Actions in Response to Texas Law Banning Abortions After 6 Weeks

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced several actions Friday aimed at protecting reproductive rights in Texas following passage of a bill that outlaws all abortions in the state after 6 weeks’ gestation. “Every American deserves access to health care no matter where they live – including access to safe and…

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FDA Panel Backs Pfizer Booster for Select Groups

An FDA advisory panel recommended emergency use authorization (EUA) of a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (Comirnaty) for individuals 65 and older, and those judged to be at high risk of severe COVID-19. On Friday, the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) voted 18-0 that the known and potential benefits…

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One COVID Vaccine Held Up Best Over Time, CDC Study Suggests

In terms of preventing COVID-related hospitalizations, the two-dose mRNA vaccines from Pfizer (Comirnaty) and Moderna offered the best protection upfront and over time, a case-control analysis involving data from 21 U.S. hospitals showed. From March to August 2021, the vaccine effectiveness (VE) against COVID-19 hospitalizations landed at 93% for the Moderna vaccine, 88% for Pfizer’s,…

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US admits Kabul strike killed multiple civilians in ‘tragic mistake’

The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed.  “The strike was a tragic mistake,” Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command,…

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China and France assail U.S.-Australia deal on nuclear-powered submarines

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration Thursday was facing acute anger from a rival, China, and one of its closest allies, France, over a pact that will help Australia develop nuclear-powered submarines.The nuclear deal, which also includes the United Kingdom, was announced by President Biden on Wednesday and immediately threatened to aggravate tensions with Beijing and potentially damage…

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More Than 600,000 White Flags On The National Mall Honor Lives Lost To COVID

White flags stand near the Washington Monument on Tuesday. The flags, which will number more than 630,000 when the temporary art installation on the National Mall is completed, are part of artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg’s In America: Remember, honoring Americans who have died of COVID-19. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mandel…

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