First evacuation flight for Afghan allies arrives in US

The Biden administration announced the arrival of hundreds of Afghan special immigrant visa applicants in the U.S. as questions remain about thousands more still waiting in Afghanistan.The first flight from Kabul to Fort Lee, Va., transporting around 200 SIV applicants and their immediate family members, arrived on Thursday, administration officials said on a call with…

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Bipartisan infrastructure deal clears key Senate vote

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday cleared the first procedural hurdle toward enacting an expansive proposal to build and repair the nation’s roads, bridges and broadband internet networks. But significant challenges remain.The Senate voted 67 to 32 to open formal debate on the bipartisan infrastructure proposal. The procedural motion, which needed 60 votes, had support from 17…

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The Biden administration reinstated fast-track deportation flights for families amid renewed pressure to address the southern border surge

The Biden administration resumed fast-track deportation flights to Central America on Friday. The move comes after more than 188,000 migrants arrived at the southern border in June. Biden is facing increasing pressure to address the migrants as COVID-19 surges along the border as well. LoadingSomething is loading. The Biden administration resumed fast-track deportation flights to…

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Trump urged U.S. Justice Department officials to ‘say the election was corrupt’

Former U.S. president Donald Trump urged senior U.S. Justice Department officials to declare the 2020 election results “corrupt” in a December phone call, according to handwritten notes from one of the participants in the conversation.Former U.S. president Donald Trump — shown in Phoenix earlier this month — urged senior U.S. Justice Department officials to declare…

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CDC study shows three-fourths of people infected in Massachusetts covid-19 outbreak were vaccinated

A sobering scientific analysis published Friday of an explosive Massachusetts covid-19 outbreak fueled by the delta variant found that three-quarters of the people who became infected were fully vaccinated. The report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is one key piece of a growing body of evidence that bolsters the hypothesis that vaccinated…

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47 percent of Republicans say time will come ‘to take the law into their own hands’: poll

About 47 percent of Republicans believe that a time will come when “patriotic Americans have to take the law into their own hands,” according to a George Washington University poll on Americans’ faith in election systems and democratic values. The GW Politics Poll, conducted among more than 1,700 registered voters from June 4 to June 23…

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Ethics Watchdog Requests Probe Into Trump Efforts To Get DOJ To Help Overturn Election

Topline The ethics watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) on Thursday asked the Department of Justice to investigate former President Donald Trump and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows over their efforts to get DOJ officials to support Trump’s baseless claims of 2020 election fraud. US President Donald Trump speaks…

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U.S. Hospitalizations Shoot Upward As Delta Variant Drives Increases In All But 3 States

Topline Despite the widespread availability of vaccines, the U.S. has now returned to the number of Covid-19 patients it had hospitalized in mid-March and early April as the spread of the more infectious delta variant continues to undo the country’s recent progress. TOPSHOT – Medical staff treat a COVID-19 coronavirus patient at a hospital in…

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Covid-19: Biden tells states to offer $100 vaccine incentive as cases rise

media captionUS President Joe Biden spars with reporter over mask mandatesUS President Joe Biden has called for states to offer $100 (£71) to the newly vaccinated in an effort to address flagging jab rates amid virus surges.The president also issued a strict new vaccine requirement for US federal workers, the nation’s largest workforce with some…

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Calif. restaurant says patrons must show ‘proof of being unvaccinated’

A California restaurant owner is turning heads with a sign posted outside his establishment that asks patrons to show “proof of being unvaccinated.”The sign is taped on the window of Basilico’s Pasta e Vino, an Italian restaurant in Huntington Beach. “We have zero tolerance for treasonous, anti-American stupidy. Thank you for pondering,” text at the…

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