Taliban beats protesters and arrests journalists at women’s rally in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan — After being shut out from the Taliban‘s new government, women increased pressure on Afghanistan‘s new rulers with a number of protests Wednesday, at least one of which was broken up by Taliban fighters who whipped some of the demonstrators and arrested local journalists.The protests came one day after the Taliban announced an interim Cabinet…

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This year’s flu season could be a rager. Shots can help.

As summer winds down and gives way to cooler weather, people are once again bracing themselves for an uptick in COVID-19 cases—viruses like SARS-CoV-2 prefer colder seasons. But there’s another virus looming that’s all-too-familiar: influenza.  Now, two new study preprints, neither yet peer-reviewed, suggest that last year’s drop in flu cases could lead to a…

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Pelosi to hold security briefing ahead of Sept. 18 rally planned by Trump supporters

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi has invited her fellow congressional leaders from the House and Senate to attend a security briefing about an upcoming rally planned at the Capitol in support people who were arrested during the Jan. 6 riot.Pelosi invited Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader…

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White House seeks over $30B for disaster aid, Afghan refugees

Posted September 7, 2021 at 3:47pmThe Biden administration is preparing to ask Congress to include over $30 billion for hurricane and wildfire relief and resettlement of Afghan refugees in the United States in a short-term stopgap funding bill appropriators are prepping to try to avert a partial government shutdown after Sept. 30.The Office of Management…

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These Are The Parents Most Likely To Oppose School Mask Mandates, Poll Finds

Topline As school mask mandates remain a major source of contention, a new Axios/Momentive poll finds that while 59% of parents support school mask mandates overall, some groups are far more likely to be opposed than others based on demographics like income level, race and their partisan affiliation. Students wearing face masks arrive with their…

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McConnell Won’t Join GOP Calls For Biden’s Resignation: ‘He’s Not Going Anywhere’

Topline Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said last week he doesn’t plan to ask President Joe Biden for his resignation after previously shutting down the idea of impeaching him, casting upcoming elections as the true referendum on the president’s performance. WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 04: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) attends a press conference…

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