Trump administration mulled kidnapping, assassinating Julian Assange: report

A report from Yahoo News published Sunday says that the Trump administration and CIA considered kidnapping WikiLeaks founder Julian AssangeJulian Paul AssangeThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Alibaba – Democrats stare down ‘hell’ week Chelsea Manning tests positive for COVID-19 UK court allows US to expand Assange extradition appeal MORE in 2017 and even raised…

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Germans reject political extremes in victory for centrist parties

The centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) led by Olaf Scholz narrowly beat Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU in Sunday’s polls. Political scientist Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff says the overall trend is clear: Germans voted for the centre. He speaks to FRANCE 24 about what this could mean for the CDU, SPD and Germany’s smaller parties as they prepare for coalition talks.…

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More hospitals forced to ration care amid delta surge

Coronavirus patients are flooding and straining hospitals across the U.S., particularly in Western states, where administrators are put in positions of needing to ration care as their facilities are pushed to their breaking points by the delta variant.Alaska this past week joined Idaho in adopting statewide crisis standards of care that provide guidance to health…

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America isn’t first — it’s far behind — and studies point to Republicans

Why is the U.S. falling behind the rest of the developed world in COVID-19 vaccinations? As of mid-September, according to Oxford University, 63 percent of Americans had been fully or partially vaccinated. That’s lower than Canada (75 percent), France (74), Italy (73), the U.K. (71), Israel (69), Germany (66) and Japan (66).A lot of the…

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Abbott bows to Trump pressure on Texas election audit

Texas Gov. Greg AbbottGreg AbbottWhere election review efforts stand across the US The Memo: Trump’s Arizona embarrassment sharpens questions for GOP Texas limits business with Ben & Jerry’s over Israel move MORE is barreling forward with an audit of the 2020 election in his state’s four largest counties after mounting pressure from former President TrumpDonald…

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Judge erupts at Capitol rioter: ‘You’ve disgraced this country’

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., erupted at a Capitol riot defendant on Friday after the individual pleaded guilty to a single charge in connection with the Jan. 6 attack.U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton made the comment to defendant Anthony Mariotto of Florida during a plea hearing, CNN reported.According to court records, Mariotto pleaded guilty to a…

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US clears encampment of Haitian migrants in Texas

There are no more migrants crowded under the Del Rio bridge in south Texas, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Friday, days after viral images of Border Patrol agents using reins against Haitian asylum-seekers drew widespread condemnation.“As of this morning, there are no longer any migrants in the camp underneath the Del Rio international bridge,”…

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Former Rittenhouse attorney Lin Wood wants $2M bail back

Pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood, who previously served on Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense team, is requesting that a foundation get back the $2 million it raised to post bail for the 18-year-old charged with fatally shooting two Wisconsin protesters last year.In a letter sent to Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Schroeder, dated Sept. 17, local attorney…

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Trump demands Abbott back election audit in Texas

Former President TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine’s president compares UN to ‘a retired superhero’ Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won’t say if Biden won election MORE is pressuring Texas Gov. Greg AbbottGreg AbbottThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Alibaba – Biden jumps into frenzied Dem spending talks Newsom signs privacy laws for…

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FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 booster for people at high risk

Posted September 22, 2021 at 8:32pmThe Food and Drug Administration authorized a third shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday night for people most vulnerable to COVID-19.The FDA amended the emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine to allow for boosters six months after initial vaccination for people 65 years of age and older, people…

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Arizona official resigning after secret recording released

PHOENIX (AP) — A recording that emerged of a Republican elected Arizona official criticizing his GOP colleagues for opposing a partisan review of the 2020 election result in Maricopa County led him to announce his resignation just days before the state Senate’s review is set for release. During the meeting recorded surreptitiously last March, Maricopa…

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Alabama official dismisses Lindell claim that 100K votes were flipped from Trump to Biden: ‘It’s not possible’

Alabama’s secretary of state is dismissing claims by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell that 100,000 votes in November were flipped from former President TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE to President BidenJoe BidenUN…

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House poised to vote on hundreds of amendments to defense bill

When the House debates its defense authorization bill starting Tuesday night, it plans to consider 476 amendments on everything from the proper level of U.S. defense spending to how best to handle the Afghanistan war’s fallout.The House will consider, and probably reject, proposals to cut the amount of spending authorized in the bill. But other votes, in…

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Trump campaign knew soon after election that voting machine claims were false: report

Former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE’s campaign reportedly knew soon after the November election that claims it made about voting machine irregularities…

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