Senate report provides more details of President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn 2020 election

President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on November 26, 2020. File Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI | License Photo Oct. 7 (UPI) — Democrats on the Senate judiciary committee released a report on Thursday that reveals more details about how former President Donald Trump tried to use the Justice Department…

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Democrats, Republicans agree to short-term debt limit increase

Posted October 6, 2021 at 1:53pm, Updated October 7, 2021 at 12:12amSenate leaders reached a bipartisan agreement Wednesday to defuse the impending debt limit crisis by allowing for a short-term increase in the statutory borrowing cap while lawmakers negotiate a longer-term solution.Democrats said they would agree to an offer from Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that…

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‘Pandora Papers’: Massive leak exposes offshore dealings of 35 world leaders

Leaked offshore financial records dubbed the “Pandora Papers” were published by major news outlets this weekend, exposing the secret assets and agreements from some of the world’s most wealthy and powerful leaders. The leak contained nearly 12 million files from companies hired to set up offshore accounts in Panama, Dubai, Monaco, Switzerland and the Cayman Islands, the Guardian said.The Guardian reported…

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Philippine leader Duterte announces retirement from politics

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday announced he was retiring from politics and dropping plans to run for vice president in next year’s elections when his term ends, avoiding a legal battle with opponents who question such a move.Speaking before reporters, Duterte said many Filipinos have expressed their opposition to his…

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News Corp Australia tweaks climate targets amid scrutiny of editorial line

The News Corporation logo is displayed on the side of a building in midtown Manhattan in New York, U.S., February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File PhotoNEW YORK/SYDNEY, Oct. 1(Reuters) – The Australian arm of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp (NWSA.O) has set new environmental targets, an internal email showed, shoring up employee engagement with climate issues as…

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U.S. Judge upholds COVID-19 vaccine requirement for those with ‘natural immunity’

Sept 30 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge upheld the University of California’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement against a challenge by a professor who alleged he had immunity due to a prior coronavirus infection, in what appears to be the first ruling on the issue.U.S. District Court Judge James Selna in Santa Ana, California, said the university…

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YouTube shuts German channels of Russian broadcaster RT

BERLIN (AP) — YouTube says it has shut two German channels of Russian state broadcaster RT in a move centering on alleged coronavirus misinformation, a decision that drew threats of retaliation from Russia on Wednesday.YouTube, which is owned by Google, said RT’s German branch had received a “strike” for uploading material that violated YouTube’s standards…

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Federal judge blocks part of Arizona abortion ban hours before it takes effect

A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a provision of Arizona’s new abortion ban hours before it was set to take effect, which would have prohibited abortions solely due to a diagnosis of a genetic abnormality or other fetal condition. In the order granting a partial preliminary injunction against the law, Judge Douglas L. Rayes for…

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CNN quits Facebook in Australia, citing defamation risk

The Facebook logo is displayed on their website in an illustration photo taken in Bordeaux, France, on February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File PhotoSYDNEY, Sept 29 (Reuters) – CNN said it has stopped posting articles on Australian Facebook Inc (FB.O) pages, citing a court ruling that publishers are liable for defamation in public comments and the…

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Woman who said she wanted to shoot Nancy Pelosi pleads guilty to Capitol riot charges

Sept. 28 (UPI) — A woman who said she wanted to shoot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she left the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riots pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge Tuesday. Dawn Bancroft, 59, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of illegally demonstrating, picketing or parading inside the Capitol, which carries a…

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Union: ‘Dozens’ of Massachusetts troopers quit following state’s vaccine mandate

A police union said that dozens of Massachusetts state troopers have quit over the state’s vaccine mandate. File Photo Matthew Healey/UPI | License Photo Sept. 27 (UPI) — A union for Massachusetts police said Monday that dozens of state troopers have quit since the state announced a COVID-19 vaccination mandate. The announcement comes more than…

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