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Former President Bill Clinton released from California hospital
- Former President Bill Clinton was released on Sunday from a California hospital, where he was admitted late last week to be treated for an infection. Clinton will return to his home in New York, where he will finish a course of antibiotics, Dr. Alpesh N. Amin, executive director of hospital medicine at University of California Irvine Health, said in a prepared statement released by Clinton's spokesman. Alpesh said ...

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Buttigieg: “I’m Not Going to Apologize to Tucker Carlson” for Taking Paternity Leave
- Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg continued going on the offensive Sunday, pushing back against those who criticized his decision to take paternity leave at a time when the country is suffering a supply-chain crisis. “As you might imagine, we’re bottle-feeding and doing it at all hours of the day and night,” Buttigieg said when CNN’s Jake Tapper asked him to respond to criticism of his decision to ...

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President Biden says ‘democracy survived’ Capitol riot because of police
- Framed by the Capitol, President Joe Biden paid tribute Saturday to fallen law enforcement officers and honored those who fought off the Jan. 6 insurrection at that very site by declaring “because of you, democracy survived.” Biden spoke at the 40th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service to remember the 491 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 2020. Standing where the ...

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Arkansas governor accepts vaccine mandates work despite allowing people to opt out
- States banning companies from instituting mandates are taking the ‘wrong approach’, says GOP gov US: Hundreds Gather In New York City To Protest Against COVID Vaccine Mandates 2 Arkansas Gov Asa Hutchinson toed a fine line on the issue of vaccine mandates during a conversation on Sunday with NBC’s Chuck Todd . Speaking on Meet The Press, Mr Hutchinson agreed the premise presented by Mr Todd, who showed the ...

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Kinzinger goes to bat for Biden over Jan. 6 committee comments
- The president had said he hopes the committee “goes after” witnesses who attempt to defy subpoenas. “I think he has every right to make it clear where the administration stands," GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger said of President Joe Biden. | Chip Somodevilla/Pool via AP GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Sunday defended President Joe Biden’s right to weigh in on the prospect of prosecuting those who flout congressional ...

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Venezuela halts talks after Maduro ally's extradition to U.S.
- Miami — Venezuela's government said Saturday it would halt negotiations with its opponents in retaliation for the extradition to the U.S. of a close ally of President Nicolás Maduro who prosecutors believe could be the most significant witness ever about corruption in the South American country. Jorge Rodríguez, who has been heading the government's delegation, said his team wouldn't travel to Mexico City for ...

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ASEAN excludes Myanmar's junta chief from upcoming regional summit
- Myanmar's junta chief will be excluded from an upcoming ASEAN summit, the group said Saturday, a rare rebuke as concerns rise over the military government's commitment to defusing a bloody crisis. Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed at an emergency meeting late Friday that a "non-political representative" for would be invited to the October 26-28 summit, current ASEAN chair ...

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Democrats Weigh Carbon Tax After Manchin Rejects Key Climate Provision
- Faced with the likely demise of a central pillar of President Biden’s agenda, the White House and outraged lawmakers are scrambling to find alternatives. WASHINGTON — Some House and Senate Democrats, smarting from a move by Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, to kill a major element of President Biden’s climate plan, are switching to Plan B: a tax on carbon dioxide pollution. A carbon tax, in ...

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Venezuelan government suspends negotiations with opposition
- By Mayela Armas and Julio Rodrigues CARACAS/PRAIA (Reuters) -Venezuela on Saturday said it would suspend negotiations with the opposition that were set to resume this weekend, after Cape Verde extradited Colombian businessman Alex Saab to the United States on money laundering charges. The announcement was made by Socialist party legislator Jorge Rodriguez, who heads the government's negotiating team. Rodriguez said ...

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