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Fauci calls Abbott's ban on vaccine mandates 'unfortunate'
- White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci called Texas Gov. Greg Abbott 's executive order banning vaccine mandates "unfortunate" in a Sunday interview, saying mandates would help end the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Fauci avoided Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace 's question asking his opinion of Abbott. But he said the ban on mandates issued by Abbot from a public health standpoint "is really ...

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Former President Clinton released from hospital following infection
- The cause for the extended hospitalization was that Clinton was receiving his medication intravenously, not orally, a spokesman said. Former President Bill Clinton has been released from a Southern California hospital after battling an infection. "His fever and white blood cells count are normalized and he will return home to New York to finish his course of antibiotics. On behalf of everyone at UC Irvine Medical ...

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Buttigieg: 'I'm not going to apologize to Tucker Carlson'
- Pete Buttigieg says he's "not going to apologize to Tucker Carlson " for going on paternity leave from the Transportation Department to care for his adopted two children. "As you might imagine, we're bottle-feeding and doing it at all hours of the day and night," the Transportation secretary said when asked to respond to remarks by Carlson on CNN's "State of the Union." "And I'm not going to apologize to Tucker ...

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Deputy killed in shooting outside Houston bar had just returned from paternity leave, official says
- (CNN) A Texas deputy who was fatally shot outside a Houston bar had just returned from paternity leave, an official said. Deputy Kareem Atkins, 30, leaves behind a wife and an infant who's a few months old, said Constable Mark Herman of the Harris County Precinct 4. A gunman "came out of nowhere" and fired on Atkins and two other deputies while they were trying to detain someone early Saturday. The two deputies -- ...

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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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DC Comics removing ‘the American way’ from Superman slogan: report
- DC Comics, the longtime publisher of Superman comics, now says the Man of Steel stands for “truth, justice … and a better tomorrow” For decades, the iconic comic-book character Superman has stood for "truth, justice and the American way." But apparently those days are over. DC Comics, the longtime publisher of Superman comics , now says the Man of Steel stands for "truth, justice … and a better tomorrow," ...

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Coast Guard names "parties in interest" in anchor-dragging incident that damaged pipeline ahead of oil spill
- The Coast Guard on Saturday named both the owner and operator of a vessel as "parties in interest" believed to be connected to a massive oil spill along the southern California coastline earlier this month. Coast Guard Lieutenant (junior grade) SondraKay Kneen said Sunday that investigators believe a ship's anchor dragged for an unknown distance before striking an undersea pipeline in January. On Saturday, the ...

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Arkansas governor backs employer vaccine mandates
- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Asa Hutchinson (R) on Sunday defended employers mandating that employees get a COVID-19 vaccine, while saying he opposed such mandates by the federal and state governments. “The states are sometimes coming in and saying, ‘Employers should not have the ability to impose a vaccine requirement on their workers.’ To me, that's the wrong direction as well. It's not practical in terms ...

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Woman raped on train as bystanders did nothing, police in Pennsylvania say
- UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A woman was raped by a stranger on a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia in the presence of other riders who a police official said “should have done something." Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt of the Upper Darby Police Department said officers were called to the 69th Street terminal around 10 p.m. Wednesday after the assault on the westbound train on the Market-Frankford Line. ...

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Protester shot by Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha is now suing Wisconsin authorities
- Gaige Grosskreutz, who was shot by Kyle Rittenhouse during racial justice protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year, is suing the city, the county and several law enforcement officers, claiming they condoned the efforts of white nationalists to violently dispel demonstrators protesting a police shooting. A wave of protests erupted in Kenosha in August of last year following the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man ...

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Capitol attack panel’s message to Steve Bannon: we won’t forget about you
- Republican Adam Kinzinger says pursuit of a criminal contempt referral was ‘the first shot over the bow’ for Trump allies Last modified on Sun 17 Oct 2021 13.37 EDT Adam Kinzinger, one of two Republicans on the special committee investigating the deadly 6 January US Capitol attack, said on Sunday the pursuit of a criminal contempt referral against Steve Bannon was “the first shot over the bow” for allies of ...

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Arkansas officer kills 1 after knife attack, 2 others dead
- Authorities say two people in Arkansas died from stab wounds on Sunday and a third person was shot and killed by an officer whose neck was slashed after he found a man beating one of the stabbing victims with a rock FORT SMITH, Ark. -- Two people in Arkansas were found fatally stabbed and a third person was shot and killed by an officer whose neck was slashed after he found a man beating one of the stabbing victims ...

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Fauci urges police officers to get vaccinated
- Police officers and others responsible for public safety should view vaccination against COVID-19 as a key part of their role, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease doctor, said during an interview Sunday on Fox News. “Think about the implications of not getting vaccinated when you’re in a position where you have a responsible job, and you want to protect yourself because you’re needed at ...

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Alabama: Black Woman Found Dead Inside a Parked Police Van
- A black woman was missing for 12 days before she was found dead inside a parked police van in Alabama An Alabama woman was found dead in a parked police van on October 7, The Washington Post reported. Christina Nance's family reported her missing on October 7. Surveillance footage shows someone believed to be Nance getting into the van on September 25. Top stories based on your reading preferences Email address By ...

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The John Deere Strike Shows the Tight Labor Market Is Ready to Pop
- The end of the national mobilization around Covid-19 is releasing built-up pressures in workplaces nationwide. Workers picket outside the John Deere Harvester Works facility on Oct. 14, 2021, in East Moline, Ill. Shortly before midnight on Wednesday, production workers at a John Deere facility in Waterloo, Iowa, started shutting down the plant, quenching the furnaces in the foundry. The plant was already mostly ...

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Progressives Push Biden to Advance Plans for Student Loan Forgiveness
- Progressive Democrats push Biden to advance plans for student loan forgiveness Progressives continue to push President Biden to cancel student loan debt for millions of borrowers. Despite the party's stalled reconciliation bill, progressives have not relented on this issue. Sen. Chuck Schumer has pressed the president to cancel $50,000 in federal student debt per borrower. 10 Things in Politics: The latest in ...

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Robert Durst: Millionaire on ventilator with COVID - days after being sentenced to life in prison for murder
- Attorney Dick DeGuerin told NBC News that Durst, who appeared to be ill during his murder trial and subsequent sentencing, "looked awful Thursday, worst I've ever seen him". US real estate heir Robert Durst has tested positive for COVID-19 and is on a ventilator in hospital - days after being sentenced to life in prison for murdering a friend in 2000. - and his lawyer, Dick DeGuerin, told NBC News that he was the ...

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