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January 6 panel prepares to immediately pursue criminal charges as Bannon faces subpoena deadline

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Bannon’s lawyer on Wednesday wrote a letter to the panel saying that his client will not provide testimony or documents until the committee reaches an agreement with former President Donald Trump over executive privilege or a court weighs in......

Covid cases dip below 100,000 a day in U.S. as nation faces colder weather and more closed-in spaces

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Will Farrell, 38, a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) positive patient, speaks with resident physician Ian Nora in his room on the COVID medical unit at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida, September 21, 2021. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters Average daily Covid......

Source: WFT trainer faces prescription drug probe

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ASHBURN, Va., — The Drug Enforcement Agency’s investigation into Washington Football Team trainer Ryan Vermillion centers on the distribution of prescription drugs, a source confirmed to ESPN. As a trainer, and not a physician or nurse practitioner, Vermillion would not be allowed to give out prescription drugs according to federal......

As Europe Faces a Cold Winter, Putin Seizes on the Leverage From Russia’s Gas Output

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MOSCOW — In Europe, the surge in the price of natural gas has halted factories, startled politicians and alarmed consumers fearful of a cold winter. For President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, who turned 69 on Thursday, it......

Tesla faces investor test after big jury award over racism

Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – A contract worker has won a $137 million jury award over workplace racism against Tesla Inc (TSLA.O), raising pressure on the electric vehicle maker whose shareholders will vote on Thursday on a proposal to review how it addresses similar complaints for full-time employees. The......

Facebook Faces Scrutiny, California Oil Spill, France Catholic Clergy Abuse Report : Up First

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NPR Revelations brought to light from a former data scientist at Facebook have led to what may be the most threatening scandal in the company’s history. Also, officials are still trying to contain a major oil spill off the coast of Southern California that dumped more than 120,000 gallons of......

Congress faces 3 major economic deadlines before the year ends: Debt limit, infrastructure and government funding

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A man walks past the U.S. Capitol building as a government shutdown looms in Washington, September 30, 2021. Leah Millis | Reuters The flurry of activity in Congress will not wane soon. Lawmakers have spent their early fall jumping among......

U.S. faces a recession if Congress doesn’t address the debt limit within 2 weeks, Yellen says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday said she believes the economy would fall into a recession if Congress fails to address the borrowing limit before an unprecedented default on the U.S. debt. “I do regard Oct. 18 as a deadline.......

Explainer: Germany’s next government faces three big economic challenges

Reuters
BERLIN, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel has steered Germany through many crises over the past 16 years, but she has also left behind a mixed legacy and failed to tackle some deep structural problems in Europe’s largest economy. Despite a “golden decade” of uninterrupted growth and budget surpluses,......

Back on the Bench, the Supreme Court Faces a Blockbuster Term

New York Times
WASHINGTON — A transformed Supreme Court returns to the bench on Monday to start a momentous term in which it will consider eliminating the constitutional right to abortion, vastly expanding gun rights and further chipping away at the wall separating church and state. The abortion case, a challenge to a......

Petrofac considers refinancing as faces possible $240 mln bribery fine

Reuters
LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – British oil services group Petrofac (PFC.L) said it is looking at refinancing options including debt and fresh equity as it faces a possible $240 million fine from a London court. Petrofac decided to plead guilty to seven charges after a four-year Serious Fraud Office (SFO)......

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh opens up about his sobriety as the nation faces addiction crisis during Covid-19 pandemic

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “I didn’t want to go to detox. … When I got there, I thought to myself: ‘What am I doing here?’ ” the secretary of labor said in an interview with CNN during National Recovery Month, which has taken......

‘I’m trying to stay apolitical.’ Top US general faces wave of GOP attacks over Trump-era actions

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here As Republicans seized on the reports to accuse Milley of violating the chain of command and denigrating the former President, hearings that were meant to examine military and policy missteps in Afghanistan instead devolved at times into a battle......

Pelosi: House faces Glasgow deadline for climate package

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Details: Pelosi said passing the legislation would serve as “a model for the world.” “The recent IPCC [report] made clear we face code red for humanity because of the climate crisis,” she said. In a Dear Colleague letter earlier on......

Marine officer who criticized military leaders over Afghanistan faces pre-trial hearing

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller, the Marine officer who went viral with his criticism of military leaders who were responsible for the pullout from Afghanistan, is scheduled to face a pre-trial hearing on Thursday.   He hasn’t been charged yet,......

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