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Responding to SOS, Afghan commandos caught in fierce Taliban attack

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, July 13 (Reuters) – Minutes after returning from a mission on Tuesday before dawn, a convoy of exhausted Afghan commandos were speeding back out of their base to try to extract a wounded policeman trapped by Taliban insurgents on the outskirts of Kandahar. The previous outing had been......

Kamala Harris’ Stepdaughter Ella Emhoff Makes Fierce Debut at Paris Fashion Week – E! Online

Ella Emhoff might be the second daughter of the United States, but she definitely is first in our hearts at Paris Fashion Week. The 22-year-old, who just graduated from Parsons School of… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News......

Ariana Grande Makes Fierce First Public Appearance Since Marrying Dalton Gomez – E! Online

From the alter to the iHeartRadio Music Awards! Just one day after Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez shared a glimpse inside their fabulous wedding, the pop star graced the stage with The… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News......

Biden’s pick to head A.T.F. faces fierce opposition at his confirmation hearing.

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David Chipman, President Biden’s pick to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, faced withering criticism during his confirmation hearing Wednesday from Republican senators over his history of scathing comments about gun ownership. Mr. Chipman, a two-decade veteran of the A.T.F. who has served as an adviser to......

Italy Wins Eurovision Song Contest 2021 as Glam Competition Makes a Fierce Comeback – E! Online

And the winner of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest is….Italy! On Saturday, May 22, the country’s rock band Måneskin won the annual European competition, which once launched the… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

China’s deal to build a fishing harbor in Sierra Leone’s rainforest meets fierce resistance

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here BEIJING – Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio (2nd-L) meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (2nd-R) at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on September 2, 2018 in Beijing, China. Lintao Zhang/Pool/Getty Images Sierra Leone has agreed to sell 250 acres of pristine......

W.N.B.A. Braces for ‘Fierce Competition’ in New Season

New York Times
Gillian R. Brassil Buzzy rookies, reshuffled stars and new interest in women’s basketball after a thrilling N.C.A.A. tournament have positioned the W.N.B.A. to open its 25th season this week with a captive audience as it continues to lead in social justice efforts among professional sports leagues. Put it all together,......

Weekly mortgage demand stalls as rates rise and fierce competition hurts home sales

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People wait to visit a house for sale in Floral Park, Nassau County, New York. Wang Ying | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images It was a mixed bag for mortgage demand last week, as higher rates did nothing for refinances and homebuyers faced more steep competition for a pitiful......

Fierce Foes, Iran and Saudi Arabia Secretly Explore Defusing Tensions

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BEIRUT, Lebanon — In a prime-time television interview four years ago, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia dismissed the idea that his kingdom could somehow find an accommodation with its archrival, Iran. “How do we communicate?”......

Soaring lumber prices add $36,000 to the cost of a new home, and a fierce land grab is only making it worse

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Stacks of lumber are offered for sale at a home center on April 05, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images As the housing market gets leaner, potential buyers are turning in record numbers to new construction, but several factors are making those homes pricier than ever before.......

Biden’s planned pick for ATF director a fierce advocate for gun control

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here If confirmed, Chipman will lead the agency that enforces gun laws at a critical point in Biden’s early tenure, as the President looks to take fresh action on the issue in the wake of two deadly shootings last month.......

McDonald’s Joins the Fierce Fight for Chicken Sandwich Supremacy

New York Times
After the fillet, the focus turned to the bun. Fifteen to 20 varieties of buns and rolls were considered. More sandwiches were made and taste-tested. “It was tons of buns,” Mr. Link said. Ultimately, McDonald’s decided, for the first time, to use a potato roll for one of its sandwiches.......

‘Tompa Bay’ is Titletown: Tom Brady, fierce defense lead Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Super Bowl victory

TAMPA, Fla. — Eleven months ago, it was inconceivable that quarterback Tom Brady would choose, of all teams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to continue his football journey. Equally implausible was that this partnership — forged in an offseason ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, with little time to connect with new......

Wojo: Juwan Howard’s fierce, undefeated Michigan team is capable of special things

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Howard and the 11-0 Wolverines, who are playing with an NBA mentality, have something percolating.         Source link – Click for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here......

Stimulus negotiations: 3 routes to Covid relief all face fierce headwinds

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Reality check: it’s not. There are basically three separate attempts happening right now on Covid relief and all of them — at least at this point– are a long shot. These talks between Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins,......

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