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Boeing lifts price tag for Air Force One contract – USAF official

Reuters
Air Force One is seen on the tarmac after U.S. President Joe Biden returned from Pittsburgh to Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. March 31, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Boeing Co (BA.N) has told the U.S. Air Force that the price of the next-generation presidential aircraft could rise, and sought more time......

Biden administration launches anti-human trafficking task force

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Morgan Chalfant The Biden administration on Monday announced the formation of a new task force to combat human trafficking and smuggling groups operating in the Northern Triangle countries and Mexico in tandem with Vice President Harris’s trip to the......

Kawhi delivers in clutch as Clips force Game 7

ESPN
Kawhi Leonard treated Friday night like a Game 7 and it showed, from wanting to guard Luka Doncic to matching his playoff career-high with 45 points. With the LA Clippers‘ season and title hopes on the line, Leonard delivered arguably his finest all-around performance as a Clipper to help L.A.......

Clippers Force Game 7 Behind Kawhi Leonard’s Late Heroics

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgxNTEwODA5MDQ0NjU4MTAy/kawhi-leonard.jpg Nick Selbe The first round series between the Clippers and Mavericks that’s seen plenty of twists took another turn in Friday night’s Game 6. Behind a star performance from Kawhi Leonard, the Clippers will live to fight another day. Los Angeles took down Dallas, 104-97, to force a Game......

Conservative rebels to force vote on reversing aid cuts

BBC
Other Conservative rebels include Sir Peter Bottomley, the Father of the House of Commons, Sir Desmond Swayne, the former development minister, Anthony Mangnell, a former Foreign Office adviser to William Hague, Sir Edward Leigh, the former chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Sir Roger Gale, a former vice chairman of......

Analysis: Hacks force Biden into more aggressive stance on Russia

Reuters
Russian and U.S. state flags fly near a factory in Vsevolozhsk, Leningrad Region, Russia March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov/File Photo A ransomware attack on JBS, the world’s largest meatpacker, by a criminal group likely based in Russia has strengthened the Biden administration’s resolve to hold Moscow responsible for costly cyber......

GOP China Task Force leader says COVID-19 ‘more likely than not’ originated in Wuhan lab

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jerry Dunleavy The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee believes it is “more likely than not” that COVID-19 emanated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, most likely by accident, rather than emerging from an initial natural animal-to-human......

To Stem Suicide and Sexual Assault, the Air Force Dons Headsets

New York Times
MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE, N.J. — The three airmen sat quietly adjusting their headsets, murmuring to their colleague, who was in distinct trouble. “Everyone goes through rough patches sometimes,” each said, a few moments apart, to the same despondent and mildly intoxicated man, whose wife recently left him and who......

Schumer warns he could force new vote on Jan. 6 commission bill

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordain Carney Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned on Friday that he could force a second vote on a House-passed bill setting up a commission to probe the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.Schumer, in a letter to Se…......

Hilinski Family Persists as Force for Mental Health Advocacy

Sports Illustrated
At the end of Mental Health Month, near a difficult anniversary, Mark Hilinski is talking about progress. He can sense the momentum building, for his foundation, Hilinski’s Hope; for the wellbeing of college athletes; for stigmas ended, conversations started and attention gained. He’s ready to announce a second Mental Health......

Cleveland Police Officer Previously Investigated for Use of Deadly Force, Using N-Word, Now Suspended for Simply Failing to Do Job

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click to enlarge Eric Sandy Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams, center, at a press conference Cleveland police detective John Kraynik has been suspended by the city for failing to complete work on cases assigned to him. “Director of Public Safety Karrie D. Howard announces that a Cleveland Police Detective has......

Schumer to force vote on Jan. 6 commission this week

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The bill establishing the commission, which passed the House last week, is facing fierce opposition from Senate Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who reiterated concerns about the commission in a private GOP lunch on Tuesday. “It’s a purely political......

Robinhood’s disruptive force: The good, the bad and the controversy

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This illustration photo shows a person checking the three month GameStop stock graph on a smartphone on February 17, 2021 in Los Angeles as the Reddit, Citadel, Robinhood and Melvin Capital logos are seen on the background ahead of the......

Pilot dies in aircraft crash after take off from Las Vegas’s Nellis Air Force Base

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mychael Schnell A contractor-operated aircraft crashed after taking off from Las Vegas’s Nellis Air Force Base on Monday, killing the pilot. The aircraft, which was not immediately identified, took off at approximately 2:30 p.m. outside the southern edge of the......

Honoré: Jan. 6 ‘could have been totally different’ if there were a quick reaction force

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mychael Schnell Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who led a review of the security failures leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, said Sunday that if Capitol Police had a National Guard quick reaction force in......

Nigerian army chief dies in air force plane crash

Reuters
Nigeria’s army chief, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, died in a plane crash on Friday on an official visit to the northern state of Kaduna, which has had security challenges in recent months, the presidency said. The air force said in a statement that its plane crashed near Kaduna airport and......

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