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Congress Cites KHN Investigation in Probe of National Academies

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Christina Jewett and JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News The House Committee on Oversight and Reform is requesting a ream of documents from the prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, spurred by a recent KHN investigation that revealed deep ties between pharmaceutical companies and two members of a committee......

The Overlooked Impact on National Teams in a Biennial World Cup Universe

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgzOTM1NzU3NTEyMDkxMzM3/usmnt-huddle-world-cup-qualifying.jpg Brian Straus The headlines focus on the potential or peril of a World Cup every two years. That’s the power of the World Cup: it overshadows pretty much everything else. Doubling the frequency of the biggest event in sports! The continental and cultural showdown between revenue and tradition! Those......

Taliban Pedal Boating with Assault Rifles in Afghanistan National Park

The Taliban is apparently taking advantage of abandoned luxuries in Afghanistan, this time pedal boating on the lake of an empty park. Check out these photos of a group of reported Taliban militants hitting up the waters in swan, flamingo and other bird-themed vessels at the Band-e Amir National Park......

The Netherlands unveils its first national Holocaust monument

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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte reacts to the exit polls in the Netherlands’ general election in The Hague, Netherlands, March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw/Pool/File Photo AMSTERDAM, Sept 19 (Reuters) – A monument listing 102,163 Dutch victims of the Holocaust was unveiled by King Willem-Alexander in Amsterdam on Sunday,......

Lions and tigers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo test positive for the virus.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Lions and tigers and Covid? Oh my. Some of the lions and tigers of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute in Washington, D.C., have tested positive for the virus that causes Covid-19. According to a release......

100 National Guard troops are on standby to support Capitol Police during pro-Trump rally Saturday

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin placed 100 National Guard troops on standby to help protect the Capitol ahead of Saturday’s rally supporting people charged in the deadly Jan. 6 pro-Trump insurrection. Hundreds of far-right demonstrators are expected in the......

France recalls its ambassadors to the US and Australia over new national security partnership

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Philippe Étienne, the French ambassador to the US, confirmed the news when reached for comment. In a statement, Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French minister for Europe and foreign affairs, said Friday that the move was made at the request......

Memorial Along National Mall Offers Stark Reminder of Virus’s Toll

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Peering at a sea of white flags blanketing the National Mall, Dr. Laura A. Valleni recalled the scores of pregnant women who had contracted the coronavirus at her hospital in South Carolina. Babies have been born prematurely, mothers have died and a surge of children has overwhelmed the......

Cinematheque To Screen ‘The Wind’ as Part of Inaugural National Silent Movie Day

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click to enlarge Warner Bros. Lillian Gish in The Wind. The inaugural National Silent Movie Day will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 29, and the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque will be among the 30 cinemas and performance venues participating. The Cinematheque will screen the 1928 silent feature The Wind......

Here’s how to watch CBS News journalists at the National Book Festival

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Library of Congress’ National Book Festival is back and will run online from September 17 to 26.  CBS News journalists will lead conversations with a wide array of authors. Moderators include:  Chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes; chief......

Canadian National to resume buyback after abandoning Kansas City deal

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A Canadian National Railway (CN Rail) train moves through wooden pallets placed there by occupants of a Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory encampment set up in support of the Wet’suwet’en Nation who are trying to stop construction of British Columbia’s Coastal GasLink pipeline, in Tyendinaga, Ontario, Canada February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Alex Filipe......

U.S. Women’s National Team to Play Paraguay at FirstEnergy Stadium Thursday Night

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click to enlarge The U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) will take on Paraguay in a friendly match at FirstEnergy Stadium Thursday evening. The contest will be the USWNT’s first since taking home the Bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2. Coverage begins at......

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by National Industries for the Blind – What do Manchin and Sinema want?

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver                  Presented by National Industries for the Blind     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Thursday! We get you up to speed on the......

Newsom to national Democrats: “Don’t be timid” on COVID-19 response

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Newsom to national Democrats: “Don’t be timid” on COVID-19 response – CBS News Watch CBSN Live California Governor Gavin Newsom said that Democrats need to “lean in” on COVID-19 prevention, despite hardline opposition that fueled the recall effort against......

Governor Gavin Newsom to national Democrats: “Don’t be timid” on COVID-19 response

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here California Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, warned Wednesday that his party needs to “lean in” on COVID-19 prevention, despite hardline opposition. Speaking with CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett less than 24 hours after he overwhelmingly survived a......

Capitol Police requests National Guard on standby for pro-Trump rally supporting Jan. 6 rioters

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A U.S. Capitol Police officer patrols the east front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, September 15, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters The U.S. Capitol Police said Wednesday it asked the Pentagon to free up the National Guard in case......

U.S. Soccer Federation announces men’s and women’s national teams will be offered the same contract

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here On Tuesday, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced that it will offer the respective players’ unions for the men’s and women’s national teams the same contract proposal. The news comes after generations of U.S. Women’s National Team players have spoken out......

Intelligence Matters: A CBS News original national security podcast

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Download, rate and subscribe here:  iTunes, Spotify and Stitcher. “Intelligence Matters” is a weekly podcast about national security and policy hosted by former CIA acting director and CBS News national security contributor Michael Morell. Each week, users can listen to conversations......

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