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Haiti Announces New Government, Purdue Pharma Settlement, Jeff Bezos’ Space Flight : Up First

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NPR Almost two weeks after the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, the struggle for power in the Caribbean nation appears to be over. Also, the U.S. Justice Department is condemning a proposed bankruptcy settlement for Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin. And, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is set to......

Ben Shapiro rips NPR following story critical of Daily Wire’s business model

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Dominick Mastrangelo In the NPR piece, published Monday and titled “Outrage as a Business Model: How Ben Shapiro Is Using Facebook To Build An Empire,” NPR found the Daily Wire’s Facebook page has one of the largest and most......

New Surge In U.S. COVID Cases, Mass Flooding Across Europe, Judge Rules DACA Illegal : Up First

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NPR After declining steeply for six months, coronavirus cases are once again on the rise, thanks to the delta variant. Also, devastating floods spread farther south in Europe into the Alps over the weekend, inundating towns and villages in Austria and southern Germany as the death toll rose to at......

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Haiti Investigation, South Africa Unrest : Up First

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NPR In an interview with NPR, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says the child tax credit under the American Rescue Plan should be made permanent. Also, Haiti is preparing for a state funeral following the assassination of its president little more than a week ago as the investigation continues. And, South......

Democrats’ Budget Deal, Report Finds FBI Failures In Nassar Case, EU Climate Plan : Up First

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NPR The sweeping $3.5 trillion resolution has a long way to go before passage, but the White House lauded it as a “breakthrough” on one of President Biden’s major legislative priorities. Also, an internal report sharply criticized the F.B.I.’s handling of the sexual abuse case involving Larry Nassar, the former......

Vice President Harris On Voting Rights, Democratic Budget Deal, Haiti Investigation : Up First

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NPR In an interview with NPR, Vice President Kamala Harris suggested that she has talked to senators about exceptions to the legislative filibuster in order to advance legislation on voting rights. Also, Senate Democrats say they have reached a budget agreement among themselves that envisions spending an enormous $3.5 trillion......

Texas Democrats Leave State, Biden On Voting Rights, FDA Adds Warning To J&J Vaccine : Up First

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NPR Texas House Democrats left the state on Monday in a second high-profile effort to block controversial GOP legislation that critics have slammed as voter suppression. Also, President Biden is expected to address the need for voting rights legislation in Congress in a major speech. And, the Food & Drug......

Taliban Advances In Afghanistan, U.S. Sending Team To Haiti, Protests In Cuba, : Up First

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NPR The Taliban are rapidly expanding their territorial control in Afghanistan as U.S. troops are packing up and leaving the country. Also, officials from multiple United States agencies are joining the investigation into last week’s assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. And, thousands of Cubans marched over the weekend to......

U.S. Investigators To Haiti, Surfside Update, Biden Moves To Boost Competition : Up First

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NPR The U.S. is lending federal investigators to help Haiti investigate the assassination of the president there. More remains are identified at the Surfside, Fla., collapse site. Pres. Biden signs an executive order intended to boost competition in the economy. NPR – Click for more...

Haiti Assassination, Delta Variant Hotspots, Biden Responds To Afghanistan Withdrawal : Up First

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NPR Two Haitian Americans were among 17 suspects arrested in the killing of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse, authorities said. Also, hotspots in the U.S. of the highly-contagious delta variant of the coronavirus is being driven by low vaccination rates. And, President Biden is defending his decision to pull U.S. troops......

Search For Survivors In Surfside Ends, Haiti’s President Killed, U.S. Wildfire Risks : Up First

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NPR Fourteen days after the catastrophic collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, Fla., officials have called off the search for survivors. Also, Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated early Wednesday and now police say four of the suspected gunmen have been killed. And, the U.S. is......

Surfside Latest, Delta Variant Dominates U.S. Cases, Adams Wins NYC Mayoral Primary : Up First

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NPR Crews searching the building collapse site in Surfside, Fla., have discovered four more victims since Tuesday morning, bringing the death toll to 36. Also, the highly contagious delta variant now accounts for more than 51% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., according to new estimates released by the Centers......

More Bodies Found In Condo Rubble, Biden And Police, England To Lift COVID Rules : Up First

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NPR As search operations continue, four more bodies have been recovered from the ruins of the collapsed condo tower in Surfside, Fl., bringing the total death toll to 28. Also, President Biden is walking a thin line as he tries to tackle a surge in homicides in the country while......

Florida Condo Demolished, Taliban Advances In Afghanistan, Billionaire Summer Camp : Up First

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NPR Crews used explosives late Sunday night to demolish the remaining structure at Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Fla. Also, with little fanfare, the last major U.S. military base in Afghanistan has been handed over to the Afghans and the Taliban is gaining ground there faster than anybody expected. And,......

Jobs Jump, Florida Condo Collapse Challenges, European Tourism’s COVID Impact : Up First

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NPR June’s employment numbers were rosy, but we’ll need eight more months of similar numbers before the U.S. recovers from all the pandemic-related job losses. We also have the latest on condo collapse in Surfside, Florida, where 22 bodies have now been found and more than 120 people are still......

U.S. Forces Leave Afghan Airfield, Trump Org. Tax Crime Charges, Court Upholds AZ Law : Up First

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NPR American forces have vacated the Bagram airfield in Afghanistan. The Trump Organization and its CFO are accused of scheming federal, state, and local governments for the last 15 years. The Supreme Court upheld voting restrictions in Arizona, in a case that’s being called another blow to the Voting Rights......

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