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The Fed will change trading rules for officials to keep public’s trust after controversy, Powell says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday said the central bank’s current trading rules are insufficient and promised it would “make changes” after filings showed that officials traded stocks and bonds that could be influenced by its policy actions. Powell......

U.S. adds top Guatemalan, Salvadoran officials to corruption list

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U.S Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, U.S., September 16, 2021. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS MEXICO CITY, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The United States said on Monday it had put Guatemala’s attorney general and five Salvadoran Supreme Court judges on......

Stabilized Notre-Dame Cathedral Is on Track for 2024 Reopening, Officials Say

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Two and a half years after a fire ravaged the centuries-old Cathedral of Notre-Dame in the heart of Paris, the building has been secured enough to start the rebuilding process, which is expected to be completed in 2024,......

FBI ramps up investigations of threats against election officials

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The activity stems from the creation earlier this summer of a Department of Justice task force to address the rising threats of violence against those officials. And it raises hopes among some election administrators that individuals might finally be......

U.S. officials warn of potential violence at the Sept. 18 rally, but see no ‘specific or credible plot.’

New York Times
Federal law enforcement officials have concluded that supporters of President Donald J. Trump flocking to Washington this weekend to rally for defendants charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot “may seek to engage in violence,” as authorities ramp up security around the Capitol to prepare for potential unrest. “We......

Fed Chief Powell, other officials owned securities central bank bought during Covid pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amid an outcry about Federal Reserve officials owning and trading individual securities, an in-depth look by CNBC at officials’ financial disclosures found three who last year held assets of the same type the Fed itself was buying, including Chairman Jerome......

Gasoline in sewers from Ford Flat Rock leak cleared, officials say

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Gasoline from a recent leak at a Ford Motor Co. assembly plant in Flat Rock no longer shows up in local sewers, officials said late Wednesday. Sanitary sewers in residential areas affected by the incident have undergone “extensive jetting and......

Organizer of Saturday rally in DC downplays concerns of violence as officials ramp up security

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The comments from Matt Braynard come as law enforcement officials in DC are bracing for potential clashes and unrest during the rally, according to an internal US Capitol Police memo reviewed by CNN. The event, called the “Justice for......

UK and Trinidad health officials refute Nicki Minaj’s ‘false claim’ Covid shots cause swollen testicles

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Health officials from the U.K. to Trinidad refuted rapper Nicki Minaj’s “false claim” that her cousin’s friend’s testicles swelled after he received a Covid-19 vaccine in her home country of Trinidad. Dr. Terrence Deyalsingh, health minister of the Republic of......

COVID hospitalizations and deaths remain high

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here COVID hospitalizations and deaths remain high – CBS News Watch CBSN Live More than 280,000 COVID hospitalizations could have been prevented by vaccinations in recent months, according to a new study, which also found that hospitalizations among the unvaccinated......

Al Qaeda could rebuild in Afghanistan in a year or two, U.S. officials say.

New York Times
Al Qaeda could rebuild inside Afghanistan within one to two years, top intelligence officials said Tuesday, noting that some members of the terror group have already returned to the country. Earlier in the year, top Pentagon officials said Al Qaeda could reconstitute within two years, then told lawmakers after the......

Hundreds of law enforcement officials were prepped early for potential Jan. 6 violence

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “Reporting indicates a significant number of individual [sic] plan to or are advocating for others to travel to Washington, DC to engage in civil unrest and violence,” reads the summary of the call, which included officials from so-called fusion centers......

Brazil-Argentina halted by officials, suspended

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A World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was suspended after Brazilian health officials objected to the participation of three Argentine players they say broke quarantine rules. Just minutes after kickoff on Sunday at Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, officials entered the pitch to stop the game, prompting players from......

CBS Weekend News, September 5th, 2021

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS Weekend News, September 5th, 2021 – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Volunteers band together in the wake of devastating Ida flooding; CBS News senior national security correspondent David Martin reflects on the 20 years since 9/11 Be the......

Officials urge caution over holiday weekend as COVID cases spike

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Officials urge caution over holiday weekend as COVID cases spike – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The Delta variant is driving hospitalizations to a level not seen since January. The alarming numbers come amid a holiday weekend and as......

Brazil v Argentina suspended after health officials intervene over quarantine breach

Reuters
SAO PAULO, Sept 5 (Reuters) – A World Cup qualifier between Argentina and Brazil was suspended amid farcical scenes on Sunday after Brazilian health authorities accused a number of Premier League players of violating the country’s COVID-19 quarantine rules. Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez and Tottenham duo Cristian Romero and......

Brazil-Argentina Match Stopped After Health Officials Storm Field

New York Times
Tariq Panja A World Cup qualification game between Brazil and Argentina, South America’s most successful soccer teams, was halted after only a few minutes on Sunday after Brazilian health authorities walked onto the field during play as part of an effort to deport four Argentine players accused of violating coronavirus......

Canadian health officials warn of an ‘urgent need’ to vaccinate young adults.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here As another wave of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations rises in parts of Canada, its public health agency is urging young people, a lagging demographic in the country’s vaccination campaign, to roll up their sleeves. In a new analysis......

EU officials eye new geopolitical role alongside China and the U.S.

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Paolo Gentiloni, the EU’s commissioner for economics and taxation, has spoken to CNBC about a need for the bloc to develop on the geopolitical stage as the U.S. and other Western allies take a step back. “We are an economic superpower......

British officials seek a way around a vaccine watchdog’s denial of Covid shots for all 12- to 15-year-olds.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Britain’s vaccine watchdog declined on Friday to endorse Covid shots to all children between 12 and 15 years old, advising the government that the health benefits were only “marginally greater than the potential known harms,” and the margin......

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