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April 14, 2021

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White Army officer charged after confronting Black man for walking in neighborhood

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi A white non-commissioned Army officer was charged on Wednesday with third-degree assault after he was seen in a viral video shoving a Black man and telling him, “You’re in the wrong neighborhood.” The Associated Press reports that Jonathan......

Afghanistan: Why the US is there, why it’s leaving, what will happen when it’s gone

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The deadline for Biden’s withdrawal is significant — September 11, 2021, is 20 years after the 9/11 terror attacks in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania that led the US to target Afghanistan in the first place. Those two......

Surgeon says pausing J&J vaccine for younger populations makes sense, but could be lifted for older age groups

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Atul Gawande said he “thinks there is something distinct going on here” when it comes to blood clotting and Johnson & Johnson‘s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine. “We have an unusual kind of blood clotting syndrome, very specific to these vaccines,......

Bernie Madoff’s secrets revealed by his prison pen pal

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Jim Campbell For 12 years, business journalist Jim Campbell has interviewed members of Bernie Madoff’s family and exchanged letters with the fraudster himself in prison. His new book, “Madoff Talks,” comes out in two weeks. Here, Campbell reveals some of what he learned about the notorious case. “Jim, I have......

West Virginia legislature passes budget, fails to pass income tax reduction at session’s end

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here As the West Virginia legislative session came to a close, lawmakers successfully passed a budget bill, but failed to reach an agreement on how the state should reduce and eventually eliminate its income tax. The nearly $4.5 billion budget......

CDC panel postpones decision on J&J vaccine while it investigates rare but serious blood-clot issue

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel on Wednesday decided to postpone a decision on Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine while it investigates cases of six women developing a rare but potentially life-threatening blood-clotting disorder that left one dead......

The Madoff letters: Newly revealed correspondence shows the deceased con man’s efforts to shape his legacy

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here From the moment he arrived at the federal prison complex in Butner, North Carolina, on July 14, 2009, until his death Wednesday, Bernard Madoff was more than just inmate No. 61727054. Fellow inmates reportedly sought him out for financial advice.......

Women detail drug use, sex and payments after late-night parties with Gaetz and others

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The partygoers, at times dressed in formal wear from a political event they’d just left, mingled and shared drugs like cocaine and ecstasy. Some had sex. Gaetz, the brash Republican, liked to discuss politics, said one of the women.......

Cheney says she would not support Trump in 2024

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lexi Lonas Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Tax March – Congress returns; infrastructure takes center stage Sunday shows – Infrastructure dominates Liz Cheney says allegations against Gaetz are ‘sickening,’ refuses to say......

Washington Democrats’ widest reaching climate change bill is dead

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A cornerstone of Washington Democrats’ climate agenda is now officially dead in the state legislature, leaving the party’s green energy dreams in doubt. Once considered the most ambitious climate legislation this session, House Bill 1099 would have written carbon......

‘It is time to end America’s longest war’ — Biden announces U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he will withdraw U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan by September 11, ending America’s role in what has become its longest war. The removal of approximately 3,000 American servicemembers coincides with the 20th......

Senate GOP to face-off over earmarks next week amid tensions

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordain Carney A simmering debate among Senate Republicans about whether to embrace the return of earmarks will come to a head next week. GOP senators are set to review the caucus rules next Wednesday. Though the review takes place......

Officer who shot and killed Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt won’t be charged, DOJ says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rioters clash with police trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors, January 6, 2021. Lev Radin | Pacific Press | LightRocket | Getty Images The Department of Justice said Wednesday that it will not pursue criminal charges against......

Indiana House kills efforts to ban vaccine passports

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Republican leaders in the Indiana legislature stopped language banning vaccine passports in Indiana from being included in a health bill Monday, signaling they won’t follow the lead of Florida, Texas and other states in banning vaccine passports – not......

Somalia’s president signs law extending his term, 15 killed in attack

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia’s president has signed a disputed law extending his mandate for two years, the state news agency reported, setting the Horn of Africa nation on a collision course with donors who strongly oppose the move. Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo addresses lawmakers after winning the vote at......

Former police officer Kim Potter arrested on manslaughter charge in fatal shooting of Daunte Wright

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Brooklyn Center, Minnesota Police officer Kim Potter in 2007. Bruce Bisping | Star Tribune via Getty Images Kim Potter, the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, was arrested Wednesday morning on a charge of second-degree manslaughter for his......

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