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US is expected to sanction Russia and expel Russian officials in response to hacks and election interference

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The sanctions will target intelligence and government officials and entities involved in the SolarWinds cyber intrusion, the officials said. One reason the rollout of these actions has taken longer than anticipated is because the White House was not satisfied......

Capitol Police Told to Hold Back on Riot Response on Jan. 6, Report Finds

New York Times
That failure conspired with other lapses inside the Capitol Police force to create a dangerous situation on Jan. 6, according to his account. The agency’s Civil Disturbance Unit, which specializes in handling large groups of protesters, was not allowed to use some of its most powerful tools and techniques against......

NI riots: Church leaders plead for unified political response

BBC
The letter is signed by the Reverend John McDowell and Archbishop Eamon Martin, the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland and the Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland respectively, as well as the Reverend Dr David Bruce, moderator of the Presbyterian Church......

VP Harris’ response to migrant crisis borders on the absurd: Devine

NYPost
Miranda Devine It’s humiliating for the president that almost three weeks since he appointed Kamala Harris as his border point-woman she still hasn’t visited the disaster zone, come up with a plan or held a press conference on the migrant crisis. Instead, she’s visited a water- treatment plant in California......

Gayle Smith, who helped lead the U.S. response to Ebola, will run Biden’s vaccine diplomacy.

New York Times
An ardent advocate of protecting some of the world’s poorest countries from Covid-19 has been selected to lead the Biden administration’s vaccine diplomacy in an effort to corral wealthier nations into distributing immunizations more evenly around the globe. Gayle Smith, a former U.S. Agency for International Development administrator and chief......

Trump argues that his fund-raising was ‘done legally,’ in response to a Times investigation.

New York Times
Former President Donald J. Trump on Monday responded to a New York Times investigation revealing that his re-election operation had refunded more than 10 percent of what it had raised online — $122 million of $1.2 billion — and that a flood of refunds had come after his campaign set......

M.L.B. Pulls All-Star Game From Georgia in Response to Voting Law

New York Times
Reid J. Epstein and Nick Corasaniti Major League Baseball sent a warning shot on Friday to Republicans considering new restrictions on voting laws, pulling its summer All-Star game out of suburban Atlanta in a rebuke to Georgia’s new election restrictions that will make it harder to vote in the state’s......

Republicans call for removing MLB antitrust exemption in response to Georgia boycott

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A congressman said he is planning to introduce legislation to remove an antitrust exemption for Major League Baseball in light of its decision to move its All-Star Game and 2021 draft out of Georgia in protest of the state’s......

M.L.B. Pulls All-Star Game From Georgia in Response to Voting Law

New York Times
Reid J. Epstein and Nick Corasaniti Major League Baseball pulled its summer All-Star Game out of suburban Atlanta on Friday, the first major rebuke to the new Republican-backed elections law in Georgia that particularly curtails voting access in the state’s urban areas. The decision by the baseball commissioner, Rob Manfred,......

Baseball Pulls All-Star Game from Georgia in Response to Voting Law

New York Times
Kevin Draper In a firm rebuke of Georgia’s new elections law, Major League Baseball said Friday that it had abandoned its plan to play this summer’s All-Star Game in Atlanta. The decision by the baseball commissioner, Rob Manfred, came after days of pressure from civil rights groups and the Major......

Dr. Birx spoke out against Trump COVID response a year too late

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY The coordinator of the Trump administration’s coronavirus response made a shocking revelation during a recent CNN interview — many of the 550,000 Americans lives lost to the pandemic could have been saved with better leadership. In other words, managing......

Mom’s Allison Janney Gives Heartbreaking Response to Fan Asking How Many Episodes Are Left – E! Online

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Allison Janney feels the same way the rest of us do about Mom ending for good. The 61-year-old Oscar-winning actress took to Instagram on Wednesday, March 31 to share a behind-the-scenes… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page......

Westbrook Has Thoughtful Response to Stephen A. Smith

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc5OTkwMDUxMDUxMDIxNDM0/wizards-russell-westbrook.jpg Dan Gartland “I was a champion once I made it to the NBA.” After a slow start to the season, Russell Westbrook has been on a tear lately. Over his last 20 games, he’s averaging 24.6 points, 11.7 assists and 11.1 rebounds. Over his last three games, he’s averaging......

NIH study shows promising immune cell response against some Covid variants that could be good news for vaccines

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Mirimus lab scientists preparing to test COVID-19 samples from recovered patients on April 8, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. Misha Friedman | Getty Images A type of T-cell responsible for destroying cells infected with virus was able to recognize three......

Egypt’s Sisi says response will be felt if water supply affected by dam

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam is seen as it undergoes construction work on the river Nile in Guba Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Tuesday that there would be severe regional consequences if Egypt’s water......

Graham blasts Biden for response to Georgia election law: He ‘played the race card’

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Graham went on to disparage Democrats and a package of election and government reforms, known as H.R. 1, that passed the House earlier this month and which seeks to counter Republican efforts to stymie voting, calling the sweeping legislation “the......

Warnock says ‘reasonable gun reform’ a necessary response to Atlanta shootings

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here John Bowden Sen. Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockDemonstrators gather at Georgia Capitol to demand justice in Atlanta shootings Harris seeks her own unique path at White House Sunday shows preview: Biden administration grapples with border surge; US mourns Atlanta shooting victims......

Swiss lawmakers, business leaders demand improved COVID-19 response

Reuters
ZURICH (Reuters) – A group of Swiss business leaders and lawmakers have demanded the government speed up vaccinations and develop a plan for its nationwide testing drive to tackle the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country. FILE PHOTO: The Swiss Parliament Building (Bundeshaus) is pictured during a Federal......

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